Recipe Schmecipe: Homemade Instant Pancake Mix

Making pancakes is very simple but we still turn towards those pre-packaged, processed boxed mixes. With Alton Brown’s recipe for a homemade pancake mix you can get the same convenience but without the processed nutritional nasties. It’s a lot cheaper as well!

Instant Pancake Mix:

From Alton Brown, Food Network

6 cups all-purpose flour

1½ teaspoons baking soda

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons sugar

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container. Shake to mix and use it within 3 months.

Yield: 3 batches of pancakes.

Although, Alton Brown’s original recipe calls or buttermilk, I usually don’t have it in the fridge so I decided to use milk and added a splash of vanilla. It turned out mighty tasty 🙂

Since I didn’t add buttermilk, I also skipped the steps of separating the eggs, adding the whites to the milk, the yolks to the melted butter. You can still do that if you want but who wants to get this complicated in the morning?

Instant Pancakes:

Adapted from Alton Brown

2 eggs

1½ cups milk

4 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups Instant Pancake Mix, recipe above

Butter, for greasing the pan

Fresh fruit, optional

  • Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don’t try to work all the lumps out.
  • Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
  • Lightly butter the hot griddle or pan and wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel. (No butter should be visible.)
  • Gently ladle the pancake batter using a ¼ cup measure onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
  • Serve immediately or hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.

Yield: 12 pancakes

10 responses to “Recipe Schmecipe: Homemade Instant Pancake Mix”

  1. Scarecrow says:

    I made the other day homemade flour tortillas, very easy recipe: flour, baking powder, butter/lard, salt and warm water.

  2. Carrie says:

    Thank you!!! got to love homemade that is easy!!!

  3. ownedbytoby says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try them next weekend. 🙂

  4. Marci W. says:

    Awesome! thank you!!

  5. Eric says:

    I don’t normally have Kosher salt in the house, but with how much my kids love pancakes, I may just have to have some handy.

  6. Dawn says:

    you can use reg salt

  7. Owenx says:

    Put a tablespoon of vinegar in a cup of milk for buttermilk substitution. 🙂

  8. SeriousSally says:

    Gotta love Alton Brown….he’s a mad foodie scientist guru! I don’t think a lot of people realize just how easy it is to make your own pancakes and crepes with very simple ingredients you already have in your pantry and fridge. Mix em up a bit too…add some choco.chips or blueberries, whatever you like. So much more economical and healthier too.

  9. Karl says:

    If you don’t use buttermilk or the vinegar substitute, you can omit the baking soda. It is there to balance out the acidity from the buttermilk (or vinegar) and is not necessary if using only milk.

  10. martin says:

    nice, thanks for sharing


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