My kids are kind of fussy about food. Actually let me rephrase – my eight year old is very fussy. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times he’s missed dinner because he flat out refused to eat what I made. And we’re not taking about anything out of the ordinary, either. It happened not too long ago when I make English muffin pizzas. English muffin pizzas you guys! Who doesn’t like those? Anyways, I absolutely will not make a separate meal for him, so if he doesn’t like what I make – he doesn’t eat. I will always leave him a plate and many times he’s come back later that night to have a few bites, but sometimes he hasn’t.
Anyhow, there are two meals I know for a fact he will eat anytime I make them. The first is tacos in a bag. For a picky eater, that one baffles me. The kid won’t eat a cheeseburger, but he’ll eat a taco in a bag complete with sour cream and seasoned beef.
But I digress.
The other thing he will eat with no arguments (and sometimes actually have seconds) is pancakes. We have breakfast for dinner, ka brinner, at least once a week. Since we go through so much pancake mix, I have been making my own. I save a ton of money by making a big batch of it instead of buying store bought mixes! Plus this homemade pancake mix is a cinch to make and a great pantry staple.
Dry Pancake Mix Ingredients
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
Here’s what you do:
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk gently to combine. Transfer to an airtight container and store up to 6 months.
Makes approximately 4.5 cups dry mix.
To make the pancakes you will need to mix together:
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil
Combine pancake mix with egg, milk, and butter or oil. Stir in a mixing bowl until just combined (Do not over mix). Spoon mixture onto a buttered griddle on medium heat. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown.
Serve and enjoy!