Hi! I'm Karen, a stay at home mom and blogger. Mostly I write about the new foods and recipes I've been making at my house. I like nutella, avocados, muddy buddies, mushrooms, tomatoes, peaches, berries, beans and rice, dark chocolate, cilantro, peanut butter, fried eggs and a million other types of foods. Most of the time, I like to make really easy and simple recipes--that's why I use my slow cooker a lot! I hope you find my posts helpful! Please comment and let me know when you make one of my recipes!

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Make Your Own Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

My kids love freshly made pancakes but I hate mixing them up in the morning when we are short on time.  I don’t love the taste of store bought pancake mix so the perfect solution is this homemade whole wheat pancake mix.  I love using this because the pancakes are hot and fresh and I only have to add water!  It is soooo easy!  I also own a wheat grinder so I buy the wheat and grind it myself, which gives me control over what kind of flour I use.  My kids like when I add mini chocolate chips or blueberries to the batter.

make your own pancake mix


  • 3 cups powdered milk
  • 9 cups whole wheat flour (wheat that has been ground from soft white wheat…if you don’t have whole wheat flour from soft white wheat then you’ll need to use 7 cups whole wheat flour and 2 cups white flour)
  • 1/3 cup baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt

1.  In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until well blended.

2.  Store in a large container with a tight fitting lid.

homemade pancake mix


When I make this pancake mix I usually just add water and I don’t measure anything out.  However the original recipe that my friend gave me says to add a little butter.  Here is her recipe:

  • 2 cups mix
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp oil or melted butter

1.  Preheat skillet.

2.  Blend together mix and water, using a whisk.

3.  Pour a small amount of batter onto the hot skillet.  When the edges start to look dry and bubbles form on the top, turn pancakes over.

4.  When golden brown on the other side, remove and serve.

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Comments (6)

  1. Kami Stewart 07/07/2013 at 5:04 pm

    Karen, do you store this in the fridge/freezer? How long do you think the fresh ground wheat stays good?

    • Karen Petersen 07/07/2013 at 5:06 pm

      Hey Kami,
      I should have said that…I store mine in the freezer because that is best for freshly ground whole wheat flour.

  2. Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 02/16/2014 at 7:59 pm

    This is such a great recipe! I love it!
    I’m sharing it on my blog tomorrow, and I’ve linked back to you!

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  4. Susan Mezzullo 09/19/2014 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Karen, can I substitute white flour for the wheat?

  5. Kate 06/29/2016 at 1:52 pm

    How long does this mix keep/stay good?