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 all purpose 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 – 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 24 count mini muffin pan with non-stick baking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Freeze any leftover to microwave for a quick breakfast bite.

Makes 24 mini pancake muffins.


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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475 comments on “Mini Maple Pancake Muffins”

  1. Can’t wait to try these tomorrow! ?

  2. This is simply mouth watering.

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

  4. Hi

    I don’t have or drink buttermilk but what can you use instead of that.

  5. How long do these stay fresh for? Can they be kept for a few days/a week or do they have to be eaten straight away?

  6. What about ‘Pannys’? :)

  7. A shorter name… PUFFINS

  8. M^3C^2P Recipe! Delicious! Thank you for this. It’s amazing for sending on road trips and feeding fussy eaters after a sleepover:)

  9. They look so delicious!!!!!

  10. Panuffins! Cute name, and they look yummy!

  11. Thank you for posting such a scrumptious puffin. Have you ever combined this puffin with a sausage and cheese quiche? Say 1/2 puffin, 1/2 sausage and cheese quiche. Also, do you think making the batter a day or two in advance would be a problem?


  12. I love them, I just have to make them

  13. i made theses for my boyz and my husband ,the other day, and they loved them.but i buy the pancake mix that u just add water too,its quicker and easier.

  14. Dear bakerella, what kind of sugar? Can’t wait to make these! :)

  15. This looks delicious! But I have a question, would it be OK to substitute buttermilk for regular milk? The place that I live in doesn’t sell any buttermilk.

  16. Made these today and they were a big hit with the whole family. Thanks!

  17. I love them! One quick question though, can you use normal milk instead of buttermilk?

  18. I’ve made these twice now, my kids love them. I switched up the fillings a bit, here’s the link to my blog where I wrote about your recipe.

  19. Hi Bakerella! I was thinking of making these for a soon-to-be mom. Do you think these would be okay to freeze (both with and without chips) to just thaw when ready to eat? Any tips?

  20. If I only have a regular sized muffin pan, do you know how that will affect the cooking time? Hope to make these soon!

  21. I loved this .. made for the folks at home today .. they loved it .. wonderful recipe! Thank you ..

  22. I made these today (sans chocolate chips, so my baby could have them) and they’re great! I should have made a double batch because we ate half of them this morning! I’ll most definitely be making them again – with chocolate chips – and freezing the leftovers for easy breakfasts for my kindergartener. Thank you!

  23. Mmmm! Now I suddenly want bacon. Or chocolate chips:-)

  24. These have become part of our Christmas morning tradition. Thank you!

  25. Delicious. Used mini chocolate chips instead of the regulars and its just as good!

  26. I just made these with boxed pancake mix according to directions and added chocolate chips. (I didnt have all of the ingredients for above) Wow! My 2 year old loved them.
    I could only imagine how good the above recipe tastes. So much better baked :)

  27. I have a batch of something similar in the oven now…. I didn’t have all the pancake ingredients but I did have a mix (hey I’m no baker) so I hope they come out yummy…… I ended up splitting the mix in two before I added the maple and in the second batch I mixed in coconut flavor, banana and pineapple pieces…. it smelled amazing and I hope it tastes good. I also always boost my baked goods with wheat germ and milled flax seed. I hope the kids like them :)

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  29. i would suggest that you videotape your recipes while doing it so that we could follow every instruction you make. :) thanks.

  30. Theses were perfect for when the boys had a sleep over. i used the just add water pancake mix that we had and used syrup and water. I also use mini choc chips as I find it takes less to go further.
    It would also be yummy w/ sasauge cooked in I think for a savory version.

  31. These were absolutely perfect. I didn’t have a mini-muffin pan so I made regular sized mufins and it only filled about 10 muffin cups and I baked for about 14 minutes. The kids are fighting over the last one! LOL

  32. For those who want to know I just made these using my normal size muffin tin and it worked fine. Just like the original I baked at 350. I extended the baking time to 18 min (I used my own recipe though and it’s quite dense so you’ll want to guess and check with this recipe or your own).

  33. I stumbled upon your website searching cake pops. Can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you so freely share your recipes and ideas … so refreshing…. am looking forward to trying the mini pumpkins soon for our Canadian thanksgiving

  34. Everything you make is so creative

  35. These were fabulous!!! They were gone in moments. :)

  36. These are great.. I made them with my friend and they were so good! They are great for on the go. Great idea! Thanks!

  37. I made these on the weekend for a small dessert and made a maple glaze and every body loved them (especially my older sister)

  38. S-C-R-U-M-P-T-I-O-U-S! That’s the only way I can describe this…

  39. I just saw this yesterday and decided to try them. This will be the first thing I try off Pintrest. With twin boys on the way I have to find ways to make great food in a short period of time. I used my mother in law Wizzy’s pancake recipe (AKA aunt jemima original box recipe) and threw in a few dollops of real Maple syrup. Baked at 350 for (18 mins regular muffins size and 12-13 minutes for mini.) I didn’t have a mini tray so i used the bottom of the “bake pops” that I bought for my nephew. Which lead to the idea that this recipe can be used for bake pops too! I used to live in Vermont so i’m always in a VT state of mind and therefore mine will be called Moose Puffins and Moose Puffin Pops. Enjoy!

  40. what if you called them “Maple Moose Treats”

  41. Help! I just made them and all the choc chips sunk to the bottom of the muffin and wouldn’t come out! What did I do wrong??

  42. No flip pancakes

  43. Made these today, super yummy with chocolate chips! I didn’t quite get 24 muffins however, so don’t fill your muffin tins up too much! Otherwise, lovely recipe!

  44. How about ChipMuffs?

  45. my friend emailed me these and called them puffins

  46. My hubby has made these for me twice now… this morning he asked if anything tasted different…. I said no. Well turns out we were out of buttermilk so he just subbed in 2/3c plain fat free yogurt instead. Couldn’t tell! And brings down the cal count…..if we’re counting. I might tell a difference if you put the two right in front of me, but either way they were still my new fave breakfast!!

  47. Help! I made these with a friend for her mom’s birthday, and we thought we would drizzle some syrup over them sort of like icing. But now they’re soggy! Is there any way to help them?

  48. I was trying to figure out if I could do this for a while now but I found out you can use a regular sized pan but pre-heat the oven to 450 and have it in for 15ish minutes

  49. I made these for my older sister(I’m ten) and she loved them!!!!
    She keeps telling me to make them,thanks bakrella! :)

  50. I just found your site on an early morning search for a yummy Sunday morning breakfast. Now I’m trying to decide which of your great recipes to try first! I completely feel your pain on the pancake flipping. I only make pancakes for my four kiddos on Sat mornings but I started throwing a baking sheet into the oven on low so I can stack all pancakes until all are done cooking and we can enjoy breakfast together. Keep the great posts coming!

  51. Now I’m going to have to make them for my family for breakfast!

  52. I made a 1/2 batch of these and they turned out GREAT! I used sugar free syrup, SEMI SWEET chocolate chips, and didn’t have buttermilk so I combined FF milk with FF plain yogurt. They were turned out PERFECT! :)

  53. Just made these! Yummy! :) Instead of dipping it into the syrup, I took a toothpick and opened up the middle a bit and poured the syrup into the middle so that it soaked through the center. Pretty darn good! Much less messy. ^_^

  54. Making these this very morning! Can’t wait. :)

  55. How about freezing these? Anyone tried making a big batch for freezing?

  56. Usted es mi preferida,admiro mucho y valoro su arte,gracias por compartir

  57. They really look great – tried to make some my own today but the chocolate gets stucked in the tray… hmpg

  58. No wander you look like a muffin!

  59. These muffins Rock!

  60. Maple Chip Pancake Bites…??? Whatever they are called they are fantastic. :) Thanks for the amazing recipe,

  61. These look delicious! Are they any good the day after? I was thinking this would be a great thing to bring next time I visit a friend!

  62. I call them Pancake Dippers :) My husband thinks they are fantastic!

  63. Made these for breakfast today. The whole family loved them! The kids loved dunking them in the syrup! This will definitely be a “make again” recipe.

  64. Would replacing the chocolate chips with blueberries work?

  65. So trying these…………

  66. Wow, I love these!

  67. I know a good name for these! Maple Chocolate Chip Puffins!

  68. When I make these for work, my co-workers lovingly call them “Puffins” :) Pancake Muffins

  69. I have made these muffins several times for my teenage son & his friends. I am now one of the most popular moms in the neighborhood! Lol They are so easy to make. My husband loves them, too. He often requests them for breakfast even when we don’t have a house full of kids. Thanks for such a great recipe!!

  70. I already commented, but I need to add that my kids now ask for this every weekend. It’s fun to whip up for them and they love it! Can’t wait to make them when their cousins come stay with us too.

  71. I JUST saw these, question (because I just read or scanned through three pages of comments) has the issue of whether or not you have made or you think it can be done .. making them in regular sized muffins? I am tempted to just do it but… hmmm My fiance thinks mini muffins are silly, of course he is 6’7″ and EVERYTHING small is silly.. except for those cake pops that he ate before I could photograph them!

  72. I love you Bakerella.
    You had me at muffinpancakes.

  73. These just came out of my oven a few minutes ago! I used a dozen mini muffin pan and a half dozen normal size muffin tin as I didn’t have a 24 cup mini muffin pan.
    I added blueberries to some, and left some plain.
    These are amazing, and actually very light. I didn’t even need to dip them in maple syrup as the light sweetness was just enough. I ate 5 mini muffins right away because I couldn’t get enough.
    These were so easy to whip up, I will definitely be making them again.

  74. I’ve made these with banana mixed in or chopped apples, cinnamon and nutmeg – ALWAYS a hit!

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