What are you doing right this very second? I bet you’re probably trying to figure out how you’re gonna get all cute for the party you’re excited about AND bake people cookies, quickbreads and crackers.
Well I thought about this very predicament and have a solution. Yep, I’m full of solutions.
I have homemade chocolate chip pancake mix!
Step away from the oven and dig into your pantry. Because giving away breakfast in a jar is about 5 minutes away.
Just get a mason jar. I’m guessing you probably have one lying around. This one is a 4 cup mason jar.
Mason jars are like Chanel purses–they just don’t go out of style.
They’ll always be cute. I’m convinced.
Look! You probably have ALL this stuff in your pantry.
Flour. Baking powder. Baking soda. Sugar. Salt. Chocolate Chips.
Oh yeah! I added one thing. Dried buttermilk powder. I picked it up at the local Whole Foods.
It’s actually a nifty thing to have on hand when stuck in a bind with no buttermilk in the fridge.
Basically it means you could have buttermilk pancakes at 2 am. Dangerous. Delicious.
Then just mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Grab a piece of a paper and write the instructions on the back.
Add the dry ingredients to the mason jar and place the chocolate chips on top.
And umm…that’s it. Cute present is officially taken care of.
Relax. Curl your hair. Look up youtube videos on how to create a smokey eye. You have time to get pretty!
See! Solutions. I got ’em.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Mix
Yields 12-14 pancakes
Print this recipe! (If you wanna call it a recipe.)
2 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
3/4 teaspoon of salt
2 1/4 teaspoons of sugar
4 1/4 tablespoons of dried buttermilk powder
3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix. Then add to mason jar or other container you choose. Carefully add chocolate chips, trying to not get them all dusted with flour.
Tie a cute ribbon, write the directions on the back (or on a tag) and it’s ready to go!
Note: If you have friends who have trouble boiling water, I’d write a bit more extensive instructions. For instance, maybe say: Then melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a non-stick pan (or griddle) over medium heat. Then with a 1/4 cup measure, add to a skillet and cook until little craters begin to form. Flip and let cook for a 30 seconds and then remove.
Oh by the way, one morning when your friends are super sleepy and lazy, they’ll dump the mix into a bowl and add the water and beaten egg and end up with these fluffy, chocolate chip pancakes….