My kids love muffins – especially blueberry muffins. But it doesn’t really even matter what kind I make; if it’s a muffin, they eat them all right up. They are like a breakfast cupcake in their eyes. A few years ago I started making these simple blueberry muffins that use pancake mix as their base, and they quickly became my kids’ favorite. And the best part is, they are so easy to make that my kids can even whip up a batch on their own. I love it when I awaken to the smell of my daughter just pulling a batch of blueberry muffins out of the oven!
- 2 1/2 cups pancake mix
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 oil
- 1 1 /2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Here’s what you do:
Combine the pancake mix and sugar, and then add the egg, water, and oil. Mix everything together well, and then toss the blueberries in and give them a quick stir. Pour the batter into muffin tins with cupcake liners and bake them at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Sometimes we add a yummy streusel topping on the top by mixing 2 Tbsp. firm butter, 1/4 cup flour, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. You just sprinkle 2-3 teaspoon of the streusel mixture on top of each muffin before baking.
They are super tasty and so quick to whip up. I love how moist they come out. The pancake mix makes for a great texture. The recipe is also really versatile – we’ve substituted the blueberries with strawberries, raspberries, huckleberries, tiny chopped up apples, and even mandarin oranges. They are yummy every way.
Enjoy the muffins! And make sure you try some of the other variations of them – they are all really, really terrific! Check out our recipes page for lots more family friendly foods!