DISCLOSURE | This post is sponsored by Newell Brands, makers of BALL® Fresh Preserving Products. All opinions and ideas are my own.
I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for easy and super cute gift ideas during the holidays for neighbors, teachers, and friends. This year I thought this Christmas Morning Pancakes in a Jar Gift Idea would be a fun time saver. Not only is it a cute gift, anything that helps make Christmas morning a little more relaxed is a win in my books.
I’ve collected BALL® Canning Jars for several years now, I’ve also made them a staple in gift giving as well. I use them every year to package up my Roasted Tomatillo & Avocado Salsa Verde for my family. So when the BALL® brand asked me to participate in their Secret Santa gift exchange I was thrilled. We were asked to create a DIY gift idea using our favorite BALL® Canning Jars and then mail it to our assigned Secret Santa partner. So fun!
BALL® 32 oz Smooth-Sided Regular or Wide Mouth Mason Jars
BALL® 4 oz Regular Mouth Glass Jars
Pancake Mix, recipe found below
Printable Tags found HERE
Ribbon or Bakers Twine
First, you’ll need to mix up the fluffy pancake mix. These pancakes are going to be a hit on Christmas morning.
- 6 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 TB Baking Powder
- 2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
- Syrup, of your choice
- Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and wisk together.
- Store mix in an airtight container.
- To make pancakes from mix add 1 cup mix + 1 cup milk + 1 beaten egg.
- Pour 1/4 cup batter on to greased non-stick skillet, when the top of the pancake is bubbly flip until both sides are golden brown.
- Add fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips to make your pancakes even better.
- Each cup of pancake mix will yield about 4-6 pancakes depending on size.
Lastly, fill your BALL® 4 oz. Regular Mouth Glass Mason Jars with your favorite syrup! These 4 oz jars are a perfect size, I included 2 jars of syrup with each jar of pancake mix. Tie some cute ribbon or twine and you’re done.
I love this cute idea. You could either include the wet ingredients with this gift idea, but I figure most families usually have the milk and eggs on hand.
Once I was done with my Secret Santa gift idea I secured it carefully with bubble wrap and wrapped it up in a box to send off to Katie from The Crafty Blog Stalker. Which is so fun because I’ve met Katie several times while attending several blogging events and she’s so sweet. I hope her family enjoys some fluffy pancakes on Christmas morning.
After I sent out my Secret Santa gift idea to Katie I received mine from my Secret Santa – Arlene from
Flour on my Face. How cute is this package!?!
This box was full of goodies for a Christmas family popcorn movie night. Such a great idea! I love how my Secret Santa packaged it, right down to the very cute mini BALL® jars filled with popcorn seasonings! How cute are they?! My boys might have gotten a little excited for this and we can’t wait for December 1st when we watch our favorite Christmas movie Elf.
I hope these ideas have inspired you to get creative with your favorite BALL® jars when it comes to holiday gift giving this year. There are so many ideas of DIY gifts that you could put in the jars.
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Gold Striped Mason Jar and Free Printable Holiday Tags
Katie Adams says
Thank you so much for my gift of Christmas Morning Pancakes! Such a fun idea and my kids can’t wait to make them!