I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner because I love a good, hot breakfast. I hardly ever get to eat such a breakfast, so having one for dinner is a special treat. My husband thinks a little differently since there’s usually a ton of dishes to do afterwards (I cook, he cleans), but thanks to Pinterest, I found a way to make a hot breakfast that requires minimal dishes.
PINTEREST FIND: Pancake Bites…I’m calling them Pancake Muffins
1 cup pancake mix, dry
2/3 cup milk (any kind will do)
1/2 cup syrup
Toppings/Mixers: cooked sausage, blueberries, crumbled cooked bacon, apples, bananas
Note: I used lite syrup and turkey sausage for lower calories. I would have used 1% milk, but Ally’s vitamin d milk was about to expire and I didn’t want it to go to waste.
Preheat oven to 350. Mix pancake mix, milk and syrup until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into a non-stick 12-cup muffin pan that has been sprayed with Pam; fill about 1/2 way up. Throw a few blueberries, cooked sausage pieces, etc. into each as “mixers”. Fill the pan with the remaining batter (until each is about 3/4 full) and add a few more pieces of fruit or meat in for toppings. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
This is what your pan should look like before baking…
I actually mixed some of the flavors. Some had just blueberries, some had just sausage and some had both!
And this is what your pan should look like after baking!
I let the pan cool for a couple minutes, but not for too long because no one likes cold pancakes! The “muffins” were pretty easy to pop out of the pan and I served them with scrambled eggs, sausage links and plenty of syrup.
There were a few leftover, so Ally and I warmed them up and ate them for breakfast the next morning. Perfect for an easy morning breakfast or a breakfast-on-the-go!
FINAL REVIEW: The “muffins” actually smelled better than they tasted. They definitely weren’t bad, just didn’t live up to the smell and taste of the batter. The recipe was super easy to put together and to make, so no complaints there! I just wish they would have been a bit crispier and a little more flavorful. Next time I’ll bake them a little longer and maybe put in a little more syrup and a dash of brown sugar or something.