Making Pancakes From Scratch: Homemade Mix for an Easy Breakfast 6

stack of pancakes with butter

We usually like to start our morning off with something nourishing and nutrient-dense like eggs from our hens instead of sugar-laden breakfast cereal.

That being said, even eggs are a little boring if theyʻre on the menu every single day.

Making pancakes from scratch offers a nice compromise for those who like a sweeter breakfast. 

Most store-bought freezer waffles and pancakes contain unnecessary ingredients.

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Not to mention, you’re adding to the waste stream with the boxes and plastic wrappers. 

If you’re someone who is consciously trying to eat better and create less waste, this can be a bit of an issue.

Pancakes are a breakfast favorite, but store-bought baking mix is loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Instead, try this DIY homemade pancake mix.

Making pancakes from scratch is easy with this make-ahead homemade pancake mix — similar to store-bought baking mixes but without the partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, enriched flour, or dextrose.

You can create a healthier, “greener” breakfast the whole family is going to love.

Use this homemade pancake mix as a shortcut to a lazy Sunday morning.

Be sure to read below for ideas on how to use this pancake mix as the foundation for quick and easy breakfasts all week long.

Plan ahead for a quick and easy breakfast (without much extra work)

Once the dry mix is put together, making pancakes at home is a snap.

Plan a day to make a double (or triple) batch of pancakes. I love Sunday mornings for this.

Eat what you need and then save the rest to cool completely.

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pancake mix in jar with pancake stack on plate
Pancake Mix
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Store this mix in the fridge and you'll be able to make pancakes in a jiffy.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Loriel Adams
  1. In a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients together; mix well with a whisk. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the butter pieces are the size of peas. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.

pancake mix in jar with pancake stack on plate

4 from 1 vote
pancake mix in jar with pancake stack on plate
Homemade Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Use your homemade "box mix" to make pancakes in no time.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Loriel Adams
  • 1 cup dry mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. There will be some clumps due to the pieces of cold butter.

  2. Melt a pat of butter on an electric griddle (these revolutionize breakfasts and cut cooking times in half) or pan, and ladle on about a 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When you see bubbles on the top of the pancakes, flip. Wait a few more minutes until the bottom is golden brown.

  3. Repeat until pancake batter is gone. Top with lots of butter, pure maple syrup, and fruit, if you'd like.

Recipe Notes

To freeze: Grab your freezer-friendly container (these glass pyrex containers are super durable and have been happily used by Kris). Using your favorite wax paper (if you're being extra careful to avoid toxins, here's a soy based wax paper), wrap each pancake in it OR cut wax paper into squares and place a piece in between each pancake. If you are not individually wrapping each pancake, place a layer of wax paper on the bottom of the glass dish so the pancake doesn't stick to it.

Another option for freezing would be to place the cooled pancakes on a baking sheet and stick in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. When the pancakes are almost or fully frozen, place them into your freezer-safe container and put them in your freezer. By freezing them on a baking sheet first, you reduce the chances of the pancakes sticking together and you don't have to use wax paper.

To reheat: Simply place in a toaster or toaster oven straight from the freezer until completely thawed and warm.

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About Loriel Adams

Loriel is on a journey to a more natural life and hopes to inspire those around her by writing about her stories on her blog Naturally Loriel. She lives an abundant life with her husband Scott, toddler Andrew, a crazy little Lilly cat and a flock of 8 chickens. She’s a dreamer of self-sufficiency, a lover of all things sweet, and has a knack for story-telling.

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6 thoughts on “Making Pancakes From Scratch: Homemade Mix for an Easy Breakfast

  • Linda Daube

    Thank you, I knew you’d post this when I was ready. I never found a recipe for pancake mix, so I would make a double batch and freeze the pancakes in stacks of 3 for individual servings; my kids liked the silver dollar size and Mickey Mouse shapes.

  • Margie

    Also, cook up some sausage links; roll the sausage in the pancakes; instant on the run breakfast. When the kids all go to the fair and stay the week I make up a bunch of pancakes and sausage links. When they get up late and need to get animals fed or ready to show, they grab these, pop in the microwave and off they go with something that will stick for awhile.

  • Brandy Flatford

    can you leave the butter out and store in the pantry?

    • Kris Bordessa

      Yes. You’d just need to add that in when making the pancakes.

  • Michelle

    Super easy recipe to make and super yummy too!