December 18, 2018
Adding Brown Sugar

Masa Harina Pancake Mix

by Berkeley Wellness  

Masa harina, a ground-hominy flour used for making tortillas, is available at many supermarkets. Buttermilk powder, too, is available at many supermarkets, but if you can’t find it, use nonfat dry milk powder, omit the baking soda, and increase the baking powder to 5 teaspoons. Be warned that the cocoa, which gives the pancakes a rich flavor, also gives them a sort of gray color: But just close your eyes, because they are delicious. The dry mix recipe makes a total of 4 cups, enough for four batches of 8 pancakes.


  • 3 cups masa harina
  • ½ cup buttermilk powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, stir together the masa harina, buttermilk powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Store the mix in the refrigerator or freezer.

Makes 32 pancakes.

Nutrition per pancake (note that you are likely to eat more than one pancake): 80 calories, 2g total fat (0g saturated), 1g dietary fiber, 12g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 140mg sodium.

Also see Buckwheat and Currant Pancake Mix.