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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!!

6 Mar 2011, Comments (5)

Kashi 7 Grain Waffles

Author: Healthnuttxo

I think frozen waffles are awesome. Convenient, quick to make, and often quite tasty! I was excited to see these 7 Grain waffles by Kashi at Target the other day (I seem to be doing a lot of food shopping at Target lately…hmm).  The looked delicious, and I loved that they had 7 grams of fiber for 2 waffles, and only 3 grams of sugar.

I popped  these in the toaster oven, and decided to eat them with good ol’ butter & syrup, with some sliced apple for breakfast.

I did manage to try the waffle by itself without any butter or syrup on it, and thought one thing – bland. Very plain, not much flavor. They almost had like an airy and rather dialed down flavor.

However, I did love the crisp edges, and how the middle of the waffles were soft. They absorbed the syrup quite nicely, and were delicious with the butter as well. I also liked how they didn’t have an oily taste.

Overall, these were okay. I do like how there was only 3 grams of sugar! And, I do like how I could probably add any topping I wanted, and how they were rather versatile. Although butter & syrup are classic for me with waffles =) 3 stars

2 waffles is 150 calories, 5 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite brand of frozen waffles?

We all know my love for maple and maple syrup- so you can BET I was excited when a jar of Suzanne’s Organic Rice Nectar in Maple variety landed on my doorstep, courtesy of Suzanne’s Specialities (thank—you!)

This sweetener is all natural, organic, gluten free, vegan, and has no refined sugars. According to the jar itself, “Organic Maple Rice Nectar is a rich, thick, absolutely delicious maple flavored syrup. We have simply added the very best natural maple flavorings to our Organic Genmai Rice Nectar. This all natural syrup contains no emulsifiers or stabilizers or preservatives”. 

Well, if you’re going to eat the sweet stuff, you might as well go with the healthiest ones out there!

So, instead of traditional maple syrup, I had some of this on top of my waffles tonight with a sliced banana. (Yes, I purposely had waffles for dinner to try this syrup!)

In the jar, it looks almost like coca- cola syrup, having a thick yet still moveable texture/consistency. As in, yes, I can pour it out of the jar faster than maple syrup, but it doesn’t POUR out of the jar like sugar free syrup would. It’s an inbetween consistency. I drizzled it on top of my waffles, and actually only needed 1 tablespoon. Some people drown waffles in syrup, but I think it’s better to have a small amount of the real stuff- you really get to savor the flavors of both the waffle and the syrup.

Anyway- this stuff was STICKY, yet TASTY! It almost had a buttery-maple flavor, but definietely a clean and pure maple flavor. I absolutely loved it. It was sweet, but not sugary-sweet, and just great on top of my waffles. I agree with what the jar says, how it will make what your eating “great tasting without the over-powering sweetness of those supermarket-type maple flavored syrups”. I can picture it really good stirred in oatmeal or oat bran as well. (And, we all know how yummy peanut butter & maple syrup sandwiches are. Yum!!)

Overall, 4 1/2 stars. Only 2 ingredients, it’s organic, and tasty. I love that it’s so pure and a little goes a long way. Just be careful, 1 Tablespoon has 60 calories- and boy is it easy  to eat one tablespoon of this 😉

2 Tbsp. is 120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 31 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein.

Organic Brown Rice Syrup, and Organic Maple Flavor.

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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