Pancake Muffins

pancake muffin recipeI cannot believe that I have never posted these little gems until now. They are one of the most requested treats in my home and I make them all the time. These little muffins have all the flavor of pancakes, but none of the work. I love pancakes, but sometimes, standing over the stove watching everyone eat while I am still flipping pancakes can make me cranky. These are super quick to mix together and they are finished baking by the time the last bowl goes into the dishwasher.

These Pancake Muffins came from the adorable Bakerella. I have made very slight changes. We like our pancakes to have a little cinnamon and vanilla in them, so I included both in this recipe. I also make a glaze for them, but you could do as Bakerella does and dip them directly into maple syrup. Or eat them straight up. They are delicious any which way you eat them.

Speaking of maple syrup, I only use pure maple syrup. It is expensive, but the flavor and quality is far superior to the imitation syrups.

pancake muffin recipe1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

pancake muffin recipeIn a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and sugar.

pancake muffin recipeIn another small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

pancake muffin recipeMix the muffin batter until just combined. Add the chocolate chips. Fold together.

pancake muffin recipeLine a 24 cup mini muffin tin with paper liners and put about a Tablespoon of muffin batter in each one. I add two extra chocolate chips to the tops of each one. I am fancy, didn’t you know?

pancake muffin recipeBake the pancake muffins in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes.

pancake muffin recipeWhile the muffins cool slightly, whisk together the powdered sugar and maple syrup. If it is too thick, add a little more syrup or water.

pancake muffin recipeDip the top of the muffin into the maple syrup glaze.

pancake muffin recipeTry not to eat them all. It is gonna be hard. Real hard.

pancake muffin recipeWe love these so much at our house that I am going to make them for Clay’s Faithful Fish friends at his preschool this week. Hello Miss Darcy and Miss Tara!

pancake muffin recipe

Pancake Mini Muffins

Yield: 24 mini muffins

Pancake Mini Muffins - Everything you love about your Saturday pancakes in muffin form. Topped with a maple syrup glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and sugar.
  2. In another small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix the muffin batter until just combined. Add the chocolate chips. Fold together.
  4. Line a 24 cup mini muffin tin with paper liners and put about a Tablespoon of muffin batter in each one. I add two extra chocolate chips to the tops of each one. I am fancy, didn’t you know?
  5. Bake the pancake muffins in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes.
  6. While the muffins cool slightly, whisk together the powdered sugar and maple syrup. If it is too thick, add a little more syrup or water.
  7. Dip the top of the muffin into the maple syrup glaze.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 80 Comments

  1. K&B

    Your blog is just great; simple and the photos are really beautiful. We’ve checked about all your recipes and are definitely looking forward to tring a lot of them!
    Here is our food blog: https://kitchenandbakery.blogspot.com; we’re new in the food blogsphere and we’d like to have your opinion about it. (Oh, by the way, we’ve added your blog to our favourite ones; hope you don’t mind)

    See you soon,

    K&B.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you K&B.

      1. Isabel

        I love your pancake muffins there are perfect

        1. bakedbree

          I’m glad that you like them so much.

  2. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    We’ve had a recipe like this bookmarked for ages but have never gotten around to making them, something didn’t seem quite right with the recipe. But these sound amazing! So now of course we have to try them…!

    1. bakedbree

      You will be happy that you did. Have you guys thawed out yet?

  3. marinda

    Can’t wait to try these out!

    1. marinda

      Oh, and I love the cute little pink heart bowl. πŸ™‚

      1. bakedbree

        thanks Marinda! I got it in the dollar aisle at Target.

    2. bakedbree

      they are yummy and so very cute!

  4. alison

    Pancakes are a big deal at our house too. These are a great idea!

    1. bakedbree

      I cannot take the credit, it was all Bakerella.

  5. Vanessa @ Strickly Speaking

    A) I love your blog (and your February header! So cute!).
    B) These muffins IMMEDIATELY caught the eye of my 3 year old who was watching me read my blogs this morning.
    C) That heart-shaped bowl – ADORABLE. Love, love, love.
    D) You wrote “male syrup” and it made me laugh really hard.
    Thanks! I think I’m making these this morning. πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      LOL… OMG, I totally did. Gross. Thanks, I changed it out, since we are a family blog after all. πŸ™‚ The bowl came from the dollar section of Target. 2 bucks.

  6. Karin van D.

    That looks delicious! No idea whether or not we have maple sirup here though. I’ll have to look into how to replace that. But still. Yumm.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Karin. Honey might be good.

  7. Amanda

    Love these! Do you think they’ll work with blueberries instead of chocolate chips? Love the pink bowl πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      yes, blueberries sound great.

  8. Jody

    I am definitely making these this week. Yum! (And the “male syrup” thing made me laugh, too!)

    1. bakedbree

      lol… me too. gotta keep this bloggity PG!

  9. Erica

    I love the heart bowl. I will definitely make these this weekend.

  10. Sarah @ Knit York City

    Those look incredibly delicious! I’m definitely going to try there. But I’m really crazy about that heart-shaped bowl! Super cute!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Sarah!

  11. Joanne

    If you’re going to eat maple syrup you HAVE to go with the the pure stuff. It’s just not worth the calories otherwise!

    I love pancakes but sometimes don’t feel like making them when I get up in the morning. With these I can eat them whenever the mood strikes…even if it’s the middle of the afternoon!

    1. bakedbree

      It is so much better for you too. Once I figured out that the other kind is flavored high fructose corn syrup, what is the point?

  12. Heather

    These are so stinkin’ adorable!! I am just going to have to make these immediately.

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Heather!

  13. bentley

    those are adorable. cant wait to try them on my boys.

    1. bakedbree

      they will love them Bentley!

  14. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul

    How lovely. I love the heart shaped bowl, where did you get it?
    I’ll be making these very soon. Pancakes hold a very special place in my heart, but I’m like you, some times I don’t feel like standing over the stove while they cook. I want to chill out with a cup of tea and my computer and let them bake on their own : )

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. bakedbree

      the bowl came from the dollar bin at Target. They had it in red too.

  15. Sara

    You had me at pancake muffins but you killed me with the heart shaped bowl! TDF!

    1. bakedbree

      Target. They had it in red also.

      1. AnnaJo

        Do you know if there is anyway to use pancake mix instead?

        1. bakedbree

          I have never tried it, but you could play with it for sure.

  16. Tiffany

    These look yummy and I can’t wait to try them! I too love to make pancakes since the kids love them so much, but hate that our family breakfast isn’t really family time at all. I end up eating while the kids & hubby are all done. Love the idea thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      I know! I spend the morning at the stove. That is no fun!

  17. Heather

    yummmmmm!! Cannot wait to try these for breakfast on the weekend. Must go to the farm to get some maple syrup. Keep your fingers crossed that there is still some stocked away for emergencies like this!! (and that pink bowl? hello beautiful!!)

    1. bakedbree

      thanks! Target. Dollar aisle.

  18. blissmamaof3

    Made these this morning to celebrate another snow day, so good. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      sounds like a good way to celebrate a snow day.

  19. homepodge

    These look insanely scrumptious!
    The consensus on homepodge is that these would also be delicious with wild blueberries, lemon glaze, and maybe some candied lemon zest sprinkled on top. Honestly, I think they would be delicious no matter what. It would be really hard to mess up pancake muffins!

    1. bakedbree

      Yum. I need to hang out with you guys. Sounds delish.

  20. Mel

    see what you think

  21. lanka news, lanka newspapers

    Seems to be very delicious.I copied the content.

    1. bakedbree

      great!

  22. Shailender @ Romantic Getaways

    what would I say? You’re simply amazing!! Keep it up so that I can try out new recipes. πŸ˜‰

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Shailender. You are so sweet to me.

  23. Kristen

    Made the recipe today and bought it to a meeting. It was ok but they were more enamored with my blueberry muffins than these! Maybe next time I will add more sugar. Cute recipe though and not that bad πŸ™‚ Thanks

    1. bakedbree

      Sorry that it was not a hit.

  24. Kristen

    Actually I have to retract my last comment. The people at the meeting that ate these muffins liked them but all suggested I use smaller chocolate chips. I think this is still a cute recipe but I would add a little more sugar. Also, on a side note the syrup and confectioners sugar did not mix too well so I added about a tablespoon of milk and it made the glaze awesome. I cannot wait to make more recipes from this site and I am glad I came across it!!!

    1. bakedbree

      I wish that they made mini-milk chips! That would solve this problem.

  25. mrr1128

    I had this recipe marked for a few weeks and decided to make them last night. I think overall they’re worth making but, was a bit bummed on the glaze. I used real maple syrup and was really disappointed on the overall maple flavoring. I ended up dropping in some maple extract to give them a stronger flavor. If I made again, I would do the same in the muffin.
    Thanks for such a fun blog! I love checking you out every few days to see what you’ve been up to!
    πŸ™‚ m.

    1. bakedbree

      You can also dip them directly into the syrup. I just prefer the glaze because it hardens and doesn’t make the muffins soggy.

  26. Lauren

    These are INCREDIBLE!! I used a handful of dark chocolate chips I had lying around, as I never have the milk ones (and made these on a whim LOL). I liked the maple glaze, but did add more syrup to make it the right consistency; the maple flavor was just luscious! I was thinking of all my favorite pancake varieties to make these with, and am so pumped. πŸ˜€ Blueberry! Raspberry ricotta! Banana pecan! YEAH!!

    1. bakedbree

      I love your variation ideas! Raspberry ricotta. Oh my.

  27. Kristen

    Me again lol. I am making these again for a breakfast at my work and per your suggestion I did find mini milk chips at my local grocer yay!! I think this time for the glaze mix powdered sugar with 1-2 tbsp of orange juice…really give it the breakfast feel lol. Question? I compare my muffins to your picture and mine seem to be a little thicker. I follow the instructions as written…am I doing something wrong? Mine do not have that liquidy pancake consistency where you can pour pancake batter into the pan. Is it supposed to be thick? Thanks! Love your recipe ideas and this site!

    1. bakedbree

      It is a muffin, so it should not be runny like a pancake. I need to find mini milk chocolate chips!

      1. Kristen

        Thanks! You’re right it is a muffin I guess I blanked out that part. hmmmm… I went to publix grocers but I know not all states have that grocery. Does yours???

  28. Allison

    These look super yummy! On a slightly off topic note about pancakes; Alton Brown suggests lining a baking sheet with a paper towel and preheating the oven to 200 degrees to keep your pancakes warm while you’re finishing cooking the pancakes. I’ve tried it and the pancakes stay fluffy and delicious without getting rubbery. It’s much more fun to make pancakes when you can actually eat them WITH the family.

  29. rankin

    I just made these – had a hankering for icing but maple syrup and pancakes at the same time. Recipe is nice and fluffy. I substituted 1/2 plain yogurt and 1/2 milk for the buttermilk, and raisins for the chocolate bits. The icing on this recipe works very well, but to break up the ‘brown on brown’ appearance, maybe instead just a plain white glaze but with a dollop of maple extract for flavoring. I added lemon zest to the icing and topped with sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup. Teamed with a great breakfast sausage, it makes quite the Sunday morning treat. It could be my location, but I found I had to bake these for 12 min’s. I put the heat up to 355 when I saw how slow they were baking. For anyone not wanting to babysit making pancakes 2 at a time, or going with a leavened bun recipe, this recipe is great!

    1. bakedbree

      glad that you liked these.

    1. bakedbree

      looks good Simon!

  30. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious

    Wow, these look amazing. I have a thing for muffins and this just made my muffin to-do list. Can’t wait to give these a try. Plus, they’re mini muffins, which make them extra fun to eat.

    Btw, I love your blog. It’s absolutely beautiful. I will definitely be following πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Chung-Ah. These muffins are delish.

  31. mel

    Yummy! trying them tonight! Do you think the cooking time will vary for large muffins?

    1. bakedbree

      Add a few minutes to the baking time. Probably 18 minutes.

  32. Nel

    Saw these on pinterest and since pancakes are my son’s favorite, I’m giving these a try today. We don’t have the pure maple syrup so the Karo Pancake variety will have to do for now. I’d love to know if anyone else tried “fake” syrup and the results.

    1. bakedbree

      I am sure that they taste great, but I much prefer the taste and health benefits of real maple syrup.

  33. Valerie

    These were wonderful. A quick and easy breakfast that didn’t require standing in front of a stove while everyone else is eating. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome Valerie! Glad that you liked them.

  34. Raylene

    Hey there, these look amazing! πŸ™‚ Any idea if they can be frozen?

    1. bakedbree

      Yes they can!

  35. Julia

    I Loveeeed this! very delicous. Was gone in less than one minute in this household! Would recommend to anyone!!!! Very happy with the results πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad that you liked them so much Julia.

  36. patsy

    I am definitely going to have to make these! What a perfect weekend treat that you can take on the go with you!

    1. bakedbree

      Everyone loves these!

  37. Laura

    I used this recipe last night. Very delicious! I added some sliced up breakfast sausge into the muffins as well. It add an awesome salty sweet component!

    1. bakedbree

      Yum! That’s a great idea. My son would love that, I’m going to try that next time I make these.

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