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Monday, June 18, 2012

Multi-Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix

I've gotten a lot of mileage out of this recipe lately! It's one I adapted from this cookbook (the same cookbook I got the ideas for this and this recipe) and to-date my favorite multi-grain pancake mix. I love that this mix has so many great grains in it, yet still makes fluffy, light pancakes. The cornmeal gives it a nice texture, too. They are filling, but not too heavy or dense. One batch has made quite a few occasions:

I packaged some up to send to MK, as a part of the Send Something Good blogger pen-pal swap. I whipped up a birthday brunch for two colleagues. And I celebrated Memorial Day with a leisurely peach-pancake breakfast with Bill.

Preparing this mix in larger quantities makes it easy to use on a whim, or to give as gifts -- I mix up a batch and have it for a couple months, sealed, in the fridge. It's also good packaged in Ball jars with a ribbon for holiday gifts.

This mix is great for adding variations -- Peaches are piling up at the farmers' market, so these had peaches cooked inside, and piled on top. YUM. I'm a fan of the smaller, silver-dollar sized cakes, but you can make them any size you want.