Master Mix: Multi-Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix


Multigrain Pancake Mix



 I have always been on the search for a multigrain pancake/waffle mix that was just right. I finally stopped looking after I came this recipe. It is perfect not only for your family but makes a great gift during the holidays too!

Don't let the buttermilk powder scare you away! It can be found in any grocery store and is also the base for any great ranch dressing mix too, so trust me, it's worth the purchase here!

You'll notice I listed the sugar as optional. It is completely up to you. My husband is diabetic and I leave it out. For us the syrup is sweet enough, the added sugar isn't necessary, but feel free to add it in if you prefer.

This recipe stores for a month on the shelf or about 6 months in your freezer. Now that we are empty nesters, I make only a half batch.

For a printable copy click here.

Multi-Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix:
(Makes 4 quarts)
Store in pantry for 1 month or freeze for up to 6 months.

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup raw oatmeal
8 cups all purposes flour
2 cups whole wheat flour (or whole white wheat)
1 1/2 cups Buck Wheat Flour
1 cup corn flour (See my tip below recipe)
2 cups buttermilk powder
5 Tablespoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons baking soda
2 Tablespoons sea salt (more or less to taste)
Optional: 3/4 cup sugar.

Directions to make Master Mix:
in food processor, grind oatmeal to a fine powder.
if using corn meal instead of corn flour grind corn meal to a fine powder as you did with oatmeal.
In a very large bowl, mix together all ingredients till well blended. Divide into quart jars or freezer conatiners

Jan's Tip: Question: Is Corn Meal and Corn Flour the same thing? Answer: Not exactly.  Corn Meal is ground more corsely and  corn flour is ground more fine. If you are like me and only have corn meal on hand, you can grind it in your food processor till it is a fine powder to make corn flour. 

To Make Pancakes:

Ingredients: 
1 cup of master mix
1 egg, slightly beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla
½  to 2/3 cup water
2 Tablespoons mild tasting vegetable oil
See Recipe Variations below:
Directions:
Combine master mix with water, egg, vanilla and oil until just moistened.  Add more water as needed to reach desired consistency.  Drop by ¼ cup measure onto hot griddle or pan.  Flip pancakes when lightly brown on bottom cooking for another few minutes till done on both sides. Serve warm with syrup.

Apple Pancakes:  add 1 cup of finely grated apple, a dash of apple pie spice and 2 to 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar to batter.  
Pumpkin Pancakes:  add ½ cup of prepared pumpkin, a dash of pumpkin or apple pie spice and 2 to 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar to batter.

To Make Waffles:

Ingredients: 
2 cups master mix
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water
¼ cup mild tasting vegetable oil

Directions: 
Combine master mix with water and eggs, vanilla and oil.  Stir until just moistened.  Add more water as needed to reach desired consistency.  Pour by ¼ cup measure onto heated waffle iron. Cook till golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm with Syrup. 


Baked Tortilla Crisps


homemade tortilla chips


Making your own tortilla crisps is not only super duper easy and healthier than a bag of fancy store bought, it is way cheaper too! Once you bake up a batch, you'll never buy a bag again!


When making Chili, Taco soup or even a Mexican casserole that needs a little cruncy tortilla chip on top,  I always make these little crisps. My children would fill up on chips alone if I used full sized tortilla chips, so these are the perfect way to add the crunch they desire without letting them just fill up on chips!

It takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish to make these and your children will be able to help make them too!

Jan's Tip: I generally use one tortilla per person in figuring out how many to cut.
Baked Tortilla Crisps

Ingredients:
Corn Tortillas
Non-stick cooking spray
Salt

Directions:
Layer 2-3 tortillas in a stack.
Using a pizza cutter, cut tortillas into strips













Spread strips in a single layer on a baking sheet
Spray strips with cooking spray

Sprinkle strips with salt













Bake 375°  Oven for about 10 min. till tortillas are just turning brown.
Remove from oven.
Serve.

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