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Pancake Muffins with Orange Zest & Raspberry Chia Jam

Pancake Muffins with Orange Zest and Raspberry Chia Jam

Pancake Mix Muffins

Oh pancakes! They are a breakfast favorite at our house.  My daughter loves them and I do too. 

Every Sunday morning, we devour stacks of homemade oatmeal pancakes between the 4 of us.  With the exception of my one year old, we each get just a few chocolate chips hiding in each one. 

Both my daughter and I love them with all natural peanut butter on top and a little bit of maple syrup on the side for dipping. 

I try to switch things up and add a mashed banana, applesauce or pumpkin puree to the recipe, just to add a bit more flavor and more nutrition. 

They are always a hit!

Pancakes are a Great Snack

On those epic Sunday mornings, I always make a double batch of pancakes, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and pop them in the freezer so I can heat them in the microwave or toaster for a quick, flip-free pancake breakfast during the week. 

I even make tiny pancakes that make perfect school snacks and are great for my one year old too.

This week as I was popping one into the toaster for the little lady, I wondered how I could turn this pancake into even more of a grab and go breakfast?  

Enter, pancake muffins.

A Versatile Pancake Muffin Recipe

These pancake muffins use a standard pancake batter recipe spiked with orange zest and filled with a delicious raspberry chia jam. I even went so far as to make a few with jam and almond butter, a spin on the classic PB & J.

These make a great grab and go breakfast or snack.

For this recipe I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour.  You could definitely use all whole wheat flour here and bump up the fiber content of the recipe, but you may have to fiddle around with the amount of baking powder and liquid to make sure they are moist and rise nicely.

Fill Your Pancake Muffins 

Get creative with the fillings, I made a raspberry chia jam here, but strawberry orange muffins would be a great combination too, or lemon blueberry, peach, and almond, peanut butter and banana.  Anything goes!! 

It’s a great recipe to experiment with.  

Pancake Muffins with Orange Zest and Raspberry Chia Jam

[yumprint-recipe id=’16’]What yummy combination will you stuff your pancake muffin recipe with?

Melinda Lamarche is a Registered Dietitian living in Toronto, Canada.  She loves everything and anything to do with food, nutrition and being in the kitchen where she spends a lot of time cooking up new things for her husband and two little girls.

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