My pancake journey starts way back in my early childhood. I’ve loved pancakes for as long as I can remember. I would request pancakes for breakfast almost every night before bed and I would sleep in anticipation. In the morning my mom or grandma would almost never disappoint. Eventually they got tired of making me pancakes and I would learn how to make them on my own. Pancakes were the first food I learned how to make.
Fast forward to age 19, I’m in college. Money was tight, but I had to eat. What did I know how to make that also happens to be sold in bulk? Right, pancakes. Pancakes quickly became a staple in my diet. It became a regular monthly routine to buy a ten pound bag of Krusteaz pancake mix. That’s right, ten pounds of pancake mix every month. That’s about 280 pancakes a month or 9 pancakes a day. If you cook them like I do, it’s closer to 100 pancakes a month or 3-4 pancakes per day.
I never had the idea to make my own pancake mix until I started reading a lot of books. I read a lot of stories of successful business-people. It was from reading and learning that I came up with the idea to create a healthy pancake brand. With some research I quickly found out that there are many healthy pancake brands. I wasn’t going to be the first, I had to be different. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but no idea how.
At this point I was eating pancakes very frequently so to test my devotion to my beloved food I set out on a 30 day challenge to eat pancakes every day. Every day I would take a photo and post it to Snapchat for everyone to see. Thing is, after 30 days I didn’t stop. I kept eating pancakes, trying new recipes, add ins and plating styles. It wasn’t long before people started asking about my pancake streak. I’ve never had a good answer other than “I just really like pancakes.” I also loved learning something new about pancakes every day, so I kept going.
The consistency paid off. With all the knowledge I gained from making pancakes everyday I was able to create a unique recipe. With a little more work and some phone calls I was able to get that recipe produced with my label on it. It’s been two and a half years in the making with one failed run of pancakes in the books. I can finally say,
I have my own pancake brand.
We made it.
That’s my pancake story. A lot was left out but I wanted to keep it somewhat short. That being said it would mean the world to me if you would support me by buying some of my special pancake mix. This is a special because it’s the first and only of it’s kind and its in a limited supply. This has the original intended recipe but due to the cost of certain ingredient the recipe will be reworked and produced sometime in the future. I appreciate every single person who has helped make this possible. It’s truly a dream.
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