This Aunt Jemima pancake recipe is a quick and easy way to make delicious pancakes at home. The fluffy pancake mixture contains few ingredients and is perfect for breakfast or lunch with your favorite topping!
⭐ Why this recipe works
Aunt Jemima's pancake recipe (now rebranded as Pearl Milling Company) is a premade pancake mixture found in most grocery stores, and it's so easy to make delicious pancakes for the family in the morning or for lunch uses their mixes.
There are many varieties of Aunt Jemima pancake mixes, from Aunt Jemima's complete buttermilk pancake mix to their waffle mix and more - and they are budget-friendly, which is always a good thing for keeping the shopping bill to a minimum.
You only need a few extra household ingredients of vanilla, eggs, oil, milk, and sugar to create wonderful fluffy and light homemade pancakes that everyone will love.
The light texture of the pancakes combined with the sweet flavor makes for the best pancakes, and when topped with maple syrup and fresh berries, they are truly irresistible.
With just one pancake mixture, you can make enough pancakes to feed a large family, and all you need is a frying pan, making washing up a breeze! Plus,
If you're looking for a delicious breakfast that any home cook can whip up in a hurry, Aunt Jemima pancakes are the perfect way to start the day. Plus, the recipe is versatile and can be made savory or sweet.
🍽 Key ingredients
All you need to make these fluffy Aunt Jemima pancakes is a package of Aunt Jemima pancake mix and a few basic pantry ingredients.
Pancake mixture - Buy Aunt Jemima pancake mix. You can find it in any grocery store for a few dollars.
Milk - You can any milk for this recipe.
Sugar - Use white granulated sugar.
Oil - The vegetable oil keeps the pancakes nice and moist during cooking.
Eggs - Eggs are an important ingredient for making any pancakes as they add structure and bind the ingredients together.
Vanilla extract - This is optional but adds a lovely flavor to the pancakes.
- Aunt Jemima maple syrup
- fresh berries
- Butter on top
Instead of using normal milk, you could substitute it for buttermilk or almond milk if you are lactose intolerant.
🔪 How to make
Learning how to make pancakes with pancake mix like Aunt Jemima is the best for making perfectly fluffy and light pancakes. To make these easy pancakes, simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, pour a little bit of the batter into a hot frying pan, then repeat.
Sift the pancake mix into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
Form a well in the dry ingredients and add eggs, oil, vanilla extract, and milk.
Use a whisk to stir the ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Heat a pan or griddle over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or melt a little butter over the surface.
Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the warm griddle or pan and cook for 1 minute until bubbles start to appear on the surface. Use a spatula to flip the pancake and cook for a further minute or two until golden brown.
Repeat this step until all the batter is used, and serve warm with a knob of butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fresh berries,
💭 Cooking tips
Don't overwork the batter
It is important not to overwork the batter if you want light and fluffy pancakes. Over mixing the batter will make your pancakes slightly dense, and air bubbles will not form during cooking which keeps them airy and light.
Keeping the pancakes warm
If you're doubling the recipe, you may want to keep the first batch of pancakes warm while cooking the rest. The best way to do this is to preheat an oven to 100 degrees Fahrenheit and place the pancakes in between parchment paper stacked on a baking sheet. This will keep them warm without sticking together.
Cooking the pancakes evenly
Use a measuring cup to pour the batter onto the griddle so that all the pancakes are the same size.
📖 Pancakes recipe variations
Aunt Jemima pancakes are perfect for adding in some colorful and flavorful ingredients. Try some of these tasty creations using the same Aunt Jemima pancake recipe.
Add 1 cup of fresh blueberries to the pancake batter. Blueberries are sweet and create delicious pancakes.
Chocolate chip pancakes
Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the pancake batter. You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips.
Add 2 mashed bananas to the pancake batter. Use the ripest bananas you can find as they will mash easier, and the riper they are, the sweeter they become.
🥗 What to serve with
Aunt Jemima pancake recipe is the best for making perfectly fluffy and light pancakes. They are absolutely delicious served with maple syrup and fresh berries, but if you need something extra on the table, take a look at these easy delicious recipes.
Bacon is one of my favorite things to add with sweet or savory breakfasts, and it can be in many ways, from oven-baked, microwaved, pan-fried, or even candied style bacon for a sweet caramelized topping for your pancakes.
Nothing beats baked eggs in avocado halves. It's the perfect light breakfast that's easy to make and has lots of protein and goodness - and pairs wonderfully with fluffy pancakes.
Pair your pancakes with a slice of quiche for a well-rounded meal. This spinach, feta, and bell pepper quiche is delicious and contains lots of veggies for a healthy start to your day.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
Can I make these pancakes ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the pancakes ahead of time and reheat them when you're ready to eat. Just place them on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 100 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes until warmed through.
How to cook Aunt Jemima pancakes in a waffle iron?
If you cant to try something different, you can cook the pancakes in a waffle iron. Just follow the same instructions as above, but pour the batter into a lightly greased waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Replicating Aunt Jemima original pancake mix
If you don't have a mixture package on hand, you can replicate the mix by mixing 2 cups of all-purpose flour with half a teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, a teaspoon of sugar, and half a teaspoon of salt.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
Aunt Jemima pancakes are perfect for storing in the fridge or freezer and reheating to eat later on.
Fridge - Store in an airtight container or wrap each pancake individually in cling film and place in a container. They will last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Freezer - to freeze pancakes, stack the pancakes between sheets of parchment paper and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Reheating - Reheat the pancakes in a preheated oven at 100 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes until warmed through. You can also reheat them in the microwave, but be careful not to overcook them, or they will become dry.
🍳 Related Recipes
If you like this aunt jemina pancake recipe you should try one of my breakfast recipes. Including my fluffy and easy sour cream pancakes with homemade blueberry sauce!
👪 Serving size
This Aunt Jemima pancake recipe will give you 15 pancakes, which are enough to feed a family of 5 if everyone has 3 pancakes each. The recipe is easy to scale if you plan on having more guests or for storage purposes to eat the following day.
Pancakes are a delicious breakfast option that everyone will enjoy. Aunt Jemima's pancakes are especially good because they are light and fluffy with a delicate vanilla flavor. Once you try them, you will be making them at least once a week!
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Aunt Jemima Pancake Recipe
- 2 cups aunt Jemima pancake mix
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Sift pancake mix into a bowl. Stir in sugar.
- Form a well in the dry ingredients and add eggs, oil, vanilla extract and milk in the well.
- Using a whisk, stir together the ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
- Heat a pan or griddle over medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or melt a little butter over the surface.
- Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the warm griddle or pan. When bubbles start to appear, use a spatula to flip the pancake. cook 1-2 minutes more or until golden brown.
- Serve warm with toppings