Give an easy gift in a jar of cinnamon oat pancake-waffle mix with syrup (homemade or not) - but plan to make a batch for yourself because these pancakes are amazing! Check out more great gift ideas on the homemade gifts page.
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Oh friends, I'm so excited to gift to you this recipe for Cinnamon Oat Pancake -Waffle Mix. Who knew a humble pancake mix could inspire this much love?
Seriously, this easy recipe took me by surprise when I made it a few years ago to give as our family-themed handmade gift - because it was AWESOME.
It's kinda nutty from the oats (not sure how else to explain it…), with the refreshing cinnamon flavor and totally different from the run-of-the-mill buttermilk pancakes. I know you guys will love this!
It looks great layered in a quart sized mason jar with a simple label tied to it and it does make a great gift, especially when paired with syrup and a fun whisk. The syrup can be homemade (like this easy recipe) or store-bought, depending on the amount of time you have.
But here's what we discovered: you're going to want to make a batch for your own family, too. Probably a couple of batches.
And when you do give this pancake-waffle mix as a gift, you'll definitely want to be ready with the full recipe (not just the mixing instructions included in the gift) because whoever you give it to is going to be asking for it - trust me on this.
To make it easy on you, I'm providing not only the jar-in-a-gift directions, along with a printable label with instructions for using the gift that you can download, print onto cardstock and tie to your jar with jute twin or a ribbon, I'm also writing up the full recipe that you can print off. Enjoy!
How to make a Cinnamon Oat Pancake-Waffle Mix gift with Free Printable Label
(You'll find a full recipe for yourself, too, by clicking the arrow at the bottom to go to the printable labels and printable recipe - which you will want to do!)
Ingredients needed: (Affiliate links included below for your convenience.)
- whole wheat pastry flour OR unbleached
- whole wheat flour or spelt flour
- baking powder, soda & salt
- choice of: regular sugar, evaporated cane juice, coconut sugar, maple sugar
- cinnamon(good price compared to those little bottles!)
- dry buttermilk powder
- whole oats
- quart mason jar(s) with lids
- optional: storage lid(s) if reusing old quart jars
Order of the layers to fill each quart jar, pressing each layer with the back of a spoon to level (note: flour is listed in two places since it helps create the pretty layers):
- 1 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached)
- 2 - 1/2 tsp. baking power
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 c. sugar (white, raw, coconut - even maple sugar is wonderful, though spendy)
- 1 Tb. cinnamon (sprinkle around the edges of the jar so it shows)
- 1 c. whole wheat flour (regular) or spelt
- 1/2 c. dry buttermilk
- 2 c. oats (process briefly in a food processor to make some of the oats "quick" while leaving some whole)
After layering the dry ingredients, seal the jar and attach a label with instructions.
Click the image or link below to download free printable instructions to attach to your jars:
Make a dry mix to keep in your pantry and make some of these amazing pancakes for your family:
Gift in a Jar: Cinnamon-Oat Pancake & Waffle Mix
Dry ingredients for mix:
- 2 cup whole wheat pastry flour whole wheat white flour, or spelt
- 2 cup oats process briefly in a food processor to make some of the oats "quick" while leaving some whole
- 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar white, raw, coconut, maple
- 1 tablespoons cinnamon
To Make Pancakes or Waffles (6 pancakes; 2-3 waffles):
- 1 cup pancake/waffle mix
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 3/4 to 1 cup water Use 3/4 cup for waffles, 1 cup for pancakes
To make mix:
- Combine dry ingredients (first 7 ingredients) in a large bowl and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container on a pantry shelf for up to 3 months.
Make pancakes or waffles:
- Place 1 cup of the mix into a medium sized bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the egg, butter, and water together, beating until slightly frothy.
- Stir into dry mix, just until combined. Add more water for pancakes as needed for desired consistency. Let sit 1-2 minutes.
- Prepare griddle or waffle iron. Use 1/4-1/3 cup batter for each pancake and cook until browned and bubbles appear in the centers. For waffles, use amount needed for the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's directions.
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This recipe has been updated - it was originally published in November of 2012.
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