Pancakes in Jars
Number one requested breakfast item in my house? Pancakes. Number one pain in the butt to make when I’m barely awake in the morning? Pancakes. BUT this little recipe for Pancakes in Jars makes any morning, a pancake morning. Don’t you want an easier breakfast routine? Don’t you want a pantry filled with food that your family wants to eat? Yes you do, so make a quad batch of these jars and get it done. Also? LESS DISHES. Okay then, let’s do this.
First of all pancakes are NOT a huge deal to make, let’s just get that out of the way first. BUT when I’m still sleepy, my kids need to eat, I love to reach for a jar of pancake mix because hello easy X less dishes! I was inspired to make these after seeing 5 dollar jugs of pancake mix in the store. I couldn’t pull the trigger on that mix but I thought I COULD make something like that at home. And I was right! And they’re so easy to make. And so easy to use! And no measuring while I’m still half asleep.
Store Bought Pancake Mix in Jars
And lets take a look at those mix and pour pancake jugs. First of all they run at about 35 to 55 cents an ounce. That’s roughly 5.60 to 8.80 a pound. Even organic, grist milled flour runs about 4.25 A POUND. And you can bet you’re not getting organic grist milled flour in those jugs. Plus it’s just a one use jug. And here in Alaska, where it costs money to have recycling picked up OR you have to haul it yourself, those little jugs seem really unfriendly. Sure I’d probably use it for something else or else I’d be stuck recycling. IF they’re even recyclable. IF. That’s a big one because up here we they don’t accept all kinds of plastic at the recycle center.
Make these Pancakes in Jars to save money and save time and save the environment and save your sanity. Or just make them because you like pancakes. Whatever works for you.