Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade Pancake Mix

After a busy week, my favorite treat to enjoy with my husband on a slow Saturday morning is a batch of homemade pancakes. However, we haven’t had pancakes in weeks since omelets, egg sandwiches and more savory morning meals use the leftovers we need gone before our move next week!

Once we’re unpacked and unwound in Texas, though, I know it won’t be long before I bust out the pancake mix and make a big batch in our new home. In fact, maybe my craving will be so intense that I’ll make them for every meal! Breakfast for dinner, anyone?

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

Unlike most store bought mixes, this pancake mix is all-natural and easy to make in your own kitchen. It also makes the lightest, fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever taste! Just combine white flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, and you’re done. Store the mix in an airtight container and scoop out a cup at a time; if you make pancakes every weekend, the mix will last you about a month. I have included recipes below for vanilla pancakes and banana-blueberry pancakes, using this mix, that you’re sure to love!

Pancakes

Here are some of my favorite pancake recipes:

Banana and Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes

 

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Homemade Pancake Mix

Yield: Mix yields 12-14 servings total

Ingredients:

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups whole wheat flour

2/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons baking powder

1 tablespoon baking soda

additional ingredients for pancakes:

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

additional ingredients for banana-blueberry pancakes:

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 medium ripe banana, mashed

3/4 cup blueberries

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. This mix makes 6-7 batches of pancakes (about 6-3/4 cups total).

To prepare pancakes: In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk and vanilla. Whisk in 1 cup pancake mix.

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased pan. Set to low heat. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Makes about 6 pancakes per batch.

To prepare blueberry banana pancakes: In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, extract and banana. Whisk in 1 cup pancake mix. Fold in blueberries. Cook as directed above. Makes about 8 pancakes per batch.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Taste of Home

      

66 Responses to “Homemade Pancake Mix”

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    Liz — May 20, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    I love homemade pancakes! I had never thought to make the dry mix and store it. Great idea! Good luck with the move!

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    Angie's Recipes — May 20, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    I have never prepared pancake mix..that’s a great idea!

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    Jenn — May 20, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Breakfast dinner is one of my favorite dinners! And pancakes..they are my favorite breakfast dish to make at home!
    Good luck with your move next week! I bet you are so excited!!!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — May 20, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    I’ve been making pancakes for our little grandson whenever we take care of him for the day. I usually make them from scratch each time but I love the idea of making up a bigger batch and being ready to go. I love the sound of the banana-blueberry pancakes too!

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    Lynda @ TasteFood — May 20, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    Homemade pancakes are a Sunday ritual in our family which no one wants to miss. They are so easy to make and healthier to eat. Good luck with your move!

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    Andrea @ From the Bookshelf — May 20, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Pancakes are our favorite weekend treat and, truthfully, one of my favorite weeknight quickie, I-am-too-tired to cook dinners. This mix will be a great addition to my pantry!

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    Hannah at FleurDeLicious — May 20, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    What a great idea! My mom used to make pancake and muffin mixes for us to take on long vacations. Also a good gift idea! Pancakes for dinner are a fantastic idea…in fact we had some last night :) Good luck with the move! A lovely Texas summer will be waiting for you.

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — May 20, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Nice! A pancake mix that has whole wheat flour! My husband is always wanting pancakes for breakfast, but I’m more of a breakfast for dinner gal.

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook — May 20, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Wow homemade sounds wonderful! I always buy a package from Trader Joe’s, but if it’s THIS easy, I should be making it at home, as I need. I like how you store it in a glass jar – cute. I usually put almond extract, but I’ll put vanilla extract next time. And…I like your colorful linen. The other day I showed your site to my hubby who’s been helping my site, and he said your site is very comforting and he likes it. I said I told him so! ;-) Happy Friday Georgia!

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    Roxan — May 20, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    Georgia this is so cute! they would make the most wonderful gifts! I am totally starring this post so I can use it in the future. Thanks!

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    danasfoodforthought — May 20, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    This is great! I bet this would make a wonderful gift, as well!

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    Pam — May 20, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    I always make breakfast for dinner when I am not in the mood to cook. Hopemade pancakes are the best!

    Good luck with your move. We are in the process of selling our house and looking for a new one – IT’S SO STRESSFUL!

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    Foodiva — May 20, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    How is it that I make pancakes every weekend and never ONCE thought of making and storing my own pancake mix? Thank you for showing me what’s been right under my nose all this time! Oh, and so glad you found my blog too, because it’s led me directly here. You’re one crazy-amazing baker, I just know I’m going to learn great things from you!

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    Faith — May 20, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    How exciting Georgia. I made pancakes for my mom and my little niece but yours look to die for. I can stare at those for hours. Very beautiful work.

    Have a great weekend.

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    Chris's Gourmet Fashion — May 20, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Your banana-blueberry pancakes looks really inviting. What beautiful photos. I agree with you about the homemade mix – it’s so simple, and tastes better than the prepared mixes.

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    Stephanie — May 20, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    Before becoming a true “foodie,” we bought boxed pancake mix all the time. I’m not saying that stuff is bad, but after realizing how EASY it is to make pancakes from scratch, I will never go back to the box. Not to mention how much better they are for your body! Thanks for sharing!

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    Dana @TheSundaySweet — May 20, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    This is so great!! I have a post in mind that I was doing for some friends with making chocolate chip pancake mix in a jar. I love these kinds of gifts. Love all of the recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Rico — May 20, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    I absolutly love pancakes, and yours here look amazingly good. I am also a sucker for the fluffiness of excellent pancakes and I like to experiment with them too…thanks for the idea… Rico-Tried and Tested Recipes

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    meeshiesmom — May 20, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    Congrats on your new home! Your recipe for pancake mix is very similar to mine- I seperate the egg and there is melted butter involved. We love pancakes but my husband only likes breakfast for breakfast.

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    Joanne — May 20, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    Isn’t a wonderful time saver when you make up mixes like that (even cookies and cakes) so you simply add the wet ingredients and stir when you need a batch?
    I checked out the banana-blueberry pancakes. Oh Delish!

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    sweetlife — May 20, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Firest off Howdy New Texan!! congrats on the new home, stunning I loved the pics!! I need to make double batches of this homemade mix, perfect for our pancake sundays!! good luck in your new move and welcome to Texas..your gonna love it and Austin is the best!!

    sweetlife HUGS!

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    Kristen — May 20, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    This is such a good idea. I haven’t made a big batch of pancake mix in years. I usually just make up the pancakes on the day I serve them. It would save a lot of time if I would only plan ahead!

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    yummychunklet — May 20, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Looks delicious! I usually follow Alton Brown’s version but I’ll have to give yours a try!

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    Kimberly — May 20, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    I love the idea of having your own homemade pancake mix ready for whenever the cravings arise! hehe! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It’s so great to meet new foodie friends!

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    claudia lamascolo — May 20, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    What a great idea for the mix, healthy and now I want to try this!~

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    Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) — May 20, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    I just love this idea. My son is addicted to pancakes and I feel guilty using the store bought mix but lazy to make my own from scratch. This makes from-scratch SO much easier. Brilliant!

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    Diethood.com — May 21, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    Genius! I could use this like every day! :)

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    Lazaro Cooks! — May 21, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    Anything made at home is more gratifying than store bought. Fantastic job with these pancakes. Glad to have found your blog and I look forward to following your kitchen adventures here.

    Be well

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    mywanderingspoon — May 21, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    Georgia, thanks you so much for visiting my blog:)
    Love-Comfort of Cooking, my way of cooking and thinking….beautiful photos….nice to meet you!

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    Pacheco Patty — May 21, 2011 @ 4:21 am

    I like your idea of making a batch of pancake mix, this is a great gift idea;-)

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    Koci — May 21, 2011 @ 4:53 am

    How cool! I never knew that it could be this easy to make your own homemade pancake mix. To me, this definitely beats buying mix from the store, plus it would make a great gift idea, too!

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    warmvanillasugar — May 21, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Great idea!!

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    LaDivaCucina — May 21, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    Hi Georgia, thanks for stopping by my blog! I think you and I are similar cooks, making simple food great and the joy we get from feeding others! My husband is the pancake maker in the house to give me a break, as I cook so much for work, he’s made them a few times now. I think this would be a great idea for him to have the premade mix ready (last weekend he used a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon for baking powder!)

    Good luck with your move!

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    Karly — May 21, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ve been making my own pancakes from scratch rather than a store bough mix…never even thought to make my own mix! You’re a genius.

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    Lizzy — May 21, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    What a great idea…I’d love to have this concoction at home. It’s got to be a few steps up from the Bisquick my hubby likes to use :)

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    Cooking Gallery — May 21, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    I would never have thought of this…! Homemade pancake mix! Thank you for the wonderful idea :)!

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    thefooddoctor — May 21, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    I’d take pancakes for every meal any day :)
    Love your pictures as always

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    baking.serendipity — May 21, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    Can I tell you again how gorgeous your new home is :) I am a huge pancake lover…my husband and I like to split our weekend breakfasts between savory and sweet…egg dishes on Saturday and pancakes on Sunday after church. I look forward to Sunday mornings all week :) Best wishes to you in the move!

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    Cristina — May 21, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Georgia: Luv that you used whole-wheat flour too in this recipe. I could literally eat pancakes anytime of day – any day of the week. Just luv ‘em! Now I need a pancake/hotcake fix. =)

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    Jay — May 21, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    love d inviting clicks …awesome recipe..

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

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    Maria — May 21, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Good luck with moving! This would even make a perfect gift to bring along when visiting someone’s new home :-) The pancakes look delicious!

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    Gourmantine — May 21, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    You know, I’ve actually never even tasted pancakes from any kind of package. For my grandmother (who specializes in wonderful pancakes) trying such thing from package would be a mortal sin. We never add neither baking power, nor soda though, I’m curious in trying :)

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    Martha (MM) — May 21, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

    Love breakfast for dinner here, it’s usually a once a week thing. I’m getting prepared to move soon too!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — May 22, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    this is so neat! thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.

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    (Lady Gourmet) Catherine — May 22, 2011 @ 3:05 am

    This is a wonderful idea for a present. Lovely. Blessings, Catherine xo

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    Sandra — May 22, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    Oh my goodness, you made it with such a perfection! Love the recipe, and photos are PERFECT! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    Sutapa — May 22, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Lovely idea to make homemade pancake mix! Pancakes looks too delicious!

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    Manu — May 22, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    Yum! I love pancakes and had never thought of making more and storing the mix! That’s a really clever idea, so you can enjoy pancakes more often! These look divine :-)

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    Drick — May 22, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    homemade mixes are so much better, and would be soooo good with your homemade butter….

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    Candace — May 22, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Yumm…This looks amazing! And I don’t even like pancakes! haha.

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    Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris — May 22, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    pancakes don’t belong to my “culinary culture” so I will treasure your recipe!!! Great new home!!! Congrats!

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    wendyweekendgourmet — May 22, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    Good luck with the move, Georgia! I know you’ll love living in Austin…and you’re moving just in time to experience Texas summer first hand. Oh, goody! Just remember: iced tea, a/c, and margaritas are the best way to beat the Texas heat :)!!!

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    claire — May 23, 2011 @ 2:50 am

    how cute! that is precious!

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    Val — May 23, 2011 @ 3:32 am

    Your photos keep getting better and better…..Nothing beats homemade pancakes. YUM

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — May 23, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    Such beautiful pictures! As usual. :) And I’m always up for some good pancakes, too!

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    Yasmin — May 23, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    i love pancakes! i love making pancakes that are soft and putting some of the uncooked batter over the top to serve, it tastes really nice! better than ice cream and pancakes!!! I have made dutch pancakes before, visit here to see it on my blog:
    http://tickle-your-tastebuds.blogspot.com/2011/01/dutch-pancakes.html

    http://tickle-your-tastebuds.blogspot.com/2011/01/dutch-pancakes.html

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    sweetlife — May 23, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    making this today!! let us know when you in Texas!

    sweetlife

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — May 23, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I’m not even kidding you that I made pancakes for my family this morning (bisquick) and was thinking I should really make my own mix! I’m pinning this and saving it for next time! Good luck w the move :) ♥- Katrina

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    Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian — May 23, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful! I hope I can get my photos to look like yours eventually.
    I love making pancakes, but for some reason, don’t make them often.
    Blueberry pancakes are my favorite. Love them!

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    marla — May 23, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    This is the most amazing gift idea Georgia (not to mention very fun to have in the house for quick and easy pancakes) I hope your move goes smoothly & you will be enjoying these soon in your new kitchen.

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    Magic of Spice — May 23, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    I so love from scratch pancakes but rarely make them, maybe because my little ones are now taller than me? OK, lame excuse…but these are tempting me Georgia :) I am excited about your new house and am sure it will be a wonderful new adventure for you guys…Happy move to you both :)

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    The Café Sucré Farine — May 23, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    What a great idea! I always make pancakes from scratch but never thought about making my own mix. This would be great for kids and also just to make breakfast making so much quicker on those days when time is short! Thanks

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    Reeni — May 24, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    Thank you for sharing your homemade pancake mix with us! I might have to whip some out with the fresh blueberries I just brought home!

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    One-Butt-Kitchen — May 24, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    Oh, thank you! I’ve often thought about doing something like this, and now I don’t have an excuse!

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    *Brown~Suga* — January 10, 2013 @ 2:51 am

    hi georgia,
    i just came across your site and i can’t wait to try all you wonderful recipes. my question is would it hurt the recipe to switch up the amounts of regular flour and wheat flour?

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — January 10, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    I think that would be fine, as long as you still measure the same entire amount (6 cups)

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