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Homemade Dry Pancake Mix Recipe

Sometimes recipes originate out of necessity, and this is exactly how this Homemade Dry Pancake Mix recipe came about.

It all started one morning when I headed to the pantry with the hopes to make pancakes. But I quickly became frustrated when I found out that we were out of boxed Pancake Mix.

homemade dry pancake mix
We store our pancake mix in this air tight container in our pantry so it is ready to use whenever we need it.

I had a room full of children that were about to wake up after a slumber party. And they were promised a big pancake breakfast in the morning.

So instead of disappointing anyone, I put on my thinking cap and did a little research on how I could make homemade pancake mix.

I quickly went to my computer to see if I could come up with an easy recipe. Although there were several recipes, I didn’t know which one to choose.

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Homemade Dry Pancake Mix ready to make pancakes.

So instead, I took a look at a few of them and came up with my own mixture.

Homemade Dry Pancake Mix Recipe

Of course, the main ingredient in any pancake recipe is flour. And lucky for us, we had all-purpose flour in the pantry.

Next, I had to come up with a rising agent. Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate that also includes an acid. Therefore, it only needs a liquid to activate and make the pancakes light and fluffy.

Every good pancake recipe starts with all-purpose flour.

Next, we added a little baking soda, salt and sugar to the mixture and whisked everything together.

And then we hoped for the best!

Making Pancakes From The Dry Mix

In order to make pancakes, use 1 cup of the Homemade Dry Pancake Mix. Mix in one large egg, 1 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of butter.

Pancake batter made from homemade dry pancake mix.

*We also like to add 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon cinnamon for additional flavor. However, this is totally optional.

Whisk everything together just until combined. You don’t want to over mix your ingredients. Therefore, your batter will be slightly lumpy.

Let your batter sit for approximately 5 minutes before ladling onto a hot griddle. Cook on one side until the edges begin to bubble. Flip your pancakes and finish cooking until golden brown.

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Light and fluffy pancakes made with homemade dry pancake mix.

Store your homemade dry pancake mix in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place.

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Homemade Dry Pancake Mix

homemade dry pancake mix

How to make your own dry Pancake Mix. Store it in the pantry until you are ready to use!


  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar


  1. Mix all dry ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk together until well incorporated.
  2. Store in air tight container until ready to use. Will store for up to 6 months in a cool, dark place.

To Make Pancakes

  1. Mix 1 cup of dry pancake mix with 1 large egg, 1 cup of milk (or buttermilk), 1 teaspoon of butter, 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon just until combined.
  2. Do not overmix – batter will be lumpy.
  3. Let batter sit for a few minutes. Then place 1/3 cup of batter onto a medium-hot griddle. When batter begins to bubble up in the middle (approximately 3-5 minutes) flip. Cook other side until golden brown.
  4. Top with butter and syrup and serve immediately.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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