Trader Joe’s Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes Review

Trader Joe's Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Pancakes have long been a breakfast staple, but they’re not friendly to all diets. People that avoid gluten or dairy products have limited options for their first meal of the day. Thankfully, Trader Joe’s Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes can be enjoyed even if you have dietary restrictions.

Once you crack your box open, you’ll see that these pancakes are sectioned off into packages of three. This is ideal if you’re just looking to cook up a single serving, but it poses a problem when it comes time to heat your food up. The pancakes are completely frozen together; we couldn’t separate them no matter how hard we tried.

Trader Joe's Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Originally, we’d planned on heating these up in the toaster oven. Since that proved to be impossible, we opted for our microwave instead. Luckily, Trader Joe’s recommends heating these up in stacks. We tossed them in the microwave for a minute and 30 seconds, and our breakfast was ready to eat.

Trader Joe's Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

These pancakes aren’t a perfect match for the texture of regular pancakes — the ones that are loaded with dairy and gluten — but we’re glad to report that these are absolutely delicious, especially when drizzled with syrup. The pancakes might be dairy-free, but these still mimic the sweet and creamy taste of buttermilk pancakes. They’re on the softer side, but they’re not spongy, and they’re easy to cut with a fork.

We did find that our pancakes were slightly hard in a few spots along the edges. We suspect that this problem could have been avoided if we’d heated the pancakes in the oven or the toaster rather than the microwave. If you’re patient enough to let these pancakes thaw for a bit before you cook them, we’d definitely recommend heating them that way.

If you eat gluten and dairy, you can find all sorts of breakfast options in the freezer aisle. If you’re trying to avoid certain ingredients, Trader Joe’s Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes are the perfect way to treat yourself to this breakfast favorite. You really can’t go wrong with a big stack of hot pancakes!

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Trader Joe's Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes
Trader Joe's Gluten & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes