Making any gift-giving occasion even more special with a homemade gift. Homemade pancake mix in a jar such as this apple cinnamon pancake mix is an ideal DIY gift idea!
I love giving homemade gifts. They’re just more special! And as a bonus, they’re also cheaper. That’s especially true when it comes to gifts in a jar!
You can make a huge variety of different gift ideas, but food is always a top choice.
If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time, you probably know how much I like sharing homemade gift ideas. It should come as no surprise that I would include some gifts in a jar in my handmade gift series.
This apple cinnamon pancake mix in a jar is perfect for anyone on your gift-giving list. I have even included free printable labels along with the recipe below for you to create your own pancake mix gift in a jar quickly and easily.
Note: If you love homemade gift mixes in a jar, be sure to check out my Easy Soup in a Jar, Banana Dark Chocolate Bread Mix in a Jar, or Milky Way Cookie Mix in a Jar.
Decorate The Jar For A Gift That Keeps Giving
I wanted my gift to also be useful long after the pancake mix was gone. So I decided to decorate the jar! That way, it would look nice when given and could be used as a vase or a special jar after using the pancake mix.
I did a little paint-dipped technique on my jar before filling it with the mix. Just grab some DecoArt Gloss Enamels in true red and desert turquoise to match the printable labels.
Then, paint a few coats on the outside of the jar as shown below, allowing it to dry between coats. The final touch is to bake the jar to cure the paint before adding your pancake mix.
Now let’s fill that jar!
Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to create the pancake mix to fill your jar.
- 3 cups flour
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup diced dried apple pieces
How To Make Pancake Mix For Your Jar
Mix all of the recipe ingredients together then add them to a wide mouth quart-sized mason jar. This recipe creates the perfect amount of mix to fill the jar to the top.
Once your jar is filled, attach the printable labels to your jar. The first label is the name of the mix. The second label (that I put on the back) has the instructions for using the mix to make pancakes. You can pull up the printables for the rest of the recipe if you just want to make some pancakes!
Free Printable Pancake Mix Gift Labels
To get your free printable labels, sign up for our newsletter below! The labels will then be sent to your email, where you can download and print as many copies as you like. Remember that all printables are for personal use only. For commercial use or if you have trouble with the download, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to help!
In case you were wondering how this mix tastes, I did make some pancakes! And, they turned out delicious. The instructions serve 5 and use about 1/2 of the mix at a time. I prefer mine with a drizzle of syrup. YUM!
Tip: I used glue dots to attach my labels so they would not be permanent and could be removed from the jar once the mix was finished.
I used washi tape around the lid band as a quick and easy way to give it another pop of red and finished look.
This handmade gift is super simple to make and will put a smile on your recipient’s face. How many people will you treat to an apple cinnamon pancake mix gift in a jar?
Looking For More Handmade Gift Ideas? Try These Too!
If you love this homemade pancake mix gift in a jar, you’ll love these other homemade gift ideas.
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- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 ¼ tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup dried apples diced
- Mix all of the ingredients together then add to a wide mouth quart-sized mason jar.
- Print out the labels and add them to the jar. Decorate the jar and gift it.
Love this, going to make these, we eat pancakes often for our breakfast, sometimes for our supper. Could I substitute another fruit if apples not available or just want a change? Thanks so much for labels.
This sounds like a great gift. I plan on making several. Thx. for all the goodies
It looks perfect, I am sure it tastes perfect and Double sure that it is super Delish! Great Job Angie. Loving this to bits! The pancake mix looks heavenly !
I’m not on Instagram, but I wanted to tell you, love your ideas and love your Blue Heeler! We have two. Are you on any Blue Heeler Facebook pages?
We love them too Connie! I am not on any facebook pages for them however.