I’m obsessed with these pancake muffins and am stoked to share my recipe! I was desperate for some easy breakfast ideas, I could both meal prep and quickly snag during the week. Done and done!
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THESE BERRY PANCAKE MUFFINS ARE KETO FRIENDLY!
I’ve had a hard time finding a keto friendly muffin that mirrors the density, consistency and “bready” feel of the muffins I used to eat before I ditched grains. I think that’s why this recipe blew me away – it was as if I was eating the naughty version all over again 🙂
So, I made it last week and this week because I’m ob-sessed.
PANCAKES & MUFFINS BECOME ONE
I wanted pancakes for breakfast but knew I wasn’t going to be making them before work. For starters, I suck at making pancakes proper (the stovetop hates me) and I’ve got zero times for all the prep.
Since I used to make protein pancake muffins for my daughter all the time, I thought I’d take a stab at a little wedding: I now pronounce you pancake and muffin. You may kiss the chef.
BAKING TIPS & TOOLS
There’s not much to whipping these babies up, but I do have a few tips:
- Apple cider? Yes. It works with the baking soda to help the muffins rise. Apparently, I’m a food scientist now (pushes $3 drugstore specs up nose in nerd-like fashion)
- Squish the berries. I used raspberries and blueberries and squished them in my hand before folding them into the batter. It helped to flavor the muffins as a whole, rather than only getting a sneak of berry here and there.
- These parchment cupcake liners are my best friend (I’ve also used these and they are great)- I hate cleaning out muffin tins!
- Stick it all in a bowl and cross your fingers. This is terrible advice and a baker would hate me for it. But, while many recipes have multiple steps, I have the best luck when I stick it all in the bowl and use a spatula to mix it up.
- Use a cookie scooper!. Another baking bestie (I like this one). I added two scoops to each tin and yielded 12 large muffins.
- Don’t over sweeten. Considering there are only 3 tablespoons of sweetener in this, you might be tempted to add more. Don’t. They are sweet and subtle and magical. No need to add anything more! And, if you do – drizzle with some sugar-free syrup 🙂
- Skip the salt. I’ve made this two ways. With and without a little salt. While I typically find myself needing more salt in my keto sweets recipes, this time around it was a bit too much for me. Try it both ways and tell me whatcha’ think. Either way, they taste great.
You can meal prep these at the beginning of the week. I store them in an airtight container in the fridge and pop em’ in the micro for like 10 seconds. A little grass-fed butter and a side of bacon doesn’t hurt 🙂
The recipe is below! I bet these would be great with stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. OMG. Gotta go do that right now. Mkay, bye.
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