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Monday, November 23, 2009

Gift Jar Recipe

This is a great recipe for a Gift Jar.
Not a cake or cookies or soup, but Cinnamon Pancakes.
 They are yummy too.
Great for little Thank You or Thinking of You Gifts.
My neighbors love these.

Cinnamon Pancake Mix

3 cups all-purpose Flour
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
4  1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1  1/4 teaspoons Salt

Combine all ingredients and place in quart jar.
Attach this to the jar:

In medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup milk, 1 Egg, and 2 Tablespoons Oil. With fork, blend in 1 1/3 cups Pancake mix until moistened but still lumpy. Cook on lightly greased griddle or skillet.
Makes about 10 5" Pancakes

Here are some of mine for this year

Remember all those pancake molds I scored here?
Well, they came in handy after all ;~)

So gather your supplies

I printed out the instructions and tags


just place the instructions on top of the lid

You can use fabric, doilies, etc. to decorate the top of the jar

I pick up doilies and the like when I see them at yard sales.
They come in handy and have so many uses besides their intened one.
Just happened I had 3 of these red ones.
Placed the doily on top, wove ribbon around outer edge...

And voila!

Don't forget to add a tag

This year because I had all those Pancake Molds I was able to add one to each jar. You could also add a wooden spoon, spatula, or another related gadget.

You could also use stained cheescloth to cover the lids
like I did on these Jam and Jelly Jars

These really make great thoughtful, homemade, and inexpensive gifts.


  1. Deb these are a great idea. I love doing little gift baskets these would be great this year. They look great with the cutters too. You always seem to find treasures. :)

  2. Love your idea...pancake mix for Christmas morning...the kids would looooove this! Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. So loving these food jar gifts. My mother always shared her love through food and I want to do the same thing this holiday season. Thanks for your lovely comments on my Shabby Chic Tea Tray! Have a Happy Holiday!

  4. I did not understand how much salt. 11/14 seems waythanks daren too much. is it supposed to be 1 1/4 t.?

  5. OMG! It's suppose to read 1 1/4 teaspoons. Thanks for catching my error!

  6. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 26 for WW Recipes (open until September 7) from my previous linkup for Recipes in a Jar.


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