Celebrating Weekend Holiday Breakfasts Giveaway

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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Comments

  1. cori says

    I throw out my usual rule of breakfasts being super healthy and balanced. We go all out with french toast, chocolate, pancakes or whatever anyone wants.

  2. Kristen says

    My family does big breakfasts – so usually an egg dish, sweet dishes, sides, juice, coffee – the works!

  3. Jennie says

    We never eat breakfast unless it is special. We do more special breakfasts when all the boys are home and then it is pretty often!

  4. Hector says

    One thing that I played a little bit and turned out great was making atole, a traditional Mexican drink, but with pumpkin. It is a winner at home. Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. Robyn says

    Christmas morning breakfast are a big tradition in my family. We always open stockings then have a big breakfast before moving on to gifts. It was often sourdough pancakes as a kid and then in when I went to college in New Mexico I did breakfast burritos for everyone. Now with my aunt we do eggs Benedict. As a child the long break and wait drove me crazy (did we really need to linger over the paper and another cup of coffee?) but as an adult I adore the tradition. I hope to have children one day to pass it along to.

  6. Stephanie says

    Christmas morning breakfasts are my favorite. SUGAR COOKIES! Even at 26 I still get a kick out of this being acceptable :)

  7. says

    Home made cinnamon rolls are a big tradition here. In recent years we”ve tried some really good scone recipes too. I love holiday recipes that I can preparee ahead and then pull out of the freezer to bake to make when I need them. It’s so much less stressful.

  8. Jessie C. says

    I make holiday breakfasts special by adding more selections and flavors- pancakes, waffles, egg rolls and omelette, plus seasonal fruit and produce.

  9. says

    I love pancakes and I try making the shapes of the holiday, like now making pumpkins, at Christmas time tress and bells Valentines Hearts ect.

  10. Sara says

    Growing up, a special breakfast was always cinnamon rolls. They take extra time to make, so we only got them for special occasions.

  11. Susan Bickta says

    Apple Cinnamon pancakes with apples sauteed in butter with pure maple syrup…… served with cranberry juice and a holiday flavored coffee

  12. Polly says

    I make a breakfast casserole the night before and just have to pop it in the oven. Still have time to be with family and not in the kitchen!

  13. Andrea D. says

    I make special holiday meal for my kids. They love to see what I come up with. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  14. Anita L. says

    Holiday breakfasts usually mean that we have a little more time than usual, and can actually sit down together to a family breakfast. A nice contrast to the everyday routine of multiple schedules and the grab and run breakfast. I like to celebrate these special days with festive holiday paper napkins and breakfast foods that are a little more on the “fussy” side — pancakes garnished with seasonal fruit, seasonal fruit muffins, made to order omelets, etc.

  15. Anne Johnson says

    We make Christmas breakfast special with a naughty but nice pull apart super sticky bun bread that rises overnight. With pecans Of course!

  16. Rebecca says

    On thanksgiving we’re all in the kitchen immediately after we get up so once the turkey’s up we make a point to take a break (before worrying about cleaning!) and all sit down and eat together :)

  17. Kelli says

    Holiday breakfast would be eating pancakes together. Usually my family eats breakfast at different times so it’s never together.

  18. Gianna says

    I make it big with everything everyone likes.. Eggs, pancakes, bacon sausage, sausage gravy, bacon, hash browns and fruit.

  19. Barbara Hahn says

    It is necessary to feed my family a big holiday breakfast as no one will able to wait for a holiday dinner if I don’t. My go to breakfast is pancakes, Tex-Mex egg casserole, scones, and lots of fruit.

  20. Mel C says

    I gotta make a big breakfast because we serve the holiday dinners around 2:00 pm. Typically it’s eggs, fried potatoes, Texas toast and fruit cups. Perhaps this year I will toss in some of the Pumpkin Spice pancakes. Those sound yummy.

  21. Caley says

    On Christmas morning, I love to make spiced grapefruit, cinnamon rolls, and scrambled eggs for my family. It’s a tradition!

  22. Laura says

    Our special family breakfast is a sausage-egg casserole, biscuits, and fruit salad. We’ve eaten this every Christmas and birthday breakfast my entire life.

  23. Lisa says

    Every Christmas morning we have a ‘pick your pancake’ breakfast where any mix-ins are allowed – healthy options like blueberries or indulgent like chocolate chips!

  24. Beth says

    We like to make pancakes, eggs, French toast or something. But my daughter just isn’t a breakfast person and just has cerial.

  25. Alyson says

    I still rely on my mom to make holiday breakfasts special. She is a pro at quick breads, pound cake, and a Martha Stewart crumb cake we all refer to as the “Martha Coffeecake.” Sounds like this gift would inspire me to do my own holiday breakfast spread!

  26. Heather S says

    We make holiday meals special by making them together, all pitching in and creating a feast of foods we love, made with love!

  27. Bev J says

    I like to make breakfast special with a pancake bar. You can pick your own special “add-ins” to sprinkle on top of the pancakes as the cook. Everyone has their own custom made flavor of pancake that way. Super fun for children and adults alike!

  28. Cheryl says

    When my sons were at home we had wonderful waffles, pancakes and abelskivers. I would fix my special apricot sauce to put on the Polska Kelbasa (sp.) Along with fruit it was a big meal which meant I didn’t fix lunch and had a big dinner at 4 pm.

  29. Michelle S. says

    I like to make a strata for Christmas morning along with a cinnamon roll tree for the kids.

  30. Beth Gallagher says

    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!

  31. Jacqui says

    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

  32. jennifer J-W says

    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.

  33. says

    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. ;)

  34. says

    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.

  35. Melissa says

    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.

  36. Darcy Panak says

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

  37. debbie jackson says

    Every Sunday breakfast is a occasion at our house with lots of fun and food.
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  38. Crystal says

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

  39. says

    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!

  40. Vera says

    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.

  41. CindyD says

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

  42. says

    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.

  43. Suzanne C. says

    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.

  44. JennieM says

    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.

  45. Daphne says

    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!

  46. Jennifer says

    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.

  47. Valen says

    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!

  48. says

    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.

  49. Anne says

    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!

  50. ChristineO says

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

  51. Justin S. says

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

  52. says

    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 :)

  53. Melissa L. says

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

  54. Ashley H says

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

  55. tess says

    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.

  56. says

    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

  57. Danielle T says

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

  58. Amanda Sakovitz says

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