Best Pancake Mix

hi all
I have recently bought a pancake maker and was wondering what is the best pancake mix? my kids love McDonald's pancakes, so trying to find a similar pancake mix. Did tried the Coles one but wasn't much impresse
any suggestions?
thank you


  • Make your own? It's literally egg, milk, flour and sugar.

  • The Pancake Parlour Buttermilk Pancake Mix
    from Coles or Woolworths…

  • seriously? we make our own every time.
    1 cup of self raising flour
    1 cup of milk
    1 egg
    mix it
    it's that simple

    • There is no need for the egg. Try it.

      Add a teapoon of sugar if you want your pancakes a bit browner on the outside.

      • Why would you want to replace a egg with sugar? The egg is so much better for you.

        • They are two different tips.

          The egg doesn't need replacing with anything. People use eggs in pancakes because "I've always done it that way." There is no need.

    • Or 1 cup plain flour and 1.5 teaspoons baking powder if you don’t have any self raising.

  • McDonald's pancakes, so trying to find a similar pancake mix.

    Too easy

    3 cups of sugar
    A pinch of flour
    A drop of milk
    A bit of egg

    Combine, stir, cook. Enjoy.

  • 1 cup wholemeal SRF
    3 TBSP raw or white sugar
    1 egg
    2/3 cup almond milk
    1/4 tspn baking powder
    Small handful of choc chips

  • We use the Jamie Oliver 345 pancake recipe. 3 eggs, 4 ounces of flour, 5 ounces of milk. Pinch of salt, teaspoon on baking powder. Separate the egg white and whip them up before adding to the mixture, which makes them fluffy. Add in berries while they are cooking before flipping.

  • Forget the premix stuff. My recipe for fluffy pancakes:

    1 cup milk
    1 tbls vinegar
    1 tsp bi carb soda
    1 egg
    1 cup SR flour
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/3 cup sugar (vary depending on taste)
    And use real maple syrup to eat, not the maple flavoured syrup.



    300 g Milk
    2 eggs
    200 g Self Raising Flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    pinch of salt

    You don't need to put sugar in the mix but a little bit of vanilla essence won't hurt

  • Todd Wilbur's International House of Pancakes clone recipe is our favourite. Makes thick, fluffy, US-style pancakes. Easy to remember too - one, a quarter, one and a quarter:

    1 egg
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp bicarb soda

    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup canola oil

    1 1/4 cups plain flour
    1 1/4 cups buttermilk

    Whisk or blitz in a blender, done. You can also mix all the dry ingredients in a bag ahead of time then add the egg, oil and buttermilk when you feel like pancakes. Finally, if you double the recipe you can just tip in a 600ml carton of buttermilk, it's near enough (exactly right if you have 240ml US cups).

  • Trick question. Almost anything fried in butter served with maple syrup tastes pretty good. I once MacGyvered pancakes from sour cream and dessicated coconut and they were still good.

  • Pro tip - measure dry ingredients in bulk and store in jars with a bit of glad wrap - lasts months
    Make one batch or 4 of dry - almost same effort
    Then just put wet ingredients in jar and shake when needed - like store bought
    You can be 'lazy' 3 times out of 4

    • +1 vote

      What’s the purpose of glad wrap? Instead of the lid? Additional protection against moths? Genuine question

  • I had some awesome pancakes at a weekend away. this person added soda water (for the bubbles) and greek yogurt. It was good.

  • Maccas recipe is easy:

    Piece of cardboard
    Dash of water
    Pour some coke on top

  • What’s the advantage of a pancake maker over a frypan? Never knew they existed!

    • I have one as well. No flipping required. They cook on both sides at the same time.

  • Greens from Aldi. The Buttermilk one.

    • yeah it's not bad, often 'half price' at coles/woolies

      making your own mix is easy as, but convenience of the shaker bottles is pretty good too for lazy mornings

  • Love the Kodiak cake mix from Costco. I like fatter pancakes and the convenience of this one is great, so easy to remember. One cup of mix to either one cup of milk or water. Add one egg per cup of mix if you want but it's optional. Ingredients are really good and not very sweet at all. Add your own sweetener!

  • The best pancakes are no carb ones.

    225gm cheese mixed till soft, add 4eggs and mix in, add 2 tbsp psyllium husk and 1-2tsp coconut sugar (can also add a few drops of vanilla if you like).
    Mix all together and make yummy pancakes.

  • Any crepe recipes to recommend? I've tried with 1,1,1 plain flour, milk, egg, turn out quite rubbery and disappointing.

  • Home made mix amd many have suggested.
    Try a few and see which one works out best for you

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