Hi everybody! It’s Marci coming at you with my new favorite whole grain breakfast! Believe me, when I say, after you whip up this healthy Multigrain Pancake Mix, you will never again waste a single penny on the store-bought, prepackaged stuff. My kid’s cheer when I tell them we’re having these pancakes (and my husband groans because he’s a late to bed, late to rise type – which means – zip, zero, nada pancakes left over for him . . . oops . . . leftover oatmeal, sweetie?)
Cami and I recently posted this review of a fantastic wheat grinder, the NutriMill, and it is what inspired this pancake mix. But don’t stress if you don’t have a wheat grinder! All of these flours are so easy to find at your local grocery store nowadays. Before owning a wheat grinder, I ordered them all from Amazon. Here are the grains you will need for this mix, and the Amazon links to them. (Affiliate Links)
When I buy them in bulk, they are often cheaper on Amazon than if I buy one package at a time from the store, but of course shop around for the best deal!
Here’s how this works:
Simply mix all of the dry Pancake Mix ingredients in a large bowl. When you’re ready for the best whole-grain pancake ever, you simply mix up your wet ingredients, dump in a cup of pancake mix and that is it! What would have been a complicated task of pulling out all the bags of different flour and baking essentials, is now literally a 5-minute process. I love it!
Since this pancake mix will likely be used gradually over 2-3 weeks, I like to store it in the freezer to keep the flour as fresh as possible.
Here’s what I do:
I give the mix a good stir so everything is evenly incorporated, then I put 1 cup of mix into individual ziplock bags, and then stack them up in my freezer. This not only makes it even easier to work on it, but it also means you don’t have to stir up a big bowl of mix every time to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed. I save all of my bags too so they can be used again and again for this same purpose. Add 2 or 3 cups of mix to your bags for larger families.
Another thing worth mentioning, take a look at those wet ingredients and notice that every measurement begins with the number 1 (1 cup, 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, etc). Once you throw these pancakes together a couple of times, you will have this recipe memorized! If we’re being honest here, I didn’t even realize that until I had made them 4 times! I’m gonna blame it on busy mornings and a 4-year-old who loves to push everyone’s buttons 😉
Final note: This batter will work for pancakes and waffles, cause heaven knows, I heart a good waffle!
This mix has become a staple around here, and I can’t wait for you to try it!
For the low down on the perfectly sweet, no sugar added, strawberry whipped cream and the most delicious, silky, PRESSURE COOKER chocolate pancake syrup I’ve ever dipped a spoon in, check out this post here.
Go make some pancakes!Print
Multigrain Pancake Mix
Whole grain pancake mix that can be whipped together in seconds? Yes Please! Mornings just got easier and healthier!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- For the Pancake Mix
- 4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
- 2 cups oat flour
- 2 cups spelt flour
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed meal
- 1/3 cup whole millet
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- To Make Pancakes
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1 cup buttermilk or kefir
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- For Pancake Mix
- In a large bowl, combine whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour), oat flour, spelt flour, ground flax seed, millet, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and mix with a metal whisk to combine all of the ingredients well. Optional: Add 3 tablespoons sugar to the bowl for a sweeter pancake.
- To Make Pancakes
- Heat a griddle over medium-low heat. Pour buttermilk or kefir, egg, vanilla, and melted butter into a medium size bowl and whisk well to combine. Add 1 cup of pancake mix and stir until just combined. It’s okay if it’s slightly lumpy. Let sit 10 minutes, DO NOT STIR.
- Grease the skillet with nonstick cooking spray or butter. Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter onto skillet for each pancake. Flip pancakes when bubbles rise to the surface and bottoms brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Cook second side until lightly browned.
- Serve hot drizzled with Chocolate Vanilla Syrup and a dollop of Strawberry Whipped Cream.
Pancake Mix makes about 8 cups of dry mix. 1 cup of pancake mix makes about 8 pancakes. Double or triple as needed! For my family of 5, I like to put 2 cups of dry mix into ziplock bags to make things that much simpler on busy mornings. This mix also makes AMAZING waffles!
We have been buying ready made pancake mix, but when it went out of stock we tried this recipe. It’s fantastic. We will never go back to buying mix again. Thank you 🙂
Brandy A says
I doubled the dry mix and froze it in freezer bags. I am so happy that I found this recipe! I love to make the kids pancakes and waffles but I am always looking for a healthier option that actually tastes good. I made this recipe the first time and used it in my circle waffle iron and was less than impressed. The taste was just okay and the waffles were limp and dense, think a waffle that looks more like a pancake. However, I resigned myself that I would give the waffles a second try, this time with the Belgian waffle iron. PERFECTION! Super crispy and crunchy and a great flavor!!! Whew, I made a lot of mix so I am so happy that the second try worked out. Now I am looking forward to trying the pancakes. 🙂 Also, the mix makes a LOT of waffles so I froze them already made and a quick pop in the toaster makes for a speedy before-school breakfast.
Brandy, I’m so glad you loved them! Every time I make the mix I panic I’m gonna leave out an ingredient and ruin a giant bowl of mix 😉 Be it pancakes or waffles, my family goes crazy for these! I love the freezing idea. I’ll be doing that for school lunches too! I doubled my batch this last time as well and threw it in my Bosch mixer to make sure it all got mixed well. How did you get it mixed?