Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Ready-Made-Mixes: Pancake Mix

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ready-Made-Mixes: Pancake Mix





 Growing up I can remember many Saturday mornings where my father would be busy making pancakes. I loved Saturday mornings. My brother and I would cross our fingers that Dad would be craving some pancakes. I honestly don't think I can think of pancakes without thinking of being a child, mixing the Krusteaz mix, in that purple bowl of my dads. I want my children to have fond memories like this as well. That is why we have pancakes at least once a week. It is a special treat they look forward to....well we all look forward to...pancakes are just too yummy! The only thing I do differently is make my own mix. I whip up a batch of this mix every month or so. It definitely goes a long way. I store my mix in Tupperware. Making your mix ahead of time, saves you time in the morning. I can quickly whip up some pancakes in under 15 minutes.

 You can get creative with your pancakes too! Throw in berries, bananas, or chocolate chips. Also if you are running low on eggs, you can substitute with apple sauce.

We also make our own syrup.

10 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
2 tbl salt
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together to blend well. Put in a large airtight container. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 to 8 months. Makes about 13 cups of pancake mix.

Perfect Pancakes
for a variety add your favorite fruit to the batter
or chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups PANCAKE MIX
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup water
3 tbl vegetable oil
Put pancake mix in a medium bowl. Combine egg, water, and oil in a small bowl. Mix well. Add egg mixture to pancake mix. Add more water for thinner pancakes. Blend well. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cook on a hot griddle about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned on both sides. Makes 10 to 12 4-inch pancakes.


XO Danielle


  1. I have been wanting to do this for the boys...have some ready on hand. Thanks for sharing and reminding me.
    And maybe giving me a wonderful Saturday morning breakfast idea!
    Enjoy your day.

  2. Having pancakes on weekends is one of my fond childhood memories too. I still make mine like your dad did, Krusteaz does make a delicious mix. These days I guess kids are lucky if they aren't frozen pancakes. Sad isn't it? Anyway, I came over to let you know I linked to your blog (last years 30 spring crafts and treats) from Pinterest for my spring fling. Hope you'll stop by to link up any other great spring posts. The linky will be open until Easter :)

  3. These look really good!!! If I made this up ahead of time I would want to eat them all the time but it will be a great trick when I have kidlets :)

  4. These look great! I am wondering, do these taste similar to the mixes you buy at the store?
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my party!

  5. We are big fans of pancakes as well. In fact, tonight was breakfast night at our home. John Darling has been waiting on LibbyLu and I all weekend as I was down with a migraine and her with a bad tummy. Breakfast for dinner fit the bill. I will be trying your mix and am a new follower. I meal plan, but fell off the boat when things became overwhelmingly busy this winter. If LibbyLu's freshman year is any indication of what the next three years will bring, I will have start shopping and cooking for the year each August. :) ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  6. I mixed cinnamon in with my kids LOVED them!

  7. New reader here. Over 20 years ago I bought a cookbook that has a recipe for whole grain pancake mix. I like to make those to get more whole grains in my diet. You can find the recipe on my blog once I post it later today. So glad to find your blog through Bountiful Baskets. We have been using BB since July 2012. I look forward to reading your past posts and getting the help I desperately need to start saving.

  8. Do you know if this recipe could be made without the egg? My son has an egg allergy so I have a hard time finding healthy ready made mixes that don't need egg added. Sometimes I know substitutions can be made like in cookie baking I replace the egg with applesauce. Any advice?

    1. I usually replace my eggs with applesauce, sweet potato puree, or pumpkin puree. It seriously makes the yummiest pancakes:>

  9. I love making pancakes on the weekends, but those box mixes always have tons of junk. This is so much better. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. DO you know if your pancake recipe can be altered to make waffles? If so, what changes do you make?


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