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Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix

Just add an egg and milk for the fastest and fluffiest homemade pancakes! Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix makes it super easy to whip up a breakfast from-scratch, even on crazy busy mornings. 

Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix

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This easy homemade mix turns out THE BEST, fluffiest pancakes! Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix makes breakfast simple - just add an egg and milk!

First day of school! First day of school!

Wherrrrrrrre did my summer go? Today it’s back to sharing my early mornings with the fellas, reminding them to hang up towels, brush their teeth, and eat some breakfast.

I mean, we do all those things in the summer, but they do them at like 11 am instead of 6. This day is a rude awakening.

When the boys were small I used to leave for work at like 5:45 in the morning. We had this crazy amazing babysitter that showed up at our house at the crack of dawn. She’d get them ready for school, double check back packs, and sometimes she’d make them a really quick pancake breakfast that they much preferred to my fancy choices of cereal. She was a dream babysitter, really.

Back then I always made sure we had a box of that good ‘ol Aunt Jemima Just Add Water! It was the early morning pancake jam. And really, with a pancake-making-sitter at 5:45 am, can you ask for more than mix + H2O?

The answer is NO. No you can’t.

Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix

So I tried, you guys.

I tried sososo hard to come up with a homemade mix you could just add water to. Then I tried to maybe just add milk?

But with every batch of mix I was getting these flat-instead-of-fluffy pancake fails. If we’re keeping it real, Aunt Jemima is not very fluffy either.

And I like pancake fluff.

So this mix is an amazing delicious fluffy pancake compromise:

1 cup mix + 1 cup milk + 1 egg = 4-6 freaking delicious fluffy pancakes

Breakfast is served!!!! These mix up in less than 1 minute and cook in less than 5. BAM.

If you are fancy you will use buttermilk (so gooood).

If you are more fancy you will add a handful of fruit.

Easy Homemade Pancake Mix - just add milk plus an egg. Breakfast in 7 minutes or less!

The fanciest people will give this stuff away as fun gifts in jars with cute crafty labels that I have no idea how to make.

Oh you crafty people… I wish I were cool like you.

Instead though, I am cool like me with a giant jar of pancake mix – armed and ready for hungry boys and school year things. (scroll down for the recipe)

Free Printable!

Update (1-2015)!!! A terrific reader who is also the talent behind Autumn Moon Designs made these AWESOME FREE PRINTABLES so that you can label and gift your pancake mix to your heart’s content.

Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix Free Printable and Recipe

Click the image above or HERE to print! (there are 3 sizes available)

Instant Pancake Mix - Homemade

Can you guys believe my guys are going to middle school and high school today?! I’m tearing up as much as I did when they left for kindergarten, and I’m taking their lack of eye-rolling as a sign that I’ve got two awesome boys.

Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix

This easy homemade mix turns out THE BEST, fluffiest pancakes! Homemade Fluffy Pancake Mix makes breakfast simple - just add an egg and milk!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Heather Tullos


  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Whisk together all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container.
  • To make the pancakes, simply mix together 1 cup of the mix + 1 cup of milk + 1 egg (3/4 cup fresh fruit is optional and delicious!). Heat a nonstick skillet or pancake griddle and butter it. Pour the batter onto the hot griddle about ¼ cup at a time. When the top of each pancake bubbles, flip and continue cooking on the second side. Each cup of mix will yield 4-6 pancakes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 753mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
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Saturday 9th of April 2022

How long will mix last refridgerated? Thank you


Sunday 1st of August 2021

If you fail to add ANY oil of any kind then there is nothing for the baking soda to react with to cause the cakes to rise (why so many reviews say they are flat - so a little melted butter, a little spoon of olive oil and add the baking soda at the very end and don't over mix for more fluffy).

Most baking powders are "double acting" which means they should ALSO rise secondly when heated but this will also vary by brand used, quality and freshness of the powder. This recipe: A nice starting point. What I did... get it perfect, type it up, print it out and add it to the recipes book and never have to go to the store for batter again.


Sunday 16th of August 2020

I don't know what I did wrong. My first pancake was flat as a sheet and then the others I made smaller but they are definitely not as fluffy as your pictures :-(. The only thing I did different was added good coloring to make a rainbow. They were delicious!!


Sunday 10th of November 2019

I have been using this recipe for about a year now and it is always a hit with my friends! It's also awesome because you can change it up with fruit, or cinnamon, and even pumpkin spice during the fall season! My one friend even adds almond extract to her batches!

So overall this is a great recipe and now a staple in my house!

Heather Tullos

Monday 11th of November 2019

So glad to hear it, Meagan! Thank you!!!

Ronelle Jeter

Friday 4th of October 2019

These pancakes are amazing! I have been complemented on a buttermilk pancake recipe I've used for years, but this recipe far surpasses my old one. The only changes I made were using buttermilk and adding 1 tsp of vanilla. I made a half batch this morning before my family got up just in case the recipe wasn't as good as expected. I ate the whole batch myself!! Good thing all I have to do is mix up another one. Hope you have more recipes to share.

Heather Tullos

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Thank you so so much, Ronelle!