February 25, 2014

flapjack* lovers unite!

*In this case, I mean American flapjacks, which are not to be confused with the British type.


Did you know February was National Pancake Month? I might've seen that somewhere long ago, but if so, I had forgotten. I caught the tail end of it though, and there's really no better way to celebrate than with a semi-homemade batch of almost Almond Joy pancakes. I know it's super easy to make pancakes completely from scratch, but sometimes I just want to wake up, dump some mix into a bowl, add some water, and get right to the pancake-eating.


I've tried several types of store-bought mix, and for my tastes, Krusteaz is tops. They have a wide selection of mixes including buttermilk (my favorite), blueberry, heart-healthy, honey wheat, chocolate chip, apple cinnamon, and original, as well as a slew of recipes to help you put your own spin on your favorite flavors. Personalizing your pancakes with mix-ins is definitely part of the fun and a great way to get the entire family involved. For this batch, I sprinkled coconut and sliced almonds on the pancakes before I flipped them, and they were wonderful--crunchy and tasty. I briefly considered adding chocolate chips to achieve the full Almond Joy effect, but in my experience, chocolate and cast iron simply do not get along.


What do you love to add in? Tell me in the comment section and you'll be in the running to receive 5 coupons for free Krusteaz products!

22 comments:

Alicia Foodycat said...

Obs I'm not playing, being outside the Krusteaz-selling zone. But these pancakes (the South African at home would call these flapjacks too, whereas I would call them pikelets) look lovely!

It's Shrove Tuesday (i.e pancake day) next week so you have another excuse to indulge.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I know American flapjacks but have never tried a British one. This looks so spongy and delicious, like it would soak up syrup so well! :D

Velva said...

Love, love pancakes (flapjacks) it was one of my favorite foods growing-up and remains till this day.
When I buy pancake mix it usually Krusteaz too.

Great post.

Velva

Gloria Baker said...

absolutely delicious!!!

vanillasugarblog said...

Now I want to make the British version!
I haven't had those in ages! They are awesome! LOL

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Heavenly! That is something I adore.

Cheers,

Rosa

Blond Duck said...

I've been craving pancakes. Not helping.

Angie Schneider said...

Delish! Love this fluffy pancake!

Pam said...

I love to add in blueberries - nothing too exciting!

Pam said...

I have to try this - my kids would be thrilled! Coconut & almonds make me happy.

Joanne said...

Why why why have I not been eating more pancakes this month?! I've actually never tried Krusteaz mix...but your flapjacks do look perfect!

dentistvschef said...

The thing is i've never known about the british pancake insread of american,
i never used the premix before, since i can't afford the imported brand, too damn pricey for my budget, LoL

Barbara said...

Gosh that looks good, Grace. I confess, I've never used a mix but this sure is tempting!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I love coconut in my pancakes! And also bananas and chocolate chips :)

Beth said...

Now I'm curious about British flapjacks! And I had no idea there was a whole month dedicated to pancakes.

Cheryl Dunkin said...

HA we do the same thing, big bag of Krusteaz and we add in all sorts of stuff, granola has been our favorite lately!

Katy said...

White chocolate chips and fresh raspberries make the best pancakes! Bananas and milk chocolate chips make pretty good pancakes too.

Rosita Vargas said...

Bellìsimo es una delicia Bravo,abrazos.

Haffa Bexi said...

Lovelyy Haffas Kitchen

I Wilkerson said...

What a great combo of add-ins! I do this all the time with pancakes, in which case everyone gets the flavor of choice. My kids generally like chocolate chip (I make mine in a stainless steel pan), my favorite is blueberry, which I always have frozen, and my husband won't eat pancakes at all, the spoil sport.

April was in CT now CA said...

Brilliant! I've only added blueberries to my pancakes, but tried the almonds and coconut when we had breakfast for dinner last night and IT'S LIKE CRACK. I'm hooked!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh my, these pancakes look tempting! You've now got my mouth watering, I can't wait to try this recipe :)