$0.06 per pancake 74% savings save $61.80 yearly
Happy July 13th, everyone!
One year ago today, Pennies & Pancakes was born... and it has been quite the adventure!
I have SO enjoyed sharing recipes, frugal tips, price comparisons, and being connected to people from all over. When I started this little blog, I never thought it would take off on a world-wide scale. It's been amazing to have readers contact me with question and comments not only within the USA, but from Australia, Germany, Asia, and other places as well. I LOVE IT!!
This morning I woke up, realizing right away that it had been exactly a year... okay maybe not right away... it took me a while to push through my foggy-minded state after being awakened (much too early) by a wailing 18-month old who's still adjusting to this new house and new bedroom set-up.
So it was more like an hour or two later when I figured it out.
It seemed obvious that, in honor of this "special day," there was really only one option for breakfast:
My FAVORITE pancakes of all time ever in the whole world times infinity...Or at least in the 29 years that I've been around to eat pancakes.
I love 'em so much! They are slightly different from my perfect pancakes recipe, because the goal is not to make these as cheaply as possible...though really the difference in price is pennies.
They are definitely budget friendly... and easy as can be.
The heartiness of the whole wheat with a touch of sugar and vanilla make these beautifully fluffy pancakes taste incredible! The real secret? The vinegar... and that's all I'm saying. I hope you're intrigued.
So, I quickly whipped up a batch before the rest of the household was awake... told you it was early.
No more foggy-mind. No more wailing baby (as her mouth was too full)... just me, and a pile of pancakes, strawberries, and blueberries dripping in homemade syrup.
Thank you all for reading, for your comments, for your emails, and your support!
I love you guys!
Favorite Whole Wheat Pancakes
*Makes 18 large pancakes
2 C. whole wheat flour (or combination of whole wheat and all-purpose)
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 C. milk
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla
*2 Tbsp. vinegar
Pre-heat a non-stick griddle between medium and medium low.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
With a whisk, thoroughly mix in the milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla until all ingredients are fully incorporated and the batter is smooth.
*Add the vinegar just before cooking. Whisk it in thoroughly.
Pour the batter onto the griddle to desired size. Watch the edges of the batter for dryness, and the top the middle of the batter for bubbles. Flip pancakes and allow to cook on the other side until cooked through.
Serve hot with desired condiments. Batter may be stored in the fridge for future use. Pancakes freeze well in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag.
~ Savings ~
25 lb. flour - $7.20 = 94.5 C = $0.007/T = $0.224
12 oz. baking powder - $1.69 = 70.875 tsp. = $0.024/tsp. = $0.144
26 oz. salt - $0.44 = 48T = $0.004/T = $0.001
25 lb. sugar - $13.94 = 945 T = $0.015/T = $0.030
1 gallon milk = $2.68 = $0.1675/C = $0.335
1 dozen eggs = $1.79 = $0.15/egg = $0.30
8 fl. oz. vanilla - $0.98 = 48 tsp. = $0.0204/tsp. = $0.041
Canola oil - $6.78 = 256 T = $0.026/T = $0.052
2 gal. vinegar - $3.58 = 32 C = $0.112/C = $0.014
Total Recipe Cost = $1.14
Cost per Pancake = $0.06
Kellog's Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes (frozen 12 ct.) - $2.82
Per Pancake = $0.235
"Over a Year" Scenario
Make Favorite Whole Wheat Pancakes 20 times = $22.80
Buy equivalent Kellogg's Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes (frozen 12 ct.) = $84.60
*Money Saved = $61.80