It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a new company called “Mancakes” is ensuring that pancakes are now healthier than ever. Mancakes are gluten free and soy free; they also do not contain artificial ingredients or GMO. High in protein, these pancake mixes come in a variety of flavors, all of which are delicious.
Essentially, each Mancake package is a baking mix that has the ability to create pancakes and waffles and other baked goodies. The flavors include Cinnamon Oat, Maple Bacon, Buttermilk, Light Chocolate, and Pumpkin Spice. It was preferable to cook them with vegetable oil (butter cooked too quickly and stuck to the batter) and water, although milk works quite well. However, do not overmix the batter since that will result in a single thin pancake whereas a properly mixed batter will create robust pancakes. It is worth noting each serving of about ½ cup is enough mix to make four pancakes.
Although all the pancake flavors were delicious, buttermilk and cinnamon oat flavored were the best followed by maple bacon which was delicious although quite strong. The light chocolate flavor was also very tasty although more dessert like than breakfast like (it would make a great Belgian waffle). Because the mixture is rich in protein and fiber the pancakes are very filling and one serving should be more than sufficient.
Mancakes have over 20 grams of protein per serving compared to most pancake mixes which only contain 3 grams per serving. Although seeming geared toward people who participate in serious exercise where the additional protein assists in muscle recovery, Mancakes can be enjoyed by anyone. Individuals who monitor their protein, carb and fat intake will probably find this product to be a good addition to their pantries. As always, anyone with medical conditions or special dietary needs should check with their physician before using this product.
Overall, I give Mancakes 4 out of 5 stars and highly recommend them. To learn more, visit their official website.