Pancake muffins taste just like a pancake in muffin form, without having to worry about the flipping and cooking time of standard pancakes! (under 30-minutes)
Every few weeks I get in the mood to make pancakes and I’m quickly reminded why I get on the pancake kick every FEW weeks vs. every week.
I’m not patient, folks. Pancakes require patience.
And as I was told my freshman year of high school in design class, “you do not have good quality control.” Guess that’s why I got a “B” in art!
Anyhow, I love everything about pancakes except for the whole process involved in making them. That was before I figured out how to make pancake muffins!
Yep, you heard right. Pancake muffins. They are the perfect lazy morning breakfast or afternoon snack!
All you do is simply take your favorite pancake mix [store bought or homemade], pancake mix-in’s [think chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, etc.], an extra egg or two [depending on how fluffy you want them], and voila!
Put the mix in a muffin tin pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Much easier than standing over your stovetop waiting for those bubbles and flipping those hot cakes, am I right?!
Unless you’re into that kind of thing and making pancakes brings you joy! For me, it brings stress and bad memories of design class….
Keep in mind depending on the type of mix you use, you’ll likely get a different result in the shape or height of the muffin. And if you think your family won’t finish a batch in one sitting, then freeze a few and reheat in the microwave for busy weekday mornings.
Pancakes in a flash! Again, without the flipping and turning… and nightmares of design class!
Other Muffin Recipes You’ll Love
- Easy Banana Bread Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Mini Monkey Bread Muffins
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
- Healthy Chocolate Muffins with Greek Yogurt
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- One batch of pancake mix [mixed according to box or recipe directions]
- Optional extra egg if you’d like fluffier muffins
- Optional mix-in’s such as chocolate chips, dried fruit, chopped nuts, cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350. Mix together pancake batter and the extra egg.
- Spray muffin tin pan with nonstick spray or use muffin liners. Fill ⅔ way full. Top with 1 tablespoon of mix-ins per muffin.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Angela Little says
I used 1 egg in the blueberry version that I made and mine didn’t turn out like the picture…they were flat and had a matte finish to them. Pancake mix is also significantly less sweet then muffins usually are, so a bit of sugar or sugar substitute is a good idea. I will try again because I like the concept!
I like these for a less sugar, more protein easy breakfast. Thanks!
Gramma Di says
I wanted to make this and when I googled “can I make muffins using pancake batter” I came up with your post so will definitely try this tomorrow. I have a recipe that calls for soaking rolled oats overnight so tomorrow I will try this. Thanks so much.
I made mine with bacon and sausage I had previously cooked. I added three chocolate chips per muffin. They were a hit!
Just made these because I wanted something sweet and cakey so I googled what else can I use pancake mix for because I ran out of syrup. Well this recipe came up and I had all the ingredients I followed instructions on the box for the pancake mix to serve 12-14 people because my muffin pan hold 12 used a little bit less water because I added the egg and I didn’t want soupy mix sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar in because mix is not sweet then I sprayed my pan spooned in 2 tablespoon of mix then added my indulgent trail mix from Walmart which has cashews almonds peanuts white chocolate and peanut butter drops cranberries and rasins to each muffin then spooned one spoon of mix over it and popped then in the oven for about 15mins. They came out beautiful and tasted delicious. So good with a little butter also so good with syrup. Now that I know it’s so simple I’m gonng to try other ingredients. Great recipe thanks
Jody Jacobs says
I tried this tonight using leftover corn and they came out great.
I usually make pancakes with ground oats, but I would not recommend that for this! I had to leave them in for much longer than 25 minutes, and they ended up still not fully cooked in the middle even though they were burnt on the outside. Just a word of warning for any other oat-pancake lovers!
Jessica Rigollaud says
Yes! These are in the oven now, and look beautiful with freshly picked blackberries and blueberries. If they’re not sweet enough, I’ll just dip my muffins in syrup 🙂
You crack me up!!! Can’t wait to try this out ^_^
davida novack says
This was a great recipe i used mini choc chips and actually took a toothpick and stirred the chips in each muffin for better distribution, this way it wouldnt lump together on top
Evelyn J Dittmar says
Can I put a little jam in the muffin prior to baking? Like put in some batter, then a little strawberry jam, then more batter?
Daryn Libasci says
Omg! Big hit at my house. I hate making breakfast and we usually just have cereal but these were quick so I gave it a go. I used cherry pie filling, strawberry pie filling, and grape jelly in different batches (there are 8 of us so I wanted to make a lot). Each flavor is wonderful!
One Word. YUM!!!!
Parker Faith says
I wondered about the same in terms of turning out flat, although if you use an extra egg it appears they will turn out fluffy.