My husband loves pancakes. In fact, when we were dating pancake mix was about the only thing he had in his apartment (which he ate for dinner almost every night, yuck!). So, homemade pancake mix was next on the list of things to make from scratch.
I used this recipe, which is great. It uses whole wheat flour to add some nutrition and sugar which I believe helps mellow out the whole wheat taste.
I bought a container that seals tightly to use for the mix. I also printed out the measurements for mix, milk and eggs and taped it to the top of the container so that I won’t have to get the recipe out every time we want to make pancakes.
When I decided to make this homemade pancake mix I put it off for a day thinking that I didn’t have the time. It was really easy and took only a few minutes. It probably cost less than a dollar to make as well.
I want to try some other homemade recipes that I can store and take out for a quick meal. Here are some possibilities.
- homemade spice packets for rice. I have yet to make really tasty rice at home. It is usually kind of bland.
- vegetarian chili. Though this is perishable I could still make it and freeze some. I will need to start doing this anyway so that Matt and I have something to eat (and don’t have to cook it) when the baby comes.
- granola bars. I have made these in the past but I didn’t like the recipe I was using.
- fruit leather. I think I can get away with a low oven since I don’t have a dehydrator. This one will have to be soon since berry season has ended.