Confetti Pancakes: Let's Get This Party Started -- After Lunch

Amy Jo Jones

aunt jemima's confetti pancakes
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Aunt Jemima
has a new item in the freezer section of grocery stores across the country: Frozen Confetti Pancakes. When my 5-year-old and I were out shopping, he spotted a box, and I considered taking them home. I believe I even picked up the box with the intention of buying them. Then I thought about it some more. Do I really need to serve up pancakes with confetti in them?

I'm not sure I need to make pancakes with rainbow sprinkles in them. Now, I admit that I serve my kids frozen blueberry waffles. I do. I even eat them myself once in a while.

I also realize that the blueberries in those aren't real, fresh blueberries. They're a dehydrated-blueberry-like-substance. But still, I can feed those to my children in good conscience because waffles with fruit in them are a breakfast food.

Pancakes with rainbow sprinkles are just -- not. According to the nutritional information on the box, one serving of confetti pancakes has 20 grams of sugar. That's about twice as much sugar as you'll find in a plain buttermilk variety. 

Remember the fun and pretty rainbow pancakes? I can see dishing up a stack of those for a special occasion or a birthday treat. I feel the same way about the Confetti Pancakes. It's nice to know they're out there, but I don't plan on stockpiling a supply in my freezer.

What do you think? Do you like confetti in the morning? Would you like some in your breakfast every day?

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