"Instant" Pancake Mix

3 batches of pancakes
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups "Instant" Pancake Mix, recipe above
  • 1 stick butter, for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups fresh fruit such as blueberries, if desired

Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container. Shake to mix.

Use the mix within 3 months.


Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350 degrees F. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.

Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.

Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don't try to work all the lumps out.

Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface.

Lightly butter the griddle. Wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel. (No butter should be visible.)

Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.

Serve immediately or remove to a towel-lined baking sheet and cover with a towel. Hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.

Yield: 12 pancakes

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THE Best Pancake recipe I have ever made. I addes pecan to the batch i made and topped with Real Maple syrup! Alton is my fav chef. Explaining the science behind things makes "commoners" understand why it's so important to Stick to the time tested recipe. LOVE U Alton! U Rock & Ur Food is umm soo worth all the calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The BEST pancakes I ever had! Goodbye Bisquick! I cut the recipe for the dry ingredients by 1/3 to get the 2 cup recipe for 12 pancakes. Be warned, the batter will be THICK. I thought I messed up but made 2 for my hubby and he was raving. I did thin out a little with regular milk and the next 2 for me were awesome. Another note: When you flip them they feel like they weigh a ton each but are so light and fluffy when you eat them. Try it! Will not make any other recipe for pancakes after this. I used fresh blueberries....yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
like them, really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy. Easy. Easy. It is very nice that someone decided to give us a recipe for pancakes, so we don't have to rely on Krusteaz. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe for years after seeing Alton's original pancake episode. But then for some crazy reason I thought I could "improve"on it and went in search of a new recipe. Well, I'm back. It's really a foolproof recipe, and I love saving time by having "mix" prepared. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the BEST pancakes I've ever eaten. Been buying boxed or bagged mixes for 33 yrs. NEVER again! You won't be sorry you tried them! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
i sure as heck do not see the pancake recipe as easy! separating all those eggs, ensuring you are stirring one ingredient the right way into another and so on and so forth! this is not an easy recipe. aunt jemima--the one you put eggs and milk into, is real easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best pancakes ever. Especially with blueberries or banana slices with mini choc chips item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make mine with only Einkorn AP flour and add about a scoop of whey protein per batch. Pancake hero here! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made them for breakfast today and added fresh picked blueberries. The best pancakes I've ever made. Yum! <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me and my boys eat this every weekend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Same here they are the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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