- by C.C.
With ingredients that basically include flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, ready-made pancake mix isn’t a bargain. You’re also paying up to 27 cents per ounce for hydrogenated oil and hazardous ingredients such as aluminum phosphate. Make your own by sifting together 6 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons of baking powder and a tablespoon of salt. Then work in 3/4 cup of shortening, and store the mix in a glass or ceramic canister.