The pancake mix also makes a nice gift. Last Christmas, I made up a batch of the pancake mix, put it in nice bags with instructions, and gave them to some friends and family with a jar of apple cider syrup and some candied walnuts. They were a big hit!
This recipe comes from Keith Snow's Harvest Eating Cookbook, which has lots of great do-it yourself recipes, including creme fraiche, pasta, sausage, and much more. I also recommend checking out his website, which has tons of recipes, blog posts, and other information about eating seasonally.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rye flour
- 1 cup corn meal
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine all the ingredients in a container and shake it thoroughly.
- To make the pancakes, combine 1 cup pancake mix with 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 egg. (Label your box of mix with these instructions so that you don't have to look it up every time you want to make pancakes.) Pour about 1/4 cup dollops into a hot, buttered pan or griddle and cook them on both sides until they are golden brown.
- Double or even quadruple the pancake mix and store it in the freezer for whenever you want to make pancakes.
- Play with the combinations of flours. I like to use oat flour in place of the rye, but there are lots of different flours available. Try them out!
- When you make the pancakes, add some some fruit or nuts to the batter.