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How to Make DIY Pancake Mix

Whisk together a big container of this make-ahead pancake mix. When you’re ready for a batch of pancakes, just add milk, eggs, and oil.

Put down the box of pancake mix. Yes, the grocery store version is convenient, but the pancakes it delivers are usually dry and flavorless. Instead, take 10 minutes to whisk together a big container of this DIY Pancake Mix and store it in your pantry. Then, whenever you have a hankering for a pancake breakfast (or dinner), measure out 2 cups of mix; add it to some eggs, milk, and vegetable oil (things most of us have on hand); and, voilà, a stack of fluffy, golden pancakes is yours. 

This has long been one of our most popular recipes at ATK Kids—young chefs love whisking the big bowl of dry ingredients, and having the mix on hand means that older kids can easily make breakfast for the whole family. 

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Here’s the gist:

  • Whisk together your flour, sugar, and salt. 
  • Sift in your baking powder and baking soda to get rid of any clumps—this also helps make sure these important ingredients are distributed evenly. 
  • Whisk one more time, then transfer your pancake mix to a large airtight storage container, where it will keep for at least two months. 

When you’re ready to cook, first give your container of pancake mix a whisk to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed, and then measure out 2 cups. Whisk together 1½ cups milk, 2 large eggs, and ¼ cup vegetable oil. Add the pancake mix, stir until everything is just combined, let the batter sit for 10 minutes, and then cook.

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