I recently got to try out the new Batter Blaster, pancake and waffle batter. I have to admit I was a little leery at first (batter? in a can?), but after reading a bit about Batter Blaster, I decided to give it a try. Batter Blaster is a can (similar in size to a can of whipped cream) of pancake batter. You turn the can upside down and depress the tip to dispense the batter onto your griddle or waffle iron.
The reason I agreed to try it was because it looked fun, and because it's organic and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives which tend to make Jackson and Clayton go into orbit. This was fun and easy to use and my kids liked using it too!
You just squirt the batter out onto your griddle. Thank you for demonstrating Savannah. (Note my beautiful old Harvest Gold stove!)
pancakes getting torn apart because I can't read directions and didn't grease the pan. After I threw a little butter on the pan, I was able to flip the pancakes right over without chiseling them off my old, not-so-non-stick griddle.
Then we had a little fun with them. I made initials for each of the kids. You can use Batter Blaster to easily make shapes and designs. I remember, as kids, my sister and I would ask our mom to make us snowmen, and candy canes, and Mickey Mouse, and hearts, and all sorts of goofy shaped pancakes. And she obliged! I don't know how she did it with a spoon, but I'm not that nice and I don't make special shapes for my kids. Of course, I have 6 kiddos and who has time to sculpt specially shaped pancakes for that many? But with Batter Blaster, it's really easy to squirt the batter out in different shapes. Cool, huh?
One can (which is recyclable and doesn't contain any ozone-depleting CFCs) makes about 28 four inch pancakes. I only had one pancake because my kids chowed down the rest of them. My kids loved them and asked me to get Batter Blaster again. I thought the pancake tasted good, but was slightly chewy. Then again, I'm used to my recipe that I use to makes pancakes by scratch.
Still, this is a fun treat and it's perfect for camping! No bowls or measuring cups or whisks needed. I don't have to pack flour, vanilla, eggs, baking powder, etc. to make the gang pancakes. I also think this would be good to have on hand for those nights that you just don't get around to planning dinner and want to cook something fast yet nutritious for your family. My kids love when I make breakfast for dinner! I will definitely get this again in the future.
Batter Blaster is giving away 3 FREE cans of their pancake/waffle batter to my readers! Just leave me a comment here and I'll pick 3 random winners on Friday, September 5. To avoid confusion, please leave at least a first name and last initial with your comment so I can identify the winners. Comments that do not include a name will not be entered in this contest.