Homemade Baking mix and pancakes

I’ve seen recipes for homemade baking mixes but never made any. Today I took the leap and made homemade baking mix with white whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour.

Then I used the homemade baking mix for pancakes. The Imaginative One aka the hollow leg ate 4 of the pancakes for breakfast. I guess they were a hit.

The reason I’m posting this recipe is it can be used as a homemade gift. You can put 2 cups of the mix in a container and then include directions on what to add to the mix in order for them to make their own pancakes.

Homemade baking mix
Fake it Frugal

Stars of the recipe:

  • 9 and 1/3 c. of all purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 2.5 tsp. salt
  • 10 tsp. sugar
  • 1/3 c. baking powder
  • 1 c. shortening not butter or margarine


  1. Get a big bowl out.
  2. Place all of the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  3. Whisk together.
  4. Place shortening on top. (If using the sticks, cut into smaller pieces.)
  5. Using 2 forks, pastry blender, or food processor, mix the shortening into the dry ingredients.
  6. Keep mixing until there is no visible shortening left. Don’t forget the flour at the bottom of the bowl.
  7. Place in a container with an air tight lid and keep in a dry cool place.

Printable Recipe


Homemade baking mix pancakes

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 c. homemade baking mix
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Place ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Poke the yolks so you can stir better.
  3. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  4. Drop 1/4 c. of batter in a skillet or griddle that has been warmed up and sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Cook until bubbles begin to appear. Flip to the other side. Continue cooking for 1 or 2 minutes.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite toppings.

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