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 to make mix
  • 25 minutes to make pancakes
yield
  • Makes about 7 cups
  • (enough to make 7 batches of 6 pancakes)

Prepare Ingredients

6 cups (30 ounces)
all-purpose flour
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
¼ cup
baking powder
1½ teaspoons
baking soda
1 tablespoon
salt
¾ cup
milk
1
large egg
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon
vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup
pancake mix
Vegetable oil spray

Gather Cooking Equipment

2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Airtight container
Rubber spatula
12-inch nonstick skillet
¼-cup dry measuring cup
Spatula
Plate
1
 
6 cups (30 ounces)
all-purpose flour
¾ cup (5¼ ounces)
sugar
¼ cup
baking powder
1½ teaspoons
baking soda
1 tablespoon
salt

For the pancake mix: In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Transfer pancake mix to airtight container. (Pancake mix can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months.)

 
2
 
¾ cup
milk
1
large egg
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon
vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup
pancake mix

To make 1 batch of 6 pancakes: In medium bowl, whisk milk, egg, oil, and vanilla (if using) until well combined. Add 1 cup pancake mix and stir gently with rubber spatula until just combined (batter should look lumpy). Let batter sit for 10 minutes before cooking.

 
3
 
Vegetable Oil Spray

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

 
4
 

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.

 
5
 

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!

 
6
 

Use spatula to flip pancakes and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer pancakes to plate. Repeat with remaining batter. Turn off heat. Serve.

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