The Best Cinnamon Funfetti Pancakes

My Mom’s pancakes are my all-time favorite pancakes. Whenever I go out to a restaurant, I don’t typically like ordering pancakes, because I know they can never compare to my Mom’s.  A little biased? Yes, but I can’t help it.  So what’s this delectable secret to why my Mom has the best pancakes? Aunt Jemima Pancake mix. Wait, she uses boxed mix? There’s no way that can be better than from scratch. Well, on a level, I agree with you that nothing’s better than scratch, but after tasting my Mom’s pancakes, I have a new faith in boxed-based recipes. See, this recipe doesn’t just follow the box instructions; it improves upon a solid pancake foundation.


The two secret, but crucial, ingredients in this box-based mix are applesauce and vanilla extract. For some reason boxed mixes forgo the flavoring step, and I feel like that really limits the recipe.


I add just a tablespoon or so of cinnamon applesauce, some vanilla extract, and just a dash of almond extract, to really make this recipe shine. Add some sprinkles for a colorful, fun element, and you’ve got a party!  A breakfast party, that is.

Cinnamon Funfetti Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 10 minutes


·      2 cups Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix

·      2 eggs

·      1 ½ cups of milk

·      1/3 cup of vegetable oil

·      1 tsp vanilla extract

·      ½ tsp almond extract

·      2 tbsp cinnamon apple sauce

·      ½ tsp cinnamon

·      ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles, plus extra for topping



1. Preheat a greased griddle over medium-high heat

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients

3.  Pour out dollops of pancake mix onto the griddle

4. Cook for 2-4 minutes, until bubbles break on the batter surface

5. Flip, cook 2-4 minutes more until golden brown

6.  Top with whipped cream, butter, and more sprinkles

7. Enjoy!

Don’t mind Alex, he really likes pancakes. Especially when they’re funfetti pancakes.

This recipe is super simple! What better way to brighten up a day than with colorful pancakes that can be whipped up in a flash? Exactly!




alliebiopic 2Allie Bowl is a hiking food blogger who lives in Los Angeles. Allie currently balances working in film and television, with her second passion of cooking and photographing for Despite constantly being on the go, Allie finds peace in her dog Abby who is her biggest fan (and taste tester).

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