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Keeping Weekend Breakfast Alive with Hungry Jack Funfetti Pancakes!

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A few weeks ago I talked about the importance of having a family breakfast and how they can get lost in the hustle and bustle of work, school, and life. We’re still adjusting to life as a family of 4 vs 3 and with a newborn in the home things have been hectic to say the least, but one of the things I’ve been doing is family breakfast on the weekends. Hungry Jack sent over some of their seasonal products to help make our breakfasts delicious and easy and we’ve been putting them to good use!

Hungry Jack Funfetti

Family breakfast gives me and our 3 year old time to do something together since she likes to help me make breakfast. She’s still too little to cook, so she does important things such as putting the mix into a bowl, adding ingredients, and mixing and then I get to do the cooking. The sausage pancake balls I made last time were such a hit with her that I decided to keep up with the theme and this time we made pancake donut holes with our Funfetti Pancake Mix.

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For this I use my cakepop maker, but you can fry them if you don’t have a cakepop maker.

Ingredients:

Donuts:

1 package of Hungry Jack Funfetti Pancake Mix

1 cup water

Glaze:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp milk

red & green food coloring gel

Directions:

Make pancake mix according to package. If using cakepop maker, scoop 1 tbsp of pancake mix into each hole. Cook for a few minutes.

While the donut holes are cooking we mixed up the glaze. Combine sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Divide into two bowls and add a squirt of each color to their own bowl and mix.

Take warm donuts and dip into glaze and then place on wax paper until cool.

Enjoy!

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3 Tips to bring back breakfast to your family:

1. Keep it Simple – You don’t have to go over board and create a fancy breakfast. Something as simple as frozen sausage and pancake mix is more than enough for a family breakfast. It will save you time, stress, and the family will still love it.

2. Make it Fun – Family time is all about having fun. While donut holes and sugary breakfasts aren’t a regular thing in our house, it’s nice to do them once in awhile for fun. Create a pancake bar with fun toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate chips, and fresh fruit. Or make something fun like donut holes with glaze!

3. Use paper plates – Yes, I know. Paper Plates aren’t eco-friendly, BUT sometimes they are a necessary evil and they make life so much easier. Use them them to help cut down on the amount of dishes you’ll have to wash later!

Pancake Donut Holes

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 20 something stay at home mom to 3 kids who spends her days ignoring housework, feeding her social media addiction, and dealing with the shenanigans of her kids. She loves chocolate chip cookies, testing out new products, and all things girly.

Comments

  1. Tiffany Leathem says:

    I would love to try the Cinnamon Spice pancakes. My kids would love them too. I’d serve them with whipped cream.

  2. Love to use the belgian waffle maker and cook up some bacon; the whole family loves the combo.

  3. Lisa Hollinger Barto says:

    I would make pancakes and use them to make breakfast sandwiches with bacon, egg, and cheese!

  4. I would serve French Toast and let everyone pick their own toppings.

  5. I would make crepes since my boys never had crepes and have them put toppings and roll it. My sons enjoy putting food together so this is a good idea.

  6. pinned your image http://www.pinterest.com/pin/255931191298059157/

  7. samantha w says:

    My kids love bacon and pancakes, I’d let my kids pick what special ingredient they would want in their pancakes. (sprinkles, choc chips, etc)

  8. I would make pancakes and bacon for my family! That’s our favorite breakfast to eat together!

  9. Pinned the Grinch cake
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/171418329540690629/

  10. i will make some blueberry pancakes.

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    I would make blueberry pancakes for my family to enjoy

  12. Starr Greenwell says:

    With Hungry Jack pancakes and sausage.

  13. Stephanie V. says:

    make pancakes on sunday mornings and sit down again as a family!!

  14. We need more of a morning routine and I need to make it fun!

  15. Sit at the kitchen table instead of the living room!

  16. I’d try to make breakfast every morning. :)

  17. I’d make fun shaped pancakes.

  18. Allison Downes says:

    I will make some Cinnamon pumpkin pancakes.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I would make it fun to get kids engaged. Love the cakepop maker idea!

  20. rod jackson says:

    We love the big weekend breakfast and I bring it back with hungry jack

  21. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would have Waffle Wednesdays.

  22. blueberry pancakes

  23. Pancakes and bacon

  24. I would make banana pancakes

  25. I would make blueberry waffles.

  26. I’d make pancakes with a buffet of topping choices

  27. Danielle F. says:

    I’d make blueberry pancakes with scrambled eggs on a Sunday morning and we’d eat together in the kitchen as a family.

  28. Danielle F. says:

    I pinned the image:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/530017449867730493/

  29. Barbara Montag says:

    We’d all plan and make the breakfast together – thank you.

  30. Barbara Montag says:

    I pinned the Grinch cake – pretty neat!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/61431982391092623/

  31. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    When everyone is still sleeping, I will cook up a mess of bacon; nobody can resist the smell of bacon!

  32. We all go for huevos rancheros, sometimes wrapped in burritos with extra cheese

  33. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would make some blueberry pancakes.

  34. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I would make it a priority to have pancakes, eggs, and sit down together as a family on the weekends.

  35. Pancakes and susage

  36. By making bacon and pancakes – the smell alone would draw them in!

  37. Jessica Lee says:

    I’d bring back breakfast to my family by making a huge breakfast every weekend. I’m thinking french toast casserole,bacon,sausage, eggs and Orange Juice!

  38. Danielle F. says:

    I visited that Bing site link and would love to have Windows 8.1 – it seems so convenient but I only have Windows 7 on my computer/laptop.

  39. Ann Fantom says:

    We can have chocolate chip pancake Sundays.

  40. Pancakes with scrambled cheesy eggs & bacon.

  41. Christina Domingue says:

    Cooking bacon and eggs for breakfast

  42. Barbara Calder says:

    I just start cooking bacon and nature takes its course.

  43. Kelly McDaniel says:

    I would take it back to old school southern country breakfast with biscuits and gravy but add a little fruit instead of grits because my kids don’t eat grits

  44. Julie Wood says:

    I got a new griddle to make pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage on so we can get back to having delicious breakfasts again. I am off for a week, so I will be able to make a lot of great breakfasts this week.

  45. Marie Stuver says:

    There is just my husband and myself at home now, and we would need to agree that this was important because neither one of us likes to get up early. Then we would need to find things to make that would taste good to both of us, and we have wildly different tastes!! This would be quite a challenge!

  46. You have to make something fun that everyone wants to eat like mickey mouse pancakes :)

  47. bianca roman says:

    i would totally make these funfetti pancakes! my son would think it’s cake!! but i also would make chocolate chip batter and use our new donut maker we bought!!! gotta get them up and going!

  48. courtney b says:

    i would make pancakes bacon and biscuits and gravy!

  49. Susan Chester says:

    I usually just serve cereal and fruit. If I made waffles, my whole family would show up for breakfast!

  50. I would make time and make a big breakfast for my family and sit down and enjoy some quality time with one another

  51. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would make breakfast more often! My family loves to eat breakfast!

  52. Sonya Morris says:

    My older girls love making breakfast for the family so everyone enjoys it.

  53. Dana Rodriguez says:

    We love creative pancakes~have you ever had chocolate chip pancakes?

  54. Dana Rodriguez says:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/1688918584351159/

  55. With waffles and our own fresh picked blackberries.

  56. Becky Richied says:

    I have made my variation of the AM crunch wrap and they keep disappearing out of the freezer and refrigerator….the kids love it.

  57. Designate a day of the week where everyone can eat breakfast together.

  58. Serve pancakes and when the family smells it cooking they’ll hurry down for breakfast

  59. just the smell of them cooking would bring them all running

  60. Jennifer Reed says:

    One way I try to bring breakfast back to my family is by doing as much as I can the night before. I found the recipe for the Blueberry Peach Crisp made with Hungry Jack Complete Blueberry Wheat Flavored Pancake & Waffle Mix on their website and I think this could be made the night before and stuck in the oven in the morning for a quick but delicious family breakfast.

  61. rebecca shockley says:

    I would bring it buffet style! Pancakes. hash-browns, sausage and biscuit’s!

  62. Jill Myrick says:

    We would all cook breakfast together and then sit down at the table to eat and catch up on the week that we have had.

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  63. Hesper Fry says:

    I would make some blueberry pancakes and bacon!

  64. i would make pancakes or Belgian waffles!

  65. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I make pancakes for my family on the weekends.

  66. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would make lots of good food!

  67. tina reynolds says:

    I make pancakes on the weekends a lot of time with strawberrys or chocolate chips

  68. Vikki Billings says:

    I would make some smiley face pancakes with bacon and eggs.

  69. Vikki Billings says:

    I pinned the Grinch cake: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/101964379037328013/

  70. I’d capitulate and make a big, greasy breakfast with hash browns, eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes – but I’d do it only on the weekend – which would be so bad…

  71. Janet W. says:

    Those look delicious! I’d love to make these for my grandsons to enjoy! They would be so excited to eat them.

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