TJ’s Pumpkin Cornbread Pancakes

One of my favorite places to go lately is Trader Joe’s, (I know, a grocery store. Sad, huh?)

Their food is always fun and different, and seems to be a lot healthier than the stuff you get at a regular grocery store.

And they have the otter! They have this little stuffed otter they hide around the store for kids to find. When they find it, they tell a TJ’s employee and they get a sucker. I don’t think it’s an otter in every store. I’ve heard some stores have unicorns…

So, the kids love shopping there too! There’s the excitement of finding the little guy, and then once found, they get suckers. Both are entertained the entire shopping trip.

No, Trader Joe’s did not pay me to write this post. I just really, really love it there. And now that it’s fall…you guessed it! Pumpkin flavored everything at TJ’s!!

We went there the other day and my husband picked out some pumpkin corn bread mix. I thought it was random and weird, but whatevs, it’s pumpkin.

A few days later, I was craving pancakes for breakfast.

From what I understand, people often crave these in the morning, but never me. I’m a waffles kind of girl, so when I wanted pancakes, I REALLY wanted them. I remembered the mix my husband got, and thought, hmmmmmm…..

I made the batter following the cornbread mix directions with the help of the 3 year old, (I only used half in case it was terrible).Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread PancakesI also added some chocolate chips, because, well, they’re delicious. (My little lady got a bit overzealous with the chocolate chips though, we’ll probably do a few less next time…)Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread PancakesTrader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread PancakesThese were the best pancakes I’ve ever had! They didn’t need syrup or anything on top, and the texture was amazing!Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread PancakesNow, if you’re into the “cakey” type pancakes, then maybe you should stick to TJ’s actual pumpkin pancake mix. But me? If I were to choose, I would get the cornbread again. They were a hit with the family too.Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread PancakesTrader Joe's Pumpkin Cornbread PancakesNext time we go, we are definitely going to try the pumpkin ice cream-I’ve been hearing very good things!!

What’s your favorite fall flavor?

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  • Reply andthreetogo

    I never knew about the stuffs animal hunt! That’s awesome! I miss trader joes, especially their body and vitamin selection. So inexpensive. 🙂

    September 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      You’re right! I didn’t even mention that! They are so inexpensive!

      September 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply threeboysandamom

    Yum these look so good. I coming to your house!

    September 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I have never been to a trader joes!!!! They are finally building some in south florida, so I will be making my first trip very soon! These look fantastic!

    September 21, 2014 at 1:25 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      That’s exciting! They have so many fun, interesting snacks to try. Their food is healthier, and they have a great (inexpensive) selection of wines.

      September 21, 2014 at 6:29 am
  • Reply De Divah Deals

    These look good, I made Pumpkin Cupcakes today but after dinner was too full to try one, so don’t know how tasty they turned out. Have a wonderful week.

    September 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Valerie

    Oh, YUM!! I love pumpkin! Pumpkin ice cream? Yes, please!

    September 22, 2014 at 4:30 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      I got the ice cream the other day, it was so delicious!!

      September 22, 2014 at 7:15 am
  • Reply melissajane01

    Those look really good! We go to Trader Joes a few times a month. I’ve never heard of a stuffed animal hunt. I’ll have to ask. They do have a cool little train though.

    September 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      The animal hunt is genius! My daughter loves going grocery shopping (at TJ’s anyway).

      September 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Tricia the Good Mama

    Yum! Pumpkin and cornbread sounds like a great combination. I really should go to Trader Joes. I haven’t checked it out yet!

    September 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      You should! And when your little one is old enough, I bet he would like looking for the hidden animal.

      September 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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