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Pancakes are one of our favorite weekend breakfasts in our house. There’s nothing like waking up on a relaxing day when you don’t have to go anywhere right away and taking a little time to make a full breakfast. Our weekend breakfasts almost always include eggs of some kind — scrambled, over easy, omelets, etc — along with some type of meat such as sausage or bacon. If we’re feeling really indulgent, we’ll also make some kind of breakfast carb like biscuits, waffles, or pancakes.
During a recent run to Dollar Tree, I discovered the deep discounter actually sells frozen waffles and frozen pancakes. Here, I’m taking a look at Dollar Tree pancakes.
Creations Supreme Traditions Buttermilk Pancakes cost $1.25 for an 8-ounce box that contains eight pancakes. That comes out to about 16 cents per pancake.
For comparison, at the time of publication, I found Great Value brand pancakes at Walmart for about 14 cents per pancake if you buy a box of 24, while a box of 12 Great Value pancakes at Walmart cost about 17 cents per pancake. Meanwhile, a 24-count box of name brand Hungry Jack pancakes cost about 22 cents per pancake at Walmart.
So you might be able to find a better deal than the Dollar Tree pancakes if you purchase other store-brand pancakes in larger packages, but the price difference is fairly small, and these dollar store pancakes are a lot cheaper than many name brand frozen pancakes.
These Dollar Tree pancakes are distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc., which is the company that operates Dollar Tree stores.
Ingredients include water, unbleached enriched wheat flour, dextrose, sugar, soybean oil, whole eggs, buttermilk, baking powder, and salt.
If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain eggs, milk, soy, and wheat.
Two pancakes make up one serving, which will net you 120 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (2% DV), no saturated fat, 160 mg of sodium (7% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), and 5 grams of added sugars (9% DV).
The box has heating directions for the microwave, conventional oven, or toaster oven.
To microwave these pancakes, place the desired number of frozen pancakes on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high as follows until warm.
- 1 pancake: 25-30 seconds
- 2 pancakes: 40-45 seconds
- 3 pancakes: 1 minute to 1 minute and 15 seconds
To bake in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place frozen pancakes on a sheet pan and cover with foil. Bake for 5 minutes or until hot. For a crispier texture, bake uncovered.
To toast, set the toaster to the lightest or lowest heat setting. Remove pancakes from plastic wrap. Place one pancake in each toaster slot. Toast for one or two toaster cycles or until warm.
I baked these pancakes in the oven and served them for “brinner” with butter and syrup alongside some sausage patties and cheesy scrambled eggs. The pancakes are fluffy and spongey and taste similar to other frozen grocery store pancakes I’ve eaten. In fact, my husband remarked that if he didn’t know they were Dollar Tree pancakes, he would have assumed they were pancakes from a traditional large grocery store.
My family all liked these just fine, and I could see the benefits of keeping a box or two in the freezer for both lazy weekend brunches and quick, easy microwavable breakfasts on busy mornings.
Creations Supreme Traditions Buttermilk Pancakes at Dollar Tree taste like any other frozen grocery store pancakes we’ve tried. These are surprisingly good for an inexpensive dollar store frozen food.