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 need for this recipe

* Flour * Baking Powder * Storage Canister *

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Homemade Pancake Mix!

Delicious fluffy pancakes from a homemade mix.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 pancakes
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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


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).


Each 1 cup of dry pancake mix will make approximately 5 pancakes.
Store dry pancake mix in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 3 months. 
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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.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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  1. Love this simple recipe. I can doctor it up with some of my favorite flavors for pancakes (peanut butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, bananas) and fry them in a tub of butter5 stars

    1. I like to include tips and tricks to help all levels of experience in the kitchen. But if you prefer to skip all of it, you can hit the “jump to recipe” button at the top of the page and it will take you straight there. I hope this helps!

  2. These were absolutely amazing. Approved and loved by 5 teenage kids. As well as 2 parents. A Sunday go to from now on.5 stars

  3. I make this all the time. I have shared it to extended family and friends. I add 1/4 cup sugar instead of the 3 Tablespoons to the mix and cut milk to 3/4 cup when I make them. Everyone raves about them. Puts purchased mixes to shame. Problem is you won’t enjoy store bought mixes anymore.

  4. I made these this morning and I have to say the far exceeded my expectations.
    Got the fluffiest pancakes ever!
    Don’t know how to attach a picture or I’d show how beautifully they turned out.
    So glad to have found your site. Made your coconut cream pie and left a comment on how wonderful it was.
    Can’t wait to see what else I can try…..lol5 stars

    1. I am so glad you loved this recipe Kathy! If you are on Instagram, you can post a photo there and tag us at @spendpennies so we can see your photo!

  5. I’m so glad I found this recipe. I add vanilla to my wet ingredients. I like pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner and now that I have the dry mix on hand, I may have them whenever I want to. The recipe was very easy to put together and into an airtight container. I also make extra to have during the week for breakfast. Just fryem up, put in a plastic bag, pop in the fridge or freezer. To reheat, pop in toaster, toaster oven or microwave. Delicious and money saving5 stars

  6. I told my husband that I wanted to make pancakes. I told him I can make homemade pancake mix, instead of buying it. He argued that pancake mix isn’t that expensive, and that he likes the store bought mix. We kept going back and forth. He said why don’t you make some right now. So I did I followed the recipe exactly. I used two cups of pancake mix and made the batter. I told him to cook them. He cooked them and said that those be were the best pancake he had ever had. I now have a jar of the mix in my pantry for the next time we want pancakes. Delicious!!!5 stars

  7. Thank you for the recipe for great pancake mix! We love it! Makes 4 good size pancakes for my husband and myself.5 stars

  8. This recipe makes perfect pancakes for cheap. And I love not starting from scratch in tue morning5 stars

  9. We love this and keep the mix in our pantry regularly for weekend pancakes! I was wondering how I could adjust the recipe to use the mix for waffles. Thank you!

    1. Hi Megan, we actually have a great waffle recipe that you can use with all the adjustments! Just prep the dry ingredients ahead of time and add the wet ingredients when ready to cook.

      1. Pancake mix tastes delicious but like the poster above, I really want to convert it to waffle mix sometimes too. I did pull up your waffle recipe but instead of making a different bag of dry ingredients I was wondering if I just add the waffle wet ingredients if it would make waffles? how many cups of pancake mix to use for the waffle dry ingredients?5 stars

      2. I have not tried it that way Kaitlyn so I can’t say for sure. The pancake dry ingredients has more leavening agent so they’re not exactly the same.