Homemade Pancake Mix


One of my go-to’s for breakfast is pancakes. And today I’m sharing my Homemade Pancake Mix recipe with you. Just whip up a batch of this dry mix every couple of months, and you’ll be ready to make pancakes whenever your heart desires.

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Homemade Pancake Mix

Yes, my friends, we’re talking about breakfast food (namely pancakes) today on the blog. I love making breakfast! (You may remember I owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast in St. Marys from 2008 to 2013.) I have been intending to share this Homemade Pancake Mix recipe with you for YEARS. I’m not sure what’s taken me so long.

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When I ran the B&B, pancakes were on the breakfast rotation. Having a homemade dry pancake mix to use made those mornings just a little bit easier. This is that pancake mix recipe. – I guess you could say it’s been Bed & Breakfast tested and approved.

What I love about this recipe is that you can mix up a big batch, and then you only need to mix it into your wet ingredients whenever the craving for pancakes strikes.

Once the batter is prepared, you can customize it any way you like. Toss in blueberries, add chocolate chips, stir in peanut butter,…. The possibilities are almost endless.

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What is Pancake Mix Made of?

If you’ve never made pancake mix, you might be surprised to learn that you probably already have all the ingredients. Pancake Mix is made with pantry staples and can be put together in minutes.

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To make this dry pancake mix, you will need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt

Yes. It’s that simple.

How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix:

Just grab a big jar, toss in these ingredients, whisk to combine, and your pancake mix is ready! (You will find the full ingredient list and amounts in the printable recipe card below.)

That’s it. Really. This mixture can be stored in an airtight container on your counter or in a cabinet for up to three months.

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How to Make Pancakes from Pancake Mix:

Once the dry mix is prepared, you’ll need to add a few wet ingredients to make a batter. For this, you will need:

  •  buttermilk
  • milk
  • egg
  • butter
  • vanilla extract

Exact amounts are listed below. Other than the buttermilk, it’s likely you also have most of these items in your refrigerator or pantry. (Side note: You can make buttermilk at home. Just add 1 tablespoon white vinegar OR 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Stir to combine.)

To make the batter, whisk together all the wet ingredients and then add the prepared dry ingredients. It’s that simple. Your pancake batter is ready to go.

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When I make pancakes, I like to use a cast iron griddle on my stovetop. (This is the one I have.) However, an electric griddle or even a nonstick pan works equally well.

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I add a little butter to the griddle and then remove any excess with a paper towel. Once the griddle is hot, it’s time to make the pancakes.

Tip: After pouring the batter on the hot griddle, I let the pancake cook for 4-5 minutes before flipping it. I know it’s time to flip the pancake when I see lots of bubbles on the top of it.

How to Serve Pancakes:

This pancake mix will give you delicious, fluffy pancakes. To finish them off, I highly recommend a pat of butter and a generous amount of pure maple syrup. (Avoid the “maple-flavored” syrup you find at the grocery store.)

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Voila! Your homemade pancakes are ready to be enjoyed!

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This Homemade Pancake Mix recipe also makes an excellent holiday gift. Make a batch of the mix and pair it with high-quality pure maple syrup. As you probably know, my favorite is Finding Home Farms. It’s the only maple syrup I buy. I keep an ample supply of it on hand so I don’t run out. Yes, it’s that good!

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I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. Enjoy!

Looking for more of my go-to breakfast recipes? Try these:

Pancake Mix Recipe:

Homemade Pancake Mix

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, pancake mix, pancakes
Servings: 10 pancakes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
One of my go-to's for breakfast is pancakes. And today I'm sharing my Homemade Pancake Mix recipe with you. Just whip up a batch of this dry mix every couple of months, and you'll be ready to make pancakes whenever your heart desires.


Dry Mix:
Wet Mix:
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • To prepare the pancake mix, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large jar or container. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine all the ingredients. This pancake mix can be stored for up to three months.
  • To prepare the pancake batter, add the buttermilk, milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract to a medium bowl. Whisk together to combine. Add 1 cup of the prepared dry mix. Stir until just combined. Let the mixture sit for1-2 minutes before cooking.
  • Set your griddle on medium-low heat. Brush with butter. Allow the butter to melt. (Optional: Remove any excess butter with a paper towel.)
  • Pour 1/4 cup* of the batter onto the hot buttered griddle. Cook the pancake until bubbles form on the top and the bottom is golden. (This will take bout 4-5 minutes.) Flip the pancakes and cook about 2 more minutes until golden.
  • Serve with butter and pure maple syrup.
  • This recipe will make 10 pancakes with dry mix left over.



*1/4 cup of batter makes a 3-inch pancake. You can create a larger or smaller pancake by adjusting the amount of batter you use.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 656mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 98IUCalcium: 131mgIron: 2mg
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  • Rebecca at

    It is no secret I adore you. I’ve said it an amazingly embarrassing number of times on all of your platforms. .

    But I have to stress again – It is so refreshing to have a blogger sharing day to day lifestyle tips that are useful, simple to achieve, sometimes a bit more fancy for those celebratory times, and easy to follow…with lovely photo and video to boot. I honestly rate you with the likes of Miss Mustard Seed in your quality of blogging and vision across all things home and lifestyle. I mean that as the greatest compliment. You deserve the greatest success.

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    You are one of the few blogs where I can relax, unwind, breathe, and enjoy the inspiration without the stress of sales. Thank you for that.

    • Rebecca at

      PS – I’m making these tomorrow for the kids! Sorry I didn’t rate the recipe in my first response!

    • John R. Huff Jr. at

      Yes, Rebecca. I am certain we all just adore Michael.

  • Heather at

    Lovely gift basket idea! I’m wondering if you have ever made this with gluten free flour? I would like to make it for a friend who has celiac disease. Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I haven’t tried it with gluten free flour, so I’m not sure. If you try it, I’d love to know how it works out for you.

      xo Michael

  • Sabrina at

    really appreciate your sharing this very well tested recipe Michael, thank you, I love not having to rely on a box mix full of unpronounceable ingredients, especially when there’s so few in your pancake recipe!

    • PAM at


  • Franca Porter at

    Hi Michael,
    Having a B&B (in SW France) myself and I do make pancakes for breakfast too, although it’s not French, but I’m Dutch and married to an Englishman, so I’ll get away with a lot ;-).
    I am really happy to have the recipe for the dry pancake mix.
    In The Netherlands we make the pancakes larger and thinner and the most popular one is to bake them with slices of apple and raisins and then brown or white caster sugar and syrup. You should give it a try and you won’t be disappointed.
    Best wishes, Franca

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The apples and raisin pancakes sounds delicious!! Do you have a recipe somewhere? Or link to one online? I’d love to know more.

      xo Michael

  • Teresa at

    My recipe is very similar to yours but I usually add lemon zest and blueberries to the batter.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – that’s what I love about this recipe. You can add anything to the batter you’d like.

      xo Michael

  • Sandra at

    Made this over the holidays. Delicious. Printed the recipe to keep with favorites.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So happy to hear that Sandra! I love it too!

      xo Michael

  • Tina Taylor at

    These are delish! My husband has been making them for years! His recipe is called Mile High Pancakes. Our grandkids always request Papaw makes these when they come to visit us!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That is so sweet! Love that!

      xo Michael

  • Beth at

    Hi Michael,

    My Son & I made your pancake recipe yesterday for Mother’s Day. We were pleasantly surprised & elated at how perfectly they turned out. I literally have never seen & eaten the most fluffy & delicious pancakes and I LOVE PANCAKES since I was a kid. Thank you soooooo very much for sharing your wonderful recipe to your followers. Your pancake recipe will now become our family go-to recipe from here on. I was wondering if you also have the same amazing recipe for homemade waffles? THANK YOU SOOO VERY MUCH! XO – Beth

    • Beth at


    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much Beth!! I love hearing this! And yes – you can use the same mix for Waffles!! However, the wet ingredients are different. I’m working on getting that recipe on the blog in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

      xo Michael

  • Nancy at

    My entire family loved these delicious pancakes. In fact, my girls asked me to make some mix for them to take home with them so they to could make delicious pancakes whenever they had friends over. DELICIOUS beyond words!!! Thank you for sharing!💓

  • Mairi at

    Living in 🇨🇾Cyprus I’m afraid buttermilk is not readily available.. is it possible to substitute it with normal or a ‘thiner’ sour cream mix .. Evharisto..thanks!

  • Suez at

    My favorite breakfast dish. Only I love them with chocolate cream or plain sugar. And I also make small ones in a small frying pan to make it easier to eat. Brilliant recipe, thank you for adding it.

  • Barbara at Mantel and Table at

    Yumm! Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for the tip on making buttermilk too – that’s the one ingredient I’m almost always out of! 🙂 Happy Holidays over there!

  • Nancy at

    Hi Michael
    Love your blog! I have a question about the pancake mix. Why is it only good for 3 months? All those dry ingredients are good for more time than that, aren’t they?

  • Theresa at

    Michael, we made the pancake mix after a Fail using one of those pre-made mixes in the little yellow canister. We love your recipe and the taste!! We were wondering if the mix could be used for waffles? Any adjustments to the ingredients?

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