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Even though I’m not usually very hungry in the mornings, breakfast foods are some of my favorites. I often like to eat breakfast foods as a snack or for dinner.
Aldi has sold different kinds of protein pancakes or protein waffles to help you feel more full compared to regular waffles or pancakes. I’ve seen them stock protein pancake and waffle mix as a Regular Buy, along with protein French toast sticks and protein buttermilk and vanilla waffles as limited-edition Aldi Finds.
Recently, I saw Aldi selling Breakfast Best Protein Buttermilk & Chocolate Chip Pancakes as a limited-time special. I decided I’d go ahead and get them. These are sold in the Aldi Find freezer aisle.
These cost $3.99 for a 15.38-ounce bag at the time of purchase, which is about 26 cents per ounce. Other frozen protein pancake brands such as Kodiak at retailers like Walmart cost around 36 cents per ounce (and they might not all have chocolate chips), so the Aldi pancakes look like a good deal. These are a product of Italy.
These are Aldi Finds, so you can only get them in stores for a little while. Each store gets one shipment, and that does not get restocked. Aldi does not have online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store.
One serving size is three pancakes, and there are four servings per bag. Each serving contains 290 calories and 14 grams of protein. Each serving also has 4 grams of saturated fat, 10 grams of total fat, 38 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of added sugars.
If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain egg, milk, soy, and wheat.
The package has directions for heating the pancakes in the microwave or in a conventional oven.
To microwave from frozen, stack pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high as directed below:
- 1 pancake: 30 seconds
- 2 pancakes: 45 seconds
- 3 pancakes: 1 minute and 15 seconds
To heat the pancakes in the oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Arrange frozen pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes or until warm.
We made these for our family for a weekend breakfast. Since these can only be microwaved no more than three at a time, it was more convenient to bake them all at once for about ten minutes.
As for what I thought of these, they were all right. I’m not a huge fan of chocolate chips, but even with that, I enjoyed them. However, there aren’t a lot of chocolate chips in each pancake. Also, I’m not sure if it was just because I let them cool for some time, but I thought that these were harder and less fluffy than some other pancakes I’ve had in the past.
Other than that, the taste was fine. I thought that they could have been a little more flavorful, even though I put butter and syrup on them. As a benefit, I think that the time it took to bake them was reasonable, and since these come ready-to-heat and not as a pancake mix, they’re easy and convenient compared to mixing up batter and making your own pancakes.
All in all, these Breakfast Best Protein Buttermilk & Chocolate Chip Pancakes were okay. I would like to see Aldi sell more varieties of frozen protein pancakes such as blueberry or plain.