Batter Blaster

Ok, I admit it. I’m a sucker for new products. If I see a new flavor of Doritos, I must try it. A new flavor of Blue Bell – it’s in the cart. So when I happened to see this odd product in the refriderated section of my local grocery store, I just couldn’t resist buying it. It’s called Batter Blaster and it’s pancake batter in a whipped topping style squirt can! Crazy, huh?! And it’s even organic – not that I have really been concerned about whether our pancake batter is organic or not. But in case I was ever worried about it then this product would relieve my fears.

However,  my husband  (aka the king of pancakes) had his own fears when I asked him to use the Batter Blaster instead of his usual pancake batter this morning for our ritual of weekend morning pancakes. But, being the good sport that he is, he gave it a shot!

It was quite interesting. The batter shoots out of the can just like whipped topping but quickly oozes into regular pancake circles. They were a little thicker than our usual pancakes and the texture was a bit chewy. But the biggest problem we had with them is that they cooked phenomenally fast. By the time the edges of the pancakes were just barely starting to look cooked and those little bubbles appeared, well, by then it was too late and the pancake was burned on one side. We liked the idea of the Batter Blaster but never could figure out that microscopic window of time that we had to flip the pancakes where they weren’t undercooked and drippy or overcooked and burnt.

8 Comments

  1. Wow- I’ve never seen or heard of that. What will they think of next :).

  2. How funny – it’s organic. I wonder how the eco-friendly folks are dealing with the propellants needed to put that gunk in a spray can. Seems kinda like a wash to me.

    I’ll stick with pancakes from regular old batter. But thanks for the review!!

    By the way, about how many pancakes do you get out of the can, and how much does it cost?

  3. Don't Start None...There Won't be none says:

    That’s crazy!

  4. I have a thing for new products too. (the after dark taco doritos…a winner) I’m glad you tried this one before i did!

  5. Texas Mama, I’m sorry but we can’t recall how many pancakes it made. If I had to guess I’d say it was 10 but I do know it was less than the can said it made – and we didn’t eat them anyway. I don’t remember what I paid for it either – it was pancakes in a can! I didn’t care how much it cost, I HAD to try it 🙂

    Andie, after dark taco rocks but so does their after dark jalepeno poppers!

  6. I am a little concerned about the chewy nature of the pancakes. My husband is like you…anything new or “as seen on TV” is in our house. Sham wow, anyone?

  7. May be good for a camping trip. But it looks like you’d have to cook over really low heat (which might work for me since I cant ever get a fire going anyway).

  8. bughunter says:

    Great for camping. I burned my first few, too, using my Coleman camp stove and a cast iron griddle. For success, cook them on lower heat than you expect.

    At home, I find that these make better waffles than pancakes. They don’t burn in the waffle iron, and make nice crispy-chewy waffles. (Perhaps this is why they burn on a pancake griddle?)

    Convenience can’t be beat (esp. cleanup – if you cook on cast iron, just wipe the skillet with a dry paper towel). Cost is rather expensive (about $1.50 per serving compared to maybe $0.20 per serving for dry mixes, counting eggs and milk). Taste is good, better than one expects in fact, but not awesome like an honest-to-goodness made-from-scratch pancake.

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