I love having homemade pancakes but I also love the convenience of a mix, so I just make my own mixes – for everything. It has become a little bit of an obsession. And a problem. Because I don’t have room for any more containers to hold my mixes! One day, I will have a GIANT butlers pantry and my life will be complete. This is the best homemade pancake mix recipe on the planet. I just took what I loved about homemade pancake recipes and morphed them into mix form.
I love having mixes because it turns making a potentially time consuming breakfast – like pancakes, into a quick one. I make pancakes almost once a week because they are so easy to throw together when I have a homemade pancake mix waiting for me. I also just love pancakes so we eat them a lot!
To make these a bit more wholesome, I’ll throw in about 1/4 cup ground flaxseed to the mix or even sub some of the flour for ground oats. It makes me feel better about drenching them in delicious syrup 🙂 HA! But there are actually quite a few ways to make these more on the healthy side!
Now for some extra flavor!! I adapted this homemade pancake mix recipe to make some lemon ricotta pancakes and they were seriously the best pancakes I have ever eaten. Use the recipe above but add the zest from 1 lemon and about 1/3 cup of ricotta cheese, reducing the butter to 1 tablespoon. You’re welcome. One day, I’ll give you my delicious syrup recipe.
Don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen! Add some of your favorite fruit or poppy seeds or whatever floats your boat! Chocolate chips float Andy’s boat.