FAILSAFE Pancake And Waffle Mix

Looking for a reliably good FAILSAFE pancake and waffle mix that is flexible enough to be gluten-free, dairy free, and everything in between? This. Is. It.

Pancakes and waffles are a staple in our house. My kids love them. My husband loves them. I love them. We’ve been using this recipe since before going FAILSAFE and was thrilled that it could be adapted to my needs by using the right flours and milks. They are obviously a great breakfast option and they’ve also been a really great snack when I’m tired of eating yet another chicken dish. 

Sometimes we even switch it up and whip up a batch of our tried and true FAILSAFE pancake and waffle mix to make for dinner. I know. WE. ARE. WILD.

We’ve tried lots of pancake recipes over the years, including the official pancake recipe in the Friendly Food book, and none have even come close to this recipe. We make it so often that my 7-year-old knows the recipe by heart and can make it without any help or instructions.

(Yes, it’s that good.)

So what makes this recipe so special? For starters, the batter is nice and thick, making it easy to pour into the pan and control the size and shape. Helpful when you have little fingers and big mouths to accommodate. Also, the pancakes come out light and fluffy regardless of the flour you use. Which brings me to the third reason these are the best: they are SUPER flexible. You can use any flour or milk you want and they will still be great.

About the flour: When I say that ANY flour will work, I mean ANY flour will work so use whatever your favorite is. I’ve made the pancakes with regular old all-purpose flour, store bought gluten free flour blends, buckwheat flour, and even a low histamine blend. My all time favorite flour, though, and the one that makes me feel the best, is the gluten-free all-purpose flour blend from Silvana’s Kitchen.

Are you a pancake and waffle lover? What’s your favorite way to eat them?

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 12 Calories: 97 kcal


Looking for a reliably good recipe for pancake and waffle mix that can be made with your favorite flours and milks? You are in the right place! This FAILSAFE pancake and waffle mix is egg free and can be RPAH / FAILSAFE friendly, gluten free, and dairy free depending on your choice of ingredients.



  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the milk, water, and oil and stir to combine.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and drop the batter into the pan by the spoonful. I’ve done smaller pancakes for my kids and pan sized pancakes for my husband. All work and cook at the same rate.

  4. Cook until bubbles form on the top and then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side (about 1-2 minutes per side).

  5. Serve with pure maple syrup, golden syrup, pear jam (or whatever else you like for your pancakes).

  6. Leftover batter keeps in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. They also freeze really well. I always put them on a baking sheet to freeze and then transfer to a zip top bag for easy storage.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 97kcal


In order for this to be low salicylate and/or gluten free, choose a flour blend that you can tolerate. My favorite is the all-purpose gluten free flour blend from Silvana’s Kitchen.

To make dairy-free and/or low salicylate, make sure to choose a plant-based alternative like rice milk or oat milk. Both homemade and store bought varieties will work. 

This recipe is low in salicylates, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and would be safe for people on a FAILSAFE or RPAH Elimination Diet. 

Keywords: breakfast, brinner, dairy free, failsafe, gluten free, rpah elimination diet

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