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