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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!
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?!
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.
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 ….
- assorted fresh berries
- assorted fresh fruit – bananas, peaches, pineapple, mango, kiwi, pomegranate seeds, etc …
- chocolate chips
- mini marshmallows
- marshmallow fluff
- assorted nuts
- peanut butter
- chocolate hazelnut spread
- apple pie filling
- dried cranberries
- lemon curd
- caramel or chocolate sauce
- canned frosting
- whipped cream
- Hungry Jack© syrup – it’s the ONLY syrup in a microwaveable bottle!
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.
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?!
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!
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!
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 8×10-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!
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