2019-12-19 Edition of Tabi’s Tidbits


Whole Grain Pancake Mix Gift in a Jar Recipe

Yields one 16 oz. gift jar and two 32 oz. gift jars

2 C rolled oats, pulsed in the food processor a few times (or substitute 1 cup of rolled rye for 1 cup of rolled oats)

2 C all purpose flour

2 C whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 C turbinado sugar, 1/4 cup date sugar

1 C buttermilk powder

3 TBS baking powder

2 TBS pumpkin pie spice

3 tsp Redmond sea salt

½ tsp baking soda

Glass jars: two 32 oz jars & one 16 oz jar

♦ Mix the ingredients in a large bowl until combined.

♦ Using a wide mouthed funnel or a parchment paper cone, fill the jars.  Seal the jars tightly.

♦ Wrap festive ribbon around the lid and include the following directions with your gift:

Additional ingredients required per batch:

1/3 C unsalted butter, coconut oil, melted or avocado oil

2 large eggs

1 C milk or water


♦ To make pancakes, add 2 cups of the pancake mix into a medium bowl.

♦ Beat eggs in a mixing bowl. Mix in the melted and butter or oil with the milk or water and add to the eggs. Sift in the pancake mix while mixing well.

♦ Preheat griddle on medium-low heat and add some avocado oil, coconut oil or butter to lightly grease it. Pour batter by ¼ cupfuls onto the hot griddle.

♦ Flip the pancake once small bubbles start appearing in the batter, appx after 2 minutes. Cook until second side is golden brown.

♦ Serve the pancakes with butter and maple syrup!

Coconut Caramel Snack Mix Gift in a Jar Recipe

1½ C pretzels

1 1/2 C cashews

1½ C shredded cereal or O’s

1 1/2 C thick coconut flakes

1/2 C turbinado sugar

Glass jars: two 32 oz. jars

♦ Starting with the pretzels, layer half of each ingredient in a glass jar.  Finish by topping with sugar.  Seal the jars tightly.

♦ Wrap some festive ribbon around the lid and include the following directions with your gift:

Additional ingredients required (for each jar)

1/4 C unsalted butter

1/2 C maple syrup or brown rice syrup

1/16 tsp baking soda


♦ Pour the sugar off of the top of the jar and add to a small cup.  Put all the ingredients onto a large serving platter or cookie tray.

♦ In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, add the syrup and reserved sugar, and stir well to combine. Continue stirring until the caramel comes to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook three more minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda with a whisk until the sauce is thick and looks a bit fizzy.

♦ Carefully drizzle the warm caramel sauce over the snack mix. Allow to cool completely before serving.

♦ Store any leftover snack mix in a jar with an airtight lid for 3-4 days.

2 thoughts on “2019-12-19 Edition of Tabi’s Tidbits

  1. You should be on the Food Network with your own show. Yummy sounding stuff.

    Back in my younger days when I could leap tall buildings in a single bound, move faster than a speeding bullet, I could zip, scurry, zoom, whippin’ and cracking around in the kitchen too. You sound flat-out badass in the kitchen setting. (lol) I’m not or wasn’t as fast as you it seems. Didn’t mind eating my mistakes or experiments either.

    You remind me of my mother and great Aunt. Great aunt was an old buzzard (not meaning you’re anything like an old buzzard.) that lived through the latter 1800s, depression, etc. Made her own soap, hand washed laundry, wore her prairie styled pioneer bonnet. long dress, large aprons, not much went to waste, etc., until she died. No way would she use boxed foods or mixes. Could cook up a storm on an old two burner with oven gas stove. Upgraded from a small wood burning cook stove. She would fry me up some apples and make goodies/mixes/soups in jars to keep and give away. Wasn’t a bit shy about letting politicians to the feminist of her days and latter ones what she thought of them and why.

    Still have a bag of dried sourdough starter from the 1800s from her.

    Sugar in the raw…. good stuff, I like it.

    I gave old family recipes to extended family, sadly. I used to make stuff like this to give away when doing volunteer work or older folks in the hood. Or pass out “Amish Friendship Bread” to them with some starter for holidays, or Monkey Breads. G-Aunt had an older version of that Friendship bread she put in old jars, one dry – one wet ingredients, fresh. Mix, let rise, bake. But not the same recipes found today.

    Thought I heard a singing bowl in there too. Could be in my ears. Oh well good stuff. TY for my time out from real life. Now to get back to being T-totally pissed off while the USA falls faster than Rome or Pompeii.

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    • Thanks for sharing those memories, Setfree. I just love stories like this. I have heard of Amish friendship bread and have made monkey bread.
      That wasn’t a singing bowl, merely a metal bowl that has its own song, lol


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