Make Your Own: Pankcake Mix

Pankcake mix


We love pancakes here on Squidgyboo. Every Sunday we sit down for a big family brunch. It’s all about eggs and bacon and toast and pancakes with lashings of maple syrup.  It’s a tradition and we love it and look forward to it.

I’ve been thinking about making my own pancake mix for a while but I thought it was going to be too much of a phaff and just kept putting it off.  The other day I had a look at the ingredients on  the jumbo package of the mix we’ve been using for years. I wasn’t too happy seeing all the genetically modified ingredients- also why was there soyabean?  What the hell is monocalcium phosphate and what’s it doing in my pancake mix?!?!

ingredient list


So after doing a lot of research on the internet my confidence was boosted a bit.  There are a lot of recipes out there but they all pretty much have the same basic ingredients.


The best thing about making your own pancake mix is that you have everything you need already.

For the Pancake mix you’ll need

500g  plain flour
45g  baking powder
10g Bicarb of soda
5g sea salt
40g  sugar

Now for the directions- are you ready? 

Whisk together all ingredients flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and sugar in a large bowl. That’s it.

To make a batch of pancakes just combine,

  • 250g Mix
  • 250ml Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 5g melted butter or vegatable oil

Whisk until smooth.  Pour the batter onto the preheated pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, flip and cook until the second side is golden brown.

 Serve with your favorite topping, we’re traditionalists here so it’s 100% Maple syrup for us.



  1. August 26, 2014 /

    We often have pancakes for breakfast and I’ve never understood why anyone would buy a mix when it’s some much cheaper (and easier) to just do your own. I’m a little confused by your method, I guess they taste lighter and thicker maybe but I shove 200g flour, 1/2 pint skimmed milk, pinch of salt and an egg in a bowl, mix it fast with a balloon whisk and straight to pan with a tsp of hot oil in it. tadaaaa! LOL

    • August 31, 2014 /

      there are 1001 pancake recipes out there! I like to keep some mix around just in case the OH or Squidge want to whip some up- that way I don’t have to be the go-to pancake maker. I also sometimes just add a bit of oil to the mix instead of melted butter. Today I drizzled some pancake grease because I had some from the bacon I was cooking.
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