Homemade Pancake Mix

Stacked pancakes on a plate with syrup and butter in the background

Nothing brings back the nostalgic feel of a lazy Sunday morning like a golden stack of fluffy pancakes. The nutty aroma of the cakes sizzling in the pan mixed with the smell of roasted coffee beans...truly shiver-worthy. These pancakes are slightly sweet, buttery (sorry mom), and fluffy. Even better - they come together quickly. You can go from flour to pancake in 15 minutes flat, if you are truly motivated.

Some mornings are harder than others. Do yourself a favor when you're feeling well and make a batch of this pancake mix or freeze cooked pancakes for the days when the microwave is as far as your body will take you. I know it seems easier to just buy the mix from the store, and you are welcome to do that, but seriously, this is so easy to do yourself.

Chocolate chip pancakes cooking in a pan.

Pancake add-ins

  • Berries - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries

  • Chocolate chips

  • Nuts - pecans, walnuts, macadamias

  • Bacon bits


How should I store the dry mix?

The dry pancake mix should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry area. In these conditions, the mix should maintain best quality for about a year.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes! This is a great recipe to double or even triple. Why not make extra for later while you are already putting in the work?

Can I freeze the pancakes?

Yes, freeze pancakes in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then transfer them to a freezer bag or environmentally friendly alternative. Pancakes should maintain best quality in the freezer for up to 3 months. Re-heat frozen pancakes in the microwave or air fryer.

Can I make this recipe dairy free?

Absolutely, substitute the milk and butter for your favorite non-dairy alternatives. I have used both almond and rice milk for this recipe with good results.

Whip these pancakes up in no time, then take a minute to thank your past self for being a real pal. Yes, you guessed it, this is the appropriate time for finger-guns in the mirror.

Keep your belly full, your mind engaged, and your heart open.

Stacked pancakes on a plate, topped with a pat of butter.

Fluffy Homemade Pancake Mix

Prepare these fluffy pancakes now or save the dry mix for a day when you have less energy.
Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast, easy, fluffy, make ahead salmon, morning, pancake, pancake mix, pancakes, quick, sunday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


Dry Pancake Mix

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups 2 % milk* room temperature


Dry pancake mix

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • If you are making a mix ahead of time. Stop here and pour the ingredients into a jar or container and label it with the date and the wet ingredient ratios (so you remember them later).


  • In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, egg, and milk.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture.
  • Whisk until mostly combined but leave some lumps still in the batter.
  • Let batter settle for about 5 minutes.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Pour about ¼ cup of batter into the pan for each pancake , leaving space between them. If desired, sprinkle add ins into pancakes at this step.
  • Flip pancakes once bubbles appear on the edges and the first side is lightly golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Cook for another 1-2 minutes on the second side.
  • Eat right away or freeze for a quick future breakfast.


*Milk: Use whatever milk or dairy-free alternative suits you best.


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  3. 5 stars
    What a delicious way to start the day!

  4. 5 stars
    What a great idea to have the dry ingredients in a jar ready to go in my pantry!

  5. Julie Rosenthal

    5 stars
    I always love a classic pancake recipe, I'm going to try this with gluten-free flour!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m a huge fan of homemade pancakes! So yummy!

  7. 5 stars
    I used oat milk and these pancakes were so good!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is exactly what I was looking for. My kids loved these pancakes!

  9. 5 stars
    Can't go wrong with delicious pancakes for a Sunday morning! These look scrumptious!

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