Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

I don't know about your family, but those of us at the Little Shack LOVE pancakes!  We have them a few times a week, sometimes more often! This recipe makes whipping up a batch really easy and quick.  I have been using it for years and just love it. Not only are they easy, but you save money not  buying ready made mixes.

 So grab yourself a big bowl, or do like I do...I use an empty 4L ice-cream pail (duh, it would have to be empty!) which holds exactly one recipe worth of this mix. When ever I run out, I just mix up the ingredients in the bucket again. Easy peasy!

Pancake Mix

12 cups all purpose flour ( you can use a mix of all purpose and whole wheat or other flour)
2 tablespoons salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup baking powder
4 cups powdered milk ( I have made it without the powdered milk and used milk as the liquid instead of water)

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl (or 4L ice cream pail). 

Store in a sealed container in the cupboard until ready to use.

To Use

Combine in a bowl:
1 cup water ( or milk if you opted to not use powdered milk in the dry mix)
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil or melted fat
1 /12 cups of mix

Preheat your frying pan. Ladle mixture into hot, oiled frying pan and turn when bubbles appear on top. 
Serves 3-4 ( or 2 very hungry people).

I have also used this recipe for waffles. Just mix it up and cook it in your waffle iron as you would normally.



  1. My kids are getting old enough to be trusted at the stove--and they LOVE a hot breakfast. But, I am NOT a fan of store-bought pancake mix. It's all from scratch around here. This looks like a great way to give them a hot-breakfast option, without me always having to be the chef! Thanks! Pinning!

    1. Hi Kelly! I'm glad you stopped by. This recipe converted my son in law who believed you had to use Bisquick for the best results. He is the chief pancake flipper in my oldest daughter's house. He now uses this recipe exclusively! Hope your kids enjoy it too!


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