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Making pancake muffins in my house is a favorite way for us to dive into breakfast or brunch! It started off as a fun idea I had with my kids, and then it has just grown into something that we love doing together.
The first time I made these mini pancake muffins was because I wanted to try to make something that appeases everyone, and yet still didn’t create a lot of extra work for myself.
Making Mini Pancake Muffins Is a Versatile Easy Breakfast or Kid Snack
One of the best things of why I love making this mini pancake muffins with my kids is it’s an easy grab and go breakfast or snack item that can appeal to everyone’s sometimes picky taste buds.
Pancakes are a big hit in our home and one of my kids’ favorite breakfast foods. We love making these sheet pan style pancakes (another breakfast time saver).
Here’s a creative way to turn them into customizable, bite-sized portions with each kid’s favorite toppings. These mini muffin pancake bites are so easy to whip up and fun for little ones to help make in the kitchen!
I love watching them decorate their own mini pancake muffins with a variety of different toppings. It really brings out their creativity as well as their individuality. It helps bring up discussions of favorite colors and flavors that they enjoy the most.
Then, when I pull those mini pancake muffins out of the oven, they get to look at the final end result of their work come alive!
The kids gobbled up these mini pancake bites. They taste like muffins, except much less sweet. These are great for snacks and packing for lunch too.
Mini Pancake Muffins
- Your favorite pancake batter a mix makes these even easier to make
- Toppings e.g. cut up fruit, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc
- Mini muffin pan
- Non-stick spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Prepare your pancake batter and fill each muffin tin a little over half full. Here's the fun part. Get the kids involved in adding their favorite toppings. Use whatever you have on hand in the pantry or fridge. We used strawberries, blueberries, sprinkles, chocolate, and bananas.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until the tops spring back, about 15-20 minutes.
In my house, we love making mini versions of different foods. It makes food more interesting, easier to handle, and helps to unleash a little bit of my kid’s creativity.
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