January 1, 2018
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
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.
On the busiest mornings, it’s nice to be able to just grab a pre-made pancake mix, whip up a batch and get on with my day.
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!
While this recipe is all about the traditional fluffy pancakes, you can also find my homemade gluten-free pancake mix here.
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!
And when it’s time to pull out your homemade mix and turn it into fluffy pancakes, here’s a quick video to show you how to make perfect pancake batter!
DIY Pancake Mix
For the DIY Pancake Mix bag:
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ to 1 teaspoon salt, depending on preference
To cook One DIY Pancake Mix Bag:
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted (optional)
- 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 ¼) cups milk
- (1) egg
- (3) tablespoons butter, melted (optional)
To use DIY Pancake Mix:
- Pour all the dry ingredients into a medium-size bowl. Add the milk, egg and butter, if using. Mix well to combine. Pour ¼ cup of pancake batter onto the pan or griddle over medium heat. Wait until bubbles form to flip.
- Serve with fruit, syrup, or whatever else you prefer.
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.