Homemade Pancake Batter Mix

Homemade Pancake Batter Mix

If you have this pancake mix on hand, you can make cakes or donuts easily. It is preservatives and additives-free, and has no skim milk powder. Plus it's cheap to make and calls for ingredients in your pantry.

Ingredients: 4 to 5 pancakes worth

Raw cane sugar
40 g
a pinch
Cornstarch (or katakuriko)
2 tablespoons
Baking powder (aluminum-free)
2 teaspoons
Plain flour (ideally, mix equal amounts of bread and cake flour)
About 150 g (see Step 2)
Vanilla oil (optional)
A few drops for when you cook the pancakes


1. Put a bowl or a resealable bag on a scale, and add all the ingredients except for the flour (don't zero out the scale after adding the ingredients).
2. Add the flour last, so that the total weight of the ingredients comes to 200g. Mix well (if using a resealable bag, shake it around) and it's done!
3. If you use just cake flour the pancakes will be light and fluffy. If you use just bread flour, they will be chewier. If you mix both, you'll have American-style pancakes.
4. Just add 1 cup soy or milk (200 ml) to the mix and cook. (If you add egg, add 1 egg and 180 ml of milk.)
5. Serve the pancakes with an easy chocolate sauce Recipe ID: 1675500
6. Add 1/2 a block of tofu to 200 g of this pancake mix. Drop spoonfuls into hot oil and deep fry. The donuts are moist even when cold.
7. Bake fluffy and moist tofu cupcakes Recipe ID: 2244475. No need for white sugar, eggs or dairy products.
8. For banana bread, mix 200 g of pancake mix with 1 banana, 1/2 cup (100 ml) soy milk, 1/4 cup (50 ml) oil, 1 egg and 40 g of sugar.

Story Behind this Recipe

I don't buy pancake mix and always rely on this recipe.