Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade Pancake Mix

My kids are kind of fussy about food. Actually let me rephrase – my eight year old is very fussy. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times he’s missed dinner because he flat out refused to eat what I made. And we’re not taking about anything out of the ordinary, either. It happened not too long ago when I make English muffin pizzas. English muffin pizzas you guys! Who doesn’t like those? Anyways, I absolutely will not make a separate meal for him, so if he doesn’t like what I make – he doesn’t eat. I will always leave him a plate and many times he’s come back later that night to have a few bites, but sometimes he hasn’t.

Anyhow, there are two meals I know for a fact he will eat anytime I make them. The first is tacos in a bag. For a picky eater, that one baffles me. The kid won’t eat a cheeseburger, but he’ll eat a taco in a bag complete with sour cream and seasoned beef.

But I digress.

The other thing he will eat with no arguments (and sometimes actually have seconds) is pancakes. We have breakfast for dinner, ka brinner, at least once a week. Since we go through so much pancake mix, I have been making my own. I save a ton of money by making a big batch of it instead of buying store -bought mixes! Plus this homemade pancake mix is a cinch to make and a great pantry staple.

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Dry Pancake Mix Ingredients

  • 4 cups all- purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)

Here’s what you do:

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk gently to combine. Transfer to an airtight container and store up to 6 months.

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Makes approximately 4.5 cups dry mix.


To make the pancakes you will need to mix together:

  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil

Combine pancake mix with egg, milk, and butter or oil. Stir in a mixing bowl until just combined (Do not over mix). Spoon mixture onto a buttered griddle on medium heat. Cook 2- to 3 minutes per side until golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

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  1. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    What is a taco in a bag? I’ve never heard of that before. As far as pancakes, homemade are the best!

  2. OurFamilyWorld

    I also haven’t tried taco in a bag. I hope Robin shares the recipe here. My family loves pancake!

  3. Nicole

    Mouth watering! I do love doing homemade and this one is fantastic.

  4. alissa4illustration

    We love pancakes at our house! I don’t really have fussy eaters, but know kids that are. It’s really frustrating!

  5. Pam Wattenbarger

    We love pancakes here too! They’re one of our favorite treats.

  6. Michele

    I don’t think I ever realized how easy it is to make pancake mix! I am definitely going to be doing this as I LOVE pancakes.

  7. Neely (@Neelykins)

    Oh we love pancakes! Thanks so much for this!

  8. Liz Mays

    When you make it all the time, this is clearly the way to go. I mean why not…it’s so easy!

  9. Claudia Krusch

    I really love how easy it is! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. redheadbabymama

    Oh this is great. I can make whole wheat waffles for my husband, too! We would never run out!

  11. toughcookiemommy

    I just recently learned how to make the perfect pancakes. I would love to make them from scratch.

  12. Theresa

    Who knew it was so easy? I’ll have to try it for myself to see how well we like it.

  13. Amanda Love

    My youngest son is also a very picky eater but he just loves pancakes. I have never made my own mix so will be trying this.

  14. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide

    I love making homemade pancakes!! Addie likes to help me make them!

  15. Liz Mays

    Awwwww, that’s so cute. I love that you two bake together! Homemade pancakes are yummy!

  16. Melisa

    I love this. I’ve never thought about making homemade pancake mix. What a time saver!

  17. Claudia krusch

    Love it too! Can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  18. Kristi

    I make pancakes by scratch also, and this is a great idea to mix up the dry ingredients ahead of time. How many pancakes or servings does your recipe make roughly? Also any idea if you could do this with wheat flour and does it change the measurements of anything?

  19. swell condition

    That would be really nice with a hint of cinnamon – thanks for your recipe!

  20. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That looks great. I’ve always loved making things like this from scratch instead of using a box. It gives me more control of what goes into it.

  21. Claudia krusch

    Love it! I’m never buying pancake mix again! Thanks!

  22. Jessica Beal Harlow

    My nephew is a relatively picky eater too…and yet, he absolutely loves what he calls “Walkin’ Tacos” (i.e. tacos in a bag too), go figure! lol Thanks for this pancake mix recipe. My kiddos LOVE pancakes so I always have it on hand and I’d much rather make my own!

  23. Lauren

    This is brilliant! I make homemade pancakes all the time and it’s kind of annoying to take all the supplies out every time. This would save so much hassle (and time!). Thanks. Pinning it.

  24. jmanandmillerbug

    That mix is so simple and I love the idea of making my own! We have pancake day every Saturday morning so I’ll be mixing some of this up before then!

  25. serenityyou

    Homemade pancakes are just so much more nicer than ready made I think

  26. Jaime

    Genius! I always buy a mix, but this is perfect in those instances where we may be out. We love brinner in our house!

  27. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    Having the premade mix is a great idea. Then you can add things to it when you make it (maybe not for your child). I used to keep a premade muffin mix. It is so easy to whip something up when the foundation is already there.

  28. Heather

    This is great to have on hand in case we run out. Great idea!

  29. Pam Wattenbarger

    I love pancakes! This is a great idea to keep homemade pancake mix on hand so you will always have something for a quick meal. Breakfast for dinner is my go to quick meal.

  30. Catherine S

    I have never made my own pancake mix, but now I am going to. We have breakfast for dinner at least once a week.

  31. brendakight

    Every time we decide we want pancakes at our house we have no mix! I never thought of making them myself, thanks for the recipe!

  32. felinebykatsaris

    Omg looks so good!!! I love pancakes I could eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner haha

  33. Paula Schuck

    That’s a great mix. I much prefer making my baked goods from scratch. There are too many preservatives in boxed mixes for my taste.

  34. littlemisscant

    We always make our pancakes from scratch and I swear we use a new recipe every time we make them too. Hands down our favourite meal on the planet!

  35. kristimaloney

    Great recipe – homemade mix is so much better than the box mixes. Plus it saves money in the long run. I love that.

  36. MELISASource

    Thanks for sharing this. I’d much rather do this than buy a boxed mix. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  37. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    Oh, and I’ll bet this tastes way better than Bisquick! Thanks for this recipe!

  38. mskathykenny

    I wish I had the time and energy to make my own pancake mix. As it is I barely have time to cook the ready to cook ones. It’s bad.

  39. Debra Fazio-Rutt

    This is so easy to make and I already have all the ingredients. I’ll have to try this – I’m sure it tastes better than boxes mixes.

  40. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    This sounds so easy and much better than store bought brands.

  41. OurFamilyWorld

    My family loves pancake, but I’ve never tried making my own pancake mix. I’ll have to try this.

  42. Michelle Mink

    I love pancakes so i will get some use of this homemade mix recipe. crazy that an 8 year old wouldn’t want anything that has the word pizza in it

  43. Ana De-Jesus

    I have never tried making my own pancakes but I do love homemade pancakes and they are delicious!

  44. Bri

    My family loves eating pancakes and it would make so much sense to make them from scratch. I will try out this recipe.

  45. Tammilee Tips

    I love pancakes!! Homemade pancakes instead of a mix are so much better, this sounds like a good recipe!

  46. Heather

    I’m totally embarrassed to say that I was so excited to see your post because I had NO idea how to make pancakes from scratch. Definitely giving this a try. Thank you for sharing!

  47. Ora Lee Gurr

    I like the suggestion for a bit of cinnamon in the dry mix. I made homemade waffles for my brother when he visited a couple of weeks ago. He enjoyed them, but I think he really wanted pancakes. I’ll make up some mix ahead next time he plans to visit and give him all the flapjacks he wants. I’ve always been a picky eater, and can still remember the expression on my dad’s face when he told me I could go to my room for the rest of the evening if I wasn’t going to eat what my mom fixed, and I got up and went upstairs. Boredom was better than whatever it was that did not appeal to me that night.

  48. Dana

    My 8 year old is super picky too. I wish he’d eat pancakes!

  49. Dawn Nieves

    This is awesome! And I already have all of this in my pantry! Can’t wait to try it tomorrow!

  50. michele

    This would be a great gift for someone at Christmas…. all packaged up cute! Im pinning this to remind me at the holidays to include it in our gift baskets!!

  51. Kelly Hutchinson

    I think this is such a great idea. I cannot imagine how much money I would have saved by making my own pancake mix.

  52. Keikilani

    I have been thinking of making a homemade pancake mix! I need to cut costs on our food budget. Going to have to do it now.

  53. toughcookiemommy

    I think that making anything from scratch at home is healthier and more delicious. I had no idea that it was so easy to make pancake mix right at home.

  54. Sequins in the South (@CarlsonLaci)

    This is really neat and something different definitely trying this ASAP like this weekend !

  55. Debbie Denny

    I like making my own also. The grandkids think it is great because it doesnt come in a box. lol

  56. Amy Jones

    Homeade pancakes are the best, my family makes them daily, our recipe doesnt include baking powder, we like them not so fluffy. Maybe we can try this recipe next time. =)

  57. mariamichelle117

    I love the idea of making your own pancake mix. Along with saving money you know exactly what is in it and it’s probably a lot more nutritious.

  58. amanda

    Store bought pancake mix is not cost effective for a big family, so I need to make this!

  59. beccadorr

    Oh, I need to make some of this! My mom used to keep some homemade pancake mix and we used it all the time.

  60. Because I'm cheap

    Great recipe! I keep my mix in a big tupperware container. Use it all the time!

  61. Colette S

    My kids love the pancakes, so this can be very helpful!
    Thank you.

  62. Amanda O.

    My five-year-old routinely refuses to eat what I make. I feel like a short-order cook most days! He does love pancakes though so it would be nice to keep this recipe handy.

  63. Debra Hawkins (@wifeeclectic)

    I LOVE this so much! My kids are obsessed with pancakes and I would love to have mix on hand!

  64. tiarasandtantrums

    My son is painfully icky too! He tortures me I swear! he would never eat an English muffin either! he probably wouldn’t eat these pancakes either – he drives me bonkers

  65. Elizabeth O.

    Pancakes are a huge hit in our house too. For normal families it’s just breakfast food, in our home it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or afternoon snacks. That’s how well loved pancakes are, so I got used to making them from scratch, this is a nice recipe though! Thanks!

  66. Miss Rika Agustini (@thedealmatch)

    This is a great pancake recipe! Can’t wait to try it out

  67. hautebeautyguide

    I really like that glass jar. I just started making pancakes on Sundays so I love this idea!

  68. Brittany Lockwood

    I love pancakes but I always buy the premade mixes. I’ll try this recipe the next time I want pancakes!Southern Soul

  69. jillconyers

    I look forward to Pancake Sunday almost every week It’s a family thing in the Conyers’ house.

  70. top5life

    I love pancakes.I will try out this pancake recipe this weekend.

  71. siniciliya

    The idea that you are making it yourself is fantastic, but do you find it more time consuming to use flower, round eggs and liquid milk to make pancakes?

  72. momssmallvictories

    Yum, I have been wanting a dry pancake mix recipe. I love that yours has a touch of cinnamon. Pinned, thanks for sharing.

  73. mommytalkshow

    This is perfect for me, except I’m the ONLY person in our family who eats pancakes. My husband and our son are just plain WEIRD.

  74. Miss Happyfeet

    I am crazy about pancakes! thanks for your recipe i wont have to spend so much on pancake mix anymore!

  75. Elizabeth Lampman

    I have never made my own pancake mix before. It is so easy to do. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make a batch up this weekend.

  76. Ann Bacciaglia

    Pancakes are a family favorite in my house. This looks like a great recipe to try.

  77. Lynndee

    We love pancakes but I’ve never tried preparing homemade pancake mix. I just always buy one from the store. Thanks for this!

  78. laura londergan

    we are a pancake loving family. If my daughter had it her way we would eat them every day! lol

  79. Heather (@TownsendHouse1)

    My daughter…she does not like english muffin pizza…or chicken fingers…or french fries…or any other typical “easy” kid friendly meal. I love to make pancakes, but I never make a mix to have on hand, that would certainly be easier than from scratch every time!

  80. Amy Desrosiers

    Now this is awesome to have on hand! I never really thought about making my own int he past but I like this simple recipe.

  81. Fashionable Librarian

    I have not had pancakes in years…I think I am way over due

  82. Mama to 5 BLessings

    I make this also and keep it in a huge container. With 7 of us it goes fast. I add chia seeds to my mix.

  83. Swa-Rai (@swaraimedia)

    I’ll have to try this. My family is obsessed with pancakes so this is perfect.

  84. Alexandra Elizabeth (@MsAlexandraV)

    I have a confession. I love pancakes. Soft, light, fluffy and buttery pancakes. But I never cook them homemade I also buy a mix. I know, I’m terrible! You’ve provided a simple recipe that I’m sure tastes better than the boxed stuff!

  85. Up Run For Life

    I have run out of pancake mix before. We were having dinner and I ended up making my own. I bet it would be good with strawberry.

  86. Shaylee Field

    This is so smart! I should mix up some pancake mix to have in times of need! haha

  87. Seattle Travel Blogger

    This is a nice pancake recipe.
    We are fans of pancakes!

  88. Koninika

    I enjoy parenting blogs and perspectives of different moms. Such a fresh read about addressing fussy eaters and picky food habits. My kids love pancakes but they are hard to please in general. I feel kids change their food habits and likes each day, sometimes each hour. Such a treat to check out parenting blogs.

  89. Lisa Rios

    We love pancakes so much in my home, but I never had a chance to prepare a pancake mix on my own as my mom brings it for me when she comes to meet us. You have done a great job in explaining the recipe clearly & I would love to try this out.

  90. victoria

    We are a huge fan of pancakes here in the house and I really love the homemade pancakes.

  91. Yonca

    Easy and healtier than ready to use mixes for sure. I also freeze some prepared pancakes and waffles.

  92. loveglassess

    This is awesome to have on hand! Like you said – perfect pantry staple.

  93. wemake7

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My kids love pancakes! I have a child as well that is very picky and refuses to eat most of his meals.

  94. Farrah

    I am trying to make more of my own mixes and such, so I’ll be pinning your recipe!

  95. Travel Quest

    I can literally eat pancakes for breakfast and snack in the afternoon. Your homemade recipe is gonna be a hit for my family since we all love pancakes.

  96. Kristin

    We too have a turd at our table, so when we find a food she we will eat we make the most out of it! These are a winner for her thank you for sharing.

  97. Eileen xo

    I prefer homemade pancake mix as well! Your recipe looks delicious. Pancakes for breakfast tomorrow

  98. Becca Wilson

    This is really cool and you could make so much more for less money. With as much as we eat pancakes, this would definitely be something I should be doing.

  99. Ana Fernandez

    Love homemade mix! Once i tried one from the supermarket and it tasted like plastic

  100. Kristine Foley (@thefoleyfam)

    We love breakfast for dinner! I’ve never thought to make our own pancake mix! We go thru a lot so I’ll have to try your recipe!

  101. thehamiltoninc

    I love pancakes myself. My son and I will eat five apiece. I will be trying this recipe fairly soon!

  102. Kiwi

    I actually want to start making more stuff from scratch! Thank for this breakfast will be so much better!

  103. Tonia @TheChattyMomma

    Hands down. Homemade pancakes are the best pancakes. Such a smarter option than buying the box. They taste better too.

  104. Paula

    It’s a great idea to keep this on hand, and just go with the flow on what your kiddos will eat. I love “Brinner,” too!

  105. ascendingbutterfly

    For a picky eater his faves are definitely baffling especially the taco in a bag! But at least you hit upon stuff he does like which has to make life easier overall.

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