Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kris Kringle Pancake Mix

Growing up, my mom used to make us special Christmas pancakes.  She called them Kris Kringle Pancakes. 

These pancakes came from a DIY mix she kept in her pantry closet.  They are a delightful combination of wheat, oats and cinnamon – perfect for this time of year. 

A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at making a batch fresh – and these Kris Kringle Pancakes have often made an appearance at our table since 2009.  This year, however, I wanted to make the mix up, so my mom provided the recipe for me. 

Kris Kringle Pancake Mix – Adapted from Taste of Home


  • 4 C oats (quick cooking preferred)
  • 4 C white whole wheat flour {or 2 C each, white whole wheat & regular whole wheat}
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 C powdered milk
  • 3 T baking powder
  • 2 T cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar


In a large bowl, combine 4 C oats, 4 C flour (I used 2 C whole wheat & 2 C white whole wheat), 3/4 C brown sugar, 1 C powdered milk, 3 T baking powder, 2 T cinnamon, 3 tsp. salt & 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar. 

Use a whisk and stir together until well blended. 

Store mix in an airtight container, large enough to hold 8 C of dry ingredients.  Or, if you are interested, package up the mix in 2-4 C portions to give as Christmas gifts!

When you are ready to make the pancakes, you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 C oil (or applesauce)
  • 1 C water
  • 2 C pancake mix

Combine the 2 eggs in a large bowl and mix them up.  Then, add in 1/3 C oil.  We typically use all applesauce, but we’ve also enjoyed 1/6 C applesauce, 1/6 C olive oil.  Stir in the 2 C pancake mix alternately with the 1 C water until well blended.

Cook on a hot griddle (ours is usually heated to around 350 degrees).  To do so, use a soup ladle to spoon about 1/4 C batter onto the griddle. 

Cook until bubbles begin to form (all that CO2 escaping!), and then flip over, continuing to cook until pancakes are nice and brown. 

Serve with apple-y topping, mixed berry sauce or good ol’ maple syrup.  Be sure to add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on the top for good measure. 

Each batch of pancakes makes 10 pancakes. 

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  1. Having this in the pantry would make making pancakes so easy!

  2. Mmmmm...this sounds so good! I bet it's super yummy topped with that applesauce of yours!

  3. This is a great mix to have on hand and one that would be perfect for Christmas breakfast! Thanks!

  4. It WOULD be a wonderful gift - and I too plan to keep some in the pantry. La Leche League cookbook is big on the pre-made (homemade) mixes...I need to begin to do this more often.

    Thank you!

  5. You know how I feel about making homemade mixes. I will definitely be making this one. I think the gingerbread syrup that I linked to in my Friday Finds this week would be good on these. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. This year my extended family is exchanging homemade baked goods for presents and I am very excited about making this for them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  7. Happy Saturday!

    I made your pancake mix and had some jars in my pantry. I made some as waffles yesterday! Awesome! I posted the recipe and linked back to you on my blog.

    Thanks for the inspiration! Your recipes are always fun, delicious, and DEPENDABLE!

    Have a great weekend!


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