From-scratch pancakes, a simple and delicious breakfast

When it comes to breakfast, one of the top choices is pancakes. They are quick to make, tasty, and filling. However, few people make from-scratch pancakes as they feel that they take up too much time. I’m here to show you how quick and easy pancakes are. Even on mornings when you feel like there isn’t a lot of time to make anything, these pancakes can be whipped up in little time. They have a wonderfully fluffy texture that helps to fill you up and fuel your day. Top with your favorite toppings, we prefer butter and maple syrup, and you are ready to start your day. In fact, for my family, no Saturday is complete until we have pancakes. Even people who are just learning to cook can make these. In fact, they are great for teaching kids to cook as well.

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From-scratch pancakes

Because these pancakes are from scratch, you much first make the master mix. A full batch of the master mix will make approximately 8 batches of pancakes. Start by gathering all the necessary ingredients. You can halve this recipe if you wish to make a smaller amount of the master pancake mix. Combine the flour, instant non-fat dry milk, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using a whisk, stir the mix thoroughly until well combined. Place the master mix into a labeled container, making sure to add the date it was made. Use the mix within 8 months. I prefer to use OXO Good Grips Containers as they have an excellent seal.

To make the master mix



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. I recommend using a whisk, this will allow for the even distribution of all ingredients throughout the mix. Store the mixture in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
  2. Make sure to date the container and use it within 8 months.

To make the pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups of pancake master mix
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat up a pan on the stove to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, place 1 1/2 cups of pancake master mix.
  3. Mix together egg, water, and oil. Add to the dry mix. Alternatively, you can put the wet ingredients directly in with the dry, and mix thoroughly.
  4. Let the mixture stand for a few minutes before making pancakes.
  5. Pour approximately 1/3 cup of the pancake batter into the preheated pan. Cook for about two minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Flip the pancake and cook for about one minute.
  7. Enjoy your pancakes with your favorite toppings.

Have extra pancakes after making a batch? Cover them and put them in the refrigerator. They can be heated up the next day, about 30 seconds in the microwave and then they are ready to be eaten.

Looking for other breakfast options? Give this homemade granola a try. Muffins also make a great breakfast, like these apple oatmeal muffins.

Have you ever had from-scratch pancakes? If not, give this recipe a try. It’s sure to become a family favorite.


  1. They are so good. Let me know what you think of them if you do try them!

  2. Excellent! I’m sure he will be pleasantly surprised. They are so good.

  3. Oh yum!! We love pancakes and I love that you made the recipe for such a big batch!! That’ll be perfect for my family of 7! We’ll be trying this soon for sure. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. They are so good! If you follow the directions, one bowl of batter makes about 6 medium-sized pancakes. Let me know what you think when you do try them!

    1. You really can’t beat pancakes, great for breakfast, dinner or even a snack, haha.

  4. Love this, I love thick pancakes instead of the normal English ones.. can’t wait to make some

    1. These ones end up thick and fluffy, so I’m sure you will love them.

  5. We love pancakes on the weekend, though ours are keto cream cheese ones haha i really miss the ease of pre mixing a big batch of mix though and this one sounds really good!

    1. As long as you are having pancakes, then that’s good. I’d be interested in trying the keto ones, just to see how they compare.

  6. Delicious! I love pancakes….I might have to make these this weekend! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

    1. I highly recommend it! They are so darn good. Let me know what you think of them if you do make them.

  7. These look DIVINE! I’ve been meaning to make a nice big breakfast one of these weekend mornings. Armed with this recipe, I think next weekend will be it!

    1. Awesome! I’m sure these pancakes will make your weekend something special. Let me know how you liked them if you do make some!

  8. That’s the downside to reading through recipes, they always make me hungry too.

  9. Pancakes for dinner would be awesome!

  10. Haha, we make a huge batch and picked out the best ones to show off. Normally they are all kinds of wonky shapes, but that’s okay because they taste amazing no matter what they look like!

    1. I hope you enjoy them!

  11. Made these tonight for our ‘breakfast for dinner’ night. I like how they were dense yet still a bit airy. Everyone loved them.

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed them.

  12. Yum! And for sure budget-friendly! Thanks for the recipe share.

    1. Definitely budget friendly. The taste along makes it worth it.

  13. OMG I’m sooo ready to try make these 😍 they look amazing and sound so easy to make.

    Jessica |

    1. They are so good, we will never eat box mix pancakes again.

    1. They are. We have them weekly and they are so darn good!

  14. There’s few things that comes close to homemade pancakes! Will definitely whip up a batch on upcoming Pancake Day!x

    1. Agreed! And once you have had homemade pancakes it’s hard to eat anything else.

    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy them when you do give them a try.

    1. I hope he enjoys them when you do make him some. These are the best pancakes I have ever had.

  15. This is the easiest pancake recipe I’ve ever seen! I’m not a huge fan of pancakes but my family is so I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I love making things from scratch and whipping up the base in a larger batch makes it much easier. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. I’m sure your family will absolutely love these pancakes. Having a batch of pancake mix on hand is great for breakfast and the occasional dinner.

  16. Nothing like pancakes! Oatmeal pancakes are one of my go-to breakfast foods. These look so yum too!! I’m gonna give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Agreed. Pancakes are one of the best breakfast items out there. I hope you enjoy them!

    1. I hope you give these a try, they are fantastic.

  17. I didn’t realize pancakes were so easy to make from scratch. I’ll have to try this recipe with my son. He LOVES pancakes! It’s become our Saturday morning meal, too. We add blueberries or chocolate chips to the batter and top with maple syrup. Yum!

    Thanks for the recipe.

    1. I had thought they would be difficult to make initially at first but this recipe makes it so easy. I’m sure your son will absolutely love these. My family prefers them plain but on occasion will toss in some blueberries into them.

  18. Oh I love homemade pancakes, yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  19. I’m definitely going to try this!

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