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.


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Donna said...

I’d love to try these with sauteed apples :)

March 22, 2010 10:49 PM
cristina Obregon said...

I have a name
mini ccpm muffinss.

March 31, 2010 12:38 AM
Rachel said...

Hi bakerella, I’m from singapore and buttermilk isn’t easy to find so I substituted with milk, also I subst the melted butter for canola oil and it still tastes delicious. My boyfriend ate 6 in a row and wanted more. Question is that I don’t have a mini muffin tray so I used soufflé cups and filled them about 1/2 to 2/3 full. I managed to get about 20 but they really puffed up looking like muffins instead of the perfect ones u get. Any suggestions?

April 7, 2010 02:56 PM
Rachel said...

Oh yes we started calling them panuffins and my family loves it. They went for 2nds which doesn’t usually happen.. Thanks so much!!:)

April 7, 2010 03:00 PM
Rachel said...

Oh haha managed to find buttermilk in cold storage in singapore. Will try again soon:)

April 8, 2010 09:53 AM
Sarah said...

I spotted these this morning. I have no idea how I missed these before. Annnnyway, I got up and made these straight away. Here is the result:

Thank you for your wonderful and creative ideas that help us all through our daily trials and tribulations in the kitchen. ;)

April 12, 2010 02:53 AM
Anessa said...

I can’t wait to feed these to my family! I love it.

April 12, 2010 08:54 PM
Natalie said...

Can i make them with big cupcake pans because i dont have the mini kind?

April 16, 2010 10:24 PM
Jewellee said...

LOVE these! Just took them out of the oven. They smell SO good! I made half without the chips because my 6 year old daughter doesn’t like chocolate (weird, I know). I put cheese and sausage in the other half…kind of like pigs in a blanket. They sure look YUMMY!!

April 23, 2010 07:11 PM
catalina said...

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April 29, 2010 05:38 PM
Laura Schultz said...

I ran out of milk/buttermilk so I substituted chocolate milk. Delicious!!!!

May 9, 2010 11:44 AM
morgan said...

oh my goodness these are soooo good! next time im going to try them with blueberries. ooooooo…YUM!!!!

May 16, 2010 08:10 PM
grace said...

i made this with my sister and mom and we loved them. im sooo going to show my relatives and friends.

May 16, 2010 08:16 PM
Rachel said...

Heys.. does anyone know how to get the nice even tops on the pancake muffins? mine tends to looks like an overgrown shrub… nice tasting, but not very nice looking..

May 17, 2010 09:43 AM
Melissa said...

Does the maple syrup make the top white?

May 18, 2010 03:27 AM
Jennifer said...

I absilutely love these. Maybe next time with blueberries. Or even bananas. I sooo need to teach my friends this. They’ll love it!!!

May 21, 2010 08:24 PM
sally said...

maple pancake pop-ups! I love them, have to try this recipe this very weekend.

May 27, 2010 05:45 AM
mcbaker said...

another amazing recipe, you never lose with this site!!!!! i want to try these this weekend :D

June 3, 2010 05:31 PM
Charissa Anne said...

Thank you :) I had an idea to make these, but I wasn’t entirely sure how. I made little jelly filled ones just now. ^^ It’s easy for breakfast, especially using wheat flour and strawberries with orange jam. It’s like a little fruit basket in your mouth! XD Thanks again!

June 7, 2010 01:25 PM
Ava said...

Can you make them using a mix? If so, how much?
These look mouth-watering… mmm panuffins…….

June 18, 2010 03:38 AM
Homer said...

Mmmmmmm… mapley panuffins…..

June 18, 2010 01:25 PM
Brigitte said...

I just found this website this weekend—love it!

I didn’t read all of the comments, but I tried the puffins with instant “just add water” pancake mix. They came out great. I used the Krusteaz Buttermilk (10 lb bags are soo cheap at Costco), and they’re so fluffy and yummy. I will get some mini chocolate chips and do those too. My 2 1/2 year old loves them.

I baked them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (starting watching them at around 6 mins since it was my first try), and I think I could have left them for a minute or two longer, just to get them a little more golden.

Here is a photo (if links are allowed).

June 21, 2010 04:13 PM
Tarick said...

This recipe looks awesome! However, I was wondering if the buttermilk could be substituted with regular milk? ‘Cuz, I don’t have any buttermilk, and I just bought a fresh carton of milk, so… is that any good? Thanks! :)

June 24, 2010 04:50 AM
Avni said...

good for breafast

July 1, 2010 02:00 PM
Rose said...

I have a GREAT but simple name for these and a question. The name is chocolate chip puffins. My question is will it make a difference if I don’t have buttermilk ,and I just use regular reduced fat, two percent milk??????

July 11, 2010 11:57 PM
Julia said...

i really love your Food, but they taste like nothing :/

July 21, 2010 09:42 AM
Melissa said...

I’m making these now, but I’m topping them with a maple bacon icing.

July 31, 2010 04:18 PM
alisa said...

I don’t know how I managed to forget the sugar, but I did. They are fine with maple syrup but sugar is needed in the recipe haha. I baked these in regular size cups and got 8 from this recipe. It took 16 minutes to cook them.

August 1, 2010 11:56 PM
Andrea said...

These are so easy and so incredibly delicious!! They are a huge hit every time I make them.

August 21, 2010 11:12 PM
Jojo said...

Thanks!! These were delicious and so fun to make! I filled the muffin batter all the way to the top of the pan to make them puff up a bit :) my family and coworkers enjoyed them very much,

August 27, 2010 06:26 PM
Stylish Cuisine said...

Just made a batch of these. Yum! My boys gobbled them up. I didn’t have buttermilk so I used half and half, and they were delicious. Making another batch now and made some of them with blueberries. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

August 31, 2010 11:18 AM
Lulu said...

Just pulled these out of the oven ! My hunny and I split a toasty one with some maple syrup – delicious. Cannot wait to eat the rest for breakfast – thanks!!

September 10, 2010 01:48 AM
dee whisnant said...

Now all you need to do is put them on a stick, dip them in chocolate ‘coating’ and call them “yummin’s on a stick”..”.yum-pops”…

September 14, 2010 06:50 AM
Georgeann Luts said...

I did not read all of the comments but the first thing I thought of was to try them in my new Redi Set Go Express muffin pan. I love this site and the wonderful ideas that I take away from it. Georgeann

September 14, 2010 09:52 AM
katie said...

What if you’d like to bake these the night before? I have a very early event on Saturday and would love to make them the night before. Advice on how they’ll keep? Thank you! :)

September 16, 2010 09:18 AM
Erin78us said...

My kids call them “Puffins”. I’ll have to try your version. They look great!

September 17, 2010 11:28 AM
Erin78us said...

LOL. Just noticed you called them that too.

September 17, 2010 11:28 AM
Michelle said...

OMG…have to make these for my hubby! He LOVES chocolate chip pancakes!!!

September 17, 2010 04:13 PM
Karen said...

If you dusted them with some powdered sugar, they are almost like a chocolate chip donut. They have a nice, soft texture – yum!

September 18, 2010 12:13 PM
Debbe said...

These were great. I made them for my kids and coworkers. Everyone loved them. I made a powdered sugar, maple syrup and milk icing to drizzle over them. They are simple and quick.

September 20, 2010 06:43 AM
Desi Carricondo Timko said...

I call them Panuffins, and make them sugar free and they are just as yummy.

September 21, 2010 04:03 AM
Kimberly Hayes said...

Make some bacon and crumble it in instead of the chocolate chips. Dip in maple syrup…yum!

September 21, 2010 10:49 PM
ladybug said...

Do you think they would freeze well? It would be great to have some on hand when company comes.

September 22, 2010 08:17 AM
Ana said...

These look absolutely delicious!!!! Another reason to use my mini muffin pan. And I think I will try blueberries as they are my favorite.

And, I vote for Maple Pancake Bites or Maple Pancake Poppers as suggested by some.

Thanks Bakerella!

September 22, 2010 08:51 AM
bonnie peery said...

great idea

September 22, 2010 09:07 AM
Brenda said...

So delicious and good without the chocolate chips, too. My daughter is a super picky breakfast eater and these hit the spot for her. She asked for more!

September 22, 2010 05:23 PM
monica in raleigh said...

omg, cant wait to make these! What a great idea… would be great for class parties and lunches! thanks!

September 24, 2010 05:10 PM
Kristen said...

These are fantastic!! I made a batch yesterday and they turned out spectacularly! I am always wowed by your creative and tasty ideas!! Thanks for another big hit! :)

September 26, 2010 02:25 PM
Kristen said...

Oh, and I keep calling them Mini Pancake Bites.
The BF registers that one well, and knows it means treat! (Makes him sound like a dog, oops!)

September 26, 2010 02:27 PM
Jolene said...

You are a lifesaver! My son is OBSESSED with double chocolate chip pancakes (melt some chocolate chips and add to the batter) with whipped cream on top. Like from IHOP. So I make them at home, but yes, it does take forever (Like you, I do one or two at a time). So, I will be making these now – and so much easier to grab on school mornings! WOO-HOO!

September 27, 2010 08:21 AM
Drea said...

I brought these in to work today (used the recipe in the Betty Crocker booklet!) Big hit. Thank you :)

September 27, 2010 11:34 AM
jthebaker said...

questions.. 1. how to substitute buttermilk? my country doesnt sell buttermilk… 2. is silicone muffin pan yield the same result with tin pan? thanksssss

September 27, 2010 03:14 PM
Dr. V said...

So excited…just bought a mini muffin pan. How about MAPLE CHOCO PUFFIN BITES!

September 28, 2010 11:22 PM
Mitsu said...

Just.. Mini Maple Muffins. MMM :3

They look cute, delicious, and mhm!
Just dont have bakeform like that. >:

September 30, 2010 04:07 PM
Sara said...

Made them this weekend. INSTANT hit! Thank you!

October 4, 2010 10:30 AM
yoony said...

It looks perfect!!!
You are a genius!!!
thank you for the receipies^^

October 5, 2010 08:21 PM
Roberta said...

I made these today for my moms group brunch and they are so good! I made four batches so I could freeze some for later. My 3 year old son ate like 5 of them and wanted more!

October 6, 2010 11:49 PM
Georgie said...

Wow these look so cute and yummy! I’m 12 and I asked my mum if I could cook these today, can’t wait! :D

October 9, 2010 08:08 AM
Devin n/a said...

I made these right after I saw them and may I say… AMAZING! They are so cute, and so much simpler and less time consuming than regular pancakes. I finally got to eat with everybody else for once, instead of spending the entire breakfast time making enough pancakes for everyone!

October 9, 2010 03:14 PM
Dana said...

You should nickname them MMCCPuffins. It sound like a rapper. *nods seriously*

October 10, 2010 02:48 AM
Becca Jones said...

Super tasty! We used white chocolate chips and the kids LOVED them!

October 10, 2010 11:09 AM
Kelli Smith said...

“maple chip puffins!”

October 10, 2010 07:40 PM
Gail Miyagawa said...

y – u – m – m – y…can’t get better than this for a wake er upper in the morning.

October 13, 2010 05:29 PM
Kristen said...

I’ve been making these for like 6 months as a way to switch up breakfast. My boyfriend is really into the ones where i actually use sausage crumbles..breakfast on the go :)

October 14, 2010 08:10 AM
Anonymous said...

These are such a wonderful idea. has anyone every tried to add sausage or anything else a bit more savory? have a brunch to attend and would love ot make both – thanks!!

October 16, 2010 10:57 AM
Larkin .s. said...

you are sooo creative!

October 17, 2010 12:51 PM
mrsound said...

Why not also try the maple bacon muffins as well. Here’s the recipe:

October 19, 2010 05:24 AM
Desi Carricondo Timko said...

I make these sugar free and in our home we like to call them Panuffins. I made 100 for a camping trip we went on, they keep just great.

October 21, 2010 03:41 AM
Anonymous said...

Pancake Puffins!

October 22, 2010 05:38 PM
Jamie said...

OMG, I just made these for my daughter and her friends who stayed for a sleepover!! Brilliant, just brilliant!!

October 23, 2010 01:01 PM
Alexandria said...

I just made these! Only with mini chocolate chips instead of the regular sized ones. Delicious recipe! So quick and easy to make. They’re so cute. I’ll be making this for years to come.

October 27, 2010 03:36 PM
Mixolidia G. said...

Yummm….Chocolate Chip Maple Puffinis

November 1, 2010 03:45 AM
Allison Borg said...


November 1, 2010 05:14 PM
berns said...

picture perfect as so the recipe!!! thank you very much for sharing!

November 6, 2010 10:24 AM
Kallie's Cakes said...

maybe you can call then MMCCPM

November 8, 2010 06:33 PM
simply josie said...

Just whipped up a double batch of these for daycare kids and they are a huge hit and oh, so easy to make! Thank you!

November 15, 2010 04:19 PM
lauren Kellar said...

I want to make these for breakfast. :) i need supplies though. (the pan).

November 17, 2010 12:50 AM
Izzy said...

Mini Chocolate Maple Puffins

November 17, 2010 07:36 PM
Vanessa said...

gosh looking at those make me crave banana nut puffins. Guess I need to add a mini muffin tin to my shopping list since I used the 2 I had when I made advent calendars last year for my boys! thanks for another amazing idea!

November 20, 2010 10:35 PM
Ambyr said...


November 23, 2010 08:43 AM
Andree said...

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

What about : Maple-Chocolate Chips Puffins!

November 25, 2010 09:25 AM
Emily said...

I made these today for my brothers and parents. They were SO good. We fell in love.
P.S. We call ‘em “Mancakes”. ;)

November 28, 2010 04:16 PM
Xoe said...

oh. my. gosh.

Just made these adorablethings and I was so happy that they made exactly 24 puffins! thanks bakerella. food should always be adorable.

oh yeah, and I ate 12 of them in like 10 minutes >_> lol

November 30, 2010 11:25 PM
Darby "The Dessert Diva" said...

Puffins. I love it. I am going to make these and call them that. Good idea :)

December 7, 2010 11:35 AM
kerry said...

made 4 batches of these for my 6 year olds birthday party last weekend! they were a huge hit with the kids and the grownups. the party was outside in the freezing cold (we had a soccer game) and these went perfectly with hot chocolate and we even threw some on a skewer and toasted them a bit over the fire! thanks for a great recipe!

December 7, 2010 07:21 PM
Hannah said...

Chocolate chip Puffins?

December 8, 2010 11:54 AM
elizabeth said...

I tried them with blueberries, very good !!

December 11, 2010 11:03 AM
Angela said...

You are so awesome! Thanks for the great ideas!

December 12, 2010 08:32 PM
Jenna Birley said...

YOU ARE THE SMARTEST LADY EVER! At my house, every Sunday we eat pancakes and I always have chocolate chips in mine. I can’t wait to try these babies out instead. Love it!

December 15, 2010 02:07 PM
Sweet Bella Roos said...

I made these for a 8am Monday morning meeting at work…. let me just say little muffins = big hit! Thanks for sharing!

December 15, 2010 11:25 PM
Miraha said...

I came across your cake pop book while roaming an urban outfitters store and decided to check out your website. I love baking so i soon plan to start trying your recipes seeing as i love sweets and i love mini things =]. I love this idea for the same reason you stated. I plan on trying it in the next few days, though one suggestion is that you should try white chocolate chips or even butterscotch chocolate chips only because regular ones tend to give a really dry flavor when mixed in the pancake mix. The vanilla and butterscotch ones give just enough sweetness you don’t have to add syrup at all unless you have a serious sweet tooth. I look forward to reading more wonderful recipes in your blog ^_^

December 19, 2010 11:52 PM
N Russell said...

Just made them because I heard company was dropping in. They’re quick, easy and yummy. Thanx so much!!!

December 20, 2010 05:31 AM
Marie-Pier said...

How About MMCC Pancake Muffins?

December 23, 2010 03:46 PM
Lindsey said...

Yummo! I just made these today for Christmas Eve breakfast! My three year old loved helping me. I think next time i’ll try with blueberries. Thanks for the nifty idea!

December 24, 2010 10:20 AM
your masters, GWAR said...

I added a little chunk of ripe banana before I baked them and dusted with Powdered Sugar and Cinnamon.

December 30, 2010 09:29 PM
Anonymous said...

Maple Chip Puffins :)

January 3, 2011 06:58 AM
Jennifer Melanson said...

These look delicious and I think you should call them Mippins!

January 5, 2011 06:43 PM
Jennifer Melanson said...

or Mini Mippins!

January 7, 2011 07:47 PM
YoungBakerella said...

Oh those look super dooper yummy and I’m sure they are, cant wait to try and make them!! :):)
Could you make some more cute cupcakes so even kids aged 11 up can make them, i’ll email some inspiration to you
Big Fan

January 9, 2011 07:50 AM
Brenda Mault said...

Yummy!! Now I am hungry.

January 10, 2011 09:31 AM
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