If muffins were movies, today’s is the year’s blockbuster. It is the formulaic, feel-good, heavy on special effects and visual razzmatazz, starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise kinda muffin. It is some serious bang for your buck for you will only leave your seat after having got your money’s worth. Today’s epic muffin is the Pancake Muffin and it’s got allthe elements you can imagine to make it the blockbuster muffin of the year: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup candy, chocolate chips, and dunked in maple syrup.
We’ve already done doughnut muffins so why should pancake muffins be left out, right?! The recipe is extremely versatile and opens itself to swing either way – sweet or savory. I really couldn’t make up my mind what to do with the recipe but went with what I thought was the best idea of the many many more that were running in my head. There isn’t much sugar in the batter that makes you want to reduce it to savory and either ways you can dunk these into maple sauce which would make for an incredible breakfast.
Ah… another upside, you don’t have to stand over the hot griddle and keep churning out pancakes, these just need to be popped back into the microwave for 20 seconds and voila, your breakfast is ready.
My twist on these delicious muffins was to add half a cup of chocolate chips and stuff them with candy. And you already know my choice of candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Perfect breakfast muffin on a christmas morning, no?
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ⅔ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- 12 reese’s peanut butter cups, unwrapped.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 hole muffin pan with liners.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
- In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips. Put a spoonful of batter in the pan muffin pan. Dunk a peanut butter cup in each muffin and then cover it with another spoonful of batter.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
And woah! Are we in the second last week of Holiday muffins already?! The year’s zoomed past.Only one more recipe to go this year and make sure you’re tuned in, because it really is going to be the ultimate holiday #MuffinMonday!
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22 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Candy Stuffed Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins
I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. What a great addition to a pancake muffin! My favorite photos is the upside down with maple syrup dripping. Makes me want to pour a bowl and try it right now!
Yum!!! I love this idea!! Well you know me and my pancakes!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!!
Hahaha.. Pure Sin… simply Pure Sin, A!!!
Merry Christmas An! :)
Wow! These look amazing. Merry Christmas, An.
Mmmmm….this looks like the perfect holiday breakfast! Yummy!
Ooh, dippable muffins! Merry Christmas!
I can’t believe that you dunk these in maple syrup – you’ve outdone yourself!!
These truly are blockbuster muffins! WOW!! I love that you stuffed them, dipped them and scattered them with chocolate chips. Amazing! So sorry I missed this week again. Hoping to get back on track with some muffin making in the new year!
It’s Christmas today over here and these muffins would be perfect for an indulgent celebration! Who would have thought that the humble muffin could be all glammed up like that. Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wow amazing and different muffin….never tried this…
Divine! They look and sound so irresistible.
These muffins look decadent, but perfect for the holiday breakfast!
ooooh… sucha great idea… chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup! yum.
How will this work if you add crumbled bacon to the muffin. I love to eat pancakes and bacon.
Hi Roz – I suggest you add the crumbled bacon on top just before baking. Should be like a streusel topping.
Ooooh mah gosh–that picture with the maple syrup dripping ever-so-suggestively off of that amazing pancake muffin… priceless. Wantneedlove!
I hope you are felling better Fifi. Posting a muffin Monday is a positive sign in the right direction, I hope. Wishing you and your family happy holidays and the best in 2013.& pancake muffins?! Oh my!
AHHHHH omg these muffins look so amazing and delicious and juust…*drool*
What a great idea…they look wonderful!
Happy New Year!
absolutely yummy and beautiful muffins!!
Smart and super soft muffin idea. You are a genius! I would have never thought of turning simple ol pancakes into pretty new exciting muffin. I embrace the blockbuster muffin! =D