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Small Batch Pancake Mix

This homemade pancake mix is a real lifesaver. Make a container and when you want to make a small batch of fluffy, delicious pancakes, just mix in an egg, milk, and melted butter. Serve with the syrup of your choice.

pancakes on a plate with syrup being poured on top.

Pancakes are a breakfast dish that is loved by just about everyone. They're inexpensive to make and pancakes taste so good, especially with warm syrup poured over the top. Many people buy boxed pancake mix but homemade tastes so much better and pancakes that are made from scratch are so easy to make.

Use this pancake mix recipe to make the amount of pancakes you want.

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Why This Recipe Works

  • This homemade pancake mix is made with pantry staples. Many of these ingredients may already be in your kitchen.
  • Pre-made pancake mix helps to keep mornings easy. Since the mix is already made, all you need to do is add in a few ingredients. The pancakes cook quickly too.
  • Homemade just tastes better. You'll definitely notice a difference. These pancakes are soft, fluffy, and seem to melt in your mouth.

Ingredients In The Mix

bowls filled with the ingredients needed to make homemade pancake mix

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Flour: All-purpose flour (plain flour) works best for fluffy pancakes.
  • Baking powder and baking soda: We recommend using both of these ingredients in the pancake mix. These chemical leaveners are responsible for making the pancakes light and fluffy.
  • Salt and sugar: A small amount of both adds much flavor.

How To Make This Recipe

  • Add the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to mix them together.
  • Store in a jar.
a bowl of pre-made pancake mix and a jar full of the mix next to it.

Expert Tips

  • Make sure you use fresh ingredients. Old or expired ingredients, especially baking powder and baking soda can make your pancakes flat.
  • Feel free to double or triple the ingredients in the mix.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will Homemade Pancake Mix Last?

If stored in a container with a tight fitting lid, it should last for 6-8 months when stored in a dry place such as a pantry.

What Can I Put In My Pancake Mix?

There are so many delicious variations and ways to eat pancakes. When you add your dry mix to the wet ingredients, consider these additions:
* Spices such as cinnamon, vanilla extract, or pumpkin spice.
* Mashed bananas
* Blueberries
* Chocolate chips

Is Pancake Mix The Same As Waffle Mix?

Pancakes and waffles do not use the same batter. Sure you can use pancake batter in your waffle iron but the taste and texture of the waffle will not be the same. If you would like to make waffles, for best results use our waffle recipe.

What You Need To Make Pancakes

egg, butter, pancake mix and milk on a brown table

To Make A Small Batch Of Pancakes

If using this pancake mix recipe to make pancakes, mix together:

  • 1 cup of the mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter.

This will yield 2-3 pancakes of about 4-inches in diameter

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the homemade mix and blend until just incorporated. If the batter seems too thick, add more of the milk, a little at a time.
  • Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  • Ladle about 3/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet to make a pancake.
  • Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancake, and the underside is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more on the second side. Remove from the pan and place on a plate.
  • Repeat until the batter is used up.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings: butter, syrup, fruit or any other topping you desire.

Expert Tips For Making Pancakes

  • Don't overmix. Let a few lumps remain in the batter. Stir the batter until there are no more flour streaks and still a bit lumpy.
  • Wipe out the pan between pancakes. I love cooking pancakes in butter but the butter will eventually burn. To solve this problem, wipe the pan between pancakes and add a little bit more butter before cooking the next pancake. You can also use vegetable or canola oil instead of butter for the pan.
  • Use any percentage of cow's milk you prefer. You may also use almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk instead.
  • You can substitute oil for the melted butter but for richer pancakes, butter is best.
a stack of pancakes topped with butter and fresh blueberries

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this pancake mix recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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three pancakes on a white plate with blueberries on top and scattered around the plate.

Small Batch Pancake Mix

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: pancake mix, pancakes
Servings: 6 pancakes
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

Pancake mix:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar

Pancake batter:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions

  • Mix the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and store in a jar.

For the pancake batter:

  • For each 1 cup pancake mix, add 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Do not overmix. If the batter seems too thick, add more of the milk, a little at a time.
  • Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  • Ladle about 3/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet to make a pancake. Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancake, and the underside is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more on the second side. Remove from the pan and place on a plate.
  • Repeat until the batter is used up.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings: butter, syrup, fruit or any other topping you desire.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Make sure you use fresh ingredients. Old or expired ingredients, especially baking powder and baking soda can make your pancakes flat.
  • Feel free to double or triple the ingredients in the mix.
Tips For Making Pancakes
  • Don't overmix. Let a few lumps remain in the batter. Stir the batter until there are no more flour streaks and still a bit lumpy.
  • Wipe out the pan between pancakes. I love cooking pancakes in butter but the butter will eventually burn. To solve this problem, wipe the pan between pancakes and add a little bit more butter before cooking the next pancake. You can also use vegetable or canola oil instead of butter for the pan.
  • Use any percentage of cow's milk you prefer. You may also use almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk instead.
  • You can substitute oil for the melted butter but for richer pancakes, butter is best.
Nutrition information is for 1 pancake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 2g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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12 thoughts on “Small Batch Pancake Mix”

  1. Haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds perfect for pancakes. How would it be for waffles, or do you have one for waffles?

    1. It’s a wonderful mix for pancakes and so easy to make too. I would not use this mix for waffles though, waffle batter contains a bit more sugar and more fat which gives them crispy edges. We will have a waffle mix recipe soon – stay tuned.

    1. I haven’t tested making pancakes from this mix recipe using almond flour. You could use it but you may need to adjust the amount of milk and egg you use in the batter.

  2. I love buttermilk pancakes! What would be the correct amount? Minus the milk and butter? This recipe is perfect for the occasional pancake breakfast. Thank you

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