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Home Made Instant Pancake Mix

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Introduction

I find this a real life-safer. I so often have crowds of children sleeping over at the weekend, so I make a container full of this and then I just have to whisk in egg, milk and melted butter to a cupful whenever I need a breakfast's worth of pancakes. Serve with the syrup of your choice.

I find this a real life-safer. I so often have crowds of children sleeping over at the weekend, so I make a container full of this and then I just have to whisk in egg, milk and melted butter to a cupful whenever I need a breakfast's worth of pancakes. Serve with the syrup of your choice.

Home Made Instant Pancake Mix
Photo by Lis Parsons

Ingredients

Makes: about 15 pancakes

Metric Cups

For the Pancake Mix

  • 600 grams plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 40 grams caster sugar (or vanilla sugar)

For the Batter - to Each 150g / 1 Cup of Pancake Mix, Add and Whisk Together

  • 1 large egg
  • 250 millilitres semi skimmed milk (or full fat)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

For the Pancake Mix

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons superfine sugar (or vanilla sugar)

For the Batter - to Each 150g / 1 Cup of Pancake Mix, Add and Whisk Together

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk (or full fat)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Method

  1. For the pancake mix: Mix all the ingredients together and store in a jar.
  2. When ready to make the pancakes, proceed as follows: Heat a flat griddle or pan with no oil.
  3. Spoon drops of 1½-2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle or into the pan and, when bubbles appear on the surface of the little pancakes, flip them over to make them golden brown on both sides. A minute or so a side should do it.
  4. Should make about 15 pancakes, each about 8cm/3inches in diameter.
  1. For the pancake mix: Mix all the ingredients together and store in a jar.
  2. When ready to make the pancakes, proceed as follows: Heat a flat griddle or pan with no oil.
  3. Spoon drops of 1½-2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle or into the pan and, when bubbles appear on the surface of the little pancakes, flip them over to make them golden brown on both sides. A minute or so a side should do it.
  4. Should make about 15 pancakes, each about 8cm/3inches in diameter.

Additional Information

The pancake warmer featured in this photo is available online from http://www.eddingtons.co.uk

The pancake warmer featured in this photo is available online from http://www.eddingtons.co.uk

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What 20 Others have said

  • I so love this recipe!!!
    I never mastered making pancakes for some reason, too hungry maybe, and all the store bought ones have a vanilla flavour that doesn't go well with savoury toppings. I have however replaced the white flour with wholemeal and have removed the sugar as my hubby is a diabetic. They still work and are the best tasting pancakes!!!!

    Posted by Cozzy on 3rd June 2016
  • Love this pancake mix and is a staple in our household although I make it with spelt flour as we cannot have wheat due too fructose malabsorption. I just use less milk but it works out just fine. My youngest was just relieved that he didn't have to forgo his pancakes as this recipe works well with the spelt flour. On an aside the pancake warmer that is featured has been out of production but I recently learnt that it is once again available. It is made by silicone zone in the US but not sure if they have a stockist in the UK for it.

    Posted by delsey on 11th October 2015
  • I have to admit I thought these maybe too sweet as we often have savoury pancakes but they aren't, they are a must have for pancake lovers!!!! My 7yr old loves helping me make these they are so easy to whip up, we have them with Nigella's blueberry syrup, absolutely delicious.

    Posted by Clairep78 on 23rd November 2014
  • we love this recipe as my little lad likes to have bacon in his. we cook the bacon pore over the pancake mix then cook the pancakes. he loves it.

    Posted by Mitasuki on 29th April 2014
  • I love this recipe. My husband now asks for pancakes every Saturday. It has become our ritual. Thnx Nigella xx

    Posted by Ggusman on 5th February 2014
  • I have used this recipe since 2008 and find it very good, and it has saved me many times to have this mixture in stock :) thanks.

    Posted by helgagunn on 5th January 2014
  • Just cooked these for my poorly son who was home from school off his food. He loved them. Different to the usual recipe I have used and they tasted great. I put homemade lemon curd in mine...yummy!

    Posted by Karen martin on 25th June 2013
  • I love those pancakes, and having homemade mix at hand at home. Nigella you've done it again !! Thank you :-)

    Posted by joa112 on 4th June 2013
  • What a great idea to make the dry ingredients up and keep ready, great for when my granddaughter and I get the sweet tooth....why wait for breakfast? Yummy!

    Posted by lynnmilly on 9th April 2013
  • Very easy and nice recipe. As a Sri Lankan, I am making these pancakes every week for my children. They like it very much. Thanks Nigella.

    Posted by nadeesha_pp on 21st March 2013
  • These are lovely and this is great to keep in a jar all ready for a weekend brunch with some bacon and maple syrup. I sometimes put a little tinned sweetcorn into each blob of pancake batter if I'm having it with bacon and maple syrup. Gorgeous.

    Posted by richardbunn on 25th February 2013
  • Nigella Lawson, you have changed my life again!!! My friends and I often meet for Saturday brunch and I'm the one who serves bought cheeses, fresh (bought) bread, fruit and (bought) patries. This recipe has been my saviour. Thank you! Instead of maple syrup try honey - luvverly!! Adam xx

    Posted by adaml25 on 10th January 2013
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