Homemade Pancake Mix


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Pancakes are a simple meal that even beginner cooks can easily whip up. And just as easy as making the pancakes themselves, is making a homemade pancake mix from scratch. In fact an easy homemade pancake mix comes together so quickly that it’s rather a shame that pancake mixes were ever brought to the market in the first place, making all of us think it’s more complicated than it really is.

Homemade pancake mix in a jar

I first created this homemade pancake mix when I wanted to give it as a gift with a cute little jug of pure maple syrup.  I found that if I quadrupled the dry ingredients in the recipe I had been using to make my own pancakes from scratch, the resulting mixture fit perfectly into a quart sized canning jar. Not only was this a nice result for gift giving, it’s a handy bonus for just storing the pancake mix in your own pantry too!

I also decided to do a mixture of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour for this mix (although you could do it with just All Purpose flour if you wish). Here’s a quick look at all the ingredients in this pancake mix and as you can see, they are very common pantry items:

Homemade Pancake Mix Ingredients:
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup White Sugar
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt

Stirring homemade pancake mix in a bowl

Once all those ingredients are whisked together, you can transfer the mixture to a jar for storage. I like to use a wide mouth quart canning jar with a screw-on canning jar lid. I like to also use my canning jar funnel to help with this job.

putting homemade pancake mix in a jar

Using Your Homemade Pancake Mix

When it comes to time to use this pancake mix, all you need to do is measure out ¾ cup of the mix and add some milk and an egg. You’ll need to add about ½ cup to a ¾ cup of milk depending on how thick or thin you prefer your pancake batter.

I created a free printable label for you if you would like to add that to your jar too. The label includes the instructions for making a batch of pancakes as well as the ingredient list to make another batch of the mix.

Click here to print the label – – > Pancake Mix Printable Label

A jar of homemade pancake mix

One of these batches will make about 6 to 8 pancakes, and your pancake jar mix will make four batches.

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For a plant based option, try my whole grain pancake mix with simple blueberry topping.

If you’re giving this pancake mix as a gift, the free printable label above will come in handy too. Here are photos I took several years ago when I used a jar of this mix, along with a jar of pure maple syrup, in a family gift exchange game. And at that time, because I didn’t know who would end up getting the gift, I made a tag that told them all about making pancakes too!

A Christmas gift jar of pancake mix

Related Reading: DIY Ideas for $5 to $10 Gift Exchanges

It only takes a few minutes to stir this homemade pancake mix together, and it can definitely be a money saver and a handy item to keep in your pantry too!

A jar of homemade pancake mix

This post was first published November, 2012 and was updated January, 2023

More Homemade Jar Mixes:
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Banana Bread Jar Mix
Curried Rice Jar Mix

Homemade Pancake Mix

A jar of this homemade pancake mix stirs together quickly and is a great money-saver to keep in the pantry too. A batch fits perfectly into a quart canning jar and can also be an easy food gift!
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Food Gift, Jar Mix, Pancakes
Yield: 1 Mix
Author: Beverly


  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Mix together all the ingredients.
  • Transfer to a storage jar with a lid (a quart canning jar works well).
  • To make a batch of pancakes combine: 3/4 cup of the mix with 1 egg and 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of milk (depending on how thick or thin you prefer your pancake batter). A batch will make 6 to 8 pancakes and the mix is a 4-batch size.


This mix can also be made with 3 cups of all purpose flour.

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    1. A simple vegan substitute you can use is to mix 1 tablespoon of ground (or milled) flax seed with 2-1/2 tablespoons of water for each egg you want to replace. Let the flax/water mixture sit for about 5 minutes before using so that it becomes a bit thicker.

  1. I made these today and they were yummy! I have made pancakes many times but not recently & I could not find my recipe. I do have this question: Was it intentional leaving oil/butter out of the batter? I added 1 TBSP oil to my batter. Thanks! I love the ratio of white to whole wheat flour:)

    1. It’s correct that there is no oil or butter in this recipe. The milk and eggs make the batter moist and they turn out good!