Did you know that with just 3 ingredients you can make Muffin Mix Pancakes? If you're out of traditional pancake ingredients and have a package of muffin mix, an egg, and milk (or even water), you can make these super easy, incredibly delicious pancakes in no time at all!
We've all been there... Waking up on a weekend morning and seriously craving pancakes. And then realizing you don't have all the ingredients you need to make them. Or waking up on a weekday morning and seriously craving pancakes. And then realizing you don't have the time to make them.
But guess what? If you happen to have a package of muffin mix, an egg, and some milk (or water!), you have everything you need to make absolutely delicious homemade pancakes. And all it takes is a few minutes!
Making pancakes with muffin mix is such a fun breakfast shortcut and also opens up so many fun and easy flavor possibilities!
Can You Make Pancakes with Muffin Mix?
Yes, you can! In fact, it's really easy and only requires a few ingredients. The pancakes will be a bit different than if you were to make them from scratch or to use a pancake mix, but they will still be delicious! You can even make pancakes with cake mix.
Muffin mix is generally a lot sweeter than pancake mix so note that these pancakes will not be low-sugar and may be more sugar you're used to in a typical pancake.
But they should still be nice and fluffy and most people won't even realize you made the pancakes with a muffin mix!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Not only are muffin mix pancakes super easy to make with just a few ingredients, but they're also so easy to customize since muffin mix comes in so many fun flavors!
I've made these pancakes with blueberry, banana, and mixed berry muffin mix and all are absolutely delicious and packed with flavor that requires no additional ingredients.
Here's everything you need to make this super easy breakfast:
- 1 6.5 or 7 oz. package of muffin mix
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup milk (if you don't have milk, you can replace with water)
I've made these pancakes with both a 6.5 and 7 oz. package of muffin mix and have found that using 1 egg and ½ cup of milk works with both sizes.
If you have a larger package of mix, I recommend using a kitchen scale to weigh out anywhere from 6.5-7 oz. of the mix.
I've made these pancakes with Betty Crocker muffin mix and Jiffy muffin mix, but it will also work with Martha White muffin mix, Krusteaz muffin mix, and pretty much any brand!
How to Make Muffin Mix Pancakes
Since this recipe only requires a few ingredients, the process is also quite easy.
Simply put your muffin mix in a large bowl. Depending on the mix, you may want to use your fingers to break up some of the clumps.
Create a well in the center of the mix and add the egg and milk. I like to lightly beat my egg before adding it to the mix, but you don't have to if you don't want to dirty a bowl.
Mix until just combined. It's OK if the batter is a little bit lumpy.
If you want, you can add any mix-ins you desire. But you may already have the mix-ins in the muffin mix! The pancake batter you see below is from a blueberry muffin mix.
Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat and lightly brush with butter or spray with cooking oil.
Spoon about 3 Tbsp of pancake batter onto the hot griddle. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, until bubbles form on the tops of pancakes.
Flip and continue to cook until second side is golden.
Continue with remaining batter.
Of course, if you prefer smaller or larger pancakes, you can certainly use less or more batter. Using 3 Tbsp, I get about 8 pancakes from the 6.5 oz. box of mix and 9 pancakes from the 7 oz. box.
Muffin mix results in super fluffy, delicious-looking and tasting pancakes!
The first time I made these, I was actually shocked by how delicious they turned out. They're definitely sweeter than the pancakes you're probably used to, but so, so rich and yummy!
They're basically fool-proof and so, so fluffy!
There are only 3 ingredients in these muffin mix pancakes, so not too much room for ingredients substitutes... but I do have a couple!
- If you don't have milk, you can make these pancakes with water or really any liquid. With water, the pancakes will likely not be as rich as typical pancakes, but the muffin mix adds a richness already, so they will still be tasty.
- If you don't have an egg, you can try any number of egg substitutes. Things like mashed banana (¼ cup), applesauce or pumpkin puree (¼ cup), or a flax or chia egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal or chia seeds and 2 ½ Tbsp water mixed together).
- As I mentioned above, you can also feel free to add in any other mix-ins you want, like fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
What Else Can I Make with Boxed Mixes?
If you're looking for more recipes to make with boxed baking mixes, like muffin mix, pancake mix, etc. I have lots of ideas! All of these recipes are so easy and require fewer ingredients than the traditional recipe does.
- Pancake Mix Crepes
- Pancake Mix Cookies
- Pancake Mix Muffins
- Blueberry Gingerbread Loaf with Muffin Mix (from Food Meanderings)
- Apple Berry Cobbler with Muffin Mix (from A Latte Food)
- Pancake Mix Cinnamon Rolls (from Imma Eat That)
More Pancake Recipes
And if you just have a craving for pancakes and have all the traditional ingredients on hand, here are some more great recipes:
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes
- S'mores Pancakes
- Jalapeño Cornmeal Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Butterfinger Pancakes
- Egg, Apple, and Banana Pancakes (for dogs!)
- Apple Pancakes (from The Endless Meal)
These muffin mix pancakes are so sweet and flavorful, you don't even really need maple syrup on them.
But you know I'll never turn down a chance for maple syrup!
As long as you have a package of muffin mix in your pantry, you can have pancakes on a weekend morning. Or a weekday morning. Or any day of the week, any time of the day you want.
And that should make every morning a good morning!
What are your ideal pancake add-ins?
Muffin Mix Pancakes
- 1 (6.5-7 oz.) package or box muffin mix, flavor of your choice
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- ½ cup milk
- Put muffin mix in a medium bowl.
- Add egg and milk and mix until just combined, taking care not to over-mix (it's OK if the batter is a little lumpy).
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat and brush lightly with a little butter or cooking spray.
- Spoon about 3 Tbsp of batter onto the griddle and cook for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles form on the tops of pancakes. Flip and continue to cook until second side is golden.
- Remove cooked pancakes to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm (or keep in warm oven) and continue with remaining batter.
- If you have a larger box or bag of muffin mix, I recommend weighing out anywhere between 6.5 and 7 oz. of mix (or doubling recipe if you have a 13-14 oz. box).
- If you don't have milk, you can replace with water or another liquid.
- If you don't have an egg, see body of post for egg substitute recommendations.
- Feel free to use any flavor muffin mix you want or add in any additional mix-ins to your batter.
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