Spiced Pancake Mix and Other Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

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Make this spiced pancake mix to give as gifts, or keep for yourself to have great tasting pancakes any time. The ingredients shown here will make enough pancakes for 2 people or 1 gift.
Spiced Pancake Mix

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

Christmas gifts from the kitchen are wonderful to give to your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers.  Yes, it takes a little of your time, but the recipients will love it because it shows that you spent time and effort making the gift.  It’s also great to have on hand if unexpected guests arrive, they can always go home with one of your homemade gifts.

Recipes on The Good Plate

Ho! Ho! Ho! Eggnog Fudge
A perfect treat for the Holiday season.
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Eggnog Fudge

Eggnog Fudge

Black Forest Fudge
This is the fudge version of Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Fudge

Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Fudge
Want to know what to do with all those left over candy canes from Christmas? Why, make Peppermint Fudge, of course!
Get this recipe

Peppermint Fudge

Spiced Pancake Mix

Make this spiced pancake mix to give as gifts, or keep for yourself to have great tasting pancakes any time. The ingredients shown here will make enough pancakes for 2 people or 1 gift.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Course: Breakfast, Mix
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Calories per serving: 165kcal


Gift bags
quart size plastic bags


Each of the Spice Mix

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground mace
  • teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of vanilla powder *, See note below

For Each Package of Pancake Mix

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

To Make the Pancake Batter

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


For the Spice Mix

  • Mix all the ingredients together. If you are making a lot of the spice mix, then put it in a tin or glass jar and cover it until you are ready to use it.

For the Pancake Mix

  • Put all the ingredients plus the spice mix into a sifter. Sift well, and package. Write somewhere on the package what is needed to make the pancake batter.

To Make the Pancake Batter

  • Put the sifted dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the egg and milk, and stir together. Last, add the melted butter and stir. Set aside.
  • Heat a griddle or skillet to medium or 350F/177C. Grease the griddle with oil. Drop the batter in spoonfuls onto the hot griddle. When the cake shows bubbles on top about 2 minutes, it's time to turn the cake over and keep on the griddle until browned, another minute or so. Put the pancakes in a covered dish or container while you finished making the rest of the pancake. A tortilla warmer does an excellent job of this.
  • Serve with melted butter and syrup of your choice.


* If you cannot find vanilla powder, you can substitute vanilla sugar. If you make a large batch of this, you can add a few drops of liquid vanilla to the spice mixture as it swirls inside of a fast-spinning food processor.


Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 482mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
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Preparing the Fudge for Packaging

All the fudge was made and prepared for packaging. I used waxed paper to wrap the fudge because it does not stick, is relatively malleable, and costs less than parchment paper.

White Fudge Base for the Eggnog and Peppermint Fudge
Eggnog Fudge will be topped with dried cranberries
Peppermint Fudge is just right for the season
Chocolate Fudge Base for the Black Forest and Mocha Fudge
Mocha Fudge cooling with its espresso already added
Black Forest Fudge cooling with cherries already added
Fudge wrapped and sorted
Fudge ready for wrapping
Wrapped fudge – Peppermint, Mocha, Eggnog and Black Forest

Packaging Your Gifts

Gift Bags

Make nice gift baskets for friends, neighbors or family
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Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Yield10 bags
Estimated Cost20


  • Cut the paper into even pieces. Cut the sheet in half lengthwise, then cut each strip into 3 1/2 inch pieces. You will have a little paper left over.
  • Punch a hole into each paper
  • Write a little note for the occasion on the front side. Use a stamp if you have one.
  • Write the recipient's name on the backside.
  • Pull the ribbon through the hole to attach the tag to the gift bag.


The cost of this is less if you buy in bulk. You can make gift bags for any occasion just by having the supplies on hand when you need them.

If you want, you can make very elaborate gifts by going to your nearest arts and crafts supply and getting specialty papers and wraps, bags and boxes. Make gift tags and write your message on the front, and the recipient on the back.  You want to do this in case some of the gifts have an allergen, you will know which gift to give and the recipient not have to end up in the hospital – not a fun way to spend the holidays!

Tags are simple to make and attach to gift bags.

I put my bags in a nice basket that I usually use for Easter, but it did just fine with a nice Christmas bow.  That bow then was glued to a French barrette and became my Christmas hair bow.

Under the Christmas tree, ready to take to distribute.



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