When you see how easy it is to make this Homemade Pancake Mix, you’ll never buy store-bought again. This mix makes the best, lightest and fluffiest pancakes, using just a handful of simple pantry staples.
Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe
Whether it’s a lazy Saturday morning or a quick weekday breakfast, there’s nothing like a big stack of buttery pancakes. While using a box may be convenient, most brands are filled with unwanted artificial ingredients and preservatives. The good news is, with this recipe, you can make a big batch of homemade mix using just a few simple ingredients.
From a make-ahead Breakfast Casserole and Sausage Balls to keeping some of this simple dry pancake mix on hand, I am always looking for ways to make a hot breakfast just a little bit quicker. And this recipe truly delivers! Not only is making your own dry mix super easy, but it creates the best pancakes you’ve ever made! It’s also cheaper than box mixes, making it a great choice for those on a budget.
Why We Love This Recipe
- Easy recipe: It only takes 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to whip up a whole batch of this mix.
- Better than store-bought: Unlike a box of pancake mix from the grocery store, making it yourself ensures you know exactly what’s in it.
- Makes delicious pancakes: This homemade pancake mix makes perfect pancakes every single time. They’re light, fluffy, and totally delicious!
Dry Pancake Mix Ingredients
- All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
How to Make Your Own Homemade Pancake Mix
Step one: Combine Ingredients
- Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. You can make a big batch and store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for a couple of months.
Step Two: Seal and Store
- Store in a sealed container or jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Different Ways to Use DIY Pancake Mix
- Waffles: Pancake mixes can be used to make some of the best waffles too. Just add a little vegetable oil and egg to the pancake mix and cook the mixture in your waffle iron.
- Muffins: You can make muffins with the dry mix. Just add the same amount of pancake mix as you would flour in your muffin recipe.
- Pancake donuts: Make pancake donuts the whole family will love by baking the batter in a silicon donut mold. Bake until golden brown and then dip them in glaze or sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
- Crepes: Add just a little more milk to the pancake mix than you do for pancakes. Then cook the crepe batter in a non-stick pan, flip, and fill with your favorite toppings.
- Fritters: For fritters, you’ll add an egg and a little milk until you have a thick batter. Add chopped apples or other fruit. Then drop dollops of the batter in oil and fry until they are crispy and golden.
- Bacon pancake: Place a slice of fried bacon on the griddle and pour the batter, included in this post, over each slice. Once golden brown, flip and cook the other side.
- Pancake mix cobbler: Use the pancake mix as a quick and easy cobbler topping. Mix the pancake batter just as usual and spoon it over your favorite fruit filling. Bake until the topping is golden brown.
How Do I Make Perfect Homemade Pancakes?
This delicious and easy pancake recipe is super easy using homemade pancake mix:
- Pancake Mix
- Whole Milk (or buttermilk for buttermilk pancakes)
- Melted Unsalted Butter
- Sift the pancake mix into a medium bowl.
- Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well until you have a smooth batter. A few small lumps remaining is okay. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes.
- Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium heat and spread a bit of butter around the pan.
- For each pancake, pour about ⅓ cup pancake batter onto the hot griddle in the middle of the melted butter.
- Let cook until the pancake easily lifts from the pan and are a nice golden brown. This will take about 3 minutes, depending on your stove. Repeat for the other side and remove from the pan. Repeat with the rest of your batter.
- Top your fluffy pancakes with a pat of butter and a drizzle of real maple syrup, if desired, and enjoy!
How Do I Store Leftover Prepared Pancake Batter?
Yes, you can store any leftover prepared pancake batter in the refrigerator for a day or two. Just make sure to keep it in a covered container to prevent it from drying out or absorbing odors from the fridge.
Can I Use Whole Wheat Flour in the Mix?
You sure can. Because whole wheat flour absorbs more moisture, you may have to add a few tablespoons of extra milk to make the batter a bit thinner.
Can I Freeze Leftover Pancakes?
You sure can. Freezing pancakes is a great way to meal prep breakfast for the week. For best results, let the fresh pancakes cool completely. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and stick them in the freezer for about an hour.
Transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container and store for up to 2-3 months. When you’re ready to serve them, heat them up in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds or until warm.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Dollywood Cinnamon Bread
- Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
- Twisted Bacon
- Grits Casserole
- Sausage Gravy
- Hot Chocolate Donut Holes
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ Tablespoons baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ⅔ cup pancake mix
- 1 ¼ cup whole milk
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter unsalted
- 1 large egg
For Pancake Mix:
- Sift the pancake mix into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat and spread a bit of butter around the pan.
- Pour about ⅓ cup batter for each pancake.
- Let cook until the pancake easily lifts from the pan without being too floppy or sticking.
- This will take about 3 minutes, depending on your stove. Repeat for the other side and remove from the pan. Repeat with the rest of your batter.
- Top with a pat of butter and syrup, if desired, and enjoy
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