Mini Maple Pancake Muffins

Mini chocolate chip pancake muffins [1]

… 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 [2]

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 [3]

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

Pancake Maple Muffins [4]

See. Just dunk them right in.

Wait, let’s look at that again…

Mini Maple Muffin Pancakes [5]

Yuuu-uuuum!

muffins [6]

But, they’re even tasty all by themselves.

chocolate chip mini pancake muffins [7]

And, if you don’t want chocolate chips…

Mini Maple Pancake Muffins [8]

… just leave them out.

Muffins [9]

But, the chocolate lover in me prefers the chips.

Enjoy!

One more thing… I’m hoping that sometime in the next week or so, you’ll get to see a new design for www.bakerella.com [10]. 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 www.bakerella.com [10] instead of www.bakerella.blogspot.com – you’re already ahead of the game.


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