Batter Up… It’s Breakfast Time

15 Sep


Arrowhead Mills Multi-Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix

Pancake batter that is, I know nothing about baseball! With school in full swing, make sure your kids are getting a healthy breakfast.

Recently I was asked by www.mambosprouts.com review a new product from Arrowhead Mills. We love pancakes in our house any kind will do, so we were thrilled to help out. We usually make homemade but having a nice bagged mix on hand is always nice.

This is what the product info said…

Arrowhead Mills Multi-Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix is made with a nutritious blend of organic whole grains including whole wheat, brown rice, yellow corn and rye. The delicious balance of wholesome grains bakes up into scrumptious muffins and more. Easy to prepare – just add water – delicious and nutritious pancakes and waffles are ready in minutes.

This is what we found out…

The product says it is 70% Organic, the main flours are organic. The lesser ingredients such as baking powder and corn starch are not organic but it is a good start for people switching over from completely non organic products.

They are full of multi grain but the prominent taste and texture from our perspective is corn. The texture is very much like a corn meal pancake, which we happen to love.

These are so easy, just follow the directions on the bag, add oil and a liquid, in our case we added water so that we could really taste the grains.

The first batch looked very thick, the batter was stiff and the pancakes came out too dense. My daughter suggested that we add more water to make them lighter. We added 1/4 cup more water to the batter and cooked a second batch.

The second batch turned out so much better. The texture is more like a light cornmeal pancake, but with structure. They are not sweet, this is nice because when you add a bit of syrup or powdered sugar they taste just right.

We went one more step and added frozen blueberries, this hit the spot! The frozen berries kept the batter from turning blue and they cooked up just right. They added a little sweetness to the not so sweet pancakes.

The outcome, we loved the pancakes and we’d eat them for dinner too. I feel fine about serving these for “breakfast for dinner” because they are a little more substantial than an all white flour pancake. We never did make the waffles, they call for an egg, and honey in adition to the oil and liquid. I think the egg will add a little lightness to them. I will try them in the next few weeks.

My seven year old said, “these are the best pancakes, I love them with the berries.”

They are easy, and tasty, want to win a package? Leave a comment telling me what you would add to these to make them enticing for your kids? Would you add savory or sweet ingredients? I will choose at random and e mail you when you win.

Contest end date 9/22 8 AM.


Our random WINNER is…Emily…We did take in to account the Facebook comments too.

Emily B. said…

I second the chocolate chips but I’d go for milk chocolate rather than semi-sweet. Blueberries are always a favorite but maybe a bit too predictable.
If I really wanted to knock someone’s socks off, I would add applesauce and/or mashed banana (along with a dash of cinnamon) to the batter. mmmm… super yum!
(And my two year old will think I’m God!)

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8 Responses to “Batter Up… It’s Breakfast Time”

  1. Crush Widow September 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM #

    Glad I found you! Love that batter…I like to make mickey mouse heads with jelly eyes or you can use raisins and some cleverly slice bananas for the mouth..just like my grandma used to do for me.p.s. linked to you on my blog!

  2. Leighann of Multi-Minding Mom September 20, 2010 at 2:15 AM #

    We're fans of blueberry pancakes. But mini chocolate chips would be great, too!We love making breakfast for dinner. But the funny thing is that when we do that, my daughter usually asks for dinner for breakfast the next day, lol!

  3. FrAnika September 17, 2010 at 4:52 PM #

    Like Emily – I add unsweetened applesauce instead of the oil because it adds a subtle sweet flavor, it is healthier, and it makes them moist. I love to puree fresh strawberries and leave them in a dipping bowl for my son.

  4. Lisa K. September 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM #

    I might try cheese because my daughter loves it. Maybe cheese and fruit? Swiss and pears sound good to me, but I might be a little weird.

  5. Lisa K. September 17, 2010 at 2:29 PM #

    I might try cheese because my daughter loves it. Maybe cheese and fruit? Swiss and pears sound good to me, but I might be a little weird.

  6. rubia September 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM #

    I would add about 1/4c of peanut butter and serve the pancakes with jam to have PB&J pancakes. I also like to sneak some flax seed in there.la _ rubicita at yahoo dot com

  7. Emily B. September 16, 2010 at 5:11 AM #

    I second the chocolate chips but I'd go for milk chocolate rather than semi-sweet. Blueberries are always a favorite but maybe a bit too predictable. If I really wanted to knock someone's socks off, I would add applesauce and/or mashed banana (along with a dash of cinnamon) to the batter. mmmm… super yum! (And my two year old will think I'm God!)

  8. Deanna September 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM #

    I would add some chocolate chips for one son – and blueberries for the other. – maybe an apple compote on top for me! Sounds great.Thanks for the giveaway

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