A Fun Way to Make Pancakes for Breakfast


We love to enjoy pancakes at our home but all five of us like something different! I can’t wait to share my fun idea to serve pancakes for breakfast to our entire family.

Blueberry Pancakes for Breakfast

Do you ever feel like a short-order cook? You would think members in the same family would want the same thing for breakfast. But that does not happen in our family when I make pancakes for breakfast. Every order is different! Today I served pancakes on the back porch and had some fun cooking out on our table.

This post is sponsored by Krusteaz.  It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

How to Make Pancakes for Breakfast on the Patio

What do I mean by fun?

Well … I set up a table with everything I needed to make some awesome pancakes … cooked to order. I included our griddle, some delicious Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix, and all of the toppings … blueberries, bananas, raspberries, and chocolate chips.

Then I made some menu cards so my boys could fill out their orders for whatever they want in their pancakes. I made the cards on my computer and they were really easy.

Pancakes on the Patio

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I should probably mention that my boys thought they should fill out their cards the night before so they could sleep a bit longer and wake up to warm pancakes made to order.


They made me laugh and of course I said that was ok. Our boys are grown and they are not home that often so I didn’t mind at all.

Of course, when the cards were filled out, not one of them matched. Every single one was different.

Now you know why I feel like a short-order cook.

Krusteaz Protein Pancake Mix

A Fun Way to Make Pancakes for Breakfast

When you live in a household of all athletes (we have four Division I athletes and I am the fifth, um, “mom-division” athlete) protein is a good thing.

We actually have a drawer in our kitchen that holds protein powder. (I am not sure why but there are three different kinds in the drawer.) I am not kidding!

When I found the Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix the boys were very happy. Plus, it’s delicious, has quality ingredients, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. How awesome is that?

Pancakes for Breakfast

The Krusteaz pancakes are so easy to make. Mix one cup of pancake mix with 2/3 cup of water. Mix (but don’t overmix) and let sit for a bit before you cook them.

The first thing I did was set up the table and make myself a cup of coffee. My favorite breakfast is coffee and pancakes.

Pancakes on the Patio

I warmed up the grill and set out everything to make breakfast.

Making Pancakes on the Patio

I reviewed my “short-order-cook-made-to-order-pancake” orders.

Seriously, there was not a single match.

How to Make Pancakes for Breakfast

I also sent out a group text letting the boys know that breakfast would be served in fifteen minutes. And yes, the coffee was ready for them too.

I started my first order for Matt and Michael. They are usually the first ones down the minute they smell anything cooking. Especially pancakes!

Matt ordered banana and chocolate chips and Michael ordered chocolate chip pancakes.

Blueberry Pancakes

Our griddle is not new … um we need a new one, but don’t these pancakes look amazing?

Krusteaz Protein Pancakes

I must say, this is the most amazing view to have when you are a short-order cook. I loved cooking and enjoying our backyard.

How to Make Pancakes for Breakfast

The Best Blueberry Pancakes

The boys ate their pancakes so fast that I did not have a chance to take any photos.

I did manage to grab a photo of my blueberry pancakes. Don’t they look amazing?

Easy Breakfast Pancakes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a short order quick?

A Short Order Cook works in a restaurant and prepares food that is simple, quick, and easy to cook. Just like pancakes!

How much protein do these pancakes have?

Krusteaz Protein Pancake Mix has 15g of protein per serving and is made with 100% whole grain flour.

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  1. Oh Yumm! I remember when we used to get Krusteaz mix in a blue and yellow bag that Mom kept in the cupboard under the wall oven! I loved that stuff – it smelled great from the second she opened the bag! I’m so glad they’re still here and making fancy varieties too! Choco chips, with raspberries on the side for me, thanks!

  2. Wow Leslie, you are the best mother these boys will probably ever have. I hope they remember all of your efforts 60 yrs from now when you’ll be a little older and need some help here and there.

  3. Love the whole ambiance of the pancake breakfast. Pancakes were always on the menu when my kids were younger and their go to now! ❤️

  4. Wow, what a cute idea. I love it! This is so my family and I Pancakes 🥞 on the grill, and checking off what you type of pancakes each person want. Lovin it!

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