Homemade Pancake Mix


Homemade pancake mix made with ingredients you trust makes it easy to cook a fast and healthy breakfast.

Homemade Pancake Mix

I grew up with store-bought pancake mixes and naturally began using them when I first struck out on my own. I never even considered making pancakes from scratch, let alone making a homemade mix to store in the pantry. Fast forward several years and I began reading the labels of the foods I was buying. I noticed that the pancake mixes were full of added sugar and sometimes even artificial flavorings and color…yuck.

So, I started making my own pancake mixes. I love pancakes from scratch, and a homemade mix that I can store and use at my convenience makes my mornings easy. First coffee, then quick pancakes.

The following recipe is my absolute go-to for pancakes. The whole wheat flour and coconut sugar give the cakes a rich flavor and beautiful color. I don’t know about you, but I like to know that my first meal of the day isn’t full of junk. A healthy breakfast sets the tone for the day and reminds me to make the best food decisions for myself all day long. And if you aren’t a breakfast person, no worries. Keep this pancake mix on hand for a fast lunch or dinner too.

When I am craving a sweet treat, I turn my pancakes into chocolate chip pancakes or blueberry pancakes, which satisfies my sweet tooth but doesn’t leave me with regret.

Is Homemade Pancake Mix Healthy?

Homemade pancake mix is a healthy choice and much better than store-bought pre-made mixes. When you make your mix, you don’t need to add preservatives, chemicals, or anything artificial as many manufacturers do to make the mix more appealing to consumers. Using whole wheat flour for additional fiber and organic sugar for a less refined sweetener makes this pancake mix one you can count on for a healthy and energy-boosting start to the day.

Homemade pancake mix is flexible, so feel free to change things up to match your diet. Gluten-free pancake lovers can swap the whole wheat flour for a gluten-free blend. When adding ingredients to the mix when it’s time to cook up the pancakes, you can ditch the eggs and use applesauce instead for vegan griddle cakes.

Why the Whisk is Essential

Don’t reach for the wooden spoon when mixing up your pancake mix. You want some lumps when you add the eggs and milk, creating a wet batter to make pancakes since the lumps help create a fluffy cake; however, you don’t want the dry pancake mix that you store to be lumpy.

Use a whisk instead of a spoon when you blend together the dry ingredients so that the actual mix is well-blended, light, and airy. A whisk acts in the same way a flour sifter does, except it is much more convenient than sifting dry ingredients in batches.


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons organic raw sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 cup almond milk or another plant-based milk add more if needed for desired consistency
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or unsalted butter
Homemade Pancake Mix


The Pancake Mix

Whisk together the dry ingredients to create your pancake mix. Store it for future use, ensuring a quick and easy breakfast option.


When you’re ready for pancakes, mix the wet ingredients with a cup of the premade mix until just combined for the perfect batter consistency.


Pour the batter onto a preheated skillet and watch for bubbles. Flip once for golden, fluffy pancakes.


Serve your delicious, nutritious pancakes with toppings that enhance their natural wholesomeness.


Homemade Pancake Mix

FAQs & Tips

How to Make Ahead and Store?

After making your homemade pancake mix, dump it into an airtight container with a lid and store it in a cool dry place, such as your kitchen pantry for up to three months. Take it out and use as needed then return it to the pantry.

How to store and reheat cooked pancakes

You can make a big batch of pancakes and store the leftovers to reheat at another time. After the cooked pancakes cool, put them in a container with a lid or wrap them in foil, and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. You can reheat them in the toaster, microwave, or on a griddle.

can i save leftover pancake batter?

If you have leftover batter you want to save, simply put it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Take it out and cook the pancakes as usual.

can i add other flavors to the mix?

Sometimes, shaking things up in the kitchen is fun, and pancakes are an easy way to do that. Feel free to add fun flavors to the mix after adding the wet ingredients. Cinnamon or vanilla are popular additions, or add some flax meal or protein powder to your flapjacks.

why are my pancakes flat?

Pancakes fall flat when the baking powder expires or the batter is overmixed. Check the date on your baking powder. It starts to lose its power once it is opened and sits for over six months. If the baking powder is fresh, and the pancakes are flat, you may be mixing the batter too much. Gently mix pancake batter until everything is combined but not perfectly smooth. A few lumps are helpful in creating air pockets for fluffy cakes.

Homemade Pancake Mix

Serving Suggestions

Pancakes are fantastic on their own with a little syrup, but there are plenty of other options and sides to go along with the beloved griddlecake. How about some classic scrambled eggs and hashbrowns with your pancakes for an all-American breakfast?

For toppings, step outside the box and top your cakes with peanut butter, caramel sauce, or homemade jam. The sky is the limit, and speaking of limit, don’t limit pancakes to breakfast. Grab your homemade pancake mix when you need a quick dinner or snack!

Homemade Pancake Mix
Homemade Pancake Mix


Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade pancake mix made with ingredients you trust makes it easy to cook a fast and healthy breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 124kcal
Author FoodFaithFitness


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons organic raw sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 cup almond milk or another plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or unsalted butter


Pancake Mix

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and sugar until well combined. This is your homemade pancake mix.
    Homemade Pancake Mix
  • Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.

How to Cook the Pancakes

  • When you’re ready to make pancakes, preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add 1 cup of the homemade pancake mix. Pour in the almond milk and melted coconut oil, and whisk until just combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy.
    Homemade Pancake Mix
  • Lightly grease the skillet with a small amount of coconut oil or butter.
    Homemade Pancake Mix
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden brown.
    Homemade Pancake Mix
  • Serve the pancakes hot with your choice of toppings.
    Homemade Pancake Mix


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 1mg

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