pancake muffins {lifehack}

filed under: Muffins on May 4, 2015

With a large family breakfast usually goes one of two ways:

1. Make just enough and everyone is happy and full.

2. Make way too much and have lots of leftovers.

LIFEHACK! Pancake Muffins~ seriously the best!

(or does this happen with every size family??)

Well, this sweet “lifehack” is kinda the best find ever. I am still making the same ole delicious pancake recipe we love, but they are in muffin form.

How to Make Pancake Muffins

Prepare your pancake batter and a muffin pan. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan and then add about 1 tablespoon of the topping of your choice. We like blueberries, raspberries, banana, bacon, scrambled egg, even some chocolate chips!

Bake according to directions and then serve. Feel free to top with butter, syrup, or just grab one and enjoy!

LIFEHACK! Pancake Muffins~ seriously the best!

So. As everyone finishes up their breakfast and says, “My belly is SO full!” and “I am stuffed!” I simply put the pancake muffins on a plate and set aside.

One hour later when people start wondering back in the kitchen claiming they are starving I get to say, “Grab a pancake muffin!”

They happily do.

And I don’t roll my eyes and wonder how one goes from being full to starving in 4 minutes.

We have since made these with chocolate chips which the kids absolutely love. I mean, of course, they do. It’s chocolate.

I love the versatility of this awesome breakfast treat and love that it is so easy. I also love that our delicious breakfast turns into an all-day-long snack!

Pancake Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Easy Pancake Muffins make breakfast fun and turn them into an all-day-long snack!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pancake Muffins
Servings: 16 muffins
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/2 cups (187g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (280g) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons (43g) butter, melted
  • Fresh fruit of your choice
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, vanilla, egg, and melted butter; mix until smooth.

  3. Using a 1/4 cup as a scoop, put batter into a muffin tin that has been greased/sprayed/buttered.
  4. Choose your garnish (fruit, bacon, egg, chocolate chip) and use about a tablespoon for each muffin. Be sure to press the garnish down into the batter.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Best served warm and with syrup.

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  • Pearl says:

    Hi Amanda! I love your stuff.

    I don’t think the video link is working, but I’d like to see it if you have time. If not, no worries at all.

    Thank you for your hard work.

  • Judy Schoneman says:

    Can these muffins be used with gluten free flour?