DIY Pancake Mix Recipe

Do you ever want a homemade pancake mix that isn’t full of all of those unknown ingredients you get in the boxed versions? Let me show you how to make a homemade pancake mix so the next time you are running late but your kids are begging for pancakes, you can say YES to pancakes and watch their sleepy faces grin.

homemade pancake mix recipe

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

There is something so wonderful about pancakes for breakfast! Our entire family loves breakfast foods. Breakfast for dinner is quite common, and if it were up to me, I could eat breakfast three times a day! One of our favorite breakfast meals is pancakes.

While everyone loves traditional fluffy pancakes, we also enjoy working with creative pancake ideas like Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Banana Bread PancakesEggnog Pancakes and even Gluten-Free Pancakes. But on the busiest mornings, it’s nice t be able to just grab a pre-made pancake mix, whip up a batch and get on with my day.

Move over boxed mi

How to Make Pancake Mix

Move over boxed pancake mix! Today, I’m going to show you how to make your pancake mix ahead of time, and save it in a jar on your countertop. Now, you’ll be minutes away from pancakes, any time of day and you can feel confident serving it to your family because you know your homemade pancake mix has only the good stuff in it with no unnecessary ingredients!

homemade pancake mix recipe

Becasue really, when you stop to think about it, what is really in that box? The basic ingredients for pancakes are all the same. So why not make your own boxed pancake mix? I finally did it, and let me tell you, I am never going back to the box! Not only are these mixes easy to put together, it ends up saving you money. You can even have your kids help out to make the mixes too so you can stock up your pantry!

DIY Pancake Mix

Simple pancake mix recipe – keep this on hand for quick and easy breakfast any day of the week!

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For the DIY Pancake Mix bag:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (depending on preference)

To cook One DIY Pancake Mix Bag:

  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (optional)


  1. In a zip bag or air-tight container, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

With a permanent marker, write on the outside of the bag to add:

  1. (1 1/4) cups milk
  2. (1) egg
  3. (3) tablespoons butter, melted (optional)

To use DIY Pancake Mix:

  1. Pour all the dry ingredients into a medium-size bowl. Add the milk, egg and butter, if using. Mix well to combine. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan or griddle over medium heat. Wait until bubbles form to flip.
  2. Serve with fruit, syrup, or whatever else you prefer.


This recipe makes approximately 10 to 12 pancakes.
If you’re adding melted butter to your mixes, make sure to use unsalted butter (or lower the amount of salt you use per mix.)
You can substitute half the amount of all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour if desired.


  • Serving Size: 2-3 pancakes
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 3909.9mg
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.3g
  • Protein: 3.2g

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About Michelle

Michelle is married to her college sweetheart David and together they have a beautiful daughter and a cute puppy. She has a love for baking, breakfast foods and presenting her daughter’s lunch in creative ways. In her personal blog, Creative Food, she shares fun and creative bentos and lunches that she makes for her daughter.