Friday, February 4, 2011

Homemade Pancake Mix

Bisquick costs $3-$6 per 40 ounce box.

Think about that.

Bisquick is mostly flour, correct?

"I have flour in my pantry," I thought to myself. And it didn't cost me that much.

So, I made my own "Bisquick."

3 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 c dry milk powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter

1. Combine all of the dry ingredients. Cut butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives (or your fingers) until crumbly. Store in a well-sealed container in the freezer.

2. To make pancakes: combine 1 1/2 cups of the mixture with 1 egg and 1/2-1 cup of water. (Start with a 1/2 cup of water and add more as needed until desired consistency.)

I adapted this recipe from Cooking During Stolen Moments.

Another benefit of making my own "Bisquick" is this: I know exactly what is inside! I get a little nervous when I read the ingredients on almost any packaged item in the grocery store. I mean- if I can't pronounce it, should I be eating it? Simple is better. So, whenever I have the chance to make my own food from scratch, I jump at it!

And for those of you who are saying "I don't have time for that," You do. I promise.
It took me five minutes. Literally. And it was worth it!


  1. This is a really good pancake recipe that Drew and I use and love:

    Plus, Alton Brown is amazing.

  2. you are SO PRECIOUS!!! I love you!!! Can we PLEASE hang out before I move???? I will call you tomorrow

    p.s. LOVE THE BLOG! =D