My dad was the “breakfast cook” when we went camping. We always had sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes. Sometimes we had a fresh food to add to the menu. Rather than make pancakes from a mix, my mom always made the batter from scratch. Since then, I have found that you can make your own easy and convenient pancake mix for camping food that tastes as good as mom’s.
Varieties of Mixes
I like to use whole wheat flour, but you can use white flour or half white/half wheat for your pancake mix. All the ingredients are from shelf-stable dehydrated foods that can be stored in the RV, cabin, or even at home. Here is the recipe. It comes from the Mix-A-Meal Cookbook, by Deanna Bean and Lorna Shute.
Pancake and Waffle Mix
8 cups white or whole wheat flour
¾ cup dehydrated shortening
3/4 cup powdered milk
¾ cup brown or white sugar or 1/3 cup fructose
2/3 cup dehydrated whole eggs
1/3 cup baking powder
1 scant Tbsp. salt
Pancakes or Waffles
1 scant cup pancake mix (above)
1 cup water
Let stand a minute and cook on a hot, oiled griddle. Makes six 4” pancakes.
There is nothing like a good pancake mix! Tasty and delicious!
Until Next Time,