On my hunt for an easy breakfast muffin recipe for my toddler, I discovered a magical idea: Pancake Muffins. Not only can you use up extra pancake batter so it doesn’t go to waste, you can freeze them for later!
Pancake muffins! My new go-to breakfast and snack for my 2-year-old son! Seriously, y’all, why didn’t I hear about this idea sooner? They’re easy to make, super yummy, and they never fail me when I need to fill up my son on the go.
Hell, even when we’re not going anywhere or having a hectic morning, these pancake muffins are still great to break out for a fast and easy meal. My son has yet to turn one down, and I don’t feel guilty letting him chow down on one or two full “muffins” for breakfast.
There’s nothing better than discovering a recipe for your toddler that hits all three big points:
- Easy to make
- Healthy-ish (or, you know… has at least some nutritional value)
- It ends up in your toddler’s tummy and not the floor
Finding a recipe that fits this criteria is a rare occurrence. At least, it has been for me! I find a recipe that’s easy to make, but my son turns his nose up at it. I make a meal that’s complicated and he takes a few bites, but not enough to make it worth the time to make it consistently.
The joys of parenting.
But, every now and then we find a golden nugget that makes it all worth it. All the countless failed attempts at easy toddler snacks and feeding “hacks,” lead to moments like this.
*Cue the sound of angels singing.
Plus, these pancake muffins are a great way to use up extra pancake batter that you don’t want to throw out. Yay to less waste!
Pancake Muffins (Easy & Perfect For Toddlers & Kids)
Pancake Muffin Bite Ingredients
- Pancake Mix
- Fruit of your Choice (I used raspberries)
- Optional: Syrup or Honey
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How To Make Pancake Muffins
1. Prepare the pancake mix as you normally would.
2. Add in the fruit of your choice.
3. If you want to add syrup or honey before baking, you totally can! Just add a dash to sweeten it up. This saves you from a sticky mess later.
4. Bake for 15 minutes at 350*.
These pancake muffins are super easy to customize and sweeten to your toddler’s liking. Some delicious versions we’ve tried include:
- Chocolate Chip
Naturally, the chocolate chip ones were my son’s favorite, but I try not to make those as often as the fruit muffins. Raspberries may seem like a strange choice, but they turned out really well! I definitely recommend adding honey or syrup to those since raspberries can be so tart.
I should mention that we used honey wheat pancake mix, so yours may look a little different if you use regular pancake mix! Also, I try to get away with not using paper muffin liners whenever I can, and in this case they weren’t necessary at all. I spread coconut oil on the muffin pan and poured the mixture straight in. They slid right out!
Have you made pancake muffins before? Which fruits or added ingredients did you use? Do you have any recommendations? Let us know in the comments below!
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