Doughnuts are not our friends. I know that's a harsh statement but it's true. I have had to accept that they are not the nutritional powerhouse food as my dreams would suggest.
However, in defense of the mighty doughnut there is one indisputable positive attribute of a doughnut and that is their portablily. (Definition: the ability to be portable as well as the ability to make me portly!) That is why our Bacon Stuffed Breakfast Shaper is the PERFECT Back-to-School accessory! Grab n' Go breakfasts have never been easier or more delicious. With these molds you can shape pancakes or eggs into easy to travel pockets of breakfast fun. The example above are pancakes stuffed with peanut butter and bananas or raspberry jam. Super easy whether using a mix or my family's recipe which I will share below. As the name would imply, you can also layer in bacon or whatever other stuffing you and/or your family would find irresistible.
For more whimsical pancakes, I used the Tovolo Whale Breakfast Shaper. We do a whole line of Breakfast Shapers from a basic round, ideal for bagel sandwiches to pigs, anchors, and yes, whales.
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1 T sugar (you could add maple syrup instead)
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 T butter, melted
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add milk and eggs and stir until just incorporated, then add butter. Some lumps left are ok - you want to mix until all the ingredients are incorporated but not to the point of over mixing. Ideally, pour onto a griddle over medium heat. (you can use a non stick skillet as well) Wait until bubbles form around the edges and then flip over. Remember that the first pancake always gets thrown out - that is the best way to determine whether your heat is too high or too low.