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March 14, 2024

Homemade Pancake Mix

Get ready to have a full pancake breakfast ready in a jiffy when you have this homemade pancake mix on hand. Just five simple ingredients, and we guarantee you won’t go back to the boxed stuff!


a stack of pancakes next to a jar of homemade pancake mix made with flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt
Photography by Gayle McLeod

The Best Homemade Pancake Mix You’ll Always Have Around

Once you’ve made this easy homemade pancakes mix we’re pretty sure you’ll want to always have it in your cupboard. Pancakes follow a basic formula of the following ingredients: flour, leavening agent (this is what gives them their fluff!) and liquid to blend it together (we use milk and a touch of vanilla to enhance flavor). We also use an egg, which contributes a little bit of everything (in this case structure, leavening, and moisture). If you want something a little more fancy than regular pancakes, try our poofy, buttery Dutch Baby recipe.

flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowls to make homemade pancake mix

What Can I Use If I Run Out of Pancake Mix?

We’ve all been there. The bacon (or breakfast sausage) is already sizzling, the coffee’s made, and you’re ready to start the pancakes. But you realize you’re out of pancake mix. Don’t stress! Our homemade pancake mix recipe is super easy to make and will have your breakfast back on track in no time. It’s also great to make by the batch, and yields 36 (4-inch) pancakes. So now you can go back to picturing this: the smell of melting butter, and the sound of pancake batter hitting the hot griddle. Follow along to make your own homemade pancake mix.

homemade pancake mix stored in an airtight jar made with flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt

What Are The Ingredients For Pancakes Made From Scratch?

After you’ve made the homemade pancake mix, which is basically whisking together five common dry pantry ingredients, you’re a few steps away from a stack of fluffy, delicious pancakes.

For the pancake mix, you’ll need this handful of ingredients from the pantry:

  • Flour

  • Sugar

  • Baking Powder

  • Baking Soda

  • Sea Salt

To get from pancake mix to a stack of pancakes, you’ll need the following ingredients, mostly from the fridge :

  • Whole milk

  • 1 large egg

  • Vanilla extract

  • Butter

  • Maple syrup

a stack of fluffy pancakes made from homemade pancake mix on plate topped with butter and drizzled with syrup

Get That Griddle Going!

Recipe for homemade pancake mix easy, check! Now let’s make the pancakes!

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the prepared dry pancake mix with milk, egg, and vanilla.

  2. Get the griddle nice and hot over medium heat. Too hot and you’ll burn those ‘cakes, not hot enough and your pancakes will never cook. You’ll know it’s ready when the butter bubbles nicely on the surface of your skillet or griddle.

  3. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the skillet. Repeat until the pan is filled, but the pancakes are not touching.

  4. Pro-tip: pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles begin to form on the surface of the pancake (about three minutes).

  5. Cook the pancake on the other side until golden brown and no longer gooey in the center, about 1 to 2 minutes longer.

  6. Once your stack is ready for your crowd of eager pancake-eaters, serve with (more) butter and plenty of maple syrup.

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Homemade Pancake Mix

  • Serves: 36
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  0 min
  • Calories: 152


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

To make 6 (4-inch) pancakes

  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • ⅔ cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, for the pan, plus more for serving
  • maple syrup, for serving


To make the pancake mix:

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Transfer the mix to an airtight container. Will keep in a dry place for up to 6 months.

To make pancakes:

  1. In a large bowl combine 1 cup dry pancake mix along with the milk, egg, and vanilla.

  2. In a large skillet or griddle set over medium heat, add the butter until beginning to bubble. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the skillet. Repeat until the pan is filled, but the pancakes are not touching.

  3. Once bubbles begin to form on the top and the edges of the pancake are set, flip the pancake, about 3 minutes. Cook the pancake on the other side until golden brown and no longer gooey in the center, about 1 to 2 minutes longer.

  4. Serve warm with additional butter and maple syrup.

    Note: Makes 36 pancakes. Nutrition listed is for 1 pancake.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories152
  • Protein5 g
  • Carbohydrates15 g
  • Total Fat8 g
  • Dietary Fiber2 g
  • Cholesterol49 mg
  • sodium467 mg
  • Total Sugars4 g

Homemade Pancake Mix

Questions & Reviews

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  • Anne

    Have you used this mix to make waffles? And if so, how do the wet ingredients change? An extra egg? Add some oil?

    We have not tested this as waffles.

  • Nicole

    Have you tried this recipe with whole wheat flour?

    We have not.

  • Cathie

    What could be used to make this mix gluten free?

    I would sub with a 1:1 GF flour. We use bobs red mill!

  • Sandy

    Will Oat flour work with this recipe?

    I've never tried it, but it sounds delightful! I love oat flour. Let us know how it turns out.

  • Trish

    Really great pancake mix! So glad to have this in the pantry. We added white chocolate chips and pecans while they were cooking and they were soo good.

    thanks Trish, glad you loved it!

  • Jenn

    Incredibly easy, turned out so delicious and so easy to have on hand. Goodbye store bought!

    Thanks Jenn! So happy you loved it!