Pancake Mix

Pancake mix made at home is super easy to make and provides the same convenience as store bought pancake mix. Here’s a recipe that includes skim milk powder, whole wheat flour and cinnamon. Perfect for at home, as a gift, at the cottage or camping.

Homemade pancakes served with fresh fruit slices and maple syrup.
Homemade pancakes served with fresh fruit slices and maple syrup.

This recipe makes enough for three batches of pancakes for a family of four.

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Pancake Mix

A versatile pancake mix that eliminates the need for milk at time of mixing. The cinnamon or apple pie spice gives it a great taste, but can be left out if preferred.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk


  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
  • Mix very well.
  • Pour into a 1 quart (1 litre) jar.
  • If needed for space, pack ingredients firmly and give jar a couple of taps to settle ingredients.
  • Seal jar tightly and store in cupboard for 6 months to a year.

Making Pancakes

    Additional Ingredients

    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil


    • In large bowl beat egg, water and oil.
    • Add in 1 ¼ cup of the pancake mix.
    • Stir just until moistened.
    • Pour onto a hot, greased pan.
    • Turn when bubbles form; cook until second side is golden.
    • Makes 8 pancakes.


    This will make 3 pancake breakfasts for my family of 4. I have quadrupled the recipe with great results.
    Yield Mix fills 1 quart (1 litre) jar, enough for 3 batches of 8 pancakes each
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    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: 1636kcal | Carbohydrates: 339g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 3398mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 34g | Iron: 20mg
    Course: Breakfast, brunch, Gifts
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: breakfast, gifts from the kitchen, pancakes

    We also use this mix make Apple Pancake Rings.  One batch made with 1 1/4 cup of mix as instructed in the recipe is enough to coat four to five apples. Each apples makes about 7-8 rings.

    Baked apple pancake rings served on a round plate.
    Apple Pancake Rings

    When I was a little girl, we only ever had pancakes for supper. I didn’t know pancakes were considered a breakfast food until I moved away from home! And, our pancakes were always huge – the size of a dinner plate. Everyone got one pancake. Go figure.

    When and how do you eat your pancakes?

    Getty Stewart is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and helpful kitchen ideas to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. She is a Professional Home Economist, author of Manitoba’s best-selling Prairie Fruit Cookbook, Founder of Fruit Share, mom and veggie gardener.

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