Nothing in my household says weekend quite like pancakes. And bacon for that matter. But every now and again I need to venture away from our old standby: Bisquick. There is something about that mix that I've never quite been able to replicate at home. My husband likes it, so we seem to stick with it. This past week, I found a new item: Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix.
What's nice about this box is that if you are making pancakes for one person, you finally have those directions without extra batter or pancakes to contend with.
But how would this taste? Would it be more like a buttermilk pancake, would it taste like protein powder?
Well, if you have tried the rumored soon-to-be discontinued Multigrain Baking and Pancake Mix, this ends up tasting a little bit more like that than say the Buttermilk Pancake Mix already on the shelves of Trader Joe's.
Yup, this tastes of whole graininess. It does not share that very smooth taste of Bisquick. This is a bit nuttier and tastes more like whole grains.
Fortunately, not much of the protein powder came through flavor-wise.
The directions were spot on, and there was no waste after making the appropriately sized pancake. These didn't seem to want to get to that familiar golden brown color for me. They seemed to cook a bit lighter.
And on a side note, I didn't try this in the waffle iron. So I can't tell you how they taste in the waffle iron.
But the pancakes here are basic. Nothing standout. I maybe felt a little fuller longer because of the protein present, but your mileage may vary on that aspect.
This did not wow me. It's just an average multigrain pancake mix. But this is nearly double the price of the Buttermilk pancake mix and half the size at $3.49 for a one-pound box.
As for me, this is a one-time purchase here. Nothing terrible, but nothing outstanding either.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix:
Calories and ingredients
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix
Product Name: Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix
Product Description: Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix is the newest addition to the pancake mixes.
Trader Joe's Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix is new to shelves
- Directions are spot on
- You only need to add water
- Contains whole grain flour
- More expensive than regular buttermilk pancakes
- Price is much higher
- Tastes a bit grittier than other varieties
I think you can do similar approach without buying that box. Can add some protein loaded foods in other pancake batter such as nuts and fruit in there.
Hey Alek! I completely agree with you. Even adding an egg might add in that extra protein. Thanks so very much for stopping by and sharing!
Well on the positive side at least this mix has 3 grams of fiber and virtually no sugar per serving. Bisquick has 2 grams of sugar and only 1 gram of fiber. That said, I don't think I'm going to buy it but I am curious how it would be in the waffle maker with possibly some cheddar cheese and bacon added to it LOL
I think you cannot EVER do better than bisquick...and it's nice to know to pass on this product...thanks! PS have you tried the cauliflower crust yet?
Hey Lisa! I totally agree with you on the bisquick. And yes, I have tried the Cauliflower Pizza Crust 🙂 Thanks so very much for stopping by!
sam i am says
I modify it and prefer it as a starter base even to Bisquick. Same amount Cashew or almond milk instead of water, 1/2 amount of almond meal to amount of mix used w same amount water. Flavorings ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg to taste. Less than 5 min to put together so always have a batch ready to go in refrigerator for portion controlled snacks. Easy great breakfast w fruit and maple syrup. Make in waffle iron, tastes different than just pan.
Hey Sam I Am! Great suggestions here. Thanks so much for sharing!
I am wondering if you can make muffins with it, maybe adding a few ingredients?
You might be able to, but I don't have any recipes to suggest to you.