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How To Make Pancake Bites

Delicious and simple oven-baked pancake bites with a delightful filling of Nutella or your favorite fruit.

Pancake bites are delicious and easy to make in a mini muffin tin. Add fillings or toppings for a quick and yummy breakfast.

These quick and easy pancake bites make your favorite breakfast food easier. Instead of standing over the stove making one or two pancakes at a time try these yummy pancake bites baked in a mini muffin tin.

Pancake bites are perfect for a busy morning or special treat and can be made with a filling of fresh fruit, chocolate chips, Nutella, or syrup. Nutella was a big hit with my family. I used store-bought pancake mix and making these yummy pancake bites couldn’t have been any easier. Mix up the batter pour it into the mini muffin tin, add the filling (if you choose to use filling ), and bake. If you prefer homemade pancake mix I have a simple homemade pancake mix recipe I will share at the end of this post. This pancake recipe makes the most delicious pancakes that are light and fluffy.

What You Will Need


Boxed or homemade pancake mix

Mini muffin tin

Filling such as syrup, chocolate chips, or fresh fruit

Non-stick cooking spray, Crisco, or coconut oil



Don’t overfill the mini muffin tin. Fill the muffin tin ¾ of the way full. The pancake mix will rise while it’s baking,

Do not overbake, insert a toothpick into the center of the pancake bite, if the toothpick comes out clean the pancake bites are done.

If you are making pancake batter from scratch don't overmix the batter. Over-mixing the batter will make the pancakes or pancake bites flat and chewy. We want them light and fluffy.

Less is more with filling options you only need a small amount of filling.

Silicon muffin tins work perfectly for pancake bites. The pancake bites pop out easily.

Silicone muffin tin linked here

Can I Freeze Pancake Bites?

Yes, you can freeze pancake bites. Place the pancake bites on a cookie tray in a single layer and freeze in the freezer for two hours. Once they are frozen place them in a Ziploc bag or airtight container. Freezing the pancakes individually before putting them in a storage bag will ensure you don't end up with a big lump of stuck pancakes. To thaw the pancake bites for the next morning, place them in the refrigerator overnight. Heat in the microwave or oven. Check out these environmentally, friendly, reusable ziplock and sandwich bags.

Reusable Ziplock bags are linked here

How To Make Pancake Bites


Preheat the oven to 350°

Step one-lightly apply the non-stick cooking spray, Crisco, or coconut oil to coat the mini muffin tin.

Step two-mix the pancake batter

Step three-Pour a small amount of batter on the bottom of the muffin tin. Add a small amount of filling and then top off with more pancake batter, remember you’re only filling the mini muffin tins 3/4 of the way full.

Step four-bake for 10 minutes at 350° let the pancake bites cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin.

Light and fluffy homemade pancake recipe

Fun Pancake Facts


The name pancake originated in the 15th century, before that pancakes were referred to as Indian cakes, hot cakes, Johnny cakes, griddle cakes, and flapjacks.

The first ready-mix food was Aunt Jemima's pancake flour. It was invented in Missouri in 1889.

The biggest pancake in the world weighed 6,614 pounds and was over 49 feet in diameter.

The record for the most pancake flips in two minutes is 349.

Maple syrup was originally a sweet beverage discovered by the Algonquin Indians.

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