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Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

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I developed this convenient pancake mix to keep on hand for mornings when I'm pressed for time. Served with locally made maple syrup, these sweet and fluffy pancakes are a big hit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 10 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups Pancake Mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 939 calories, 33 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 2236 mg sodium, 134 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight canister at room temperature.
  2. To prepare pancakes: Combine mix and sugar in a bowl. Combine milk and egg; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Yield: 6 pancakes.
Originally published as Homemade Pancake Mix in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p47

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"This is a very good recipe. I will definately use it again. It is as good if not better than store bought mixes. I was out of milk so I used buttermilk and it is good that way too."

Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"you dont have to use baking powder if you have none.-person who had no baking powder"

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