Thursday, February 25, 2010

Breaking the rules breakfast for dinner

Tonight was scheduled to be pork tenderloin with delicious patient, it is coming. Instead, I made breakfast for dinner because, quite frankly, it was easier and more desired by the youngens. So, while the raw pork tenderloin sat thawing all day, I decided to give it another reprieve. Even though it was simple, I do have a recipe for you.

For Christmas, I made up a bunch of gifts with my son's friends for their parents and this pancake mix was one of the jars that was shared with friends. It is called "Christmas Morning Pancakes" but it obviously can be eaten any time of the year. The following is the recipe for the mix and then the recipe for making the pancakes from the mix which will make many, many batches. So, this is really an investment in future easy breakfast, brunches, and dinners! I served these up with the rest of those turkey sausage links that I had and some tangerine segments. The kids really loved them (my almost-two year old ate two pancakes and three sausage links along with his tangerines!)

Christmas Morning Pancake Mix

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Scoop into a quart jar, shaking down to fit it all in.

Attach the following recipe to a gift tag:

Christmas Morning Pancakes

Makes 12 medium pancakes.

3/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups Christmas Morning Pancake Mix

Heat a lightly greased griddle.

In a medium bowl, combine the milk, egg, and oil. Add 1- /3 cups pancake mix, and stir just until moistened. It should still be somewhat lumpy. Cook on the heated griddle or in a waffle iron.

Best if used within 6 months.


  1. Your project, your rules! Cooking is no fun if you have to still to something you aren't interested in doing.

  2. Breakfast is always a hit around here, too...any time of day!