Thursday, May 23, 2013

Muffin Jacks.

They're Muffin Jacks. Or Pan Muffins. Or Muffin Cakes.

I'm pretty sure we decided on Muffins Jacks, though, so let's go with that.

They are definitely a combination of muffins and pancakes, and they make some morning magic. You see, we are a pancake people, here. And so many mornings, you will find me drinking a cup of tea, blurrily making up a batch of pancakes one at a time. Some mornings, that's all I can handle.

But on busy mornings, when we have places to be and tummies to fill, we make up a big batch of Muffin Jacks (yes, it's working, right?).

It's super simple -- we make up the usually pancake batter, and fill muffin cups. We add in whatever we have:

*Cinnamon and Sugar
*Chocolate Chips
*Oats and Honey
* Jam
* Crumbled Bacon

You know -- a reasonable balance between healthy stuff and chocolate -- the way life is supposed to be.

Then we pop them in the oven at until they are bouncy when lightly poked.

Muffin Jacks
1 cup flour (we use whole wheat pastry)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix ingredients in a batter bowl, whisking to combine fully. Pour into muffin cups and add ingredients. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes. 


  1. Yum! These look awesome!!

  2. great to see you are back blogging! I still make your spelt blueberry pancakes on Sunday AMs & peanut butter noodles for an easy dinner! These look good too!
    Rachel Kwapniewski

  3. I am most certainly going to make these. Simple. And smart. And yummy. Thanks!