My kids LOVE pancakes. They prefer them with chocolate chips and can easily devour 15-20 in a morning. Many years ago, I decided to forgo the boxed pancake mix that I had been purchasing after I read the ingredients. However, I still wanted a simple mix, ready for wet ingredients, for saving time in the morning. I can’t even remember where this recipe originated, but it is easy to make it ahead of time and use however much I need during the morning rush.
To simplify things further, I bought a large rubbermaid container and wrote the recipe right on the side of it with a sharpie. I know, I could’ve made it look nicer if I cut vinyl and applied it in a cute font. But, I am often more about practicality than aesthetics.
- 6 cups flour
- 4 tbsp baking powder
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp white granulated sugar
- Mix all ingredients well and store in a dry container.
- When ready to use, mix 1 and 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 cup milk, 1 egg, beaten and 2 Tbsp melted butter. Cook on a greased pan or griddle until golden brown and cooked through.
I have a large flat electric griddle that I purchased for around $20 on Black Friday one year. The griddle easily accommodates 5 medium sized pancakes at a time. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to dispense the batter. A double batch of the above recipe, using 1 and 1/3 cup of the mix for each batch, feeds my crew 3-4 pancakes each. When I have a few leftover, I leave them on a plate on the island and by lunchtime, they have disappeared.
While this isn’t as easy as the “just add water” boxed mix, it is healthier and in my opinion, tastes better. Plus, I always have these ingredients in my pantry, so we can easily replace our mix without running to the store.