An easy and healthier breakfast meal prep recipe made with simple ingredients like gluten free baking flour, eggs, and applesauce. Perfectly fluffy and perfect for your daily sweet breakfast cravings, these gluten free pancake muffins make for the best breakfast! Get creative with your toppings and add-ins to make your perfect muffins to satisfy your tastebuds.
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Is it just me or does any weekend that starts with pancakes just automatically mean that it’s going to be an amazing weekend? It’s true, but I also decided that I wanted to spice up the usual pancake dish and turn my favorite pancake recipe into muffins.
Luckily, these pancake muffins are so easy to make that you don’t need to wait for the weekend. You can make them on a Monday or a Thursday because all you have to do is throw your simple ingredients into a small bow, mix, and bake! Voila! Let’s make pancakes during the week a thing!
We love these pancake muffins because if you use the ingredients listed below, they can be made totally gluten free and perfect for many diet restrictions. They don’t require any other flour besides a gluten free baking flour, so no need to worry.
TIP: if you’re not in the mood to make muffins for the morning, you can totally turn these into full sized pancakes. This recipe is perfect and simple and I can’t wait for y’all to get pancaking… is that a word??
What to expect in these pancake muffins
This recipe is made with all gluten free ingredients so it’s celiac safe. We opted for Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour.
No dairy was used in the making of this recipe, just make sure you use dairy free products like almond milk.
This recipe is not initially vegan, but can be made with a vegan egg substitute like flax or chia.
Ingredients needed for baking
Pancake muffins are an easy recipe topped with an even simpler, few- ingredient glaze. Most of these items are probably already in your pantry, especially if you have a big sweet tooth or love to bake!
Made into perfect fluffy muffins, I love to leave these bad boys covered on my counter for easy access or in the fridge to last me a little longer. Whenever I’m craving a little boost of sweetness, this amazing breakfast/dessert does the trick! I love having this sweet treat right there on my counter, ready to enjoy.
Here’s everything you’ll need to make your delicious pancake muffins:
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour
- Coconut sugar
- Almond milk
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
- Chocolate chips (measure with the soul)
Kitchen tools needed to make Pancake Muffins
Pancake muffins are actually super easy to make and require very few kitchen tools:
- Large bowl
- Mixing utensil
- Muffin tray/muffin liners
- Measuring cups
How to make Pancake Muffins
Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lining your muffin tray with muffin liners. If you don’t have muffin liners, simply spray the muffin tin with a little avocado oil or vegan butter to prevent sticking.
In a large bowl, mix your wet ingredients first. Add in your eggs, applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
Next, combine the dry ingredients into the same bowl! Add your Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and sea salt and continue whisking until smooth. Your batter should look like normal pancake batter!
Pour as many chocolate chips into the batter as you want and mix.
Pour the batter into 12 muffin liners equally. Leave a little room on the top of each muffin for rising. Add a few more chocolate chips or rainbow sprinkles right on top!
Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins are golden brown.
Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy! I added a little sweet glaze on top, but you can totally skip that step. Highly recommend reheating and adding a drizzle of maple syrup when you enjoy these.
A healthier pancake recipe
Every single ingredient used to make healthier pancake muffins was hand selected to create the healthiest dessert possible while still keeping the best pancake flavor and texture. Together, these ingredients create a flavor that is unmatched!
Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 flour: I often use this gluten free flour in place of white flour to create a gluten free recipe.
Coconut sugar: By now, you’ve probably seen me mention coconut sugar once or twice or a million times. It’s just the best all-natural sweetener I’ve ever tried! It tastes delicious and doesn’t include nearly as much sugar as processed white sugar.
Applesauce: Applesauce is my favorite oil replacement. It adds a natural sweetener to your baking and gives an amazing texture to these muffins.
Sea salt: Finally, my last healthy swap comes with the salt! Though sea salt and table salt contain similar amounts of sodium, table salt is highly processed and therefore void of most nutrients. Sea salt is the ideal option!
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Gluten Free Pancake Muffins
- 2 cups Bob's 1 to 1 baking flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 3/4 cups almond milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lining your muffin tray with muffin liners. If you don't have muffin liners, simply spray the muffin tin with a little avocado oil or vegan butter to prevent sticking.
- In a large bowl, mix your wet ingredients first. Add in your eggs, applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
- Next, combine the dry ingredients into the same bowl! Add your Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and sea salt and continue whisking until smooth. Your batter should look like normal pancake batter!
- Pour as many chocolate chips into the batter as you want and mix.
- Pour the batter into 12 muffin liners equally. Leave a little room on the top of each muffin for rising. Add a few more chocolate chips or rainbow sprinkles right on top!
- Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy! I added a little sweet glaze on top, but you can totally skip that step. Highly recommend reheating and adding a drizzle of maple syrup when you enjoy these.