I don’t know how many of these pancake mixes the kids and I have put together over the years, but it’s a lot. I originally found the recipe in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, and I thought it sounded like a fun gift to give a family with little ones. And it was! Now, all of those families have “big ones” and this little mix would have to be tripled to feed them! However, nostalgia demands that I keep passing the recipe on to families who still have dimple-knuckled kiddos in footie pajamas. (Sigh.)
3 c. flour
4 t. cinnamon
2 ¼ T. sugar
2 T. baking powder
1 ¼ t. salt
raisins or dried cranberries
Option 1: Mix all dry ingredients and funnel into jar and fill up remaining space with dried fruit.
Option 2: Layer 2 c. flour, then cinnamon, then ½ c. dried fruit, then remaining flour and dry ingredients, gently tamping down ingredients after each layer. (I use a tart shaper to do the gentle tamping, but you can use the end of an ice cream scoop or some other blunt kitchen tool.)
Option 2 is prettier, but Option 3 may very well make this a more pleasurable experience—especially if your dimple-knuckled kiddos are in on the process.
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To prepare, dump jar ingredients into a bowl and combine. Take 1 1/3 c. mix and add ¾ c. milk, 1 egg and 2 T. oil. Whisk until moistened. Cook on hot griddle. (Remaining pancake mix can be put back in jar for another time.)