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Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix

Waking up to a plate of warm, fluffy pancakes is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Today, we’re bringing the comfort of your favorite breakfast to your own kitchen with our Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix. Enjoy plain or tweak it to add mix ins like we did with our Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes.


I had to figure out a pancake recipe Cracker Barrel style on my own. By mixing all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a dash of cinnamon with melted butter gave a richness to the batter, resulting in a pancake stack that’s as tender as they are flavorful. Pair these beauties with a side of bacon or fresh fruits, and you’re in for a breakfast that’s both wholesome and utterly satisfying. (affiliate links present)

Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix

Diving into the world of copycat recipes is an exciting adventure, and this Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes has brought us one step closer to recreating the magic of a restaurant breakfast right at home. It’s wonderful to see how simple pantry ingredients come together to form something so delightful and reminiscent of our favorite breakfast spot.

As you’re whisking the ingredients together, you’ll find joy in the anticipation of that first bite of a fluffy pancake, knowing you’ve crafted it from scratch. Keep this mix handy in your kitchen, and you’re always just a quick stir and sizzle away from a comforting, homemade Cracker Barrel breakfast.

It’s perfect as a stack for lazy weekend mornings, cut it in 1/4 to make pancake in a mug, or even a fun breakfast for dinner night!

Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix

How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix

Just like Cracker Barrel, our pancake mix uses simple, familiar ingredients. It’s quite simple – all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and melted butter. Add in an egg for structure and buttermilk for a tangy counterpoint to the sweet batter.

What sets this pancake mix from scratch apart is its heartwarming simplicity, coupled with the joy of making something so tasty from scratch.

Cracker Barrel Buttermilk Pancakes

These Cracker barrel pancakes is as simple as it gets. Start by combining your dry ingredients. That’s your flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon for a touch of warmth. In a separate bowl, mix together your wet ingredients – the egg, melted butter, and buttermilk.

Once you’ve got your mixtures ready, it’s time to combine them. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. You’re aiming for a thick, lumpy batter – that’s your secret to super fluffy pancakes! Allow the batter to rest for a bit. This allows the flour to hydrate fully, resulting in a tender crumb.

Homemade Pancake Mix Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar

If you only wanted to store the dry ingredients in baggies for later and add the wet later you could. Then to make the batter you’d need buttermilk, egg and melted butter later. For a sweeter flourless version try our Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe too.

Easy Homemade Pancake Mix

Gluten-Free Cracker Barrel Pancakes

Yes, you absolutely can teak this for everyone to enjoy! Simply replace the all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten free flour. Remember to check that your baking powder and baking soda are also safe. Now, you can enjoy these tender, fluffy pancakes without worry.

And remember, if you use wheat flour, it’s going to be a heavier mix than with white. It’ll definitely change how much buttermilk you need to add. It’ll also change the nutrient in a serving and nutritional information. So if you’re concerned about that, be sure to check your own product details.

If you find your batter too thin, don’t hesitate to add a little more flour. If it’s too thick, a cup of milk will thin it out nicely. Adding chocolate chips into the mix right before cooking adds a delightful surprise to every bite! The overall result between the two will be the fluff, these will be a bit flatter as you can see here, just FYI.

How to Make Homemade Pancake Mix

Can You Use Pancake Mix for Waffles

Now, if you’re more of a waffle person, this Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix can also be used to make waffles! In fact, buttermilk pancakes and waffles share very similar batter bases, with the only significant difference being the cooking method.

For waffles, you’ll want to make sure your pancake batter is a little thicker, as it needs to hold its shape in the waffle iron. A few additional tweaks, like a touch more sugar for caramelization and an extra dollop of melted butter for a crispier exterior, could enhance your waffles. Be sure to consult your waffle iron’s manual for specifics on cook time and temperature settings.

If you need more info on making waffles, check this post for How to Make Homemade Waffle for all the details.

Homemade Waffle

Recipes with Pancake Mix

With our versatile Pancake Mix at your disposal, a world of culinary possibilities opens up! This mix isn’t only for breakfast; it can also form the base for a variety of treats. And it is so much better than box mix – though these Bisquick Air Fryer Pancakes are still pretty amazing!

Try making fluffy pancake muffins, simply by adding the batter to muffin tins and baking until golden. Or turn them into mini pancake bites, perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast. And why not try your hand at some pancake mix cookies? With a dash of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of chocolate chips, you’ve got yourself a delightful little snack.

Moreover, this mix can serve as a base for savory delights too. Add some chopped herbs and cheese into the mix and voila, you’ve got savory pancake bites. Top them with a dollop of sour cream and some chives for a satisfying snack or appetizer.

Remember, whether you make sweet or savory pancake mix muffins, the possibilities are endless when you start with a good mix. You could even have a variety! Just change the amount per serving for each of the mix ins and enjoy a lot of different kinds of pancakes.

mini pancakes

Cracker Barrel Pancakes

This Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancake Recipe Mix allows you to bring a taste of the beloved breakfast spot right into your own kitchen. With the aid of simple ingredients and easy steps, you’re well on your way to a fluffy stack of pancakes in a pan, or pancakes in the oven too.

Moreover, with this versatile mix, you can venture beyond pancakes, creating delicious breakfast treats and even savory snacks. This recipe truly embodies the joy of home cooking – simple ingredients transformed into something truly delicious. So go ahead, put on that apron and start cooking!

Our journey doesn’t stop with just pancakes; there’s a whole world of creativity that you can unlock with this mix for pancakes. From delightful muffins and decadent cinnamon swirl bread to unexpected savory dishes like casserole toppings, and How to Make Crepes with Pancake Mix. Your homemade mix can be the secret ingredient to amp up the flavors.

These recipes are sure to keep your meal plans interesting and delicious. Just remember, cooking is an art, and your pancake mix is a palette of possibilities. So, go on, unleash your inner chef, and see where this pancake mix takes you! Also try How to Make Cauliflower Pancakes for a totally different kind of pancake.

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Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix

Copycat Cracker Barrel pancake mix you can make to make a fluffy breakfast or dessert. Buttermilk pancakes homemade from scratch is always best.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, cracker barrel, pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 303kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix all dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and sugar. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and melted butter.
  • Add buttermilk to the egg bowl, whisk until combined. Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  • You should now have a thick batter. Let the dough stand for 10 minutes. If it is too thin, add a pinch more flour. If it's too thick, add buttermilk.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a small pat of butter, or spray with non stick cooking spray. Pour in about 1/4 cup of batter and let cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook another 2 minutes or so until the other side is lightly browned and fluffy in the middle.
  • If you wanted to make and store this in bulk, mix just the dry ingredients and store in an airtight baggie. Mix wet ingredients when you want to make the batter.
Nutrition Facts
Cracker Barrel Pancake Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 509IU10%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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