March Mixes – Healthy Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Healthy pancake mix recipe

I love whole grain foods so this pancake recipe is my favourite!  These ones can be quite versatile as you can add ground flax, chia seeds, berries, or what ever you like, to add extra punch.  Sienna loves them with cinnamon. 🙂

Healthy Pancake Mix
Ingredients
For the Mix:
  • 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon optional
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil, grape seed oil
For the finished cooked pancakes
  • 1 cup mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or vanilla
  • 1 egg
Instructions
To make the Mix
  1. Grind oats in a food processor until they’re chopped fine.
  2. Mix the ground oats, flours, and remaining dry ingredients in large bowl until combined.
  3. Drizzle in the oil. Stir until the mix clumps together in your hand. (If need be, add 1 tablespoon of oil at a time until the mixture clumps.)
  4. Store in an airtight container in the freezer indefinitely.
To make Pancakes
  1. Whisk together 1 cup mix with 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1 egg.
  2. Let stand 15 minutes to thicken.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  4. Using 1/4 cup, spoon batter onto pan.
  5. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until lightly browned.

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March Mixes – Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade pancake mix recipe

Welcome to March Mixes!  Where you’ll find all sorts of recipes for DIY mixes all month long.

Since the weekend begins tomorrow, I thought it would be nice if I shared a recipe for pancake mix, since I personally, think pancakes make for a delicious weekend breakfast!  So go ahead and make up the recipe below, cook a batch, then save the rest of the mix for another day!

Homemade Pancake Mix
Ingredients
  • 4 cups flour can substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon optional
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Place and store in an air-tight container to use within 3 months.
To make pancakes:
  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of dry pancake mix, 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon oil or melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Heat pan over medium heat and lightly grease with butter. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter in the pan. Once the batter has began to bubble significantly, carefully flip the pancake. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the second side is golden brown.
  2. Note: Will make approximately 8 pancakes.

Easy Breakfast: Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

Here’s a recipe for one of my new favourite breakfasts, Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal!  It’s really versatile so you can change it many ways to suit your tastes!

Not only are these refrigerator oatmeal jars quite filling and packed with a ton of nutrition, they’re delicious as well!  While chia seeds don’t add any flavour (making them super versatile), I just really love the texture they add to the oatmeal.

They should last quite a few days in the refrigerator without fresh fruit added.  I like to make two at a time, but it would be really great to make a week’s worth!  My personal favourite way to make this is with brown sugar and fresh berries (whatever I have on hand)  Grapes are also delicious.  I’m sure if you add some cut up apple and cinnamon, you’d have a tasty concoction!  Or how about some peanut butter and bananas?  The options are endless.

Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats quick oats also work
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt regular yogurt works too
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla optional
  • Sweetener of your choice
  • Fresh fruit
Instructions
  1. Place oatmeal in a small canning jar (or container)
  2. Add in yogurt, milk, chia seeds, vanilla (optional) and your preferred sweetener (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, jam, etc.)
  3. Stir up, then place in the refrigerator covered, to eat the next morning.
  4. Add fresh fruit just before you eat.

Easy French Toast Recipe

Here’s a classic, Easy French Toast recipe with a secret ingredient that makes them perfectly fluffy! One of our family’s favorite breakfasts! (or dinners 😉

This recipe for our favourite easy French toast is quickly becoming my husband’s specialty.  He loves making it!  So, when he says he’ll make breakfast or dinner, he’ll usually make French toast. You won’t hear any complaints from me! I love mine topped with fruit, powdered sugar and syrup! Yum!

The secret ingredient in here is actually the flour. Makes the French toast perfectly fluffy and delicious!

Here is our easy French Toast recipe:

Easy French Toast
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 6 thick slices of bread or buy an unsliced loaf and cut it yourself
Instructions
  1. Place flour into a big mixing bowl and slowly whisk in the milk to avoid lumps. Mix in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat
  3. Pour the egg mixture onto a plate and soak each piece of bread until well saturated.
  4. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot with syrup and fresh fruit!
  5. Enjoy!