Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How To Make A Healthy, Homemade Baking Mix

My kids would eat pancakes all day long. I'm a big believer in a good hearty breakfast every morning, but sometimes making that good hearty breakfast gets to be tiring. I can always trust that pancakes will get eaten. Thankfully I found a healthy baking mix that not only streamlines my morning, but also ensures my kids are getting a healthy breakfast.

Healthy Homemade Baking Mix
7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (or 1 more cup all purpose flour)
1 cup oat flour (throw some oatmeal in the food processor and process in to flour)
1/4 cup bran
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons baking soda
6 Tablespoons baking powder

Measure all ingredients in to a LARGE bowl and use a whisk to combine. This recipe just fits in to a gallon sized freezer bag.

If you want, you can process the dry ingredient mixture with 3 sticks of cold, hard butter (in batches). If you do this, keep the mix in the fridge and do not add any fat to the recipes below.

To make pancakes: measure about 1 1/2 cups of mix in to a bowl. Add 3 Tablespoons fat (oil or melted butter); 1 egg; and enough milk or buttermilk until the mixture is as thin or thick as you like.

To make biscuits: Measure 1-2 cups of mix in to a bowl. Cut in 2 Tablespoons cold butter. Add enough milk to just form a dough. Knead to form dough. Roll and cut as biscuits. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

You can also use the mix to make scones, but I have don't it yet!

Recipe adapted from Like Mother, Like Daughter Blog. Her granola is awesome, too!

1 Thoughts From Others:

Sarah Kay said...

Awesome! I have "make baking mix" on my to-do list but didn't have a good recipe. Thanks!

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