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{Easy} Homemade Pancake Mix From Scratch Recipe

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This Homemade Pancake Mix uses just six basic ingredients and makes prepping breakfast a breeze! Enjoy this dry pancake mix recipe yourself, or gift it to friends and family around the holidays! 

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Easy Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

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Alright, in case you haven’t noticed, being prepared to make things if you can’t get fresh items or can’t get to the store, you can still bust out pancakes at any ol’ time. Let’s jump into it starting with the items you should always not only have in your pantry, but store a stockpile of.

Dry Pancake Mix Ingredients

This pancake mix from scratch uses just six basic ingredients. You’ll need to add extra ingredients later on to make the pancake batter, but here’s all you need for the dry mix: 

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Powdered Buttermilk
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Granulated Sugar

What is Powdered Buttermilk?

Buttermilk Powder is dry buttermilk, much like you can buy dry milk powder. If you can’t find buttermilk powder, I can help! Head to a grocery store and check the baking aisle for this ingredient. In Utah, it’s easiest to find it at Macey’s or Walmart, but Harmons and Smiths have it too.

Do I Have to Use Powdered Buttermilk? 

Still can’t find it and want to know what you can use instead of buttermilk powder? Use 1/3 cup dry powdered milk in the dry mix and then when you’re ready to make them add the water, then add 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice. This is not the same as using buttermilk, but it’s better than skipping.

A clear canister containing buttermilk pancake mix. The lid to the canister is laying next to the canister, and a heaping cup of pancake mix is in front of the canister.

How to Make Pancake Mix from Scratch

It’s super crazy easy to make pancake mix from scratch and I highly recommend you teach your kiddos to do it, too. 

  1. In a very large bowl, add the dry ingredients. 
  2. Whisk together to ensure that everything is properly mixed. 
  3. Store in an airtight container like this OXO container

How to Make Pancakes From Dry Pancake Mix

To make pancakes from the dry pancake mix recipe, you’ll need to add eggs, water, and melted butter. 

  1. Measure out 3 cups of mix. Add the eggs and water, then stir.
  2. Right before everything is combined, stir in the melted butter.
  3. Cook on a preheated griddle as you normally would. 

What if I Don’t Have Fresh Eggs?

You can skip the fresh eggs and use dehydrated powdered eggs to make this pancake mix recipe shelf stable in case of emergency when you can’t buy eggs. You’ll have to skip the butter if you don’t have powdered butter as well and just use extra water.

1 Tablespoon of dehydrated eggs to 2 tablespoons of water = 1 Single Egg

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Why Aren’t My Pancakes Fluffy?

  • Never over-mixing or beating the batter is key to a fluffy pancake
  • Make sure to use fresh leavening ingredients like baking powder and baking soda as these do go bad.
  • Try letting the batter sit for up to 30 minutes so the leavening can activate if they are not fluffy. 
  • The proper ratio of ingredients so don’t just eyeball it!

How to Store Pancake Mix

Our favorite method of storage is in a 4QT OXO Storage Container. You can store it in the pantry or fridge depending on how long you want it to last for. We only do the pantry.

How Long Will Pancake Mix Last?

A strictly dry ingredients pancake mix can last for up to 4 months if stored properly. Storing in the fridge will extend that to up to 6 months.

Can Pancakes Be Made in Advance?

You can easily make pancakes ahead of time and keep them warm on a plate with foil covering. Especially if you have a warm setting on your oven. We store already made pancakes in a ziplock or Tupperware in the fridge for up to a week. 

How to Reheat Pancakes

You can reheat pancakes in the microwave, on a pan or if you’re careful in a toaster!

Can You Freeze Pancakes?

You can freeze pancakes in a plastic freezer bag as long as you completely cool them and place them in the bag in a single layer, and never stacked.

Can I Add Mix-Ins to the Pancake Mix?

Of course! Once you’re ready to make the pancakes you can add:

  • A dash of Vanilla
  • A dash of Coconut Extract
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Nuts

Our Favorite Pancake Toppings

One last thing — we can’t let you make easy homemade pancakes using our homemade pancake mix recipe without chatting about the best part. Toppings! Here are a few of our all-time favorite pancake toppings: 

More Favorite Pancake Recipes:

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Homemade Pancake Mix

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 pancakes
This Homemade Pancake Mix uses just six basic ingredients and makes prepping breakfast a breeze! Enjoy this dry pancake mix recipe yourself, or gift it to friends and family around the holidays! 


For the Mix

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour , sifted
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup powdered buttermilk

For Preparing

  • 3 Cups dry mix (recipe above)
  • 2 eggs , slightly whisked
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted


To make the dry mix:

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  • Store in an OXO pop top container. (Or at least that's what we've found works the best.)

To make pancakes from the mix:

  • Measure out 3 cups of mix. Add the eggs, water, and stir. Right before everything is combined, stir in the butter.
  • Heat a pan to medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. Cook pancakes until bubbles form, flip and cook again until set.


  • You can use powdered or dehydrated eggs as well. Use 1 tablespoon of egg powder to 2 tablespoons of water for 1 single egg. Multiply accordingly.
  • You can also use Powdered Butter.
  • Store dry pancake mix for 4 months in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pancake Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 679mg30%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I made this, the taste was good, when we added more water, I think the recipe should be 2.5 cups water per 3 cups of mix. 1.25 cups of water might make biscuits, if cooked at the right temp.

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    • Thank you for the feedback Christine! It is a very thick batter, but feel free to thin it out if that is what you prefer.

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  • I am having such issues with this recipe! My first bath was SO gummy which I am assuming was from overmixing. It was so thick I ended up adding more and more water. They ended up thick and cakey and gummy. I tried again today barely mixing it and it was so thick. The first pancake was so cakey. I added more water to help thin them out and they got just a tad better. They are not melt in your mouth. They are dry and too hard to eat! What am I doing wrong?! Please help!

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    • Hi Lucy! I’m so sorry for the frustration! I checked this recipe again this morning to make sure I had all the measurements and instructions correct. Everything is right. You could add up to a 1/2 cup more of water if you want, but it shouldn’t need it. The batter is very thick and the pancakes themselves will be thick and fluffy.

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    • Hi, Lucy. Are you whisking your wet ingredients together first and then adding the wet mixture to your dry mix? If so, try that. Just fold the wet mixture lightly into the dry.

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      • Oops, I meant “if not,” try doing so.

      • Perfect advice!

  • Hi! I absolutely LOVE your Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes, so I really want to try this mix! I just have a dumb question…do you measure out the 4 C flour before sifting it or after?

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    • Before sifting it and that’s not a dumb question at all! Enjoy!

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  • I have your OG melt in your mouth pancake recipe memorized since I have been making it weekly for probably a year now! This ready to use dry mix is awesome! I will have to get my hands on some powdered buttermilk and give this a try! Thanks for you expertise and hard work to make amazing recipes for us! These pancakes truly are the best! (I consider myself a pancake connoisseur ; )

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    • Thank you so much Rebecca!! You are going to love having this mix on hand! Happy pancake-ing!!

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  • Is it 3 cups dry mix or 31/4 cups dry mix when you are ready to prepare the pancakes? The instructions say both. I would really like to try these. Thanks

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    • Sorry about the confusion! It is 3 cups. I have updated the instructions in the recipe card. Thank you for bringing that to our attention!

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      • We love pancakes! We will definitely be trying this mix 🙂 Have you tried to make waffles with this homemade mix as well?

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