A friend of mine from work bought me a gluten-free goodie I’ve never tried, Maple Grove Farms All Natural Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix.
Although this brand makes other wheat pancake varieties, this box had a consumer alert that said, “Manufactured on dedicated Gluten-Free equipment in a Gluten-Free room. Manufactured in a facility that processes Dairy Products, Egg Powder, Soy, and Wheat.”
Last night, I made breakfast for dinner and we tried out the new pancake mix. I made the recipe that includes the whole box of pancake mix as I always make quite a few and then freeze the leftovers to cut down on my time in the kitchen for future meals. My only change was to add a few chocolate chips and a little cinnamon.
These pancakes turned out great! They were thick (I did add a little extra milk than the recipe called for to thin out the batter) and fluffy and reminded me a great deal of the gluten-filled pancakes of my childhood. In fact, my only complaint about these pancakes is how filling they were. Just two pancakes and I was very full…not the typical effect of eating my usual thin and corn-based gluten-free pancakes. The whole family enjoyed the meal but made the comment that these pancakes were particularly filling.
Bottom line…I would probably buy Maple Grove Farms Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix a couple of times a year and would be comfortable serving it up to the whole family!