Christmas Giving – Waffles in a Jar

By Carole West of GardenUp green

Christmas is the time of year where giving and receiving goes hand in hand. I enjoy sharing handmade gifts they seem to make others smile.

For years we’ve had a tradition in our home and it begins Christmas morning with a tasty farm style breakfast that revolves around waffles and whip cream. I don’t really remember when this began I just know meal time at the table was something of importance that we continue to keep alive.

Today I’m going to share how you can make waffles in a jar for Christmas giving, something family and friends will smile about. Let’s first begin with the recipe.

Christmas Morning Waffles

  • 1 Cup Oat Flour
  • ½ Cup Potato Flakes
  • ¼ Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Farm Eggs
  • 1 ½ Cup Whole Milk

  • Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth. Let stand for a couple minutes before placing batter onto a heated waffle iron.

    This recipe makes about 4 small waffles using a small circular waffle iron. Remember to grease your iron before you place the batter inside.

    Serve with your favorite syrup, berries and whip cream. This is a tasty breakfast served by itself or with bacon and scrambled farm fresh eggs.


    Waffles in a Jar

    This project begins with a quart size mason jar. Take the first six ingredients and place them inside the jar one at a time, I like the layered look but if you prefer to mix them up that’s fine.


    Gift Presentation

    Getting this gift ready for giving is the fun part. Parents and grandparents can make this project with the children in an afternoon; it’s just simple fun and a good time to create memories.

    1. Make a stylish card that includes the recipe and cooking instructions. You might even want to mention these waffles would be perfect for Christmas morning breakfast.
    2. Decorate the jar after you fill it with the dry ingredients.
    3. See if you have craft supplies around the house to turn this jar into a festive gift. I like to use natural elements incorporated with a little burlap and ribbon.
    4. I attached ribbon using hot glue and tied the card around the top with twine.
    5. The top of the lid is covered with ribbon to match theme.

    Waffles in a jar are now ready to pass on to that special someone. This would also make a neat inexpensive teachers gift where creativity and yummy food meet.

    Once the jar is empty it can be used as a vase or candle holder at the dinner table. For more Christmas ideas come visit me over at Garden Up Green where you’ll find endless project ideas.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!


    garden-up-greenCarole West is the founder and writer of GardenUp Green. She’s been gardening since she was a small child, learning from her Italian grandmother. Carole shares her all natural gardening techniques and projects on GardenUp Green so that readers can learn, discover, and be inspired. Carole has been putting together patio gardens and backyard escapes and has even ventured into small scale farming. Her greatest reward comes from her family. Their love and understanding has helped her build an amazing and creative life! Check out GardenUp Green on Facebook, Hometalk, and Pinterest.

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