Back to school means back to early mornings. When we’ve got to fly out of the house for school, these make ahead blueberry pancake bites are the best quick breakfast idea for the kids!
It’s a miracle if my kids get up the first time I wake them, which means we tend to be racing out the door 4 out of 5 school days per week. I am in the process of installing a family command center so that we are better organized and have everything we need under control in one spot. We pre-pack lunches and pick out our clothes before bed, so the only thing left is to streamline breakfast!
These blueberry pancake bites are the answer! My kids love pancakes, but I just don’t have the time to make them each morning. What I love about this quick and easy breakfast idea is that they have fresh fruit, I can make them on a Sunday and they’ll last for a few days, and they are delicious! Make these blueberry pancake bites for your kids, you’ll thank me later 🙂
Easy Make Ahead Blueberry Pancake Bites
- 2 cups pancake mix (I love Krusteaz pancake mixes, fluffy pancakes that are super easy to make)
- 1 1/3 cups water (follow package directions, they may differ)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- splash of vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, measure out all ingredients and get ready to start this easy breakfast idea. Lightly grease the cups of a 12 count muffin pan, set aside. In a mixing bowl, add pancake mix, water, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir until pancake batter is nice and smooth. Add blueberries, gently folding them into the batter until they are all coated.
Pour pancake batter evenly into each muffin tin cup and bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes. Pancake bites should be brown around the edges and slightly brown on the tops of each pancake. Feel free to do a toothpick test to make sure they are all finished in the middle.
Allow your blueberry pancake bites to cool, then gently loosen each one and pop them out. The result: delicious, fluffy blueberry pancakes that are ready to take with you to go! I warm them for about 30 seconds in the microwave each morning, add a little more maple syrup to the bottom of a zipper bag, and put the pancake bites inside for dipping. My kids love it!
I want my kids to start their school day with a smile – no more rushed mornings! We’re planning ahead and making our days start a little easier with these make ahead blueberry pancake bites. Here’s to a successful school year!