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Product Review:Mama’s Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix by Gluten Free Mama – wheat free/ dairy free

Posted on | October 11, 2008 | 2 Comments

Gluten Free Mama sent me her hefty 32 ounce gluten free pancake and waffle mix to try out. I must admit, this mix has some steep competition, since I have tried quite a few gluten free pancakes in my day.  And, oh do I love pancakes for breakfast!

This gluten free pancake & waffle mix is fairly easy to prepare- simply add eggs, oil, and your choice of milk ( soymilk, rice milk, nut milk or regular dairy milk- I used soy milk).  I  mixed this by hand, and found the batter to be very thick and sticky, almost like glue. I also had to mix really well, since the eggs and oil did not blend very easily into the pancake mix.

The packaging suggests cooking the pancakes in butter- this will result in a crispier edges. However, I experienced good results with gluten free cooking spray; the edges weren’t as crisp but it tasted the same.

Be aware when cooking these pancakes- they are very thick and hardly spread out at all. I even added an extra 1/3 cup soy milk to try and thin the batter, but it didn’t have much of an effect. These pancakes do not really bubble when ready for flipping- I watched for dry edges and that worked well for me. They also puffed up and looked more like a biscuit,  than a pancake. I was impressed that these gluten free pancakes cooked up so evenly, despite the thick batter. Nice.

The final cooked product was much different than I expected. It was moist, light, fluffy, and somewhat spongey. The texture also seemed quite “eggy”, as well. It actually reminded me of the puff pancakes my sister makes in a huge pan in the oven. At first, I admit, I didn’t care for the texture, the more the more I ate, the more the pancakes grew on me.

The flavor is actually really great- very mild and neutral, so you can add any topping or syrups without worry of a weird aftertaste or competing flavors.  These pancakes are also “stick to your ribs” good.  They are very filling!

I liked the resealable package- it was sturdy and easy to use.  Overall, these are tasty, filling pancakes for a great price.

Rating: 4 stars

Pros: light, mild taste; moist, doesn’t get soggy in syrup, good value

Cons: spongey, eggy texture maybe a turn off to some

Want to try this mix for yourself? Check out Gluten Free Mama’s website for more information.

Ingredients: white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, sweet rice flour, almond meal, organic, evaporated cane sugar, aluminum free baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), xanthan gum, vanilla powder ( vanilla bean extractives, evaporated can juice, silica cellulose), sea salt

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2 Responses to “Product Review:Mama’s Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix by Gluten Free Mama – wheat free/ dairy free”

  1. Karen
    October 12th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm

    I live at a high altitude–over 8,000 feet. It is also very dry up here. I have to add almost twice as much liquid to some recipes for them to come out right. If you are in Utah, that may be the problem for you, too. I wish more manufacturers of gluten free products would add high altitude cooking directions to their packaging.

  2. Karen
    October 12th, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

    Hi Karen! Thanks for the altitude hint! I added aprox 25% more soymilk, I will try more next time. Although, my pancakes look pretty close to what the pancakes look like on the package . . . who knows. I am going to try making them with regular skim milk later on today. I’ll post an update if it makes a difference in the final result.

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