I'd really like to make up homemade gifts, including homemade pancake mix. I'm also doing cocoa mix (CI recipe) and granola (variation on ABin5 recipe).
But I haven't found a pancake mix I'm really happy with. I make homemade pancakes all the time, but I'm looking for something that I can give as mix with simple preparations for the recipient. I'm used to mixing grains, spices, and fruit for all kinds of pancakes. But I'm giving to people who usually use a box mix -- so all I want them to have to do is to add an egg, regular milk, and oil/butter is all.
I've seen all kinds of recipes, but the ratio of baking powder to flour is all over the place! I tried one last week to test on our family, but something was "off" with the texture and flavor.
So I'm hoping for a CH rec of a tried and true mix recipe. I'll likely use a blend of WW and AP flour, because it adds a lot to the flavor.
The Alton Brown recipe requires buttermilk to work.
This one from All Recipes confuses me, because it calls for baking powder and baking soda, but there's no acid for the soda to react with.
I checked out the KA one, but that requires buttermilk too:
Any suggestions? Or am I asking too much to have a simple but delicious mix?