How Much Pancake Mix to Get for a Crowd

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How Much Pancake Mix To Get For A Big Group  (A Helpful Chart)

Pancakes really are just the perfect food for any occasion. Whether it may be a family reunion, holiday getaway, A big Thanksgiving crowd or a random day out with friends, a pancake mix is one of the most versatile choices of food we can have. It is so easy to make them exciting by adding some almond milk a little coconut oil and you have a perfect pancake.

We all know how to make an easy pancake recipe but scaling it up for lots and lots of people can sometimes be an issue. Making pancakes for a crowd is a different thing. You will need to prepare a bunch of dry ingredients and wet ingredients on the table. The pancake batter will also be a little more difficult to mix since it will be in a bigger quantity.

So not all recipes scale up.

Buying a dry pancake mix may be the answer - and we will outline below exactly how much you need for 10,20, 50 or even 100 people.

How Much Pancake Dry Mix Do You Need For A Crowd

Pancakes are an integral part of any meal. There's no such thing as the perfect breakfast without pancakes, and that holds true for any occasion. So calculating the amount of Pancake Premix to buy is important so you do not run out. We cover below how many boxes from brands like Hungry Jacks, Bisquick and Krusteaz you will net to get for 1 to 100 people.

How Many Pancakes Is A Serving?

Basically, an average serving of pancakes is 4 pancakes of a 4-inch size. This is over a typical event of a few hours. However, if it is a breakfast with other choices then consumption may be a little less. However, pancakes are cheap so it does not hurt to budget on 4 per person, and as long as you have the batter prepared it is quite easy to make more. Or simply make a sheet pancake as a standby and keep it warm in the oven.

It helps to know the exact number of guests that are attending the event. You also have to keep in mind the measurements of pancake batter. This can be a little tricky - so we have prepared sets of different popular brands of pancake mixes and their own measurements for their pancakes so you can be in control right from the start.

Also, if the measurement or serving sizes do not meet yours, that is you want bigger pancakes you just have to adjust it per person.

Make sure you have read the instructions and serving size of the pancake mix you have bought from the store before making one.
See Our Bake in a skillet Mega Strawberry Pancake Recipe

We also have a full video on how to make it here

Hungry Jack Dry Pancake Mix

Hungry Jack's complete is typically a 32 oz box and they are quoted as being able to handle a serving size has 50 x 4 inches pancakes. Therefore, one pack of this can serve at least 10 to 12 persons. 

Hungry Jacks Pancake
Hungry Jacks Pancake
Making Pancakes
Making Pancakes

How Much Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for 1 Person

  • 4 Pancakes
  • 1/2 Cup (4oz) Dry Pancake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Egg
  • 1x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box
Rolled Pancakes
Rolled Pancakes for 10 People

How Much Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for 10 People

  • 40 Pancakes
  • 5 Cups (40 oz) Dry Pancake
  • 3 1/3 Cups Milk
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box
Bacon Pancakes
Bacon Pancakes

How Much Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for 25 People

  • 100 Pancakes
  • 12 Cups (100 oz) Dry Pancake
  • 8 Cups Milk
  • 12 Eggs
  • 2x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box
Flipping Pancakes For 25 guests

How Much Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for 50 People

  • 200 Pancakes
  • 25 Cups (100 oz) Dry Pancake
  • 16 Cups Milk
  • 24 Eggs
  • 4x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box
how much pancake mix for 1 person
How much pancake mix for 75 people

How Much Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for 75 People

  • 300 Pancakes
  • 37 Cups (300 oz) Dry Pancake
  • 25 Cups Milk
  • 38 Eggs
  • 6x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box
Kids Pancakes Owl
Kids Pancakes Owl

How Much Hungry Jack Pancake Mix for 100 People

  • 400 Pancakes
  • 50 Cups (400 oz) Dry Pancake
  • 32 Cups Milk
  • 48 Eggs
  • 8x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box

Krusteaz Pancake Dry Mix Measurements

Krusteaz retails their product in different sized boxes and bags. There are two main sizes a 32-oz box and also a  big 10 lb bag.

I have not used these ones, but reading the labels and doing some online research here are the real reported quantities of pancakes you get from Krusteaz sizings.

--> 32-oz bag will make 30 x 4-inch pancakes

--> 10 lb bag will make 150 x 4-inch pancakes.

see the handy pancake chart below which calculates the quantities of ingredients and how many 32-oz boxes of mix you will need for the number of guests you are cooking for. 

I made pancakes for 4 family members and added some blueberries and I still at more than 1.2 the mix left - so I think their claim is accurate.

Let's look at the table below for further serving sizes.

Love Pancakes Valentines
Love Pancakes Valentines

How Much Krusteaz Pancake Mix for 1 Person

  • 4 Pancakes
  • 1/2 Cup (4oz) Dry Krusteaz Pancake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box
Rolled Pancakes
Rolled Pancakes for 10 People

How Much Krusteaz Pancake Mix for 10 Person

  • 40 Pancakes
  • 5 Cups (40 oz) Dry Krusteaz Pancake Mix
  • 3 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2x 32 oz Pancake Mix Box

How to Make a Large Batch of Homemade Pancake

Making pancakes are very easy. Even kids can do that in just a few minutes. However, it is a different story if you will be making it in a large batch. A little more planning and testing is necessary and also make sure you have the right sized kitchen bowls and utensils.

Check this fluffy pancake recipe below. (you can also use this to make a sheet pan pancake)

Serving size: 120 pancakes

Prep time: 1 hr and 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boxes of Krusteaz pancake mix flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup double-acting baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 quartz buttermilk
  • 5 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 18 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • maple syrup, chocolate syrup, confectioners' sugar

Instructions for homemade pancake mix

1. Prepare a large mixing bowl or stockpot that can hold a huge quantity of pancake mix or batter. Clean and dry it.

2. Whisk the dry ingredients such as flour (you can substitute wheat flour for a stronger taste), baking powder, salt, and baking soda. 

3. Prepare a separate large mixing bowl and whisk the wet ingredients such as buttermilk, milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Thoroughly mix until smooth.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir to combine and until fairly smooth. Avoid having large lumps. 

5. Allow the pancake batter to rest for 15 minutes. Do not cover. 

6. Preheat the large griddle for 325°F to 350°F. 

7. Get a spoonful of batter and cook until bubbles form on top of the pancake. Flip and cook until golden brown. 

8. Serve immediately. Warm in the oven if needed.

Who does Not Like Blueberry Pancakes For 2
Who does Not Like Blueberry Pancakes For 2

Bisquick Pancakes

Bisquick sells more variety of pancake mix sizes. I like their buttermilk pancake recipe. You can choose from 20 oz to 96 oz. The table below will show you the details of how many pancakes you need using a 40 oz mix that can create 84 pieces of pancakes.  Adding blueberries for a blueberry pancake will make the mix go further.

The number of people: 10 people

  • The number of pancakes needed: 40 pancakes
  • The number of boxes needed: one box

The number of people: 30 people

  • The number of pancakes needed: 120 pancakes
  • The number of boxes needed: two boxes

The number of people: 50 people

  • The number of pancakes needed: 200 pancakes
  • The number of boxes needed: two boxes

The number of people: 100 people

  • The number of pancakes needed: 400 pancakes
  • The number of boxes needed: five boxes

What Sides Can Be Served With Pancakes

If you want your guests to enjoy the party without anyone getting hungry, serve your pancakes with side dishes and coolers to complete the meal. To do this, serve sides, pair them with beverages, add toppings, and you can also add ingredients to the pancakes like chocolate, banana, or oatmeal. 

To serve side dishes with pancakes, you can have:

  • lemon juice
  • chocolate chip
  • sugar ( powdered)
  • vanilla extract
  • maple syrup
  • sausages and hot dogs
  • scrambled eggs
  • fruits (banana, blueberries, strawberries)
  • hashbrowns
  • biscuits

You can also set these up as a pancake bar - similar to our waffle bar covered here.

how much pancake mix and water for 2 pancakes
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To serve drinks with pancakes, you can have:

  • milk
  • apple juice
  • orange juice
  • pineapple juice
  • chocolate milk
  • hot chocolate with whipped cream
  • fruit shakes
  • milkshakes

Serving topping can be a good idea if you think you might be lacking homemade pancakes for your guests. Also, it will definitely help them get fuller in any way. Here are the sides that you can serve:

  • Fruits (bananas and strawberries)
  • Peanut butter
  • Whipped cream
  • Fruit jellies or jam
  • Chocolate syrups or Nutella
  • Ice cream
  • Lemon and sugar

Some keen people will also add protein powder to the pancake mix!

How Far in Advance Can I Make Pancake Batter

Pancake batter can be made a night before or up to four days before the party. Make sure you place it in a clean container, refrigerate it, and enclosed it. You can also use a liquid-safe Ziploc bag or any airtight container before refrigerating it. 

How Many Pancakes Does a Box of Pancake Mix Make

Usually, a box of pancake mix can make about 40 pancakes with 4-inch in size. The other pancake mix can make more depending on the oz and other ingredients included like milk and eggs.

How Many Pancake Does a 16 Oz of Mix Make?

A 16 oz of pancake mix can give you 20 pieces with 4-inch in size which are great cooked on a skillet.

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