Four-Grain Flapjacks (Single Recipe and 6 x’s for a mix)

Four-Grain Flapjacks

Makes about 18 – 4 ½” cakes

From Joy of Cooking

In a large bowl:

Whisk together         Ingredients             Mix (6 x recipe)

1 cup                                 Whole wheat flour                  6 cups

¾ cup                              All-purpose flour                    4 ¼ cups

⅓ cup                               Cornmeal                                   2 cups

¼ cup                              Rolled oats, either kind        1 ½ cups

2 T                                     Sugar                                          ¾ cup

2 tsp                                  Baking powder                        ¼ cup

1 tsp                                   Salt                                          2 T (scant)

½ tsp                                Baking soda                              1 T

½ tsp                                Cinnamon, ground                  1 T

Pinch of                            Nutmeg, ground                    ⅛ tsp

In another bowl:

Whisk together         For Mix only                    Mix (6 x recipe)

1 ¾ cup milk                  Dry milk powder *                 2 cups

4 T melted butter

¼ cup honey

3 large eggs                     Whole eggs, powdered *     1 cup + 2 T

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently whisk them together, mixing just until combined.

Spoon ¼ cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake.

When using the mix

Use 3 cups of the mix combined with the melted butter, the honey and 2 + cups of water. It will seem runny at first but will get thicker.

*If you don’t have powdered milk or powdered eggs you can make the mix without them. When making the batter use 2 ½ cups of the dry mix with the wet ingredients as called for.

Update on Honey – ZayCon vs. Reisinger

I just talked to Janice Reisinger this morning. Their prices haven’t changed.

There are 12 lbs of honey in a gallon.


Reisinger  $52.80  for 2 gallons

ZayCon      $65.90  for 2 gallons

Besides, 5 gallon jugs are easier to handle than gallon pails and local honey is more beneficial for you than “foreign”  honey :).

Make it a great one!

No Work Chicken

This comes from Make It Now Bake It Later on page 35. I use several good recipes from this cookbook.

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup Dijon Mustard (I prefer 1/4 cup)

1 Tbsp. Curry powder

2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

Mix all these ingredients in a small bowl then add to 4 chicken breasts in a zip-top freezer bag labeled with these instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place thawed chicken and sauce in an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish. Bake covered for 1 hour.

Honey Wheat Bread Recipe



Magic Mill Honey Wheat Bread 1



Chocolate Zucchini Bread (using beans for butter–or not)

Still have Zucchini in your garden and dry white beans & wheat in your food storage? Here’s a recipe that uses all three but can be easily adapted to what you have on hand.

1 3/4 cup sugar (can use a little less sugar &/or part brown or honey)

1/2 cup margarine (butter, coconut oil, applesauce, bean butter*)

1 cup oil (bean butter, coconut oil)

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour milk (1/2 tsp. cider vinegar or lemon with 1/2 c. plain milk, let sit briefly)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking soda

5 Tbsp. cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups flour (use 1/2 white, 1/2 whole wheat or more of this and less white)

2 cups grated Zucchini (I prefer it to be finely grated as do most children)

Cream sugar, fats, and eggs. Add milk. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Fold in grated Zucchini.

Grease your baking pan: Sheet cake size, or a 9 x 13 and an 8 x 8.

Pour batter into pan. You can sprinkle  with 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips & 1/2 cups walnuts if you like or just one or the other.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

*See the following post for Bean Butter recipe and directions.


1 cube butter, softened

8 oz. cream cheese

1 tsp. vanilla

Add powdered sugar to desired consistency. Add a little milk to thin if necessary.

Mix well and frost cake when cooled.