Puffins: A Lazy Moms Pancake.

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We love pancakes in this family. But what I don’t love is serving them hot off the griddle for a hungry group waiting at the table, and missing out on sitting down with them while I cook up a big stack. So, I went in search of a solution and I came up with, The Puffin.

It’s a pancake muffin! Perfect. In addition to loving pancakes, we love muffins. They’re quick, portable and do great when making them ahead, which saves us a ton of time on busy mornings.

I took to the “interwebs” and came across some of these yummy recipes for “Puffins.” They are delish.

Easy Pancake Muffins:

2 cups pancake mix
1 egg, beaten
1 cup of water
3 Tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk together pancake mix, water and egg until no lumps remain. Stir in maple syrup.
Line muffin tins with paper liners.
Fill each muffin cup about halfway up with mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes or until done.
Makes 12 muffins.

Lazy Baker Pancake Muffins

2 cups package pancake mix
1 tsp cinnamon
3 TB vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup water
2 tsp lemon zest
1 1/2 cups of blueberries – fresh or frozen

Mix together pancake mix through water, until smooth
Fold in zest and berries – try other fruits if desired
Portion into a muffin tin that has been sprayed with non-stick spray
If desired pat a pinch of old fashioned oats and a few chopped nuts on top of each muffin before baking.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes, until tops have begun to brown and cake is fully cooked.
Turn out muffins on to a rack to cool or serve warm.
Will keep in an air tight container for a couple of days.  Include a sheet of paper towel to wick away any excess moisture from the fruit.
Makes approximately 1 dozen muffins

Pancake Muffins

1 Cup of Milk
1 Cup of Flour
6 Eggs
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
Dash of Salt Preheat

Oven to 400, and spray muffin tin with non-stick spray. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully mixed. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 15 minutes.

Makes 1 dozen Puffins

There are so many possibilities with these. If you want to add a little something-something, think chocolate chips, nuts, fruit maybe even some cooked bacon or sausage.

Which one will you try?


7 thoughts on “Puffins: A Lazy Moms Pancake.

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipes. This is such an easy way to make pancake muffins without doing it from scratch. I used the top recipe but added a layer of cinnamon and brown sugar between the mix. They tasted yummy but stuck horribly to the cupcake liners. Any idea what I did wrong?

  2. do you taste the syrup in them? or does it basically cook out? because i wan a way to where you actually burst into syrupy taste inside.

    1. Hey Shannon! Glad you found this recipe. The syrup really just lends a sweetness to the “puffin” no actual bursts of syrupy goodness 🙂

  3. You might want to make your own pancake mix. I do not like some of the ingredients in the boxed ones, so I use a different puffin recipe or make my own healthier pancake mix. Great idea for busy moms.

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