Homemade Griddle Cake (Pancake) Mix

The attraction of this recipe is that it allows you to make a dry pancake mix that is entirely homemade and consists only of a few simple ingredients. Then when you want to make pancakes for breakfast, it is as simple as adding three ingredients to the dry mix and head on over to the stovetop. Nothing could be easier. I have been making this recipe since the middle 1980s, when we picked up a very unconventional recipe book by Yvonne Young Tar, The Up With Wholesome, Down With Store Bought Book of Recipes and Household Formulas.

Unfortunately, the book has been out of print for many years, but Amazon and other online booksellers usually have used copies available.

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Basic Mix:

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine, melted

Making the Dry Griddle Cake Mix

  1. Mix together the basic mix ingredients and store in an airtight container for later use.

Making the Griddle Cakes

  1. To 1 1/2 cups of the dry mix (above), add the egg and milk and mix together.
  2. Then gradually mix in the margarine until the batter is smooth.
  3. To bake, spoon a ladle of batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Turn when the top of the griddle cake develops tiny bubbles. Cook the other side and serve immediately with butter and fresh Maple Syrup.

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