Here is another seasonal item that seems to come into Trader Joe’s almost every year and this year is no exception. I have never really tried this before since I don’t eat a lot of pancakes, or I should say our family hasn’t. Well, things change and I have two little boys that love pancakes now and we eat a ton of the regular Trader Joe’s Multigrain Baking and Pancake mix. I think it makes some of the best pancakes out there!
Now seeing that I’m blogging about Trader Joe’s now, I thought I should try these and see how they compare to the regular mix.
When I first opened the box, I could smell the pumpkin pie spices in the mix and I love those flavors. I love pumpkin pie! It was a pretty standard setup for making pancakes, add eggs, water and butter to the mix and mix it up until smooth. The neat thing about this mix is that it has a distinctive orange color to the pancakes. You can see it in the pan on the picture to the left. I checked the ingredient list and it does contain dried pumpkin!
I’m not use to this thinner batter compared to the multigrain which is pretty thick, but it reminds me of regular buttermilk pancakes. One thing I noticed was that they cook much quicker than the multigrain and I burned the first one out of the pan, so keep an eye on the temperature.
Once I finished a few and I sat down with the kids and ate them. The younger son said they tasted like @#$#% and refused to eat them (I had to make him an fried egg!) the older son wolfed his down! I really liked the texture and the flavor. I tastes like pumpkin pie and almost has the same texture. I used Organic Trader Joe’s Grade B Maple Syrup on them and it was a great match. The darker grade of syrup with more flavor to stand up to pumpkin pie spices. I didn’t think the spices were too strong and thought they hit the mix just right. I don’t know if I will buy these again since I need to keep both kids happy, but if it was up to me I would eat these all the time, all year long!
I really liked this pancakes. Trader Joe’s always tries to bring something different to the table (so to speak) and I rate these 8 Bells!