Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Homemade Convenience Mixes

This weekend I made some Blueberry Pancakes and since I had all my ingredients out I thought I'd mix up my dry ingredients to have handy for next time. I didn't stop at pancakes I also mixed up some waffle mix and biscuit mix. I'm so excited about having these handy. I doubled each of the pancake and waffle mix because if I am going to dirty my griddle/wafflemaker I want to make a bunch and then freeze them. They make easy breakfasts and snacks during the week. After you add all your dry ingredients to wherever you are storing them, make sure you note what else you need to add to them. Hooray for less dishes! Check out Rock's in My Dryer for more great tips this Wednesday.

Pancake Mix
Double Batch=approx. 16 4 inch pancakes, very thick pancakes
1c. whole wheat flour
1c. white flour
2 T. sugar (brown or white)
6 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
few shakes of cinnamon

Mix and Store. Then add the following wet ingredients when ready to cook.

2 beaten fluffy eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
4 T. vegetable oil

Waffle Mix
double batch-approx. 12 waffles

2 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. white flour
2 T. sugar (brown or white)
8 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt

Mix and store. When ready to prepare add following wet ingredients and mix until smooth:
4 Large eggs, beaten until fluffy
3 1/2 c. milk
1 c. vegetable oil or melted butter

Biscuit Mix
Makes approximately 12 biscuits
2 c. all purpose flour
1 T. sugar
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt

Mix and store. When ready to prepare cut in 1/2 c. butter or shortening until it looks like fine crumbs. Sir in 3/4 c. milk (1 c. for drop biscuits) until dough leaves sides of bowl. If cutting biscuits turn dough onto floured surface and knead 10 times. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out biscuits. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees F.


Sherry said...

I do that when I brown my ground beef/turkey. Brown it all at once, divide and freeze...makes meals so much easier. I always use less meat than what a recipe calls for, makes the meat last longer.

Just rediscovered Bisquick. LOVE it. good call on the pancakes, etc.

can I tell you that you are in my head EVERY.SINGLE.TIME i go to the store? EVERY.TIME?

The Fat Dietitian said...

This is such a great idea! I don't bake much and I must confess I buy bisquick, but this makes me want to make stuff from scratch... :)

Atm said...

I use homemade pancake batter all the time. Thanks for this tip, this will make it easier for me as a new mom!