Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix Muffins Recipe

by Tonya Staab
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These chocolate chip pancake mix muffins are the perfect way to use pantry ingredients if you don’t have time to get to the store.

On the weekend I like to try to prep for the next week whenever I can. Whether that’s making freezer breakfasts, baked goods, or putting the slow cooker to work for shredded meats we can use in other dishes.

Baking ahead of time means that the kids have quick and easy food for breakfast, lunch boxes, or after-school snacks.

chocolate chip muffins in a blue bowl
Muffins made with pancake mix and chocolate chips.

Did you know you can bake muffins using pancake mix? You’d be surprised at what you can make with what you have in your pantry.

Chocolate chip pancake mix muffins

Pancake Mix Chocolate Chip Muffins

Serves: 18 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.8/5
( 23 voted )


  • 3 cups pancake mix (I used the Aldi brand and that's how much was left in the box)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbs butter (melted)
  • 2 large eggs (whisked)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the pancake mix, sugar, eggs, butter, and milk.
  3. Fold the chocolate chips through the mix.
  4. Spoon mixture into baking cups in a muffin pan until about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 15-minutes.

It’s as simple as that!

Do your kids have favorite make-ahead snacks that you bake on the weekend?

a chocolate chip muffin cut in half

Now I’m off to make some gluten-free blueberry muffins for the little man too. I can’t make treats for us and not for him to enjoy too.

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Sandy M. March 26, 2020 - 7:22 am

I always buy the Aldi gluten free baking mix. It’s an excellent product and priced right. I make all kinds of muffins similar to yours and various pancakes. My favorites are pumpkin with chocolate chips and banana with blueberries and chocolate chips. I sometimes add a heaping tablespoon of protein powder also. Take care.

Tonya Staab March 26, 2020 - 2:23 pm

I love the Aldi products, my son is gluten-free so I buy that one when I’m baking for him too.

Liz April 15, 2020 - 7:50 pm

These were so delicious!! My husband loved starting his day with chocolate!!!

Tonya Staab April 16, 2020 - 12:01 am

I’m so glad both of you liked them.

Amy Locurto April 15, 2020 - 9:45 pm

Such a great idea! Will be making these muffins ASAP.

Haeley Giambalvo April 15, 2020 - 8:14 pm

This is such a great recipe to have on hand now. I always have a box of Bisquick in my pantry and flour can be hard to come by at our grocery store these days. Totally trying this recipe!

Debra April 16, 2020 - 1:46 am

Ooooh, I haven’t yet made muffins during the last 6 weeks we’ve been all together at home. This looks great – thank you.

Natalie August 28, 2020 - 3:58 pm

these were great! I had a box of protein pancake mix that tasted…horrible! Used it for this and it was perfect!! I added a dash or cinnamon and vanilla extract as well. Half the batch also added raisins. Can’t wait to make again!

Tonya Staab August 31, 2020 - 2:33 pm

I’m so glad you liked it.

Melissa Clemence December 7, 2021 - 12:31 pm

I make these GF using King Arthur GF baking mix. I add a scoop of protein powder and my kids don’t know the difference! These are now the go-to school day breakfast. Thank you.

Tonya Staab December 8, 2021 - 11:20 am

That’s a great idea to add protein powder. I’ll have to do that with my kids too.


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