Batter Blaster – Pancake batter in a can

by foodhoe on September 11, 2008

The product is a multipurpose pancake and waffle batter in a can.  According to the manufacturer’s website, it’s organic too and is powered by ozone-layer friendly C02, not like the nitrous oxide propellant found in the adjacent whipped cream canister below.  Imagine that, ready-made pancake batter you can store in your refrigerator at the ready for when you have a craving for a pancake or two… no mixing of batter, and no messy clean up!

The technique used is familiar to anyone who has used whipping cream in a can, or cheese whiz… shake the can well, turn upside down and press the nozzle firmly until stuff comes out.  It’s easy enough that I took this picture holding my camera in the left hand while I artfully spiraled the batter –  well clumsily splurted wobbly rounds onto the pan…

I do have some experience making pancakes, and waited until the batter puffed up and began to form bubbles before flipping them over.

Look at the light fluffy cakes… this is very unlike my usual flat burnt flapjacks!  It took me a few tries but I got some very good pancakes.

Here is the simple classic, butter and maple syrup.

I am very fond of savory breakfasts and in fact, sweets aren’t my fuel of choice to get going in the morning, I need protein and grease!  So to add more fat and protein to the mix, I smeared a pancake with peanut butter and drizzled on maple syrup and this is a very good combination.  If you look closely on the right side of the pancake, you can see a gossamer thin frilly netting that began forming on the later pancakes, very pretty and completely on purpose.

Ahhh, peanut butter with a bit of my favorite blenheim apricot jam, topped with a few dollops of whipped cream…

This was buttered first then I went to town with the whipped cream and drizzled warmed syrup over that.   Dang, I forgot I had some delicious walnuts that would have been so good toasted and sprinkled on top.

Well, I am certainly excited to find this item, because Mr. K has no interest in pancakes, so it hasn’t made sense for me to mix up a batch of batter to make a shortstack for just me.  But with this fine product, you can make just a few flapjacks as needed and keep the rest in the fridge!  Genius!  Now, my only problem is that I don’t know where to get them!  According to the location finder on their website, there are no stores selling within a 100 mile radius…  Arrrrgh!  But an internet search reveals that these are carried by Costco but you have to buy a three-pack.  This is do-able people, very do-able.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirk September 12, 2008 at 9:04 am

Hi FH – LOL! Looks like real pancakes! I saw a demo…actually smelled it first at Costco. And the first urge I had was to just open wide and squirt the thing straight into my mouth…….

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Passionate Eater September 12, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Pancake batter in a can is probably the best invention ever! Thanks for the introduction to this wonderful canned food, and for the idea of adding plenty of addl deliciousness to get the “gossamer thin frilly netting!”

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Mrs. L September 12, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Check out Whole Foods as I’ve found them there or your nearest gourmet supermarket. Down here in San Jose you can find them at Cosentinos and Lunardis too. These are great for “special” occasions (like witting initials for birthdays or making Mickey Mouse ear pancakes the day you leave for Disneyland!)

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foodhoe September 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm

kirk, is that what you do with cheez whiz?
PE, I love new technology! That frilly stuff was awfully cute
Mrs. L, I will check out Whole Foods, and I like the idea of writing initials with the batter – great idea!

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grace September 13, 2008 at 3:27 am

so they taste good? who am i kidding, anything would taste good doused in syrup, butter, jam, peanut butter, and/or whipped cream. :)

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Lisa September 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Pancake batter in a can?! Genius!

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Carol A. October 11, 2008 at 9:49 am

This is the greatest invention ever! Extra yummy if you cook the pancakes in butter instead of oil or Pam.

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sharon March 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

we are living in Palm Springs CA and have called every store in the area and none has the batter blaster. we love it for the rv and we are 2 old people that cannot eat a full batch of homemade batter at home. HELP me find a source.

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