Image of Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes

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 simple homemade pancake mix, plus 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

Mix ingredients together, and 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), and add the lids.
  3. Write out a label, and stick 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 golden-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.
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 4 SERVING SIZE: 2 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366.8 Fat: 7.6g Cholesterol: 63.6mg Sodium: 352mg Carbohydrates: 63.2g Sugars: 14.3g Protein: 11.2g Vitamin A: 70.4µg Vitamin C: 0mg