How to make mini pancake muffins
- Generously grease a 24 cup mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. 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.
- 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 with maple syrup.
We love these mini pancake muffins with chocolate chips, but they taste great with other toppings, too. Here are some of our favorite variations:
- Using fresh fruit (like blueberries) or frozen fruit pieces. We’d recommend not stirring them in the batter, and just placing them on top.
- Just plain. These really don’t need any add-ins at all! The sweet pancake batter is delicious as is.
- Rolled in cinnamon and sugar. After they’re baked, you can roll them in cinnamon and sugar for a sweet breakfast.
If you’re having a problem with your chocolate chips sinking to the bottom, you can try rolling the chocolate chips in flour first, or use mini chocolate chips.
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Don’t have buttermilk? No problem
This recipe calls for 2/3 cup buttermilk. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make a buttermilk substitute at home.
Measure out 2/3 cup of 2% or whole milk, and add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then use it in the recipe just like you would the buttermilk.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 30 days. To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds (or until warm).
To make full-size muffins
You’ll need to cook them for about 5-8 minutes longer if you’re using a regular size muffin tin. It will only make 12 instead of 24 small muffins. Stick a toothpick in the center to test for doneness.
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