Recipe and photo by Keeley McGuire

“Brunch for Lunch” is a family favorite in my house. It’s a nice change-up from sandwiches and traditional lunch fare.

I like to have the items ready by pre-baking pancakes with different mix-ins and freezing them so they’re ready to go when I need them for lunch (or a quick morning breakfast)!

By baking them, I can make them into fun shapes like mini muffins or a traditional round pancake shape (depending on the pans you have at your disposal), and make them in large batches in a short amount of time rather than standing over a hot stove top for half a day trying to get them all completed.

Make-Ahead Mini Pancakes

Makes approximately 30 mini pancake muffins.



  1. Preheat oven to 325° and spray pan cavities with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients – the Pancake + Waffle Mix & cinnamon. Blend together.
  3. Add the vanilla, oil, and water then mix until smooth.
  4. Optional: Add desired mix-in ingredients and blend into the batter.
  5. Fill mini muffin tin cavities about 3/4 full with the batter.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool in the pan.
  7. To FREEZE for later use: Flash freeze the pancakes by spreading them evenly apart on a lined baking sheet and placing it in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Place pancakes in single serving portions in freezer bags and return to the freezer for use up to 1 month later.
  8. To REHEAT: Remove from the freezer and reheat by warming them on a microwave safe dish for approximately 1 minute.