I’m not a fan of cooking, so I’m always looking for easy, delicious, fast recipes. I don’t know where I first heard pancake muffins mentioned (Pinterest? Blog? Magazine? Who knows.), but I figured with our love of breakfast for dinner, I should give them a try.
Super easy recipe:
*Make pancake batter how you normally would for pancakes. (I use a mix )
*Add in maple syrup to taste.
Now, the fun part of this is that you can add whatever deliciousness you want into the muffins. The first time we put dried fruit in. Once we left out the syrup and put bacon in instead. (YUM!) Last time they had syrup and caramel bits inside and chopped walnuts on top. Tonight I mixed peanut butter in the batter, swirled honey into the top, and added crushed up Honey Nut Chex on top. They were pretty good! Chocolate chips, fresh berries, strawberry milk mix, candy bits, and so many other things would make wonderful mix-ins.
*Pre-heat oven to 350°
*Spray the muffin tin so the muffins don’t stick. This seems to work better than using cupcake papers.
*Fill each cup ¾ full and add toppings. It helps to push the toppings gently into the mix so that they bake in and won’t just fall off after you bake them.
*Bake until you can poke with a toothpick (for cupcakes) or wooden skewer (for muffins) and it comes out clean. This took approximately 12 minutes for cupcakes and 22 minutes for muffins.
I’ve fixed these a few times now. I’ve made cupcake sized ones and, a few times, jumbo muffin sized ones, and they are always great. Plus, the kids think they are getting a special treat. It’s a total win!
Have you tried these or something like them? What did you think? What would you put in to make the perfect pancake muffin?