Can’t Decide Between Pancakes or Waffles? The Panwaffle Is Here!

October 10, 2019

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Panwaffle. Photos and opinions are our own.

It should be no surprise that, as a breakfast-loving family, we enjoy making breakfast at home. Most mornings we whip up scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches, and the occasional eggs in a nest.

On weekends we’ll play around a little more, and our 11-year-old Will especially loves making anything sweet. He’s an expert at French toast, and he works the waffle iron like a champ.

Some days he can’t decide which sweet breakfast he’d like to make, so of course we found it amusing when we were introduced to the Panwaffle.

The gimmick with the Panwaffle is that it ends the debate between waffles or pancakes. It’s a hinged, non-stick pan that features both flat and molded sections. With one pour of batter, you get a creation that’s part-waffle, part-pancake.

We’ve been tinkering with the pan for a few weeks and have had some fun with it. We’ll whip up our own homemade batter or use a boxed mix. Either way, it’s business as usual – you don’t have to modify the recipe for the pan.

Once get the pan is warmed up with a medium heat on the stovetop – and in our experience you don’t have to grease it – you fill the center section with batter and close the lid. It’ll push the batter to out the edges, automatically creating both the waffle and the pancake effect.

In our experience, you need to flip the pan halfway through, otherwise one side of the waffle doesn’t get as browned as we prefer.

While they’re cooking, we’ll whisk up some homemade whipped cream.

And we’ll prep all sorts of toppings: fresh fruit, shaved coconut, chocolate chips, and real maple syrup.

The panwaffles are easy enough to make, and they cook pretty quickly, so you can set up pancake/waffle bar and let everyone top and drizzle to their heart’s content.

It terms of consistency, it’s more like a pancake than a waffle; you can leave the pan on the oven longer to get that signature waffle crisp, but then you risk over-cooking the pancake. And no one wants that, right?

Still, the end product looks pretty fun. It’s hard to resist a decent pancake, especially with fresh whipped cream, fruit, and maple syrup.

The Panwaffle comes apart easily, and has been very easy to clean. It has rubber handles that insulate well. The whole contraption can also go in the dishwasher.

Interested in trying the Panwaffle for yourself? You can find it on Amazon and on Shopify. Get it through Shopify with the code BfastFam and you’ll get $5 off your order!

Happy Breakfasting!

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Panwaffle. Photos and opinions are our own.

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