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One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is having special traditions with my family. We have started quite a few traditions over the years including:
- Setting up our Christmas tree while watching Christmas movies and indulging Swiss Miss
- Driving around our neighborhood to see all of the pretty Christmas lights
- Spending a full day baking lots and lots of cookies
- Reading the Christmas story from the Bible Christmas Eve before my kids go to bed
- Giving a new ornament to each of our kids and each other each Christmas
These things are fun memories the children look forward to every year now!
We moved into our new (to us) home in February of this year, so it will be our first Christmas here. Not only that, but for the first time EVER we will be staying home all day on Christmas! In the past, we would hurriedly open presents, then get ready and head to my in-laws’ for the rest of the day where we’d also exchange gifts and then enjoy Christmas dinner together. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always been a lovely time with family, but Orin and I felt badly for the kids who had just gotten all these new toys that they wanted to play with and enjoy but we’d have to pack up and leave before they ever had the chance. By the time we would get home on Christmas day it would be late and time for bed.
But THIS year, we are hosting Christmas dinner at our house! The kids can open their gifts and then enjoy playing while Orin and I fix dinner for our family and extended family.
Because we’ll be home all day this year for Christmas, I wanted to add a new tradition to our Christmas morning. After a little brainstorming I thought of the perfect thing — Swiss Miss pancakes for breakfast! My kids just love hot cocoa and pancakes, so I thought this would be the perfect combination for them!
Since I’ve never made Swiss Miss pancakes before, I wanted to do a trial run before Christmas. I stopped into my local Walmart and grabbed a box of Swiss Miss and a few other ingredients last week to try it out. While the box of 10 is enough for one batch of recipes, look for the Super Value Pack which includes 30 envelopes – that way you’ll have plenty of extra Swiss Miss for hot cocoa for everyone!
With a little bit of trial and error I came up with a delicious recipe for Swiss Miss Pancakes that I wanted to share with you today!
- 1½ cups of flour
- 5 packets of Swiss Miss
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat griddle or frying pan on low heat. I find that heat level 2 or 3 works best for my stove, but you'll need to see what works best for yours.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together. (flour, Swiss Miss, baking powder, baking soda, salt)
- Use a wisk to blend together the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil
- Wisk dry and wet ingredients together.
- For an extra special treat, you can add some whipped cream topping to these pancakes!
These pancake turned out so delicious! I let the kids taste test them as well and Maggie exclaimed that they were the best pancakes she’s ever had! I think for Christmas morning I will kick it up a notch and create reindeer with these pancakes. It should be fairly easy to do. I’ll just add two pieces of bacon to the top for antlers and then use whipped cream to create eyes and a red cherry for a nose!
Pick up a box of Swiss Miss on your next trip to Walmart and make these pancakes for your own family this Christmas! Grab the 30-count box and you’ll have plenty of extra Swiss Miss to make those cozy moments of me-time more special, without the overindulgence! I love sipping on my Swiss Miss in the evenings while I wrap Christmas presents.
It’s been really chilly here and I’ve been loving having my moments of peace when I wake up in the morning before everyone else, watch the snow sprinkle down and enjoy a mug for myself. This little amount of time where I get to pause everything and look around – sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes a full hour – really make me appreciate having all four seasons here in WV, something I sometimes take for granted during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Swiss Miss has been a cozy, guilt-free addition to those moments.
In fact, I enjoy it so much myself, it was inspiration this year for Christmas gifts I made. Just use grab a few packets of Swiss Miss and a new holiday mug to make an affordable and adorable Christmas gift for teachers and friends! They are sure to love it!