Trader Joe's Just Combined Your Two Favorite Carbs Into the Ultimate Snack
The popular grocery chain surprised shoppers with the release of their new Pancake Bread.
No offense to the Cookie Butter fans of the world, but a new breakfast food has been spotted on Trader Joe's shelves, and it just may be the grocery chain's best product of all time. Before you begin to argue the virtues of Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi or their frozen food section in its entirety, let us first introduce you to TJ's Pancake Bread.
Word of the grocery store's newest breakfast food first spread via Instagram, when snack-centric accounts like JunkBanter began posting photos of Pancake Bread. At first glance, the packaging itself is all the information we need to know that this carb mashup arrived just in time to ruin our New Year's resolutions.
The bread label describes the product as "a twist on a buttermilk short stack, baked into a sweet, moist loaf." Infused with real maple syrup and topped with fragrant cinnamon and a layer of crumbly streusel, each 15-ounce loaf is a steal at just $3.99.
Fans fortunate enough to have already tried a taste of the treat claim that it presents like a rich coffee cake, with one TJ's customer commenting, "Is it weird I want to make French toast with this?" Another Instagram commenter even went so far as to boldly ask the unspoken question that was on all our minds: "Isn't pancake bread just...cake?"
While we're unsure of the loaf's exact ingredients, we like to think Trader Joe's latest treat tastes like a delicious mashup of perfectly fluffy pancakes paired with your grandma's homemade coffee cake. Sure, it sounds sinful, but the Pancake Bread also sounds like the ideal grab-and-go breakfast that doesn't require you to bust out the griddle.
In the unfortunate (and very likely) event that your local Trader Joe's is completely sold out of the sweet stuff, we tracked down a brunch-ready recipe that should satisfy your sweet tooth. Make our sheet pan buttermilk pancakes by following the recipe here, and best of luck tracking down a Pancake Bread loaf to call your own.