How To: Make Pancakes with Muffin Mix

Make fluffy pancakes from muffin mixes.
Make fluffy pancakes from muffin mixes.
Photos by Molly Dunn

One of my college roommates loved to make breakfast for almost every meal. Can you blame her? Pancakes, eggs, toast and cereal are always good options whenever you're hungry.

Being college students, most of our meals were eaten at odd times due to late-night studying, weird class schedules or running to and from meetings, study sessions or anything else we piled on our plates, making us eat things on-the-go.

After coming home from class, I walked into the kitchen smelling blueberry muffins, but there were no muffins to be found. Instead, my roommate was making pancakes with a Martha White blueberry muffin mix. Thank goodness she offered me one to try because pancakes made from muffin mixes are incredibly scrumptious. Here's how you can make them, too.

Simply stir the muffin mix with milk and an egg.
Simply stir the muffin mix with milk and an egg.

Not only are these pancakes easy and fast to make, but they are perfectly fluffy, moist and sweet.

I decided to try making different flavors along with the blueberry muffin mix. The Martha White chocolate chip and banana nut muffin mixes provide recipes on the back for pancakes. However, the blueberry muffin mix does not.

For the blueberry muffin pancakes, dump the muffin mix into a bowl, add 2/3 cup of milk and one slightly beaten egg. If you want to have a thicker pancake, add about ½ cup of milk because the pancakes will be slightly runny with the standard recipe. Do the same thing with the chocolate chip muffin pancakes.

These muffin pancakes taste just as good as regular pancakes; and they look the same, too.
These muffin pancakes taste just as good as regular pancakes; and they look the same, too.

The banana nut muffin pancakes have a slightly different recipe in comparison to the blueberry and chocolate chip. Add 2/3 cup of milk, one slightly beaten egg and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. The banana nut muffin pancakes are a little thicker than the blueberry and chocolate chip muffin pancakes, so that mix needs more liquid; otherwise the pancakes won't be fluffy, delicate and moist as they should be.

Once you have the mixes made, make your pancakes just as you normally would. The beauty of using a muffin mix for your pancakes is that you can make a multitude of flavored pancakes without having to buy all of the extra ingredients. Sure, homemade pancakes taste wonderful, but if you're in a crunch for time, or just want to make something with the least amount of effort, then this is the shortcut for you.


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