Making your own pancake mix is easy with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Try a fun twist with this Funfetti Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix. It's the perfect breakfast for kids or adults.
The most asked for breakfast in our house is pancakes.
But mixing ingredients and cooking on a hot griddle first thing in the morning can be dangerous for those of us that are morning challenged. Anyone else out there like that? Trust me. It's a real thing.
My eyes don't open and see very well too early in the morning. Believe me, I struggle being awake to do these crazy workouts, but at least those don't involve a hot stove.
I do love my kiddos though, so I have solved the pancake dilemma by making batches of pancakes before I go to bed at night. Night owls have no problem cooking a few batches of pancakes that late at night.
The pancakes get laid on a parchment lined tray in the freezer for 30 minutes, then into a ziplock bag they go. Perfect for popping into the toaster or microwave the next time someone is craving a stack.
Since we were going through pancake mix, I decided to make a homemade baking mix that I could have in a hurry. Flour, baking powder, salt, shortening, and a little sugar is all you need for the base.
Now my kids are spoiled because I usually always add sprinkles and chocolate chips to our homemade pancake mix. That is totally optional, but you might be an alien if you leave them out. Just sayin.
How to make Funfetti Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix:
- Stir together baking mix, sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips. (full recipe at bottom of post)
- Store in a sealed container or jar in the fridge for up to 4 months.
- Mix with eggs, milk, and melted butter and cook on a heated skillet to make homemade pancakes.
This mix is also great to put in a jar with a cute tag to hand out as a gift. Top the jar with a cupcake liner and some twine. Wrap washi tape around the bottom of the jar, then tie on one of these free printable Funfetti Chocolate Chip Pancake tags.
These are so easy, even morning challenged people could handle them. I did say "could handle them", let's not get too crazy. I'm pretty sure I'm still sticking to my pancake routine at night. But at least now my pancakes are free of preservatives and crazy things I can't pronounce.
I prepared this pancake mix for a white elephant gift exchange tonight and also used your idea for the packaging, thanks for the idea and Merry Christmas!
So so yummy I am sure i seriously need this.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
These look PERFECT!
Thanks, girl! 😉
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
Ugh, workouts are the only thing I should be allowed to do in the mornings too! At least I don't need much brain power for those... And if I could have cute pancakes like these already done and in the freezer to eat afterwards, it'd be a dream come true! Pinned!
This is so much fun! Love this!!!
amanda @ fake ginger
I'm a horrible morning cook, too. My kids are lucky if I manage to put cereal AND milk in their bowls. This mix sounds delicious and I bet my husband could figure out how to make pancakes with it. Right?
Haha, yes he could!! 😉 Thanks Amanda!
These are just so much fun! Love, love, love! I wouldn't mind being on the receiving end of this perfect hostess gift!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
Totally morning challenged here! What a terrific idea! I need to freeze some of these yummy pancakes 🙂
Thanks Julie! 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
Those look soooo yummy! What a fun and delicious recipe 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
I'm a fool for funfetti! This is the perfect birthday or Christmas morning treat <3
Thanks! I'm crazy for funfetti, too! 😉
That is such a neat idea for a gift! The pancakes look so great too!
Jocelyn this is SO fun! and perfect for a fun holiday break breakfast
Thanks Heather! 🙂
Oh yeah! I so wanna make these!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Funfetti is one of my favorite flavors, so this pancake mix is sure to be a winner! I love your idea of gifting it for the holidays! Such a fun treat! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Gayle! 🙂
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
It takes me a while to fully wake up also. I feel like a horrible host when family comes to stay because I never cook breakfast. i just want to be left alone with my coffee for an hour or two, lol. I'll send everyone home with a jar of this mix.
We are totally twinsies on that! 😉
I don't know WHAT it is about sprinkles, but they make EVERYTHING look so flipping tasty!
I agree!! I puffy heart love sprinkles! 😉
This is the cutest gift jar! It would be perfect for kids who love to bake and be in the kitchen!
So fun and festive! You make the cutest gifts, do I even want to know how many rolls of washi tape you have? Hahha!!
No, you don't!! 😉 Thanks girl!