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How to make pancakes using your own instant pancake mix - delicious and fluffy American style pancakes recipe
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DIY Easy Instant Pancake Mix Recipe

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
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


  • Weigh out all of the dry pancake mix ingredients and place them in a large bowl.
  • Mix them together really well until fully combined.
  • Pour the mix into a large glass jar or air-tight container to store.

To make 1 batch of pancakes:

  • Weigh out 165g of the dry pancake mix into a large bowl.
  • Break 1 large egg and lightly whisk.
  • Melt the coconut oil and add to the dry pancake mix along with the whisked egg and 150ml of water.
  • Lightly whisk everything together until just combined.
  • Heat a frying pan on the hob until hot. Add a little coconut oil and swirl it around the pan.
  • 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.
  • Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes, then carefully flip over and cook on the other side until golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and pop on a plate, then repeat until you have used up all the pancake mix.
  • Serve your pancakes with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup, yum!


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