I love having these mixes on hand because they make cooking so much easier. Especially, when it comes to making food like pancakes and waffles. The process just takes way too long. Also, the pre-made pancakes and other pre-made foods from the stores just is not as good as when made at home. My advice? Save money and time by making your own homemade mixes!
The photos above and below show the mixes I have made so far. Some are new and others, I have been making for a while now.
The front of the storage bottles are labeled with the type of mix and at the back, I wrote out the ingredients for each mix plus a recipe to go along with the mix. I also listed the source where I found the mix just in case I need to go back to it. I picked up those bottles from Walmart, peeled off the labels, and used my own labeling.
Homemade Brownie Mix
Source: The back label of a Nestle Toll House Baking Coca Can. I doubled the dry ingredients for brownies and placed them in the storage bottle. Other great ideas can be found here at crazyforcrust.com. This is my first time making a brownie mix!
And here are some brownies I made from the mix.
Homemade Muffin Mix
Source: thethriftycouple.com. This is the first time I have made muffin mixes!
And there is a basic recipe from the mix on the same site. I added in the blueberries.
Homemade Bisquick Mix
Source: Moneysavingmom.com. I have been making this one for years now and love it.
And I have been making this pancake recipe from bettycrocker.com using Bisquick mix for a few years now, too. It really turns out light and fluffy all the time.
Homemade Oat Flour
Source: Not sure where I got the idea; but it is very simple and a no-brainer! Simply place desired amount of oats in a blender and blend until fine like flour! Here I used 5 cups.
And some cookies I made using this flour along with all-purpose flour from a Taste of Homes Cook book I own.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix – Great for the holidays!
Source: food.com. I have been using this mix for a few years now and it really is a great tasting pumpkin spice mix.
As you can see above, the recipe calls for teaspoons. I usually multiply this by huge amounts to make a big batch.
Homemade Granola Mix
Source: Right here on the blog (see this page). Great for toppings in parfait and oatmeal and whatever other recipe that calls for granola toppings!
Do you make your own dry mixes, too? Do you find them very economical as I do? I would love to hear about it in the comments section!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).