This recipe for Hearty Oat Baking Mix is from my second book, Come Home To Supper, which features around two hundred recipes to help busy families come home to the kinds of meals we grew up on. This homemade baking mix can be used for a wide variety of recipes that I feature in Come Home To Supper and I’ll try to bring you more of them here in the future, just check the bottom of this post for links to them as I add them. First up is Paradise Pancakes!
By using half oats and half flour in this mixture, you add some great nutrient content and end up with a baking mix far better for you than store bought mixes. Since this has fresh butter in it, I store mine in the refrigerator in zipper seal bags or a sealed container. A good way to know how long your mix will last is to check the expiration date on your butter, which is the first ingredient to spoil among what you are using. Once the mix is made up, I just write the butter’s expiration date on the top and I know about how long I have to use it up. If you end up with a lot and that date is approaching, this mix also freezes well.
To make this, you’ll need: All purpose flour, baking soda, quick oats*, baking powder, salt, butter, and a wee bit of sugar.
*Quick oats work best in this. If you have old fashioned oats you can use them to make quick oats by placing them in a blender and pulsing them just a few times.
Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
Beat them with an electric hand mixer until well blended and no lumps of butter remain. That’s it! Store this in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Use this baking mix in place of store bought mix to make biscuits, quick breads, cookies (recipes below), and some of the best pancakes to ever pass your lips (recipe below for that, too!).
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3 cups quick cooking oats I recommend quick cooking rather than old fashioned for this
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
- In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients until well combined.
- Add butter and mix thoroughly with a hand mixer until well incorporated.
- Store Hearty Oat Baking Mix in a sealed cntainer in the refrigerator.
Recipes this baking mix works well in:
Paradise Pancakes (you can also just make plain pancakes using this recipe)
I make rolls and biscuits using this mix as well and I’ll try to post some of those recipes soon.
More recipes using this mix can be found in Come Home To Supper and I’ll add more to this list as I post them.
Did you post recipes using this mix to make quickbread?
Looking forward to the rolls and biscuits made from this mix. Sounds intriguing! 🙂
I will be making this baking mix tomorrow,i’m always making cookies for the grand kids and now i can have them over for breakfast.You are awesome i love your posts. Please keep them coming.
I love the convenience of a baking mix. I love the idea of a homemade mix even more. No “extra” ingredients. Thanks for this one.