What a great grab and go breakfast idea! This Easy Pancake Bites recipe is just that easy! Can be made for anyone's taste plus can be made gluten-free!
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 need to make a batch of pancake batter. I use my go-to Homemade Pancake mix but you can use any kind of pancake mix or recipe you like.
Making your own Homemade Pancake Mix is simple, frugal, and just delicious. This mix makes pancakes that are much tastier than with a store-bought mix. The bonus is you can make it gluten-free or use whatever flour fits your needs.
I love this Homemade Pancake Mix because it can be made gluten-free, and you can use any milk (included soy, almond, coconut, etc.mix ins) Spray a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray. 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.
Gluten Free Pancake Bites
Just use a gluten free pancake mix, and gluten free mix ins! These turn out delicious gluten free!
How to Heat Pancake Bites
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.
Easy Pancake Bites
- Pancake Mix (Prepared)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Spray mini muffin tin with non stick spray.
- In a bowl mix together pancake mix according to the package instructions.
- Fill each mini muffin tin 1/2 of the way full of pancake mix. Add in your favorite topping or mix in.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer until ready to enjoy.
To heat:Pop them in the microwave for about 10 -15 seconds to just warm them up.
More Easy Breakfast Ideas
- Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe
- Homemade Shake and Pour Pancake Mix Recipe
- Egg and Sausage Breakfast Bites
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.