Homemade Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix

Breakfast, Chocolate


What are you doing right this very second? I bet you’re probably trying to figure out how you’re gonna get all cute for the party you’re excited about AND bake people cookies, quickbreads and crackers.


Well I thought about this very predicament and have a solution. Yep, I’m full of solutions.


I have homemade chocolate chip pancake mix!

Step away from the oven and dig into your pantry. Because giving away breakfast in a jar is about 5 minutes away.


Just get a mason jar. I’m guessing you probably have one lying around. This one is a 4 cup mason jar.

Mason jars are like Chanel purses–they just don’t go out of style.

They’ll always be cute. I’m convinced.

Look! You probably have ALL this stuff in your pantry.

Flour. Baking powder. Baking soda. Sugar. Salt. Chocolate Chips.

Oh yeah! I added one thing. Dried buttermilk powder. I picked it up at the local Whole Foods.

It’s actually a nifty thing to have on hand when stuck in a bind with no buttermilk in the fridge.

Basically it means you could have buttermilk pancakes at 2 am. Dangerous. Delicious.

Then just mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

Grab a piece of a paper and write the instructions on the back.

Add the dry ingredients to the mason jar and place the chocolate chips on top.

And umm…that’s it. Cute present is officially taken care of.

Relax. Curl your hair.  Look up youtube videos on how to create a smokey eye. You have time to get pretty!

See! Solutions. I got ’em.



Homemade Chocolate Chip Mix

Yields 12-14 pancakes

Print this recipe! (If you wanna call it a recipe.)

2 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder

2 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda

3/4  teaspoon of salt

2 1/4 teaspoons of sugar

4 1/4 tablespoons of dried buttermilk powder

3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix. Then add to mason jar or other container you choose. Carefully add chocolate chips, trying to not get them all dusted with flour.

Tie a cute ribbon, write the directions on the back (or on a tag) and it’s ready to go!

Note: If you have friends who have trouble boiling water, I’d write a bit more extensive instructions. For instance, maybe say: Then melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a non-stick pan (or griddle) over medium heat. Then with a 1/4 cup measure, add to a skillet and cook until little craters begin to form. Flip and let cook for a 30 seconds and then remove.

Oh by the way, one morning when your friends are super sleepy and lazy, they’ll dump the mix into a bowl and add the water and beaten egg and end up with these fluffy, chocolate chip pancakes….

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  • Reply Dragon Fruit December 13, 2010 at 12:52 am

    oh my gosh I loveee this!!! This is an amazing idea thanks so much for sharing, definitely writing this down for a future idea! I love this blog…. although it is making me super hungry 🙂 haha


  • Reply millys mini kitchen December 13, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Love this!

  • Reply Katrina December 13, 2010 at 4:20 am

    This is an awesome gift idea! I love it!

  • Reply kirsty December 13, 2010 at 4:28 am

    sounds yummy x

  • Reply Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 13, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Cute! I love homemade food gifts. And who doesn’t like pancakes?

  • Reply Allison @ I Cooked It December 13, 2010 at 6:51 am

    The kids and I are home with a snow day today. What a great idea to keep them occupied today and get some holiday gifts done. Thanks you so much for the idea. I just wish I could get to Whole Foods for the buttermilk powder.

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna December 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      Yay! That sounds like such a great day! I bet they have it at a normal grocery store too!

  • Reply Abbie December 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

    You are very funny and those are too cute! I was looking for new ideas for mixes to give out, and this is just the thing! Thanks!

  • Reply Sasha @ Global Table Adventure December 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Adorable! The perfect gift! If they don’t have mason jars, I’ve used those brown paper lunch bags – doesn’t sound cute but they really are when decorated, folded over like an earthy gourmet food bag, perhaps with some raffia. Then it becomes very Cute! 🙂

  • Reply Maria December 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Great gift for the holidays!

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  • Reply Blog is the New Black December 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

    What a cute idea!

  • Reply Joanne December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am

    This is fantastic! I am basically always craving pancakes, so I know my constantly hungover friends must be craving them as well. Right? Yeah? And who wants to measure out pancake mix when you’re hungover? This is ideal in so many ways.

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna December 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

      Pancakes are totally my hangover food. A bunch of carbs is just what you need.

  • Reply yummy supper December 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Adrianna, love it! Nothing better than whipping up something tasty from the pantry. And then a gift no less:)
    Happy Holidays to you!

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna December 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks, E! Loving all the traveling photos on Yummy Supper. xo

  • Reply amanda@seegirlcook December 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    what a lovely gift idea! and delicious.

  • Reply DessertForTwo December 14, 2010 at 7:16 am

    What a cute gift! 🙂

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  • Reply Stephanie P December 14, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Thank you for this idea!!! I’m going to make this for all my work friends, co workers and bosses as well as a few family members 🙂 Great idea and they look delicious!

  • Reply tina December 14, 2010 at 9:35 am

    sooooo super cute and lovin’ in it in the mason jar! so completely smitten by u 🙂

  • Reply laura @ a little barefoot December 14, 2010 at 11:20 am

    this is a fantastic gift idea! i’m thinking a bunch of these will work great as party favors for a holiday party i’m having…

  • Reply Crista December 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make one of these for awhile, and this is perfect! I’m going to give this as a bday gift. My bf loves choc. chip pancakes and now he can make them when I’m not there.

  • Reply Bonnie December 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    you have seriously saved me! I have to give a gift tomorrow and was going to make home made bread but ran out of milk. You better believe that this is what I am putting together THIS MINUTE! 🙂 Thank you!

  • Reply MollyL December 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you, I love this recipe!

    I am so glad you posted about buttermilk powder, because I never have buttermilk in my fridge. I will have to go get some.

    I like this idea and one year someone gave me the dump it all in cookie mix and it was great. I don’t have any mason jars though, but like the paperbag idea.

    Thanks for posting. My girls, ages 6 & 9, LOVE pancakes. Daddy’s our Saturday am pancake maker, though. 🙂

  • Reply Natalie December 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I love this idea and am totally stealing it! If I reblog, I shall certainly credit you all. Thanks for the brilliant, brilliant idea!

  • Reply Dana December 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I always see cookies in a jar, pancakes in a jar is an awesome idea. And if you open it before breakfast, it could turn into Christmas breakfast too!

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    What a great idea for a gift! Love it!

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  • Reply Lisa Frank December 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Adrianna,
    I’m posting tomorrow about food gifts in jars (recipes for baking mixes, drink mixes, desserts, sauces, etc.) and I’d love to include a photo, recipe link and blog homepage link for these buttermilk chocolate chip pancakes. (Please let me know if you’re not okay with that.) They look delish! I actually just bought buttermilk powder this week, so they will make perfect last minute stocking stuffers for my in-laws. My kids always want chocolate chip pancakes when we eat out for breakfast, so I’ll get mom bonus points for making these! 🙂

    Merry Christmas!
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  • Reply Michelle February 6, 2014 at 10:02 am

    This is adorable! What size mason jars did you use? Trying to figure out how to half the recipe/make it mini for smaller jars to use as a party favor, thank you!

  • Reply Elizabeth December 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Great idea..just made a large batch for gifts… Taste tested them first…quite lovely…
    However when I was putting all my ingredients away I noticed on the powdered buttermilk that it needs to be refrigerated, which is extremely disappointing at this point. As I have never used it before I just assumed it was a dry storage item. So i now have to ensure all of these gifts stay cold. Luckily it is cold this week so I can store them on the back porch but I hoping it will stay that way until the holidays.


    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme December 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Hmm…what brand are you using. The whole idea of dried milk powders is that they don’t have to be refrigerated. I used Bob’s Red Mill and I actually bought it in the dry goods section at Whole Foods.

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