A budget-friendly way to keep an easy gluten-free pancake mix ready and waiting for weekend mornings! Gluten free homemade bulk pancake mix is flexible and makes fluffy pancakes! Make as many homemade pancakes as you need when you want them for your whole family.
The goal was to find an economical, convenient way to enjoy gluten-free pancakes without spending our grocery budget on expensive premixed pancake mix. We loved having the convenience of a pre-made mix and the flexibility to make as many or as few pancakes as needed, but was not a fan of the price of that tiny bag. We did a little math, and a lot of pancake testing, and have developed the perfect gluten free pancake mix for pancake lovers!
- Gluten Free Flour We I tested this recipe with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten free flour, the blue bag. This gluten-free flour blend is hands down our favorite option.
- White Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Powdered Buttermilk - We love Hooiser Hill brand. It has one ingredient and tastes delicious! It doesn't require refrigeration or freezer space. We get it from Amazon.
- Butter Powder - Using butter powder simplifies the wet ingredients. It eliminates the step of melting the butter and allowing it to cool so it doesn’t scramble the eggs. Again our favorite is Hooiser Hill brand, from Amazon.
See the recipe card for the exact measurements and complete instructions. Selected ingredients are based on current serving sizes measured by the Monash App at the time of publishing. As always, follow your gut and modify as needed.Jump to Recipe
Measure out all the dry ingredients.
Grab your largest mixing bowl.
Measure 1 ½ cups of dry ingredients and pour them into the container. This leaves enough room to add the water and egg. Otherwise, use one large container and measure the pancake mix as needed.
Label your container or Ziploc bag with the recipe directions. Gluten Free Homemade Pancake Mix printable is available! Lamination is optional, but so much fun!
Gluten Free Homemade Bulk Pancake Mix
- Mason Jars
- Large Mixing Bowl
Bulk Pancake Mix
- 8 cups Gluten Free Flour
- 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
- ¼ cup Baking Powder
- 2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cup Buttermilk Powder
- ½ cup Butter Powder
How to Make 12 Pancakes
- 1 ½ cup Pancake Mix
- 1 cup Water
- 1 Egg
How to Make 24 Pancakes
- 3 cups Pancake Mix
- 2 cups Water
- 2 Eggs
To Make Bulk Pancake Mix:
- In your largest mixing bowl, add the gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk powder and butter powder.
- Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
- Place bulk pancake mix in one large container to measure as needed or place desired amount in individual mason jars or Ziplock bag.
To Make Pancakes:
- In a small bowl, beat the egg(s). Add the room temperature water.
- In a large mixing bowl or a large mason jar, add the egg mixture to the measured pancake mix depending on how many pancakes you need. Whisk until all the pancake mix is incorporated with the egg mixture. It is ok if a few lumps remain.
- Allow the pancake batter to rest for ten minutes.
- Grease your griddle, Blackstone, or pan with butter. Pour pancake batter into four inch pancakes. Flip the pancakes when there is air bubbles and the edges begin to cook and look almost dry. Cook the otherside until it is golden brown in color.
- Once the pancake is done cooking, remove from the heat and place on a platter. Serve immediately with your favorite topping. Options include blueberry syrup, fresh berries, banana, peanut butter or the classic maple syrup.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and eat within a day.
- Waffles- This recipe also makes a great homemade waffle mix! The only change to the cooking instructions would be to use a waffle iron versus a griddle pan. We love our Beigum waffle maker. We made so many crispy waffles on the first one we got as a bridal shower gift. We had to buy a new one!
- Mix-Ins - Add mini chocolate chips, or blueberries, to the top of the pancake while cooking on the pan before you flip it.
- Not Gluten-Free?- Sub out the gluten free flour for your favorite all-purpose flour!
- Dairy-Free Milk? Want to sub out the milk for a dairy free option? Skip the buttermilk powder, and use your favorite dairy free milk in place of the water.
Low FODMAP Notes
You have a few modification options if you are on a low FODMAP diet and cannot tolerate lactose. Skip the buttermilk powder altogether and replace the water with lactose-free milk. Another option is to create your own lactose-free buttermilk. To create lactose-free buttermilk, add 1 cup of lactose-free milk and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice. Use this recipe instead of water in the bulk pancake mix. You will get all the flavor without the lactose! If you can tolerate small amounts of lactose, Monash University has found moderate amounts of lactose in ¼ cup or 70 grams of buttermilk. As always listen to your gut and modify as needed.
The type of buttermilk powder you use will depend on your storage options. Hoosier Hill buttermilk powder does not recommend refrigeration or freezer storage for their buttermilk powder. Hoosier Hill also has one ingredient listed: Buttermilk Solids. We also tried Saco buttermilk powder from the grocery store. The ingredients listed for Saco are Cultured Blend of Sweet Cream Churned Buttermilk, Sweet Diary Whey, and Lactic Acid. Saco recommends refrigeration after opening. Depending on which type of buttermilk powder you use will determine your storage options.
Since we used Hoosier Hill buttermilk powder, we will store the gluten free homemade bulk pancake mix in a cool dry place in my pantry. We like to store it in airtight mason jars. Another option would be storage bags. This easy homemade pancake mix recipe will last up to six months. Print this handy printable to adhere to your storage container or ziplock bag. You will want to include the wet ingredient amounts in your bulk mix.
Yes, you can, but you will miss out on so much flavor. If you skip the buttermilk powder, replace the water in the recipe with milk or buttermilk. Another option is to make your own homemade buttermilk. Add a Tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and stir. This will create sour milk that will mimic the flavor of buttermilk if you do not have buttermilk powder or actual buttermilk.
Yes! If you do not need a gluten free option for bulk pancake mix, feel free to replace the gluten free flour with your favorite all-purpose flour.
Serve these perfect pancakes with an egg bake, cheesy potatoes, and a side of gluten free breakfast sausage or cottage bacon! All great options for a hot breakfast. Need additional pancake options in your life? Try Swedish pancakes or Swedish Oven pancakes if you are short on time. Both are also gluten free and a perfect way to enjoy delicious pancakes!
Topping Ideas: Blueberry syrup, maple syrup, fresh fruit like berries or bananas, peanut butter, Nutella, or applesauce.
On The Go
Making pancakes while on a camping trip is a time-honored tradition. We are firm believers that all food tastes better when camping. Creating a gluten free pancake mix that we could easily make while camping was a must when developing this recipe. Why should all the gluten eating folks get convenience foods? Use a big enough mason jar to add your pancake mix, water, and egg all in the jar and shake it to mix it. There are no extra dishes to wash, measuring cups, or melting butter. Convenient AND gluten-free!