Two very specific things have kept me from feeling…hmm…how shall I put it?…inspired. A very sweet and very very active toddler boy and a precious little I-refuse-to-sleep-during-the-day-and-cry-almost all-the-time four month old GERD baby boy.
So today, instead of bringing you new ideas for spring parties or summer weddings, I bring you PANCAKES.
Just silly ol’ deliciously fluffy pancakes.
This I CAN do.
I love the convenience of pre-packaged pancake mixes. However, they get expensive and are filled with all sorts of not-so-good-for-you additives and preservatives. Here’s my way of keeping things fresh, easy, and delish.
MAKE YOUR OWN MIX!
Yes, it can be done. Takes 10 minutes including clean up. I promise. Bonus –> it gave me an excuse to go to Home Goods and find this container for $3.99.
I started with this recipe from Something Swanky and made a few adjustments.
Homemade Pancake Mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. sugar
4 tbsp. coconut oil (you can use butter too, but it won’t have as long of a shelf life)
Instructions to make the Mix:
Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut in the coconut oil until it is well incorporated and the mixture is slightly crumbly. Using coconut oil, you can store this in an airtight container in your pantry.
1 cup of mix
1 cup of milk (I use coconut milk to make mine dairy free)
You can experiment in making your own variations. Here’s one of my favs so far:
Blueberry Oat pancakes (as pictured):
1 cup of Pancake Mix
1 cup of coconut milk (I used vanilla coconut milk)
1/2 cup of oats
1 tbsp. ground flax seed
1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tbsp. sugar.
Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl until well incorporated. Take the blueberries and mix them with the sugar (you can skip this step, but it adds a little bit of extra sweetness and even some caramelization, which I really like). Spoon pancake mix into a prepared (buttered or sprayed) non-stick pan and then add blueberries while the mix is still uncooked on the griddle. Proceed to cook pancakes over medium heat until the edges bubble. Then flip and cook on the other side for another minute or so.
Definitely not rocket science, right?! I can totally do this.
I repeat. I can totally do this –> meaning –> make pancakes, be a wife, be a mom, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a laundry mat, a cook, a small business owner, a stylist, a blogger, a church volunteer, etc. etc. etc.
I can do this. I can do this. I can do this. WE can do this!
God will never give us more than we can bear.
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