Pecan Waffles and Antique Jars

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I stole a minute from last week’s hectic schedule to stroll through the aisles of an antique store. There were jadeite plates and old fashioned egg cups that I had to pry from my wanton hands. We’re on the regular Christmas budget, and there is no room for extravagant niceties like $20 bowls and $30 egg cups. And, anyhow. As much I’d like to stock my kitchen with the gentle green of jadeite, it’s something I can live without.

It was the Ball Perfect Mason jars that I simply couldn’t resist. I found several in the back corner of a quiet stall–shimmery blue treasures waiting to be uncovered. Once home, I gave them a thorough washing and filled them with an easy mix for light & crisp pecan waffles (just like the sort you’d order and devour at The Waffle House) then toted their pretty selves to a few beloved friends. Carrying those ancient blue jars made me feel somehow Christmassey and kind all at once. Antiques are lovely. Antique jars with homemade pecan waffle mix? It’s enough to make me want to turn into a genie, inhabiting the innards of those translucent Masons. Blinking my eyes and gifting people everywhere with homemade waffles speckled with pecans and love.

Blink. Blink.

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Pecan Waffle Gift Mix

Ingredients:

In a large bowl, combine:
6 cups flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup pecans
Spoon mixture into 2 large mason jars.

Directions:

Gift with the following note...
To 1 cup of mix: add 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, and 3 tablespoons of oil. Stir just until moistened. Bake in a waffle iron until golden brown. Or, spoon batter onto a hot griddle for fresh pecan pancakes.

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14 Responses to “Pecan Waffles and Antique Jars”

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    Jane on December 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm Reply

    What a great gift idea this is! Much more creative, I think, than something like a basic cookie mix in a plain jar, and the use of those beautiful old jars was inspired. You take gorgeous photos!

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    Sophie on December 23, 2010 at 11:15 am Reply

    This is such a perfect idea for a Christmas gift. I love the jars and I love the idea of giving someone a waffle mix, brilliant! I am now a follower of your lovely blog. xo

    pearls-and-timepieces.blogspot.com

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    thisitalianfamily on December 23, 2010 at 11:44 am Reply

    These look so tasty and would make such a great gift! :)

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    Joanna on December 24, 2010 at 7:57 am Reply

    I found several of those same jars at a yard sale for 2 dollars this summer! I collect teal glass, so I don't think I could part with them, but I love the gift idea! I'll have to hunt some more down for next year.

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    Hazzard In The Kitchen on December 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Nicely done! Your blog just screams "home, giving, love" – you should be proud!
    Do you have a moment to stop by my blog page? Would LOVE your honest comment about my recipe for End Zone Empanadas.. each comment – counts. Thanks! Cathy
    http://www.HazzardInTheKitchen.blogspot.com

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    chaospueppchen on January 9, 2011 at 2:51 am Reply

    Just stumbled on your blog via craft.com and immediately I decided to stay ;). your photos are really gorgeous :) greetings from germany

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    Antique Jars on March 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm Reply

    I love what you did with your Mason Jars! These jars are so classic, you just have to love them!

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    Tracy Cheshire on November 1, 2011 at 1:29 am Reply

    We have 5 pecan trees in are yard. This is a super gift idea for my family back home.

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    Tina "The Book Lady" on April 28, 2012 at 5:46 am Reply

    Did you make up 3 jars using this mix? I want to make up some in “sacks” and am trying to figure out how big to make them. Thanks! Tina

    • Brooke replied: — May 1st, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

      Oh my goodness, I don’t even remember! But you can assume about 2 cups of flour would equal a nice sized bag. Does that help?

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    CR on December 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Our pecan tress did well this fall, so in seeking more great pecan recipes, I came across yours. I made them yesterday and sampled them with real butter and Maple Syrup – fabulous!! Thanks so much for the cute idea of using antique Mason Jars for gift giving. Merry Christmas!

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