Homemade Instant Pancake Mix

Want to make preparing a homemade pancakes a snap? Let me show you how, with this easy homemade instant pancake mix.

This homemade instant pancake mix makes whipping up breakfast a snap - plus, no preservatives like those boxed mixes! #recipes #pancakes

Actually first, let me tell you a story.  It’s about my kid.  ‘Cause that’s what moms do, right?  Talk to their invisible internet friends about their kids?

I’ve mentioned before that Doodle is totally into karate right now.  We’re at the dojo three or four times a week, and he loves it.  We love it, too, especially since the coaches do a wonderful job of weaving life lessons into the classes.  Each month, the coaches focus on a word of the month, and the word for May is “teamwork.”

The other evening at class, Coach Rachel was talking about how the family we live with is a team.  How everyone has their own responsibilities and duties, and if one person fails at completing their duties, they let the entire team/family down.  Then she asked for examples from the children of something one of their parents did that the other parent did not do.

Of course, my child doesn’t have a shy bone is his body, so his hand shot straight up.  He’s waving it in the air wildly, eager to share about all of the wonderful things his mom does that his dad doesn’t do.  And this, folks, is what Doodle shares:

“My mom puts in earrings.”

This homemade instant pancake mix makes whipping up breakfast a snap - plus, no preservatives like those boxed mixes! #recipes #pancakes

I also make homemade pancakes, but apparently that’s long been forgotten.

My husband isn’t a big pancake eater, but Doodle and I love ’em.  And instead of keeping one of those boxes of “instant” preservative-filled boxes in my pantry, I decided to learn how to make my own.  You know what?  It’s so, so easy!  Now, I keep a container of my own homemade instant pancake mix in the pantry, and Doodle and I have been eating them up like…well, like hotcakes.


This homemade instant pancake mix makes whipping up breakfast a snap - plus, no preservatives like those boxed mixes! #recipes #pancakes

This recipe does use buttermilk, and if you’re like me, buttermilk isn’t a staple in your fridge. Not to worry – just put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in a measuring cup, and then add enough milk to make one cup. Let it sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes, and voila! Now you have buttermilk.


Now excuse me, I need to go put in my earrings.

Homemade Instant Pancake Mix
Serves: 12 hotcakes
For your dry mix:
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
For your pancakes:
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups pancake mix (the dry mix as prepared, above)
To make the pancake mix:
  1. Combine all pancake mix ingredients in a container with a lid and mix well. Store for up to 3 months.
To make your pancakes:
  1. Preheat your griddle.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.
  3. Place your homemade pancake mix in a large bowl. Mix together the buttermilk mixture and the butter mixture, then pour over the pancake mix. Mix just until combined - don't try to get all of the lumps out. Overmixing will make your pancakes rubbery!
  4. When your griddle is hot, lightly butter or spray with non-stick spray. Ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle. When bubbles begin to form around the edges of the pancake, gently flip. Cook another 2-3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
from Alton Brown

**there are a million different ways to jazz these up, but I usually add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 1½ teaspoons cinnamon per batch when making these.

By the way, it’s my friend Lisa’s birthday this week (and my birthday month as well), so I’m celebrating and partnering with a bunch of other awesome bloggers by giving one of you a $250 Amazon gift card.  Sa-weet!

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  1. Amber

    I would love a new silpat mat, some new baking sheets, and probably a few new books 😉 Thanks so much!

  2. Lori

    I would love to buy me some new pans that I have pinned on my pinterest boards! Or, I might just splurge and put it towards and brand new KitchenAid!!

  3. Kaitlin Sickle

    Wedding gifts for me and the fiance!!

  4. Melinda

    I have a wish list of over 200 items at Amazon so I’m sure could find several items with such a enormous and generous gift card,what a lovely birthday gift to bestow on a lucky reader

  5. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Oh, that is too funny! Kids are great!
    Love this pancake mix, I need to whip up a batch to keep on hand for busy weeknights!

  6. Amy J

    I would put it toward a Blendtec. My blender died this weekend and the kids and I are going through a bit of a smoothie withdrawal 🙁 I’m hesitant to run out and buy just anything…figure I may as well go all out – but money wise, I may end up having to buy something just to get by.

    Thank you for sharing the pancake mix recipe – will make from scratch pancakes even easier 🙂
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  7. Joan

    I have few books i want and maybe some goodies from the grocery section.

  8. Amy T

    lots of diapers and a pair of shoes

  9. Robbin Bass

    Thanks for the pancake recipe. I was looking for a good one. Can’t wait to try it!!

  10. Melissa L.

    There are so many things I would order ; ) Most of it would be kitchen gadgets because I have a problem and need everything!

  11. Deanne H,

    I think I would order some great new sandals for summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Melissa

    I made these for camping trip and used powdered buttermilk powder to avaoid taking buttermilk. It was very good. You can also use powded eggs.

  13. Heather

    I make homemade pancakes all the time, this would really speed things along. Thanks!

    • Heather

      Replying to myself, ha ha- I would have a million things to do with a giftcard. Probably find something neat for my brother and his wife, who are pregnant with twins!

  14. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    That is way too funny!!! Kids always come up with the cutest things to say! I am guilty of having a box of preservative filled pancake mix in my cupboards as I type. Pancake mix is one of those things on my list that I haven’t done yet…one of these days though!!!
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  15. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Awww, doodle sounds like such a cutie! And this pancake mix is brilliant – love that it allows you to make quick pancakes but without all the chemicals of the store-bought mix. YUM!

  16. Linda H.

    Just found this recipe, but it looks great!! I use a buttermilk powder that’s much easier to keep on hand. I will mix it in with the dry ingredients & just add water when making the mix into pancake batter. Yum!! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Great tip, Linda!!

  17. Rhonda Rice

    I would purchase kitchen items!



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