If you’re in the mood for some scrumptious pancakes but all you have in your pantry is a box of muffin mix, you’re in for a delightful surprise. By making a few simple tweaks to the mix, you can easily create fluffy, mouth-watering muffin mix pancakes that’ll leave you craving for more.
Experimenting in the kitchen can lead to incredibly delicious discoveries, and using muffin mix for pancakes is one of them. With just a few adjustments, you can transform that ordinary mix into a pancake batter that’s bursting with flavor and has the perfect texture.
Say goodbye to the days of plain, boring pancakes, and get ready to elevate your breakfast game with this unique and delectable fusion of muffins and pancakes.
When you’re whisking the eggs into the muffin mix, be on the lookout for extra clumps. The pancake batter should eventually be a smooth, silky consistency. If you need to whisk it a little longer than you typically would, it will definitely be worth it in the end.
Some muffin mix batters require more liquid than others. If you find that the batter is too thick, add some milk and oil to level it out. If you notice it coming out flat, add an egg. Pancake batters are thinner than muffin batters and less sticky, so being on the thinner side to be safe is a good option.
What You Need To Make Muffin Mix Pancakes
Just four ingredients are what’s required in this recipe for pancakes from muffin mix. I opted for olive oil instead of butter as there is a natural buttery flavor found in the muffin mix. You can always use butter or a neutral oil as well.
If you are vegan, plant-based milk and coconut oil to substitute the eggs would work as well.
- Muffin mix
How To Make Muffin Mix Pancakes
Make your pancake batter: In a large bowl, add your muffin mix and make the batter according to package instructions. Add egg and milk and whisk until smooth and you have a pancake batter.
Cook your pancake: Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add oil, followed by pancake batter, and cook until bubbles form, about two minutes.
Flip and serve: When bubbling, flip and cook until golden brown on all sides. Once ready, set aside and repeat until all the batter is used.
Top with berries, maple syrup, or your favorite choice of toppings, and serve.
What can I add when making pancakes from muffin mix?
There are so many delicious options you can add to the pancake mix, such as berries, bananas, cream cheese, strawberry jam, or protein powder. About ½ cup of berries or 2 tablespoons of any powder or liquid base would be ideal. If you’re using berries, try having them frozen so that they hold their shape more while cooking.
Can I use water instead of milk?
Adding milk, especially whole milk, gives your pancakes an iconic taste. The fat allows for the batter to get this creamy texture, so it’s ideal to use milk. If you still would like to use water, then add some fat like oil, butter, or coconut oil to mimic the creamy texture and flavor that milk provides.
Muffin Mix Pancakes
- 1 package muffin mix
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- In a large bowl, add your muffin mix and make the batter according to the package instructions.
- Add egg and milk and whisk until smooth and have a pancake batter consistency.
- Heat a large frying pan on medium heat.
- Add oil, followed by pancake batter, and cook until bubbles form, about two minutes.
- When bubbling, flip and cook until golden brown on all sides.
- Once ready, set aside and repeat until all the batter is used.
- Top with berries, maple syrup, or your favorite choice of toppings, and serve.
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Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.