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My Many Non-Supermom Capes (Recipe: Big Batch Pancakes)

I’ve admitted it before on my blog and honestly, don’t have to say this outloud because it is very clear to those who know me that I am not “Supermom”. Supermom has never been one of the cape’s hanging in my closet. I have plenty of the “forget to pick your child up from preschool” mom capes and “lock your keys in the car with your kids in it” mom capes, but no supermom capes. Oh, and how could I forget my favorite cape… “Your kid is yelling out curse words in Target” cape. That’s my favorite. Oh yeah.

It is funny to me how something as simple as making a big batch of pancakes, flash freezing them in the freezer, and then heating them up for a hot breakfast for the kids on a busy school morning makes me feel like I could at least have part of the “supermom” cape. I know… it isn’t anything huge, feeding your kids pancakes for breakfast. Sometimes, however, it is that little extra effort that pushes you into the category of actually feeling like you have your act together for once. Days where I feel frazzled to get all 5 of us ready and out the door by the time the school bell rings, having a hot breakfast for them makes me feel a bit like “supermom”. Do you think I can maybe trade the “ooops….I forgot to feed my kids breakfast this morning, here have these smooshed up graham crackers that have been in the diaper bag for six months” cape for an “occasionally when the stars all align I seem to have my act together” cape? Yeah… alright. I didn’t think so.

Big Batch Pancakes

Makes: 30 Pancakes

4 cups all-purpose flour
8 Tbs sugar
8 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 cups milk
1 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla

  1. Heat your pan or griddle to medium low heat.
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients and mix together. Next, add in the liquids and eggs. Mix until smooth.
  3. Pour the mix onto the griddle by scant 1/3 cup. When bubbles form on top, turn over and cook until golden.
  4. To flash freeze pancakes allow to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, place pancakes, 6 at a time, on a large cookie sheet. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and place in an air tight storage container or freezer bag and put back into freezer until ready to use. Continue until all pancakes have been “flash frozen”. Why flash freeze? Why not skip that step and just stick them in the freezer?  Flash freezing each pancake individually allows you to stack them after wards for storage without each pancake sticking to each other. That way, of you want to take out 1 pancake or 5, you can grab them each individually without worrying about breaking and sticking.

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  1. I am going to try this! Thanks so much! It would be a major timesaver. I have been substituting all of the flour in recipes with whole wheat flour for about 6 months, and every recipe has been fine. So, I will do that here. Just wanted to share!

  2. The subsequent time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I imply, I do know it was my choice to learn, however I truly thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you possibly can fix if you werent too busy searching for attention..

  3. Lovely, I eat such batch at least twice a year after a nice workout in the gym…

    I don’t like pancakes too much, but once or twice a year I get the strong craving to eat as much as I can with tons of syrup and milk.


    Tomorrow is the day

  4. I recommended this post/recipe on stumbleupon!! Love it!


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