Baking mixes are convenient, easy to use, and save time when baking. However, when you purchase prepackaged baking mixes you have no control over the ingredients used.
Making your own baking mixes not only gives you the convenience of a baking mix but the ability to use your own recipe and ingredients as well.
Not only that, homemade baking mixes are a great way to save money.
When I make my own baking mixes I do not use any special recipes. My own recipes for pancakes, waffles, cookies, etc. lend themselves perfectly to making mixes.
Here’s how I make my own homemade baking mixes.
- Canning Jars
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Canning Funnel
- Canning Lids & Rings
- Dry Ingredients from Recipe of Choice
1. Determine which recipe you will use for your homemade baking mix.
Other ideas are cookies, quick breads, and biscuits.
2. Gather all supplies listed above.
3. Create a sort of assembly line by putting the ingredients, one at a time, into however many jars you have chosen to fill.
Example, put the flour into each jar, and then the salt, etc. Also, a canning funnel really helps with this process.
4. Use a whisk to stir all ingredients inside of each jar.
5. Place a lid and ring on each jar. Alternatively, you can use peanut butter jar lids on regular mouth canning jars.
6. Label the jars.
As you can see this isn’t a hard process. I usually mix up several jars of mixes when I am going to make that recipe.
In the picture below you can see that when I made pancakes and waffles I made up four additional batches of the dry ingredients so that I wouldn’t have to measure out the dry ingredients the next four times I wanted to make them.
I already had the ingredients out, and it really only took a few extra minutes.
I recently decided that I wanted something a little more attractive than the little slips of paper I wrote on. So, I made some labels for the tops of the jars and the fronts.
Would like to have some cute labels, too?
Well, you’re in luck. I have created editable PDFs that you can type on and save. You can also print the labels out and then write on them if you prefer.
Have you ever made your own baking mixes? What recipes do you like to use?
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This post has been updated from a post that I published in May 2011.