March 12, 2014

Blueberry Pancake Banana Bread or Muffins

Remember when I made Blueberry Pancake Muffins using Blueberry pancake mix?  I really liked those muffins . . . the texture, the flavor and everything.

I still haven't actually used the blueberry pancake mix for pancakes and it has still been sitting in my pantry.  It was time to get rid of it.  On the shelf right below, I had some very ripe bananas that I needed to get rid of.      
Blueberry Pancake Banana Bread was born.  I am loving using this pancake mix for bread or muffins instead of pancakes.

You might think why not just buy a muffin mix?  Well, my pancake mix was around $1.60 and I can get a few batches of muffins out of it and last time I checked at my grocery store, 1 box of muffin mix was more than that. 
I have had my super-mini loaf pan for a while, but haven't had success until now.  I finally figured it out, one ice-cream scoop full of batter is perfect.  Which is the exact amount as a muffin.

Mini loaves of bread make me happy :)  Look how cute they are.

This bread is light and fluffy and delicious.  Grab that pancake mix out of your pantry and see what flavors you can come up with.  Oh . . . and if you come up with a good one, be sure to let me know, so I can try it too.  
Blueberry Pancake Banana Bread
slightly adapted from: Krusteaz
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

2 eggs
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. mashed bananas, about 2 large
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. blueberry pancake mix
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Topping (Opt.)
1/4 c. sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and water.  Add the vanilla, mashed bananas and vegetable oil and whisk until well combined.  Add the pancake mix and cinnamon and mix together until just combined.  Divide batter between a well-greased regular muffin tin (or extra-mini loaf pan) or mini muffin tin and sprinkle the tops with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake regular muffins for 16 minutes or mini muffins for 10 minutes.  


  1. Amazing.. What a great idea looks so good. Cant wait to try and I love the mini loafs as well I use those pans all the time.

  2. What a great idea. These little gems look delicious. I too have a difficult time deciding how much batter to put in my mini pans. I do not like failures!!

  3. These breads look perfect! I love anything with an addition of blueberries.

  4. This bread looks sooo yummy Jenn! Pinned!

  5. I found boxes cinnamon pancake mix (seasonal item) on clearance for $0.38 cents today (normally about $1.60). I bought a bunch of them because the date on the box says they are good for a year. Was trying to figure out how to muffins from the pancake mix, but the little breads are even better! Thanks!

  6. This turned out really great, I actually made it as a loaf and I left it a bit longer in the oven. It turned out really yummy! Thank you for this great idea of using pancake mix.. I was out of flour so I wanted to see if I could find a pancake mix recipe, glad I found this one :)