Skip to Content

How to Make Pancake Mix Muffins

Pancake mix muffins are easy to make when you’re in a pinch. Add blueberries for breakfast and bake in your oven or air fryer. There are many brands out there but Bisquick muffins would be the best known one.

pancake mix muffins

Did you know that in a pinch you can make pancake mix muffins? That’s right, throw some blueberries or chocolate chips in there and breakfast is saved! One of the best muffin recipes that’s so quick to make. (affiliate links present, originally published 10/20)

Muffins with Pancake Mix

We’ve made lots of easy muffin recipe ideas on our blog because it’s a great breakfast that cooks quickly. If you wake up and realize you don’t have much in the house, this is a great kitchen hack to remember.

Want to save this post?

Enter your email below and get it sent straight to your inbox.

Save Recipe

And be automatically signed up for our free newsletter too!

Get out a bowl and try these or our Bisquick mix muffins out this weekend. We did this after making a few air fryer pancakes, that mix is so versatile. You can make these into mini sizes like you see here or regular for breakfast or a fun snack with the kids.

muffins using pancake mix

Pancake Mix Muffins

SO versatile too, use any fresh or frozen berries you have on hand and nobody will know it wasn’t boxed muffin mix. If you have only thought of this ready made mix for breakfast time you will change your mind after this one. It is not just great with bits of fruit but with chocolate chips is amazing too. Try them all!!

What can you do with leftover pancake batter?

Make muffins with pancake mix! Just add berries or some cinnamon and nutmeg to make a Fall flavored bite of goodness. We will show you here how long and at what temp. to bake them at in your oven.

What is the best pancake mix to use?

I typically choose Krusteaz Light & Fluffy or Aunt Jemima. It depends on what store I am in and the price of each but those are my top choices.

Is pancake mix the same as Bisquick?

It is the same other than the sweetness. If you’re using the latter you might want to add a bit of sugar into the mix so it’s more like a breakfast than a biscuit.

Pancake Muffins

You will get the same fluff with these, and more. I will almost always use bagged or boxed mix since in a hurry is my game BUT I have experimented lately with Cracker Barrel pancake mix. That one is from scratch and mixed with buttermilk which makes it really moist.

Can I replace all purpose flour with pancake mix?

Yes, in a pinch this is a good alternative. It has leavening agents, sugar and flavorings in it already so just use a 1:1 ratio and you should be fine. Get started as you usually do when you’re making this popular morning dish, add a bit of goodies like we did here and see which add ins are your favorite.

blueberry pancake muffins

Pancake Muffins

From there you’ll just prepare as you normally would with any other type of muffin recipe you have. Make normal or mini sizes, the only difference will be the cook time. The base is below, beyond that you can fold in berries like we did here or use our Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe.

  1. Pancake mix
  2. Milk
  3. Eggs
  4. Muffin tin

What can I add to muffin mix?

  • Fresh or frozen (defrosted) berries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Lemon or orange zest
  • Swirl a bit of jam inside
  • Fruit curd
pancake muffins

How to Make Muffins with Pancake Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put regular or mini muffin liners in muffin pan or spray with non stick cooking spray.

  1. In a bowl whisk together milk, eggs and pancake mix until smooth. Gently fold in berries or chocolate chips.
  2. Fill muffin holes with about 2 tbsp. of batter, no more than 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Now bake for 12-14 minutes for mini, or about 18 min. for regular sizes. Take out when top springs back when touched lightly.
  4. Allow to cool slightly, dip into maple syrup and enjoy.

You can use this batter to make blueberry muffin tops too. Pancake muffins are really fun for kids to grab and go in the morning too. In about 15 minutes you can have them done and ready to enjoy. Everyone loves pancakes so why not give these a whirl right?

easy blueberry muffin recipe

Pancake Muffins

If you make homemade pancakes regularly you could make a double batch and make these with the other half. 1/4 cup is about right to fill standard size muffin cups so you can make a decent batch in little to no time.

If you do have leftovers they save rather well if you store them correctly. Remember that air is the enemy. Keeping that in mind you want to slide them into a freezer bag once they are at room temperature in one layer. Suck all of the air out of that bag and leave on the counter, not the fridge.

The cold will dry them out much faster and it’s already been baked so they don’t need to stay in the refrigerator. In the next 48 hours take a few out and eat as is or warm in the microwave for 30 seconds and top with some butter. That will add a bit more moisture to fluff them up once again.

Blueberry Muffins with Pancake Mix

The possibilities are really endless once you get this down pat. Add chocolate chips to some and fresh fruit to others and have a buffet for breakfast with lots of choices for everyone.

air fryer muffin recipe

Pancake Muffins Recipe

We’ve even made cake mix gingerbread muffins and air fryer muffins so you don’t even have to use your oven! If you wanted to make a Fall treat, mix up our pumpkin pancakes with Bisquick and bake into muffins instead of flat. Those are always a hit.

Try this unique pancake recipe and let us know what you think! You’re free to print it or come back every time you want to make these.

Can I substitute pancake mix for flour in muffins?

You can actually use pancake mix to make muffins with our recipe here. The ingredients to add in order to make the batter differ slightly since you’d already have the leavening agent in the dry mix. Therefore you need fewer items since you can skip the baking powder and/or baking soda.

How to make muffins with easy mix?

Making muffins with boxed pancake mix or a pre-packaged muffin mix, is a simple and convenient way to whip up a batch of muffins. Here’s a general guide on how to make muffins using an easy mix here in our post.

Before you go I want you to sign up for my free newsletter!! You will get all my new recipes emailed to you a few times a week that will help with meal planning for the week.

Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!

Looking for more easy family recipes and tips? LIKE The Typical Mom Facebook page because we share all our new creations there every single day. And follow me on Pinterest for more inspirations! 😉

***** If you LOVED this recipe give it 5 Stars below and let everyone know what you thought about it. 😉

the typical mom
Print Pin
4.75 from 4 votes

Pancake Mix Muffins

Pancake mix muffins are easy to make when you're in a pinch. Add blueberries for breakfast and bake in your oven or air fryer.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry muffins, muffins, pancake mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 41kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Put mini muffin liners in muffin pan or spray with non stick spray.
  • In a bowl whisk together milk, eggs and pancake mix until smooth. Gently fold in berries or chocolate chips.
  • Fill each one with about 2 tbsp. of batter, no more than 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes for mini size, 18-20 for regular muffin size or until top springs back when touched lightly.
  • Allow to cool slightly, dip into syrup and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Pancake Mix Muffins
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 72IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
blueberry muffins with pancake mix
Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Saturday 17th of September 2022

Yummm! It turned out soft and fluffy. I was out of pancake mix so I used Alton brown's semi-instant pancake mix. I added 2Tbsp melted butter because most regular pancake mix has some shortening mixed in. My whole family enjoyed it. Perfect for dipping in syrup.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 17th of September 2022

Glad it was a hit


Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Super easy base recipe, but definitely would recommend using a sweetener. Muffins obviously taste like plain pancakes so they aren't as sweet as regular muffins. That being said my toddler can't tell the difference, so if you are wanting to cut sugar a bit then this is a great option. We used almond milk in place of regular milk and they turned out great.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.