How to make pancakes using your own instant pancake mix - delicious and fluffy American style pancakes recipe
DIY Easy Instant Pancake Mix Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

How to make your own instant pancake mix recipe for fluffy American-style pancakes - an easy eco-friendly and plastic free alternative to ready made mixes.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 5 batches pancake mix
Author: Grace Hall
For the dry pancake mix (makes 5 batches of pancakes):
  • 600 g plain flour
  • 150 g dried milk powder
  • 40 g golden caster sugar
  • 3 Tbps baking powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
For 1 batch of pancakes:
  • 165 g dry pancake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil + extra for frying
  • 150 ml water
  1. Weigh out all of the dry pancake mix ingredients and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Mix them together really well until fully combined.
  3. Pour the mix into a large glass jar or air-tight container to store.
To make 1 batch of pancakes:
  1. Weigh out 165g of the dry pancake mix into a large bowl.
  2. Break 1 large egg and lightly whisk.
  3. Melt the coconut oil and add to the dry pancake mix along with the whisked egg and 150ml of water.
  4. Lightly whisk everything together until just combined.
  5. Heat a frying pan on the hob until hot. Add a little coconut oil and swirl it around the pan.
  6. Drop heaped spoonfuls of the pancake mixture into the pan and spread around a little with the back of the spoon to make round pancakes. Note: I found it easiest to make 2 pancakes at a time.
  7. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes, then carefully flip over and cook on the other side until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the pan and pop on a plate, then repeat until you have used up all the pancake mix.
  9. Serve your pancakes with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup, yum!
Recipe Notes

If you don't have coconut oil, you can use vegetable oil as a substitute.