I found this recipe a while ago on a site I love called Bakerella. Goodness she has some amazing, yummy looking stuff. Much I can't make due to the fact I have 4 kids and a husband to take care of. Many of her recipes involve a lot of detail. Someday perhaps I'll have time to dawdle in the kitchen, but for now I have 4 hungry mouths to feed. This recipe was one that wasn't time consuming though. I have made it before and the muffins don't last in this house. So give them a try, I bet your family will fall in love with them too!
Maple pancake muffins:
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk (or sour milk)
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
In a bowl mix in the first 5 ingredients. I dump them all in and then take a fork to stir them around. Set this bowl aside. Now normally I don't use two separate bowls. I'd just mix the wet ingredients and then dump in the dry. Yes I like to save on how many dishes I need to wash! But I have found when I make muffins that this is a needed step. It helps keep the muffins more airy.
In the next bowl combine the butter milk (you can make sour milk by adding 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk and letting it sit for a few minutes, it will work the same as buttermilk) egg, syrup and melted butter. Mix these well. Then dump this mixture into your flour mixture.
Next place them in your well greased mini muffin tin.
Save some extra chocolate chips and add them to the tops!
And bat off little fingers trying to eat them. They need to cool!
Don't want chocolate for breakfast? No problem!! You can leave them out. They taste like pancakes. Oh and don't forget the syrup!
Go ahead and bake up a batch for breakfast!