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Easy Baked Pancake Muffins

These easy, baked-from-scratch Pancake Muffins are a tasty treat for breakfast or for a snack. Add your favorite toppings to make them your own!

Pancake Muffins served on white plates

Easy Baked Pancake Muffins

Homemade pancakes are always such a treat, but I don’t really make them very often. Honestly, I find the process of cooking a few at a time to be a bit laborious. If you feel the same way, then you’re going to be very excited about these Pancake Muffins!

These little guys bake in a muffin pan, so there’s no standing over the stovetop doling out batter and cooking them individually. Just divide the batter among the cups of a muffin pan and bake!

And perhaps even better than the ease of preparation is the opportunity for variety that these Pancake Muffins offer. There are just so many options for add-ins! Chocolate chips, fruits, nuts, spices…. Get creative and see what favorite flavor additions you’ll discover!

ingredients for Pancake Muffins, including flour, sugar, eggs, and maple syrup

What You’ll Need

These from-scratch Pancake Muffins are made with basic baking ingredients, so you are likely to have everything you need to make a batch!

  • All-purpose flour: Standard all-purpose flour works best for these simple muffins.
  • Sugar: For a bit of sweetness.
  • Baking powder: To help the muffins rise.
  • Salt: For flavor.
  • Eggs: For flavor and structure.
  • Maple syrup: For flavor and moisture. I also like to serve these Pancake Muffins with extra maple syrup on the side.
  • Unsalted butter: I prefer melted butter in these muffins, but cooking oil should work, too.
  • Vanilla extract: For flavor. You can substitute another extract or omit if you like.
  • Milk: Adds moisture and helps make the muffins soft.
  • Various toppings and add-ins: Fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, crumbled bacon, cinnamon sugar, or anything else you like!
pancake batter in a muffin pan with bowls of various toppings

How to Make Pancake Muffins

You’ll only need two mixing bowls, a spoon, and a muffin pan to make a quick batch of these breakfast treats! This recipe follows the muffin method for mixing, so you’re likely to find this technique familiar.

  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the pan. Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease 12 cups of a standard muffin pan. Alternatively, you can line the muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. I like to use a whisk to help mix them thoroughly. Make a well in the center.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients. Mix together the egg, maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and milk. Add that mixture to the well in the center of the flour mixture, and stir just until the mixture is combined.
  4. Add toppings. Divide the batter evenly among cups of a standard muffin pan. Then, it’s time to add some flavor fun! Just sprinkle your favorite toppings on top of the batter. You can make each one different by using a variety of toppings, or keep things simple with just one or two favorites.
  5. Bake the muffins. This should take 20-25 minutes. A pick inserted into the center should come out clean. Let the muffins cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.
overhead view of Pancake Muffins on a white tray

Tips for Success

  • Measure accurately. Use a kitchen scale to measure by weight for best results.
  • Use a light-colored metal pan. This type of pan will give you the best results. Dark pans tend to over-bake the outsides while leaving the insides under-baked.
  • Don’t over-mix. Stir just until combined. If there are still a few streaks of flour in the batter, that’s fine, too.
  • Line the muffin pan if you prefer. Otherwise, grease the muffin pan. I prefer a cooking spray with flour like Baker’s Joy or Pam Baking.
overhead view of Pancake Muffins on white plates

How to Store Leftovers

After the Pancake Muffins have cooled, place them in an airtight container. They’ll keep at room temperature for 3 days or a little longer in the refrigerator.

Reheat leftover muffins in the microwave or a low-temperature oven.

How to Freeze Pancake Muffins

These Pancake Muffins will freeze nicely. After the muffins have cooled, place them on a sheet pan and freeze for about 15 minutes. Then they can be placed in a freezer bag or container for storage.

Reheat in the microwave or oven whenever the craving strikes!

Pancake Muffins on white plates and a white serving tray

Pancake Muffins

Yield 12 muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

These baked Pancake Muffins are a wonderfully quick and easy way to make a batch of pancakes to enjoy for breakfast or for a snack!

overhead view of Pancake Muffins on a white tray

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (355ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toppings: fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, crumbled bacon, etc.
  • confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 12 cups of a standard muffin pan. Alternatively, line the cups with paper liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, and stir just until combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Top each with your favorite toppings.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the edges of the muffins are browned and a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then remove the muffins from the pan to cool completely, or serve immediately.
  7. Dust with confectioners' sugar if you like, and serve with more maple syrup.

Notes

Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food.

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  2. Can you substitute honey for the maple syrup?

  3. Wil chopped bananas work

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