My family loves eating pancakes anytime of the day. It’s one of the many reasons I am thrilled to partner with the J.M. Smucker Company to tell you about PANCAKE-ISMS and some great new Hungry Jack products.
But first I want to show you my lemony pancakes with berries…
I ate these delicious protein-packed lemon infused pancakes for lunch. If you’re feeling a wee bit jealous right now, don’t worry. I’ll tell you how to make your own.
Protein-packed pancakes? That’s right! One of the new products I have to share with you is Hungry Jack Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix. It has a whopping 10 grams of protein, making it easy for you to eat a balanced breakfast (or lunch) with or without meat.
I am always looking for ways to get more protein into my family’s diet. especially in the morning. Having a protein-filled breakfast will help you feel fuller longer. Did you know that protein is essential in developing and maintaining lean muscle? Just another reason to try Hungry Jack Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix!
In addition to the new Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix, I’m also glad to share that there’s a newly updated 27.6 oz. Hungry Jack Original Syrup that fits perfectly into the microwave.
You don’t ever want to put cold syrup on a piping hot stack of pancakes. I love how easy this is!
I like to keep things simple, so my lemony pancakes are oh-so easy to make! Since I put lemon slices into my water throughout the day, I am always trying to find new ways to use lemon zest. Adding a little lemon zest to your prepared pancake mix gives it a fresh lemony flavor.
My nieces prefer chocolate chip pancakes while my mom and son both loves banana pancakes. But I prefer to eat my pancakes with some fresh berries. Simple goodness.
Lemony Pancakes with Berries
(one generous serving)
1 cup Hungry Jack Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix
3/4 cup water
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup fresh berries
Hungry Jack Original Syrup (use however much you like)
In a bowl, combine pancake mix and water. Gently stir with a spoon or whisk, being careful to not over mix. The batter will be slightly lumpy and that’s okay. If you over-mix you’ll get thin pancakes. Gently stir in the zest of one lemon.
Grease a pan with a small amount of vegetable oil. A paper towel works great for this. Place on a burner set to medium-high heat. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which ‘dance’ around the pan.
Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and tip to spread out or spread with spoon.
When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side. About 1 1/2 minute per side.
Stack them up and top with syrup, berries and additional lemon zest, if desired.
Hungry Jack challenged me to come up with my own PANCAKE-ISM.
What are PANCAKE-ISMS? A Hungry Jack Pancake-ism is a hearty bite of worldy wisdom, served with a side of wit. Some are short and sweet, and others are a little more reflective, with an unexpeced twist. However you stack it, Pancake-isms are the perfect mix of racing, pancakes, and satisfying straight-shooting humor.
Are you wondering why racing is part of the mix? You might recall that I recently joined Hungry Jack and the JTG Daugherty Racing Team for a weekend of NASCAR. That was SO MUCH FUN! Hungry Jack is a proud sponsor of JTG Daugherty Racing’s No. 47 Chevrolet and driver AJ Allmendinger. I am happy to admit that they have made a racing fan out of me.
I brake for pancakes.
Yup. That’s what I came up with. I brake for pancakes is my Pancake-ism. Here are some Pancake-ism examples, provided courtesy of Hungry Jack:
- Slow and steady wins the race. Especially if that race is eating pancakes.
- A wise man once said, bun rubber, not pancakes.
- If you come to a fork in the road, follow the 0path les taken. See a fork in a pancake? Pick it up and eat it, before someone else does.
- Rookies do donuts. Professionals do pancakes.
Aren’t those so much fun?
I would love for you to come up with your own Pancake-ism! You can share it on social media with the #BeYourOwnJack hashtag and tag me @aboutamom if you want.
Here’s some exciting news for Hungry Jack and NASCAR fans!
Starting in October, fans can ask Hungry Jack questions directly! All you need to do is use #AskJack and you will receive a response with a hearty dose of Jack’s Wisdom right from the brand and a chance to win prizes and racing swag!
Also three times during the NASCAR racing season, Hungry Jack NASCAR driver partner AJ Almendinger will send out a call to his fans and Racing Rewards members to use #AskJack and #Promo. Fans who participate during any of the three times happening in October, November and January will be rewarded with Jack’s wisdom in the form of a pancake-ism! Those who participate and send it their own pancake-isms may also be featured on the Hungry Jack website, Facebook page, and JTG Daugherty social pages, so the wisdom can be shared to fans everywhere!
How cool is that?!
It’s giveaway time!
Two lucky About a Mom reader will each win an array of Hungry Jack product samples! Giveaway is open to US, and ends on September 11, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Void where prohibited. Prizing provided by Hungry Jack.
Lemony Pancakes with Berries
- 1 cup Hungry Jack Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix
- 3/4 cup water
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup fresh berries
- Hungry Jack Original Syrup use however much you like
- In a bowl, combine pancake mix and water. Gently stir with a spoon or whisk, being careful to not over mix. The batter will be slightly lumpy and that's okay. If you over-mix you'll get thin pancakes. Gently stir in the zest of one lemon.
- Grease a pan with a small amount of vegetable oil. A paper towel works great for this. Place on a burner set to medium-high heat. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which 'dance' around the pan.
- Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) into pan and tip to spread out or spread with spoon. When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side. About 1 1/2 minute per side.
- Stack them up and top with syrup, berries and additional lemon zest, if desired.