Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wildberry Whole Wheat Pancake Cups

So, my new obsession is anything that can be baked in the oven in a muffin pan. Sure muffin pans are great for baking muffins, but did you know they're also awesome at baking eggs and pancakes and god knows what else that I haven't yet discovered? This morning was a rough one. It followed a very rough night which followed a pretty rough day and another really rough night. We are tired. Alexa is not tired. Do you see how that clashes? Anyway, I normally make pancakes or french toast or a big hot breakfast on a Sunday, but today I was not feeling it at all. Standing at a stove pouring pancake after pancake onto the griddle was just going to be way too much effort for me. Then I came up with the best idea: I could bake the pancakes in the oven in a muffin pan!!! Would it work? Who knew, but I was definitely giving it a try. Worst case scenario she could have a banana and some cheerios.

I used the basic pancake recipe found here. I did alter the recipe slightly by substituting whole wheat flour for white flour. I also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Before mixing your batter, preheat the oven to 180C (about 350F). Add all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and stir. Then add in the egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Once pancake batter is mixed well, fill silicon muffin forms 1/4-1/2 full with pancake mix. The batter makes 12 pancake muffins. I then put approximately 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of frozen wild berries in the center of each batter filled form.  I baked them for 15 minutes total - 8 minutes at 180C (350F) and then I bumped up the heat to 200C (400F) for the remaining 7 minutes. They came out golden brown and perfectly cooked inside.

We drizzled Grade C Acorn syrup over the top and thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday breakfast!


  1. So many new recipes!!! This one, and the one before...and the sorbe, they all look delicious... but Im mostly curious about this one :D Cant wait to try it!



    1. The pancake cups are one of my current favs. Did you try them out? How did you like them?