Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe - Skip the Box and Make Your Own! (2024)

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It’s super easy to make your own DIY Homemade Pancake Mix. It only takes 5 minutes to put together and then is just as easy to use as a box mix- but BETTER!

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When it comes to weekend breakfasts, one of our favorites around here is pancakes. It’s hard to beat a nice fluffy pancake that’s golden on the outside and tender inside. With lots of syrup of course!

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While it’s super easy to grab a box of store-bought pancake mix, add in an ingredient or two and cook – it’s just as easy to have your own HOMEMADE pancakes on the weekend.

All you need is a little preparation ahead of time ONCE to whip up a batch of this homemade pancake mix recipe to give you a bunch of weekends of easy-to-make pancakes!

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This pancake mix recipe uses only 5 ingredients and will take you less than 5 minutes to mix together.

Once you do, you’ll have six batches of pancake mix to use whenever you’re ready to cook them.

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The recipe below makes 6 cups of mix, but you can double or triple the recipe and save yourself some time in the long run.

When it comes time to making the pancakes, all you do is add an egg and a cup of milk to one cup of your homemade mix.

Then you can say that you always make your own pancakes from scratch. Look at you, all home-cooky and all!

You can also use the mix to make lots of other pancake variations. Here are three of my favorites:

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze are perfect for weekend brunch, Mother’s Day or any special breakfast. The recipe shows how to make the pancakes from scratch, but starting with your newly made mix is easier.

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Another super easy option for using your pancake mix is to make sheet pan pancakes. This blueberry banana sheet pan pancakes recipe is extra delicious!

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And if you want to get a hearty breakfast you can hold in your hand, your pancake mix is perfect for making Copycat McDonald’s McGriddles!

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How to Store Homemade Pancake Mix:

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To store the mix, you can put it in any airtight container. I love the Rubbermaid Brilliance storage containers because they lock super well.

Another option is to store in it Mason jars. You can even get big half gallon Mason jars that look really cool sitting on your kitchen counter.

If you decide to make a huge batch of mix, you can even put it in freezer bags and store it in the freezer for up to two years.

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Another awesome option is to make the pancake mix as a GIFT IDEA! Mix up the mix and put it in Mason jars or glass jars with a wire clamp and tie each with a bow made of colorful ribbon.

To take your gift to the next level, we made these labels including the simple instructions for your gift recipient to make their pancakes. You can print the Homemade Pancake Mix labels HERE.

I like to print them out on label paper and stick right to the jar, but you could also print on plain paper and glue to the front, or print on heavyweight paper, punch a hole in the corner and attach to the jar with a piece of ribbon or bakers twine.

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Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
6 cup Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
3 tbsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt

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How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix:

Combine ingredients and mix well.
Store in airtight container.

To use the mix when you’re ready to make pancakes, combine 1 cup mix with 1 cup milk and 1 egg.

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Homemade Pancake Mix

Chrysa

It's super easy to make your own DIY Homemade Pancake Mix. It only takes 5 minutes to put together and then is just as easy to use as a box mix- but BETTER! (Recipe makes enough for 6 batches of 10-12 pancakes each.)

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 5 minutes mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Servings 60 Pancakes

Calories 49 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients and mix well.

  • Store in air tight container.

  • To use, combine 1 cup mix with 1 cup milk and 1 egg.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 139mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg

I am not a nutritionist. These values were calculated automatically with the Spoonacular Food API.

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FAQs

What can I use if I run out of pancake mix? ›

For the pancake mix, you'll need this handful of ingredients from the pantry:
  1. Flour.
  2. Sugar.
  3. Baking Powder.
  4. Baking Soda.
  5. Sea Salt.
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Can you skip the egg in pancake mix? ›

Starches. Many pancake mixes ($4,Target) that call for water without eggs are made with starches such as cornstarch or potato starch. These help bind and thicken pancakes without eggs. Use 1 tablespoon of starch (i.e., corn, tapioca, potato) mixed with 3 tablespoons of water per egg.

Can I substitute flour for pancake mix? ›

Measurement Adjustment: When substituting pancake mix for flour, you need to adjust the measurements. For every cup of flour required in the recipe, reduce it by 2.5 tablespoons to account for the leavening agents and sugar already present in the pancake mix [3].

How do you thicken pancake batter without pancake mix? ›

Flour is your friend

To fix runny batter, just use a sifter to add in flour by the teaspoon. While flour will help thicken the batter, adding too much will result in something akin to elastic dough, which does not make for especially great pancakes.

How to make a simple pancake? ›

Method. Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. This should be similar in consistency to single cream. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.

What are the ingredients in no name old fashioned pancake mix? ›

Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Sugars (dextrose,sugar), Modified Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate, Rice Flour, Bakingsoda, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Guar Gum.

What does adding an extra egg to pancake mix do? ›

Add an Egg

Even if your pancake mix doesn't call for an egg, mix one into the batter. The egg will add richness to the recipe and make the end result taste like homemade pancakes. If your pancake mix already calls for an egg, try adding an extra one.

What happens if you use milk instead of water in pancake mix? ›

Add Dairy for Richness

If your pancake mix simply calls for water, substitute the same amount of milk and enjoy an airier texture. For guaranteed moisture and richness, add some melted butter to your batter. A few tablespoons of Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese will give your pancakes a richer flavor.

Why does IHOP put pancake batter in eggs? ›

The aeration in the pancake batter makes the eggs light, tender, and fluffy without adding any obvious flavor, so the egg dish is both hefty and light at the same time. Pancake batter also gives the eggs enough body and structure to hold together over the meaty, cheesy fillings.

Can I use milk instead of water and pancake mix? ›

Can you use milk instead of water for pancakes? You sure can! Instead of water, you can use any kind of milk, including almond milk and coconut milk, to mix up the pancake batter.

Can I save homemade pancake mix? ›

You can save pancake batter in the refrigerator or turn it into frozen pancakes for breakfasts to come. Published Sept. 12, 2022. Conventional wisdom around homemade pancake batter has always been that you need to use it the day you make it, otherwise your flapjacks will suffer.

Can you replace water in pancake mix? ›

If your pancake mix simply calls for water, substitute the same amount of milk and enjoy an airier texture. For guaranteed moisture and richness, add some melted butter to your batter. A few tablespoons of Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese will give your pancakes a richer flavor.

Is pancake mix the same as flour? ›

No, pancake mix is not just flour. It contains some kind of sweetener, salt, and ingredients that help make the pancakes fluffy and helps them rise while they cook.

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