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Since I had such success with the last Batter Blaster I reviewed, I thought, why not? Let’s try another variety of the stuff and see which one I like best! Off to the store, and a friend of mine  picked up the Batter Blaster Organic Original Pancake & Waffle Batter for me, partly because she said it was the only option to choose from. Well…that works, including I wanted to try the original variety anyway.

This morning post gym, I brewed up some coffee, sliced an apple, and then cooked some egg whites and 1 large pancake (as opposed to 2 small ones as the nutritional information suggests). I cooked up the pancake with some butter/buttery spray as I did that last time and found it helped with the flavor. Here’s what my giant pancake (about 42 grams or so of batter) looked like.

Annnnnnnnd the inside…..

I made more of a BIG pancake (probably the size of my face) so it cooked quickly and wasn’t super thick. It cooked evenly and all it took was a little non-stick spray and the pancake gave me no trouble at all.

Post frying pan, I transferred to a plate with my scrambled eggs and put some SF syrup (would love to use a little of the REAL maple syrup, but I’m a diabetic and have to refrain from sugar!). I tried a bit of the pancake plain first, and well, it tasted just that. Plain, kind of bland, not sweet and not a whole lot of flavor. However, I feel like pancakes in general, unless flavored, don’t have a bunch of flavor. Nothing a little butter and syrup couldn’t fix!

With the butter/syrup the pancakes were really quite good. Slightly crispy on the edges, super fluffy, and yummy. They reminded me of IHOP pancakes.

I do like that these pancakes were organic, relatively low in calories and fat, and like the bottle says “No Mess- No Cleanup!” which is true for the most part, since I still have to clean my frying pan and my spatula. However, these pancakes (by themselves) lacked flavor, and lacked fiber.  So, overall, not bad, but I think I like the Buttermilk version of this much better. 3 1/2 stars

What’s your favorite toppings for pancakes? I just like butter and syrup! Mmm :o)

I FINALLY tried this stuff. I pass by Batter Blaster Pancake & Waffle Batter in a can all the time at the stores. I always see it, I always wonder, ponder for a few minutes or so, and end up not buying it. But WHY?!

I don’t know. I’m a creature of habit.  My brain reasons with me, Why buy this if it might be bad?… I usually eat cereal for breakfast…I don’t even really like pancakes….then I’d have to clean the pan…. (LAZY)

But this time, my friends, THIS TIME I bought it. Batter Blaster Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Batter went into my shopping cart, up to the register, and then home with me.  I want to say it was a bit pricy…maybe 4 or 5 dollars or so, and I bought it at Whole Foods.

The other day I wanted something other than oatmeal. A girl can only have cereal or oatmeal so many times, and since I don’t own a toaster that puts a damper on my breakfast options. (Ever try “toasting” a piece of bread in the oven? Yea, 15 minutes for one slice of bread is so not worth it….)

I cooked up one large pancake instead of two small ones as the serving size suggested, along with some eggs. I saw that there was very little protein/fiber in the Batter Blaster Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Batter, so I knew I needed something to hold me. And what better to pair up pancakes with than eggs?!

Here’s the outcome…

Look yummy? Yes? Well….

IT WAS.

It was SO good. I cooked it over medium heat with a little Pam/buttery spray. The result was crispy edges, a fluffy  and soft middle, and just overall delicious. I only needed to add a bit of SF syrup (would probably be even better with REAL maple syrup, but you guys know I am a diabetic!) and it was perfect! It had a yummy buttermilk flavor, and honestly tasted exactly like Ihop pancakes. In fact, I think Ihop uses this pancake batter….. ; )

And, well,  it was SO EASY. A college dormer’s/lazy person’s/my brother’s dream. Literally shake the can, turn it upside down over a pan, and cook. Voila!

Obviously, the nutrition facts could be better. More fiber, less sodium. But these are SO good, so like I said, pair them with some eggs for lasting effect! Or yogurt, whatever floats your boat =) 4.5 stars

Pancakes or waffles? Which one is your favorite? Normally I’m a waffle person, but this batter blaster has CONVERTED me!!

Whhhoooooo likes waffles, pancakes and french toast? 😀
Better question-
Who doesn’t like waffles, pancakes or french toast?
Yea- not feeling many responses there.

I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love waffles, pancakes OR french toast. Perfect to wake up to in the morning, for an afternoon snack, or even breakfast for dinner with some scrambled eggs. Topped with maple syrup, yogurt, fresh fruit, whipped cream, ANYTHING, these 3 are a sweet indulgence.

However- they are time consuming to make. AND- there’s only so many EGGO waffles a girl can consume in her life (and there’s a lot of icky ingredients in those boxed frozen brands anyway).
But, I’ve found a solution (of COURSE I found a solution!).  De Wafelbakkers makes gourmet pancakes, waffles & french toast. Yes, they are frozen, but they are actually GOOD for you and GOOD tasting. They are all natural, and according to the website, the “taste is unique. Unlike regular, bland waffles, french toast, and pancakes that have no taste without syrup,
De Wafelbakkers products have a wonderful flavor all their own.”

They have a bunch of varieties too. For the pancakes, there are Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, A+ Cinnamon Whole Grain Spelt Pancakes, All Natural Whole Grain Pancakes, Blueberry Whole Grain Organic Pancakes, and Flaxseed Buckwheat Berry Pancakes.

For the waffles, there are A+ Cinnamon Whole Grain Spelt Waffles, Blueberry Whole Grain Organic Waffles, Flaxseed Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles, Oat Bran Spelt Waffles, and Holland Waffles

And lastly, there is Whole Grain Cinnamon French Toast.

Of the varieties, I was lucky enough to try….


the Blueberry Whole Grain Organic Pancakes,

Flaxseed Buckwheat Berry Pancakes,

Flaxseed Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles,

and the A+ Cinnamon Whole Grain Spelt Waffles.

The Blueberry and Buckwheat Berry pancakes were similar in size and in texture.  The serving size is 2 pancakes, which I THOUGHT would be too small, but it was actually very filling and substantiating. About the size of a CD, these pancakes were fluffy and moist coming out of the microwave. I also popped them in the toaster oven for a few seconds to add crisper edges, as if I actually made them from scratch. The blueberry ones were very tasty- strong hints of real blueberries, no fake fruit flavor here. I had them by themselves with whipped cream (ahh-heaven), and with maple syrup. They soaked up the maple syrup nicely, which gave an awesome, sweet blueberry/maple flavor. The buckwheat berry ones were equally as delicious. They had a brown sugar flavor to them, and had little berry pieces in them. There was a subtle raspberry flavor, which was nice, but I would  have preferred just a little more berry flavoring. However, it was refreshing to have a pancake that wasn’t so OVERLY sweet screaming “hey! I’m STRAWBERRY flavored!”

Onto the waffles..
Much different than your standard frozen waffle. Square in shape, you get 3 sets of waffles per serving. If you are used to hard and crispy waffles, these are quite different. VERY soft, even after toasting them in the toaster oven, they got crispy edges, but remained fluffy and soft on the inside. A unique experience for me, but definitely a good one! 🙂 The Apple Cinnamon Flaxseed Waffles were sooo good. They had a buttery taste to them, with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, and then a slight granny smith apple after taste. They were sweet, super fluffy, and really delicious. I really enjoyed these, and it’s an easy way to get some flaxseed into my diet! 😉 They were a little high in fat, but it only had 1 gram saturated per serving, so most of it was healthy fats. Onto the winner of the review, the A+ Cinnamon Whole Grain Spelt Waffles. Honestly, the name says it all. A PLUS. A+ !!!! These were THE BEST WAFFLES I HAVE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE. My stomach/ brain/taste buds were in love (so was my nose with the excellent smell surrounding my kitchen).  They are made with sweet potatoes, which was SO delectable with the cinnamon flavors. It provided a sweet, yet savory flavor, that was just perfect. I could eat these breakfast, lunch and dinner!!

Overall, I’m giving the pancakes 4 stars, and the waffles 5 stars. I REALLY enjoyed the waffles the most. They were unique, delicious, nutritious and absolutely divine. I love how they are made with whole wheat flours, and have other health benefits such as the incorporation of flaxseed, inulin, spelt flour, buckwheat flour and Fructan (Nutraflora) (see website for details). The only negatives I came up with was that there are refined sugars/corn syrup in a few of the flavors, some a tad high in fat, and some lack fiber and protein. However, a few modifications (add some fruit, add some yogurt or scrambled eggs, etc.) can make these a perfect, delicious, round-about meal. I haven’t tried the French Toast yet, but I will soon (and let you guys know how it is of course), and I’ll be hunting down the other waffle flavors as well!!

Blueberry Pancake- 2 pancakes is 180 calories, 6 grams of fat, 33 carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Canola or Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Blueberries, Fructan, Whey, Protein Concentrate (milk), Salt, Organic Egg, Whites, Soy Lecithic (Emulsifier), Leavening (Sodium Acid PyroPhosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Natural Blueberry Flavor, Natural Butter Flavor, Xanthan Gum. Contains Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat.

Buckwheat Berry Pancake- 2 pancakes is 140 calories, 4 grams of fat, 31 carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Sugar, FlaxSeed Meal, Buckwheat Flour, Soybean Oil and/or Canola Oil, Fructan, Egg Whites, Whey, Dried Mixed Berries, Salt, Leavening (Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Soy Lecithin, Natural Berry Flavor, Natural Vanilla, Xanthan Gum. Contains Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat.

Apple Cinnamon Waffle-3 waffles is 210 calories, 11 grams of fat, 27 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Egg Whites, Water, Rice Bran Oil and/or Canola Oil, Flax Seed Meal, Apple flavor-ettes, (sugar, corn syrup, corn cereal, modified food starch, vegetable oil, natural flavor, caramel color, malic acid), Dried Apples, Fructan, Cinnamon, Lecithin, Whey, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Leavening (Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Vanilla. Contains Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat.

A+ Cinnamon Spelt Waffle– 3 waffles is 190 calories, 9 grams of fat, 24 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.


Whole Wheat Flour, Whole Grain Spelt Flour, Egg Whites, Sugar, Water, Sweet Potatoes, Rice Bran Oil and/or Canola Oil, Fructan, Lecithin, Soy Flour, Whey, Cinnamon, Salt, Leavening (Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Xanthan Gum. Made with Bruce Foods Sweet Potatoes. Contains Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat.

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