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Easy to make pancake muffins

easy to make pancake muffins

If you follow me on any of my social media platforms, you know I’m a huge advocate for my recipes to follow three rules: simple, quick, tasty.

You’ll also know that the reason those three things are so important to me is because I loath cooking and baking. I want to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible with as little of a headache as possible. 

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I know others struggle with not finding enjoyment in the kitchen. Sharing the simple recipes that work best for my family has been something I’ve grown to love. It brings me joy to help others in the same boat as me. 

With a toddler, I now want to start getting him used to the kitchen and allowing him to help. Anytime I allow him to do something like stir the batter, or sprinkle on cheese, or whatever it may be, you can tell it brings him so much joy.

He’s so excited to help! So lately, I’ve been working on finding recipes my toddler and I can do together.



The most recent recipe we tried out were our easy to make pancake muffins, and OH MY GOSH they were so fun to make and so tasty! Pancake muffins are such a fun way to eat pancakes.

I let him do almost every step with me, from whisking the pancake mix to adding in the mix-ins! He had a blast doing this with me. Although he ate the mix-ins more than he added them to each muffin 😂


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

You can also 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!

So, does this take a lot of prep and work?

NOPE! All you need is pancake mix, the ingredients to make that, and your toppings.

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.

If you want to spice up your pancake muffins even more, I highly recommend using shaped baking molds. It’s such a fun way to jazz up the muffins, and your toddler will think it’s so cool.


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 were getting the mix-ins into bowls, measured out water, added mix to a bowl, got out all of the ingredients and materials needed, things like that. 

Here’s the “how-to” video, if you prefer a more of a demonstration.

Otherwise I will add the step-by-step instructions on how to make the pancake muffins below.



  • 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!


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.


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

Have fun experimenting with different mix-ins! Also, if you find a yummy mix-in, please let me know in the comments!

I would love to hear! And if you have already tried pancake muffins, what are your favorites? 




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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