5.11.2012

Mini Banana-Maple Pancake Muffins


Maple Banana Pancake Mini Muffins

This is such a perfect breakfast for those mornings when you don't have time for a big production but you still want something special. This is essentially just (super delicious) banana bread in bite-sized, mini muffin form (and who doesn't love mini muffins??).

Maple Banana Pancake Mini Muffins

These are especially good if you're in a hurry - you can just grab a handful and be out the door. If you also want to grab a ziploc baggie of maple syrup on your way out I won't judge, promise.



Mini Banana-Maple Pancake Muffins
slightly adapted from Bakerella via Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw
makes 24 mini muffins


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
2 tbsp pure maple syrup (plus more for serving)
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 very ripe, large banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350-degrees F. Generously grease 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (if using). In another bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg, 2 tbsp maple syrup, butter and vanilla (if using) until just combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the mashed banana.
  3. Divide the batter among the muffin cups and bake until muffins are puffed and golden, 10-20 minutes. Let the muffins cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm with maple syrup for dipping.


These muffins lend themselves extremely well to variation - I made a blueberry version a while back that was equally delicious. Just saying.



(p.s. - sorry for the lack of posts lately, I took a last minute trip home for a while to sort some stuff out so I've been spacing my stored up posts out to try and bridge the gaps. I only have one more post scheduled, so sorry if you don't hear from me for a while after that :/ I'll definitely be back soon though!)

12 comments:

  1. YUM. the muffins sound delicious and perfect for a grab and go breakfast. Yum.

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  2. I just bought this book and bookmarked this recipe first! So yummy!

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  3. Mmmm....these look so moist and lovely! Perfect for breakfast or with a cup of afternoon tea. Hope to see you blogging again soon~

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  4. Yum -- I'd love to eat banana pancakes every morning, and this is the next best thing!

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    1. I agree, this makes banana pancakes on work mornings possible! haha

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  5. So glad I just found you on foodgawker! I love your blog and your photos are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, that's so sweet of you to say! :)

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  6. Delicious banana muffins. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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    1. you're welcome! Did you make them? :)

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