Pancake Mix Donuts

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Mini Chocolate Chip Doughnut Pancake Dippers

I’ve done something a little wacko. And by wacko I mean totally awesome.

I think it’s safe to say that this household loves doughnuts.

I also think it’s safe to say that everyone in the world loves doughnuts. Umm…who doesn’t love doughnuts? NO ONE.

See? I speak the truth.

I love real fried doughnuts a whooooooole lot… so much so that I hardly every buy them because I know I will eat them ALL.

Again, I speak the truth.

Well my lovelies, I’ve figured out a way to trick my brain into thinking that these pancakes are doughnuts because….they look just like doughnuts! What a concept! Take regular old pancake batter, stir in some chocolate chips, spoon into a mini doughnut pan and bake! 4 minutes in the oven and you’ve got a seriously fun breakfast that kiddies will just eat up….literally.

Mini Chocolate Chip Doughnut Pancake Dippers

 If you don’t have a mini doughnut pan, a mini muffin tin will work just fine too. Dip these babies into some syrup and that’s breakfast! Or make them ahead, freeze and microwave as needed throughout the week. My daughter LOVED these and my husband was bummed he left for work early.

Moral of the story: it pays to be late for work when your wife is a food blogger. Also, you will be the coolest Mom on the block if you make these. At least that’s what I told myself last Thursday.

Enjoy 🙂

Mini Chocolate Chip Doughnut Pancake Dippers

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Pancake Mix Donuts

These Pancake Mix Donuts are a sweet little handheld pancake in a doughnut waiting to be dipped in syrup! Such a good breakfast or dessert.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray mini doughnut pans {or mini muffin tins} with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk milk, egg, oil, vinegar and vanilla together. Pour in remaining ingredients and whisk until mostly smooth. Spoon into prepared pans until half full. Bake 4-6 minutes or until just cooked through and barely brown. Cool 5 minutes then turn upside down to remove. Serve warm with maple syrup.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancake mix donuts

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  1. Michelle

    I have never seen vinegar in a pancake recipe before and thought it was interesting. Was wondering if you could tell me what the purpose of it is?

    These look really good!! Thanks!

  2. Lynn G.

    Made these for my kiddos this morning and when asked if they liked them, my oldest said “Like them?! I don’t just like them. I LOVE them!!”

    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    This is definitely a breakfast item I can get on board with! I seriously wish I could have this every morning.

  4. Kristen

    I’m a doughnut fan too – and think these are pretty much brilliant! I bet your hubby is going to be late every day from now on 😉

  5. Cookin' Canuck

    Those are flippin’ adorable and your photos are fantastic, Lauren! My youngest son walked past I was looking at these…now I know what he’s going to request for his next birthday breakfast!

  6. Muna Kenny

    Your pictures are awesome, and the doughnuts are just so cute. Two or three maybe five mini doughnuts won’t do it for me! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Natalie

    Super cute! I did that a while ago with my mini muffin pan. So much easier than standing and flipping 🙂 I didn’t even know those mini doughnut pans existed…

  8. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Lauren, those are beyond cute!! Wedon’t have a mini doughnut pan, but we have one of those little doughnut press machine–can’t wait to try these!

  9. Anna @ hiddenponies

    While I’m not a huge doughnut fan (gasp) I love these! I would be just as excited about them as my kids, and I could definitely use help in the best-mom-on-the-block department 🙂

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Adorable! I do have a mini donut pan but it must be a little different shape than yours b/c mine come out more domed than yours do; it’s a Wilton pan. These would make my little girl so happy!