Back to School time is coming whether we like it or not. The truth is, I have to feed my kids year round….crazy, right?! I swear they eat enough for a small army, but I have to remind myself that they are still growing. The burning question at my house every morning is, “What do we have for breakfast?” They have their fingers crossed for pancakes!
I would love to say that I am an amazing mom who makes eggs, bacon, hash browns, etc. HOWEVER, I am keeping it real. That doesn’t happen unless we are having breakfast for dinner. I am lucky to make myself a cup of coffee and snag a banana or granola bar. My kids usually have cereal, granola bars, muffins, bagels, fruit, etc. These pancake bites have made their way into our rotation. They are simple. I can customize them for each kid. Plus, they have less sugar than muffins.
How to Make Pancake Bites
You just make a batch of pancake batter. I use my go to Homemade Pancake mix. It can be done gluten free, and you can use any milk (included soy, almond, coconut, etc.mix ins) Spray a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray. I used my mini muffin tin for these. Then fill each cup about 3/4 full. Choose mix-ins. Some of our favorites are….
You can choose whatever your family likes. Bake these at 350 for about 10 minutes. Depending on the size of the pan you use.
My kids love eating these by themselves or with a little bit of syrup. You can make them ahead and put them in zip top bags. My children have decided they like these better warm. They pop them in the microwave for about 10 -15 seconds to just warm them up. Are you looking for more breakfast ideas? Check out these Oatmeal Raisin Baked Oatmeal Squares.