Camping Kitchen: Shake and Wake Pancakes

Pancakes and coffee in a motorhome

Shake ‘n’ Wake Pancakes

This family-tested recipe is a great addition to your camp kitchen. Nothing says “vacation” like pancakes. Ditch the measuring tools, bowls and whisks, and use this recipe to serve up from-scratch pancakes while on the road. It can made on a camp stove, in an RV kitchen, or even in a cast-iron pan over the fire. These are thick cakes, almost like scones, and a great hearty breakfast for adventurers. Enjoy!

W Family “Shake and Wake” Pancakes
Before your trip, prepare as many quart jars of dry mix as you will need for the trip. Your mix will fill about half a jar (don’t use a tall jar, it will get messy on the other end). Bring another clean jar for prepping your wet ingredients.

Per jar (about 10 thick pancakes for each jar):

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon + ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

    Little girl shaking pancake mix

    Family fun in the kitchen!

To make your pancakes:

  1. In the other clean glass jar add: 3 tablespoons melted butter (tip: you can melt this right in the pan you will use to cook), 1 1/2  cups milk, and 1 egg. Shake the ‘wet’ jar until the egg is nicely mixed in. (You can also whisk it around with a fork).
  2. Pour the wet jar contents into the dry jar ingredients.
  3. Replace the lid and shake for around 2 minutes. This is a great job for kids!
  4. Rest batter for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat a large pan over whatever surface you have. Grease with melted butter or just rub your butter pat on the pan. (Best to re-grease between batches).
  6.  Pour out pancakes onto the pan. You will see the batter is lumpy, but it will taste good.
  7. Flip when you see bubbles.
  8. Eat when done on both sides!

Be sure to tightly seal your syrup bottle when you travel, and bring extra dish soap for sticky dishes. And enjoy!

Published: February 13th, 2014

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by vancouvercampingmom

Morgan was raised on camping by her father and maternal grandparents. A life-long Vancouverite, she is a tourism instructor at BCIT and Royal Roads University and a customer service trainer. Morgan lives in East Vancouver with her family and puts a heavy emphasis on family travel as a way to learn, grow, and reconnect.

2 thoughts on "Camping Kitchen: Shake and Wake Pancakes"

Ben says:

Pancakes are really hard heat-wise around the campfire. I failed at it the other weekend, turned out lumpy pancakes. Be sure to grease the pan well:

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