Thursday, December 06, 2012

A post a day--Dec. 6: Fantabulous Flapjack Mix recipe

Oops, I'm just barely squeaking in under the wire to get this posted on the 6th! :)  The day kind of got away from me.  I thought I'd share a great pancake mix recipe that also makes a great gift.  My mom had made this mix for Christmas gifts quite a few years back, and then I forgot about it and didn't make it myself for a long time.  But I recently resurrected it from my overstuffed recipe box, and we've been enjoying it.  I often make pancakes for Thursday night supper, since they are quick and easy and we have church that night.  Having this mix already made makes it even easier. :)  Hope someone else will enjoy this as much as we do!

Fantabulous Flapjack Mix

4 cups quick oats
2 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup dry milk (I'm guessing you could skip this and use milk in place of the water later, if you prefer not to use dry milk)
3 T. baking powder
2 T. cinnamon
2 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cream of tartar

Combine in a large bowl.  Store in an airtight container, or ziploc bag.

For 1 batch, add: 

2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup oil (tonight I used coconut oil and it worked great!)
2 cups flapjack mix
1 cup water

Then make pancakes as usual!  I usually make mine on my electric griddle at 350 degrees.  I usually make 1 1/2 times the recipe and I get about 10-12 pancakes out of it.  Pretty soon I'm going to have to start doubling the recipe for our family of five!

Sorry I have no picture to go with the recipe . . . I know recipes are always more fun with pictures, but I forgot to take any tonight when we were eating.  Maybe I'll be able to add one sometime in the future. :)  I also have no idea where this recipe originally came from (maybe a Gooseberry Patch book?) so I can't give credit where it's due . . . probably my mom will chime in and let me know if she remembers. :)

1 comment:

Mrs.T said...

The recipe came from Gooseberry Patch's Merry Mixes, which is one of their small Country Friends Collection cookbooks. I think it is in one of their larger numbered Christmas books too, but I don't remember which one. They suggest making a fabric bag out of a checked dish towel and using that as the gift bag for your plastic zip-top bag of mix, then tucking a spatula in the bow. I think I did that the first year I made this, and also tied on a tiny jug of maple syrup. It makes a very neat gift and especially delicious pancakes!!