Cinnamon Pancakes in a Jar Recipe -
Cinnamon Pancakes in a Jar Recipe
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Cinnamon Pancakes in a Jar

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"A lovely mix that can be placed in a jar to give as a gift. A great change from cookies in a jar. Just copy the recipe onto a card and attach it to your jar to give as a gift."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a quart jar, combine all ingredients in layers, placing flour on bottom, then cinnamon in middle and other ingredients on top. Place seal on jar. Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
  2. To make Batter for Cinnamon Pancakes: In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg, vegetable oil. Whisk in 1 1/3 cups prepared Dry Pancake Mix until moistened but still lumpy.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2005

After adjusting the recipe to 1 1/4 cups dry mix and 1 cup milk- they turned out wonderful. This then makes 3 equal batches per jar (recipe given makes 2 1/2) Someone suggested cinnamon chips- they were great! We are putting the mix in zip lock bags and then in Christmas cloth bags tied with rafia. Thanks for everyones ideas and suggestions- they were quite helpful.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2003

Hey everybody there were only 2 of you that caught the problem with this recipe. I knew when I first read it that it can't be layered and then only use 1+1/3 cup of mix unless you empty the mix out and mix up the dry ingredients first. You need a recipe that uses the whole jar at one time or don't layer when you give it as a gift. Sorry Carla good idea but not thought all out.


71 Ratings

Nov 01, 2003

This is the first time I made pancakes from scratch! They were great!! Per previous reviews, I also used 5 tsp of cinnamon (one of my favorite spices) and 1 cup of milk. Turned out wonderfully! I can't wait to make these as gifts!

Jan 06, 2003

These are by far the best pancakes I've ever made! These are the fluffiest, just so good! I plan on giving them as gifts for Christmas in crafty jars. I put 5 tsp. of cinnamon instead of 4. You might want to use a full cup of milk as suggested. If not, they may not cook as well due to the fact that they are so fluffy! Make these up and your family will love you for it!

Aug 02, 2011

I didn't bother making this for a jar, I just went ahead and made a batch of this for the family this morning. I made the whole thing so I could have enough pancakes for a couple days. I had to play with the recipe a bit because it dosen't really come out right. The whole dry mix makes three cups of mix but the measurement of adding wet to dry asks for 1 1/3 cups of the dry which comes out to more than the recipe makes. I make pancakes a lot so I kind of knew what to use for the whole dry mix ingredients (two eggs, two cups buttermilk, 1/4 cup melted butter/vegetable oil, two teaspoons vanilla). I used a mixture of whole wheat flour and AP flour, buttermilk instead of regular milk and melted butter instead of vegetable oil. I served these pancakes with homemade maple-vanilla syrup. We LOVED them. There's just enough leftover for a small two-boy breakfast tomorrow (or a midnight snack for the husband, if he so chooses) which is good enough for me. I'll make this pancake recipe again, using my changes. NOTE: Remember that this pancake batter will be thick--so don't panic and think you've messed up your pancakes. It's supposed to look like that.

Dec 16, 2010

Prior to making these into gifts, I decided to test the recipe myself, and I'm glad I did. As other reviewers mentioned, the batter was extremely thick. I did however, try making a pancake before altering the original recipe to give the recipe the beneift of the doubt. It wasn't to my liking so I added approximately 1/4 cup of additional milk to the remaining batter. I made another pancake and decided to add a little vanilla, approximately 1/2 teaspoon. As others have mentioned, limiting the dry ingredients to 1 /4 cup to 1 cup milk would probably be the appropriate ratios for pancake batter. This would have been a 5* recipe if the dry/wet ratios were accurate. Otherwise, great tasting pancake with maple syrup. My 4 year old came into the kitchen and asked if we were having cinnamon rolls. They smelled delicious while cooking. One more note: Why would you layer everything if you only use part of the mix to make batter? You force your gift recipient to use it all or mix it up themselves and put the remaining back in the jar. I am not layering this recipe and mixing it up before packaging it. Sure, it is probably prettier by layering but just not practical with this recipe unless you plan to use the whole jar at once.

Jan 06, 2003

Very good, after modifications. I used 3 tbl. sugar, 5 tsp. cinnamon and added dried apples. I too used 1 c milk. The first reviewer was correct, this recipe doesn't measure out correctly. I added 1/2 c wheat flour the first time, and that made it 3 equal batches. The second time, however, I added 1/2 cup dried apples instead. When I measured it out, I got 3 batches, using 1 1/4 cup mix. You don't need a full cup of milk doing it that way. I'm selling these for Christmas this year. Hopefully they'll go like "hot cakes"!

Jan 06, 2003

Loved the cinnamon taste, thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 1015 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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