Blueberry Muffin Mix Pancakes are the ideal solution to a quick and easy breakfast or brunch that the whole family will love. It’s perfect for busy school mornings as well as lazy weekends and even brunch. Serve these easy pancakes with maple syrup, fresh blueberries, and your favorite pancake toppings!
Simple and delicious….isn’t that the kind of meal most of us are looking for to make our busy lives easier?
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Since I’m not the biggest fan of eggs (and I LOVE carbs), the first thing I think of when it comes to breakfast is pancakes. Yum!
My family is full of breakfast-lovers, and they can often eat a truckload of food as soon as they wake up. But I’m not the biggest fan of making breakfast first thing in the morning (I’m too busy trying to wake up myself!).
My kids absolutely LOVE blueberry pancakes. I usually make them from scratch, which takes too much effort for my poor tired brain on busy mornings.
That’s why my new trick is to make blueberry muffin mix pancakes! Picking up a package of muffin mix at the store provides the opportunity for lots more variety than a big box of pancake mix.
And the BRILLIANT thing about these muffin mix pancakes is that I can simply pick up a new flavor of muffin mix each time instead of having to use the whole box of regular pancakes before I can buy a different kind.
Throw in your favorite add-ins while mixing up a batch of muffin mix pancakes. Blueberries, chocolate chips, walnuts, confetti, bananas or maybe even bacon or peanut butter. Chocolate chip pancakes? Yum…yum…YUM!!!
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, you might like to try some of my other easy breakfast recipes, including Strawberry French Toast Bake, The Best Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes, or Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
Ingredients needed for blueberry muffin mix pancakes
Only 3 simple ingredients stand between you and enjoying some scrumptious – and easiest pancakes.
- Packet of Muffin Mix (blueberry flavor) – there are several different brands to choose from, including Betty Crocker brand and Martha White.
- Milk – 2% or Whole Milk.
- Egg – 1 large egg will provide structure and help hold the batter together.
To get the more detailed recipe, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How to make blueberry muffin mix pancakes
The process couldn’t be easier! Check out how to make this insanely easy recipe.
Preheat your griddle or skillet to medium-low heat. Grease or use non-stick cooking spray if you’re using a non-stick surface.
Combine all the ingredients (both the dry ingredients AND the wet ingredients) in a large bowl and stir well.
Pour a small amount of the batter into a large skillet or hot griddle. Cook for 1-2 minutes or you see small bubbles on the surface until the edges of the pancake have turned golden brown.
Flip to the other side and cook for another 2 – 4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
Serve with butter and syrup or other toppings as desired. (I like using jam or jelly!)
These are delicious fluffy pancakes and the best solution on a weekday morning!
Blueberry muffin mix pancakes recipe notes and tips
- Once you have pre-heated the griddle or skillet, drop a quarter size amount of batter on the griddle to make sure it hot enough.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the batter ensures that you make the perfect size pancake.
- I like to make a double batch, cook the pancakes and then freeze any uneaten pancakes. This makes it super simple for your family to grab a quick and easy breakfast for themselves.
Variations of muffin mix pancakes to try
Blueberry may not be your favorite flavor of pancakes – that’s ok! Muffin mixes come in oodles of different flavors for tons of different pancake recipes (with hardly any effort)! Experiment with different flavors and find your new favorite.
Here are a few of our suggestions to try:
- Triple Chocolate
- Banana Nut
- Apple Cinnamon
- Chocolate Chip
- Banana Chocolate Chip
Fresh fruit makes everything better. Add a few fresh blueberries to the batter when mixing the ingredients. Or if you are making strawberry pancakes, mix in a few fresh strawberries.
Try different flavors of syrup on your pancakes, such as maple, strawberry, red raspberry, caramel, or super yummy boysenberry. Whatever suits your fancy! 😉
Make silver dollar pancakes (or Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes) for your little ones. In case you didn’t know, silver dollar pancakes are just pancakes the size of silver dollars…..smaller but just as tasty.
And making shapes like Mickey Mouse make pancakes extra fun.
I imagine you might have a question or two about making pancakes using muffin mix.
Pancake mix requires more liquid than muffin mix. Muffin mix is generally more cake-like and dense while pancakes are fluffy and lighter.
Yes, you can. Use the same amount of water to milk. NOTE: The batter may be just a little less fluffy but you won’t really notice the difference in taste at all.
Pancake batter should be slightly lumpy. It should pour easily and not be too runny.
If the batter is too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk or water to loosen it up a bit. If it is too runny, you can add just a tiny bit of flour until you get the correct consistency.
I have found that letting it rest for at least 5 minutes is helpful. It gives the batter time to develop, and the lumps will smooth out a bit during the rest period.
Yes, you definitely can. The batter can be refrigerated for up to 3 – 4 days in an air-tight container or a reclosable plastic bag.
More delicious breakfast recipes to try
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 😉 If you love these delicious pancakes, give these other popular recipes a try and you see how much the family loves them.
- The Healthy Breakfast Sandwich
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- Bacon, Spinach & Potato Frittata Muffins
- Delicious and Hearty Baked Oatmeal with Fruit
- Rice Pudding Porridge
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- 6.5 oz blueberry muffin mix
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- Heat griddle or skillet to medium low. If using nonstick surface make sure you grease or use non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well.
- Pour a small amount onto griddle or pan and cook for 2 - 4 minutes or until edges have bubbled.
- Flip over and cook an additional 2 - 4 minutes.
- The pancakes should be golden brown. Serve with butter and/or syrup as desired.