We whisked, poured, and flipped more than 35 batches of pancakes to find the best mixes on the market.
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Best Pancake Mix: Birch Benders Organic Classic Pancake & Waffle Mix
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1 Best Basic: Birch Benders Organic Classic Pancake & Waffle Mix

$5 for 16 oz., amazon.com

This just-add-water mix makes mornings effortless. The flapjacks rise like magic, and while the tasty batter is delightful without any doctoring, it’s also a great base for fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. TO BUY: $5 for 16 oz.; at grocery stores.

Best Pancake Mix: Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix
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2 Best Whole Grain: Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix

$12 for 24 oz., amazon.com

We love this nourishing pick for an everyday, family- friendly breakfast. Whole- wheat flour and flaxseed meal deliver deep flavor and a healthy hit of fiber to help keep you full until lunchtime.

Best Pancake Mix: Stonewall Kitchen Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
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3 Best Gluten-Free: Stonewall Kitchen Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix

$12 for 16 oz., amazon.com

Yes, this one is a splurge, but it fluffs up like traditional versions, and you can thank corn flour for the pleasantly hearty texture.

Best Pancake Mix: King Arthur Baking Company Blueberry Sour Cream Pancake Mix
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4 Best Blueberry: King Arthur Baking Company Blueberry Sour Cream Pancake Mix

$7 for 16 oz., kingarthurflour.com

Blueberries add sweetness, and sour cream brings tang to these tender treats. The buttery flavor will remind you of eating at your favorite diner.

Best Pancake Mix: Purely Elizabeth Grain-Free Protein + Collagen Pancake Mix
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5 Best Protein: Purely Elizabeth Grain-Free Protein + Collagen Pancake Mix

$23 for 20 oz., amazon.com

Spiked with protein-rich collagen and satiating almond and tigernut flours, this is not your average stack. It’s fragrant with coconut and cinnamon and has a subtle bite from chia seeds.

This story originally appeared in the November 2020 issue of Real Simple.