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Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Host a BreakFEAST Pancake Bar

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It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal!

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

I am so excited to share this post with y'all!! Who knew pancakes could be so much fun?! And why haven't we hosted a Pancake Bar before this!?

I'm pretty sure this will be our new favorite thing!

Brian and I recently hosted a BreakFEAST Pancake Bar, fully loaded, with some of our family and friends. I have to admit that I thought it was going to be harder than it actually was and I after hearing everyone rave about the good time they had, I know this is going to become a regular occurrence for us! Plus, September is All-American Breakfast Month ... what better way to celebrate?!

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

Of course, any good Pancake Bar has to start with great tasting pancakes! I like to use Hungry Jack© Original Pancake and Waffle Mix along with Hungry Jack© Funfetti Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix! It's a product I always have on hand (my family loves breakfast!) and it's easy enough that my teenagers can make pancakes with little fuss!

My husband prefers waffles over pancakes, so while I made the pancakes, I left Brian in charge of making Belgian waffles for our guests using Hungry Jack© Belgian Waffle Mix.

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

In addition to having great tasting pancakes and waffles, you need to have a variety of delicious toppings to choose from! I think this was the most fun part for everyone if you want to know the truth! Although we didn't use all of these ideas, we did use quite a few of these ideas ....


Topping Ideas:

  • assorted fresh berries
  • assorted fresh fruit - bananas, peaches, pineapple, mango, kiwi, pomegranate seeds, etc ...
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • marshmallow fluff
  • assorted nuts
  • cinnamon-sugar
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate hazelnut spread
  • coconut
  • sprinkles
  • jelly
  • apple pie filling
  • granola
  • dried cranberries
  • yogurt
  • lemon curd
  • caramel or chocolate sauce
  • canned frosting
  • whipped cream
  • butter
  • Hungry Jack© syrup - it's the ONLY syrup in a microwaveable bottle!


It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

Can you believe I used to make pancakes one pancake at a time for my family of seven?! It took fooooorrrreeeevvvvveeeerrrrrr!! My mother-in-law bought me my first electric griddle and I haven't looked back! It was one of the best things I have ever gotten as a gift!! Seriously, I loved it! Let me tell you, it makes making pancakes so fast and easy! With an electric griddle, I can easily do 6-8 pancakes at a time!! If you're hosting a Pancake Bar, you really need to have an electric griddle!

I recently upgraded to an Oster® Titanium Infused DuraCeramic™ 10” x 20” Electric Griddle w/ Warming Tray. I love that is is easy to keep clean and the food releases easily! It is also has a PTFE & PFOA free ceramic coating and it is scratch resistant! It is 8 times more durable than standard non-stick coatings and it cooks up to 30% faster than other non-stick coatings!!

Brian used the Oster® DuraCeramic™ Stainless Steel Flip Waffle Maker. Like the griddle, it has a PTFE & PFOA free ceramic coating and it is scratch resistant! This waffle maker has a simple “flip” operation for evenly baked waffles, and adjustable temperature control for light and fluffy or crispy waffles! (Extra crispy for me, please!) It also has a space-saving, vertical compact storage design and extra thick 1 ½” Belgian waffle plates!

PS - My friends at Oster® are giving one lucky Love Bakes Good Cakes readers a waffle maker and a griddle in addition to an assortment of Hungry Jack products to make your very own breakFEAST pancake party bar!! Yay!! Note: Open to US residents, 18 years and older.

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It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

As I mentioned, I think one of our guests' favorite thing about having a Pancake Bar was choosing their own yummy toppings! I'm pretty sure that was their favorite part! The combinations we saw were so fun! Some people opted for simple butter and syrup and others, took pancakes to a whole new level with their fun creations! Hungry Jack’s syrup bottle is uniquely designed to fit in the microwave, allowing the entire family to savor the warmth and deliciousness in every bite. With an easy pour cap, Hungry Jack syrup ensures your pancake breakFEAST will be mess-free! I think my favorite was Hungry Jack© Original Pancakes topped with strawberry yogurt, fresh berries, and granola! I'm definitely trying this one on my own soon! The kiddos loved making silly faces out of their toppings ... or loading up on chocolate chips and marshmallows!! I won't mention any names, though, right Abby?!

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

Because you can't live on pancakes alone (we wish!!), we also had breakfast sausages and crisp cooked bacon! Ham would also be a great addition, but I didn't think about it until after we were home. To round out the BreakFEAST Pancake Bar, we set up a drink station with coffee and assorted creamers and syrups. We also had a few flavors of tea bags for our tea-drinking friends. Other drink choices included a few juices (apple, orange, and cranberry), and milk!

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

We had such a great time creating and sharing this BreakFEAST Pancake Bar with our family and friends - and I can't wait to do it again soon! I'm already planning on making this a holiday tradition when we get together with family! It was so much fun!

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

I am also sharing the printable I used for our Pancake Bar - you can download it for free by clicking HERE! It is designed for an 8x10-in. picture frame.

So, what are you waiting for?! Grab a few boxes of Hungry Jack©, pick a few toppings, and plan on hosting your very own BreakFEAST Pancake Bar! It is All-American Breakfast Month after all, and that's a good excuse to me!

It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

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It's easy to host your own Pancake Bar! It's a great idea for weekend brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal! AD

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30 comments:

  1. All the berries! Those pancakes with yogurt and granola look good too! My little dude would pick sprinkles every time! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles!!! Or Lemon juice and sugar! Or peanut butter and nutella!! lol

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  3. I love berries and a bit of maple syrup on my pancakes!

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  4. Jamie that sounds so fun! My grandbabies are coming to the Ranch this month and a breakfast bar would be a blast! I love blueberries on my pancakes but I know the grandbabies will want a little peanut butter on theirs! Cool idea!

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  5. I love topping my pancakes with butter and syrup.

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  6. I would top my pancakes with butter and maple syrup.

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  7. I would top mine with butter syrup and some blueberries. I love pancakes!

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  8. I prefer just butter and syrup. Our kids like blueberry pancakes, but I prefer the plain old variety.

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  9. I would top my pancakes with whipped topping and fresh strawberries.

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  10. Jamie, I love this idea! Lots of yummy toppings to choose from!

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  11. I would top my pancakes with cinnamon apples.

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  12. This is such a fun party idea! We love breakfast!

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  13. I love to top my pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream!

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  14. I like mine topped with southern pecans and vermont maple syrup. Yummmm.....

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  15. I would top my waffles with homemade Strawberry Jam! Dee Fedor Falicki

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  16. I love fresh blueberries and whipped cream. Would love to have this for my 5 grandblessing's when they are here.which is often.

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  17. I would top with nutella and pecans
    meredith
    mammoo84 at yahoo dot com

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  18. This is one fun idea, Jamie! This would appeal to kids and adults alike -- everyone loves pancakes!

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  19. What a seriously FUN idea!!! My kids would think they were in heaven!

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  20. I top my pancakes with a sunny side up egg and syrup.

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  21. I love my pancakes topped with any type of fresh fruit. And syrup, lots and lots of syrup.

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  22. I would top my pancakes with sliced Peaches.

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  23. This is the cutest breakfast idea! I'm so excited to try it with my kiddos!

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  24. Blueberries and whipped cream! Blueberry pancakes are my absolute favorite!

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  25. I would top my pancakes with syrup, cause I'm boring like that. Or if I'm really feeling crazy, I might add some bacon...and sprinkles, gotta have sprinkles, lol

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  26. I Would Top My Pancake With Whipped Cream, Berries And Almonds.
    Entry Name- Heather Hayes Panjon

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  27. For an extra special treat I like to top pancakes with chocolate sauce, bananas and whipped cream

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  28. I would top my pancakes with whipped cream and strawberries.

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  29. I would top my pancakes with butter spray and real maple syrup.

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I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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