Thursday, June 28, 2012

Emergency Pancakes


Emergency Pancakes topped with homemade canned peaches
and black raspberry jam.


Really? Is there such a thing as a pancake emergency? No. But when your family is used to a certain way of eating and you're not able to meet the standards due to illness, time or whatever...you look for simpler methods.

My whole family loves our
regular pancake recipe. The problem is, it takes a bit of time and planning. I needed something simpler, like a mix. Like just add water kind of mix so that Daughter could easily whip up a healthy and tasty breakfast.

This idea was born from
eatingwell.com. Still, it needed to be even simpler. Let's face it, the whole time I've been sick, the church family fed my family and Daughter considered heating the food up 'cooking'.

So I combined a couple different recipes that I had, and voila! Emergency Pancake Mix!

Here's the recipe:
2 1/2 c white wheat flour
1/3 c coconut sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c flax meal (grind 2/3 c seeds to equal this amount)
1/2 c wheat or oat bran

 

Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well. Next, cut the shortening in with a pastry cutter. We've only stored this mixture in our baking cupboard, but if you have concerns, store in your fridge.

Directions:
This could only be simpler if you have someone else cook them for you! There is no need to add eggs to this mixture because the ground flax does a fine job mimicking eggs.

Add 2 c mix to a bowl along with 3/4 c water and an optional 1/2 tsp vanilla. That's it! Each batch makes 7-8 1/4 c pancakes.



Keep this mix on hand for when YOU have a pancake emergency!
Enjoy the day-

This post is shared at Simple Lives Thursday, Barn Hop #68Hearth and Soul, and Farmgirl Friday.