"Instant" Pancake Mix

Yield:
3 batches of pancakes
Ingredients
  • 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
  • "INSTANT" PANCAKES:
  • 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
Directions

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

Use the mix within 3 months.

"INSTANT" PANCAKES:

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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<span>If you stick to the recipe it comes out great! This is the best pancake I (and my family) have ever eaten !!! It tastes so yummy.... :)</span><br /><br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandchildren look forward to visiting and always ask if I will be making "my" pancakes. They (and the rest of my family) agree, these are the best pancakes ever. I keep the dry mix stored in the pantry so I'm ready to make them at any time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 &amp; 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! &lt;3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancakes we have EVER made. A family staple now for years. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm going to make these pancakes in the morning before Church Thanks Alton for giving the recipe to all of the people that want it!! Thanks Again ... Frances Barker !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is my go to for pancakes. These create fluffy pancakes that are a hit at any brunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
luv luv luv this pancake mix!!! it's light, fluffy, and slightly sweet on the inside with a wonderful crunch on the outside. Excellent base recipe to create any pancake you can imagine. Thx Alton for this fabulous mix! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! Made it with blueberries. Came out perfect. Usually my pancakes are chewy and lame - these were fluffy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! I ran out of pancake/biscuit mix last night and wanted to make pancakes for the kids this morning. I made it exactly as printed. I had no idea why I was separating the eggs (but knowing Alton it is some scientific reason), but this recipe yielded amazing results! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these pancakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will never need to buy a "yellow and blue" box again (hint, hint). I usually cut the recipe by 1/3 and make it as needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These pancakes are wonderful. Even my mother, who always makes the best pancakes, loved them. They were light and not too sweet. I added fresh blueberries and they were the perfect weekend breakfast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent!!!! SOO soft and fluffy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent homemade pancake mix. I used with the Sweet Potato Panckes with Honey-Cinnamon Butter on Epicurious. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancake recipe ever! I only review if a recipe is spectacular, and this one was. I followed it exactly, except I did not have buttermilk. I mixed 2 cups 2%milk with 2 tbsps white vinegar. (let this sit for 5 minutes). Also, be sure to pour some batter on the griddle, and let it spread by itself. I spread the first couple onto the griddle with the back of the ladle, and they didn't come as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pancakes always sound like a good idea and then lay like lead balls in your stomach. Not these. These are delicious and light. Best pancake recipe ever! Google Alton's directions on how to make coffee and you've got a great breakfast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh so delicious! Like lenettej, I make my own buttermilk with vinegar. If you place the dry mix in the freezer, you never have to worry about bugs destroying the mix. Love, Love, Love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this recipe a lot. I always keep a container of the dry mix in the pantry to save time. I usually make my own buttermilk concoction with vinegar and milk and it works perfectly. The one time I used actual buttermilk, I felt the pancakes were a little too buttery (but this could be a personal taste issue). These pancakes are always a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am having trouble with my eggs curdling. I've tried putting together the wet ingredients twice with substituting milk and vinegar mix for buttermilk. Is this causing this? Help! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So glad I tried this pancake recipe. They were very moist and fluffy; and they are easy to make. Simply Delicious! I will not be using box mix ever again! Sending our &lt;3 &lt;3 &lt;3 and Thanks to Alton Brown for sharing this recipe with us!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I have tried with gluten-free flours and found that the Cup 4 Cup flour works great. However, I leave out 1/3 of the flour. My kids flipped for this flap jacks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent!! I will never use a box or any other recipe again! They came out moist and fluffy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All you need to know is that these are delicious...easy...and really not time consuming if you've already made the instant pancake mix and have it on hand. Perfect as is. You won't need to worry about the instant mix expiring because you'll be making a lot of these! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I quit buying commercial pancake mix because they all contain GMO crops (Aunt Jemima, Bisquick, Hungry Jack etc. So I went searching for a replacement and Alton Brown&amp;#39;s recipe won. I keep a jar premixed on my pantry shelf. Love, love, love these pancakes. They come out just as light and fluffy as any commercial mix. If your pancake mix is too thick thin it a little with milk. You can tell once you mix it whether it needs to be thinned. Also make sure you use buttermilk or a buttermilk sub (1 c milk and 1 T lemon juice or vinegar. It makes a difference in the fluffiness of the pancake. This recipe comes out perfect consistently if you follow the directions and don&amp;#39;t substitute. My family loves this recipe better than any commercial brand. I will never buy commercial pancake mix again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply put, there is no better pancake recipe. It&amp;#39;s a little messy, and if you don&amp;#39;t have a sous chef can be time consuming, BUT, so worth it. I add mini chocolate chips just before flipping, and I use shortening to grease the griddle because it doesn&amp;#39;t burn like butter. Still taste awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I mix up two-cup servings on demand by dividing all dry ingredients by three. (ie. One tablespoon equals three teaspoons. This ensures I&amp;#39;m not using old stale flour. Separate the eggs as directed and additionally whip the egg whites into stiff peaks after adding a few dashes of tartar powder. (Tartar powder ensures quicker stiff peaks and whipped egg whites seems to ensure fluffier pancakes. Pestle and mortar to get a good fine grind to course kosher salt if needed. Optional, add a few teaspoons of powdered buttermilk to the cultured buttermilk. Optional, add a few drizzles (half shot to shot of Grand Marnier (Orange Liquor. If you add powdered cultured buttermilk, the final mix may require another quarter cup of cultured butter milk. Fold together dry and liquid mixes. Don&amp;#39;t mix, as mixing will return the egg whites to a liquid. Again as directed by the original recipe, mix only until the mixture is wet with lumps and add a little more cultured buttermilk if needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is so easy to follow and very tasty. Plus, there is no added anything in this mix, you control it all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. If you want a thinner pancake just add a little more buttermilk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the fact that you can prepare the dry ingredients and store for future use, super time saver. I made my own buttermilk with vinegar and 2% milk. I whisked the egg whites till frothy before adding to milk mixture. Very fluffy and light. I even halved the recipe on my first try and the flavor was great. Perfection, Alton !!! ( I think under-mixing and good pan heat are key item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not the best but very convenient. I do wonder why you don't beat the egg whites though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe! The pancakes are perfect and delicious. I constantly keep a container of this "Instant" pancake mix in my pantry. No more "Bisquick" for me!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it! Kids love to help make it too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! Family loves this recipe. Better than any premade mix. Followed the recipe as is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just a great pancake mix item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very fluffy, will no longer use Bisquick anymore, love that I can make a big batch of the mix so all I have to do is add the wet ingredients, you are left wanting more, good sign it's really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were O.K. The batter came out a little thick. I think I like Ina Garten's pancake recipe better. Another recipe I really like is Emeril's strawberries and waffles. Those waffles are the best I have ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't know pancakes could be this good! I substituted with 1c of whole wheat flour and also 1c of milk/half-n-half for one of the cups of buttermilk. Fluffy, perfect balance between salt/sugar. Hard to stop eating at 2. Alton proves again, the quality of his work, albeit in a simple recipe for pancakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I've given any Alton Brown recipe less than five stars. :-( I made a batch of the mix a few weeks ago. First time they were a little heavy, even though they did raise to a good height, but I said, "maybe I overmixed them." This weekend I very consciously did not overmix. Still too heavy and a little chewy. I'll make the last batch, but am not looking forward to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am always trying to find a good pancake recipe. This one is a keeper! Very nice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancakes ever! Make sure you follow the instructions exactly as written. Absolutely amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made up a batch this morning and these were fantastic. I love having a base mix that I can customize so easily. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally incredible. The best homemade pancakes I've ever had!!!! We added chocolate chips to some of the pancakes, and cranberries and walnuts to some others. They were delicious plain as well! I love Alton Brown recipes, they are always fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancake ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe definitely sold me on making my own pancake mix. After trying it by itself; sans blueberry; which was good, I experimented with pineapple on a couple of pancakes and a couple others cinnamon and nutmeg on others. I look forward to more variates on my pancakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another recipe that proves why Alton is the go-to chef for sure-fire, crowd-pleasing dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As always this recipe is the best. Never had a bad recipe or a failure from Alton. I make it up as a mix to use when ever the craving for good pancakes hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancake recipe ever! I use whole wheat flour instead and they're not quite as fluffy, but still soft, tender and delicious. My whole family, especially nieces and nephews, love these. What a difference in flavor. I've even converted some of my "Bisquick" using relatives to this recipe now, extra steps and all. (Their kids don't like the Bisquick ones anymore LOL item not reviewed by moderator and published
Use self rising flour, and whisk egg til very fluffy and then add in will give height to all pancakes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, what delicious pancakes!!!! My whole family LOVED them. The consistency, the fluffiness, just perfect. Another winning recipe, thanks Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancakes ever!!! If yours came out flat, blonde and tasteless you did not follow the recipe exactly such as substitute ingredients, or did not follow the method. I have made these pancakes since 2004 and they have come out perfectly every time except when I tried to take a short cut. Follow the recipe exactly and you will not be disappointed!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are simply delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! Like always, Alton makes food 'Good Eats'. My 5yr old helped me mix the flour mixture, then easily did the wet ingredients. We split the recipe in half, no problem there. As for the people below who have given low review stars because of not being able to get the pancakes golden brown and not having flavor, you HAVE to set your heat at least to med, I go med-high. And then adjust as needed. Get the pan ripping hot. If its not brown, it won't really have flavor, because the food isn't cooked to perfection. Golden brown=Flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Those are super easy, super tasty, super fluffy.my kids loved them. I feel like Alton Brown got the since of cooking and baking packed down. I've tried other recipes of other top chefs, they were good but I always tasted the baking powder, not this time. Another advantage is that I can make a big batch and that will cut time in half for when I want to make them in the morning for my kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancake recipe I've ever tried. Can't really imagine one better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great. I made some plain, and I mixed in things like chocolate chips, pecans &amp; cinnamon to other ones. The pancakes are fluffy, delicious &amp; easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not as difficult as it may seem. I like eggy pancakes; my husband likes fluffy. Somehow these satisfied both of us. You can make this all at once by cutting dry recipe by 1/6, and wet by 1/2 ... makes enough pancakes for 4. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love Alton Brown but i have to say i was not a big fan of this recipe. i'm diabetic so i usually eat my pancakes with no syrup, but i HAD to put some on these. Maybe because my griddle is new and haen't been seasoned yet but the didn't get golden brown, and they had no taste.Sorry item not reviewed by moderator and published
My co-worker said these were the best pancakes ever and sent me the link to the recipe. We have pancake breakfast every Sunday and so with great anticipation we tried this new recipe. I found it to be labor intensive, not fluffy, flat in fact, and hard to get a good golden brown. Although the grand kids and my SO seemed to like them well enough they do not rate the moniker of "best pancakes ever" IMHO item not reviewed by moderator and published
as everyone else said, these pancakes are fluffy and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I've been using it for about 4 months now. Easy enough that I can make pancakes on weekday mornings. Half buckwheat flour is a tasty variation. This morning I made a half recipe (1 cup Pancake mix and added 1/2 cup chopped cranberries with 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy pancakes, nothing could be simpler. It's my sons favorite. I'm not a big pancake person but these are really good. The post that says the butter "reforms" in the batter I have no ides what the person could be doing wrong. Maybe butter milk is too cold. It certainly has nothing to do with the recipe. I generally 1/2 the batter recipe sice I only cook for 3. Note: I have made these both with full fat &amp; fat free buttermilk. At least in the brands we buy the full fat is a bit thicker than the fat free. When I use the full fat I use about 1.25 times the buttermilk called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a huge fan of Alton's, so it pains me to say that I am not lovin' this recipe. I have been trying for months to get this recipe to work. These were too buttery for our taste and the pancakes always came out flat and misshapen (due to the butter reforming in the batter and then melting during cooking. I almost always adjust things in a recipe, but I am done with tweaking this and have moved on to a different recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These pancakes are yummy and fluffy. Great recipe... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Best when topped with Sticky Stacks Peanut Butter Syrup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been using this recipe for several years now. This is the best one ever. My Dad loves my pancakes. One hint...I add a teaspoon of lemon extract. I make the batter and refrigerate over night. My 82 year old Dad says they are like the ones my Granny fixed when he was a child. You can't get a better compliment than that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are amazing! I also add old fashioned rolled oats to the dry recipe, and it takes them even higher!! We use this recipe all the time in our waffle iron, no changes necessary to the batter! For either pancakes or waffles, just add fresh blueberries and it's a glorious breakfast.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't had pancakes in over 30 years, didn't like them. But I tried this recipe so I could make my man happy, and holy cow, they are scrumptious! Can't wait till Sunday to make them again!!!!!! I used frozen blueberries and cake flour, cuz that's all I had. Fluffy tasty breakfast coming up!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been on a quest to find the perfect pancake no I will look no further I have found it. I will use it for the base for any kind of pancake but you don't have to change alton's they are great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
wow I wish I would have tried these sooner, they are the BEST pancakes! Thank you Alton once again u r the king of recipes. they were so moist, fluffy, melt in your mouth, PERFECT! I have tried a few homemade pancake recipes before but hubby and kids never liked them and ended up going back to my store bought one because the 'homemade' were too heavy, dense, just not right. Everyone raved about these and I ended up making a second batch. Never will I used a store bought again : I did add a splash of vanilla to the second batch but I think I was the only one who noticed. I also used home-frozen blueberries instead of fresh, I think they were just as good as fresh. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the mistake of mixing warm melted butter with eggs and the eggs scrambled in the mix. I will probably use oil next time instead of butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best pancakes my 80year old father ever had and wants me to make them again. Not a problem. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made up this mix and was wondering can this mix be used for waffles and if so what is the liquid ingredients that would need to be used? Thanks, Lynnette item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are amazing. Cooking for nearly 60 years from scratch, I can't say enough praises about these cakes. Easy to make RVing, as well. Have shared Alton's reciepe many, many times with family and friends along the way. No tweaks to make with this recipe. Thx Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. A little time consuming, but delicious. I have a big family, so we need all 6 cups at once. My 5 year old, ate 5 in one sitting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing! I love how you can make it once and it will last for a few weeks. It's great for the before-breakfast meal. Plus, they are so delicous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so easy to make and light and fluffy. My family just loves them, thanks Alton! Come to Tuscaloosa, AL sometime! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has been my go to recipe for years now. I substitute half of the white flour for all kinds of other flours. One of my favs is oat and almond flours together. YUMMY! I usually add a little regular milk for a thinner consistency but the recipe is great as is. I usually make up two batches at a time and freeze because I never seem to use up the rest of the buttermilk before it goes bad. Thanks for another recipe staple AB! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been using this recipe for many years now. It is so simple and the results can't be beat. These are the fluffiest and best tasting pancakes around. Great comfort food! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple &amp; so YUMMY!! I cooked them in my cast iron pan &amp; they turned out perfectly. I cut the recipe in half just to make sure I like it first. I'm going to make the other half right now to have on hand! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the best pancakes i've ever made. The whole family loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Alton does it again! These pancakes are perfectly set and golden brown on the outside, yet moist and fluffy on the inside. Very substantial. They're good with a drop or two of vanilla extract added as well. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think they where fluffier than my regular bis quick batter now i make them all the time without the buttermilk but with reg milk. (ithink they are fluffier because of the seporated eggs item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I love pancakes and this recipe is delicious. I like the instant recipe as I have a container with my premix which is better than any box and just as convenient. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always thought my pancakes were pretty good but my husband never loved them. He suggested I try this recipe based on a friend's recommendation. Very easy to make and received a thumbs up from all three of my kids but also from my biggest critic, my husband. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and rave reviews for how light and fluffy they are! Made up a batch of the flour. Used what I wanted, put the remainder in an airtight container and put it in the freezer for future use. item not reviewed by moderator and published
BEST. PANCAKE. EVER. This recipe is so easy and makes amazing pancakes. They were light and fluffy and delicious, especially with blueberries. The mix did not take long to make and the batter came together very quickly. I think this recipe is as close to foolproof as you can get. My husband says I should never use store-bought mix again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OH MY GOSH!!! These are the best pancakes I have ever eaten!!! I love pancakes, but these were the best!! So happy the recipe is so easy...my kids are so excited, and my husband LOVED them too!! Thank you, Alton!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Soft and fluffy pancakes. so yummy. :D 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
The vinegar is what's curdling the eggs. Mix the milk and vinegar together first (or better yet, just use buttermilk) and let it sit for a few min. I usually add in this order: eggs, then whisk in the butter, then the milk, then everything else. I would definitely add vanilla too. It just enhances the flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Or you could just let the butter cool down and slowly mix it in the eggs while whisking it. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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