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 taste more of the 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 appropriate 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