Wheat pancakes from long term storage

Wondermill w/ Dry ingredients

Wondermill w/ Dry ingredients

This is my third post to the Grain Mill Wagon. All my posts have been a bit different then the other posts here. My recipes are designed to be made with dry goods as they are intended to be cooked at our off-grid cabin where we only have refrigeration when we are in camp.

For my last post I’m making a camp staple, pancakes. Traditionally we used purchased just add water mixes and kept the at the cabin. I wanted to try making a mix from scratch that could replace those store bought mixes, making several and storing them in mylar for use over the season.

This recipes, like all my recipes, is very easy, just the way I like it.

Wheat pancakes from long term storage
 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8.4 ounces hard white wheat (yields about 2 cups of flour)
  • 4.2 ounces hard red wheat (yields about 1 cup of flour)
  • ½ cup of powdered milk
  • 5 tablespoons egg powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter powder
  • 7 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups water (add a little more as needed)
Instructions
  1. Measure wheat and check for stones

    Wondermill w/ two cups white & one cup red wheat

  2. Power on the WonderMill and add the hard red and white wheat to the WonderMill set to the bread setting
  3. Once WonderMill has completed take resulting flour and add to mixing bowl
  4. Measure out remaining dry good and add to mixing bowl
  5. Mix dry goods to even consistency - I used a mixer but this could easily be done by hand

    Dry ingredients mixed

  6. At this point you have a dry mix that is ready for storage until use
  7. To make the pancakes add the water to the dry goods and mix until no powdered goods remain
  8. Heat frying pan or griddle on medium heat

    all set to make breakfast

  9. Grease pan (I used pam)
  10. measure out about ⅓ cup of the batter and place on frying pan
  11. Cook for about 1 minute and flip cooking for 1 additional minute
  12. Eat and enjoy :)

    whole wheat pancakes made with all dry goods


 

I have made the same recipe with milk, butter and eggs and the results are a fluffier pancake. But given our lack of refrigeration these are perfectly acceptable, as you can see in my video if you watch until the end 🙂

About BuffCleb

My Blog, http://www.bethnchris.com and related youtube page, http://youtube.com/buffcleb have chronicled my off-grid cabin & living, outdoors activities, related projects and getting back to basics with my food. Like so many people today I live and work in a modern world surrounded by walls. Walls might confine me but they don't define me.

My youtube/blog has a wide audience, ranging from the prepping / survival community to the back to the landers / free spirt. I believe there is a common drive by a large part of population thats confined by walls to get our hands dirty and do things like our forefathers did. So while my audience varies greatly in their motivation I celebrate that common drive.

Over the past year I have expanded my exploration to getting back to basics with food. I have always gardened but was not a cook and relied on my wife to take care of that. Even with the garden most everything we ate came from a box. It still does but I'm trying to simplify and get my food from sources that at least resemble there natural form. It is a path though and I have a only just begun it. Cooking with whole grains is one of those first steps.

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I have completed the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge and was asked to write a little something about my experience doing it.

Reading the recipes on this site shows there is some great talent out there. I tried to come from a different direction. My recipes are simple enough that even a beginner can attempt them and have a good chance of success which will motivate you to try new things. I know for me this was the case.

Working with raw wheat berries was also a joy. I brought several friends loaves of fresh bread made with wheat I ground not 10 minutes before preparation and they all commented about the taste... and the ease of using the WonderMill added only a couple of minutes to the prep time. Several of those friends have ordered a WonderMill after trying our bread.

All and all this was a great experience and I enjoyed doing it. Using the WonderMill created a superior product to what I could get from stores and was affordable. I'd encourage anyone interested in backing with whole wheat to get one

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