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.

Alex said...

I just made these tonight and was pretty dissapointed. I was out of chocolate chips, so I made the plain ones- NO FLAVOR! Yikes! I’ll try them with the chocolate next time…

January 11, 2011 11:24 PM
Sarah said...

Omg I bought a mini muffin pan just to make these. Made some this morning and they were perfect! Super fluffy, So delicious! Everyone enjoyed them :)

January 15, 2011 02:51 PM
gabby said...

i just made these and they came out llike pancakes and so i think a good name for them would be pancake puffin muffins!!!

January 15, 2011 03:15 PM
Tigerbitten said...

These things are FREAKING awesome! Some scrambled eggs and sausage makes it even better! And because they are so small, any leftovers can be eaten as a snack. I will never have regular pancakes again! Thank you so much! XD

January 16, 2011 09:45 AM
Christine said...

These are FANTASTIC!
Yum :)

January 18, 2011 04:56 PM
Katie M. said...

I’m new to your website and love everything! I just made these and I used 1 T of coconut oil (melted) and 1 T of veg oil instead of butter because I was out. I also “made” syrup with brown sugar and maple flavoring. These are delcious and will be a definite repeat. They turned out perfect.

January 27, 2011 06:09 PM
Maryam said...

Puffcakes! Because they puff and they’re cakes! and they aren’t made in a pan… well, I guess I muffin tin is sortof a pan, but still. I vote Puffcakes.

January 28, 2011 02:54 PM
beth said...

i think you should name them MMCP muffins

February 4, 2011 01:26 AM
Angie said...

mocolate chip puffins?

February 5, 2011 11:46 AM
Cyndi Parisu said...

Looks so good… So very good… Mhh!
Pancakes and muffins? Seriously great material for almost anyone, anywhere, anytime, well, you get the point. Fantastic photography too. Mhh.

February 5, 2011 08:24 PM
Megan said...

hi.. would this work with the box pancake batter?? like just add water stuff?

February 6, 2011 01:09 AM
Cheyenne said...

I made these this morning for my 4 year old. She loved that you could just dunk them. They turned out great!

February 6, 2011 10:13 AM
Christina said...

Hi I just wanted to say I LOVE this idea and I hope you don’t mind but I wanted to share it with my readers at The Family Meal Blog… I did link back to your post in the title and I also included a link at the top of the post to your site :)

February 6, 2011 04:28 PM
Monica said...

OMG.OMG.OMG!!! I can’t wait to make these this weekend…i can taste them just looking a them!

February 7, 2011 02:00 AM
Ashley Moore said...

Mini Maple-Chip Puffins!!!!

February 10, 2011 09:48 AM
Dianne Vaz said...

I just had a great thought of a shorter name for these yummy puffins…how about MC2? (as in MC squared). Can’t wait to try these for my boys, o.k. and me too…

February 10, 2011 08:04 PM
Kathy said...

My kids love these. They ask for them all the time. I run daycare and they are a wonderful after school snack. Make ahead of time and then they are ready so the kids don’t have to wait to eat snack. Thanks so much for sharing them.

February 11, 2011 09:22 AM
lodi said...

ohhhhhhh Oh, that’s very beautiful
nice i will make

February 13, 2011 10:56 AM
Jennifer said...

perfect for the grandkids who make a mess with the fork still! FINGER FOODS!! Might try them with blueberries or bacon!

February 16, 2011 08:53 PM
Kathrine Donila said...

i love it!

February 20, 2011 02:03 AM
happee said...

these look so great!

February 21, 2011 02:20 PM
Sue Ann Hernandez said...

How about “CC Puffuns”

February 23, 2011 01:23 PM
nur athira safea said...

This Is easy !!

February 24, 2011 09:40 AM
sr said...

Can someone please tell me the measurements in Grams.

Can’t wait to make these.


February 24, 2011 03:54 PM
Denia Castillo said...

Sometimes people get fixed ideas about how things should be done. For instance, my mother used to make an oven-baked-pancake, sliced it and served it as “pancake”….and I never thought about doing it in mini size (which is also convenient if you want to freeze a couple of them for later), they look amazing and the choco-chips are an excellent addition.

February 25, 2011 05:27 PM
cookie occasions said...

add cooked bacon bits instead of chocolate
makes it even better.

February 27, 2011 11:38 AM
Zippy said...

These are fabulous! Made with blueberries and cinnamon and both of my toddlers tore them up. There were even more to freeze- you are brilliant!

March 1, 2011 10:12 PM
Lisa said...

YUM! We made these today and my kids loved them.
We made some healthier twists however.
Substituted half the flour for wheat flour and added 1 tbslp of wheat germ and 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed.
tasty! Thank you!

March 5, 2011 01:59 PM
A. Cole said...

yum cant wait to make these

March 7, 2011 09:42 PM
Hilary @ KatrinkaJane said...

Every Saturday, my husband makes whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes. I eat mine with powdered sugar; he does peanut butter and syrup on top. For us non-Bakerellas, would the “basic” recipe be the one above, just w/o maple? Does it have to be adjusted any other way? (See? I know nothing.) With a “basic”, readers could customize with pb & choc, maple & bacon, etc. Thanks!

March 9, 2011 12:12 PM
Tiffany said...

As a college student, I found these very simple, cheap, and fun to make. These served as a great quick breakfast to make the night before my morning classes. Thanks for sharing!

March 9, 2011 09:44 PM
dayle said...

Baby Cakes !

March 10, 2011 07:17 AM
Tania in Toronto said...

I made these for my daughters sleep over party last weekend and it was a hit. Thank you!

March 10, 2011 01:01 PM
Honey Mommy Yummies said...

So Fantastic! If I can bake it, I’ll make it. My griddle pancakes NEVER turn out. These were perfect, easy, not messy and will now be my go-to brunch item. Not to mention a fab jumping off point for some new cupcake flavors. Thanks!!!

March 12, 2011 05:12 PM
Jennifer McCormick said...

MmmMmm chip puffins

March 14, 2011 12:52 AM
Melisa said...

I made these this morning. Oh. Em. Gee. They were so super delicious and easy to boot. Pure maple syrup is a little more expensive, but so worth it and it tastes way better than regular syrup. It’s not nearly as sweet and doesn’t coat your mouth all gross-like.

I heart you so super hard for posting this recipe, even if it took me til now to try it. <3

March 18, 2011 06:06 PM
Jennifer said...

Delicious! I made these for my family last night, and they have eaten them all! :)

March 18, 2011 07:04 PM
Miri Leigh said...

These pancake muffins look fantastic. Can’t wait to try them out tomorrow morning!

March 19, 2011 08:15 PM
Anna Gray said...

I made these last week and they were de-lish! My mom and brother LOVED them, but preferred them without being dipped in syrup (I, however, preferred them WITH syrup!).

In fact, I am getting ready to make them again so my dad can try them!

March 20, 2011 06:45 PM
Jessica said...

These look amazing!! I am also that mom standing there still flipping more pancakes while the husband and kids are eating up every one as they come off the griddle. This will be a great way to actually get to sit down, thank you!!

March 24, 2011 11:19 PM
Purvi said...

If i dnt want 2 add egg thn wht is option

March 26, 2011 05:55 AM
SarahWW said...

wow~that look really nice!~ its simple and seems to be tasty!~ I definitely will try it ! thx for sharing !~
I just updated a post about classic French dessert- Chocolate Fondant~ have a look and leave me comments there~


March 27, 2011 01:26 AM
Eileen of Diva With A Fork said...

Delicious perfection in a muffin pan. Can’t wait to try!

March 29, 2011 04:24 PM
mercedes said...

You are dead-on with calling them “puffins”… maybe choco-maple puffins? I made these a couple weeks ago, and they were amazing! A great quick breakfast when you feel like making something without the big efforts! Thanks so much for the idea!

March 29, 2011 07:11 PM
Sarah said...

I tried these about a month ago- amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe! It was lovely treat for my family (and definitely for me :) )

March 30, 2011 01:33 PM
Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! This is yumtastic!!! :)

March 30, 2011 04:14 PM
Olo said...

OMG…seriously too good. Perfect texture, perfect size, perfect taste! Thank you!

March 31, 2011 09:52 PM
Ellery said...

I made a very quick DAIRY-FREE recipe based on your idea. The kids just LOVED it. Thanks for the idea!

April 3, 2011 12:24 PM
casey chong said...

will definitely give this a try, looks yummylicious! thanks for sharing! definitely with choc chips and lots of it!

April 4, 2011 11:48 AM
donna f. shaw said...

M squared C squared Pancake Muffins.

April 4, 2011 03:33 PM
Megan said...

This is perfect for my daughter on those school mornings where we need something fast. I think I’ll whip up a batch tonight for the rest of the school week mornings.
Hope your feeling better and just know that your in my prayers.

April 5, 2011 11:55 AM
Andrea MacLeod said...

I made them the other day. Didn’t quite look likes yours and the chocolate chips where a bit tricky. However, everybody loved them. Made some with coca powder which was also yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

April 5, 2011 11:33 PM
Becky said...

I just made these this morning. Mixed them up, threw them in the oven, then my poor husband was the one standing in the kitchen flipping…bacon! Which made me think…I bet these little buddies would be amazingly delish without choco. chips and with crumbled bacon in them. I think I will have to try them that way. Not that the choco. chip ones weren’t amazing. We all scarfed them right up!! Will definitely need to do a double batch next time! :)

April 10, 2011 09:26 AM
tari said...

how about “sweet spot”

April 14, 2011 03:41 AM
Anonymous said...

mmm, Maple Chip Puffins! I look forward to trying these, I am sure they will be a huge hit with the kids

April 14, 2011 04:33 PM
Brandy said...

I think you should call them Breakfast in Bed Muffins

April 16, 2011 03:14 PM
samia said...

just made them they are scummy xxxxx

April 17, 2011 08:10 AM
Mitra said...

Oh my goodness! I made these and they were delicious! I have never made pancakes before (the flipping part always scared me off) so these were absolutely perfect! I have posted pictures of the ones I made (along with a link to your fabulous blog) along with the recipe. Is that okay? Otherwise I would be more than to remove it.
Thanks so much for your fabulous ideas and inspiration.

April 17, 2011 03:42 PM
Yvette said...

could you do these with blueberries???

April 21, 2011 03:15 PM
Sophia said...

I love them. :)

April 22, 2011 11:47 PM
Jennifer Deroche said...

OMG, I cannot even tell you how excited I am to make these! Thank you so much, you’re my new ‘go to’ for sweet treats! <3

April 22, 2011 11:53 PM
Andi said...

Just made these for Easter breakfast. Holy dee-licious! (And I hate pancakes, btw…)
My 4yo son ate 6. :)

April 24, 2011 07:37 PM
Julia said...

I saw these today and I am so excited to make them tomorrow for my family! For me, breakfast is popping a few slices of bread in the toaster – but these look so simple and fun to make! Thanks for spicing up my breakfast life lol

April 24, 2011 09:08 PM
Millie said...

shorter name? Chocolaty Maple Pancake Minis is my choice. Puffins makes me think either of the bird or the cereal. they look great, I can’t wait to try them!

May 7, 2011 02:59 PM
Jennie said...

I, personally, LOVE Puffins!! :) It’s an awesome name :) :) :)

May 18, 2011 06:00 PM
Dawn said...

I am so glad I skimmed over the posts before I posted!!! These would be sooo sooo good with sausages bits mixed in! The kids loved them!

May 21, 2011 02:10 PM
Ilsa said...

You don’t happen to have a calorie count on these do you?

May 22, 2011 07:23 PM
Scotty E. said...

Me and my friend just made these with bacon pieces in them. YuMmMmMmmMmM

May 23, 2011 07:31 PM
Pat said...

These looks amazing!! Pancake/muffin fusion. Genius! I am so making these!

May 23, 2011 10:26 PM
Addison said...

These look absolutely tasty!

May 24, 2011 04:38 PM
Carressa said...

Just got done making these for dinner for my boyfriend and I. We did 8 chocolate chip, 8 bacon, and 8 sausage ones. We LOVED them, soooo delicious! His favorite was the sausage but I prefer the chocolate chip and bacon. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!! :]

May 27, 2011 08:20 PM
montse said...

hay alguna manera de recibirlo en español

May 29, 2011 04:19 PM
Michelle said...

I tried this recipe today (but used 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp brown sugar) and it is ridiculously delicious. Better, faster and fluffier than any stove top pancake I’ve made. Thanks for the great recipe :)

May 30, 2011 06:28 PM
susan, denmark said...

I love it

June 4, 2011 05:07 PM
Stanzbake said...

I am definitely having these for breakfast!!!! They look AMAZING!!!!

June 6, 2011 11:10 AM
Naomi said...

Puffins. It’s the perfect name :)

June 10, 2011 03:40 PM
J.J.Q said...

i am a chocolate and pancake freak !!and you my friend combiend 2 of the best !i really thank you for that!

June 12, 2011 03:26 PM
Isabellascreaciones said...

i´ll try this ones the next sunday for father´s day breakfast…. i ? the puffins

June 14, 2011 08:40 PM
mcs gal said...

maybe “Maple Chip Puffins”?

June 19, 2011 10:28 AM
mcs gal said...

Mini Maple Chip Puffins….

June 19, 2011 10:29 AM
Susan said...

These are in the oven right now… going to surprise my dad for Father’s Day!

June 19, 2011 10:38 AM
Juli said...

My daughter and I made these in her babycakes cupcake maker and they are our new favorite breakfast. Thanks for the recipe. Nice in the summer not to have to use the stove.

June 20, 2011 01:57 PM
Ashley said...

YUM! How about Puffin Pops? I can’t wait to make these!

June 20, 2011 02:15 PM
chauna said...

looks so good! !
i wonder if i could make one with strawberry cream cheese…

June 20, 2011 05:03 PM
Amanda said...

What if you don’t have mini muffin pan, will they work in regular muffin tins, and how much to increase the cooking time?

June 23, 2011 10:27 AM
Scott said...

oooh i was wonder what to do with my blueberries,,YUM!

June 24, 2011 08:51 AM
Jenna said...

Im an aspiring baker and Ive been looking around for blogs on the internet to read when im bored at work. Your blog is WONDERFUL! and these look just wonderful too!!!

June 26, 2011 06:58 PM
BellaBaker said...

Mmmm….I can’t wait to try these Saturday. I’ll be making them for my family. Thanks for the great idea

June 29, 2011 01:33 PM
The Tschaggeny Family said...

I actually made these and they totally looked like the picture (obviously that doesn’t happen very often for me). :o) Anyway, we popped them in our mouths like cookies or candy all weekend long. No syrup required! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

June 29, 2011 02:25 PM
Amanda Wamsley said...

I have made these two different times since reading this post, and I have to say that they are a new family favorite! I love that I don’t have to stand over a hot stove and babysit pancakes! THANK YOU so much for posting this recipe!! It’s awesome!! And my little girls LOVED the chocolate ship ones.

July 11, 2011 01:47 PM
Katie said...

Just made these with my big sister! They’re baking now! Maybe add sausge? Yum-O.

August 20, 2011 03:48 PM
Anonymous said...

you are a genious, Bakerella! I tried these with my own cinnamon pancakes recipe and they were really cute and tasty. I liked my pancakes better before though because this time, I had to substitute half of the milk in the pancakes for buttermilk. There is always next time, though!

September 10, 2011 08:00 PM
Madi said...

Chiple (chocolate chip maple) puffins.

Chipple puffins!!:)

September 26, 2011 04:38 PM
Jean said...

Yum. These look deliciuos, and easy. I’m gonna make them for the boys this weekend. Thanks!

September 27, 2011 12:13 PM
Aleceia Rana said...

I’m definitely making these for my business grand opening, Big Mamaz Bake Shop. Think I will add bacon instead of chocolate.

October 8, 2011 08:55 PM
Cay said...

I just made these and they are so tasty and cute! I cut down half of the sugar though, think the maple syrup and chocolate chips make up for the sweetness. :) And yes, you gave me the perfect excuse to buy a mini muffin pan! :)

November 9, 2011 04:28 AM
sofia said...

this looks amazin! does anyone know if i can use something else instead of buttermilk?, i don’t think i can find that where i live. thanks.
love the website!

December 13, 2011 11:39 AM
Kelsey said...

I made these when my cousin’s family came to visit. They make a dozen normal-sized muffins, and it’s easier to portion the batter with an ice cream scoop. They took about 15 minutes to bake. Yum!

December 30, 2011 06:17 PM
Ellie said...

I just got your book for Christmas about cake pops and it helps so much.

January 1, 2012 09:15 PM
Laurie said...

I just made these and they are terrific! Whole family is very happy right now. What a great idea.

January 8, 2012 11:59 AM
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