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We go through a lot of pancake mix in our house. As much as I love making pancakes from scratch, the convenience of a good mix can be a time-challenged mom’s best friend. There have been plenty of sleep deprived mornings where I’ve got to get everyone out the door to school and work and wearily reach for my box of Kodiak Cakes whole wheat pancake mix. Don’t get me wrong, I love Kodiak Cakes. They are easy to make, made from wholesome ingredients and turn out awesome pancakes every time. But at almost $6 a box, I resolved to come up with my own simple, make-ahead mix that I could keep in the pantry.

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It took me a bit of trial and error, but I’m finally over the moon — I mean really over the moon — with this recipe. It actually might be one of my favorite weelicious recipes because of how versatile it is. I used the mix to make waffles this morning and the kids actually said they were the best I’d ever made!

This recipe makes a bit more mix than what you would normally find in a box of the pre-made stuff, but that’s a plus, especially if you have a house full of pancake lovers. Just keep the mix in an airtight container and anytime you want to make these, just add an egg, milk, a touch of oil and a scoop of mix for whole wheat pancakes or waffles that are sure to please!

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Whole Wheat Pancake and Waffle Mix

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4 pancakes
Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 6 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  • To Make Whole Wheat Pancakes or Waffles - Serves 4
  • Whisk 1 large egg, 1 cup buttermilk and 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl.
  • Whisk 1 cup pancake mix until just combined.
  • Heat a large pan or griddle over medium heat and grease with butter or oil.
  • Pour about 1 tablespoon of the pancake mixture onto the griddle, making as many pancakes as will fit and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for one minute longer and serve.
  • Note: Mixture can also be used in a waffle iron following manufacturers directions.


Sodium: 520mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 140kcal | Fat: 1g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 30g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. How many cups of the dry goods do you add to the wet mixture? I made the whole receipe and it wasn’t wet enough…

  2. The top half of the recipe explains how to make the dry pancake mix which you can store in the pantry. Then when you’re ready to make pancakes, you use the second half of the recipe card to make pancakes. Here are the ingredients for 1 batch of pancakes:
    to make whole wheat pancakes or waffles:
    1 large egg, whisked
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
    1 cup pancake mix

  3. LOVE this recipe! My kids LOVE pancakes but I hate all the preservatives in the box stuff. I also hate making the whole kit and kabooble every morning they want pancakes. This was great! I didn’t have buttermilk so I used 2/3 cup plain yogurt and 1/3. cup whole milk. Worked wonderful! Also felt it was a little healthier with the yogurt. The mix is thicker than I’m used to for pancakes but it works and I have to get used to the fact it supposed to be thick. They are fluffy and wonderful! This recipe is definitely a gem.

  4. I’ve been making these pancakes for years and my boys love them. I recently bought Kodiak dark chocolate waffle mix and was wondering how I could change up your recipe to make “healthy” chocolate waffles? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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