Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix

Waffles served on plate and waffle maker
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Servings: 150 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
29 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 150
Amount per serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The combination of grains and flours in this simple homemade pancake and waffle mix recipe makes the most wonderfully flavored pancakes and waffles. You can, however, use just one or two of the flour types if you like a less complicated pancake (or waffle).

There's nothing like homemade pancakes or waffles for breakfast or brunch. But most people just don't take the time to make them because they seem so complicated. A purchased mix is fine, but it can be loaded with preservatives and sodium. Make your own mix, keep it on hand, and get into the habit of making a hot breakfast for the family, especially on cold winter mornings. Or make breakfast for dinner!

The combination of flavors and textures in this recipe is really good. The cornmeal adds a slight crunch, the buckwheat flour adds a sweet and nutty note, and the cornflour adds more sweetness. Instant oatmeal makes the pancakes tender and adds a little heft. Malt powder adds smoothness and a little smokiness. And buttermilk powder adds tang and makes the pancakes and waffles taste richer. If you can find it, add a couple of tablespoons of vanilla powder; that way you can omit the vanilla when you make the pancakes.

To make the pancakes (or waffles), all you need is this mix, an egg, some vanilla if you'd like, oil, and water. And a griddle and/or waffle maker! Some crisp bacon, sweet orange juice, hot coffee, milk, and perhaps some fresh fruit are all you need for a great breakfast. Oh, and don't forget the maple syrup!


  • 1/2 cup instant oatmeal
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour (or more whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup cornflour (masa)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups buttermilk powder
  • 5 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons malt powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the instant oatmeal in a food processor or blender and process until ground.

  2. In a very large bowl, blend ground oatmeal, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, buckwheat flour, cornflour, cornmeal, buttermilk powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and malt powder. Mix until it is all one color.

  3. Pour the pancake mix into four 1 quart jars (you may need to tap the jars to settle the mix and get it all to fit). Seal the jars, label with the name of the recipe, the instructions for making pancakes and/or waffles, and the date you made it. Store in a cool, dry place for up to one year.