Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WFMW: Mixes

I have seen on other blogs about using mixes but I wanted to share what works for me and some of the recipes I use.
Breakfast is not a favorite meal for me I don't like to eat it or make it. But I want my kids to eat it and if I don't I am starving by dinner time even when I eat a lunch.
So to help myself not feel so grouchy about making breakfast I try to choose easy foods. Sometimes that includes a sandwich or leftovers from dinner. I found a wonderful site a few years ago Budget101 that has tons of mix recipes.
Right now some of my favorites came from a whole grain cookbook I picked up at the grocery store.
Oat and Whole Wheat Scones
1 c old fashioned oats
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c all purpose flour ( I replaced this with ground millet)
1/4c sugar ( I use agave)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter (I use smart balance)
1 egg
1/2 whipping cream ( I use regular milk or powdered milk with the agave added you won't need as much)
3/4 c dried cherrys or raisens or cranberries or choc chips
The highlighted items (except the agave) you can put in a jar for a mix for later use and then add those wet items when you want to make it.
Preheat oven to 425 pour jar of mix in a bowl, cut butter into mix I use a potato masher or 2 butter knives. Beat egg and add it and cream to dry mixture ( you would add the agave at this time) Then add cherries. I actually put these in the mix when I put my mixes together.
I bake my scone in a round cake pan and it turns out well for me. The recipe says to form the dough into a 8 inch round 3/4 inch think and then cut into wedges. Space these wedges on a baking sheet and bake or 15 minutes.
Oatmeal Pecan Pancakes
3/4 c milk
2/3 c quick oats
2/3 c all purpose flour ( I use millet for this sometimes)
1/3 c whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 c chopped pecans
Highlighted items are the mix you would put in the jar. Pour jar ingredients in a bowl add egg, milk, and butter mix well. Cook like you would any pancake. Results vary depending on if I use millet or not or agave or not.
For my jars I save all my plastic leftover stuff like peanut butter, apple sauce, etc for mixes and storage containers for the cherries etc. I save my glass ones like jam,jelly,pickles for the same thing but also to can hot peppers, pickles, and jams and jellies. (high acid foods only)
This works for me and I hope for you!
We are THAT Family has some great ideas.

1 comment:

  1. Those pancakes look really good, I need to give them a try if pecans ever go on sale here!


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