Lately I have been all about sharing some fun back to school lunch ideas since my daughter has started kindergarten. While lunches are important, I would say it may be even more important to make sure the kids have a good breakfast before school.I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the time to make a full breakfast every single morning before school. That’s why I have taken up pre-making breakfasts for the week. There are a few that I like to rotate between, but my daughter’s favorite so far has been these easy muffin pan pancakes.
Muffin Pan Pancakes
While these probably aren’t the healthiest of breakfast options, they are extremely easy and really fun! Once in a while, it is fun to have pancakes instead of something healthier, so why not! The best part about these little guys, is that they can be easily customized! Mix in any topping you want… Fruit, chocolate, sprinkles… Make them fun and make them your own!
Easy Make Ahead Breakfast
To make these muffin pan pancakes, you really only need a few things. I used an already done pancake mix, but you can feel free to make your own if you prefer. Along with the mix, you will need some syrup, a muffin pan, and of course your favorite toppings.
First you need to preheat your oven to 350°. While it is heating up, make your pancake mix according to the directions on the box. Add in 1-2 Tbsp of syrup, depending on how sweet you want your muffins to be.
Pour your mix into the muffin pan. I prefer to use the paper wrappers to keep the mess at bay, but that is really just personal preference. Once you have your mix in the pan, go ahead and top with whatever you desire! I used sprinkles, strawberries, bananas, and chocolate chips.
Bake your muffins for about 20-25 minutes, or until they have a light brown around the seams and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Let them cool and enjoy! If you want to have them for the whole week, these freeze very well. When you want to eat one in the morning, just toss it in the microwave or toaster oven for a minute and enjoy. Don’t forget to remove the wrapper first though when you heat them up!
Muffin Pan Pancakes
Make ahead muffin pan pancakes
- Pancake Mix make to box instructions
- 1-2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- Toppings Of Your Choice
Preheat oven to 350°
Make the pancake mix to the box instructions, and mix in your maple syrup.
Pour the mix into your muffin pan, and top with toppings of your choice!
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy or freeze for easy weekday breakfast!
Jessi is a working mom to two living in Central Florida. She has a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies but decided to make her career in social media marketing and content writing. When she isn’t cooking up something new in the kitchen, she is traveling with her family and looking for new adventures!