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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.
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
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.
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
One of these batches will make about 6 to 8 pancakes, and your pancake jar mix will make four batches.
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!
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!
This post was first published November, 2012 and was updated January, 2023
Homemade Pancake Mix
- 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.