Pancake Bites (Mini Pancake Muffins)

These easy pancake bites are a fun and delicious choice for breakfast, brunch or snack. These little bites come together in less than 20 minutes. Mix in chocolate chips or blueberries!

Mini pancake bites on a white plate with a side of maple syrup for serving.

Mini pancake bites are a fun option for breakfast but we love them anytime. They work great as a grab-and-go option and can be easily adapted to fit your needs.

You can prep these in advance and reheat them quickly before serving.

Serve the pancake bites on their own or with maple syrup.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Kids, toddlers and adults love this bite-sized breakfast option.
  • They come together in less than 20 minutes.
  • You can easily adapt to make gluten free and dairy free.

Ingredients You Need

You will need a few simple pancake ingredients. You probably already have them in your pantry or fridge.

All of the ingredients for pancake bites on a white countertop in prep bowls including flour, buttermilk, egg, vanilla, maple syrup, butter, chocolate chips, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour or substitute for 1:1 gluten free all-purpose flour.
  • Buttermilk: You can substitute with any type of milk. Whole milk, 2% milk, almond milk or soy milk work great.
  • Butter: Use unsalted butter for this recipe. It will be melted and slightly cooled. Use vegan butter or vegetable oil to make these dairy free.
  • Egg: You will need one large egg.
  • Maple Syrup: Use pure maple syrup for the best flavor. You can substitute with regular sugar, if desired.
  • Other Ingredients: You will also need baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix-ins: Mini chocolate chips, blueberries, nuts, etc.

Equipment Needed

You will need a mini muffin pan for this recipe.

How to Make Pancake Bites

These tasty baked pancake bites come together easily in only a few steps.

Mixing the ingredients for the pancake bites together in one bowl and then mixing in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  1. Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients: In a measuring cup or another medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla.
  4. Combine everything: Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir with a spoon or spatula to combine.
  5. Add chocolate chips: Stir in the mini chocolate chips or fresh blueberries. Reserve a few chocolate chips or blueberries to sprinkle on the tops.
  6. Spoon the pancake batter into the mini muffin pan. Each cup should be about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be puffed up and the edges will be slightly golden.

Serve the bite sized pancakes with pure maple syrup!

Pancake batter in a mini muffin tin.

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t forget to grease the muffin pin: This helps prevent the pancakes from sticking to the pan.
  • Make gluten free pancake bites! To make them gluten free, just substitute the flour with 1:1 gluten free all purpose flour. And use gluten free mix-ins.
  • Bake in a standard sized muffin pan if you don’t have a mini muffin pan. Fill each cup with 1/4 cup batter and bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
  • Switch up the mix-ins: The best thing about these pancake muffins bites is that you can switch out the mix-ins every time you make them. Or you can make one batch with a variety of mix-ins.

Pancake Mix-ins

  • Mini Chocolate Chips or Regular Chocolate Chips
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Diced Strawberries
  • Diced Bananas
  • Sprinkles
  • Diced bacon
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Peanut Butter or Jam: Scoop a teaspoon onto the top of each bite.

Storage

Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To freeze, allow the pancake bites to cool, then store in a freezer bag or freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

To reheat the pancake bites, pop them in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds to warm them up. You can also reheat them in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until warm.

A hand dips one of the mini pancake bites into a small cut of maple syrup.

If you love these pancake bites, you will also love these Mini Blueberry Muffins, Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Did you try these pancake bites? Leave a recipe rating and review below. Your feedback is appreciated!

Mini pancake bites on a white plate with a side of maple syrup for serving.

Pancake Bites (Mini Pancake Muffins)

Yield: 24 mini pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Add you favorite mix-ins to these easy pancake bites that are ready in 20 minutes or less!
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, or blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving a few to sprinkle on top.
  • Spoon the pancake batter into the mini muffin pan, about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be puffed up and the edges are starting to golden.
  • Serve with maple syrup, if desired.

Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. To freeze, allow them to cool completely, then store in a freezer safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat, pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm them up. Or reheat in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Trans Fat: 0.04g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 67mg, Potassium: 39mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 57IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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4 comments on “Pancake Bites (Mini Pancake Muffins)”

  1. These are so perfect for weekday mornings! I can make a batch at the beginning of the week and they have diy hot breakfasts to last a few days. 

  2. This looks so yummy! Can they be made with whole wheat or oat flour instead of all purpose?

  3. Oh yum! These will be especially good for when the kids are on summer vacation. I adore that they are minis and so much fun to grab and go…even if it’s just to the backyard.

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