Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mini Maple Pancake Muffins

Mini chocolate chip pancake muffins

… with chocolate chips I might add. Ever get a taste for pancakes, but don’t feel like flipping?

I do. Especially since I always seem to be the one still flipping while everyone else gets to eat the first ones off the pan. If I had a bigger griddle, it would probably be ok. But I have a little one and usually end up frying one pancake at a time to make sure they look decent… which takes for ever.

But not this way. Try these laborless baked pancake muffins. Hmmmmmm… Puffins anyone?

mini muffin tray

Generously grease a 24 cup mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.

Mini Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins.
(Someone please come up with a shorter name for these.)

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Sift together with a wire whisk.
  • In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Reserve a few chips to sprinkle on the tops.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes.

Makes 24 mini pancake muffins.

Let cool slightly and remove from the pan. You may need to use a toothpick around the edges to separate the pancake muffins from the pan.
Serve immediately with warmed butter if you like or even just with maple syrup.

Mini Pancake Muffins

Using a small bowl to serve the syrup in makes it really convenient to coat the muffins in maple.

Pancake Maple Muffins

See. Just dunk them right in.

Wait, let’s look at that again…

Mini Maple Muffin Pancakes



But, they’re even tasty all by themselves.

chocolate chip mini pancake muffins

And, if you don’t want chocolate chips…

Mini Maple Pancake Muffins

… just leave them out.


But, the chocolate lover in me prefers the chips.


One more thing… I’m hoping that sometime in the next week or so, you’ll get to see a new design for I’m planning on moving the site from blogger to self-hosting it on wordpress. I’ve loved being on Blogger, it’s super easy and user-friendly, but I’m hoping to offer more functionality with a different platform. There will be more ways to navigate around the site and search for instance – which many of you have asked for. We’ll see how it goes. Hopefully, smoothly. But, don’t be surprised if the site has a few hiccups along the way. Stay tuned … and if you already link to instead of – you’re already ahead of the game.

Anonymous said...

UH…. Yum! Thanks for another Great idea…

September 6, 2009 07:59 PM
Kate said...

oh yum. I'm making these with blueberries this week! YUM YUM! thank you!

September 6, 2009 08:08 PM
Gilsner said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea! Christmas (or any!) brunch keeps getting easier and easier! Can someone say 'thaw and serve'?!?

September 6, 2009 08:10 PM
kimert said...

I seriously think I will make these for my kids next weekend!! thanks! :)

September 6, 2009 08:11 PM
Jess LC said...

These look amazing! I am headed to the grocery store today and I might just try these myself. Thanks!

September 6, 2009 08:11 PM
Casey said...

These look amazing! Puffins… I love it!

September 6, 2009 08:16 PM
Lisa Spector said...

OOOOOH I love these! Love the blueberry idea. maybe for BigBoy's lunch. super fun!

September 6, 2009 08:25 PM
debbiraff said...

these are perfect for an on-the-run breakfast for my always-late-to-school-in-the-morning teenage sons! thanks!

September 6, 2009 08:34 PM
sarraphim said...

M to the 3rd, C to the 2nd (Said M Cubed, C Squared)

September 6, 2009 08:38 PM
Leslie said...

Oh My! I am so making these! Thank you!

September 6, 2009 08:48 PM
Anna said...

How about "Chocolate Chip Baby Puffins"?

September 6, 2009 08:50 PM
Gala said...

yuuuuuum these look real good! a real treat for all of us flipping while the others munch on their ready pancakes!

congratulations on self hosting your blog! good luck! :)

September 6, 2009 09:03 PM
Ashley said...

This is perfect!! I woke up this morning CRAVING pancakes, and did not feel like actually making them!! We'll be having this tomorrow!

September 6, 2009 09:03 PM
VeggieGirl said...

Portable pancake perfection! :)

September 6, 2009 09:11 PM
Jennifer said...

WOW these are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

September 6, 2009 09:33 PM
tj said...

…Oh girl, you hit the nail on the head with the name "Puffins"! Perfect! :o)

…And perfect describes this recipe – I love it and will try this very soon…

…Thanks Bakerella!

…Blessings… :o)

September 6, 2009 09:38 PM
Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

yum! your blog always makes me sooo hungry :)

September 6, 2009 09:42 PM
Anonymous said...

Great idea! How about with maple icing?

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September 6, 2009 09:45 PM
Jennifer said...

OH MY! These look delicious!!!!

September 6, 2009 09:46 PM
Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

Yummy.. those look delicious! Good luck with Word Press, I would like to take the plunge as well, but am a bit chicken!

September 6, 2009 10:05 PM
Nida Rasheed said...

What if I made these without pure maple syrup? I don't have any and I must have these NOW :D

September 6, 2009 10:06 PM
Rachel said...

I hate the pancake making problem. So I turn my oven on to the warm setting and throw all the cooked pancakes on a cookie sheet in the oven until I am done. They taste the same, stay warm, and we all can eat together.

September 6, 2009 10:10 PM
Bakerella said...

Nida Rasheed – I did make some without maple and also without chips and they work but I think they tasted better with the maple. Once you dip them in syrup, you probably won't care.

Rachel – I've done that trick too. Although I have to admit only recently thanks to a tip from Martha Stewart's blueberry pancake recipe. But still – it takes me soooo long. I need a big griddle.

September 6, 2009 10:14 PM
michelle said...

how yummy! I have one of those pancake puff pans, but this looks even easier! What kind of photo editing software do you use?

September 6, 2009 10:24 PM
Future Grown-Up said...

Yummy. I'm going to try making these with chopped bits of sausage in it for a savory pancake muffin.

September 6, 2009 10:28 PM
Connie said...

oh my.. .you just gave me a reason to buy a mini muffin pan :D

September 6, 2009 10:31 PM
Meredith said...

Those look delicious!

I am thinking MC2 (squared) Puffins.

September 6, 2009 10:34 PM
Terri said...

I'm thinking breakfast for dinner now that I've seen these! My weeone is going to flip – a blend of all her faves – mini muffins, pancakes and chocolate!!!

September 6, 2009 11:22 PM
Lauren said...

I'm too lazy to even make the pancake mix, I cheat and get the 'just add water' bottle. Do you think it would make decent puffins or that the universe would frown upon me for trying to avoid doing any work at all?

September 6, 2009 11:33 PM
Staci said...

Everything you make is yum and I'm sure these are no exception.

I like how you called them Puffins!! So cute!

September 6, 2009 11:39 PM
Lisa said...

Maple Pancake Bites….at least it's a shorter name. I am making these tomorrow for breakfast! Can't wait.

September 6, 2009 11:53 PM
LacyHolly said...

Yumm!!! These sound delicious! Of course you have to post something as delicious as this when I'm detoxing and can't eat for another week! Haha…great idea for once I can tho! Thanks!

September 7, 2009 12:05 AM
pita said...

When i make these for dh's friends at work, i will be calling them puffins. I think i might have to make them for the girl scout leaders when we do our leader encampment in october. i think i'm going to try them with blueberries too.

September 7, 2009 12:05 AM
noreen said...

These look delicious– just like everything you make! I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been IN LOVE ever since. I had to comment on this one because my husband has taken to making pancake muffins of late and it's breakfast perfection. He's not a baker, so it cracks me up. He does love to make pancakes, but they are time intensive. We refer to them as MuffinCakes, but Puffins are great, too! Can't wait to try this variation.

September 7, 2009 12:16 AM
Sarah said...

Oh my word those look delicious!! Thanks for sharing! I've got blueberries thawing right now too — I'm going to try it with those :)

September 7, 2009 12:21 AM
"junior" said...

Oh Wow! My DD and DH are going to LOVE these! I can't wait to make them in the morning!

My name idea is "Flipless Pancakes" and then you can add in the variations if you want! Ya know like – "flipless maple pancakes" or "flipless chocolate chip pancakes"

whaddya think?

September 7, 2009 12:31 AM
Nancy said...

Would you please send me two dozen by Frisday? Yummmm….

September 7, 2009 12:38 AM
Sally Forth said...

You Genius! I've the idea of serving puffins to the kids in the morning, a bit twee for my husband though. Thank you for this!

September 7, 2009 12:42 AM
fried blue said...

oh my goodie goodness!!!! these look sooo adorably delicious!!!

September 7, 2009 12:44 AM
sarahe said...

these look great!! i love that picture w/the syrup drip…yum

i think hubs would love these

September 7, 2009 12:45 AM
Mary said...

These look great, I wonder if I could make them and leave out the maple syrup (not my thing) in the mix? Maybe substitute a dash for vanilla instead?

I don't know, aside from the syrup they look perfect, and puffin is the perfect name for these little mini pancakes.

September 7, 2009 12:48 AM
*~kAy~* said...

another genius idea!!!! gawsh those lil puffins look so adorable! <3 yum!

September 7, 2009 12:59 AM
Marian said...

Mmmmm, gorgeous pics as usual! Thanks for another scrumptious recipe to try!
Thanks for the heads-up to your new blog.. will have to change my link. Can't wait to see it!

September 7, 2009 01:05 AM
Sadia said...


I discovered baked French toast this weekend; it's the same skip-the-flipping-and-get-to-the-eating philosophy.

September 7, 2009 01:14 AM
Kelley said...

Great idea for fall, makes my mouth water!

September 7, 2009 01:15 AM
Callie said...

These look awesome! I'm thinking breakfast tomorrow…Any thoughts on whether this would work in a regular sized muffin pan? I'm wondering if they would be too dense and not hold up….

September 7, 2009 01:22 AM
Mandy said...

Another on the go breakfast idea for you is to scramble some eggs and put a spoonful in a crescent roll (strip still dough not cooked yet) and then put a breakfast sausage link and a piece of cheddar on top of the eggs then roll up the crescent roll and bake. I tuck in the ends to keep the eggs from falling out. I made these for church and they were gone in minutes. Delicious and portable! Thanks for the puffin idea my husband wants me to make them right now!

September 7, 2009 01:26 AM
LittlestDustBunny said...

You should call them Puffers :)

Do you think these would work with regular pancake mix?

September 7, 2009 01:28 AM
Crystal said...

I made them! So incredibly simple, truly DELICIOUS! I was surprised how "pancakey" they tasted AND I am really impressed… they made EXACTLY 24. I have NEVER made just as many as the recipe promised.

Thank you, thank you!!

September 7, 2009 01:33 AM
Amber said...


September 7, 2009 02:03 AM
blueschlub said...

You should call them "Mupples"

September 7, 2009 02:14 AM
Heidi said...

I too quickly tire of flipping. Puffins just make it to my next's weeks breakfast list.

September 7, 2009 02:23 AM
Anonymous said...

Thanks for another great recipe! I can't wait to make them! :)

September 7, 2009 02:24 AM
Misty said...

You give me a reason to get up in the morning. Thank-you! Those look delicious!

September 7, 2009 02:32 AM
Julia said...

wow those look amazing. such a creative recipe!

September 7, 2009 02:41 AM
Kati- said...

they looks delicious! I can't wait to bake them!!

Good luck on your transition, I'm sure it'll go smoothly!!

September 7, 2009 02:43 AM
The Bearded Lady said...

Puffins….fo sho my new favorite thing!!! THANK YOU!!

September 7, 2009 03:36 AM
Fallon said...

Puffins! So cute! Kids would love those for a breakfast, makes it fun. I could see this for a brunch setting as well. Awesome idea!

September 7, 2009 03:44 AM
Janean said...

You are so clever!

September 7, 2009 03:53 AM
Sharon said...

OMG! That is THE best idea! School starts Tuesday and my son will love these. He's the only pancake eater in the house.

September 7, 2009 04:08 AM
The Harrisons said...

Yum! I can't wait to try these!

September 7, 2009 04:40 AM
Vanessa Tuau said...

Wonderful and delicious {as always}! Vanessa (Australia)

September 7, 2009 04:43 AM
Michelle Laulu said...

How about calling them Maple pancake miracles? Cute and they look delicious!

September 7, 2009 05:27 AM
Aelwyn said...

Gah!!!!! Now I'll be horking back maple pancake muffins all the time!!!!!

Mmmmm….have to make some tomorrow!

September 7, 2009 05:45 AM
sweet d said...

alright this looks scrumptious, but i think these require a maple butter cream frosting to turn them into an after breakfast dessert. me and mom say they could go by choco-pan-fins.

September 7, 2009 06:15 AM
*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

Wow those look great!

September 7, 2009 06:50 AM
Angie said...

Oh, delicious! I'm just missing the buttermilk… oh, and the mini muffin pan. Used to have one, need another! I may have to buy one just for this recipe. These are perfect for the Operation Yellow Ribbon that we do here at Aviano AB. I could bake these up and donate them. We provide food for the soldiers on their way down range, or on their way home from down range. they stop at our Base for a layover for a couple hours and they are only allowed to get off the plane, hang out in a hangar, then get back on the plane. Some homemade goodies really help their layover pass quickly and it reminds them that we are thinking of them. Oh, and I'll probably call them panuffins.

September 7, 2009 07:35 AM
Vera said...

Congratulations on :) The puffins sound soooo easy and soooo perfect :)

September 7, 2009 07:41 AM
Reid said...

I'm callin' 'em PANUFFINS! Puffins remind me of the bird and that freaks me out a little… I'm soooo making these for everyoneeee.

September 7, 2009 08:27 AM
Maybe said...

I want puffins !!!!!!

September 7, 2009 10:05 AM
anninasworld said...

it looks great and I bet it was awesome!!

September 7, 2009 11:39 AM
Andreassist said...

Can't you just post in my morning paper? Would love to see you there EVERY morning!! Thank you for the wonderful puffins! I need a breakfast muffin for a 9/11 memorial and these will be perfect!

September 7, 2009 11:47 AM
Melissa said...


September 7, 2009 12:17 PM
WishTrish said...

That dripping muffin picture did it for me. Oh, yum.

September 7, 2009 12:54 PM
Wendy said...

You're back! Yay!

I have never regretted the move to self-hosting. It's just not that expensive ($6 a month?) and far, far, more flexible. Less likely to have problems, too.

September 7, 2009 01:15 PM
InnerAnomaly said...

you could call them Maple Pancake Poppers?

I just made them this morning and they were a hit with my family! and I was able to eat with them! Bonus! :)

September 7, 2009 01:18 PM
Gina said...

ohhh boy!! these are adorable and look soooo delicious!
I think I'll make them for a special breakfast next week on my anniversay.
Thanks for the great idea! :-)

September 7, 2009 01:20 PM
postcardgirl said...

I read this recipe just as my 9 year old was waking up today – and she insisted on making these for breakfast – GREAT! And all I had to do was take them out of the oven and put them on a plate. The kids LOVED dipping them in syrup and esp. loved the chocolate chips! Thanks for another great idea!

September 7, 2009 01:21 PM
Anonymous said...

Holy jeez. We just made these this morning and my family wolfed them down. They were awesome!

September 7, 2009 01:23 PM
Magdalena said...

Oh my! droool!

September 7, 2009 01:44 PM
Jeanette said...

Oh my! Those look so great! Yum-O!

September 7, 2009 02:12 PM
Dawn said...

I wonder if you can add bacon to these? Maybe without the chocolate chips…. maybe with… hmmm!! Must experiment!

September 7, 2009 02:15 PM
Mrsblocko said...

Oh num. I need to get me a bigger mini muffin pan. Mine's only a 24 hole-er. I'll be calling these babies C.C. Puffins. Thanks for the rockin recipe.

September 7, 2009 02:50 PM
Mrsblocko said...

whooops. I meant to say the muffin pan was a 12 holer. Apparently I have issues with numbers this am.

September 7, 2009 02:53 PM
Anonymous said...

Looks like Breakfast Hnadcakes to me. good for little hands going out the door to school.

September 7, 2009 02:58 PM
Anonymous said...

Oops, Handcakes not hnadcakes.

September 7, 2009 02:59 PM
Lyzzie said...

There are one lunch perfect for kids
tnaks for the send

September 7, 2009 03:01 PM
miriamp said...

I have a big griddle, but I have a bigger family (I have to triple or quadruple pancake recipes before everyone feels full) and I get so tired of standing by the griddle. this is usually my fall-back recipe — oven pancakes —
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But I love the mini muffin idea too. I may try them as regular size muffins (since I have regular muffin pans but not minis) because the freeze-and-serve-another-day-on-the-run bit appeals to me.

September 7, 2009 03:06 PM
Julie (Willow Bird Baking) said...

YUM, I want some puffins right now! These look delicious.

September 7, 2009 03:35 PM
90 said...

Adorably delicious!!!
: )

September 7, 2009 03:58 PM
The Cookie Girl said...

such a good idea. I know I am always the one left at the griddle too. :)

September 7, 2009 04:24 PM
pityenlacocina said...

ay ay ay! my sugar levels are so high now! this recipe is a must! i have totry it right away! lovely muffins!

cheers from london,


September 7, 2009 04:27 PM
Doggie Nanny said...

These were fantastic! So quick and easy and taste just like pancakes! Thanks!

September 7, 2009 05:17 PM
Ally said...

M2C2 pancake mini muffins (m squared, squared mini pancake muffins! Okay… Not that great of a shorter name!

I LOVE your blog!!! I still don't know how I came across it but I sure am happy about it!! Amazing is an understatement!!!

September 7, 2009 06:01 PM
Stepherella said...

Wow those look AMAZING! The first thing I thought was mmmmmmmm and you asked for a shorter name? What about m.m.m. chip pancakes?! (Of course the m's are Mini Maple Muffins)

Keep on Rockin' out amazing stuff Bakerella!

September 7, 2009 06:08 PM
Nichole and Philip Swink said...

Those are really fun. I think you should call them Chocolate Chip Puffins, because that is much more simple and fun sounding.

Also, you need to look into making Ebelskivers. I don't know if you've heard of them, but my brother in law made them for my husband and I and we LOVED them. He filled his with bananas and nutella, which is an amazing combination anyway, THEN he made this almost caramel-like syrup. Look them up. They are glorious.

September 7, 2009 06:30 PM
Yuki said...

These are a perfect treat for the kiddos lunch box. I think I'll make and freeze these so they'll be ready to go anytime. Thanks Bakerella!

September 7, 2009 06:55 PM
ckchan said...

Just tried this recipe and they came out great! Thank you!!

September 7, 2009 07:06 PM
lacie tidwell said...

oh my gosh these look AMAZING- and I can never get the temperature right for pancakes ect. ect- I am SO making these for sunday breakfast next weekend- thanks! love it- and I'm putting in the chocolate chips;)

September 7, 2009 07:34 PM
The Gomes Family said...

That is so fantastic! Congrats. These look great!

September 7, 2009 08:46 PM
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