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Baked Buttermilk Pancake Muffins

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes baked in the oven! You can make a large quantity at the same time and you do not need to hover over the stove.
a close-up of syrup being poured over a stack of baked buttermilk pancakes

I love how these pancake muffins came out. They are super fluffy and taste like pancakes, but they are baked in a muffin pan. These were so puffy and fun to eat!

I always have a hard time making pancakes when I have a lot of people over. Even with a big griddle, I can only make so many at a time, and I hate that some of them get cold. So this is the perfect solution! Plus no more need to flip, throw away the first pancake, or hover over the stove.
buttermilk pancake muffins on blue plate

Recipe Highlights

  • Like regular pancakes, you first mix up the batter. Buttermilk gives the muffins a bit of a tangy flavor but it also gives them a soft and tender crumb.
  • When you mix the batter, don’t overmix it. It’s okay if there are some lumps. Overmixing will overwork the gluten in the flour which will give your pancake muffins a tougher texture.
  • This recipe makes 16 pancake muffins that all bake at the same time in a muffin pan. I love that I can serve all of them hot from the oven.
  • I use a standard muffin pan, but you can use a mini muffin pan*, too! Or, bake the batter in mini cake pans and they will look like Japanese hotcakes.
  • You can make plain pancake muffins, but you can also do different flavors by adding fruit like blueberries, chopped strawberries or cherries.

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a stack of three buttermilk pancake muffins topped with fresh blueberries and maple syrup

Here is a short video for this recipe. Please note I only made 1/2 the amount for the video.

Baked Buttermilk Pancake Muffins

Servings: 16 pancake muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
These fluffy buttermilk pancakes are baked in a muffin pan, allowing you to make a large amount at once.
5 from 2 votes


  • cups  all-purpose flour
  • tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½  tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½  tsp  baking soda
  • 2 ½  cups  buttermilk
  • large eggs
  • 3 tbsp canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 12-cup muffin pans with cooking oil spray. Since this recipe only makes about 16, you don't need to grease all the molds.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until well combined. Add in buttermilk, eggs and oil. Whisk until only small lumps remain. Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
  • Add 1/3 cup batter to each muffin mold. Bake for about 15 minutes or until muffins are fully cooked. Use a small spatula to loosen the edge of the muffins before removing them. Serve with syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, melted butter or other pancake toppings of your choice.


Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 175mg, Sugar: 6g, NET CARBS: 29

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Baked Buttermilk Pancake Muffins

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17 comments on “Baked Buttermilk Pancake Muffins”

  1. These were perfect! I halved the recipe. 

  2. I just made these tonight for breakfast tomorrow, and tried one, and they’re amazing!! I ended up having more batter after using my mini muffin pan, so I made donuts, and a mini cake too. They’re all so moist and look delicious, I’m excited to try more tomorrow!

  3. Can you put strawberries instead of blueberries? Or any other fruit?

  4. Can you use melted butter instead of canola oil? Thanks!

  5. Could you use almond milk in place of buttermilk?

  6. How do you think these would freeze if you had leftovers

  7. Goodday. My name is Jerry and I just started developing the love for baking. And I’ve also just started a small bakery bussiness. Your recipes are very helpful especially for me because I do not have a background of baking. Keep it up and thank you