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20 Best Baking Recipes Using Pancake Mix

Believe it or not, these recipes using pancake mix include more than just pancakes and waffles.

From pizza and cookies to fried Oreos, you’ll be amazed at what this stuff can do.

Homemade Pancakes with Blueberries and Honey
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Pancake mix is much more versatile than many people realize.

I mean, it’s essentially just flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Like Bisquick, it can be used as a shortcut for all kinds of yummy things.

So check out these recipes using pancake mix and see what you can whip up next. The possibilities are endless.

20 Easy Recipes with Pancake Mix to Try Today

1. Aunt Jemima Pancakes

Okay, so I wasn’t lying when I said you can do a ton of stuff with pancake mix. But how can I not start with the OG?

So yes, there will be a few pancake recipes on this list.

So if you’ve ever wondered how to make boxed pancakes better, I’ve got you covered.

I know! I know! You’re probably thinking, “Duh! Of course, you can make pancakes with pancake mix!” 

That’s why I’ve only included the very best pancake recipes here. And Aunt Jemima pancakes are easily at the top of that list.

They’re fluffy, light, and taste so good even without toppings. 

2. Funnel Cake Made With Pancake Mix

Funnel cakes are another tasty treat you can whip up with pancake mix.

These deep-fried delicacies aren’t super healthy. Still, you can’t beat them for an occasional indulgence.

And with this recipe, you can make one in just 25 minutes.

There’s no need to wait for the next county fair. Fry it, coat it in powdered sugar, and enjoy! 

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3. Perkins Pancake

Have you ever had a Perkins pancake? If so, then you know precisely how amazing they are.

If not, don’t worry; you can make these pillowy buttermilk pancakes at home today. 

You’ll need five simple ingredients and about 30 minutes. After that, you can enjoy one of the best pancakes you’ve ever had.

4. Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Pancakes are one of the undisputed breakfast champions. If you want to make them truly decadent, though, you’ll need to kick them up a notch.

That means adding homemade blueberry sauce and a creamy, dreamy cheesecake topping.

These are where breakfast ends and dessert begins.

Even so, put these on the breakfast table, and no one will complain.

5. Pancake Mix Donuts

Making homemade donuts seems so hard. For years, I never attempted them because they were so intimidating. 

If only I’d known then that using pancake mix was the key. (Of course, if I had known, I’d probably need several more notches on my belt!)

Seriously, though, you can make homemade donuts in just 15 minutes. And you’ll only need three – yes, three – ingredients.

(More if you want to add a glaze, chocolate, or toppings.)

These are simple enough that you could whip them up once or twice a week. Enjoy!

6. Pancake Mix Cookies 

Want the softest, most melt-in-your-mouth cookies possible? Use pancake mix.

These are the chewiest, tastiest chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever tried. Seriously, if these are in my house, consider them gone within the day. 

Plus, you can make them in one bowl in practically no time at all. I’m telling you guys, pancake mix is a lifesaver

7. Pancake Mix Muffins

Do you like dense, crumbly muffins? Or do you prefer them pillowy soft, and buttery?

If the latter is your muffin of choice, this is the recipe for you.

You won’t get the same hearty denseness with pancake mix muffins. However, the trade-off is a fluffy muffin that practically melts on your tongue. 

These are especially good with the addition of honey and cinnamon.

And if you like this speedy recipe, you’ll love these cake mix muffins!

8. Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Would you prefer a more savory breakfast option? These buttermilk biscuits are just the thing!

They’re another straightforward, three-ingredient recipe, and they’re soft, buttery, and scrumptious.

Serve them with sweet jam or jelly. Or go the savory route and pair them with garden-fresh tomatoes and gravy.

9. Pancake Mix Crepes

Crepes are super-thin pancakes. So, it shouldn’t surprise you that you can make quick and easy crepes with pancake mix.

What may surprise you, though, is that they only take four ingredients.

Yep. You can make these tender, perfectly foldable crepes with four everyday kitchen staples.

Do you have an egg on hand? How about pancake mix, milk, and vanilla? Then you have everything you need.

10. Monte Cristo Pancakes

Can’t choose between pancakes and a breakfast sandwich? Just have a combination of both.

That’s precisely what these insanely indulgent Monte Cristo pancakes are. 

You’ll stuff pancake layers with ham, cheese, and raspberry jam. It’s a sweet, savory breakfast delight you’ll swoon over.

So skip the Hardee’s line tomorrow morning and have these instead. 

11. Mexican Churros with 3 Ingredients

Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and smothered in cinnamon and sugar…does it get any better than that?

Can’t you just taste these delicious churros already?

Thankfully, you can easily make them with a handful of ingredients. No more buying the subpar frozen ones from Walmart. 

12. Blueberry Pancake Bundt Cake

This blueberry bundt cake is as elegant and lovely as it is tasty.

Light, spongy, and the ideal mixture of sweet and tart, this cake is incredibly moist, and the blueberries are downright juicy. 

Top it off with a sticky-sweet powdered sugar glaze for the perfect finishing touch. 

Enjoy it on a lazy summer day, or make it for more formal occasions. It’s terrific either way.

13. Pancake Mix Donuts

Here’s another phenomenal recipe for pancake mix donuts.

But instead of chocolate glaze, these feature a rich, warm maple syrup flavor.

Top them with glaze or enjoy them plain. Either way, they’re the ideal fall treat.

Best of all, you can have them ready in 15 minutes or less. 

14. Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are some of my all-time favorites. They have the most naturally sweet buttery taste and fill you up for hours. 

There are plenty of pancakes that don’t need syrup to taste good. But, of course, I usually drown them anyway, because why not?!

These banana pancakes are the exception. The only thing I top them with is more sliced bananas.

Syrup takes away from their already perfect flavor. That said, if you want to be extra, a little caramel never hurt.

15. Maple Coffee Cake (With Cinnamon Crumble Topping!)

This dense, crumbly coffee cake makes a delightful brunch dessert. It looks lovely and is much more tender than coffee cake usually is. 

It also features a delightful cinnamon and brown sugar streusel topping.

Pair it with tea or coffee, or enjoy it with a big glass of milk. It goes down smoothly no matter what.

16. Sheet Pan Pancakes from a Mix

I’ll be honest; I don’t love how sheet pan pancakes look.

I don’t know why. I guess there’s just something about square pancakes that upsets my sense of the world.

Fortunately, they taste so spectacular that I can overlook their appearance. Heck, for something this good, I can always close my eyes. 

These soft, chewy pancakes are full of flavor. They’re fruity, sweet, and supremely chocolatey.

At least, they are the way I make them.

Instead of coconut and honey, I opt for chocolate, maple syrup, and berries. It’s a phenomenal combination. 

17. Fried Oreos

Fried Oreos are a sugar high waiting to happen. Even so, I can’t get enough of these warm, tender bites of heaven.

Give this recipe a try if you want an easy-to-make, easy-to-serve decadent dessert that the grown-ups will love as much as the kids.

Make sure you dust them in powdered sugar and serve them with sweet dipping sauces. Yum!

18. Pancake Breakfast Pizza

This healthy, hearty breakfast pizza features all your favorite morning staples: fluffy eggs, gooey cheese, and crispy bacon. 

It all comes on a delectable pancake mix crust, topped with sweet maple syrup.

It’s a sweet-n-savory morning treat the whole family will love. 

19. Mixed Vegetable Skillet Pot Pie with Pancake Crust

Vegetable pot pie is a comforting, down-home meal that’s hard not to love. Unfortunately, making it from scratch can be time-consuming. 

Unless you make it with pancake mix, of course!

It’ll still take about 45 minutes before it’s ready. However, only 15-20 minutes of that time is hands-on prep work.

Everything else happens in the oven. 

It’s the easiest way to make pot pie, and the result is just as tasty as any warm, buttery pot pie you’ve ever tried.

20. McGriddle Recipe – McDonald’s Copycat

Are you a McGriddle addict?

Hey, there’s no shame in it. I’m a pretty big fan of these pancake breakfast sandwiches myself. 

Unfortunately, eating at Mickey D’s every day can get expensive. That’s why you should use this recipe to whip up McGriddles at home. 

They taste just like the real thing at a fraction of the cost.

They aren’t hard to make, either. You’ll need just five ingredients, plus salt and pepper.

So ditch the drive-thru and enjoy these instead.

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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