Most weekends I'll make my own pancakes, but this weekend I bought Trader Joe's Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes to mix things up. . During the week I wish for them. My morning routine is a well-oiled plan down to the second. None of that time includes time to really cook. It's pretty much grab-and-go. They can be ready from the microwave in mere seconds.
When they say silver dollar it's as literal as you get. These are teeny tiny pancakes. While it looks like a lot in the box, it's really only three servings worth. Served plain these are everything you would expect a pancake to be: soft and cake-like. These are a good substitute for the real thing if you don't have the time.
Speaking of value, this box costs $1.99 and so does Trader Joe's Buttermilk Pancake Mix. Which is a greater value? On price alone, the mix. However, if time is at a premium to you, then yes, there is value in this product too.
And the directions are spot on. So whether you opt for the microwave or the toaster oven directions they are pretty much spot on. Could you air fry these? Yes, I would air fry them at 330F for 1-2 minutes at most.
But the taste is basic pancake. Nothing earth-shattering, progressive, or a crazy item. This is basic morning comfort food in a tiny shape. Best of all, this is a kid-friendly item
I'd buy this again to keep on hand for those busy mornings.
Frequently ask questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about Trader Joe's Silver Dollar Pancakes:
Trader Joe's Silver Dollar Pancakes can be warmed in the toaster oven or microwave. In the toaster oven at 375F, they are ready in 5 minutes or in the microwave they are ready in as little as
Yes! Trader Joe's currently sells two varieties of frozen pancakes: organic silver dollar pancakes and maple poffertjes.
Other pancake options
Trader Joe's has several pancake options if pre-made isn't your thing. In the past they've offered:
- Maple Poffertjes Mini Pancake Puffs
- Ube Mochi Pancake and Waffle Mix (seasonal)
- Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix (seasonal)
- Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix (seasonal)
So whether it is a mix you are looking for or pre-made then Trader Joe's does have you covered.
The box of Trader Joe's Silver Dollar Pancakes:
The nutritional information:
The ingredients list:
Trader Joe's Silver Dollar Pancakes heating directions:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, this is super convenient to have in the morning. Makes for a quick and easy morning meal.
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Trader Joe's Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes
Product Name: Trader Joe's Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes
Product Description: Trader Joe's Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes are a long-standing favorite in the freezer aisle.
Trader Joe's Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes have been on store shelves for quite some time and that's a good sign of a customer favorite.
- Trader Joe's Organic Silver Dollar Pancakes are very quick to make and you get to eat a bunch of these teeny-tiny pancakes in one serving.
- A time saver if you are rushed in the morning.
- As always, it's cheaper to make your own than to have them pre-made in a box.
- Not mind-blowing pancakes, but solid ones that could be a regular purchase.
It's been a long time since morning time was that tight for me, but they do look attractive as a base for a hearty hand breakfast. Are they better than making a few extra on weekend mornings when you are making your own anyway? They look so tiny on the pictured fork that a serving of four doesn't seem sufficient even for a small child.
Does one add something nutritious and filling on top of them - like peanut or sunflower seed butter and a couple of slices of a fruit? Cream cheese and jelly? How about some of that fabulous brie, and a slash of guava paste, or a sprinkle of chopped nuts to cling to the brie or cream cheese?
I think I see a pattern here in my thinking - I'm looking at them as a cracker, or an hors d'oeuvre base, rather than as a tee-tiny pancake. I frequently have pancakes of normal size leftover, and those are probably the things that I would slather on top to use as a snack.
These were tiny! A serving size is actually 11 pancakes and there are three servings in a box. As to what to top them with, it's completely up to you. Actually, these would be interesting as an appetizer too. As always, thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Ah . . . 11 - that's more like it. I apparently didn't read the label correctly! 🙁 Yeah, I could see 11 tinies as sufficing for a short while, especially if there had been fruit added somewhere along the line.
There is usually French toast left over from our special breakfast on Sundays, and a slice of that can get a variety of treatments as a snack somewhere along the next few days, so the tiny pancakes would be "at hand" for such a snack. I should make a batch just to have on hand. We tend to just grab Triscuits and plop on a square of pepper cheese, roasted red pepper, and a dab of tomatillo salsa - a favored pre-gym snack for DH.
I love that you can make these in the toaster oven! I will have to try. Have you tried their frozen steel cut oatmeal? It’s worth a shot!
I have tried their oatmeal. My review is here: https://www.becomebetty.com/2016/09/23/trader-joes-frozen-steel-cut-oatmeal/ and yes I agree with you. It's totally a great product, especially if you are in a rush.
Bridget Fay says
I cant't believe I haven't notices these at trader joe's yet! I'm definitely going to add them to my next shopping list, definitely sounds like the perfect thing to have for when I'm at college
These are pretty good. Yes, they are great for college students. So easy. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Terri Schmutzler says
Are these ok fir kids with peanut allergies?
Hey Terri! Based on the pictures I posted, there is no allergy warning for nuts, however, the pictures are 2 years old. Please double check the ingredients at the store to confirm. Trader Joe's is known to have regional differences and I want to make sure the kids are safe. So when in doubt, double check with your local store to confirm.