Muffin Mix Pancakes {aka: Pancakes-In-a-Pinch}

March 4, 2016
With Muffin Mix Pancakes, easily mix up a batch of pancakes in almost any flavor with a little secret shortcut ~ packaged muffin mix! 
Thank you to Martha White® baking mixes for sponsoring this post.

Muffin Mix Pancakes - easily mix up a batch of pancakes in almost any flavor with a little secret shortcut ~ packaged muffin mix!

Are you familiar with Martha White® baking mixes?  A true Southern staple, Martha White® baking mixes offer fabulous flavor and convenience for home bakers to prepare in a pinch.  The mixes make baked goods that taste great, come together quickly and easily, and create a wonderful fast foundation for adding a little personal touch of embellishment.  

Or ... as in my case recently ... their perfect harmony of convenience and homemade taste can help pull you out of a pancake pinch!

But before we get into more detail about my "great pancake pinch," let's talk country music.  Because the perfect harmony of convenience and homemade taste of Martha White® baking mixes connects beautifully to the perfect harmonies of another Southern staple ~ country music.

Which is exactly  why Martha White® is giving away four grand prizes that include a trip for 2 to the 2016 Country Music Awards (CMA) Festival in Nashville!

Yes, in celebration of Martha White®'s partnership with the CMAs, Martha White® baking mixes is giving YOU the opportunity to enter to win a trip to Nashville and the 2016 CMA Awards in June.  How cool is that?  And entering truly couldn't be any easier ...

To enter for your chance to win & attend the CMA Awards in Nashville, simply visit Martha White® on Facebook and enter your contact information before midnight ET March 14, 2016.  That's it.  Nothing more.  Just visit Martha White® and enter.  Done!  

Now, speaking of the ease and convenience of Martha White® mixes ... let's get back to my "great pancake pinch," shall we?

Because I recently discovered ... quite by mistake ... or perhaps by desperation ... that Martha White® muffin mixes make delicious pancakes.

See, I had planned to make pancakes for dinner one night a week or so ago, and my 5-year-old daughter was very much looking forward to them.  Pancakes are her favorite.  So she and I, as we so often do, set out making dinner together.  We grabbed the canister of our homemade pancake mix out of the refrigerator, mixed up the batter, and proceeded to cook up our first pan of pancakes.

Only something didn't seem to be going right ...

As the batter of the first pancake batch cooked, it appeared rather strange.  Rather than puffing up
and starting to get a little bubbly on top ... as pancakes do as they cook, ... this batter just sort of seemed to sit there.  Pretty much doing nothing.  As the edges started to look set and a bit dry, I flipped the pancakes, thinking they must certainly be ready for flipping, right?  And sure, they were browned on the first side ... but all still looked rather amiss.

Once the first pancakes ... and I use that term very loosely ... were done cooking, I tore off a piece of one to taste.  And guess what?  It tasted horrible!  Finally, prompted by the terrible tasting mess in my mouth, I glanced back at the pancake mix canister.  Can you guess what I discovered?  ~  The canister wasn't pancake mix at all ... I had grabbed the canister of whole wheat flour instead ... oops!  I rummaged through the refrigerator, desperately searching for the canister of pancake mix instead ... only to find out the pancake mix canister wasn't there.  I had used it all up, and completely forgotten to make more.

And so as I discovered I was out of pancake mix ... I also discovered that I had one very disappointed little girl on my hands.  

Muffin Mix Pancakes - easily mix up a batch of pancakes in almost any flavor with a little secret shortcut ~ packaged muffin mix!

Thinking quickly, I went to the pantry and grabbed a package of Martha White® Blueberry Muffin mix.  I wasn't sure if it would work to make pancakes or not ... but I was sure going to give it a try.

I poured out the muffin mix, reduced the amount of milk called for by just a little, and whipped up some gorgeous & tasty pancakes!  Much to the fabulous delight of one pancake-loving 5-year-old little girl.

Muffin Mix Pancakes - easily mix up a batch of pancakes in almost any flavor with a little secret shortcut ~ packaged muffin mix!

The extra beauty of this quick little pancake method?  With all the varieties of Martha White® muffin mixes available, you can easily mix up a batch of pancakes in almost any flavor.  My daughter's and my favorite are chocolate chip ... while my husband is quite partial to banana nut.

I'm sure thankful for the convenience and homemade taste of Martha White® muffin mixes as they pulled me out of my pancake pinch!  And thankful for the discovery of how to easily make wonderfully delicious flavored pancakes in a seemingly endless variety of flavors ... even if I did make the discovery quite by mistake.

Muffin Mix Pancakes - easily mix up a batch of pancakes in almost any flavor with a little secret shortcut ~ packaged muffin mix!

Muffin Mix Pancakes
(Printable recipe)
  • 1 (7 to 7.6 oz.) package Martha White® muffin mix {any flavor}
  • 1/3 c. + 1 T. milk
  1. Place dry muffin mix in a small mixing bowl. Add milk; stir with a fork until well combined.
  2. Pre-heat pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of canola or vegetable oil (about 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon) and spread to coat bottom of pan. Once pan and oil are hot, spoon batter into pan to form 3 to 4-inch diameter circles. Cook until edges appear set and a little dry; flip with a spatula and continue cooking until cooked through. {Usually when cooking pancakes, bubbles rising up through the batter are a sign it's time to flip them. Those usual bubbles don't seem to appear with this Muffin Mix Pancakes method ... hence, go more by the look of the edges when deciding when to flip.} Repeat with any remaining batter.
  3. Serve with maple syrup, butter, jam, or other flavored syrup as desired.

Yield:  5 to 6 small pancakes per 7 oz. to 7.6 oz. package muffin mix.


Please enjoy these other tasty treats from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

Bourbon-Glazed Sweet Potato Muffins

Cranberry Baked Buttermilk Pancakes

Whole Grain Pancake Mix

Whole Wheat Waffles


  1. How cool! These look so yummy! I would love to try all the differnt flavors!...

  2. What great pancakes, a great idea and so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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