These muffins really do taste just like Blueberry Pancakes! Not the rubbery, gummy, flavorless kind. The moist, fluffy, give-me-that-whole stack kind! The buttermilk flavor really comes through and they are irresistible with a drizzle of maple syrup on top!

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

We recently visited Eric’s family up in Montana. We were driving home through Idaho (sooo gorgeous up there). There was rain in the distance and I showed the kids how cool it looks when you can see it raining from far away, like the cloud is just pouring right down to the earth.

A few minutes later after driving closer, I looked up from my book and exclaimed to the kids, “LOOK guys we’re in the rain that we saw earlier!” And then Eric told me he was cleaning the bugs off the windshield with the washer fluid. SERIOUSLY??

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

I wish I could claim that this moment was the result of the head injury I sustained today, but it wasn’t, I really am just that ridiculous. I was bending over to move Valentine away from the cabinet, where she was on the verge of crashing all my pie plates to the ground. I was in a hurry and stood up fast…slamming my head HARD into an open cupboard door.

Who knew head wounds bled so much?? I did, actually, which is the only reason I didn’t freak out and call one of my not one, but two brother who are doctors. (Seriously, mom, Dad, couldn’t you guys have spread the smarts out a little more evenly? I’m bleeding over here, PLUS I can’t tell the difference between rain and windshield fluid.)

Any bets? Will Karen learn her lesson about shutting cupboard doors from now on? I’m betting not.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

Blueberry Pancake Muffins for daaays! I’ve been working on this recipe all week and went through so many batches. The first one tasted like baking soda (that’s seriously the worst!) and I threw them straight in the trash. Well, except after Charlotte ate 2 of them, because apparently baking soda muffins are more acceptable than the other totally random things she doesn’t like, like popcorn. (I know, right? Who doesn’t like popcorn?)
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

The next batch was flavorless. The next one was too dense. I finally got it though: the perfect Blueberry Pancake flavor, in a perfectly risen muffin. I’m a total sucker for muffins that rise way high over the edge of the pan (more muffin top, hello!!) and these do not disappoint. (<<when you google “muffin top” all that comes up on the first page are diet and exercise tips. HA!) But then you go and add some soft melty butter and a drizzle of maple syrup? Dude.

This batch makes 8, maybe 9 muffins. I know, annoying that it doesn’t make a dozen. I was committed to having 1 egg in a batch, and didn’t want to have half an egg in the recipe. You are welcome to double it of course for 16-18 muffins. Get yourself an extra muffin tin to make it easier.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

I separate the egg for these muffins, and beat up the whites a little bit, which is also the secret to The Best Pancakes I’ve Ever Made.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

Don’t over mix!

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

You want to fill the tins pretty full, and brush with buttermilk to get them nice and brown, a tip I learned from Foodie with Family.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

These muffins will freeze really well. I know because ALL muffins freeze well. Just throw them in a ziplock, toss it in the freezer (ok don’t actually toss) and they will keep for about 3 months. When you take them out, either let the whole (zipped) bag sit on the counter for a couple hours until thaw, or zap them individually in the microwave for instant muffin gratification.

I posted a video of these muffins on Instagram stories yesterday and got a message from my cousin Misty, who is a phenomenal baker. “I have a blueberry pancake CUPCAKE recipe!” Yeah, I KNOW, Misty. Give it up already. Maybe if we all harass her in the comments she will hand the recipe over :) I’m the worst at cupcakes. Here’s the only one I have on the blog, which is my favorite. Oh and this one too. And these. So 3 I guess, but after 5 years of blogging that’s not that many!

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup from The Food Charlatan

PS-This is totally unrelated, but 3 things I bought this week that I wanted to tell you about because I love them. First, these hand weights. I’ve been doing a lot of PopSugar exercise videos lately, they are pretty good. You guys aren’t even going to recognize me soon because I’m going to be so buff. (harhar) Second, this thing called a Pumie that is magically getting the rings off of my toilet bowl. Don’t judge meee! It worked so well, and only 9 bucks. Third, these Guittard Mint Baking Chips. OH MY GOODNESS. Get them. I have recipes coming soon using them, then you won’t have to wait when I share the recipe! I’ve never seen them in stores, have you? I read online that people sometimes see them around Christmas and Easter.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Muffins with Maple Syrup

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes
Total: 21 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
These muffins really do taste just like Blueberry Pancakes! The buttermilk flavor really comes through and they are irresistible with a drizzle of maple syrup on top!


  • 1 & 1/2 cups flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh* plus more to top muffins
  • buttermilk, to brush tops
  • 1 tablespoon butter, to brush on baked muffins
  • maple syrup, to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • You will need 3 bowls, 2 medium and 1 small. In the first medium bowl add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt. Whisk it together.
  • Add the blueberries to the flour.
  • In the second bowl melt 3 tablespoons butter in the microwave. Add the buttermilk, maple extract, and maple syrup. 
  • In the small bowl, add the egg white. Add the egg yolk to the buttermilk mixture.
  • Whisk together the buttermilk mixture and add it to the flour. Use a fork to stir it together but DON'T overdo it. There should still be flour streaks. 
  • Use a different fork to beat the egg white for 30 seconds until it's a little foamy. Add it to the batter and mix it in. Just like pancakes, do no over mix. 
  • Use butter (or nonstick spray, but butter adds flavor) to grease 8 muffin tins. Divide the batter. Each muffin will be pretty full. 
  • Dot the top of each muffin with a few blueberries, if you want.
  • Use a pastry brush to lightly brush each muffin with buttermilk.
  • Bake at 375 for 16-18 minutes, until lightly browned. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out dry. 
  • Brush the top of each hot muffin with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  • Serve with soft butter and maple syrup.


*You can also use Mapleine, it works great and is cheaper.
*Fresh blueberries are best. They hold their shape and don't turn to mush in your muffin. I tried a batch with frozen berries and it dyed the batter blue. They still taste great though! Don't get me wrong if that's all you have, by all means go for it. 


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 193
Keyword: Blueberry, Buttermilk Pancake, maple syrup, Muffins
Did you make this? I'd love to see it!Mention @thefoodcharlatan or tag #thefoodcharlatan!

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  1. Oh my gosh these look AMAZING- and I can never get the temperature right for pancakes ect. ect- I am SO making these for sunday breakfast next weekend- thanks! love it- and I’m putting in the chocolate chips;)

  2. Oh my gosh, your poor head! Maybe you need some sort of auto-cupboard-door-closers, is that a thing? And you crack me up, you have plenty of smarts- the windshield rain notwithstanding :)

  3. Those mint chips are my favorite! They used to only sell them st Christmas so if buy by the case but now winco just has them! I use them to make mint frosting and also my dark chocolate mint truffles! Freaking ridiculous!
    I’ve got my head so many times too but usually because someone else left a cupboard open. Everyone is out to get me. 😁

    1. Bahaha! Thanks for clarifying Sheri! You never know with me! Haha. I saw that cute video you posted of Z the other day–she’s so adorable and getting so big.

    1. Collette if I were the kind of person who cried, this would have brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for saying that! It’s been a pretty insane last 48 hours what with the head wounds and deadlines and very little sleep, and getting this post out was a huge hurdle for me today. Thank you for making it worth it! I love you!

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