Pancake Taste Off!

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PancakeTasteOff

As a blogger people like to send me products for review. Generally I stay away from them here on GreenLiteBites unless they are something I can use in a recipe (like spice mixes.) So when the pancake mixes started rolling in I was unsure how to review them. Especially considering I make my own pancakes and have some pretty strong opinions on pre-made mixes, especially ones that aren’t whole grain.

As I stared at the the 3 boxes I thought… Pancake Off! Why not make all three, with mine mixed in and give each one a try. My initial idea involved some older kids to help but plans fell through. So you are stuck with just the toddler and I, as usual. :) That being said the opinions on taste are a bit skewed as the the toddler decided which was his favorite BEFORE he even tried them! Ahhhhh toddlers! :)

My favorite in order…

My 100% Whole Grain Pancakes
ok ok so I might be biased but I’m telling ya.. it held up against the mixes and I liked my addition of cinnamon and nutmeg for a more flavorful pancake
Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix
A close second. I really like them. They rose up great and had a nice texture. Plus the first 2 ingredients are oat flour, whole wheat flour, just like mine. :)
Bisquick Heart Smart® Pancake and Baking Mix
Tasted good, very traditional but too “white” for me.
Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix
Not bad but thin and, again, too “white” for me.

Watch the toddler and I make pancakes from scratch in these other videos….

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  1. cara

    I tried your whole wheat pancake mix the other morning and LOVED it. I sat down and watched the previous video of you making your homemade pancakes with Ryan and then went in and tried it myself. Great!

    I would like a mix that I can make up in a pinch, though, for work mornings. So maybe I’ll try the Quaker pancakes.

    I had a thought, though. I’ll bet I could mix up the dry ingredients from your recipe in advance so the only thing I’d have to mix up on a work morning would be the wet ingredients. Not sure how that’d work with the oats a milk having to sit for a while, but I’ll get it worked out.

    Keep the videos of Ryan coming.

  2. Nicole

    How Funny! I was at Target tonight and they had the quaker on sale and I thought I would give them a try for a quick, weekday option. They also have a waffle option and we are big on the waffles!

    Thanks for sharing, it is good to know I bought the second best!

  3. Christy

    Thanks for the info. I made your pancakes a couple weeks ago and LOVED them. I took 2 to work each day for a week. They are great. I might give the quaker pancakes a try…but I doubt it. I don’t make pancakes enough to really keep a mix around.

    Oh…and I thought Ryan said $hit beast instead of ‘ferocious beast’…I about fell over laughing when I realized he did not say a bad word :-)

  4. Krista S.

    That was one of the funniest/cutest Ryan videos ever. I loved his expression after he tried YOUR pancake recipe. And like Christy, I thought he said $hit beast, too. LOL I made flax pancakes this morning and was thinking of you and wondering if you tried them. They are weird, but good.

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