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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Items you’ll for this recipe

* Flour * Baking Powder * Storage Canister *

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4.69 from 145 votes
Review Recipe

Homemade Pancake Mix

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 pancakes
Author Holly Nilsson
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 or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil

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Dry Pancake Mix

  • Combine all ingredients. (You can easily double or triple this part)
  • Store tightly sealed in a cool dry place.

To Make Pancakes

  • Preheat & lightly grease a griddle or pan over medium to high heat.
  • Combine 1 cup of pancake mix with egg, ½ cup milk & butter or oil. Add additional milk as needed, you may need up to 1 cup.
  • Pour ⅓ 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, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 281mg, Potassium: 291mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 210IU, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 1.5mg

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

Keyword homemade pancake mix
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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  1. Hi,I’ve just made and ate the Pancakes! They were great! I’m in UK and thought I would share a few things. Firstly I didn’t want to make a huge batch and then find that I wasn’t keen. So I used 128g of SR flour( which Mr, Google told me was the same as 1 cup) and halved the other dry ingredients. Yes really I should have taken a quarter I know but I made a mistake. I mixed all the dry together then approximated half and placed in a bowl. I mixed 1 egg with a little milk and gradually stirred it in until the right consistency was reached( roughly half). And cooked! I will certainly be doing these again…perhaps with the correct ratio ! Thank you..

  2. We made this pancake mix and then made pancakes with it one morning when we were on vacation in Alaska. They were SO good. We divided the recipe because only 4 of us out of 7 wanted pancakes. They came out fluffy and tasted very good. I copied down the recipe for breakfast in the coming future. I recommend these to any pancake lovers out there!5 stars

  3. I have made this mix and my family loves it. I make pancake muffins and my grandkids love them. They tell me MawMaw you are the best and you cook the best

  4. NOT good. Arguably the worst pancake recipe I’ve ever tried. I’d give it a 0 star if I could. GROSS GROSS GROSS. WAAAAY too thick, did I mention gross? Because they were GROSS!!! YUCK!1 star

    1. Hi Chuck, if the pancake batter is too thick, you can add a little bit of milk to thin it out to your liking. This is mentioned in the recipe itself. I hope that helps!

  5. The ingredient list says 1C mix to 1C milk but the instructions say 1C mix to 1C milk. No wonder some are getting runny batter and others not. I bet some are following the ingredients and others the instructions.

      1. Good question! In both cases, the instructions say “or as needed.” The instructions say to start with ½ cup, then add as much as needed. The ingredient indicates that it could be up to 1 cup. Hope that helps Madeline!

  6. Just took these camping with me this weekend. I had the dry amount measured into a mixing bowl with a lid, and I premixed the wet and kept cold. They were delicious! I do consider myself a bit of a pancake snob, and I thought these were very yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe and making our camping trip much nicer!5 stars

  7. Made this and they were delicious! I only used 2 T sugar in the mix. Mixed the batter beginning with the 1/2 cup and added a bit as needed. Being a senior, I believe you can always learn something new every day. Thanks so much for this recipe and great instructions!5 stars

  8. I really liked this pancake mix. I didn’t have baking soda so I replaced it with plain yogurt. It was so good and fluffy. I also added protein powder to it and made a protein mean breakfast. So good! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  9. Hey there! I was going through the comments and seeing what people had to say, and thought I might state my own thoughts. As a young 14 year old girl going through online school, I found this recipe to be great! Occasionally cooking up this recipe when I get bored of salty microwaveable foods is something I really enjoy. I also feel that the overall outcome of it was very nice(Considering I am a child with little to no cooking experience.) It was simple, and tasted great! Many people complained about the batter coming out like dough, or it was too thin but I haven’t come across any of those problems myself. Anyways! Thanks! <35 stars

  10. The flavor is fantastic. The recipe however is too funny and they are flat. I measured 2/3 of a cup of milk and they were perfect.3 stars

  11. This is a solid recipe. Pancakes browned well because of the sugar.

    One note. Add the butter, egg, and SLOWLY add the milk. Depending on how high the humidity in your areas is, you may not need the full amount of milk. Don’t just dump it it all in at once with any recipe like this though. Or you’ll end up with heartbreak sometimes. :)4 stars

  12. It’s New Year morning and decided to try this recipe Homemade Pancakes! It was delicious! Followed the recipe except I used buttermilk and they turned out exactly like your photo! Added sliced bananas and roasted pecans! I give this recipe 5 ⭐️‘S!5 stars

  13. I used this recipe to make blueberry waffles on CHRISTmas day. Absolutely love it. The waffles were really light and had a great flavor however I did add a smidgen of pure vanilla to the mix. The mix was not too watery like some mentioned they came out perfect. Good buy box hello from scratch.5 stars

    1. Hi, can you share with me how to turn this recipe to make waffles? I have waffle maker but rarely using it, and i think i like this recipe. Thanks.

      1. Hi Diana, I am not sure if Eloise made any changes to this recipe to make it in the waffle maker but we have a delicious waffle recipe you could try as well!