Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  2. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk.
  3. Start with 1 1/4 cups milk, adding up to another 1/4 cup if necessary, as you mix it with the flour.
  4. Add the two eggs, vanilla if using and oil, whisking until mixed but still a bit lumpy.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. If you are adding fruit, I like to sprinkle it on top of the pancake now.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Keep the cooked pancakes covered with a tea towel, to keep them warm while you finish cooking the rest.
Most Helpful

Aunt Jemima move over.....these are so easy why buy a mix? They taste great and have a very nice texture! I like the fact that there is not alot of sugar in these. I added a drop of vanilla to the batter and the kids licked their plates clean! Me too! Easy and's all here!

Michelle S. March 04, 2003

I made these last night so we could have them for breakfast this morning, they didn't make it. I added 1/2 cup of extra flour because I had them running all over my skillet. I like a thicker pancake. The taste was so much better than any box version I have ever bought. I think I got about 15 pancakes out of the mix. Thank you so much Sackville Girl, you have saved me money by making my own. We loved them!!

~jb4~ March 04, 2003

I mixed this up for dinner on Pancake Tuesday - along with Canadian maple syrup and crisp bacon (try'll like it). I added 1/2 tsp vanilla & the additional 1/4 cup milk (I prefer thinner pancakes) and then my DH took over. He asked me if I had bought a new brand of pancake mix & of course I asked him why. His response was "these pancakes are fluffing up". Get out of town Aunt Jemima!!!!

CountryLady March 05, 2003