By Marissa Bognanno, The Frugal Diet contributing Chef, Zumba Instructor, & Author of "The Boot" Blog
There are a lot of things I wish existed in Italy, but not having those things gives me a great excuse to indulge whenever I return. Pancakes are on that list. So is Trader Joe’s. They have a pumpkin pancake mix that seemed too delicious to pass up, though I usually reserve those flavors for Fall. Now, I am no pancake expert, but these were quite simply, bomb.
[a mixing bowl with an easy pouring spout is key.]
[the first few were duds (i still ate them) but the next batch was spot on!]
They were highly cinnamon-y and full of robust pumpkin flavor, but these babies are hearty so stick with two and you'll be ready to face the day head on! (I had about 4 3/4 and I think it will be a long time before I even look at another pancake.)