Pancake Balls Recipe


By Sara O’Brien

When your deadlines overlap and Netflix binges are replaced with exam revision, I find it’s often that caffeine starts to exceed body water percentages and you end up being stuck with nothing to match the new bags you’re sporting under your eyes. In a tumble weeding state of stress and all-nighters (especially for my fellow third year students out there), taking the time and effort to cook a decent meal doesn’t tend to rank too high on a scale balancing sanity and word counts. With that, I decided to put together a snack recipe combining American pancakes with muffins. It is quick and simple, perfect to boost you through a procrastination ensued—Ahh!, it’s 20 minutes past 11pm on the deadline day— panic. Enjoy!




  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3/4 of a cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Extra fillings, such as chocolate chips,
    strawberries, bananas, blueberries, cinnamon, etc



  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Sift and mix the dry ingredients together
  • Pour liquids into the dry ingredients
  • Mix well and add the melted butter
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly
  • Grease a muffin tray with butter or oil
  • Pour the batter into each muffin cup until 3/4 full
  • Add your desired fillings into each cup
  • Be sure to push the fillings towards the centre
    of the cups
  • Bake at 200°C for about 12 minutes