Pancakes and Pancake Mix in a Jar (Free printable labels)

How is it possible that I have not shared the recipe we use for pancakes before? 

Years back, I ditched Bisquick.  Goodness, I love that stuff. I grew up having it.  I could just eat the batter and be happy.  But do you know how much junk is in Bisquick?  Lots of words I don't know.  That's when I ditched it, for good. This is our go to pancake recipe now. I have no idea where it's from....used for a while and it's written on a note card.  It makes light and fluffy pancakes that my family devours.

There's two parts of this post.  First is the recipe. Second is about making the mix ahead to keep in your pantry for those days when you need pancakes ASAP.  Those days do happen in our house...needing pancakes. 

Part One: Recipe
1 1/2 cup flour (I usually do 1 cup white flour, 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour)
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1T sugar
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 T butter, melted.

Toss all ingredients in mixer. Mix.  Cook on the griddle..and drop a few blueberries in them while they're cooking up

Makes enough for a family of four. If you want them fluffier, you can add more flour too.

Part two: Mixes in your pantry.

It seems somewhat regularly, when we have someplace to be in the morning, someone in my family requests pancakes.  I like to reserve my 'nos' for important things, so I figured I needed to get a better way to go about this pancake thing so I can say 'yes' and make them in a jiffy. 

You know what's marvelous? 
- It takes no time to premeasure and fill a bunch of jars.
- A single batch fits in a pint size jar.  A double batch fits in a quart sized jar. 
-You don't have to find the recipe because it's listed right on the canning lid.
- A small batch is perfect for those quick mornings.  A double batch is great when we don't have anywhere to be. I just cook the entire amount and put in the freezer for toaster pancakes. 
-It's super quick to make them when it's premeasured.  I dump the contents of the jar in the mixing bowl. I put the butter in the canning jar to melt.  After the butter is dumped in the mixing bowl, I use the canning jar to crack the egg in.  Dump that in the mixing bowl and I can use the canning jar to measure the milk.  Hardly any dishes.

It's quicker than pouring cereal, mixing it this way.

Just the dry ingredients go in the jars.  The wet ones are done later and are listed on the lid.

Single Batch Dry Ingredients: Pint size jar.
1 1/2 cup flour (I usually do 1 cup white flour, 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour)
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1T sugar

Double Batch Dry Ingredients: Quart sized jar.
3 cup flour (I usually do 2 cups white flour, 1 cup white whole wheat flour)
7 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2T sugar

And to get your own fancy printable labels, click here.

And now I want pancakes.

 An a photobomb ever.  Everyone wants to get their pancake on.  Won't you join?


  1. I keep ours on hand too. Less dishes to do on a Saturday morning when pancakes are craved. :) Love the photo bomb!!

  2. Haha! That's a darn cute photo bomber! I love this pancake idea - doing the heating and measuring in the one jar, that's pretty clever. After I find a good gluten-free pancake recipe, I am sooo doing this.

  3. Perfect and perfect for camping too. :-)

  4. So great to keep these mixes on hand! Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oooh, this is an awesome post. I'm still trying to find the perfect pancake recipe, so I'll give yours a try. I love the idea of a pre-made dry mix as well! Having the labels with what to add is genius and fool-proof. And of course I'm loving that last photo!

  6. Great idea! I make a premix but have never thought of using canning jars! And I have tons!



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