Pancake Mixes in a Jar

I made these pancake mixes in a jar to give as Christmas gifts, but they would be great for birthdays, hostess gifts, or just-because.  The hot chocolate mixes I made were very popular, but these pancakes are also a great option and come with a bit less sugar guilt.

Recipes for pancake mixes in a jar.  These make charming gifts for the holidays or all year 'round.  {Jewels at Home}

I made three variations: banana, banana chocolate chip, and blueberry pancakes.  I used pasta sauce jars, which hold about 2 1/2 cups.  The baking powder does lose effectiveness over time – they are best used within three months – so it’s best not to make these far ahead.


Layer in a jar

  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Optional: 1/3 cup of freeze-dried bananas (not banana chips which are too crunchy), freeze-dried blueberries (not regular dried blueberries which are too hard and chewy), and/or chocolate chips.

It helped to use a clean sheet of cardstock folded into a funnel for getting the ingredients neatly into the jars:

Pancake mixes in a jar make great gifts. Recipes and instructions from Jewels at Home.

Provide the following instructions with your jar.  I printed labels and stuck them to decorative paper and tied it all on with a colorful ribbon.


  •  Shake the jar to mix contents thoroughly
  • Mix contents of jar gently with 2 beaten eggs beaten, 2 cups milk, 4 tablespoons oil
  • Cook in a hot greased pan

Here’s proof that a gift can look as good as it tastes!

Blueberry pancake mix in a jar.  More recipes from Jewels at Home.

Banana chocolate chip pancake mix in a jar.  More recipes from Jewels at Home.

Banana pancake mix in a jar.  More recipes from Jewels at Home.

These worked out so well for our Christmas gifts to teachers and neighbors – how will you use yours?


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