Homemade Pancake Mix!

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Homemade Pancake Mix! This is quick and easy... just mix it up and store it in the cupboard! No need to buy pancake mix anymore!

How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix!

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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.

Get ready to make healthier, more budget-friendly pancakes that your kids and 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 *

Homemade Pancake Mix!

Get ready to make healthier, more budget-friendly pancakes that your kids and 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?

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Dry pancake mix ingredients:

  • 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


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).


Each 1 cup of dry pancake mix will make approximately 5 pancakes.

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

51 comments on “Homemade Pancake Mix!”

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  2. Oh my so yummy! Love it! Thanks for posting!

    Rating: 5
  3. 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!

    Rating: 5
  4. 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:-)

    Rating: 5
  5. Thanks so much! My husband adores these pancakes!!!

    Rating: 5
  6. This recipe is amazing! Absolutely delicious!

    Rating: 5
  7. 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. 

  8. So I am guessing that if you need to make more than 5 pancakes you just double all the ingredients? 2 eggs, 2 cups milk etc..

  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?

    • 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. Can’t wait to make my own pancake mix ! I didn’t know it was that easy :D

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

    • I have only tried the recipe as written. If you try it with whole wheat flour, we’d love to hear how it works for you!

    • 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.

      • 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!

        • 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!

  18. Great homemade pancake mix, thanks for sharing it with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning it.

  19. 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

  20. Oh yay I have all of those ingredients in the cupboard – we might have to have pancakes for breakfast today!

  21. I’m looking forward to trying these, thanks for the recipe. Love your pics too!

  22. That looks so yummy! Much healthier than using pancake mix too!

  23. Yum! Already pinned and looking forward to trying them! Visiting from Inspire Us Tuesday

  24. The batter is very runny. Pancakes are very thin too. And it made much more than 5 or 6.

  25. Me too! I was wondering if it can be used to make Belgium Waffles?

  26. Will it work for waffles?

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

    • 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!

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