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Looking for a fresh (and fast) breakfast solution to those dreary winter mornings? These delicious little creamsicle pancake bites are simple to make, eat, and share!

Creamsicle Pancake Bites

These delicious little pancake bites are simple to make, eat, and share. The unique use of a simple orange is so bright and cheery it will have your taste-buds singing!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamsicle Pancake Bites
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 11 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 50 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 large orange

Syrup

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice from the large orange you zested

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together milk, maple syrup, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and the zest of the orange.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Spray a mini muffin tin or silicone pan with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Using a spoon or cookie dough scoop pourĀ a scant tablespoon of the batter into each muffin well.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. RemoveĀ from the pan and eat warm with syrup.
  7. To make the syrup, add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and fresh squeezed orange juice to a bowl and whisk together. Dip each pancake bite into the syrup or pour syrup over the warm bites on a plate.

Recipe Notes

These bites can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for months. The syrup stays fresh for a few days at room temperature. We like to serve the bites with small individual bowls of syrup for each person to dip their pancake muffins in.