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An easy to make mix that makes breakfast in the mornings fast and easy!

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My daughter is a funny eater. One day, she will absolutely love something, but then hate it the next day. You just never know what a certain day is going to bring!! Like last week – she loved grapes so much that I bought 2 bags of them last time I was at the grocery store. And then yesterday, she wouldn’t even touch them off of her plate. She’s constantly surprising me with what she likes or dislikes on any certain day.

Usually, mornings are a struggle. For the longest time, all she wanted for breakfast was toast. Just toast. I’d make anything else, and it would go uneaten. And then one day, when she woke up and I asked her what she wanted for breakfast, she declared “Pancakes!” I had to ask her twice what she said, simply because I didn’t believe her. I had always thought that every kid loved pancakes, but up until this moment, she had never liked pancakes. So, since she is also impatient, I took the easy route for breakfast that morning. I had a box of pancake mix in the cupboard, and used it for her breakfast.

The next morning, she woke up and once again asked for pancakes. And again, I made her breakfast from that boxed mix. Once I decided that it wasn’t some crazy fluke that she had become pancake obsessed, I set out to find a way to replace that pancake mix so that I could make pancakes quickly in the morning. And just as I thought, making your own pancake mix is not only way cheaper than buying the boxed kind, but it’s so easy! In fact, this would make the perfect Christmas gift to give to neighbors. Just put it in a fun container and attach the instructions to make the pancakes, and you are all set! A fun, (and super cheap), gift idea!!

I hesitated to use this particular recipe to share with you at first because the pancakes are made with buttermilk. But I love buttermilk pancakes, and this recipe was a great one that I really wanted to share. I almost always have buttermilk on hand, (my husband loves it in his steel cut oats), but I realize that it’s not something that everyone always has on hand. But not to worry!! If you don’t have buttermilk, just put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in a measuring cup, and add enough milk to make 1 cup. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and you have a great buttermilk substitute!! Now making from-scratch pancakes in the morning is as easy as can be!!

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Pancake Mix
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An easy to make mix that makes breakfast in the mornings fast and easy!
Serves: pancake recipe makes 6 pancakes, pancake mix makes enough for 3 batches
Pancake mix
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
to make the pancakes:
  • 1 egg, white and yolk separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup pancake mix
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 pancakes:
  1. Preheat a griddle.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and the buttermilk. In another small bowl, whisk together the butter and the egg yolk.
  3. Place the 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.
  4. When the 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.
  5. Serve immediately.
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  7. Adapted from foodnetwork.com

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26 Responses to Pancake Mix

  1. kelley says:

    My son is the same way. One day he loves something and then the next he wont touch it. I suppose that’s little ones for you! We eat soooooo many pancakes in our house, all of my boys love them. I, too, think buttermilk is the key to great pancakes!

  2. Bev Weidner says:

    My husband is gonna FA-REAK out. He lurves pancakes. And he’s gonna lurve this one.

  3. Rosa says:

    Gorgeous pancakes!



  4. Agree! Homemade are the best. I just made a huge batch and froze them so my husband can throw them in the toaster oven on the way out to work.

  5. This is a fantastic idea. I love making things like this at home rather than buying pre-made mix. They sound so good. PS- your photography is killer!

  6. Karly says:

    What a great idea!

  7. Yum! I love me a tall stack of pancakes in the morning! These look delicious and it’s such a great idea to have a batch on hand.

  8. Katrina says:

    Making homemade pancakes sounds awesome! Yum.

  9. Joanne says:

    I love the idea of just having pancake mix ready to go, especially if you’re the one who’s pre-assembled all the ingredients! I’m so glad your daughter has come around to pancakes…they really are good stuff.

  10. Erin says:

    I’ve been wanting a recipe for this. Thanks!

  11. Your cakes look so good. Why don’t mine? What type of pan do you use to cook yours in? I’ve tried both non-stick and my All-Clad but they never come out looking so light and fluffy. What’s your secret? Besides your recipe 🙂

    • Deborah says:

      @Heidi / foodiecrush, I have a griddle pan that I got back when I got married as a gift, and it’s treated me pretty well! It’s got a non-stick surface, but I always spray it with nonstick spray first. And of course, only the prettiest cakes were chosen to be photographed! 🙂

  12. Such a convenient thing to have on hand!

  13. Liz says:

    Such a lovely blog! Your mix makes amazing pancakes…YUM!

  14. Kristy says:

    These look so gorgeous and fluffy! Golden brown deliciousness! My daughter is very similar – especially in the mornings. What goes one week, isn’t the same as the next. 😉

  15. Love this idea. Bookmarked!

  16. Patti says:

    We’re on the same wavelength. I mix up several baggies of the dry ingredients at a time, and yummy pancakes are just moments away on any given day. I also have a never-ending supply of buttermilk in the refrigerator. I keep it in a quart mason jar, and when it has about 1 cup left, I fill the jar back up with milk, give it a shake, and leave it on the counter (covered with a coffee filter so it stays clean but can still breathe) for one day. Then I put the regular lid back on it, give it one more shake and put it back in the refrigerator. Ta-da! More buttermilk!

  17. Asiya says:

    Great idea! My kids love pancakes but sometimes I don’t have the energy to go through measuring all the ingredients…i really should do this and keep it so it’s ready when they decide they want it. Yours look so good…I think I want pancakes for dinner now! 🙂

  18. I found this recipe eons ago on Pinterest and I just keep coming back. It makes the perfect pancakes and my kids think I am rock star when on random mornings I cook up some cakes! I love having the mix ready in my cupboard. Thanks.

  19. Carolyn says:

    i love waffles thanks to this recipe

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