August 11, 2010
Coming up with this recipe was a happy accident. I was working on some exciting new Peanut Butter and Jelly school lunch recipes and thought the idea of Peanut Butter Pancake Sandwiches (coming soon) with preserves in the middle sounded like something I would have flipped for as a kid. I ended up testing them several times to arrive at the perfect combination, but I still had a ton of batter leftover. I hate wasting food, but I was also too lazy to make 100 pancakes. So, just to see what would happen, I poured it all into mini muffin tins and popped them in the oven. I couldn't believe the results. Why hadn't I thought of this before! They had become the perfect "muffin" as Chloe called it or "cupcake" as Kenya chimed in. Inspired to take things one step further, I whisked together some strawberry preserves and cream cheese to make "icing" and -- voila -- the Breakfast Cupcake was born!
They're light and fluffy like a pancake and with the airy "frosting" it's a treat that you can happily serve any time of day and your little one will adore them. The best part is that you'll have a new good morning surprise for your family and they'll never know these cupcakes aren't loaded with sugar. Accidents happen and aren't they delicious!