I am quite excited by these Chocolate Orange Muffin Tin Pancakes, a variation of my earlier Fruit and Chocolate Chip Muffin Tin Pancakes recipe. The combination of chocolate and orange together is something I have always loved. And this Chocolate Orange Muffin Tin Pancakes recipe that is a perfect blend of flavours. They are also pretty low in sugar so they are the perfect breakfast for busy mornings, snack or lunchbox addition. And I love that these are a super easy way to make pancakes without being a slave to your stove.Print
- 1.5 cups of plain flour
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
- juice and zest of half an orange
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp orange extract
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- Orange or mandarin segments to top
- chocolate chips to top (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 180c and grease your muffin tin well (this is important as they tend to stick easily)
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (except for the melted butter) with the orange zest then slowly whisk in the flour and baking powder into the mixture forming a batter. Add the melted butter and mix through
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup until they are around 2/3 full
- Top each puffin with a thin slice of mandarin or orange and a few chocolate chips
- Bake the puffins in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until they are cooked through.
Muffin tin pancakes will not rise like muffins, they will be more like pancakes. This recipe freezes well so great to make in bulk and use as needed. Consume within two months.
You can also make these Chocolate Orange Muffin Tin Pancakes in mini muffin tins. I find they are even more popular with my kiddies than the larger sized muffins. The mini sized muffins are perfect for snacks in the car or great to take out on picnics.
So there you are – a quick recipe that the kids will love helping you with. If you do make these delicious Chocolate Orange Muffin Tin Pancakes, let me know what you think by commenting below, or taking a quick pic and post to my Facebook wall or tag me on Instagram – I love connecting with my readers!