Mini Muffin Pancake Bites


Pancakes are one of the best foods ever created. They are incredibly easy to make and they taste out of this world delicious! Not to mention my picky eating kids always clear their plates when I make them. So, when I saw these on Pinterest from Five Heart Home I knew I had to try them!

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing - delicious salad! Spinach, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, swiss, red onion and croutons. Love the bacon dressing!

They were a breeze to make and I couldn’t stop dunking and poppin em! I love anything that is miniature and bite size, it just makes food that much better and funner to eat, for both young and old alike. These pancake bites are so easy to throw together and you don’t have to stand around forever flipping pancakes! Just pour in the batter, add toppings and give a quick bake in the oven, it’s as easy as that.

I definitely preferred these fresh out of the oven so if you don’t think you’ll need 44 then just make half the recipe.


Mini Muffin Pancake Bites | Cooking ClassyMini Muffin Pancake Bites | Cooking ClassySpinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing - delicious salad! Spinach, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, swiss, red onion and croutons. Love the bacon dressing!Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing - delicious salad! Spinach, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, swiss, red onion and croutons. Love the bacon dressing!


Mini Muffin Pancake Bites

4 from 1 vote

Yield: About 44


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter , melted
  • Blueberries , raspberries, mini chocolate chips or melted butter and cinnamon sugar (optional)
  • Maple syrup , for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs and melted butter. While whisking, pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and mix just until combined (batter will be slightly lumpy). Allow batter to rest 2 minutes.
  3. Spray each well of two 24 mini muffin cup pans with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each muffin well about 2/3 full (a heaping Tbsp into each. I have a 1 1/2 Tbsp cookie scoop and filled it nearly full). If adding toppings, add 4 blueberries in each, or 1 raspberry, or scant 1 tsp mini chocolate chips. If doing cinnamon sugar topping, once the plain muffins are done, brush tops lightly with melted butter, remove from pan and immediately roll in cinnamon sugar (these taste like churros!).
  4. Bake in preheated oven 10 - 12 minutes (they won't color much, or maybe the top element in my oven is slacking, but they should be nice and puffed and centers shouldn't be wet. You can break one open to test).
  5. Cool one minute then invert onto a wire rack (for the blueberry version you may need to run a sharp knife around edges to loosen). Serve immediately with maple syrup.
  6. Recipe source: adapted slightly from Five Heart Home


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I have seen similar recipes floating around and I have wanted to make them….and you just did this recipe so proud!! Adorable, perfect, and a total hit!! :) March 11, 2015 at 8:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! March 12, 2015 at 2:46pm Reply

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg: Mini muffins and pancakes are definitely my top favorite breakfast foods, other than eggs of course. These look 1,000 times better than those prepackaged Little Bites sold in the grocery store. I can’t wait to try these. March 12, 2015 at 4:19am Reply

  • Chrystin: I made mini muffin pancakes once a few years ago—they’re so cute and I think they would be great to make especially if you have kids! You’re right though, they need to be served fresh out of the oven otherwise they don’t hold over time like an actual muffin does.

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx March 12, 2015 at 6:06am Reply

  • Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness: These are so cute! I would love this for breakfast :) March 12, 2015 at 5:55pm Reply

  • Jenney: I’m so excited to give this recipe a try. I was wondering if these would be able to be frozen for later use. March 13, 2015 at 1:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I preferred them warm out of the oven, although I didn’t try chilling/freezing any for later so I can’t say for sure. March 13, 2015 at 3:16pm Reply

    • Alexia: Jenney, did you try to freeze them for later? how did it turn out? February 9, 2018 at 1:46pm Reply

  • Elle @ Only Taste Matters: These are so cute! I have to make them next time I host a brunch. March 13, 2015 at 1:31am Reply

  • Tanmay Roy: Love this! Yammy! Will definitely make someday. Thank you! March 13, 2015 at 2:22am Reply

  • Laura ~ Raise Your Garden: Honestly, I had 2 sick kids up all night and am pretty cranky. And I checked your blog and saw these muffin pancake bites and they actually look so good and so cute that I smiled. March 13, 2015 at 6:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry about the sick kids, that is always so rough! Hope they get better soon! March 13, 2015 at 3:15pm Reply

  • Abbie @ Needs Salt: Ahhh, these pancake muffins look so ridiculously good. I love all the mix-ins going on here! Oh and maple syrup dunking = a must. That looks like my kinda breakfast. Pinning! March 13, 2015 at 11:53am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: What a fun idea! My nieces would love helping with these! March 13, 2015 at 1:17pm Reply

  • Paola Avila: My kids say this is perfect for the morning snack to share with the kids in brake!
    Thanks for the lovely idea!! =) March 14, 2015 at 12:17pm Reply

  • Barbara: Heck with breakfast, I think I’ll make these for dinner tonight! March 14, 2015 at 4:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s totally me :)! March 15, 2015 at 1:11pm Reply

  • Elena @ GiftaholicWorld: These muffins remind me of 101 dalmatians. I could feel its softness and sweet, i mean the muffin. Anyway, Thanks for sharing this amazing muffin recipe with us. March 16, 2015 at 10:08am Reply

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture: What a great idea! I am forever burning pancakes :( They are my cooking nemesis! These, I think I can handle! And so cute! March 22, 2015 at 6:57am Reply

  • Matea: This is such a cute idea! Awesome for a brunch :) April 3, 2015 at 10:33am Reply

  • viv: Absolutely love this idea – totally trying these beauties out! June 26, 2015 at 12:35am Reply

  • Dori: What a genius little idea! I can’t wait to try these! I featured your recipe in my weekly Coffee Cafe post this morning! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. May 15, 2016 at 7:58am Reply

  • Shea: Can you do these with boxed pancake mix? June 15, 2016 at 6:47am Reply

  • Erica Dabrowski: OMG! I made these for my 2 yr old granddaughter and her mom and dad and it was such a huge hit. My daughter who has gestational diabetes with her upcoming second baby, made them with Splenda and especially the the topping with Splenda and cinnamon. What a hit! Thanks for the fabulous recipe. July 2, 2016 at 5:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad they were enjoyed! Thanks Erica! July 6, 2016 at 10:17am Reply

      • Jessica: Can they be made with bisquick? August 30, 2016 at 8:33pm Reply

  • Nikki: Would this work for regular size muffin tins? If so, what temp. and how long? July 18, 2016 at 2:34pm Reply

  • Dawn: Has anyone tried them w/ box pancake mix? I see the question was asked once but not responded to. August 20, 2016 at 6:38am Reply

    • April: I aam going to try it. April 29, 2017 at 3:09pm Reply

  • Jessica: These look really good! I’ve been looking for things I can make and freeze for easy breakfast/snacks when baby comes in 7 weeks. Really hope they freeze well! August 24, 2016 at 10:36am Reply

    • Farron: Was wondering if you ever froze them & how they turned out if you did? Did they freeze ok? September 3, 2016 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Pris: I just made these for my family! They were so good! Even though it took an hours to bake them all(it made a LOT) it was worth it.
    Thanks for your recipe! October 14, 2016 at 9:12pm Reply

  • Jordan: has anyone ever put bacon in these? April 5, 2017 at 7:07am Reply

    • Isabella: No, I haven’t but think it will pair nicely with the maple syrup(maple bacon). December 29, 2017 at 6:49pm Reply

  • Marie: Anyone make them the night before? How were they the next morning? June 26, 2017 at 12:28am Reply

    • Sarah C: I store them in plastic bags to minimize air exposure. Not quite as moist the next day, but the kids and I still loved them. August 14, 2017 at 3:52pm Reply

  • Isabella: Hi I was just wondering if you can use frozen berries instead of fresh berries? December 29, 2017 at 6:45pm Reply

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