These make ahead pancake mini muffins are wonderful to have in the freezer. My youngest daughter loves having some of these as an after school snack. The other kids prefer having them for breakfast, but no matter when they eat them, they are a hit!
I like to make these pancake mini muffins in large batches. I double or triple the recipe. I bake them and whatever is left after the kids get their hands on them, goes into freezer bags and is frozen.
The best thing about this pancake mini muffin recipe is how easy it is to customize them and create different variations.
Mini pancake muffin topping and filling suggestions:
- chocolate chips or white chocolate chips
- apple pie filling
- brown sugar and cinnamon
- lemon juice and icing sugar
- dried fruit
- jam or jelly
- peanut butter
- lemon curd
Mini Pancake Muffin Recipe:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
dash of salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk*
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
toppings or fillings of your choice
*If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, add 2 Tbsp. of vinegar or lemon juice to the milk. Stir and let it sit for a few minutes before including it in the recipe.
In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together buttermilk, eggs and melted butter. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
Grease mini muffin tins. Use a spoon or cookie dough scoop to fill the muffin tin compartments 2/3 of the way full. Add any toppings you wish at this point. For ours, I added chocolate chips to some, blueberries to some, coconut to some, and brown sugar and cinnamon to the others.
Bake in 400° oven for 10-12 minutes. Serve as they are or dip in syrup.
Once the pancake mini muffins are cooled, place them in a large resealable freezer bag. Remove excess air and freeze. When you want to eat them, take out as many as you want and reheat in the microwave, being sure to reseal the bag.
Some of my kids prefer to eat them cold so experiment to find which you prefer. These are great for packing in school lunches, as snacks or for busy morning breakfasts.
You can find other make ahead breakfast recipes as well as the printable shopping lists and labels in our Breakfast Freezer Meal Plan.