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I absolutely love making mixes for cookies, cakes, muffins or brownies, etc.  Recently, I discovered a fantastic pancake mix that my family thinks are the best pancakes they had ever had.  Stephanie, of Keeper of the Home, posted this recipe  below:


Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake Mix

4 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup packed brown sugar (or other dry sweetener)
1 cup instant dry nonfat milk
3 Tablespoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
5 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix these ingredients together in a large bowl. I use my hands to make sure the brown sugar is mixed in well. Store the mix at room temperature in an airtight container or gallon-sized freezer bag.

Yield: 10 cups of pancake mix.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes

2 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
2 cups of Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake Mix (recipe above)
1 cup water
Optional: one mashed banana or fruit of your choice

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Gradually beat in applesauce. Alternately add mix and water to mixture. Blend well. Preheat and oil griddle. Pour 1/3 cup batter per pancake. Cook until bubbles form around edges, flip and cook until done.

Yield: about 10 pancakes




With avocados, tomatoes, and jalapenos all ripe, it must be time for fresh guacamole.  Here’s the recipe that my family loves:

2 ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
1/2 c onion, chopped
1/2 c tomato, seeded & chopped
1/4 tsp salt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded & chopped

Combine all ingredients.  Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.