Multigrain Pancake Mix (WFMW)

I don’t really like cold cereal.  Don’t hate me… And, don’t waste your time trying to change my mind. It won’t work. I have been a cereal hater for as long as I can remember.  Instead, I tend to make breakfast most mornings… And, pancakes are one of my favorite breakfasts to make.

While I like to get up and make pancakes in the morning, I don’t always have the energy to be bothered with measuring out all of the dry ingredients.  When I decide that I want pancakes for breakfast, I want them now. To keep things easy in the mornings, I tend to keep a big batch of homemade pancake mix on hand. It’s as easy as the junk you can buy at the grocery store (I won’t mention any names), but it’s healtheir and cheaper!

Not only is pancake mix great to keep on hand at home, I’ve also found that it’s especially great in the summer for traveling. We take it along with us when we go camping and we took it along with us last year to Cape Cod, as well! It helps to save money on food when traveling, and it also helps to cut back on the ingredients you need to pack to take along with you. Since I’m not known for packing light (especially when it comes to kitchen items), that can be a big help!

I knew pancake mix would be handy to have on hand after my surgery, so I made a big batch a few weeks ago. To use up some odds and ends of flours I had in my pantry, I decided to make some multigrain pancake mix. What I didn’t realize was that it would become the new favorite at my house. Both my hubby and I love these multigrain pancakes, and they couldn’t be easier!

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Multigrain Pancake Mix
(Yields enough for about 4 batches of pancakes)

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpernickel flour (whole rye flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups ground oats
    (simply blend old fashioned rolled oats in the food processor!)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Combine all of the mix ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk well, breaking up any lumps of brown sugar.  Transfer to an airtight container.

Multigrain Pancakes
(Makes about 6 large pancakes)

  • 1 1/2 cups of multigrain pancake mix (above)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons butter (for the skillet)

Place the pancake mix in a mixing bowl. Whisk together the milk, egg, oil, and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup.  Pour into the pancake mix, and gently stir to combine.  The batter may be a bit lumpy. If it’s too thick, add just a bit more milk.

Preheat a skillet and melt the butter.  Cook the pancakes in the skillet for a few minutes on each side, flipping when air bubbles start to appear on the surface of the batter.

30 Responses to Multigrain Pancake Mix (WFMW)

  1. Jen, this multigran pancakes sounded great & nutritious. Bookmarked it for this coming weekend. Thanks for sharing. Hope you’re doing well.
    Regards, Kristy

  2. That is one very tempting stack of pancakes and I love that your mix is made from scratch! I know I will try this sometime and was just wondering if I were to also make a non-multi-grain mix would I just substitute all the different flour quantities with the same amount of unbleached flour?

    • Hi, Lola – I have not personally tried substituting the eggs in the recipe. However, using an egg substitute (that you would find in a vegan/vegetarian section of the grocery store) would probably work. Sometimes you can also substitute ground milled flax and water for eggs, but I am not sure how well the pancakes will hold together.

    • Caroline – My jar says the same thing, but I have always left the pancake mix in the pantry without any trouble. My understanding is that the wheat germ keeps longer in the fridge but it will not actually go “bad” if not refrigerated. If you use the pancake mix within a reasonable amount of time (a month or so), I think it should be OK. I haven’t had any issues!

  3. I wish I was motivated enough to cook breakfast in the morning, but I hate dealing with the dirty dishes first thing. Yep, totally lazy :) I love this idea though, and pancakes for dinner are definitely an option here!

  4. I totally agree with you Jen, I also like to have homemade mixes at the ready too. This pancake mix looks healthy & tasty, like that you included the rye flour.

  5. I’ve always wanted to try making whole grain pancakes but I’m afraid I’ll fail and end up with rocks. I’ll have to try your recipe next time we want pancakes!

  6. I tried these this morning and loved them. Even my skeptical DH liked them! We made some plain and some with blueberries. Both were delicious.

    (I didn’t have white whole wheat flour, so I substituted half white flour and half regular whole wheat flour.)

    I second Wendi’s idea that this will make a great hostess gift.

    Thanks, Jen!

  7. Delicious, thanks for the recipe! Didn’t have white whole wheat so used 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup white flour. Also didn’t have rye flour so subbed all purpose white. Used wheat bran instead of wheat germ. Added strawberries. My 5 year old niece loved them, as did I. Glad I have extra dry mix for next weekend!

  8. I stumbled onto this recipe through a google search-I just LOVE homemade mixes. I pinned it on pinterest too. Made them today & my husband, picky 6 yr old & I all LOVED them!! Thank you!

  9. best.pancakes.ever.

    These were a huge hit! Would love it if you could point me to a muffin recipe that has simmilar ingredients. Thanks so much! I don’t think we’ll ever make another recipe.

      • I’m going to try to invent it ;) I think using two cups of the mix, a wee bit more sugar, an extra bit of baking powder and not adding extra milk (I used more like 1 1.5 cups for pancakes) it should work. Even if it doesn’t the pancakes make us so happy :) I dropped some raspberries, blackberries & blueberries while cooking and they were amazing. I also used the coconut oil that others suggested and it worked beautifully. Seriously, these were life changing. <3

  10. the mix of grain is good but 1/4 CUP BAKING SODA come on its way too much i got soda after taste ,if someone making this don’t put soda and salt i the mix!YUK

  11. Just made these and I think 1.5 cups of mix is too much for a batch. I’ll probably try 1 cup milk : 1 cup mix next time. And 1/4 cup of baking powder works out to about 2 tsp baking powder per 1 cup mix, which is about right.