DIY Whole Grain Holiday Pancake Mix


Wanna know how I like my breakfast ?


Mm…Pancakes. Warm Maple Syrup. Coffee…

…With a side of restaurant waiter and a big cup of ‘I don’t cook in the morning’. 


love breakfast! I just really (really) dislike making it myself. Or at least doing it at 7am. When I’m hungry and its hard enough trying to focus on straight eyeliner and matching socks. So what to do? How ever do I manage a 5 star brunch when my brain is functioning at the speed of my 2 year old…. dog??


You make your own homemade pancake mix! Literally all you have to do in the morning is mix 1 cup of the mix with 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/2 cup yogurt and… viola! Done. Instant restaurant breakfast sans the waiter.


And this is a great building block recipe for a zillion other yummy pancake combos. You can literally make your pancakes to order – add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and sliced bananas for Banana Bread Pancakes, 1/3 cup chocolate chips for Chocolate Chip Pancakes, sautee sliced apples with a dash of cinnamon in 1/2 tablespoon butter to top Cinnamon Apple Pancakes. 

This is perfect too for making a quick breakfast for a crowd. If you’re having relatives staying over for the holidays, just set up a “Make Your Own” Pancake Bar. Fill little bowls with lots of different mix-ins and let everyone choose their pancake. Bisquick might be tempting… but feed your family like you love them! These pancakes are full of whole grain goodness and no preservatives :)


Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

Nutrition Information (per 2 pancakes); Calories: 139, Fat: 6 grams



  1. Um…you’re amazing. This is GENIUS! Not only do I just love these pancakes in general-but as a quick, easy mix? YES PLEEEASE! My bestie is so smart :D

  2. I love this! I am SO not a morning person, so this is great. Also, Chobani just sent me a s**t-ton of yogurt, so I’ve gotta start getting creative about how to use it all! Also, I think it’s awesome that this uses oil in the mix itself? Neat!

    Ps, Let’s please plan to get together this month if you’re free at all!! <3

  3. Amazing idea! I love pancakes too, but only make them on the rare occasion. Having a handy (healthier) mix ready would make breakfast so much easier!

  4. What gorgeous pancakes!!!! I love this idea.

  5. These sound and look great. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be trying these. Soon!

  6. I’m going to have to try this! Homemade pancakes are the best and I’m always looking for new recipes. Love the whole grains and that it’s a make-ahead mix :)

  7. Great idea – especially on those mornings when you want a nice hot breakfast but can’t find the time to throw something together!

  8. Haha, I’m sort of the opposite. I am the biggest morning person, who loves making breakfast in the morning. This looks fantastic!

  9. I LOVE mornings haha but I would still keep this awesome recipe because looking at your pancakes has me swooning :)


  10. I am seeing DIY Christmas gifts with this recipe. Great add on for a breakfasted themed basket.

  11. This is an AWESOME IDEA. I`ve always wanted to do something like this, but never got around to actually doing it. LOL.

  12. What a neat idea! So much better than store bought.

  13. What a lovely idea!!

  14. YUM! i love the idea of having guests choose their own add-ins!

  15. What a lovely and inspired gift! I adore pancakes. Great photos.

  16. Brilliant idea! My folks are coming for Christmas and I’ve been more than a little frantic at the idea of feeding them (they’re INCREDIBLY picky) but I think you’ve sorted at least one meal for me :)

  17. There’s nothing better than pancakes! Love the idea for the holidays, and even for gifts.

  18. I LOVE that you’ve added whole grains…otherwise, I’m just ready for another breakfast an hour later! These look fantastic…and what a great idea to keep the mix handy :)