{Food Gift} Homemade Pancakes + Pancake Mix

Homemade pancakes are easier than you think. This big batch pancake mix gets mixed up in a flash for weeks of homemade pancakes or for holiday gifting. The fluffy pancakes will disappear quickly!

side view, mason jar of pancake mix

My daughter is the Pancake Princess. If it were up to her, she’d have homemade chocolate chip pancakes every morning for breakfast. And being the morning person that she is, she eats a HUGE meal – she can easily polish off half a batch of pancakes, making it impossible for me to keep up with her. She eats them faster than I can make them, and she eats enough of them that I rarely have much luck stocking the fridge or freezer. 

This summer, I had some challenges meeting her expectations. While I was home and able to make homemade breakfasts more often than usual, COVID supply issues and/or shopping habits meant that pancake mix was sometimes hard to find. So one weekend, Miss. Hazelnut and I collected a couple of pancake recipes and had a pancake competition, looking for the best recipe to make our own pancake mix.


side view, stack of pancakes and a few blackberries on a white plate, with syrup being drizzled

This recipe was the winner. For me, it was because it made a large quantity, so that I could mix up a big batch of the dry ingredients and stash a jar in my pantry for our frequent pancake breakfasts. For Miss. Hazelnut, the recipe made the fluffiest pancakes with the right flavor. 

side view - container of pancake mix and a mason jar of pancake mix

Christmas is just around the corner and I think that this pancake mix would make a great food gift for friends, neighbors, coworkers, or for anyone else that you’d like to exchange a small gift with. I particularly like it for two reasons. First, as much as I love sweets and candies, there’s sooo much of it around the holiday time. I try to gift non-sweets. Secondly, the pancake mix will keep for several weeks, so there’s no rush for the recipient to enjoy it. Gift it in a pretty jar with ribbon or make a little package with chocolate chips, syrup, or even a cute holiday spatula. 

I used my Cricut (affiliate link) and a free font, tag shape, and snowflake image within the Cricut Design Space software to make the tag you see pictured above, as well as to cut the vinyl for the container (affiliate link) of pancake mix that I keep in my pantry (which, btw, I love because it has a 1/2 cup scoop that attaches to the lid, for easy measuring). 

side view, mason jar of pancake mix with a gift tag

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side view, mason jar of pancake mix with a gift tag

Recipe Notes:

  • This is the recipe for a basic pancake recipe but if you have a favorite mix in, it’s easy to add. The Pancake Princess always requests mini chocolate chips in hers – simply follow the directions below and fold in chocolate chips at the very end, just before cooking. Same goes for fruit, nuts, or any other mix-ins you’d like. 
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side view, mason jar of pancake mix

Homemade Pancakes + Pancake Mix

Homemade pancakes are easier than you think. This big batch pancake mix gets mixed up in a flash for weeks of homemade pancakes or for holiday gifting. The fluffy pancakes will disappear quickly!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Liz

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Pancake Mix:

  • 6 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. cornstarch
  • 1 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt

Ingredients for the Pancakes:

  • 2 1/4 c. Pancake Mix (above)
  • 1 1/4 c. whole milk
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract optional
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten

Instructions

Make the Pancake Mix:

  1. In a very large container or bowl, add all ingredients. Gently whisk together until combined.

  2. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Make the Pancakes:

  1. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl. Allow to sit while a skillet is heating.

  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. When hot, portion pancake batter onto hot skillet, 2-3 inches apart. (I usually use a 2 Tbs. size tablespoon - the spoon that comes with most dinner utensil sets - although you could also make larger pancakes with a 1/4 c. scoop.) Allow to cook for about 2 minutes, until pancakes are golden and set on the bottom. Flip, and continue to cook until golden and pancake is cooked throughout, another minute or two.

  3. Serve hot. Leftovers may be cooled and refrigerated in an airtight container.

This recipe was adapted from Food Network.

Homemade pancakes are easier than you think. This big batch pancake mix gets mixed up in a flash for weeks of homemade pancakes or for holiday gifting. The fluffy pancakes will disappear quickly! #OurFamilyTable #FoodGifts

Homemade pancakes are easier than you think. This big batch pancake mix gets mixed up in a flash for weeks of homemade pancakes or for holiday gifting. The fluffy pancakes will disappear quickly! #OurFamilyTable #FoodGifts

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