DIY: Gift in a Jar #3

A gift in a jar: the dry ingredients of a recipe, layered on top of each other. An easy to create, homemade gift for the holidays.


Gift in a Jar #3:

Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake Mix

What you will need:

  • A wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar
  • Ribbon, paper, gift tags or whatever you’d like to use for decorating the jar
  • 2 cups of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup instant dry milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Layer the above ingredients in the jar, packing each one firmly in place before adding the next one.

Attach a gift card with the following cooking directions:


  • 1 jar Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake Mix
  • 2/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups of water

Lightly grease a griddle and preheat it over medium low heat. Put the Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake mix in a large bowl, and in a separate small bowl, beat together the vegetable oil and eggs. Then slowly pour the mixture into the large bowl, alternating with water, and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, into the prepared griddle. Cook on both sides until golden brown, flip when the surface begins to bubble.

The above gift in a jar should last for at least 6 months!


Stay in tune for one last DIY gift in a jar,

Vicky :)