This Mason Jar Gift Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes is a great DIY gift for Christmas. Plus, it will make a perfect special occasion breakfast!
Mason Jar Gift Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 6 servings per jar
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (470ml) milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (120g) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (90g) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (55g) chopped pecans
To make pancakes:
  1. Preheat a griddle over medium-low heat. 

  2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Add the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla.  Stir until just barely combined.  Add remaining ingredients and stir just until combined.  

  3. Pour 1/3 cupfuls onto hot griddle.  Cook until bubbles start to form and it's lightly browned on the bottom.  Flip pancake.  Cook for 2-3 additional minutes or until lightly browned.  

  4. Serve with syrup and fresh fruit if desired. 

To make mason jar gift:
  1. In a small bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Spoon into a 1-quart mason jar (I like to use a funnel to help keep things cleaner).   Gently tap jar on the counter to help layers settle.  Layer with the following and in this order: chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pecans.  Seal with lid and attach the recipe card.   

Recipe Notes
  1. Feel free to replace the pecans with walnuts or hazelnuts would be great too!
  2. Complete the gift by giving with a jar of maple syrup.
  3. I have included a printable recipe card to attach to the jar or you can attach a handwritten one.  My oldest daughter helped me write the directions attached to this jar.  :)  I think it gives it a more personal touch but if you are needing to make several I would definitely go the print-out route.
  4. This jar will keep at room temperature for up to 1 month.