Pancake Poppers

With the exit of ready-made, sugary breakfasts from our house like poptarts, sugary cereals, and frozen pancakes my family has been begging for more grab and go breakfast options in the mornings.  Are you looking for some fun breakfasts, too? Time to build up a list of great meal plans and recipes! Get started with these fun pancake poppers! You’ll love these bite-sized pancake muffins for your littles to gobble up. 

Pancake poppers are like mini muffins that are pancakes with fun toppings!

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I’ve also been working on some great freezer meals for my family and these are a perfect fit. You can change them up with many different ingredients for a fun sweet or savory breakfast treat. You may also want to check out my healthy breakfast muffins for more great freezer meal ideas!

Pancake Poppers | Proverbial Homemaker

These mini pancakes would be great for little hands or to pop into a lunch box as a sweet after lunch treat for your littles.  What I love about these is that you can completely eradicate those dreaded messy pancake eating days where your toddler ends up with more syrup on his body than in his mouth.  These are perfect for dipping and hopefully creating less mess along the way!

Although if you add chocolate chips, all bets are off. 😉 


Have some leftover hot dogs? chop them up and throw them in? You can also try blueberries, chocolate chips, and other fun add-ins.  If you want something more aesthetically pleasing you could spoon in half a tablespoon of batter, add your favorite pancake mix ins, and then spoon the other half tablespoon over top.  Or you could do what I did and spoon all the batter in, add your fixin’s on top and pop those bad boys into the oven!

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Don’t they just look…yum!  You’ll have to shoo more than a few hands away so that these actually make their way to a plate and not right into hungry mouths!

What is your favorite grab and go breakfast?

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Pancake Poppers
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24
Make these mini on the go pancake poppers for busy mornings or to fill up little hands!
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 Tbs melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a medium bowl, mix to combine, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a microwave safe dish, add milk, and allow to cool. Whisk in egg until fully incorporated.
  3. Add wet ingredients into dry and mix until completely combined.
  4. Spoon into mini muffin tins using a small 1 Tbs cookie scoop and add your toppings, pressing down lightly.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.*
  6. *If you will be making these to reheat later then 12 minutes is perfect because they'll cook some more in the microwave or toaster oven.


Pancake Poppers | Proverbial Homemaker


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Recipe credit: Guest post by Meaghan, a former teacher who currently works part time as a substitute teacher until she can pursue her passion of blogging full time. She loves to invent new recipes and has a wicked sweet tooth. You can find her over at Cook. Craft. Love. where she blogs about family favorite recipes and new inventions, seasonal crafts and decor, and the occasional free printable.  She loves cupcakes, casseroles, and college football.  You can follow Meaghan on PinterestFacebookInstagram, and Bloglovin’.


This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Amy

    these look great. something I can make and put in a bag for snacking or to send the kids off to school with on days we are running late…. thanks for sharing these gems

    1. Meaghan

      These make for a great oh shoot look at the time breakfast on busy days!

  2. Lori

    These sound so yummy! I wonder how they would do frozen. This would make a lot more fun “good” breakfast item that would be quick! 🙂 I am going to buy a mini muffin pan…. 🙂

    1. Tauna

      I bet they’d be great for freezing! In fact, my kids would probably just eat them that way. 🙂 Ha!

  3. Rhoda

    What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing. This summer a group of us will be camping (our children are black belt testing for taekwondo). I’ve been looking for good recipes that can be made ahead and used for meal times. These poppers will be a hit I am sure.

    1. Meaghan

      Oh, what a great idea! A fun way to eat a traditional breakfast. Enjoy!

  4. Melissa Bassani

    trying these out later today!

  5. Leslie DeJarnette

    I need to serve brunch tomorrow and am so excited to have just found this recipe. What a great idea! My kids will love helping make them, too!

    1. Tauna

      They’ll be perfect for that!

  6. cassandra

    I run the lunchroom at our christian school. We don’t accept government subsidies so I have free reign in the kitchen. I am always looking for creative ideas and this one fit the bill. The kids love these dipped in a little syrup. Perfect!

  7. Corinne

    What a fun breakfast idea. I love how versatile the recipe is! Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Tauna

      You’re welcome!

  8. Kristen

    This sounds terrific. I wonder if a prepackaged pancake mix would also work.

    1. Tauna

      I’m betting it would! Definitely worth a shot.

  9. Susie Archuleta

    These seem perfect for our Thursday morning Bible Study. A few of us bring in breakfast items. I will make these this Thursday! Thanks for the recipe and a very welcomed web site ! Susie

  10. Wanda M

    Where do I find the recipe for the Pancake Poppers? Thanks!

    1. Tauna Meyer

      Sorry – there was a plugin issue. It should be there now!

  11. Allore foodies

    We love ourselves some fluffy pancake poppers! These look delish Tauna thank you for sharing.
    Your kids are creative thinkers, maybe we’re going to give the idea of frozen poppers a try:)

  12. Krista K

    Could you use mini liners to make sure they come out of pan?

  13. Marilyn

    These turned out great!!! In fact, I am making these for a back to school breakfast for teachers. I even purchased a 48 tin muffin pan to make it faster. Next up, the freezer. Thanks for such an easy recipe and fun too.

    1. Tauna Meyer

      I’m so glad you loved them!

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