The Magic PUFFIN (It’s a pancake muffin! HELLO!!!)

Okay, I just think these are the coolest thing since sliced bread! (I realize that term is waaaay before my time… Let’s just say they are the bomb!!! ;))

Pancake Muffins!! Who knew?!! Seriously?

I found these on Pinterest. (Yes, I live there.) The pin did not link back to a website, so I don’t know where it came from. :(

I altered the recipe listed on the pin. (You know I had to! :D) Here’s what I did…

The Magic PUFFIN

2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup syrup
Toppings – chocolate chips, bacon, sausage, blueberries, cranberries, bananas, nuts, etc.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix Bisquick, milk, eggs, and syrup together and pour into muffin pans with cupcake liners. Fill each cup half way, and top with your favorite topping. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted, comes out clean. Makes 17-18, normal sized, puffins.

To pint this recipe click The Magic PUFFIN.

Puffins taste just like pancakes, except in a muffin form. (Really?) So stinking easy!!!!

These have saved my life!!! I used to stand at the griddle for a half an hour making pancakes for the family. Well, these are so easy, I might not ever make pancakes – ever again!! (Okay, that probably won’t happen, ’cause eventually I will run out of cupcake liners, and who wants to try to dig puffins out of a muffin tin with no liners? Seriously!)

Enjoy! Just in time for the weekend! :D

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The Magic PUFFIN (It’s a pancake muffin! HELLO!!!) — 76 Comments

  1. These are happening at my house this Saturday for sure! I never make pancakes, but I’ll make them this way. In fact, I’ll make a double batch and freeze some!

  2. I would love to know how to make these in mini muffin tins? I have a 1 & 2 year old and think that would be the perfect size!

    • Michele, I would make the mini muffins the same way, just decrease the time to about 6-8 minutes. It may take longer, but I would just keep checking them until they were done. Make a note of how long it took for the next time you want to make them. Enjoy! :D

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  4. Thank you thank you! My family loves these! Tried other recipes via pinterest that DID NOT work. Even I can’t mess these up :)

    Just this recipe on my blog.

  5. Could I use regular pancake mix instead of Bisquick? I have a huge thing of mix I got at a wholesale store. I’m wanting to take these to a friend who is bed-bound until baby comes next week!
    Also, what’s the best way to go about freezing these?

    • Allison, I think it would be okay to substitute a pancake mix for the Bisquick. I would still use the egg and milk though.

      You can freeze the baked muffins in a ziploc freezer bag, with all of the air pushed out. You can warm up the muffin by zapping it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

      You can also place liners in a muffin tin, fill them with batter and place the muffin tin into the freezer until frozen.Then take the frozen batter out of the muffin tin, and pop the frozen muffin batter, liners and all, into a ziploc freezer bag. When you are ready to bake, take the frozen batter and allow it to thaw to room temperature, and then bake as normal.

      Hope this helps. Congrats on your friend’s baby! ;)


  6. Hi! I just made these and they are delicious. I actually subbed Gluten Free Bisquick for normal, and they taste great! The only problem was that they stuck to the muffin liners quite a bit- any idea why? Or anything I can do to fix for next time?

    • Hmmm… Not sure… I did not seem to have that problem. Maybe it was the gluten free Bisquick? Before you add your batter to the cups, try spraying a light mist of cooking spray to the inside of the paper cups. That should help them come out of the paper better. Hope this helps! Glad you enjoyed them, and thanks for stopping by! :D

  7. These were the inspiration for my breakfast this morning. I subbed a few things to make them vegan, and they were absolutely delicious! Too bad they’re already all gone. ;) Next time, I’m definitely making a triple batch and freezing some. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Holy cow! We just finished our “breakfast for dinner” night where I made puffins for the first time. SO yummy! I did make some changes though, for anyone who might be interested. I used wheat pancake mix instead of Bisquick and I only used about a 1/2 cup of syrup instead of 3/4. I did put in a touch more milk for more liquid. For toppings, I did some with chocolate chip, some with fresh blueberries, and some with brown sugar and cinnamon. With the changes, I had to bake them for more like 20 minutes. I recommend spraying the cupcake liner with non stick spray…the ones that didn’t get much of the spray were really hard to get out of the paper. I’m so glad I tried these – thank you for sharing!

  9. Spray the muffin tins with Pam or any spray on oil, or bakers spray…then there’s no paper liners to make a mess and no money wasted on them.I also use any favorite complete pancake mix and crumble in bacon pieces or any other topping of choice, before filling the tins..they keep nice in the refrigerator and are a quick on the run or snack for anyone good even cold, or heated in the microwave for 10 seconds…my grandbabies like them slightly dipped in syrup if they are sitting downfor breakfast..

  10. Hi Stephanie!
    These look great! Can I substitute the syrup for something else or add more egg/water/milk? Maple and I have a slapdown whenever we get in the same room together.

  11. Way cool! Just found this recipe! I need a quick idea for a morning breakfast on the road for a variety of ppl, so everyone will be happy w/ all the diff toppings! Yay! So glad!! :)

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  13. These look amazing! I love gluten free Bisquick and I’m excited to try a gluten free version. They would also make a wonderful addition to a meal that you are bringing a new mom or a friend in need. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Can’t wait to try these. My kids love pancakes. There are six of us so like you I’m standing over the griddle for at least 30 minutes. Thank you!

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  17. I made these yesterday and they were delicious! I let the kids help me and we did some breakfast sausage, some with blueberries, and some with chocolate chips! Thanks so much! This is a Great and EASY recipe!

  18. Thanks for the recipe. We tried it. I can’t say this will be a keeper for us. My kids love my homemade pancakes. And since my pancake muffin lovin 4 kids did not have seconds or comment about the yummy factor I’d say it was a no go for us. However I will say they are supper easy!

    • Yes, I guess you could just use a mix, they just wouldn’t be as sweet if you don’t add the syrup. Try it with a mix, and if you don’t mind, come let us know how they turned out. :)

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  20. made them today….subbed 1/2c agave for syrup, almond milk in place of milk, and used egg beaters in place of eggs. baked well, taste fine (not too sweet), etc. but i think if i do them again i will mix my choc chips in the batter vs sprinkling them so each bite with have a chip lending it that distinct flavor…my chips just hung out on the top and the bottom was chip free and a little blah without them. overall i like the recipe- quick and easy! taking them to a new mommy when they cool….thanks!

  21. I made these tonight and they were great. I added a banana and dark choc chips-very good. Taking to morning meeting!

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  24. Have you ever made this recipe with a homemade pancake recipe versus Bisquick? These sound amazing but I don’t keep Bisquick in the house and I would love to make them tomorrow morning?

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  27. corn syrup…cringe…lol, Thanks…I had to look this up after making the mistake of trusting the Betty Crocker Site to have the recipe. Nope….just a blog about them that didn’t include the oven temp or timing! Lame! :-) Sadly I already added the syrup and the milk…at full normal ratio…hmmm, I think I’ll add some more bisquick to balance it out…I also don’t do meat, so I added cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. :-) I wish it were still because I would have added some yummy stored pumpkin! Sadly at this point we’ve polished them all off!

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