Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pancake Muffins

I'm always on the lookout for breakfast ideas for the weekend.  During the week, we are all pretty set on our routine breakfasts, but I like to bake my family something fresh and hot on Saturday or Sunday.  This recipe for Pancake Squares has become one of my new favorites.  I love it because you can easily make good pancakes with ingredients you already have in your kitchen.  We actually decided to put our own little twist on the recipe and make what we call pancake muffins.  That way each member of the family can choose whether to leave them plain or add their own flavors.  Marlie loves to help make these and as you can see, her toppings of choice are chocolate chips, peanut butter chips & sprinkles!  Emma & I are both happy with just the fruit.

Pancake Muffins

3/4 cup milk
2 T melted butter
1 large egg
1 T sugar
1 cup All Purpose flour
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
Optional additions (fruit, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a muffin tin.  In a mixing bowl, beat together milk, butter and egg.  Add sugar, then gradually beat the flour in.  Carefully stir in the baking powder and salt.  Scoop a few tablespoons of batter into each muffin cup.  Now sprinkle some of your chosen addition on top of the batter.
Here's what that looked like for us: chocolate chips, Reese's peanut butter chips, frozen berries and sprinkles!  (Please ignore my pitiful muffin tin.  I hope to upgrade one of these days!)

Add a few more tablespoons of batter until each muffin cup is about 2/3 full.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes.  Makes 6 pancake muffins.

(Per the original recipe, you can also just pour the batter into a single 8x8 pan to bake.)

Enjoy these easy Pancake Muffins!

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