Homemade Pancake Mix

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Super easy and made with simple ingredients, you can ditch the box mix and make your own Homemade Pancake Mix.  Make the most delicate, divinely fluffy pancakes whenever you want for your family!

Making things from scratch is so unbelievably easy. Just like this Insanely Good Homemade Granola, but it can be intimidating like the thought of making Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup. But the great news is,  just like those recipes, this is insanely easy and quick and once you try it, you’ll never go back.

Homemade pancake mix in a jar.

The Best Pancake Mix

Not only is super simple but the pancakes it makes are so good! Fluffy, soft, tender and melt in your mouth tasty. Warm breakfasts are so great to wake up to and this makes it so easy.  Just whip this up with some milk, eggs, and oil  and you’ve got a hot breakfast in no time. Pancakes really are fast and they’re just so comforting, everyone loves them.

Buying and preparing all of your own foods is the single easiest way to ensure that you know exactly what your family is eating.  It is also a great way to save money on groceries!  Most premade baking mixes are typically simply mixtures of very simple, common dry baking ingredients. This homemade pancake mix is easy to whip up and is a great way to save on the budget.

Ingredients in Pancake Mix

You probably already have these in your pantry.

  • Flour: All purpose flour works best for fluffy pancakes
  • Baking Powder: This gives you fluffiness and puffs the pancakes up.
  • Sugar: A little bit of sweetness to add in the pancakes.
  • Salt: Always needed for balance!

How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix

Ever look at the ingredients in those box mixes? Can’t pronounce some of them can you and you don’t even know what they’re for, and you’re feeding that to your family. Now you can know exactly what’s in your pancake mix!

  1. Mix: Whisk all the ingredients together. Place in a sealed container and keep in a dry cool place.
Mixing pancake mix ingredients in a bowl.

How to Make Pancakes with Homemade Pancake Mix

Now it’s time to use the mix for fluffy yummy pancakes. It is just two simple instructions to making the best pancakes at home.

  1. Mix: In a medium bowl mix together 1 cup of milk 1 egg and 2 Tablespoons of oil. Add in 1 cup of pancake mix and stir till combined.
  2. Cook: Drop by ¼ cups in a heated buttered skillet on medium heat.

What Can I Put in my Pancake Mix?

There are so many variations and fun ways to eat a pancake. From classic butter and syrup to adding in fruit or chocolate, these pancakes are amazingly delicious. Your family will be raving how good they are!

  • Spices: This is the perfect base to add spices. When you add your mix to the wet ingredients add in cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin spice, or other flavorings.
  • Mix ins: To your wet mix, add in mashed bananas, nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips, chia seeds, flax meal or protein powder for variations.
  • Flour: You can use whole wheat flour, unbleached flour or all purpose flour in this pre mix.
Homemade pancake mix in bowl.

Tips and Storing Homemade Pancake Mix

  • Double: Feel free to double the mix or even triple it. I like to make lots of pancakes at once and freeze them for even quicker hot breakfasts in the morning.
  • Wait: When cooking your pancakes wait for those bubbles to form on top to ensure you don’t end up with gooey middles.
  • Butter: For extra richness, substitute melted butter for the oil. So yummy!
  • Don’t over mix: It’s important when you mix your wet with dry ingredients, you don’t over mix. It’s ok to have a few little lumps.
  • Storage: The shelf life of this homemade mix is about the same as any you’d find at the store. This should keep for 6-8 months in a cool dark place. Make sure your jar or container has a tight seal as well.

More Homemade Goodness

Because Homemade is always better, and unbelievably easy!

Homemade Pancake Mix

5 from 4 votes
Super easy and made with simple ingredients, you can ditch the box mix and make your own Homemade Pancake Mix.  Make the most delicate, divinely fluffy pancakes whenever you want for your family.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 People


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Whisk all the ingredients together. Place in a sealed container and keep in a dry cool place.

To use the Mix to Make Pancakes

  • In a medium sized bowl together 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add 1 cup of pancake mix and stir until combined.



Serves: 4

Calories425kcal (21%)Carbohydrates97g (32%)Protein10g (20%)Fat1g (2%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Sodium601mg (25%)Potassium2092mg (60%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar17g (19%)Calcium868mg (87%)Iron6mg (33%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pancake mix
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome. Just made the pancakes for my husband and I. The money-saving benefit is supreme….but the taste of these pancakes is awesome. Win-Win!

  2. In your ingredient list
    You don’t have the following in the list
    Veg oil
    All thee needs to be in the ingredient list
    Would you please fix this as this is important cause it’s the ingredients

    1. Hello! This is just a recipe for the dry pancake mix, not the actual pancakes. There is a tip on making them into pancakes in the post though if you would like further instructions!

  3. 5 stars
    If you use self raising flour you don’t need the baking powder and salt, but needs the sugar and veg oil. When making waffles, separate the yoke from the egg whites and whip the whites up into peaks and fold it into the batter makes for fluffy waffles

  4. 5 stars
    Yummy and fluffy pancakes. I think the negative comments are older ones based on the original
    Recipe. It’s been update and the current recipe posted works great! My kids loved it!

    1. I was looking for that style jar as well and wondering what size she used as I don’t see it anywhere on here. Recipe looks great and would like to do this for my sons.

  5. I made the necessary adjustment by adding 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
    Then used a bit more powder, to make the mixture the consistency I like for the pan. Turned out great!

    1. Keep the mix the same but when you go to mix it up, just use a little less liquid and let it sit on the counter for 5 min before using. This helps the mixture thicken.

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