I love a good coffee cake. In fact, I posted a recipe here for an easy crumb cake just the other night if you feel like turning your oven on. If you aren’t in baking, here is a store bought option for you. However, this Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread isn’t quite a coffee cake. It’s not quite a pancake either.
Here is another hybrid food that has found its way on to shelves. Now, I love a good coffee/crumb cake. So this had some high expectations.
However, this is labeled as being pancake bread. I’m not sure what that was supposed to mean.
So into my shopping cart it went.
The servings sizes seem about right. And I didn’t feel the need to binge on this either. One slice seemed sufficient for a breakfast item. My husband tried it too.
We both came to the same conclusion. It eats like a very light crumb cake, but on the back-end it tastes like pancakes that you would get from a diner.
Maybe it’s the maple syrup that is in this, or perhaps the buttermilk in it that lends the familiar pancake flavor. But be warned, there is a good amount of sugar in this, so watching your sugar intake, this might not be for you.
Now, this crumb topping is sparse. And while it does lend a certain amount of cinnamon and texture to the top, I didn’t feel like it made it much of a crumb cake at all. But then again, it isn’t advertised as such.
For $3.99 it’s a decent sized loaf at a decent price. It’s a mild hybrid food that does work in the combination it is presented in. Would it be good heated up? I don’t see why not. Would I love less sugar in the bread? Absolutely.
But it is worth a try if you are curious. Just be warned, this doesn’t have a long shelf life. But with this, I’m not sure that will be a worry.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread:
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Would I buy this again? Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread was pretty good for a store bought item, but I don’t know if I’ll buy it again. I was fun to try.
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Trader Joe's Pancake Bread
Product Name: Trader Joe's Pancake Bread
Product Description: Trader Joe's Pancake Bread is a twist on a buttermilk short stack baked into a sweet, moist loaf.
Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread is a new bread to look out for.
- Has a lot of the flavor of a pancake but on a larger scale.
- Short shelf life
- Not much of a topping