Pancakes — The Original Recipe

Average Rating 5 from 8 ratings

The original Pamela’s pancake recipe — still hands down the family favorite for breakfast! Made with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix.


Yield: about six 4-inch pancakes




Preheat griddle over medium-low (350°F) and lightly oil. Mix all ingredients together until there are no lumps. Batter should be pourable, but not too thin. Add more water or mix as needed. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form and edges start to dull. Flip once. When cooked through, remove and serve immediately with fresh butter and real maple syrup.


Extra pancakes can be cooked, cooled, wrapped in plastic, and frozen. To reheat, remove plastic. Wrap stack of pancakes in a paper towel and microwave until hot, about one minute, 15 to 20 seconds for one pancake.


Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of raw batter after you have poured it out onto the pan, but before you flip to cook the second side. Add a few more on top!

Chocolate & Cinnamon Pancakes: Add mini chocolate chips and cinnamon to the batter and sprinkle a little extra on top.

Chocolate & Orange Pancakes: Add mini chocolate chips and orange zest or juice to the batter.

Blueberry Pancakes: Add blueberries on top of raw batter after you have poured it out onto the pan, but before you flip to cook the second side. Add a few more on top!

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30 Reviews or Comments for Pancakes — The Original Recipe

  1. Henrik September 27, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    can i make pancakes out of the bread mix?

    • gabi August 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

      we made them with bread mix by mistake and they were awesome! Just add a little bit o baking soda 🙂

  2. Pamelas Customer Service September 29, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Henrik –
    While it can be done, the only recipe we have for Pancakes with the Bread mix is non-Dairy:

  3. Michele December 23, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    Hi there and thank you!

    I got a sample of these from the Expo in Toronto and have been saving to try them for just the right time, which was yesterday – WOW what a delight; they are the BEST ever. I threw some bananas and blueberries in too and the batter held just fine.

    Where can I buy more of the GF pancakes in Toronto?

    Happy Holidays!


  4. Delecia January 1, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    I really do love using Pamela’s Baking Mix for pancakes. I substitute 1/2 the water with milk and add vanilla. Unfortunately, I have found that I can not tolerate almonds and that is the main flour used in this mix. Oh, how I love the subtle crunch in these pancakes. Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend this baking mix for pancakes, muffins, and various desserts. Love it!

    Recipe Rating: 5
    • Julia September 22, 2018 at 8:08 am #

      Can I use bread mix

      • Pamelas Customer Service September 24, 2018 at 10:21 am #

        Hi Julia,
        This recipe is meant for our Baking & Pancake Mix. We do have a recipe for pancakes made with our Bread Mix. You can find it here.

  5. Margie January 19, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Made the recipe as above, but pancakes were a little thin, and a little too savory for us. Made a second batch and substituted 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk + 1/4 cup water for the water, and omitted the oil completely. Success! A much more satisfying pancake for us. We will add a tsp. of sugar the next time we make them.

    Recipe Rating: 4
  6. Bob January 31, 2015 at 5:33 am #

    I made your pam-cakes and found them to be really good! However, in my efforts to assure there were no lumps I whisked the mixed batter. Though the pam-cakes were very tasty, they were thin. So, how do you get the lumps out without whisking and still ?

    I want to do the waffles, but have the same concerns.

    • Pamelas Customer Service February 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

      HI Bob –
      This recipe tends to make thinner pancakes. If you would like thicker pancakes add a little more mix until you reach your desired consistency.
      I hope this is helpful.
      Denise, Customer Service

  7. M.E. Reed February 15, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    Our family enjoys pam-cakes at least once a week. Thanks for a great product and an easy recipe.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  8. cookie March 1, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    i make these with egg replacer. my favorite gf eggf pancake mix!

    • Yessenia March 17, 2015 at 6:46 am #

      I would like to know too. Eggless Pam cakes?

  9. Elizabeth Caldwell-Bissell May 6, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    Hi, I add less water. The first time I made these the batter was so runny there was no way I could cook them. I added more mix but then had enough to feed 6 instead of 2. I now use half the water and check the consistency, if it needs more I put more in a little at a time. The egg size matters too.

    I love Pamela’s products and encouraged Swanson Health Products to carry this mix. Now I’m trying to get them to carry the 4lb one. This mix is a staple in our diets. Thank you.

  10. Andrea August 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    My non gluten-free family prefers Pam-cakes to all other pancakes =)

    Recipe Rating: 5
  11. Fayrus D September 5, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Hi, I love this pancake mix but I want to add protein powder to get my protein after a workout. Can you suggest how can I achieve that?? Thanks

    Recipe Rating: 5
  12. Janine November 29, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    We love these pancakes!! We’ve been making these for years. We love to add a little vanilla and almond extract 🙂

  13. Mollie December 16, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    I love pancakes. So when I switched to a gluten free diet, I was mourning the loss of my favorite Saturday morning treat. Now, I use Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix and am thrilled with the results. Even my husband likes them, and he’s quite the pancake snob. Thank you, Pamela!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  14. Charlotte April 7, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    Love these pancakes. We omit the oil. Pancakes are awesome! Throw in some choc chips, bananas, blue berries or anything else. Yum

  15. George S. July 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    I stopped measuring and just put in the amount of mix I think I need, add the egg, use some of the oil, and then put in water until I get the correct consistency (i.e. thinner sometimes, or thicker when I add blueberries or bananas). I have given up on any other pancake mix and I am a pancake snub.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  16. Lisa James November 12, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    How can I make the pancakes with pumpkin? Should I just add pumpkin spice if so how much?

    • Pamelas Customer Service November 14, 2016 at 9:31 am #

      Hi Lisa,
      Here is a Pumpkin Pancake recipe using our Baking & Pancake mix: Pumpkin Pancakes

  17. Ken December 29, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Want to make the buttermilk recipe that Margie provided in her comments. Been looking for a Pam buttermilk pancake recipe. Thanks

  18. Kay March 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    Made the pam-cakes for the first time tonight for supper. Husband who is not GF loved them. I added blueberries to mine. Loved the flavor, as well. My problem however was that they stuck to my griddle horrible. It is an old electric one that is not non-stick, but I have melted coconut oil on it & used it successfully for pancakes for many years. I finally had to switch to a non-stick skillet and make them one at a time, which was quite tedious. I did put the oil in the batter. Any suggestions, as I would like to make them again and use the griddle.

    Recipe Rating: 4
    • Lisa dR March 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

      Kay, I have used this mix for several years and have not experienced any sticking. I have made pancakes and waffles.

  19. Eduardo Andres Urrego June 4, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    We tried the recipe but it seemed like they were not fully cooked in the middle. Is that how they are suppose to be? We were suppose to mix the oil in the batter right?

    • Pamelas Customer Service June 11, 2017 at 8:31 am #

      Hello Eduardo,
      Make sure that your griddle is hot enough. Yes, you mix all the ingredients together. This is our most popular product and recipe – please try again! The inside should be fluffy and cooked through.

  20. Cherilyn September 24, 2017 at 8:21 am #


    Is there a way to incorporate pumpkin puree to the Pamela pancakes?

    I’d love to give a different variations of your great pancake mix!



    • Pamelas Customer Service September 25, 2017 at 8:50 am #

      Hi Cherilyn,
      Try this recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes

  21. Joanna March 7, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    I have made these pancakes for years, following the recipe above and they never look as fluffy as those pictured. Any ideas on why mine stay flat? Thanks.

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