I’ve tried a LOT of pancake recipes, and all I’ve really been looking for is a simple one that it’s quick to whip up, has no oil, eggs, sugar, or white flour and tastes amazing. Should be easy, right?
I finally found a recipe we love, and I wrote it on a post-it note for the inside of our kitchen cupboard so that the recipe was easy for my husband or I to make. I forgot where I found it, but it’s been our go-to recipe for at least a year. They turn out delicious every time.
I made that recipe into a pancake mix form so it’s easy to gift for the holidays! Just pour the mix into a jar or bag, add a ribbon and a tag, and you’re giving away an easy, delicious breakfast. I love consumable Christmas gifts, don’t you? You enjoy it, and then you don’t have to store it or take care of it.
Make a few pancakes-in-jar gifts for friends, or multiply the recipe to make a big batch of pancake mix for yourself. It doesn’t get easier than combining 1 cup of pancake mix with 1 cup of milk! Make sure you let the batter rest for 5 minutes, as that allows the batter to get really light and fluffy!
I am planning to mail some of these mixes, so I plan on making some of these cute bags instead of sending a heavy jar. Add a cute little wooden spoon if you’d like, I ordered these ones here from Amazon (affiliate link).
Click the photo for the tutorial on how to make the bags.
Although I haven’t tried making these gluten-free, I would try using half ground oat flour and half all-purpose gluten free flour blend. Let me know if you try it!
I also have a FREE download for you to print the instruction tags, so you don’t have to make your own!
To download the tags, click here: The Fluffiest Whole Wheat Pancakes Tag
This mix makes a very appreciated gift, or a time-saving breakfast hack for you!
- 3 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (such as Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour)
- 3 TBSP baking powder
- 1 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 4 TBSP coconut sugar (optional if you want slightly sweet pancakes)
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 TBSP baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBSP coconut sugar (optional if you want slightly sweet pancakes)
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a quart-size jar or bag.
For each cup of pancake mix, add 1 cup milk (any kind). Stir gently, then let rest for 5 minutes while your skillet heats up on medium-high. Pour 1/4 cup at a time on hot skillet and flip when bubbles appear. Enjoy your fluffy, wholesome pancakes with applesauce, honey, pure maple syrup, berries, nut butter, and/or bananas.
For banana pancakes, you can add 1 small mashed banana to the batter for each cup of mix. For sweeter pancakes, add 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup to the batter if you didn't include coconut sugar in the mix.
1 cup pancake mix makes about 7 pancakes.
I’ve since found that I got the recipe here from Running on Real Food. This is that recipe in pancake mix form!