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This is America's #1 Favorite Breakfast Food at Aldi

One serving has only 220 calories, and it's packed with 14 grams of protein.

The winners of 41 different categories within the 13th annual 2021 Product of the Year Awards were recently announced, and several of the exclusive items at low-cost grocery chain Aldi made the list. One of these foods was also named best breakfast product.

Some 40,000 grocery shoppers answered global research company Kantar's survey, and they voted the Aunt Maple's Protein Pancake Mix at Aldi as the #1 breakfast product on the market. One serving has only 220 calories, and it's packed with 14 grams of protein. This combo, along with the addition of a healthy fat like peanut butter, make a well-rounded meal that will keep you full for hours. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.)

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Courtesy of Aldi

Aunt Maple's Protein Pancake Mix also comes in an Oat Pancake and Waffle Mix variety, and the high protein content is likely what landed it at the top of the Breakfast category ahead of other products.

"For all the obvious reasons, shoppers are spending less time in the supermarket than ever but still crave new and innovative products to light up these difficult times," Mike Nolan, the global CEO of Product of the Year Management, said. "Because of this, we are more excited than ever to announce the 2021 Product of the Year winners and help shoppers find that 'great new product' when it matters most, however they do their shopping this year."

What other grocery items were voted the best in their category? Here are the full results, so you know what to add to your next grocery list! And for some inspiration to help you spruce up this best breakfast item at Aldi, here are 19+ Best Healthy Pancake Recipes for Weight Loss.

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Amanda McDonald
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