Pancake Muffins

Pancake muffins have all the flavour of pancakes with maple syrup, baked in a muffin. These muffins are easy to eat on the go for a quick breakfast or snack.

three pancake muffins on a plate with a bottle of maple syrup and a muffin pan in the background


These easy Pancake Muffins have become a road trip staple for our family. They are easy to pack up and take on the go. And the bite-sized muffin is easy to eat in the car or at a rest stop.

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What Makes These Different From a Pancake?

This recipe uses a pancake recipe but adds maple syrup to the batter. This way you get the flavour of maple syrup in every bite without the stickiness. You can still add more maple syrup if you want but the flavour is already in the muffin.

These muffins are bite-size as well, making them a perfect snack. And you can make two dozen of these in less time than it takes to make a stack of pancakes.

Ingredients For Pancake Muffins

The ingredients for this recipe are simple and easily found. These are ingredients we always have on hand.

  • All-purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Milk
  • Maple Syrup
  • Egg
  • Vegetable Oil

Bite-Sized Muffins

This recipe makes 24 bite-sized mini muffins. These are perfect for little hands or to serve as snacks.

Bite-sized muffins also mean they are great for dipping in syrup. Serve a small bowl of syrup on the side for dipping and the kids love them.

This recipe can also be made into 12 regular-sized muffins as well.

How To Serve Pancake Muffins

These muffins can be served on their own for breakfast or a snack. Since the maple syrup is baked into the muffin, you get the flavour of the syrup without the stickiness and mess.

Pancake muffins can also be served with syrup poured over them or on the side for dipping.

Another great way to serve these muffins is with an icing drizzle. I serve them with icing drizzled over the top when the kids have sleepovers. The kids and their friends look forward to these, and I am usually asked if I will make these for breakfast.

What is Icing Drizzle?

Icing drizzle is basically a glaze made of three ingredients, confectioner’s sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.

To make the icing drizzle I combine 1 cup of icing sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. The mixture should be thin enough to pour over the muffins, if not add an additional ½ Tablespoon of milk.  If it is too thin and resembles water, then add a tablespoon of icing sugar to thicken it. It should resemble milk but be thick like heavy cream.

Can Pancake Muffins Be Made Ahead?

Pancake muffins can be prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To reheat, place on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel, microwave for 30 seconds. If not completely heated through, microwave for an additional 10 to 20 seconds.

They can also be made and wrapped in foil to take on a road trip. The foil will keep them warm for about an hour. We place a tea towel around the foil-wrapped muffins and place them in a container to keep them warm.

Storing Pancake Muffins

These muffins are best kept in the fridge after cooling. Store them in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Pancake Muffins can also be frozen for up to one month in an air-tight container. Thaw at room temperature before reheating and serving.

three pancake muffins on a plate with a bottle of maple syrup and a muffin pan in the background

Pancake Muffins

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 24 mini muffins


  • cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners or spray with cooking spray
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, beat milk, egg, maple syrup and oil together.
  • Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't overmix.
  • Evenly fill prepared muffin pan
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until baked through.
  • Cool in pan for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container
Keyword breakfast, muffins, pancakes



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