We have two toddlers who love pancakes and, at our house, pancakes are a special treat! We used to buy a name brand dry mix, but for the last 6 months, I have been making my own mix. I make a large batch of dry mix and store it in my cupboard. The recipe I use is in the Make-a-Mix book, and it is called whole grain pancake mix. No extra sugar is added. I feel better about serving my kids whole grain pancakes instead of pancakes made with just white flour and sugar.
There are lots of benefits to making your own mixes. The biggest benefit that I have found is that you are in control of how much sugar is in the mix. We do not use a lot of sugar substitutes at our house, but I do try to find ways to reduce the amount of sugar we use. Making your own mixes is also much cheaper than buying them premade.
In the picture above, I thawed out strawberries from our strawberry picking adventure. We use light syrup, but have found that we use less syrup when we add fruit.
I encourage you to make your own whole grain pancake mix because it is healthier and more affordable. Thank you for joining us for Menu Plan Monday!