Stuck in a Breakfast Rut (But Now I’m Free!)

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Breakfast, for the most part, is easy. For our little Diva, I pop a bowl of oatmeal in the microwave and, 60 seconds later (plus two minutes in the freezer to cool it down), the morning meal is ready. The thing is, I worry about not giving her enough variety when it comes to breakfast.

Lately, I’ve begun looking at other options with the important requirements that they be A) relatively healthy, B) simple to make (from package to plate in less than three minutes), and C) something my two-and-a-half year old likes. One breakfast choice that fits both criteria is Aunt Jemima Lil’ Griddles pancakes.


The silver dollar-sized pancakes are found in the frozen breakfasts section of the grocery store and come in three flavors: regular mini pancakes, blueberry mini pancakes, and cinnamon French toast sticks. So how do they “stack up” when it comes to my three requirements?

A)   HEALTHY – One of the biggest selling points of Aunt Jemima Lil’ Griddles is their “every batch made from scratch” process. The pancakes are made from real ingredients like eggs, milk and sugar. In other words, they take a lot of pride in using authentic ingredients, just like I might use if I were making pancakes myself (but actually had the time).

B)   SIMPLE – Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast Lil’ Griddles are a big help for moms who want to serve her family a warm breakfast in the morning. Unlike making pancakes yourself – which can take waaaay more than three minutes – cooking five Lil’ Griddles only takes 30 seconds in the microwave. That’s right, from freezer to fork in less than a minute!

C)   SOMETHING MY TWO-AND-A-HALF YEAR OLD LIKES – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why it’s important that I give our daughter something she’ll actually eat and enjoy. How did she like these pancakes? She devoured five of them and promptly asked for more. So I made her five more, and she at those too! (Yes, they’re small, but that’s still a lot of pancakes!)

Needless to say, the Lil’ Griddles will become a regular addition to our breakfast routine. The small size also makes it easier to control portion sizes and dish out two or three of them even as an afternoon snack.

Thank you to Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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  1. Thanks for the info! I want to try these for chase!

  2. It’s tough to find breakfast foods that are quick, filling, and not full of a bunch of junk. These look like something I’d give my kids on a weekend morning!

  3. i love the frozen pancakes and stuff that you can just pop in the micro!

  4. Haven’t tried these yet and my kids love mini pancakes! Thanks for sharing!

  5. My toddler might like these. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh how cool is that. I want to try these.

  7. Now THESE need to be in my freezer asap! Such a great idea!! My boys would love to have pancakes more often!

  8. Those are so cute and tiny! My kids would be all over these if i could just find them in our local grocery stores!

  9. wow those actually look really good for a frozen food!!

  10. Yummy!! I want these like right now! might have to give them a try!!

  11. They are so cute! And… I bet they are just delish! I need to find these and try’em 🙂 Thanks!

  12. There’s nothing like a simple breakfast. I go to the gym 5 mornings a week and without a simple solution, I feel rushed, my kids go hungry, and I’m frazzled. My kids LOVE pancakes too. Blueberry are their favorite. OH wait. I lie. They like chocolate chip too.


  13. They look delicious and a great solution for busy parents. I might have to try some of these for myself.

  14. We don’t really eat “breakfast,” but these look super easy to make!

  15. Yummy! We love pancakes at our house.

  16. These look so tasty and petite! I think we’d go through the whole box in one day!

  17. these are perfect size. My kids love pancakes I will have to get some of these

  18. Hold the phone! They have blueberries ones?! This is amazing. Thanks for sharing b/c I didn’t know this and am adding them to my store list right now!

  19. These look good. I will have to try and find them.

  20. These sound so very yummy! Are you sure I can’t eat it through my computer?

  21. Yum! I love quick and easy. I’ll have to check out a box and read the ingredients. We don’t eat things I can’t pronounce. 🙂

  22. yum, these look great. I will have to try them to see if my daughter will eat them. She’s way picky lol

  23. I found these at the commissary recently and we love them!

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