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Chocolate Chip Muffins made with Pancake Mix is a life hack that will change everything! Now you can whip up muffins in no time! They are fluffy, moist and jam packed with mini chocolate chips.

chocolate chip muffins made with pancake mix

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Using pancake mix to make this easy muffin recipe makes it even simpler. No measuring out salt or leavening agents because they’re already in the box saving you a few minutes of time and the hassle of washing measuring spoons.

You’re going to love this pancake mix muffin recipe because it’s so incredibly simple and delicious. All it takes is a few additional ingredient and mixing them together.

These chocolate chip muffins taste great and make a delicious and fun breakfast or snack to enjoy. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy chocolate chips? The name of this recipe should have been a warning for how good these little muffins would be! Don’t be surprised if you find them missing shortly after they’ve done baking. Muffins always taste great warm and the gooey melted chocolate chips will make them irresistible.

Bisquick Muffins Chocolate Chip Ingredients

  • Pancake mix- Use the ‘just add water’ kind! This one already had the leavening agents you need. 🙂
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Butter- Melted! Alternatively you can use canola oil, if desired.
  • Mini chocolate chips- I like the mini ones because it means you get chocolate bursts in every bite, but you could definitely use whatever kind of chocolate chips you prefer.
Chocolate Chip Muffins

How to make Chocolate Chip Bisquick Muffins

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°.
  2. Add bisquick (or pancake mix) sugar, egg, milk and butter to a bowl.
  3. Stir until there are no longer any clumps.
  4. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  5. Separate into lined muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mintues.
  7. Enjoy!

Pancake Muffins Bisquick Tips

The muffins really are so easy to make, there isn’t any specific order or way the batter needs to be mixed together. Stir all of the ingredients together by hand, use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.

Definitely use liners in your muffin pan. Failing to use liners can leave you with a crispy outside, which isn’t what we want!

Hold off of placing extra chocolate chips on top of your muffins until after they bake. The muffins are baked at 400° and those exposed chocolate chips will get a little charred. Instead, as soon as they come out of the oven, place extra chips on top. The heat will melt the chocolate chips just enough to help them stick to the top and make things look pretty.

pancake mix chocolate chip muffins

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins Variations

If you want to mix things up a bit, just switch out the chocolate chips for blueberries, peanut butter chips or even espresso chips. You can even add a bit of cocoa powder to give them a slight chocolate taste!

How to store Bisquick Pancake Muffins

Can I Freeze Chocolate Chip Muffins?

Absolutely! Chocolate chip muffins do great in the freezer and can last up to 3 months if you keep them in an airtight container. To eat simply place them on the counter to thaw to room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe FAQs

How can I tell when the muffins are done baking?

When the muffins have completely cooked all of the way through a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean, with maybe a few crumbs or melted chocolate on it. If you notice any wet dough-like stuff on the toothpick- it needs a few more minutes (no more than a minute or two at a time) before rechecking.

You can also tell its finished cooking because if you press on the tops of the muffins with your finger, they should have a solid bounce to them and not feel soft enough to sink in.

What is the difference between pancake batter and muffin batter?

The muffin batter will be quite a bit thicker than pancake batter.

What temp to bake muffins?

I like to bake my muffins at 400°. If you like your muffins to have a large dome on top, I suggest baking at 425° for 5 minutes and then reducing to 350° to finish baking.

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Chocolate Chip Bisquick Pancake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins made with Pancake Mix is a life hack that will change everything! Now you can whip up muffins in no time! They are fluffy, moist and jam packed with mini chocolate chips.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 1/2 cups pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Take the large bowl and measure out and dump the pancake mix, sugar, egg, milk and butter into the bowl.
  • Stir with the large spoon (or electric mixer) until there is no longer any dry pancake mix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a small spoon separate the batter into 12 lined muffin tins.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I love this recipe! These muffins were so easy to make and so delicious! I am easily overwhelmed when it comes to a lot of ingredients so I love this simple recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe! Had to cook at lower temp for a few minutes to find cooking but was so soft, sweet and delicious. Even the hubby couldn’t believe it was pancake mix. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    These are so good…they only last a few hours..kid and adult approved. Great with coffee and some maple syrup drizzled on top.

  4. try 425 for 5 minutes to crow muffins then turn down to 350 for the rest of the baking time

  5. try 425 for 5 minutes to crown muffins then reduce heat to 350 for duration of the cooking time tooth pik clean

  6. 5 stars
    I made it with Annie’s Organic pancake mix. I mixed in some sour cream. & Used coconut palm sugar. The results were excellent. Moist tender & full of flavor. I’ve used chocolate expresso chips, chocolate chips , blueberries. All came out great! Thanks for your recipe. Only a problem is I make them way too often!

  7. 5 stars
    Just made these with one twist – added 3 or 4 Tbsp cocoa & extra 1/4 cup of milk to make chocolate muffins. Surprisingly good muffins! For my personal taste I would leave out the sugar or do half the amount. Also, this made 12 HUGE muffins (using normal size muffin tins) – could easily get 16 medium size muffins from this recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    I used Kodiak Protein pancake mix and got 17 large muffins from the recipe. I made for my 7 year old granddaughter to take for school lunches because she doesn’t like sandwiches and it will give her some protein.