live-simply-saturday3Welcome to Living Simply Saturdays 2009! So glad that Stephanie is back with this delightful Saturday carousel. Be sure to visit the other participants — and leave your own thoughts about Living Simply Saturdays.

One of my New Year resolutions is for my family to live more simply, more frugally, and more abundantly!  Starting with homemade mixes. Yes, you can make your own mix ~~ modify the sugar content, eliminate the sugar  (or replace with Stevia), and change up the flours with all or partial whole grain flours.


I tried a Buttermilk Waffle and Pancake Mix. In particular, the waffles are  completely wonderful AND I individually froze them on a cookie sheet, stacked in a zip lock bag and we have our own frozen waffles for the toaster. It really worked too! Crispy outside and tender inside.


Here is the mix recipe:


Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix

2 cups dry buttermilk powder
8 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
8 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir with a wire whisk until evenly distributed. Pour into a 12 cup container with a tight fitting lid (I used a 1 gallon zip lock bag). Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months. Makes about 10-1/2 cups.

When ready to use:

2.5 cups mix
2 cups water
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup canola oil

Preheat waffle baker. In a large bowl, combine waffle mix, water, egg yolks and oil. Beat with a wire whisk until just blended. In medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into eff-yolk mixture. Bake according to waffle-baker instructions. Makes approx. 12 waffles. Enjoy!

Note: I did not separate the eggs but just put them into the batter whole.