Friday, December 6, 2013

How To Make Pancakes Kid and Eco-Friendly!

No more spending money on boxed or bottled pancake mix! You can make your own! Here's how!

What you need:

Empty Ketchup bottle or other bottle you want to use
Pancake recipe (I use this one)
Ingredients for pancake recipe

I cleaned out an empty Ketchup bottle and let it air dry overnight so that it was completely dry inside. I then assembled all the dry ingredients from my pancake recipe in a large glass bowl.

We have a funnel for kitchen use. It's usually used to make Apple Pie, a delicious adult drink (more on that later ^_^). I snatched it from the cupboard and used it to get the dry mix into my bottle.

If you're not going to use the mix right away, put some plastic wrap over the neck before screwing the cap back on to keep it airtight. The mix should keep for a while as long as it stays airtight.

If you want to use the mix right away, mix the liquid ingredients together in a bowl. TIP:  If melting butter, warm the milk up a bit first before mixing so that it doesn't make the butter harden again.

Use a knife to make a hole in the center of the mix. Using the funnel again (or very good aim XD) have the liquid mixture fill up the hole you've made in the dry mixture. If you can't do this don't worry. You're going to have dry mix stuck on the bottom of the bottle. That's normal!

When I did it the first time I didn't make a hole in the dry mixture. I just poured it in. It looked like this:

Now is the fun part. Shake it! Trust me, you and your family will fight over who gets to do it. ^_^

Once the batter is thoroughly mixed, heat a lightly oiled pan on medium heat. I like to sprinkle some water on it. When the water is evaporated then the pan is hot enough!

Squeeze the pancake batter into the pan. Flip pancake when the edges are dry looking and there are lots of bubbles!

Make as many pancakes as you want! The recipe I use makes 12 pancakes. Need more? Use more than one bottle and shake it up!

If you don't want to use all of the batter, clean off the cap before closing so it doesn't make a crust. Store in the fridge. I recommend using the rest of the batter within 3-5 days of making it.

Thank you so much for reading!

Have you done this before? How did it turn out? Is this your first time? Tell me about it in the comments!