Pancake Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

August 24, 2016Living Freely Gluten Free

So… 3 days ago I vacuumed all of the hardwood and pulled out the mop. I had every intention of mopping the floors that morning. Well, the kids got me sidetracked and that never happened. Every day I watched the floors get messy again with food crumbs; paw prints and an occasional carrot peel behind the trash. I kept saying to myself that today I will clean the floors. 5 days passed before I actually was able to get to it and of course within 2 hours of cleaning them a dog peed and the kids spilled food.

This is it; this chaos is life for now. I suffer from anxiety from time to time and it has been worse lately. It is difficult for me to have mess around. I need everything neat and tidy and I used to good with the mess but lately it has been wearing on me.

It could be partly because I have been sleep deprived. I am in the house A LOT. Getting out makes it not so bad, but I am here in it, and always trying to clean it. I clean one room and then the next room is a mess. More likely is that I can’t even finish cleaning the room before I am on to something else with the kids.

So, a simple breakfast like this that can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge and then handed out in the morning is exactly what the busy mom needs. I need delicious and simple recipes that my kids love.

Sometimes a fork and syrup are just not practical.. If you made an entire batch of Weekday Pancake Batter into these muffins you could give your kids a bag of muffins several mornings in a row. These are also perfect for lunchboxes and snacks at school.

No time in the AM? Bake these beauties the night before and have them packed and ready. Shove them in your face while you are  guzzling your coffee.

Wouldn’t these be beautiful laid out for a brunch?

These are a super fun spin on pancakes for busy mornings when everyone is rushing out of the door! If there just isn’t enough time to sit down at the table these muffins are perfect for the car or walking to the bus stop.

Printable version for Everyday Pancake Batter


A Mini Muffin Pan

Everyday Pancake Batter

Mix-ins of choice. I used chocolate chips, coconut, blueberries, sprinkles and strawberries.


Preheat oven to 350. Make your pancake batter. Grease your muffin tin and have your mix-ins ready. Pour the batter into the muffins about 1 ½ Tbsp. of batter per muffin and then sprinkle your mix-ins on top. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Store these in the fridge or freezer
If you don’t want to use all of the batter for muffins you could save some for Deep Fried Oreo’s.

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