Basic Pancake Mix Recipe

Basic Pancake Mix Recipe

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Say goodbye to Aunt Jemima! Once you taste these homemade pancakes I think you'll agree they're much better than the boxed kind! Add a bit of vanilla or fruit (frozen blueberries work well) to make them extra special. If you want, mix up the dry ingredients in advance and give it away as a gift (with instructions on how to finish making the pancakes) or just store it for even quicker pancakes on Sunday mornings.

"i just made this for lunch ( seeing that i woke up at 2pm!)and they were great! Very light and fluffy, and they were really easy to flip too. I usually get the boxed kind cause i'm a uni student and i figured the less hassle the better ;). But these pancakes were really easy to make, it only took me a couple of minutes. I made some changes though, i added two bananas, and i used 3tbsp of honey instead of sugar. Still wasn't sweet though, might add some more next time. Thanks for the great recipe!"

- Butternutter

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4.4 avg, 88 review(s) 83% would make again


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1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 cups Milk; (up to 1 1/2 cups)
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla; (optional)
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 3 Servings



In a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Start with 1 1/4 cups milk, adding up to another 1/4 cup if necessary, as you mix it with the flour.

Add the two eggs, vanilla (if using) and oil, whisking until mixed but still a bit lumpy. Heat a frying pan (if it is not non-stick, you will need to melt a bit of butter or oil in it) and when hot, pour in some pancake mix. How much depends on how experienced you are at flipping pancakes and how big you want them. We do about 1/4 cup a time for small, easy-to-flip pancakes but you could make this as much as 1/2 cup of pancake mix.

If you are adding fruit, I like to sprinkle it on top of the pancake now.

When the pancake starts to bubble on top and is golden brown on the cooked side, turn it and continue cooking until both sides are golden brown.

The first pancake is always a bit of a test so adjust the batter by adding more flour if you need to make it thicker or more milk if you want a thinner pancake. In either case, just add a few spoonfuls at a time until you get it right.

Repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter. You may need to adjust the heat as pan tends to get hotter as you keep making pancakes.

Keep the cooked pancakes covered with a tea towel, to keep them warm while you finish cooking the rest.


This is my wife Linda's favorite pancake recipe.


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Fluffiest Basic Pancakes Ever!...of the blueberry variety :) photo by DrgnHrt DrgnHrt

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This recipe is the best I found. I also substitute the milk for equal parts buttermilk for fluffier pancakes:)
Carimobilehair 1 month ago
My son Loooves these. To make them real special I sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts on top while the bottom is cooking and then flip them over!
charismawoodard 2 months ago
JanetA123 5 months ago
I made this recipe exactly as instructed. It tasted just like an egg. If you are going to make, I suggest one egg instead of two
keddacakes 8 months ago
I've tried plenty of different pancake recipes. Love this one. Only thing I did was separate the eggs and fold in the egg whites at the end. So they would be a lil more fluffy!
tarachavez 9 months ago
Terrible when I used wheat flour they were really inedible
cindi57103 9 months ago
mimif007 10 months ago
Best pancakes ever
pezzaj 11 month ago
Have made these many times now. My hubby and kiddos love them. We have add all different kinds of food to them and they have turned out wonderful every time. Thank you !!!!
elizabethisaackshall 1 year ago
Came out great, I added chocolate chips :)
bextec 1 year ago
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