Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe - Cooking Classy (2024)

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There’s nothing quite like a warm stack of fluffy pancakes drenched in butter and syrup made from homemade pancake mix! Total comfort food. Hopefully this time-saving pancake mix recipe makes your mornings a little easier!

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Save Time with Homemade Pancake Mix!

We eat so many pancakes here at my house that I decided it was probably time I started doing a pre-made mix to save time, so breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) can be ready in no time.

Plus, I had a large can of dry milk I need to start using up before it reaches its shelf life since I opened it last year.

Of course, these pancakes wereapproved by everyone in my family and I loved the fact that I had the homemade pancake batter mixed up in about a minute and I loved that the mix didn’t have any weird ingredients in it like some of the store-bought versions may have.

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Homemade Pancake Mix Ingredients

Making the dry pancake mix recipe is super simple and requires just a handful of ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Dry non-fat milk powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

How to Make Pancake Mix From Scratch

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, dry milk, sugar, baking powder and salt for about 1 1/2 minutes to evenly distribute everything.

How to Use Homemade Pancake Mix

  • Combine 2 cups of the DIY pancake mix, then add 1 to 1 1/3 cups water, vegetable oil or melted butter, and 1 large egg.
  • Pour the batter onto a preheated skillet and cook as you normally would.

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How to Store Pancake Mix

Pour the homemade pancake mix into an airtight container and store up to 8 months (or earlier if ingredients expire before then).

Can I Use an All-Purpose Flour Substitute?

If you wanted, you couldprobablysubstitute wheat or oat flour here for half of the all-purpose flour (although I haven’t yet tested it so I won’t guarantee that, but generally that works fine for pancakes). I don’t recommend getting rid of the all-purpose flour entirely as it helps the pancakes remain fluffy.

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Tips for Making Homemade Pancake Mix

  • I tested this pancake mix recipe both vegetable oil and butter and there were things I loved about both, but I would pick the butter version first (melted coconut oil could also be used). The oil version seemed a tiny bitsofter maybeandthe butter version had that wonderful buttery flavor that the oil version of course didn’t.
  • I preferred these homemade pancakes with 1 1/4 cups water despite my label (of course I did all the testing after I took pictures of the mix) but the pancake mix recipe I adapted it from listed 1 cup, so find the amountyou prefer, just be careful not to over-mix the batter.
  • Lumps are always good in pancake batter, at least any pancake I’ve ever made.

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DIY homemade pancake mix. It's so easy to make and it makes incredibly tasty perfectly fluffy pancakes. You'll love having a head start on once you have this on hand!Yield: Dry mix yields 5 batches of 8 - 9 pancakes.

Servings: 20

Prep15 minutes minutes

Cook10 minutes minutes

Ready in: 25 minutes minutes


Dry mix:

To prepare pancakes:

  • 1 - 1 1/3 cups water (I preferred them with 1 1/3 cups and butter)
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 large egg


To make mix:

  • Ina large mixing bowl whisk together flour, dry milk, sugar, baking powder and salt for about 1 1/2 minutes to evenly distribute everything.

  • Pour into an airtight container and store 8 months (or earlier if ingredients expire before then).

To prepare pancakes:

  • Preheat an electric griddle to 400 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl whisk together water, oil and egg until well blended.

  • Add in 2 cups (10 oz) of the pancake mix and whisk until combined (batter should still be slightly lumpy, don't over-mix).

  • Pour batter 1/3 cup at a time onto griddle (butter griddle first if necessary), if batter is thick spread outward slightly.

  • Cook until bottom is golden brown then flip and cook opposite side until golden brown. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.


  • *Scoop and level flour to measure.
  • These are also delicious with fresh blueberries. Simply dot the tops of the pancakes with blueberries after you ladle them onto the griddle.
  • Nutrition listed is for prepared pancakes, not just dry mix.
  • Recipe source: adapted slightly fromAllrecipes

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Pancake Mix

Amount Per Serving

Calories 353Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 8g50%

Cholesterol 42mg14%

Sodium 574mg25%

Potassium 497mg14%

Carbohydrates 52g17%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 190IU4%

Vitamin C 0.4mg0%

Calcium 225mg23%

Iron 3.1mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Homemade Pancake Mix

Author: Jaclyn

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