Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix Review

Just add water to this Costco pancake mix to make fluffy, delicious pancakes!

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  bag sitting on a table, side view image.
Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Today I’m reviewing the Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix from Costco. I’m always very skeptical about pancake mixes that only require adding water. I can’t imagine how a pancake mix can taste good without added eggs and milk.

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  Bag open so the mix is visible.
This is a big bag of mix!

Other Krustez products from Costco I’ve tried are the Costco Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Bar Mix, Costco Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix and the Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix. My favorite pancake mix from Costco is the Kodiak Cakes.

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  stack of prepared pancakes on a plate with syrup.
Mmm! How good does this stack of pancakes look?


I love how these pancakes turned out. The texture is thick and fluffy soft on the inside, golden brown with the slightest crispness on the outside. They taste delicious and are rich in buttermilk flavor, but not overly sweet or heavy.

Close up image of a bite of prepared pancake using the Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix.
Ready to enjoy!

I’m not missing the eggs or milk at all! The Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix pancakes taste similar to diner-style pancakes.

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  stack of prepared pancakes on a plate with syrup.
Thick and fluffy pancakes made using Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancakes Mix.

I like my pancakes with Kirkland Signature Maple Syrup and butter but you could slather Costco Kirkland Hazelnut Spread on top of these too.


This huge 4.53 kilogram bag of Costco pancake mix costs $9.79 Canadian. That’s a ton of pancakes or waffles for not a lot of money!

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  preparation instructions.
Pancake preparation instructions.


These pancakes are ridiculously easy to whip up. All I have to do is add water to the pancake mix and then of course cook the pancakes! This is a huge bag and the best before date is almost a year from the date when I purchased the mix.

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  waffle recipe and instructions.
Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix Waffle Recipe and Instructions.

I keep the bag in my basement where it’s dry and cool because we only eat pancakes every so often. I think this mix is perfect for people that have to cook up a bunch of pancakes for an event or large party. At one point I think Krusteaz even had a special offer where they would give people hosting large pancake breakfasts a partial rebate.

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  nutrition facts.
Nutrition Facts.



Half a cup of mix contains 210 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 660 milligrams of sodium, 45 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugar, four grams of protein and one gram of fibre. The amount of sugar and salt is surprising, because you don’t really taste the pancakes being very salty or sweet. If you’re on a low-carb diet, you may want to consider eating less of these pancakes.

Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix  ingredients.


I don’t love the ingredients list. It seems like there’s lots of chemical-sounding ingredients and I wish they didn’t include soybean oil. The pancake mix contains wheat, milk, eggs and barley, but those are pretty standard ingredients in pancakes.


Taste: 8/10

Cost: 9.5/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 4/10


Must buy!

We’re on our second bag of this mix and my husband really loves these pancakes every time I make them! Personally I like the Kodiak Cakes, but we’ll keep buying the Krusteaz pancake mix for him.

Have you tried this pancake mix from Costco? What did you think?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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12 thoughts on “Costco Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix Review”

  1. i read your review of the krusteaz and kodiak pancake mixes. i like them both, the krusteaz is alot cheaper in the long run. i might just jolly well by some whole wheat flour or other goodies to add to the kursteaz for extra nutrition and flavour. have the kodiak now and then, and use the krusteaz more often. however i like to make my pancake mix best from scratch. one thing i like about the krusteaz is the resealable bag which makes it nice. i may even try mixing the two pancake mixes together at some point in time. thank you for your reviews. they are interesting and quite useful too. thanks

  2. My family loves this mix. I have tried different brands and nobody likes them. When I make my Pancake I always add quick oat. That’s the only way my girls will eat Oatmeal lol.

  3. I do actually make these with milk rather than water to ramp up the nutritional value a little. I also add either a teaspoon or two of vanilla or lemon extract.

  4. I recently purchased this product when it went on sale. I was very pleased with the product and how easy it is to make. I used to make my pancakes from scratch but these are just as good without the bother of having buttermilk on hand.
    My family loves them.


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