Do you buy pancake mix? It used to be the only way I made pancakes until the day I ran out of mix after I had promised my kids a yummy breakfast of pancakes. I quickly made up my own homemade pancakes from scratch but it really got me thinking. I thought to myself, “Why can’t I make a large batch of a dry baking mix, (kind of like Bisquick) that I only have to add milk and eggs too??” After a little more research I discovered I could make my own homemade Bisquick recipe and it was super easy to do. My recipe uses flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and butter. I use this mix to make pancakes, waffles, scones, and biscuits. It is pretty awesome!
I think it’s time for you all to forget store bought pancake mix and give my homemade pancake and waffle mix a try. This baking mix takes only a few minutes to make from start to finish and stores for up to 6 weeks in an airtight container. It is quick and easy to make and also very practical. I hope it becomes a staple in your house as it has ours.
Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix Recipe
Sounds great but is it worth it?
Yes! It’s not only easy to make but it’s also less expensive than the store bought varieties.
I am going to give a cost comparison to bisquick baking mix since it is the most similar product to my homemade pancake and waffle mix recipe.
A 96 oz. box of bisquick comes to: $6.52
The same amount of my homemade baking mix comes to: $4.02
There you have it. A win-win all around. Go make some!
Below I have added the baking mix recipe as well as my recipes for pancakes, waffles, and biscuits. Enjoy!
- 5 cups flour
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup Butter flavor shortening or butter
Using a Kitchenaid mixer or food processor – blend in ingredients until powder.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.
If you use butter, baking mix needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer so that the butter wont go rancid. If using shortening, it can be stored in a cool, dry place.
I usually do about 3 batches of this recipe at once.
- 2 cups mix
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
Mix ingredients together.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake unto a hot greased griddle.
Cook until both sides are golden brown.
- 1 cup mix
- 1/3 cup milk
Add milk to baking mix. Be careful not to over stir it.
Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes
- 2 cups mix
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 egg white beaten to fluff.
Stir all ingredients until blended.
Pour batter onto a heated greased waffle maker.