Weekday Pancakes from a Homemade Mix

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How to make a homemade pancake mix and instructions on how to make the mix into pancakes for your busy weekday mornings.

What makes a mix or box of pre-measured dry ingredients so appealing? Cake, muffins, pancakes – name a baked good and you can probably find a mix for it on the shelf at the market. There is just something about a mix that makes the process seem so much simpler. Is it really that hard to get the flour, sugar, and baking powder out and measure it? No. Does it feel like a lot of work sometimes? Yes!

I started making homemade “mixes” when we moved into this house, knowing I wouldn’t have a kitchen for awhile. I have fallen in love with the process and will use it even when I do have a normal-person house.

Simply measure out the dry ingredients for your recipe into a Mason jar and then label the jar with what else the recipes needs (wet ingredients), baking temperature, and baking time. Use an old flat and the metal canning ring to close the jar and pop it on your shelf. So easy! I do this with waffles, pancakes, cornbread, basic muffins, and biscuits. I normally write out my label on masking tape and just stick it to the outside of the jar; it comes off easily when the jar is washed.Pancakes from a Homemade Mix recipe
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Weekday Pancakes from a Homemade Mix

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 pancakes 1x


How to make a homemade pancake mix and instructions on how to make the mix into pancakes for your busy weekday mornings.



In your Mason jar combine:

  • 2 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat, or a combo of the two)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For your label write:
Basic Pancakes

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil

Cook on griddle over medium heat


To make the homemade pancake mix:

  1. Add the dry ingredients to a quart-sized mason jar (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt).
  2. Repeat with more dry ingredients and more jars to make up enough jars for a month of weekday pancakes (4 in my house, we have pancakes once a week), add a lid.
  3. Write out a label and add it to the jar (thick masking tape works great to write labels on).
  4. Store until your busy weekday morning.

To make the pancakes :

  1. When that busy morning comes, just pour the contents of the jar into a medium bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center, add all of the wet ingredients as listed on the label (egg, oil, and milk) and whisk together. Cook on a well greased griddle, skillet, or cast iron pan over medium heat, until godlen brown on both sides.
  3. Serve with your go-to pancake topping such as maple syrup, yogurt, honey, or berries.


  • If using whole wheat flour you’ll probably need to add a few tablespoons more milk so that the batter is thin enough to pour.

Pancakes from a Homemade Mix recipe

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15 Responses
    1. Melissa

      It makes 6-10 pancakes depending on size. So I’d say it serves 4-6 (it is just right for my family of me and my husband and our three little kids) if you have a bigger family you might want to try adding a half batch to the jar! Let me know how it works!

    1. You put the whole recipe in the jar- it’s one batch of pancakes. Then just dump it in the bowl and add the wet ingredients when it’s time to make them and enjoy!

  1. Helen

    Hello! Am confused, you don’t use refined sugar but in your recipe there is sugar? What kind of sugar is that? I am thinking about doing clean eating for myself and the family, and do like the idea of it but found it difficult to imagine not using refined sugar.

    1. I have a lot of luck with coconut sugar. This recipe is old, so I haven’t changed it, I just leave the sugar out now and top them with real maple syrup or fruit. The recipe won’t be affected by leaving out the sugar! And I do use refined sugar, just not most of the time, when I make treats though I just use normal sugar (like birthday cake!) I just try to avoid it for most meals and snacks.

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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