This letter is from Dorothy L. from Oklahoma. She is writing in reference to using up the last bit of pancake mix.

Dear Sara: What do you do with leftover pancake mix? My family loves pancakes, so I make them a lot. I often have leftover mix in the box that is not enough to make another batch of pancakes. Any thoughts? –Carol

Dorothy’s response:

“Anadarko Daily News” Your question about what to do with leftover pancake mix.

My mother worked for a mom and pop restaurant. The “mom” did most of the cooking. When pancake mix was leftover, she added 3 or 4 Tablespoons of shortening, milk, baking powder if needed and egg and yellow cornmeal. This made a wonderful cornbread to serve with plate lunches. –Dorothy

Here’s a recipe for using up the last of the pancake mix and a recipe for coffee cake.

Pancake Mix Cornbread

8 inch square baking pan
Cooking spray
1-1/4 cup pancake mix
1 cup fine yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar or honey
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes.


Coffee Cake
2 cups pancake mix
2/3 cup milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 egg
Mix all together and pour into a greased 9″ round pan.

Streusel Topping
1/3 cup pancake mix
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. cold butter

Mix all until crumbly and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375 for 18-22 min.