Our Pancake Bread Is Way Better Than Trader Joe’s

Sorry, not sorry.

Pancake Bread

Pancake Bread

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

Ah, pancake bread. For those who haven’t tried this cross between pancakes and coffee cake, allow us to introduce you. The hearty, golden-brown loaf — a fan-favorite at Trader Joe’s — is ideal for mornings when you’re craving pancakes, but don’t have time to whip up a short stack. The bread is baked with butter and maple syrup (your favorite pancake toppings!) and topped with a brown sugar-cinnamon streusel that’s basically irresistible. That being said, there is something we should clear up right now: Our pancake bread is better than Trader Joe’s.

Yup, we said it. And it’s a bold statement, but hear us out. Though TJ’s pancake bread is full of buttery, buttermilk pancake-flavored goodness, we took ours to the next level by upping the maple syrup and brown sugar. That way, our bread is a bit sweeter (so key for pairing with salted butter) and incredibly moist. Oh, and feel free to double the sweet, crumbly topping — after all, there’s no limits when you make your own.

Get the Recipe: Pancake Bread

Bonus? You can make our recipe from the comfort of your kitchen, all snuggled up in your favorite PJ’s. Plus, it keeps well in the freezer, so your next slice is never too far away. To reheat, all you need to do is toast, add a smear of butter, drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy — without ever needing to leave the house.

Sorry, Trader Joe’s! We had to give ourselves the crown on this one. If it’s any consolation, we still love your cookie butter (and Two-Buck Chuck, peanut butter-filled pretzels, Unexpected Cheddar, you get the point).

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