Easy Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe from Scratch

It doesn’t get much better than homemade pancakes!  Homemade pancake mix from scratch is much easier than you ever imagined.

One of my family’s favorite weekend traditions is trying out new a pancake recipe. Nothing beats a hot stack of homemade pancakes!

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe from scratch - how to make pancake mix - shown is a stack of homemade pancakes with syrup and strawberries
How to make pancake mix…it is easy!

How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix

Have you ever craved a plate of fresh pancakes, only to find you are out of Bisquick?

Don’t let that stop you!

Making pancakes from scratch is actually super easy, and they can be made with ingredients you already have in the pantry.  We are going to show you how to make pancake mix…and it is simple!

How to make homemade pancake mix recipe - ingredients for the pancake mix recipe
You can prepare the dry portion of the pancake mix and then store it in an airtight container so that it’s ready to go.

Pancake Mix Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients (to add once you are ready to make pancakes):

  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe from scratch - stack of pancakes once everything is done
Homemade pancakes are an easy way to sneak more fruit into your child’s diet! Mix berries into the batter, or serve them on top!

I love that this pancake recipe is made out of basic pantry ingredients!

During the holidays, this recipe even makes a great gift idea. Package a couple of jars of dry homemade pancake mix inside a cute mixing bowl, along with a measuring cup, a whisk, a spatula, flavored syrups, and chocolate chips.

This pancake mix would also make a cute hostess or bridal shower gift!

Instructions to Make Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Store in airtight container or jar with lid.
Homemade Pancake Mix recipe - dry ingredients mixed with wet ingredients later
If you are adding frozen blueberries or frozen strawberries to your mix, be aware that they might bleed as they cook. Defrost frozen berries on your counter, before cooking, to avoid this.

Using Pancake Mix to Make Homemade Pancakes

I still can’t get over how simple it is to make my own homemade pancake mix!

It makes me feel better, knowing that there aren’t any preservatives or added fillers. 

Makes: 8-10 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 min

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe - dry ingredients in a bowl
Make sure you have all of the required pancake mix ingredients before you get started!

Add your homemade pancake mix to large measuring cup or mixing bowl.  You may have made it ahead of time so you can just pour it into a large bowl or you can make it as part of the pancake mix recipe.

Homemade Pancake mix recipe - dry ingredients stored in an airtight container
If you make your dry pancake mix ahead of time, it really is no different prep time wise than if you were using a boxed mix! If only it was always this easy to cook from scratch…

Next, add wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.

Heat griddle and spray with cooking spray.

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe - make pancakes from scratch - pancakes on a cutting board
Have your kids help set up a “pancake bar” with berries, chocolate chips, flavored syrups, and all of your family’s favorite pancake toppings.

Then, scoop pancake batter onto hot griddle and cook 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.

Flip and cook on other side 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve immediately with butter, syrup or fruit.

Pancake Mix Storage

Store pancake mix in pantry for up to 1 month.

homemade pancake stack cooked from scratch with pancake mix recipe covered with syrup
Vegan pancakes are easy to make, if you just substitute a few ingredients.

How to Make Vegan Pancakes

If you are on a vegan diet, or are cooking for someone who is, no worries! This recipe can be tailored to be egg-free and dairy-free, too! 

Replace the eggs with a mixture of 1/4 of unsweetened applesauce and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. This constitutes 1 “egg”.  You can also make an egg replacement out of flaxseed meal, by mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal), wit three tablespoons of water. Then, let it sit in your refrigerator to thicken, for 15-30 minutes before using it. 

Replace milk with your favorite non-dairy milk, like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or hemp milk. I have also made this recipe with water instead of milk, and still wound up with really fluffy pancakes!

Homemade Pancake Mix recipe - stack of homemade pancakes from recipe
Mmmmm…homemade pancakes!

How to Make Gluten Free Pancakes from Scratch

This is the easiest substitution you will find!

Use a gluten free all-purpose flour.

I prefer King Arthur Gluten Free Flour, but there are many good ones to choose from!

Make sure your baking powder is gluten free, too. 

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade pancakes are a weekend favorite! Freeze leftovers for a weekday hot breakfast option.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

Instructions

Pancake Mix:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Store in airtight container or jar with lid

To Make Pancakes:

  1. Add mix to large measuring cup or mixing bowl.
  2. Add wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  3. Heat griddle and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Scoop pancake batter onto hot griddle and cook 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Flip and cook on other side 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately with butter, syrup, or fruit.

More Homemade Pancake Recipes the Family Will Love!

If your family can’t get enough of this fluffy pancake recipe, here are a few others to try! 

What is your favorite pancake topping? Comment below! 

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