Pancakes are quick and simple to make, using ingredients likely found in your kitchen. If you are short on time, however, or are missing a vital ingredient such as flour or eggs, a ready made pancake mix can make the process even easier. Whether you favor a homemade pancake mix or a store-bought version, adding sugar to the mix will make the pancakes sweeter. Vanilla and fruit also can be added for extra flavor.

Things You'll Need

Homemade Pancake Mix

Add 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt in a bowl. Mix them together to form the base for your pancake mix.

Measure 2 tbsp. of sugar out of the packet.

Add the sugar to the bowl and mix well.

Continue following your pancake recipe.

Store-Bought Pancake Mix

Put your pancake mix in a bowl.

Add 1/4 cup of granulated sugar

Follow the directions on the pancake mix packet to continue making your pancakes.


  • For additional flavor, add 1 tsp. vanilla when you add milk, eggs and vegetable oil to your pancake mix.

  • Sprinkle your fruit, such as mixed berries, on top of your pancake mix just after you have poured it into your hot frying pan.

  • Add a sprinkle of sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice to your finished pancakes for additional flavor.