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. My family loved this recipe. Their only complaint was they could taste the baking powder. Has anyone decreased the baking powder a bit?4 stars

    1. I am sorry this recipe wasn’t quite right for you. I have never tried reducing the baking powder but maybe another reader has some advice for you!

  2. I’ve found the using a cup of self rising flour works really well as an alternate for the baking soda mix as it is already in the self rising flour. I sometimes like to add fruits or vanilla. Rises nicely and really good.

    1 cup self rising
    1 cup milk
    Tablespoon of oil
    1 egg
    3 tsp sugar
    Dash salt
    No need for storage

  3. This was a good basic recipe. They didn’t fluff up much for me and my ingredients are fresh, but that’s ok. I didn’t get any “mmm good” comments from my family, so I think next time I’ll add vanilla extract to the wet ingredients to boost the flavor and maybe more sugar.4 stars

  4. I haven’t tried the recipe yet but I was wondering , could you swap out the regular milk for buttermilk and there for use the dry mix to also make buttermilk pancakes ?

    1. Hi Zac! I have not personally tried swapping the milk for buttermilk but other readers have and loved the results! We also have this recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes that you could try as well :)

  5. This really is THE best pancake mix I’ve ever used. My daughter absolutely loves these pancakes and prefers them to restaurant pancakes. I make a double batch of pancakes and quick freeze the, then stick them in the toaster oven for her breakfast.5 stars

  6. If you want easy restaurant quality pancakes, make this recipe! Tall, fluffy, sweet, cooked perfectly…what more could you want? I doubled the recipe and stored in my big ol mason jar! Don’t need any other recipes, this is my new go-to! So easy and perfect, thank you!5 stars

  7. Hi I haven’t made the recipe but had to rate it to ask a question. Why baking soda? There is nothing acidic added to activate it so you think might be able to skip it? Thanks5 stars

    1. I wouldn’t skip it, it helps to make the pancakes nice and fluffy when mixed with milk (which is slightly acidic).

  8. I’ve tried this recipe and just loved it. Pancake fluffy, perfect! The only change I made was to use half-and-half. I’ve made them a second time with the same results. I think I better make up another mix for this weekend.5 stars

  9. There is an inconsistency in your recipe. It says to make pancakes have 1 cup milk, but in the instructions below it says to add 1/2 cup milk (and you may need to add more).

    We used 1 cup mix, 1 cup milk, 1 egg, and 1T oil. We ended up having to add another 1/2 cup of mix because it was so thin.

  10. For protein pancakes, should I add 1 scoop of whey protein powder to your 1 cup pancake mix or add the 1 scoop protein powder to the 1cup measure and fill the rest with your pancake mix?

    1. Hi Tony, I have never tried turning this recipe into a protein pancake so I am not sure of the ratios that would be used. Maybe another reader can assist with that!

  11. Love this idea!! Just made the mix and promptly made pancakes. I found the batter to be too runny so when I looked closer it said to use 1/2 cup of milk. I put the whole cup in- totally my fault for not reading the whole thing through. I wondered if you might consider adding a 1/2-1 cup on the initial ingredients. Might clear up some confusion.
    Also- I am so excited to make more of your recipes! First time using one of your recipes but it will not be the last!

    1. Sorry for the confusion Jenny! I am so glad you loved this recipe and can’t wait for you to try more!

  12. These are seriously the best pancakes I’ve ever had. Eating them as I type! I used vanilla sugar in place of regular sugar, but otherwise followed the recipe. They are perfect. So much better than any store bought mix I’ve had, and much better than any homemade pancake I’ve ever had, too. This is a new pantry staple for me.
    Thanks!!!5 stars

  13. Made these for my family. Everyone said they were really good. Very light pancakes and delicious. I always add vanilla and cinnamon for extra flavor. Thank you for sharing this recipe.5 stars

  14. I’ve been wanting to make my own pancake mix for a long time, esp. when I’m out of the store bought Buttermilk mix. I like it. It’s easy, like yours sounds.
    Can I add dry Buttermilk Powder to the milk in your recipe ?
    I also like to use Pancake Batter to batter Onion Rings that have soaked in ice water for an hour or so. Batter and fry in hot grease. Place on paper towels. Enjoy !

  15. This looks amazing, and simple. I’m almost 30 years old and i believe this is one of my first food blog comments. I am trying to simplify my grocery lists and buy less packaged food. Love your recipes, thank you for this! <35 stars