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Pancake Mix Muffins (Easy Recipe)

Pancake mix muffins are some of the easiest, fluffiest muffins you’ll ever make. They have everything you love about muffins but are even more convenient.

It takes less than 10 ingredients to make them, and you can add all kinds of mix-ins to jazz them up.

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Try making them with blueberries for a fruity start to your day. Or opt for chocolate chips or toffee bits if you want something more decadent.

Whatever you’re craving, you can’t beat these pancake mix muffins for taste and simplicity.

Ingredients for Pancake Mix Muffins 

Because you use pancake mix to make these, the ingredients list is pretty short. Here’s what you need:

  • Pancake mix – Choose whatever flavor of pancake mix you like best! (I’ve made them with this Lucky Charm pancake mix, and WOW!) Store-bought is fine, or you can use a homemade pancake mix.
  • Sugar – Stick to plain old granulated sugar for this recipe. It incorporates best with the other ingredients. If your pancake mix has a lot of added sugar, you can reduce the plain sugar you add.
  • Milk – Any milk will work, though I prefer whole milk or buttermilk.
  • Eggs – Bring them to room temperature before adding them.
  • Oil – I typically use vegetable oil because I always have it on hand. However, any neutral-tasting oil works.
  • Vanilla extract – Vanilla makes all baked goods taste better.
  • Optional mix-ins – Your mix-ins are entirely up to you. You can add berries, sweet things, dried fruit, and more. If your pancake mix has mix-ins, you’re all set!

How to Make Pancake Mix Muffins

Follow these steps to make easy pancake mix muffins:

  1. Prepare. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. Make the batter. Whisk all ingredients except the mix-ins together in a large bowl. Once everything is incorporated, stir in the mix-ins.
  3. Bake. Pour the batter into the muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of a few muffins. If it comes out mostly clean, they’re done!
  4. Cool and serve. Let the muffins cool in their tin for several minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve them and enjoy!
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Muffin Flavors and Mix-Ins

When it comes to flavors and mix-ins, you’re only limited by your imagination! Here are a few of my favorite mixes and add-ins:

  • Buttermilk pancake mix
  • Cherry pancake mix
  • Lucky Charms pancake mix
  • Blackberry-lemon pancake mix
  • Apple cinnamon pancake mix
  • Peanut butter pancake mix
  • Berries
  • Dried fruit
  • Chocolate chips
  • Toffee bits
  • Chopped nuts or granola
  • Caramel chips
  • Bananas
  • Seeds (chia, poppyseed, etc.)
  • Cinnamon or other spices
  • Bacon
  • Festive sprinkles

Tips & Tricks

Want more tips and tricks to ensure your muffins are as delicious as possible? Check these out:

  • Resist the urge to overmix. Overmixing pancake batter yields tough, rubbery pancakes. The same is true for these muffins. Mix until everything is just incorporated, then stop.
  • Don’t overfill the tins! Yes, doing so will result in bigger, taller muffins. However, it can also lead to a real mess in your oven. Stop at 3/4 full for the best results. Using a cookie scoop to fill the tin is often beneficial.
  • Preheat for perfect muffins. Don’t stick your muffin tin into a cold or slightly warm oven. Be patient and let the oven fully preheat before baking. Otherwise, you could end up with underdone muffins.
  • Stick to small add-ins. Muffin batter is somewhat thin and won’t do well with large-sized mix-ins. Stick to things that are small to mini in size.
  • Try a toothpick trick. Stir add-ins in with a toothpick. Using something so small to stir will force you to be slow and gentle. That, in turn, will ensure you don’t overmix the batter.
  • Get greasy. Grease the tin if necessary. If your muffins often stick, grease the liners with oil or baking spray. I recommend using Baker’s Joy spray.
  • Don’t overdo it! Loading the batter with too many add-ins will result in lumps and unevenly cooked muffins. Add your favorites, but go easy.

How to Store Pancake Muffins

You have plenty of options for storing leftover pancake mix muffins.

To Store at Room Temperature: Place the muffins in a Ziploc bag or air-tight container. Leave them somewhere out of direct sunlight for up to 3 days.

To Refrigerate: Again, use a Ziploc bag or air-tight container. You can refrigerate the muffins for up to a week.

To Freeze: Place the muffins in a freezer-safe bag or container. (Placing parchment paper between them is also a good idea. It will prevent sticking.) Then, freeze them for up to 3 months.

To Reheat: Thaw frozen muffins in the fridge overnight. Reheat thawed and chilled muffins in the microwave in 15-second increments. If they’re dry, top them with butter after heating them.

More Easy Muffin Recipes

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Starbucks Blueberry Muffins

Pancake Mix Muffins (Easy Recipe)



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Try pancake mix muffins for an easy, on-the-go breakfast! They’re simple, delicious, and even better than boxed muffins!


  • 2 1/2 cups pancake mix, any flavor

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup mix-ins


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a muffin tin by lining it with paper liners.
  • Whisk everything except the mix-ins in a large bowl until just combined. Do NOT overmix. Lastly, gently stir in your chosen mix-ins.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each liner approximately 3/4 full. Bake for 15 minutes or until the muffins pass the toothpick test for doneness.
  • Remove the muffin tin from the oven. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5-7 minutes. Then, let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Serve with any desired toppings (butter, whipped cream, etc.) and enjoy!


  • Add-ins. Add-ins can include anything. Common options include chocolate chips, blueberries, chopped nuts, and dried fruit.
  • Add a sweetly crunchy top. Sprinkle each tin of batter with coarse sugar before baking. Doing so will add a nice crunch and extra sweetness to the muffins.
  • Make them richer. Swap the milk for buttermilk for a richer taste.
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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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