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Celebrating Weekend Holiday Breakfasts Giveaway

by on October 30, 2013 · 88 comments

Happy Halloween!  Or almost, that is. Have you picked out your costume?  I can’t help you with that, but I might be able to sweeten up your holiday breakfasts.  To encourage you to “bring back weekend holiday breakfasts”, Hungry Jack is giving one reader a special treat!

Funfetti Halloween Pancakes

One USA based reader will receive the following:
— A Hungry Jack Breakfast Celebration Starter Kit which includes a variety of seasonal mixes
— $175 gift card

Hungry Jack Holiday Mixes

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment saying how you make holiday breakfasts special. Please submit your comment by November 5, because I will pick a comment on the morning of November 6. For a little motivation, here are three tips.

#1. Check the pancake mix aisle for the Funfetti holiday themed mixes. You’ll  have to scramble for the Halloween Funfetti, but you have plenty of time to find the Holiday Funfetti Pancake Mix with green and red sprinkles. We loved the flavor and overall whimsicality of our Halloween pancakes, so I’m sure the green and red ones are just as fun.

#2. When you make your weekend pancakes, double or triple the batch and freeze the extras. I freeze pancakes by laying them on a parchment lined cookie sheet, covering loosely with plastic wrap and putting the tray in the freezer until the cakes are firm. When firm, I wrap them individually in stacks and then put the stacks in a freezer bag.  Frozen pancakes can be warmed up and served in seconds during the week.

#3. Don’t limit pancake mix to pancakes. One thing I’ve learned from being part of the “Bring Back Breakfast Brigade” is that there are tons of interesting things you can make with pancake mix. The pancake mix coffee cake from a few weeks ago was delicious, as were the pumpkin scones I made by substituting pumpkin spice flavored mix for the chocolate chip flavored mix in these scones.  And then there was the Easy Pumpkin Roll.  Wow! This could be served as breakfast or dessert.

Pumpkin Jelly Roll Cake

And it lived up to its name, as it really was the easiest jellyroll I have ever made. I’ve always found jellyroll cakes a little intimidating for some reason, but this one came together so nicely that I feel compelled to experiment with more. I guess the pancake mix keeps the jellyroll pliable and less likely to break as you roll it. I’ll definitely be trying a few more variations. Maybe fill the pumpkin roll with ice cream?

Good luck with the giveaway and enjoy your future holiday weekend breakfasts. And remember, you can keep in touch with Hungry Jack on Facebook.

Disclosure:  This was a paid promotion, but all opinions expressed are my own.

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Published on October 30, 2013
Beth Gallagher October 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Holiday breakfasts are special because we all make it together. My little girls cut up fruit and mix a couple of yogurts together for toppings, we make crispy bacon and heat the maple syrup. We all drink juice or hot chocolate from my Nana’s teacup collection and we gorge on pancakes “picnic style” on a blanket in the living room while watching a great old movie. Needless to say, they are my favorite times with my girls. On Christmas, we eat a coffee cake and juice, which is about as much time as I can hold them off from opening their stockings!

Jacqui October 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

The most special part about holiday breakfasts is the fact that we actually get to eat as a family together! We always make a bunch of different foods so everyone has something they like

Elena October 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

We like to make different types of pancakes on holidays: banana nut, pumpkin, blueberry etc.

jennifer J-W October 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

I like to make breakfast casseroles the night before, that way I can relax with my family in the morning, but still have something tasty. I usually make the one with bread, eggs, cheese and sausage, only I cook bacon and sub that in for the sausage. If I’m feeling ambitious, I also make sticky buns and bake them in the morning.

Katrina October 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

A favorite for holiday breakfasts here are my cinnamon rolls. Love the look of that cake roll and now that I’m not eating things like that, I don’t mind taking short cuts with mixes and things. ;)

Gloria October 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm

We do potato latkes (pancakes) for our holiday breakfasts.
Vanilla ice cream in the pumpkin roll would be “the bomb” as kids say these days.
My favorite way to eat pancakes, though you didn’t ask, is piping hot with lots of melted butter and then maple syrup.

Karen - Cinnamon Freud October 31, 2013 at 12:13 am

Holiday breakfasts are special because I always make sure they are decadent

Melissa October 31, 2013 at 1:15 am

Holiday breakfasts are special in my house because they always planned out and everyone sits down together, unlike the every day breakfast which is usually quick and on-the-go.

Darcy Panak October 31, 2013 at 3:20 am

Holiday breakfasts are special because we like to make everyone’s favorite pancakes! Blueberry, chocolate chip, pumpkin, etc. Loads of fun and good memories!

Patti L. October 31, 2013 at 4:53 am

I try to make holiday breakfast special by adding something new year on my menu.

Erin M. October 31, 2013 at 5:07 am

I love making Christmas morning brunch. Biscuits and gravy and tea ring!

debbie jackson October 31, 2013 at 5:59 am

Every Sunday breakfast is a occasion at our house with lots of fun and food.
roddjackson at hotmail dot com

Crystal October 31, 2013 at 9:03 am

The one thing that makes holiday breakfast special is BACON. I usually do not make bacon on weekend breakfasts.

Caroline October 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

I like to make homemade cinnamon swirl bread!

Nancy October 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

I make holiday breakfasts special by setting the table with holiday decorations, and making something with the colors associated with the holiday — the funfetti pancake mixes are on my “must try” list!

Vera October 31, 2013 at 10:13 am

To make holiday breakfast special we cook together as a family and all get to help pick out what we will make – pancakes, a casserole, eggs….whatever it is.

CindyD October 31, 2013 at 10:31 am

Somebody just made our Halloween breakfast special by leaving two donuts in a treat bag on our front door!

Beth @ Hungry Happenings October 31, 2013 at 11:28 am

We usually have cereal and yogurt for breakfast, so on special occasions like holidays we go all out and make pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, and fruit. It makes it that much more special because it’s such a rare occasion around here.

Suzanne C. October 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I like making breakfast casseroles too. I have one with apples and lots of brown sugar and it is sooo good. Holidays are for big hearty breakfasts if you ask me.

JennieM October 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Our go to Christmas breakfast is: breakfast bake (eggs, sausage, cheese and croutons!) and Rhodes butterscotch rolls. They go in the ovens while we open presents. We usually eat dine by the tree and soak up the moment.

Daphne October 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Holiday breakfasts have to be special for us because it might be the only meal we have before dinner! We usually go over to the parents’ house and I make crab omelets (I spend the night before picking through 8 pounds of steamed crab!) and bring my mom a giant tub of the schmear that she loves so much. She’ll eat it straight from the tub!

Jennifer October 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm

We are big pancake and waffle lovers in my family and we celebrate every Christmas with a pancake breakfast together. We also celebrate birthdays by having a Saturday pancake meal on the bday person’s weekend.

Valen October 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Holiday breakfasts for me are special just because its one of the few times each year that my whole family sits down together. I always make a little of everything to please everyone, and often ask for their suggestions. Its one of my favorite parts of holidays, holiday breakfast!

Madonna October 31, 2013 at 6:22 pm

we go all out for holiday breakfasts and make them almost as much as the dinners. We all get together and the girls help me in the kitchen and we have eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, gravy and biscuits. We eat enough that we don’t have to eat again until dinner time so we can spend the day celebrating.

Anne October 31, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I like to make holiday breakfasts special for everyone, including me! I make something ahead of time that can be baked or heated in the morning, like a French toast casserole, a breakfast strata, or an overnight coffeecake. Then all it takes is to pop it in the oven, fix up some juice and some hot beverages, and maybe some fruit or something. Everybody’s happy!

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming October 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

holiday breakfasts are always special with cinnamon rolls!

ChristineO November 1, 2013 at 12:29 am

My husband adores homemade cinnamon rolls, so no holiday is complete without them. The cinnamon aroma in the house is a bonus! :)

Justin S. November 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

I love to make cinnamon rolls, but always with a twist. MAybe throw in some raspberry preserves or Nutella. Yum!

Red @ Adventures of a Hungry Redhead November 1, 2013 at 11:26 am

What? There are cinnamon and pumpkin hungry jack mixes?!? My weekend just got a little more seasonal ;) Holiday breakfasts are the ones you have to make ahead and feed a crowd. Cinnamon rolls are always a special treat or a french toast bake. I like to be pulling something from the oven right as dad’s dishing out the eggs :)

Susan Christy November 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I make everyone’s favorites – baked french toast is the most popular at my house.

Melissa L. November 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

We make holiday breakfast special by having special treats that we don’t normally have everyday for breakfast. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley H November 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

We always have sausage casserole for breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s been a tradition since I was a baby.

tess November 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm

holiday breakfasts are extra special because we follow family traditions like using special china and dishes and making old family recipes and talking about the special family members who used to make them for us.

Teri K November 3, 2013 at 1:12 am

It doesn’t really matter what we eat, but that we enjoy it with family and friends.

Kim F November 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

Hmmm, some of these other posts are putting me to shame. I try to make it easy for me so I can enjoy the festivities. I’ll often crack open a tube of cinnamon rolls and add pecans to the caramel sauce for easy sticky buns on Christmas morning. And on Thanksgiving…. yep, my family with start eating the pumpkin pies I made the day before. Pumpkin pie and Cool Whip… breakfast of champions! LOL

Danielle T November 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

i love having a “toppings bar” and helping my kids make funny faces, or holiday theme images like xmas trees on their pancakes!

Thomas Murphy November 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm

We just make lots of good food and listen to holiday music and all eat together.

Amanda Sakovitz November 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I always make pancakes or waffles and we try not to rush through eating like we always do :)

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