Make Your Own Homemade Pancake Mix

DIY Pancake Mix

Have you ever made your own pancake mix? It’s so simple and the pancakes turn out wonderful. Sure, I know there are times when life is crazy and you’re feeling frazzled, so a box of packaged pancake mix makes the most sense, but seriously…give it a try.

With just a tiny bit of planning, you can make up a dry mix and it will give you enough for a couple mornings of homemade pancakes. And it will cost you very little to do so. It’s also a great gift-in-a-jar idea.

Grab a bowl and with just a few ingredients — flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar — you have your pancake mix. I store mine in an air-tight glass jar, but you could store it in whatever works best for you.

When you are ready to make a batch of pancakes, just combine 1 cup of your DIY pancake mix, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of oil or melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Mix it all up and you have your basic pancake batter. Don’t feel like you have to stop there though…you can add in a cup of chocolate chips, some toasted coconut, 1/2 cup of peanut butter…whatever additions make you happy.

Cook them on your griddle and just like that, you have a delicious, homemade pancake!

The folks at Teflon® sent me  fun pan called a Flip-It to try out, so I made my pancakes in it.

When I flipped my Flip-It pan, one side of my pancake was imprinted with the US flag. The pan has a Teflon® nonstick coating, so my pancakes didn’t stick at all and clean up was super easy too.

I expected Mattie to notice the flag right away, but he ate his pancakes, raved about how they tasted and never mentioned the flag. After he brought his empty plate to the sink, he glanced over at the remaining pancakes and said, “there was a flag on them?”. I guess he ate them so quickly, he didn’t even notice. He did say that was “pretty cool”.

Homemade Pancake Mix
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour and store in an air-tight container. Use within 3 months.
To make pancakes:
  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of dry pancake mix, 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon oil or melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Heat griddle or pan over medium-high heat and lightly grease with butter. Pour ¼ cup of pancake batter on griddle or pan. When edges begin to dry out and batter has began to bubble, carefully flip pancake. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until 2nd side is golden brown.
  2. Note: Will make approximately 8 pancakes, or for very large pancakes or using in Flip-It pan, use ½ cup of pancake batter to make 4 pancakes.

Adapted slightly from Homemade Instant Pancake Mix by Nigella Lawson



Would you like your own Flip It pan with Teflon® nonstick coating?? Well, I’m giving one away!

One Home Cooking Memories reader will receive a Flip It pan of their own!

Required entry: Leave me a comment below with what toppings you and/or your children like for pancakes. Is butter and syrup your choice? Or do you like fruity  toppings? Maybe your kids love whipped cream and chocolate chips? Tell me for a chance to win!

Extra entries:

You can have up to 3 extra entries into this giveaway if you do one or more of the items listed below. Each item you do counts as one entry. If you already do one of these things, it counts! Leave me a separate comment for each of the items you do below:

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Please note:

  • Giveaway ends Friday, April 27th at 11:59 pm PST
  • Giveaway is open to US residents only
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Good luck!!

Disclosure:  I was given a Flip It Pan with Teflon® nonstick coating to try out and keep for my use as part of this giveaway.




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  1. Maureen says

    I like to have bananas and butter and syrup on my pancakes. (a bit decadent but so tasty).

  2. Rosemary S. says

    We love a syrup made with a little butter, half and half and brown sugar with a touch of vanilla. It tastes like the topping you find on caramel rolls. So yummy! A little fresh fruit with it and it’s a great start to your day. If you use bananas it almost tastes like Bananas Foster.
    I also follow you on FB, Twitter, and posted that I was entering this give-away. :)

  3. saminder gumer says

    we like to add nutella and watch it melt over the pancakes and sometimes put peanut butter and syrup. it tastes amazing both ways.

  4. says

    My son loves peanut butter and syrup on his…My husband and I are more traditional and like lots of butter and lots of syrup on ours!

  5. Donna Yost says

    I love chocolate chip pancakes with fresh Strawberries and whip cream!I follow you on twitter as @daphunone

  6. Jenefer Lynn says

    My kids love to experiment with their pancakes. Their main favorite is strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate chips.

  7. Alice Liu says

    :) My kids love maple syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate fudge/syrup. They love sweet pancakes! 😀

  8. Hannaeh B. says

    I love butter and syrup on my pancakes, and sometimes honey. I have never used fruit topping. Chocolate chips are always fun!