My kids love pancakes and waffles for breakfast. Who doesn’t, really? For years and years, I was buying mixes and syrup at the store. But not anymore! I’ve been making my own homemade pancake mix and my own homemade syrup. It’s really easy and saves me a lot of money! I’m shaking my head wondering why I haven’t been doing this for years.Jump to Recipe
The great thing about making your own pancake mix is that you probably have everything you need right in your pantry! It is mostly flour after all, so why are we re-buying flour in a box? Well I’ll tell you why… time and effort. Buying mixes saves you time and effort on those busy mornings! I get it! No one wants to drag out the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in the wee morning hours just to whip up a couple of waffles (yes, it works for waffles, too!) But really it is silly to buy the pancake mix when you think about it. Instead, I get a big container and whip up about 6 cups of mix which lasts for several breakfasts. When it’s empty I mix up more and it’s always waiting for me just like the old standby store-bought pancake mix.
After I had this a-ha moment about pancake and waffle mix, I picked up my bottle of syrup and thought… well duh. This is pointless too! I’m paying a premium for sugar! And guess what? The same holds true, you probably have everything you need to make a pretty good pancake syrup, you guessed it, right in your pantry!
Now that I’ve been making my own pancake mix and syrup I will tell you, I’m never going back to Bisquick or Aunt Jemima!
Make your own pancake mix and quit buying it at the store! It works for waffles too!
- 6 cups flour all purpose, white whole wheat, or a mix of both*
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp baking soda
- 2 tsp table salt
Mix all ingredients together in a large airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place.
To make pancake or waffle batter:
In a bowl whisk together:
1 cup mix
1 cup milk or buttermilk
1 tbsp melted butter or oil
(Makes about 5 - 7-inch waffles)
*I usually use 1/2 all purpose flour, 1/2 white whole wheat flour
It only takes a few minutes to make this pancake syrup... a few minutes will save you a few dollars!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup dark or light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tsp maple flavoring
Place the sugars, corn syrup, and water in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Allow the mixture to boil until all the sugars have dissolved, about two minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the maple flavoring.
Pour into a heat safe jar. Use immediately or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator until use.
Reheat 15-60 seconds depending on how much syrup is left in the jar. Serve with homemade pancakes and waffles!
Want to make fun waffles? My girls love these heart-shaped ones!
And here’s some more breakfast inspiration!