Feb 4, 2013

Gluten free pancake mix shootout.

I have gone to a gluten free diet and found pancakes to be a great mid day meal, especially before a training ride on my bike. I found eleven different mixes at local stores and tried them all. I judged these mixes on taste, texture, price, and ingredients. Out of the eleven I have four that I consider excellent products and seven that I am not fond of.

For the record I prepared all of these the same regardless of what the directions said. One cup of mix. One egg. About a tablespoon of Olive oil. Served with real maple syrup.

Here are the losers:

Arrowhead mills Organic gluten free Pancake and baking mix. Just bad, as I recall they came out kind of crepe like with a weird taste. Too bad because I do prefer organic but if they don't taste good they are out.

Kinnikinnick foods Pancake and waffle mix. Taste was just ok and texture was good. I think it was the traditional sugar ingredient that turned me off of this one, and the taste.

Augason Farms Pancake mix. I think I got this at Walmart. Fair texture and taste. Just not great like the winners.

Hodgson Mill gluten free pancake and waffle mix. They were fluffy, but too much if you can believe that, and they tasted weird.Too bad it looked like a good product.

Gluten Free Cafe Pancake and Baking Mix. Just really bad. Thats it bad.

Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Dreams pancake and waffle mix. Kind of close with good texture and fair taste. The ingredients were kind of a negative with white rice flour and sugar.

Gluten Free Pantry. Texture was fair and taste was ok.Ingredients were good but just did not cut it.

And now the winners:

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake mix.Good texture and only fair taste but good ingredients, fair price, and widespread availability makes this on a winner.

King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake Mix. This was kind of the standard for a while. Available at Safeway, not cheap but a good tasting product with great texture and fair ingredients

The Cravings Place All-Purpose Pancakes And Waffle Mix. This one was really good. No sugar, great taste and texture. A real winner. I think in the end it was price that kept this from being number one.

And the best one for me was...
Namaste Foods Waffle and Pancake Mix. Just really good taste and texture.Good Ingredients. Paper packaging. Made in Idaho. Can be found on Amazon for a really good price.

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