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Homemade Pancake Mix Recipes

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Pancakes are a great way to start the morning. Having the mix ready to go makes it much easier to enjoy this quick breakfast. This page contains homemade pancake mix recipes.


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December 11, 2012

I love this idea it makes it much easier when making pancakes. It also costs less.

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 5 mason jars


  • 9 cups flour ($2.00)
  • 1/3 cup double acting baking powder ($.50)
  • 4 tsp salt ($.05)
  • 1 3/4 cup shortening ($1.00)
  • 1 3/4 cup non-fat dry milk ($.75)


  1. Stir baking powder, dry milk and salt into the flour.
  2. Cut shortening in flour mix until all particles of shortening are coated with flour. Use blender, mixer, cutter or whatever for this process.
  3. Store in tightly covered container. I used mason jars.You can store at room temperature for six weeks, longer if you freeze it.
  4. Add 2 cups of your mix into each jar with 1 tsp. of sugar. Put on your lid and shake. Label your jar add 1 egg and one cup of water. Replace lid and shake vigorously,then cook your pancakes.
  5. Use a 1 quart mason jar so you have enough room in your jar.
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May 9, 2012
I make this mix and pack it into a quart jar. This makes a big batch of pancakes.


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup non fat powdered milk
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  • 3 Tbsp. packed brown sugar (I use Wheylow gold, a sub for diabetics.)
  • 3 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. low sodium salt


When I want to make a batch I dump it into a large bowl and add:
  • 3 eggs (or egg substitute equal to 3 eggs*)
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups of water (more if needed)

*Note; 1 Tbsp. of ground flax seed mixed with 1/4 cup of water is a great egg substitute for baking in pancakes, cakes, muffins, etc.

Sometimes I get spunky, and I have added bananas, cinnamon, and chopped pecans to make Banana Pancakes. I have added cinnamon and chopped apples, and I have added blueberry.

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July 12, 2010

This is such a fun pancake idea for kids (and grown-ups too).



Stir together the first five ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour milk into a separate bowl; beat the egg and add it to the milk. Melt margarine and add it to the mixture. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until pancake batter is blended but still lumpy. Let stand about 10 minutes.

Spray cooking spray onto a hot griddle. For each bear paw pour a circle of batter about 3 inches in diameter. Add 4 small circles. a little bigger than a quarter, side by side along the upper edge of the circle. Decorate with slivered almonds to make claws. Cook the pancakes until little bubbles form and the underside is brown; flip and cook until edges are dry.

Freeze any leftovers and simply pop them in the toaster to reheat (without the almonds though - they may get caught in the toaster).

Servings: 4
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
5 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: I was asked to do the Desk Top Publishing on a cookbook for the institution I work at. This was submitted for the book.


By sooz from Toronto, ON

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April 22, 2012

Grind rolled oats in food processor until fine, but not a powder. Pour into mixing bowl. With electric mixer add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

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February 20, 2009

Fry bacon in skillet. Do not empty grease. Whip first two ingredients together. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour batter into skillet. Skillet should be large and ovenproof. Batter should be 1/2-3/4 inches deep.

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October 18, 2006

Combine all ingredients and put in a quart container, shake down if necessary. Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months. Decorate and attach the following written on a gift card...

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February 2, 20060 found this helpful

This goes very fast. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly beat flour, milk, vanilla and eggs together; batter should be lumpy.


Melt butter or margarine in a 10"-12" casserole (in oven) until very hot...

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November 19, 2010

My son moved and gave me his Perfect Pancake Maker (as seen on TV) but no recipe booklet. He does not have the recipe for the dry pancake mix that comes with this item. I have not been able to locate the recipe and wondered if anyone has it? I would like to have any recipe for the dry ingredients to store and mix when you are ready to cook.

By cybergrannie from Ocala, FL


November 19, 20100 found this helpful

http://www.perf  emaker/index.htm
Search on this website and see if you can find a contact number or email address.

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November 23, 20100 found this helpful

Master Mix 20 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 1/2 cups dry milk
3/4 cup double acting baking powder


3 Tbsp. salt 2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups (or 2 pounds) vegetable shortening

Measure all ingredients accurately. Stir the flour, dry milk, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar and sugar together until well blended. Cut or rub the shortening with a pastry blender or your hands until it is evenly distributed and the mixture resembles coarse meal. Makes about 29 cups of mix.

Storing the mix: Store this mix in an air tight container such as glass jars, or in plastic or metal containers. Label the container. Be careful not to pack the mix. Tighten the lids and store at room temperature in a dark place. This mix keeps 4 weeks at room temperatures.

Using the mix: Measuring the mix lightly fluff the mix in the container before measuring with a spoon. Then, spoon the mix into a dry measuring cup and level it off with a spatula or the straight edge of a knife.

Fruit Cobbler

Preheat oven to 350° F. Yield 6-8 desserts

1 c. Master Mix
1/4 c water
2 tsp. melted butter/margarine
1 Tbsp. sugar

Mix thoroughly with a fork.

1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 can (1# 4 oz) fruit (save juice)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon or to taste
1 1/2 tsp. butter/margarine

Drain and save juice. Mix sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually stir juice, saved from fruit, into sugar cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the drained fruit (remove pits if necessary). Pour into baking dish or pan. Dot with 1 1/2 tsp. butter, sprinkle with cinnamon. Drop dough by spoonfuls into hot fruit. Bake 25- 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Milk or dessert topping may be served if desired.

Coffee Cake
Yield 1 pan 8x10 or 9x9

3 c. Master Mix
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. water

Preheat oven to 400° F.. Grease pan. Blend the Master Mix, sugar together. Add egg, water and stir for about 1/2 minute. Sprinkle the topping on and bake for about 25 minutes or until done.


1/3 c. Master Mix
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix together until crumbly and sprinkle over the top of the cake batter before baking.


Apple topping
1 c. sliced apples
1/3 c. white sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Peel and slice apples and roll them in sugar and cinnamon. Spread over coffee cake and bake.

Apple Coffee Cake
Add one cup pared apples to coffee cake batter. Top with brown sugar topping.

Pancakes (same ingredients for waffles, also.)
3 c. Master Mix
1 egg
1 1/2 c. water.

Stir ingredients until blended but small lumps remain. Pour small amount of batter onto a hot, greased griddle. Turn pancakes when about a dozen bubbles show on the top side and under side is golden brown. Grill until second side is golden brown and center is done.

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November 24, 20100 found this helpful

Hi and thanks for the recipes.

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