I don't know about you, but around here it seems that life just keeps getting busier by the minute. Of course one of the most hectic times of day is the morning. Getting everyone up and dressed and out the door on time is a challenge under even the best of circumstances. Making sure we've had a nutritious breakfast before we go just adds to the stress. But as with all things busy, the best way to tackle the problem is with a game plan!
First things first, mornings go faster when there isn't an argument. So, picking breakfast staples that the kids are going love but you agree with is a number one priority. That's where these Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas come in. They are delicious, nutritious and fun to eat! Not to mention you can make a whole stack of pancakes on the weekend and put the extras in the fridge to use during the week. It makes breakfast ready in and instant and puts a smile on the kiddos faces. It doesn't get much better than that!
These wholesome gems come together with just a few ingredients. Hungry Jack® Pancake & Waffle Mix is a great place to start. I makes delicious, hearty pancakes in a matter of minutes and all you need is water and a pan! The next part is my new favorite. Peanut butter with maple flavor built right in. You read that right! Jif® Flavored Spreads has new spreads with naturally flavored maple or cinnamon built right in. They have no artificial ingredients, are gluten free and non-GMO too! Either flavor would work great for these but I chose the maple variety and you should just smell how good it smells when you open the lid. Of course you need some syrup if you are going to have pancakes. Hungry Jack® Syrup has the perfect bottle that can be warmed in the microwave. See, we're all about ease here! An apple or two and some chopped nuts and a hearty breakfast pizza is born.
In addition to saving you time and hassle, I am also all about saving a little money. So here's the best part of this game plan. The pancake mix, syrup and maple flavored spread all have mPerks Offers right now at Meijer! They also have an in-store demo on September 4th. So load up your mPerks account to save $0.75 each on Hungry Jack® Pancake & Waffle mix, Jif® Flavored Spread and Hunry Jack® Syrup! Here, I mapped the whole thing out for you!
Now that we have the shopping taken care of, it is time to make breakfast! Make a couple of batches of pancakes on Saturday morning and sit the family down to a nice breakfast together. Put the extra pancakes in the refrigerator and pull one or two out for a quick weekday breakfast. Spread a little maple peanut butter on, throw in some slices of apple and hit the door. Fold it like a taco or eat it like a pizza. It is grab-n-go and practically mess free! See, mornings are going to be a breeze!
I thought it would be fun to grate some apple to make it look like cheese on the pizza. They really did look great. Of course you could save yourself some time and chop or slice them instead. No matter how you decide to cut your apple, these are sure to be a hit. My little guy thought it was so much fun to eat his little pizza. I'm not going to lie, I thought it was a lot of fun too!
Peanut Butter Apple Pancake PizzasIngredients:
Hungry Jack Pancake Mix
Maple or Cinnamon flavored Jif
Hungry Jack Syrup
- Make the pancakes according to the package directions. I made mine about 4 oz each, but a plate sized pizza would be fun for bigger kids!
- I found the apples grated easiest for me if I pealed them first. I also did some unpeeled and chopped. Both tasted great, but the grated apples looked more like cheese on a pizza!
- Warm up your Hungry Jack Syrup and drizzle over the apples.
- Top with chopped nuts.
- Sit back and watch the smiles!