Baked Creamsicle Pancake Muffins

Any food in a miniature version is so fun, isn’t it? 

These Baked Creamsicle Pancake Muffins are no exception!

With the addition of freshly-grated orange zest and freshly-squeezed orange juice you have the most delightful little bites of sunshine to start your day.

The BEST Baked Creamsicle Mini Pancake Muffins | This easy and from scratch recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch! Healthy whole wheat flour batter and 3 ingredient fresh orange syrup will brighten your day. These homemade fluffy bites are easy for kids or toddlers to eat with syrup. Just add an egg for protein! Freezer friendly and easily adaptable to be gluten-free too.

Pancakes are never a bad idea in our home. Never. It is always a “go” when I suggest them for breakfast. However, sometimes I don’t feel like taking the time to stand over the stove, or at this time in our lives, the one plugin burner we have, HA!

Building our own home and living in my parents guest cabin has been a great experience and truly wonderful memories are being made….

but I am yearning for the days of cooking on one burner to be over! 

The BEST Baked Creamsicle Mini Pancake Muffins | This easy and from scratch recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch! Healthy whole wheat flour batter and 3 ingredient fresh orange syrup will brighten your day. These homemade fluffy bites are easy for kids or toddlers to eat with syrup. Just add an egg for protein! Freezer friendly and easily adaptable to be gluten-free too.

We are anticipating the day that our home is finished and we have a real kitchen to work in again. My mom is so kind and let’s me play in her kitchen whenever I want, but it’s not the same.

I NEED my own creative space. 😉

Okay, back to these little bites of sunshine! I have been making a tried-and-true whole wheat pancake bites recipe for a couple years now, but wanted to jazz them up a bit. Thanks to Pinterest and my affinity for scrolling through recipes with abandon I came across a recipe that looked much like an ooey-gooey glazed cinnamon roll, but in fact was a creamsicle inspired pancake.

Light bulb moment!

The BEST Baked Creamsicle Mini Pancake Muffins | This easy and from scratch recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch! Healthy whole wheat flour batter and 3 ingredient fresh orange syrup will brighten your day. These homemade fluffy bites are easy for kids or toddlers to eat with syrup. Just add an egg for protein! Freezer friendly and easily adaptable to be gluten-free too.

That is how these little babies came to be and I could not be happier with the flavor.

Pure sunshine and unicorns if you ask me.

The freshly-grated orange zest in the pancake batter and then the use of the freshly-squeezed orange juice in the dippable syrup are the bomb.com.

Is that still cool to say? Who knows. I’m an ancient 32 years of age and don’t know what is “in” anymore. #momlife

The BEST Baked Creamsicle Mini Pancake Muffins | This easy and from scratch recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch! Healthy whole wheat flour batter and 3 ingredient fresh orange syrup will brighten your day. These homemade fluffy bites are easy for kids or toddlers to eat with syrup. Just add an egg for protein! Freezer friendly and easily adaptable to be gluten-free too.

I think these Baked Creamsicle Pancake Muffins are perfect for the tinies in your house because there is no cutting required. Just place one big bowl full of these mini muffins on the table complete with a little bowl of syrup for each hungry mouth and watch their little eyes light up.

But I will warn you, you ALL will want to drink the syrup.

I’m not saying I did…or didn’t. Hey, don’t judge me. 😉 

Baked Creamsicle Pancake Muffins with Homemade Citrus Syrup #breakfast #sammisrecipes Click To Tweet

Anywho, you get the picture. This recipe is quickly becoming a family favorite! You can view this recipe at Living Well Spending Less where Ruth so kindly shares my recipes with the world. Enjoy this one and please, oh pretty please, let me know what you think down in the comments! 

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The BEST Baked Creamsicle Mini Pancake Muffins | This easy and from scratch recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch! Healthy whole wheat flour batter and 3 ingredient fresh orange syrup will brighten your day. These homemade fluffy bites are easy for kids or toddlers to eat with syrup. Just add an egg for protein! Freezer friendly and easily adaptable to be gluten-free too.

 

Sammi Ricke

About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.

18 thoughts on “Baked Creamsicle Pancake Muffins

  1. This is such a great breakfast idea. Amazing how a little muffin tin can make something so simple into something so special! Thanks for putting it on the Turn It Up Tuesday Link Party this week for me to find.

    If you’re looking for more places to post your links, I run the #FanDayFriday Link Party. Despite the name it opens up on Thursday night at 10pm and your posts would fit right in with the mix that we already have going.

  2. These do sound wonderfully good! I think my grandkids would love them and I will definitely be giving them a try. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned, tweeted and printed!

  3. Two of my favourite combos…yum! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!

    1. That couldn’t be any closer to the truth! Ha! I have actually been tempted to make them for dinner along with an egg bake…because morning is simply too far away. 😉 Blessings to you, Beverly! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

  4. Oh my goodness it’s hard being without a proper kitchen! Love how creative you are being despite this though! Your Baked Creamsicle Pancake Muffins look so delicious and I love that yummy syrup. Featuring this post at Hearth and Soul this week, Sammi. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. Oooo! I LOVE these. I wonder if they would freeze well?? Hubby always wants pancakes on the weekends, but I’m of the I-need-coffee-and-calories-before-i-can-talk-to-you mindset. It would be awesome if I could make these ahead and then defrost them while the coffee brews. I’ll make some and let you know! Thanks for sharing with the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope to see you again next Wednesday.

    1. These freeze well, Lauren! I would definitely give it a whirl and see what your husband thinks 🙂 I hope he loves them as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by and hanging, Lauren!

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