This is an old Aunt Jemima recipe booklet (19 pages) that measures approx 4″ x 6″. It’s a bit worn on the cover, a few stains inside, but otherwise in great condition. Date unknown.

After reading the Legend of Aunt Jemima (page 18 towards the bottom), I did a bit of research on the history of Aunt Jemima and The Quaker Oats Company. I suspected that I’d find some controversy since the legend certainly isn’t something that would be appropriate in today’s advertising.

Until I prepared this recipe booklet info for RecipeCurio, I never realized the Aunt Jemima character and story was viewed as offensive by some in the black community. Did some digging around (a few links at the bottom), and there are some interesting points made that do make a person question what the Aunt Jemima message really was.

Aunt Jemima's Recipe Booklet Cover

New Temptilatin’ Menus and Recipes

How to Win Your Family’s “Praise!” (page 1)

Pancakes are such favorites with everybody that we believe you will welcome these new Aunt Jemima Pancake variations, new and different syrups, and new pancake menus for breakfast, lunch and supper. You will find that your family, like many others, welcome pancakes much more often than you had thought.

Secret Recipe Ready-Mix
Guarantees Success
(page 2)

Do you like to serve perfect pancakes–the kind which inspire folks to “ohs and ahs”? Then you’ll enjoy fixing Aunt Jemima’s. Aunt Jemima’s Pancakes and Waffles always turn out fluffy, tender and mellow with that genuine Old South flavor. Aunt Jemima’s Buckwheats are always light, and taste-tingling with just the right amount of true buckwheat flavor.

Aunt Jemima’s
Hints for making
Perfect Pancakes

(page 3)

  1. Add milk to Aunt Jemima Pancake Ready-Mix all at once and just stir lightly. Batter that is a little lumpy makes lighter and fluffier pancakes.
  2. Be sure griddle is correct temperature–when a drop of water will bounce for a second before evaporating or when a spoonful of batter browns in one minute, griddle is just hot enough.
  3. Grease griddle very lightly with an unsalted shortening (unless yours is the kind that needs no grease).
  4. Pour the batter for each pancake on the griddle quickly. (One-fourth of a cup of batter makes a nice medium size pancake).
  5. Bake until cakes are covered with bubbles and eges look dry. Turn cakes and bake until brown on other side. Don’t pat cakes or turn them more than once.

Serve butter melted–it’s easier to use–goes father.
Serve syrup warmed–it brings out aroma.

are easy as 1-2-3 to fix!

(page 4)


Makes 14 to 16 medium pancakes

2 cups Aunt Jemima Ready-Mix for Pancakes
2 cups milk

  1. Just add milk to unsifted Pancake Mix all at once and stir lightly until batter is fairly smooth.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot lightly greased griddle.
  3. Bake to a golden brown, turning only once.

For Greater Economy, substitute water for part or all of the milk.

For Thinner Pancakes, use more milk.

For Extra Rich Pancakes add one beaten egg and 2 tablespoons melted shortening to pancake batter

*See “Hints for Pancakes” on page 3.

“Quick as a wink”
(page 5)

Makes 6 waffles

2 cups Aunt Jemima Ready-Mix for Pancakes
1/4 cup melted shortening
2 eggs, beaten separately
2 cups milk

  1. Separate egg yolks from whites. Combine beaten egg yolks with milk and add to unsifted Pancake Mix, beating until fairly smooth.
  2. Add melted shortening.
  3. Fold in stiff-beaten egg whites.
  4. Pour about 2/3 cup of batter onto a hot waffle iron. Bake until iron stops steaming.

How to Tell When Waffle Iron is Ready to Use

If your waffle iron does not have a heat indicator, try the folllowing test: Put one teaspoonful of water on the iron, then close the iron and turn on the heat.

When the steaming stops, the waffle iron is ready to start baking.

Now you can make

(page 6)

Makes 14 to 16 medium buckwheat pancakes

2 cups Aunt Jemima Ready-Mix for buckwheats
2 cups milk (or water, for economy)

  1. Just add milk to unsifted Buckwheat Mix all at once and stir lightly until batter is fairly smooth.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle.
  3. Bake to a golden brown, turning only once.

For Extra Rich Buckwheats, add one beaten egg and 2 tablespoons melted shortening to buckwheat batter.

*See “Hints for Pancakes” on page 3.

Makes 6 waffles

Folow directions for making Aunt Jemima waffles on page 5 using Aunt Jemima Buckwheat Ready-Mix, instead of Aunt Jemima Pancake Ready-Mix.

Here’s Variation for

(page 7)


Fold 1 cup chopped uncooked apples into Aunt Jemima batter before baking.

Serve with butter and topping mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon.


Fold 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries into Aunt Jemima batter before baking.

Serve with butter and sugar or syrup.


Add 1/4 cup sugar to Aunt Jemima Ready-Mix before adding milk. Slice 2 bananas and add to batter before baking.

Serve with butter and syrup as a dessert.


Fold 2/3 to 1 cup mincemeat into Aunt Jemima batter before baking.

Serve with hot syrup.


Fold 1 cup corn into Aunt Jemima batter before baking.

Serve with syrup, honey or creamed meat sauce.

Try these…

(page 8)


Combine 1 lb. pork sausage meat, 1 cup Quaker or Mother’s Oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked), 2/3 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon sage. Shape into 16 patties and chill in refrigerator. Dip patties in beaten egg, then roll in fine dry bread crumbs. Pan fry slowly in small amount of fat about 15 minutes.


Place slices of bacon on a wire rack set in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a moderately hot oven (400° F.) 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly crisped.


Wrap a slice of bacon around each frankfurter. Secure with toothpicks. Place in pan and set 5 or 6 inches under broiler. Broil for 10 minutes until bacon is lightly crisped.

(pages 9 and 10)


Fruit Juice, Aunt Jemima Pancakes, Spiced Honey*, Oven-Cooked Bacon*, Coffee, Milk


Fresh Fruit, Aunt Jemima DeLuxe Pancakes with Apple Ring Shortening Syrup*, Sausage Patties*, Coffee, Milk


Poached Egg on Aunt Jemima Buckwheats, Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad, Sliced Bananas, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Milk


Aunt Jemima Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Apple Butter*, Pear and Lettuce Salad, Chocolate Pudding, Milk


Apple Pancakes*, Cinnamon and Sugar, (Frizzled) Fried Ham Slices, Molded Cabbage Salad, Beverage


Chilled Tomato Juice, Aunt Jemima Corn Pancakes*, Ham Loaf with Raisin Sauce*, Fresh Fruit Salad, Beverage


Aunt Jemima Pancakes with Creamed Salmon, Buttered Garden Peas, Stuffed Celery Sticks, Apple Crisp Dessert, Beverage


Creamed Chipped Beef or Creamed Chicken on Aunt Jemima Waffles, Molded Fruit Salad, Cottage Cheese, Assorted Relish Tray, Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting, Beverage


Aunt Jemima Pancakes, Maple Syrup, Broiled Frankfurters, Tomato and Lettuce Salad, Spicy Doughnuts*, Milk


Aunt Jemima Pancakes, Praline Sauce*, Frozen Fruit Salad, Beverage

*Recipes in this booklet

(pages 11 and 12)

Simple treats with sweets give “different” variety to Aunt Jemima’s


1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup coffee
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine and cook slowly 10 minutes. Serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


3 cups sliced fresh peaches
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine all ingredients and cook until fruit is tender, about 10 minutes. Serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.

APPLE SAUCE (Without Sugar)

6 apples, washed and cored
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook ingredients in saucepan until soft. Strain through coarse strainer. Serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup raisins

Mix sugar and flour. Add vinegar slowly. Add other ingredients and cook until it thickens, stirring constantly. Serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup spicy apple butter

Spread pancakes with softened cream cheese, and top with apple butter.


1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Combine sugar, water and salt and cook 5 minutes. Add flavoring and serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


1 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Heat in top of double boiler and serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup honey

Beat butter and honey together until light and fluffy. Serve over Aunt Jemima’s.


1 cup dark corn or maple syrup
1/4 cup butter, margarine, or shortening

Heat syrup and butter in saucepan. Beat with rotary beater. Serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine and cook 5 minutes. Serve hot over Aunt Jemima’s.


1/2 cup chopped pecan meats
1 1/2 cups brown sugar syrup or 1 1/2 cups maple syrup.

Add pecans to hot syrup and serve over Aunt Jemima’s.

(page 13)

3 apples, red skinned
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Core apples and cut each apple into four round slices. Fry apple slices in shortening until lightly browned. Add corn syrup, water and vanilla and cook slowly until apples are tender. Serve apple slices and hot syrup over pancakes.


3 fresh pears, cut in small pieces
1 cup honey*
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Combine all ingredients and cook until fruit is tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Serve hot or cold over Aunt Jemima Pancakes.

*Corn syrup or one cup sugar and 3 tablespoons water may be substituted for the honey.

Other Taste-Tingling Treats
made with AUNT JEMIMA Ready-Mix

(page 14)


Makes 12 muffins

Time: 15 Minutes
Temperature: 425°

2 cups Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons melted shortening

  1. Add egg and milk to Pancake Mix, stirring lightly until combined.
  2. Fold in melted shortening.
  3. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full and bake in a hot oven (425° F.) 15 to 20 minutes.

Blueberry Muffins

Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup fresh blueberries to pancake mix before adding other ingredients.

Dixie Muffins

Add 1 cup chopped salted peanuts (or 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup chopped dates) to Pancake Mix before adding other ingredients.

(page 15)

Makes an 8-inch square cake

Time: 25 Minutes
Temperature: 375°


1 cup Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted shortening


1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup chopped nutmeats

  1. Beat egg, add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add milk and melted shortening.
  3. Add the Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and mix well; spread in greased 8-inch square pan.
  4. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle on top of batter and bake in a moderate oven (375° F.) 25 to 30 minutes.

Apple Coffee Cake

Cover top of batter with pared, sliced apples before adding topping.

(page 16)

Makes 2 dozen doughnuts

3 cups Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted shortening

  1. Mix together Pancake Mix, sugar and spices.
  2. Combine beaten eggs and milk and add to dry ingredients; add melted shortening, stirring lightly.
  3. Roll dough to 3/8 inch thickness on lightly floured board; cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  4. Fry in deep hot fat (375° F.) until brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Dust with granulated or powdered sugar, if desired.


Makes 12 fritters

1 cup Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
1 tablespoon sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons melted shortening
3 bananas

  1. Mix together Pancake Mix and sugar; add beaten eggs and milk, stirring until smooth. Fold in melted shortening.
  2. Cut bananas in half and then split each half lengthwise.
  3. Heat deep fat to 370° F. Dip each piece of banana in the batter and fry in hot fat until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

(page 17)

6 servings

1 1/4 cups Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted shortening

  1. Mix together Pancake Mix and salt; add beaten egg and milk, stirring lightly until batter is fairly smooth.
  2. Fold in melted shortening.
  3. Drop dumplings from a tablespoon into boiling stew. Cover tightly and cook for 15 minutes without lifting the cover. Serve immediately.


Delicious Topping for Meat or Chicken Pies

2 cups Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons shortening
2/3 cup milk

  1. Mix together Pancake Mix and sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Add milk, stirring lightly only until mixture is dampened.
  3. Turn out on floured board and knead gently a few seconds; roll out 1/2 inch thick, cut into a large circle to fit top of baking dish.
  4. Place on top of meat or chicken pie and bake in a hot oven (425° F.) 20 minutes, or bake as biscuits in a very hot oven (475° F.) 10 to 12 minutes.

The Legend of Aunt Jemima Story - Picture

The Legend of Aunt Jemima
(page 18)

Gracious living was the keynote of life at Higbee’s Landing where, legend has it, Aunt Jemima was a mammy cook.

Even in those days the fame of Colonel Higbee’s cook spread far and wide throughout the South. Guests flocked to the home of her master to taste the delicacy for which Aunt Jemima was famous.

That delicacy was pancakes–light, fluffy and golden-brown–which the smiling Aunt Jemima prepared herself in the great kitchen. The sight of the delicious pancakes, topped with melting butter and rich, golden syrup, brought forth such enthusiastic praise that Colonel Higbee would call Aunt Jemima herself in from the plantation kitchen and praise her before his guests.

Invariably, the delighted guests would try to induce their own cooks to make pancakes as good as Aunt Jemima’s. But no one ever was able to match their fluffy, mouth-watering goodness–so closely did Aunt Jemima guard her secret recipe.

Today, millions of families are able to enjoy delicious Aunt Jemima Pancakes and Buckwheats. For Aunt Jemima’s famous secret recipe has been preserved and made available to everyone through the distributing facilities of The Quaker Oats Company. Best of all Aunt Jemima’s are Read-Mixed–easy as 1-2-3 to fix. You simply add milk or water–stir–and pop them on the griddle. They’re just as much of a treat for lunch and supper as they are for breakfast. Serve this Old South delicacy often.


The Pancakes
Everybody likes

(back cover)

Aunt Jemimas are so light, fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth tender that expert cooks are proud to serve them. Yet they are so simple and easy to make that inexperienced cooks can produce “temptilatin'” Aunt Jemima pancakes the first time they try. For all you do is add milk or water, stir and pour ’em onto the griddle.

It is this ease and this sureness of perfect results every time that is switching thousands of homemakers from cookbook pancakes to Aunt Jemimas. Why spend time and effort sifting, mixing and measuring when you can get wonderful Aunt Jemima pancakes, as easy as 1-2-3? Notes: I decided to investigate a bit after reading page 18: The Legend of Aunt Jemima, for an interesting look at the history of Aunt Jemima and today’s reflections on Aunt Jemima black americana or black memorabilia, read the following articles:

Honoring an American Icon that Invokes Memories of Enslavement

Homage to Aunt Jemima remains a tricky business

Women Who Have Portrayed Aunt Jemima

Is Aunt Jemima Still in Her Box?

The 2 Week Diet

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3 Responses to Aunt Jemima’s New Temptilatin’ Menus and Recipes

Published 17 October, 2010 in 9:45 pm

Thank you! I was looking how to make waffles without milk using Aunt Jemima mix. The last box had one (which I threw out), but my newest box only had a recipe using milk. Also Aunt Jemima website referenced recipe without water.

Published 13 November, 2010 in 11:58 am

I’m looking for a pecan pie recipe that was on an old Aunt Jemima flour bag in the 60’s in the south.

can you help with this?

Published 23 August, 2015 in 4:06 pm

I love Aunt Jamama. I see her as a fun loving, kind woman, that loves to cook and is proud of it. She keeps a well kept kitchen that smells wonderful with something always cooking. Anyone would that has Aunt Jamama should be very proud. Also she looks like someone I would just have to hug and be in her kitchen. She’s the BEST. Friend

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