Easy Pancake Muffins for Kids

In this post: Find your new favorite easy pancake muffins recipe. This is a super easy breakfast recipe to make and a really fun way to get your little ones involved with the baking process.

Easy Pancake Muffins for Kids

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For us moms, there should be three simple rules when following a recipe: It needs to be simple, quick, and tasty. 

We’re busy with our little ones, so finding an easy-to-follow recipe that is also something your kiddo can help out with is such a win.

So, if you are looking for a quick breakfast or even a snack that your kids can make with you and is easy and fun to make, I’ve got you covered! 

Look no further than these delightful mini pancake muffins! 

They’re the perfect solution for those busy mornings, combining the convenience of a muffin with the beloved taste of traditional pancakes.

Made with your favorite pancake mix, these little guys are easy to whip up and are a big hit with the whole family.

How Hard Are These Mini Muffins to Make?

These muffins are easy peasy! All you need is pancake mix, the ingredients to make that, and your toppings.

 

After making these delicious pancake muffins, they have become a staple in our household.

​The best part about it is literally anyone can make them. I started making these with my son when he wasn’t even two yet.

Your kiddos will be able to do almost every step with you. From whisking the pancake mix to adding in the mix-ins! My toddler had a blast doing it all…although he ate the pancake mix-ins more than he added them to each muffin 😂

Mom Tip:  You can meal prep the pancake muffins for the week, and they are a great “on-the-go” snack. 

I prepped a little while my toddler took his nap so that when it was time for him to help, it wasn’t a huge mess. 

Things I prepped ahead of time include:

  • Getting the mix-ins into bowls
  • Measured out water
  • Added mix to a bowl
  • Got out all of the ingredients and materials needed.

How Do I Make the Recipe?

Get ready for your new favorite pancake recipe! I will add the step-by-step instructions on how to make the muffins below.

Materials Needed:

  • Muffin tins
  • Baking spray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowls for your mix-ins

Ingredients:

  • Pancake mix of your choice
  • Ingredients to make the pancake mix
  • Mix-ins of your choice

Muffin Mix-In Ideas

  • Bacon
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Sausage and cheese
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberries

Have fun experimenting with different mix-ins! 

pancake muffins ingredients
 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray down the muffin tin with cooking spray
  • Whisk the pancake mix ingredients together
  • Add pancake mix to the muffin tin. I fill mine up about 3/4th of the way
  • Add  your mix-ins to each muffin
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes (stick with a toothpick to check)
  • Enjoy!

Mom Tip: Do NOT use paper muffin liners. Your muffins will stick to the paper and it will be a wash. Instead, spray down the muffin tin with your spray of choice or use nonstick silicone muffin liners.

Kid-Friendly Pancake Muffins

Morgan
Find your new favorite easy pancake muffins recipe. This is a super easy breakfast recipe to make and a really fun way to get your little ones involved with the baking process.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack

Equipment

  • Muffin Tins
  • Baking spray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowls for your mix-ins

Ingredients
  

  • Pancake mix of your choice
  • Ingredients to make the pancake mix
  • Mix-ins of your choice

Mix-In Ideas

  • Bacon
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Sausage and cheese
  • Sprinkles
  • Strawberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray down the muffin tin with cooking spray
  • Whisk the pancake mix ingredients together
  • Add pancake mix to the muffin tin. I fill mine up about 3/4th of the way
  • Add  your mix-ins to each muffin
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes (stick with a toothpick to check)
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Do NOT use paper muffin liners. Your muffins will stick to the paper and it will be a wash. Instead, spray down the muffin tin with your spray of choice or use nonstick silicone muffin liners.

FAQ

Does it matter what pancake mix I use?

Nope! Not at all. I personally use Krusteaz pancake mix because all you need to do is add water. Besides, they taste just as good as other brands with more steps. You can get it at most major grocery stores, and also off of Amazon.

How do I store the pancakes?

They store beautifully in an airtight container or freezer bag, ensuring you have a go-to snack or breakfast ready in no time. You can refrigerate your pancake muffins in a container or baggie for around 4 days. Just simply reheat in the microwave or toaster oven, or even eat them cold, depending on preference.

Can I make these ahead of time or freeze them?

You can definitely freeze them for later. After they bake, let them cool. Once fully cooled (around 20 minutes), put them in the freezer for two hours uncovered. 

Once they are fully frozen, throw them in a Ziploc baggie!

What if I don’t have any muffin liners on hand?

If you want to spice up your pancake muffins even more, you can also use baking molds. It’s such a fun way to jazz up the muffins, and your toddler will think it’s so cool. I’ll add my two favorite ones below!

GRAB YOUR SILICON MUFFIN MOLDS HERE

Final Thoughts – Pancake Mix Muffins

There you have it–little pancake muffins perfect for kids of all ages to eat. These easy-to-make pancake muffins are not just a quick breakfast option but a great way to enjoy pancakes in a fun, munchable form at any time of day.  

So, grab your mini muffin tin and let’s make breakfast a little more exciting with these tiny treats that are sure to please both the picky eaters and the enthusiastic kitchen helpers at home. Enjoy the little joys of baking with your kids and start the day with a smile!


Have you tried this recipe idea yet? what are your favorites? Did you find a yummy mix-in that’s not on the list? Let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you!


About Morgan Wender

I’m a boy mom, dog mom, bee mom, lover of all things Disney, and lover of making the best out of this chaotic life of mine. I created this platform to share my life, and help normalize “big topic” motherhood issues. I hope you enjoy my mix of life, love, levity, and everything in between.Now that you know a little about me, I would love to know more about you! Find me over on Instagram, and shoot me a DM if you would like to chat!the journey

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Hi, I’m Morgan! I created this platform to be able to share my life, help normalize big topic motherhood issues, and help simplify all the things I learned the complicated way. I hope you enjoy my mix of life, love, levity, and everything in between

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