Homemade Pancake Mix!

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Homemade Pancakes are pretty much the perfect weekend food. The only thing better than pancakes are homemade pancakes from a homemade pancake mix!  All of the goodness of homemade pancakes… made faster!

A stack of homemade pancakes with a container of homemade pancake mix.

Homemade Pancakes

If you’re anything like us, your weekend mornings are spent in pajamas with cups of coffee and mucho laziness… whipping up these pancakes is the perfect fit for those lazy mornings!

Homemade Pancakes are pretty much the perfect weekend food.

Simple and quick… and perfectly fluffy.  Stacked tall with cold butter and real maple syrup (and crispy bacon). It’s almost the only reason to get out of bed on a Saturday!

How to Make Pancake Mix for Homemade Pancakes

Homemade Pancakes don’t take many ingredients.  You’ll simply take some dry ingredients and combine them with butter, eggs and milk… voila, pancakes.

Making a homemade pancake mix just means keeping the right ratios of dry ingredients ready to go. You’ll simply scoop some mix, add some wet ingredients and you’re on your way to fluffy pancake perfection in minutes.

Buying and preparing all of your own foods is the single easiest way to ensure that you know exactly what your family is eating.  It is also a great way to save money on groceries!  Most pre-made baking mixes are typically simply mixtures of very simple, common dry baking ingredients.  You can make your own cake, bread and other mixes and get delicious and cheap baked goods but, today, let’s discuss pancake mixes. This homemade pancake mix is easy to whip up and is a great way to save on the budget.

What Makes Pancakes Fluffy?

To make sure your homemade pancakes are perfectly fluffy here are a few of my fave tips:

  • Use fresh ingredients – Believe it or not, old ingredients can make your pancakes fall flat (especially baking powder).
  • Do not overmix – A few lumps are not only ok, they’re required!
  • Grease your pan with oil – You’ll want a well-greased pan and butter can burn.
  • Flip when bubbles pop – as soon as the bubbles pop, you ‘ll want to flip your pancakes.

Get ready to make healthier, more budget-friendly pancakes that your kids and the whole family will love!  The best part is that once you have this homemade pancake mix in the cupboard, these are on the table in just a few minutes!  Breakfast for dinner anyone?

Ta da!  Totally homemade, delicious and healthy pancakes!  You will save money and feel really good about what you are feeding your family.  The more you control what goes into your foods, the healthier and happier you (and your wallet) will be.

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* Flour * Baking Powder * Storage Canister *

How to make pancake mix at home and make homemade pancakes!
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Review Recipe

Homemade Pancake Mix

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 pancakes
Author Holly
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Delicious fluffy pancakes from a homemade mix.


Dry Pancake Mix
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
To Make Pancakes
  • 1 cup pancake mix above
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil

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Dry Pancake Mix
  1. Combine all ingredients. (You can easily double or triple this part)
  2. Store tightly sealed in a cool dry place.
To Make Pancakes
  1. Preheat & lightly grease a griddle or pan over medium to high heat.
  2. Combine 1 cup of pancake mix with egg, milk & butter or oil.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup batter and cook until bubbles on the surface of the pancakes have popped (about 3-4 minutes). Flip and cook until the underside is light golden (another 1 – 2 minutes).

Recipe Notes

Each 1 cup of dry pancake mix will make approximately 5 pancakes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 152, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 281mg, Potassium: 291mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 4.2%, Calcium: 14.6%, Iron: 8.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. First I followed the recipe, made one pancake and tasted it. It was good, but missing flavor. I then added about a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half of vanilla extract to the batter, made another pancake and….aaaaaaaaaah! Soooooo yummy!! It did the trick!! Its all about FLAVOR!!!!

    1. I have only made it with milk but I do think any liquid would likely work. If you make them with water, let us know how it goes!

    1. Sorry these didn’t work out for you. Was your batter runny? Perhaps less milk would help if you have remaining mix leftover.

  2. This was perfect!!! I used sprouted spelt flour and coconut sugar. I also added a 1/2 tsp vanilla. They were delicious!! Toward the end of the batter it was a little runny so I added some more of the mix and let it sit a minute or two- it was perfect. 

  3. These came out great! I did use 3/4 cup milk and let the mix set for 5 minutes and they were perfect! No more store bought pancake mix for me!
    thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. i want to make these for school mornings but would want to be able to make 1-2 pancakes with it. how much would i change the recipe of the pancakes? would i omit the eggs and butter? thankyou for sharing!!

    1. You would need the egg and butter to get the right consistency. I would suggest making it as directed. Cooked pancakes can be frozen or refrigerated and reheated in the microwave.

  5. I am a pancake lover. Having dry mix pre-made makes life so easy :) I used whole wheat flour and it turned out great. Also added a tsp vanilla to the wet mix.
    I thought the batter looked a bit runny but they turned out perfect. It does thicken as it sits too.
    I made smaller pancakes. 1 cup dry mix made 10 pancakes (using approx. 1/4 cup wet mix for each pancake)

    1. You’re welcome Jennifer! You can make crepes or waffles, including savory waffles (for dinner!). Maybe other readers have some ideas for you!

    1. It is not working out for me, either. most of them break when I try to flip them, but they are definitely done on one side and I’ve tried my pan on high and on medium heat. They are also not looking very fluffy. hrmmm Having the mix part pre-done, does help save time, though.

      1. Hmm, that’s disappointing. I’ve made this several times with success so I can’t say for sure what went wrong. Was your soda/powder fairly fresh? Did you add the oil & egg?

  6. This recipe is very good! I have been wanting a change in my breakfeast for a while as i’ve been eating toast everyday. So i was happy to hear that i could make my own pancake mix which would save me a lot of time rather than making pancakes from scratch. I’m using this recipe to make waffles in the morning and it works great!

  7. Looks good! Coming up next in our kitchen. Just a suggestion- it would be pretty cool if you could (where applicable) say how much someone will save by making these recipes:-)

  8. As with some other commentators, my batter was also too runny. I remade using 1/2 cup milk and lightly beat the egg before adding it to the mix. The pancakes turned out much better the second try. 

  9. My pancakes came out perfect. Airy and fluffy with just the right texture and consistency. Much better than the best store bought mix. Blend the ingredients properly and you can’t go wrong. Healthy and delicious. Many thanks.

  10. I’ve had this pinned for a while & just made them this morning. Very good pancakes!! I dislike boxed mix because they can be rubbery around the edges, so I usually make it for my kids but don’t eat any. I ate more than them today. Thank you!!

  11. Just an idea for those folks who found the batter too runny. Sometimes if you let the batter sit for three or four minutes after you mix it up, it will get thicker. It gives the flour a chance to absorb the liquid.

  12. So I followed this recipe exactly and the batter is very runny. I even added more flour and it is still way to runny. Why is that?

    1. I’ve made this several times and never have had a problem with it being runny so I’m not sure why yours didn’t work out. Did you add 1 cup of pancake mix to 1 cup of milk and 1 egg? You could certainly try adding a little bit more of pancake mix.

  13. This was great!! For HIGH ALTITUDE adjustment I added: 1 more TBSP Flour, and 1/2 tsp baking soda and it turned out great.

  14. I needed pancake mix at the store but decided not to pick it up yesterday and now very glad I didn’t. Can’t wait to try my own batter.

  15. Hi! Thanks so much for this recipe! Have you ever tried adding pumpkin to the batter? I didn’t know if I could just mix it right in.

  16. Can you substitute whole wheat flour for the all purpose and have it come out the same or do you need to adjust the other ingredients too?

    1. Did you ever try it with whole wheat flour? I am curious if it turned out. I am going to try it with whole wheat flour and the water and unsweetened applesauce combo instead of milk and egg.

      1. I haven’t tried it with whole wheat flour. As a general rule when subbing in whole wheat flour I mix it 50/50 to start and see how it works.

        If you try it, please let us know how it works out for you!

        1. I have made it with all whole wheat flour, no revisions and it turned out close to the same just not quite as fluffy? My kids didn’t like them as much of course so now I make with half regular flour, half whole wheat and they are great. Love this recipe!

  17. I love a great Homemade Pancake Mix. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    1. Hmm! I’ve made this many times and not had runny batter. If it’s runny for you, I’d recommend adding a little bit less milk to your pancakes (or adding a little bit more of the pancake mix) to thicken it up! Hope this helps!

  18. With the one cup dry ingredients, how many pancakes does it make. Just trying to get an idea how much I’ll need to make to feed 12 people.

  19. Ener-G Egg Replacer™ — 16 oz – Contains No Eggs or Animal Protein No Preservatives, Artificial Flavorings or Sugar Added Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Nut-Free I use it in nut bread to avoid the egg aftertaste. It’s powder and you can keep it in your pantry. I take mine out of the box and put in in a glass mason jar. Keeps a long time. If you don’t see it at your grocery try Walgreens or a natural food store.

  20. I was wondering if you can just add water to the homemade pancake mix. My stepson is allergic to eggs but loves pancakes so we usually buy the just add water kind of mix. Thanks

    1. While I haven’t tried it, I have read that you can substitute eggs in pancake mix with one of the following for each egg:
      1/4 cup applesauce
      1/2 mashed banana
      1/4 cup yogurt

      If you do try it, I’d love to hear how it works for you because others may have the same question!

      1. My granddaughter also elegiac to eggs.so I made the pancakes with apple sauce instead of eggs and it came out very good .

      2. love this recipe! i mixed the 1 cup of dry ingredients with 1 cup of water and a 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. made 4 nice sized pancakes. my daughter loved it! thanks for sharing!