Mini Pancake Muffins

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Whether you’re preparing a beautiful brunch spread for a special occasion or you need an easy breakfast on the go, Mini Pancake Muffins are a perfect option! Little pancake bites topped with berries or bacon and ready to be dipped in maple syrup and enjoyed, these mini pancakes are so cute and full of flavor.

Pancake Bites

You will love how easy these Mini Pancake Muffins are to make and customize with the toppings you choose. We really liked having the taste of homemade buttermilk pancakes in a portable form; no plate and fork required!

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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Mini Pancake Muffins (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy-to-print recipe card):

Milk – we used whole milk, but any dairy milk you like will work.
White vinegar – this ingredient is optional, but when mixed with the milk will create a buttermilk-like flavor that is great for these pancake bites.
Flour – all-purpose flour is best for this recipe.
Sugar – granulated sugar adds just a hint of sweetness to the pancake muffins.
Baking powder – the baking powder will help the muffins rise.
Salt
Eggs – use large eggs and beat them in a small bowl, just until the yolks and the whites are combined.
Vanilla extract
Butter – melt the butter and then cool before adding to the pancake batter.
Toppings of your choice (full list of ideas below).

ingredients to make mini pancake muffins.

How to Make Pancake Muffins

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a mini-muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray, or place mini muffin paper liners in the cups and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Note: we used the mini muffin liners because they were cute and colorful, but they are not necessary. If you do use paper liners, be sure to still spray them with non-stick spray so the pancakes don’t stick to the paper.

In a small bowl, combine the milk and vinegar; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

whisking together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a white bowl.

Slowly whisk in the milk mixture to the dry mixture, whisking just until incorporated.

pouring the homemade buttermilk into the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.

Next, whisk in the slightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract, and the melted and cooled butter. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Fill the prepared mini muffin cups ⅔ full with the pancake batter.

pancake batter in a colorfully lined mini muffin pan.

Add toppings of your choice to the top, if desired.

adding toppings to the batter.

Bake the pancake muffins at 400°F for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.

freshly baked mini muffins.

Serve the mini pancakes warm with maple syrup for dipping.

a white plate full of mini pancake muffins.

Topping Ideas

Get creative and add toppings you like in any combination you want! This is also a fun way to get the kids involved in making the mini pancakes.

  • Chopped nuts
  • Fully cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Fully cooked sausage link, cut in half (it will sink into the pancake while baking and become like a breakfast pigs-in-a-blanket)
  • Fresh berries: chopped strawberries, small blueberries, chopped raspberries, etc. (if the pieces are too big they will sink, so be sure they’re small)
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips (semi-sweet chocolate chips are best for this recipe)
  • Chopped maraschino cherries
mini pancake muffins stacked on a plate.

How to Store Pancake Muffins

Keep the leftover mini pancakes in an airtight food storage container or zip-top bag. They should be stored in the refrigerator and can be kept for up to three days. Freeze in freezer bags for up to three months and thaw fully before serving.

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Mini Pancake Muffins

Whether you're preparing a beautiful brunch spread for a special occasion or you need an easy breakfast on the go, Mini Pancake Muffins are a perfect option! Little bite-size pancake muffins topped with berries or bacon and ready to be dipped in maple syrup and enjoyed, these little pancakes are so cute and full of flavor.
Servings: 8
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 33 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar optional
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • Toppings of your choice fully cooked bacon, blueberries, diced strawberries, raspberries, sprinkles, etc., optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a mini-muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray, or place mini muffin paper liners in the cups and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk and vinegar; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk mixture to the dry mixture, whisking just until incorporated.
  • Next, whisk in the slightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract, and the melted and cooled butter. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Fill the prepared mini muffin cups ⅔ full with the pancake batter. Add toppings of your choice to the top, if desired.
  • Bake the pancake muffins at 400°F for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.
  • Serve warm with pancake syrup.

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