Pancake Mix-in-a-Jar

Pancake Mix In A Jar: perfect for gift giving this homemade pancake mix in jar is a delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive gift idea.

Pancake Mix In A Jar: perfect for gift giving this homemade pancake mix in jar is a delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive gift idea.

This pancake mix in a jar is a favourite of mine.  It’s easy to put together and make the most delicious pancakes.

This is the first post in a series of Christmas Gifts for Under $10 -perfect for a hostess, bus driver, neighbour, or friend.


Today I’m sharing my very favourite pancakes with you. I grew up on Aunt Jemima and thought that was what pancakes tasted like. When I got married my husband started making us pancakes from scratch -what a difference, and the real maple syrup didn’t hurt either. They are so light, and fluffy, and yummy. If you’ve never tried them before consider it Christmas holiday homework. 😉

Pancake Dry Ingredients:

To make these into an in-a-jar recipe, combine these dry ingredients and whisk together:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

I used a cute canister from the dollar store to put the homemade pancake mix into.

DIY pancake mix in a jar

Pancake Mix Instructions Printable Gift Tag

Then I made this cute printable that gives the recipient the list of wet ingredients to add.

You can download it and print it here.

I printed it on card stock, cut it out, and added a little glitter -cause everything is better with glitter. Then just punch a hole in the top, and tie it onto the canister with a little Christmas ribbon. I added a little pine and rosehips for fun.

Pancake Mix in a Jar

Syrup Ideas

Along with the pancake mix-in-a-jar, I thought it would be nice to include some syrup. I found this delicious looking raspberry syrup, but real maple syrup would be great too.

raspberry syrup

My syrup was around $5, the canister $1, and I had the other ingredients, making this a great under $10 Christmas gift! I think this would be really fun to bring as a hostess gift for a dinner party, and mention something like “you made us this beautiful dinner so here’s something to help with breakfast tomorrow”.

Pancake Mix in a Jar

With pancake mix in jar, life really is a party!

You might also like our Breakfast In Bed Gift Basket here.

Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, thoughtful gift, includes a recipe and homemade mix for pancakes, and free printable.

Also check out our Jelly Donut Pancake recipe here.

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You might also enjoy our Easy Food Processor Scones recipe here.

Easy Food Processor Scones: easy and quick to make in your food processor, these flakey scones are perfect for a tea party, breakfast, or snack.


  1. Simple, creative and thoughtful gift! Thanks for sharing. Do you know about how many pancakes it would make? I just know someone will ask lol!

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