Breakfast Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins

I usually don’t have time to cook breakfast, but this Pancake Muffin recipe is super easy to make. Plus – it has chocolate chips. Y.U.M.

I first heard about pancake muffins on Twitter. I love making pancake muffins because the filling possibilities are endless. I’ve used blueberries, walnuts, peanut butter chips – you name it, you could probably put it in a pancake muffin!

This morning I went with my favorite breakfast standby. I used box pancake mix for simplicity’s sake, but you could certainly use a homemade pancake recipe instead.

Easy Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins



-2 C box pancake mix
-1.5 C water (room temperature)
-1/4 C maple syrup
-1/4 C chocolate chips

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350. Grease a standard-size muffin pan. Mix your pancake mix and water together in a bowl until large lumps disappear (about 25-30 seconds).

Step 2

Swirl maple syrup into pancake batter and mix slightly. This is a great step to have the kids help with.

Step 3

Pour batter into muffin tins and add chocolate chips. There are two ways to do this:

For filling in the center of your muffins: Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips in the center of each muffin and push down slightly. Allow mix to rest for 4-5 minutes before moving on to Step 4.

For filling scattered in muffins: Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of batter. Finish filling muffin cups with remaining batter until just below top of muffin pan.

Step 4:

Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 until tops are golden and spring back when touched lightly. Allow to cool and enjoy!


  1. mmm, yum, those look really good! and sound really easy to make! adding them to my recipes 😉

    • lifewithlevi says:

      Super easy! My fav part was that I could just set the timer and go play with Levi instead of waiting to flip them like I would have with regular pancakes.

  2. Going to try these tomorrow. Look delicious. I love that you included things the kids could do to help.

  3. Great idea to make a pancake portable! Much needed in my house. BTW, I had never seen your site before & love it!

  4. Jeryl M. says:

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  5. Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Jessica W says:

    This looks like an awesome recipe! My kids would love these!~

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