Pancake and Waffle Mix Recipe ~ Dry Make Ahead Mix!

Pancake and Waffle Mix Recipe

We love pancakes and waffles and having my own homemade pancake and waffle mix on hand makes it easy to whip up a batch on any day of the week. I like to make my own Pancake and Waffle dry mix because then I know exactly what is in it and I know it’s not loaded with chemicals or artificial ingredients. It’s SO easy to make so there is no reason to buy mix at the store! Get yourself one of these glass cracker jars at any big box store for around $5 and it will keep your mix fresh for months to come!

This makes really yummy pancakes or waffles. The wet ingredients you add to it determine which recipe you make. It’s quick and easy! SO much better than store bought mix. I’ve been making more and more homemade mixes lately because not only are they healthier with less unknown ingredients but they are also much less expensive to make yourself than to buy. Stay tuned for even more recipes! Print off my recipe below or pin it for later.

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Pancake and Waffle Mix Recipe ~ Dry Make Ahead Mix!

Dry pancake & waffle mix recipe to make ahead and store for any day you'd like to whip up a batch of pancakes or waffles.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 7 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 8 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine thoroughly and transfer to a large glass (airtight) jar.
  3. Store for up to 3 months.
  4. To Serve:
  5. Pancakes:
  6. Place 1 cup mix in a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Beat 1 egg, 1 Tbsp melted butter, 1/2 C buttermilk, 1/2 C milk and 1/4 tsp vanilla together and stir into the dry mix until combined.
  8. Let mixture rest for 1-2 minutes
  9. Cook on griddle until bubbles form and flip. Cook until golden.
  10. Makes 6 four inch pancakes
  11. For Waffles:
  12. Place 1 C mix in medium mixing bowl.
  13. Combine 1 beaten egg, 1 tbsp melted butter, 3/4 C buttermilk and 1/4 tsp vanilla together and stir into dry mix until combined.
  14. Cook on waffle maker until golden brown.
  15. Makes 4 five inch square waffles
Recipe Type: Breakfast

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  1. I really should do this and stop buying it!

  2. Michele R says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I plan on making pancakes soon.

  3. Jutta P. says:

    This is a great recipe! It would also make a cute gift for a newly-wed couple. You could buy them a waffle iron and make this mix for them in an attractive container with directions on the side.

  4. Cara Daymude says:

    Nice post I love Do it From Scratch recipes 🙂 repined thanks

  5. Nice – I love making my own baking and seasoning mixes. Have you tried this with white whole wheat or part whole wheat flour? I’m always looking for ways to boost the nutrition of any recipe!

  6. I’ve been buying bisquick because I was always too nervous or maybe just too lazy to mix up my own from scratch. But this recipe looks pretty easy, I’ll have to make up a bunch of my own now!

  7. Christina Strapp says:

    I have been trying to find a good pancake recipe I like. Will have to give this one a try.

  8. Super easy! Thanks for the great DIY recipe. It will make my life easier and the grocery bill cheaper.

  9. I knew it was simpleto make my own but its so silly I keep buying boxed mix!

  10. This may sound silly but I don’t care. What is buttermilk? Where can I get it? I do want to stop buying 3 boxes of pancake mix a payday for my 5 kids. This sounds like a much cheaper route and healthier because I know what goes in it.

    • Oh it’s not a stupid question! You can find buttermilk in a carton in the dairy section. If you have any leftover after making the recipe I freeze it in ice cube trays so I can pop out what I need later and it doesn’t go to waste.

      • They also have boxes of buttermilk mix. Before I started using a lot of buttermilk that’s what I used. But I really like the ice cube idea


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