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Easy Pancake Muffins Recipe

Easy Pancake Muffins Recipe

Take your favorite pancake recipe and make it into pancake muffins instead! The whole family will love them as a quick breakfast or snack. Top with chocolate chips, bacon or fruit!

pancake muffins

My kids are pancake OBSESSED. No really! They eat pancakes EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I am shocked none of them have turned into little flapjacks already!

They’ve eaten me out of house and home this summer and honestly, my kitchen was bare one day. Except for a box of our favorite pancake mix.

I suggested we just make pancake mix muffins, instead of our usual fluffy pancakes and I was shocked to see their faces light up the first time I made these easy baked pancake muffins!

So now, we make a big batch of this easy pancake muffins recipe every week! It’s such an easy recipe to make for busy mornings or snack time using just pantry staples in just a couple of minutes for the ultimate grab and go recipe!

The original recipe is very versatile. You can make a variety of different portable pancakes using one pancake batter. I won’t lie, even I love these pancake muffins as an adult, they’re great with a cup of coffee. Making these little pancake muffins is perfect for little hands or the entire family. You get the convenience of a muffin with all of the flavors of pancakes.

My kids have gotten to the age now where they are totally capable of making these Pancake Muffins all on their own and I just love it! My daughter recently made them for her friends during a sleepover! They were a big hit! 

pancake muffins
pancake muffins

Popular Pancake Muffins Mix ins

Mix in your favorite pancake toppings and simple ingredients like:

  • mini chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • diced bacon or sausage bits,
  • fresh berries like blueberries or strawberries
  • diced bananas
  • cinnamon or brown sugar (or both)
  • chocolate (add cocoa powder)
  • peanut butter or almond butter
  • pumpkin 
  • banana slices
  • cinnamon sugar
  • Add a little maple syrup

Our personal favorite way to enjoy our pancake bites is with fresh blueberries or plain and dipped into warm syrup.

pancake muffins

How to make Pancake Muffins: 

Be sure to read the printable recipe card because that is where I have the full recipe instructions, ingredient list and recommended products.


pancake mix
1 egg
Any of your favorite pancake mix ins

pancake muffin ingredients
pancake batter

Prepare your 12-cup muffin tin with muffin cups or spray with non-stick cooking spray. I’ve using silicone cupcake liners and they work well too.

In a medium bowl, mix together pancake mix, milk, egg and oil.

Fold in your mix ins into your muffin batter.

Let your batter stand for a minute or two. 

Pour batter into each muffin tin with a couple of tablespoons of batter and bake! 

muffin tin with batter

Next time you make this Perfect Breakfast try them as Mini Muffins!

This recipe can easily be made into mini pancake muffins just by using a mini muffin tin.

chocolate chip pancake muffins
pancake muffins

How to store your pancake muffins

Store your muffins at room temperature in an airtight container.

Check out this great list of other homemade muffin recipes! What are your favorite toppings on regular pancakes?

pancake muffins 

pancake muffins

Pancake Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Take your favorite pancake recipe and make it into pancake muffins instead! The whole family will love them as a quick breakfast or snack. Top with chocolate chips, bacon or fruit!


  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Any of your favorite pancake mixin's - blueberries, mini chocolate chips, etc.


  1. Mix pancake muffin ingredients together and let stand for 1-2 minutes to thicken. '
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Fill muffin tins or cups with 2 1/2 tbsp of pancake muffin mix.
  4. Bake the Pancake muffins until cooked through 12-15 minutes.

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Monday 14th of February 2022

I would love to add chia seeds to this, to give my littles a little something extra. Could I just add them in as an add in or should I use them in place of the egg as a binder?

momma lew

Monday 14th of February 2022

I have to be honest, I am not too familiar with chia seeds or how to use them to answer this question accurately.

Brandy Johnson

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Can I freeze these? I would like to make them ahead of time and freeze them for a family weekend.


Thursday 16th of September 2021

How much of our special topping/ingredient do we add? A cup?

Brandy Johnson

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

@momma lew, thank you

momma lew

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Yes, absolutely! Pancake Muffins or muffins in general freeze great.


Sunday 11th of April 2021

Do these come out sweet enough for kids who are used to smothering pancakes with syrup? haha

momma lew

Monday 12th of April 2021

Yes, but when you add toppings, it makes it sweet and fun for them! You can also dip them in syrup or add some syrup to the batter.

Kelsey Doyle

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Hi! I have pancake mix that only requires water to be added. Should I just follow the directions on the box or should I use your instructions to add milk and egg? Thank you!


Monday 1st of February 2021

@momma lew, I am sorry but you never answered the question. Do you use water or substatute the water with milk and eggs or both water and milk for the muffins. You was not clear. Thank you

momma lew

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Yup! I use the same kind of pancake mix.

Amanda Ripsam

Friday 26th of July 2019

I have to pin these for later my daughter loves muffins.

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