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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
How to Store Homemade Pancake Mix:
Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Airtight Food Storage Container
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.
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.
Gold Medal, All Purpose FlourClabber Girl Double Acting Baking PowderArm & Hammer Baking SodaDomino Premium Pure Cane Granulated SugarOuddy 2 Pack Silicone WhiskBall Wide Mouth Half Gallon Mason Jar
Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe
6 cup Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
3 tbsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
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
- 6 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 3 tbsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- Combine ingredients and mix well.
- Store in air tight container.
- To use, combine 1 cup mix with 1 cup milk and 1 egg.
Desiree Lopez says
This is an awesome idea! We eat pancakes a few times a week in our home so having a homemade mix handy would work out fantastically.
I love,love, love homemade mixes. Thanks for sharing this one. Pancakes are our go-to weekend breakfast.
Jaclyn Anne says
I never thought of making my own pancake mix, but it seems so simple to max, I might as well try making my own rather than buying it pre-made. We love pancakes in our house so I am sure we will go through it pretty quickly!
This reminds me of the DIY hot chocolate mixes we used to make. Of course those were heavy on the chocolate and light on everything else!
Marcie W. says
Pancakes are a weekend breakfast staple around here and I love the idea of making them from scratch. We will definitely be trying this recipe sometime soon. Thanks!
Michelle B says
Thank you for the recipe
rochelle haynes says
Looking good like to try this
Kimberly Flickinger says
I always follow the box so I will definitely be trying this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Mary Gardner says
We make homemade pancakes a couple of times a month and love them. But this is such a great idea to have the mix on hand.
Sharon Braswell says
Love this!! Once you have this homemade mix on hand making pancakes will be so much easier and quicker! I also love that to use you add ONE of each, 1 cup mix with 1 cup milk and 1 egg, making it very easy to remember when you don’t have time to think like me!! 🙂 Thank you!!
Sarah Elyce says
Pinned to make!
Susie Homemaker says
This is the second time I am making this pancake mix!
It makes nice fluffy pancakes, you can ad any kind of fruit: blue berries, strawberries, apples, raspberries; nuts: pecans with a dash of vanilla flavor, and cinnamon with apples. I made all my pancakes with buttermilk and added a dash of vanilla flavor, or lemon essential oil-about 10 drops for 1 cup. They are so versatile and delicious!
Those additions all sound so good!! I’m glad to hear you like the recipe!!
Can I use whole wheat flour or another kind?
Yes, you can use whole wheat flour, but since it has less gluten your pancakes won’t rise as much. If you try the recipe as-is and you would like the pancakes fluffier than they turn out, use a bit more baking powder the next time.
I am curious if since we buy the pancake mix in store it can be used for waffles as well. can this homemade recipe be used for waffles and/or what would have to be done to it for waffles.?
Curious with the 1,1,1 how many pancakes are made on average?
About 7 small 4″ pancakes.
I can’t not thank you enough!!!!!!!!! My daughter and I have been on a homemade journey and we are loving this recipe! It is our basis for many different pancakes and waffles!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
Hi there! Just want to say I love this mix! We’re on our third one, but now I’m out of regular flour and using self raising, would it be too much if I still add the baking powder? Thanks Josie
Generally when using self-rising flour instead of all purpose you would leave out the baking powder and the salt. I haven’t tried it myself, but I think that’s what I would do if using it in this pancake mix.
I love this recipe. I actually make this in a container the night before I want to have pancakes for breakfast. I stir add a little water if it is thick and cook. It is great. it also saves me money.
I’m so happy to hear that!
Hi there – thank you so much for the recipe. I have modified to use 100% whole wheat flour, 1 Tbsp of light Agave, a sprinkle of pink salt (not even an 1/8 tsp), and I only do half of the mixture. So far the pancakes have been delicious. Of course this changes the nutritional value down quite a bit. I wish I could post a picture because they do look really beautiful ! ☺️