Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quick Organic Pancakes are Great for Mornings on the Run


I'm so excited to share this with you--especially you moms who would like to make pancakes on school mornings, but can't seem to make the time for all that measuring, mixing and batter messes. Your answer is here.


I found this gem at my local supermarket, Publix, of all places. It was in the cooler with the dairy products and just jumped right off the shelf at me. I guess I'm beginning to really scan for the key word: ORGANIC. It is small, but it is there: Organic Batter Blaster Orginal Pancake & Waffle Batter, USDA ORGANIC.


My first concern was its packaging. It comes in a can, like whipped cream, which I soon found out contains no CFCs that can deplete the ozone layer. So it passed the first test. These types of cans are recyclable in my area, so that's test number 2.


What I like about this was the idea that the batter is ready and there's no pouring it onto the pan and dribbling all over the counter. You know the way it goes. Not to mention the time it takes to make the batter. On school mornings, it just doesn't happen. There's always some little crisis (remember those meltdowns over clothing choices and lost homework papers?) that makes it impossible to find time for a hot batch of pancakes.


So, I tried it. The can makes 9 servings of 4 pancakes each. It contains 0.5 grams of fat per serving and only 7 grams of sugar--better than your average breakfast cereal. Breakfast was done in a jiffy with no messes. Simply a pan and a spatula. With the plate and utensils rinsed and in the dishwasher, I was done and working within minutes. This was definitely a do-able process for a work or school morning breakfast.


Watch for it in your dairy cooler, or visit their site for a store locater. Just type in your zip code and they'll tell you which stores carry it within a 5 mile radius of you. Enjoy!

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