Pancake Mix Brownies

With a more cake-like texture, these pancake mix brownies are light and fluffy, moist and chocolatey, with a hint of coconut.  Made with a pancake mix, they are super easy to make!

pancake brownies

These pancake mix brownies are perfect for a lighter dessert option.  They are fluffy and chocolatey but don’t weigh you down.  But even if you are a thick, dense brownie fan, don’t write these off yet.  Keep them in mind when you are in the mood for something a little different because the flavor is amazing!

These brownies are made with a healthy pancake mix which means they’re quick and easy to make!  No need to get out a bunch of ingredients.

If you want a more traditional (but still healthy!) brownie recipe try my world’s best brownies.  If you want to sneak your veggies into your dessert, make my zucchini brownies.  Or if you are looking for something extra fun try out my CBD brownies and frosting.

chocolate coconut pancake mix brownie

How to Make Pancake Mix Brownies

For this recipe, you’ll need a box of pancake mix. I’ve made these with Birch Benders plant protein pancake and waffle mix. It adds a light sweetness and replaces the traditional mix of flour, baking soda, and sugar. This recipe also works with Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix. I’ve used the chocolate mix to make it extra rich and chocolatey!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s in Pancake Mix? The exact ingredients in pancake mix may vary depending on the brand and type, but a typical pancake mix usually contains flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and sometimes baking soda. Some brands may also include additional ingredients such as powdered milk, dried egg powder, or flavors like vanilla or cinnamon.

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a large mixing bowl
  • an 8×8 baking dish
  • parchment paper
  • something to mix with!

So will you enjoy these for breakfast or dessert??

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pancake mix brownie

Pancake Mix Brownies

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 1 8×8 pan 1x


With a more cake-like texture, these pancake mix brownies are light and fluffy, moist and chocolatey, with a hint of coconut.  Made with a healthy pancake mix, they are super easy and better for you too!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup pancake mix
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (or 3oz Lily’s Dark Chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, coconut oil, and sugar until combined. Be careful that the coconut oil isn’t too hot or you’ll risk cooking the eggs.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Stir in pancake mix and cocoa powder, and stir until no lumps remain. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut, if using.
  5. Pour into an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cakey brownies, healthy brownies, fluffy brownies

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