Oatmeal Buckwheat Pancake Mix- An Easy Homemade Gift
I had been listening to foodie type podcasts of Christmas past, when I heard this idea on an episode of Bon Appetit Foodcast. The topic was edible gifts and this sounded very doable since I already had all the dry ingredients on hand, including lots of jelly sized ball jars. All the receiver of a jar has to do is add the perishable, wet ingredients to make surprisingly fluffy pancakes.
I did do some altering such as leaving out flax seeds and exchanging buttermilk for regular milk (or a nut milk) and vinegar. The original recipe called for whirling everything in a blender, but I don't like extra steps and I do like the fact that unblended pancakes have texture. Since the recipe calls for buckwheat flour and oatmeal, it could claim to be gluten free. If needed, I think the buckwheat flour could be changed out for all purpose flour.
Small confession: because I bought my oatmeal and buckwheat from an Amish bulk food store, I jazzed the "Just Add" label of the mix up to say "Amish Oatmeal Buckwheat Pancakes". It just sounded better - ha! (There's an old story that people were giving a liter of puppies away for free, but no one was interested in them. When they put out a sign that said "Amish Puppies for $50", the pups were all sold in half an hour!)
What's in the jar:
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
What's on the Label - What Needs to be Added
1/4 cup of melted butter
1 cup milk (can be nondairy)
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
Just stir the dry and wet ingredients together and fry as a regular pancake. They are great with maple syrup or even yummy with just butter and a fried egg on top.
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