recipe

Whip up a big batch of this make-ahead mix and you’ll be minutes away from fluffy pancakes, any time you want them!

safety
  • Uses the stovetop
  • (if making pancakes)
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes for pancake mix
  • 35 minutes for pancakes
yield
  • Makes 6 batches of pancakes (12 pancakes per batch)

Prepare Ingredients

For Pancake Mix

10½ cups (52½ ounces)
all-purpose flour
1⅓ cups (9⅓ ounces)
sugar
5 teaspoons
salt
6 tablespoons
baking powder
1 tablespoon
baking soda

To Make 1 Batch of Pancakes

1½ cups
milk
2
large eggs
¼ cup
vegetable oil
2 cups (10¾ ounces)
Pancake Mix
Vegetable oil spray

Gather Cooking Equipment

For Pancake Mix

Extra-large bowl
Whisk
Fine-mesh strainer
Large airtight storage container

To Make 1 Batch of Pancakes

Large bowl
Whisk
Rubber spatula
12-inch nonstick skillet
¼-cup dry measuring cup
Spatula
Serving plates or platter
1
 
10½ cups (52½ ounces)
all-purpose flour
1⅓ cup (9⅓ ounces)
sugar
5 teaspoons
salt
6 tablespoons
baking powder
1 tablespoon
baking soda

For the pancake mix: In extra-large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk until well combined. Set fine-mesh strainer over bowl. Add baking powder and baking soda to fine-mesh strainer and tap side of strainer to sift mixture into bowl.

 
2
 

Whisk until very well combined, about 1 minute. Transfer pancake mix to large airtight storage container. (Pancake mix can be stored at room temperature for at least 2 months.)

 
3
 
1½ cups
milk
2
large eggs
¼ cup
vegetable oil

To make 1 batch of pancakes: In large bowl, whisk milk, egg, and oil until combined.

 
4
 
2 cups (10¾ ounces)
Pancake Mix

Add 2 cups Pancake Mix and stir with rubber spatula until just combined (batter should look lumpy). Let batter sit for 10 minutes before cooking.

 
5
 
Vegetable oil spray

Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray. Heat over medium heat until hot, about 1 minute.

 
6
 

Use ¼-cup dry measuring cup to scoop ¼ cup batter into skillet. Repeat 2 more times, leaving space between mounds of batter (you want 3 pancakes to cook up separate from one another).

Make sure to leave enough room to fit all 3 pancakes in the skillet.

 
7
 

Cook pancakes until bubbles on surface begin to pop, 2 to 3 minutes.

Pancakes cook quickly, so don't take your eyes off of the skillet!

 
8
 

Use spatula to flip pancakes and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer pancakes to serving plates and platter. Repeat with remaining batter in 3 more batches. Turn off heat. Serve.

Pro Tip: Make sure you slide the spatula all the way underneath the pancake before you flip.