Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins

Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

I’ll just come right out and say it: I’m addicted to pancakes! If I could choose one breakfast to enjoy every single morning it would be pancakes! These muffins encompass all I love about regular pancakes right in a portable little package. Baked up golden brown and dipped in maple syrup…and don’t even get me started on the brown butter that’s added to the batter.  Ooooh goodness.  So incredibly delicious!

Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Once baked, you poke holes into the muffin tops and dip them into maple syrup. The syrup soaks into the muffin like a sponge, leaving you with that irresistible pancake texture. Absolutely mind-blowing!! Serve warm with extra maple syrup for dipping! 😀

Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins

Yield: 10 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes


For the Muffins:
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Maple Glaze:
1/4 cup maple syrup


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line muffin cups with muffin liners.
In 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat butter until melted, about 2 minutes. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until butter is dark golden brown and has nutty aroma, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and egg yolk, maple syrup and vanilla. Slowly whisk in the browned butter.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. Stir until just incorporated. (Do not over-mix)
Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until golden and toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.
Pour the maple syrup for the glaze in a shallow bowl; set aside.
Use a toothpick to poke holes in the muffin tops. When muffins have cooled enough to handle, dip the muffin tops into the maple syrup and allow soak in. Once maple syrup has soaked into the muffin, dip a second time and allow to soak in, then serve.

Source: adapted from Tracey's Culinary Adventures, originally adapted from Joy the Baker

Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}


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14 Responses to “Maple Syrup Pancake Muffins”

  1. #
    Judy @Savoring Today — February 25, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    I am hosting a brunch this Friday and I was looking for something like pancakes or waffles that could be ready when people arrive — these would be lovely. I think I could even convert them to GF for a few of the ladies. Thanks! :)

  2. #
    Jenn @ Icing on the Cake — February 25, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    These look amazing!! I have to try them soon!

  3. #
    Laura Dembowski — February 25, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I recently fell in love with pancakes again. But these muffins! OMG! They get dipped in maple syrup twice? That sounds incredible.

  4. #
    Kim — February 25, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    I love pancakes and could eat them everyday. Can’t wait to try a muffin version!

  5. #
    Inês Oliveira — February 25, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    How beautiful!! It’s a pity we don’t have maple syrup here :(

  6. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 26, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    I’m addicted to pancakes too! Love this portable version! And that dripping syrup shot is amazing. Well done!

  7. #
    ChgoJohn — February 26, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    These muffins are destined to make a Sunday morning appearance here. Thanks, Christina.

  8. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 27, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Mm, portable pancakes! Great idea!

  9. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — February 27, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Oh, my goodness… :)

  10. #
    Mika @ EatMyShortbread — March 6, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Oh yum, I have to try this!

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    Chrissy — August 23, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Made these this morning and crumbled some bacon on top of them. I used some really good maple syrup. My boyfriend said these are his favorite baked item I’ve ever made (second is the lemon blueberry loaf). Thanks so much for such fantastic, easy recipes!!!

    • Christina replied: — August 31st, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

      Yay! So happy to hear that you and your boyfriend enjoyed the muffins! :)

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