The 10 Best Pancake Mixes

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in June of 2018. No matter how sleepy or grumpy you are in the mornings, the smell of pancakes in the kitchen has a way of perking anyone up. For many of us, enjoying fluffy flapjacks on a Saturday was a childhood tradition. We found a variety of mixes to tempt your taste buds, and have even included a few that, if not exactly healthy, are at least conscious of today's more varied needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Classic

2. Quaker Aunt Jemima Buttermilk

3. Simple Mills Almond Flour

Editor's Notes

May 14, 2020:

Pancakes are a luxury most of us often only indulge in when we go out to breakfast, but with one of these mixes, there is no reason we can't make those fluffy treats at home. They only take a few minutes to mix, and some, like Quaker Aunt Jemima Buttermilk, Kodiak Power Cakes Buttermilk, FlapJacked Protein, Birch Benders Organic Classic, and ProtiDiet Natural, only require the addition of water, so you'll always have the necessary ingredients on hand.

If you want something that reminds of your childhood, before worries about sugar, gluten, and carbs was an issue, there are few better and more classic choices than Quaker Aunt Jemima Buttermilk and Betty Crocker Bisquick All Purpose. The latter is a very versatile option that can also be used to make bread, biscuits, dumplings, and more. The Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Classic is another one that is big on flavor. Thanks to the use of malted flour, it has a pleasant sweetness to it, though one that isn't overpowering, and an aroma that fills the house.

If you aren't willing to throw health concerns, and your waist line, completely out the window, yet still want something sensible that doesn't feel like you are sacrificing on flavor, you may be better off considering Simple Mills Almond Flour and Bob's Red Mill Stone Ground. Both of these produce pancakes with a light and fluffy texture, and a taste that, if not the classic one of your childhood or your IHOP favorites, is certain to be a crowd pleaser around the family table.

Those who want to satisfy their craving for carbs, but also need a protein-packed meal to keep them full for a long time and help them meet their fitness goals will want to look to Kodiak Power Cakes Buttermilk and FlapJacked Protein. With 14 and 20 grams of protein per serving, respectively, they can help you build or maintain your muscle and are an ideal pre-workout breakfast. Impressively, these two options don't seem to have sacrificed much in the taste or texture department to achieve this healthy profile. ProtiDiet Natural is another option that is high in protein, and it is certainly very convenient, since it comes in single-serving pouches and only requires the addition of water. Unfortunately, many may find it is a bit too gummy and also somewhat lacking in flavor.

Whichever one you choose, you should probably pick up a waffle maker too, as almost all of the mixes here are just as suitable for making these fluffy and crispy treats.

Special Honors

King Arthur Flour Blueberry Sour Cream Pancake Mix A scrumptious mix that will please both the kids and adults at the table, King Arthur Flour Blueberry Sour Cream is easy to make and will satisfy that comfort food craving. It is made with non-GMO ingredients and is also suitable for those keeping kosher.

Sur La Table Blueberry and Lemon Pancake Mix Bringing together the tart citrus of lemons and sweetness of blueberries, this offering from Sur La Table boasts a bold flavor that makes it just as good plain as covered with syrup and powdered sugar. While the taste is something to write home about, if you prefer really fluffy pancakes, you may want to look elsewhere.

4. Bob's Red Mill Stone Ground

5. Kodiak Power Cakes Buttermilk

6. Betty Crocker Bisquick All Purpose

7. FlapJacked Protein

8. Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free

9. Birch Benders Organic Classic

10. ProtiDiet Natural

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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