Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Muffins Recipe l

How do you feel about portable breakfasts? Me, I love them! They make busy mornings so much easier! However, I also like sit down breakfast food, like pancakes. So, when I saw these pancake muffins that Laurie made, I just had to give them a try. I am all for being able to eat pancakes in muffin form!

Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Muffins Recipe l

These muffins didn’t disappoint. They taste just like you are eating pancakes that have been swirled with cinnamon sugar (which makes me want to swirl my next batch of pancakes with cinnamon sugar!). If you have the time, you can drizzle them with maple syrup, but they taste great plain as there is plenty of flavor throughout the muffin.

Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Muffins Recipe l

Make them the night before and enjoy them the next morning. They taste great at room temperature, or heat them up in the microwave that morning if you are looking for a warm breakfast treat. Either way, they are a great way to satisfy your pancake craving on even the busiest of mornings!

5.0 from 7 reviews
Cinnamon Sugar Pancake Muffins
Serves: 12
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ C sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ C non-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ C butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vanilla, eggs, and butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup. Top with 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar mixture. Top sugar with another tablespoon batter. With a toothpick, swirl cinnamon sugar into batter.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove muffin tin to a wire rack to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing muffins.
  8. Brush or drizzle muffins with maple syrup. Serve immediately.

This recipe is slightly adapted from Simply Scratch and is linked with Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Time to SparkleWeekend PotluckWhat’s Cookin’ Wednesday.

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  1. I love this- what a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to try them x

  2. I just looked at my breakfast..and wished it would turn into these muffins! Love this :)

  3. Love these! Anything cinnamon sugar is awesome!

  4. What can you use in place of the non fat buttermilk, as this is something I don’t buy? Thanks, Bev

  5. Ooh, these are so fun! I love cinnamon and sugar ANYTHING!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  6. Wow, so mouthwatering! Suddenly the egg and yogurt I had for breakfast this morning seems VERY unappealing.

  7. i need to try these!! yum! i love how gooey these look :)

  8. Such a great idea! And you can never go wrong with cinnamon and sugar. I could go for one as an afternoon snack at work right now!

  9. These look great Jess! Love that they’re portable and easy to take on-the-go!

  10. I love breakfast I can take with me when I’m super busy too! They’re usually stuffed down one handed whilst I’m driving! These look fabulous, I love maple syrup and pancakes and am looking forward to trying the cinnamon swirl! :)

  11. I love portable breakfasts too! I need to make some more things like this :) I think my hubs would be all over them!

  12. OMG Jessica these are insane! Pancakes are my fave but I am terrible at making them. :/ Usually I just wait and order them out at a diner, but these little muffins are the solution for sure !!

  13. Jessica! My kids would scarf these! We have pancakes once a week for dinner & I put cinnamon chips in them. These are practically the same in muffin form! The cinnamon swirl marbled in the pancake muffin is so darling! I love it!

  14. Pancake muffins?!? Ugh my mornings NEED these! But I think I would have to bring a little to-go container of syrup for dipping 😉

  15. How utterly clever!! I love the idea of pancakes muffins with syrup… I have to try these with my kids. :)

  16. You are on a breakfast roll lately Jess!

  17. Mmmm I love cinnamon sugar and portable breakfasts are always awesome!

  18. Oh my word, portable cinnamon sugar pancakes? That’s insanely awesome. Those need to happen here asap!

  19. Pancakes in muffin form?! Please send a dozen my way!

  20. There really is nothing better than portable breakfasts!

  21. Portable pancakes sound good to me! Those look like some seriously pancake perfect muffins!

  22. I can’t even imagine what these are like. I guess that means I have to make them, right? 😉 The filling looks incredible!

  23. I can see wu these didn’t disappoint! Love the cinnamon sugar inside! These would definitely make me stop and eat breakfast!

  24. Pancakes in muffin form is genius & with the addition of cinnamon sugar-yum!

  25. shush up…in a muffin. i kove that. love it. can’t wait to make for my boys!

  26. WOW! These look fabulous!

  27. What an awesome idea! I love these, Jessica!

  28. Wow, these look so good-great idea for a fun breakfast!

  29. Yummy, yummy muffins! I would be one happy girl if I woke up to these :)

  30. I love breakfast. I love muffins. I love pancakes. I love maple syrup. I love cinnamon sugar. Therefore, I’m pretty sure that I will fall head over heels for these cinnamon sugar pancake muffins!

  31. What a fun twist on pancakes!

  32. Love that drizzle of maple syrup!

  33. These muffins are driving me crazy…they look so amazing, especially the one cut in half to see all the lovely ingredients inside! Love everything about them!!!

  34. What a terrific idea. I bet kids love these!

  35. What a fun muffin idea! I love the syrup dripping off them :-) My kids would go crazy for these for sure!!!

  36. I seriously need to make these for the kids. They will love them! {if I don’t eat them all!}

  37. Wowzer! I love the muffin with the syrup drizzling off of it. Quite the image and makes me want to whip up a batch and take a bit. In the middle of the afternoon!

    I’d love for you to link this up to Wonderful Food Wednesday this week.. or one or two other recipes if you’d like. We’re always ready to go on All She Cooks at 7pm Central on Tuesday, if you’d like to join us.

  38. What a great idea! They sound wonderful!

  39. I just found this pingback! Thanks for sharing the recipe… it’s a good one!

  40. Wow… just wow!!!

  41. Oh my goooosh! Your hubby is soo lucky to have you, these are yummy!:)

  42. Hey jeessica could I use lowfat buttermilk instead of non fat? Would it matter too much?

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