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Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins

Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins Recipe l

I’ve kind of been on a pancake kick lately. You can’t tell from the blog, but I have been eating a lot of pancakes recently. Frequently, when my husband asks me what I want for supper, I say “pancakes!”

It may be that I like them a lot or it may be that when we have pancakes my husband makes them and that means I don’t have to cook! In all honestly, my husband makes way better pancakes than I do.

So why mess with a good thing?! I’ll leave the pancake making up to him.

Sometimes, though, I want pancakes when he isn’t around. Since mine never taste as good as his, I’ve turned to pancake muffins.

All of the great flavor of pancakes wrapped up in a muffin.

Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins Recipe l

Not just any pancake muffins, muffins bursting with cinnamon and maple (two of my favorite flavors in pancakes!). Just like regular pancake batter, this muffin batter comes together quickly.

Except instead of standing over a griddle making pancake after pancake, you get to pour the batter into a muffin tin and be done.

A swirl of cinnamon sugar adds a burst of cinnamon flavor and sweetness in these muffins and makes me want to try adding a swirl of cinnamon sugar to my pancakes the next time we have them!

Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins Recipe l

Make your mornings less stressful by making a batch of these the night before and then you can enjoy pancakes for breakfast the next morning. Serve at room temperature or warm them up.

Either way, I highly recommend a drizzle of maple syrup. But, if you want to take them on the go, these pancake muffins have plenty of maple flavor to make up for the lack of syrup!

Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins Recipe l

Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins


  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 C buttermilk (or regular milk)
  • 1/4 C butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and maple extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Pour about 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup. Spoon 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar on top. Top cinnamon 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. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired. Serve immediately.

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This recipe is adapted from Simply Scratch.

Cinnamon Maple Pancake Muffins Recipe l

Suzy Watson

Monday 25th of January 2021

I don't have maple extract just homemade maple syrup. How much syrup would I substitute for the extract?

Bethany Shamaoun

Friday 22nd of February 2019

Wow, these look and sound phenomenal! If I wanted to use real maple syrup instead of the extract, about how much would you suggest?

Trish - Mom On Timeout

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

These are so perfect for breakfast on school days Jessica - love it! Also, I bet these are pretty tasty snacks :)

Friday 22nd of August 2014

Portable pancakes are the best. I love the flavor combo!

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

Saturday 16th of August 2014

Love this idea! I could always go for pancake but I get lazy thinking about all the flipping. These muffins are the perfect solution, they look awesome and I love the cinnamon maple combo!

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