Basic Pancake Mix

"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."
Basic Pancake Mix created by Jonathan Melendez
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8 large pancakes




  • 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.

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  1. Sandi 13
    This isn't a pancake Mix recipe. It's a one batch of pancakes recipe.
  2. macdaddy1227
    Great, simple recipe. The only thing I (sometimes) add is a mashed up, very ripe banana.
  3. alicia m.
    Very good recipe. Basic ingredients and simple method yielding fluffy pancakes. Husband and children love them
  4. fitgrandma
    Could this recipe be used for waffles, too, with or without tweaking?
  5. Disque
    A pinch of nutmeg and a splash of Frangelica (or whatever) instead of vanilla - wonderful. With Rumford baking powder (a double acting one), let the batter rest for few minutes before using. It'll fluff up, big time. No need to use the baking soda.



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