The BEST Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix

The best Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix Recipe Charla (a fellow Coupon Closet reader) was so kind enough to share with me her HomemadePancake and Waffle Mix recipe with me years ago. We have deemed it the BEST Homemade Pancake and Waffle mix that there is.

Before couponing, we always used the box mixes to make our pancakes and waffles. However, those are really expensive when you think about what is actually in the box. Most of it is flour!  If you have been couponing for a while with me, you know that pancake mix can be hard to get it for cheap.

Homemade Waffles

Well, your problems are solved! You not have to be a perfect chef to make delicious pancakes. The best part is that you can make the same delicious pancakes for your family for half the cost (without using coupons!).

Now if you love to cook waffles and pancakes you are going to need a good waffle iron and a good griddle. I highly recommend this waffle iron that we use for our Belgian waffles, but any of these that are on sale here should work great.

Now since my family cooks pancakes in huge batches and then freezes them for easy breakfasts, I highly recommend you have a good griddle. It makes cooking huge batches of pancakes a breeze. There are several griddles that are on sale here.

Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix
  • 9 cups of flour (you can also used whole wheat flour -just only do half or less of whole wheat flour)
  • 7 tablespoons baking powder (make sure it isn't old) :)
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • ⅓ cup of sugar
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a freezer bag. There you have it! You just made your very own pancake mix.
  2. On the bag, write the following directions so you don’t forget how to make your pancakes:
  3. “Take 1½ cups of pancake mix, pour in bowl; in separate bowl, mix 1¼c milk and 1 egg. (optional - Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter and a teaspoon of vanilla).Then pour liquids into mix. Mix well and pour onto hot griddle. “
  4. Yes, it is that simple! Enjoy! (You can use this same recipe for waffles too! )

Since I have a big family, I just double the recipe above and wrote that on my freezer bag, because I will never make less than 2 servings. In fact I generally make 4 times the amount above in one setting because I freeze pancakes for future use.

I hope you enjoy it and it helps you save more money!

how to freeze waffles easily

Don’t forget – you can make a BIG batch of waffles and pancakes and actually freeze them! Find out how here.


Check out these other delicious, homemade items:

Homemade Brownie Recipe

How to Make Homemade Barbecue Sauce (with very little effort)

How to Make Homemade Croutons

How to Make a Roux (Cooking Basics) to make the best gravy

How to Make Homemade Buttercream Icing

Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade Cornbread Mix

Homemade Cheese Sauce


  1. paula says:

    doesn’t this recipe call for butter?

  2. Heather says:

    Do you store it in pantry or freezer

  3. Charity says:

    How many waffles does the mix make per the recipe given for using it?

  4. Carrie says:

    It really depends on the waffle iron you are using.

  5. Tracey says:

    BEST homemade whole wheat pancakes!! I will NEVER buy the boxed grocery store brand again. I had no idea they were so easy and cheap to make myself at home. THANK YOU!

  6. Carrie says:

    I’m so happy you love them too! It really is an EASY way to save money. Thank you!

  7. Kelly says:

    Can you substitute the milk with soy milk or another dairy-free alternative? My family loves pancakes but our youngest has been recently diagnosed with dairy, peanut, tree nut and whole egg allergies. Would greatly appreciate your thoughts, many thanks!

  8. Carrie says:

    Yes, you can! I use almond milk all the time.

  9. Roberta in Denver, CO says:

    I made these pancakes this morning with a tsp of vanilla and they are EXCELLENT! I made (and am freezing) about 50 pancakes for my family of 5 and I have PLENTY of left over mix for future use. Thank you very much for sharing this, I know my family will enjoy this recipe for years to come.

  10. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you love this! It is so easy to do.

  11. Megan says:

    Can you use water instead of milk? Like you would for a boxes mix.

  12. Carrie says:

    I haven’t tried. I would think you could but not sure. Let us know how it works out.

  13. Rosalie says:

    Just found your blog site!!! Thanks for all the wonderful tips. Is it possible for you to put a print button on your recipes? I usually have to do a screen print, and it doesn’t always come out right. Thanks.

  14. Carrie says:

    Yes Rosalie, I am working on getting that fixed right now.


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