Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gluten Free Pancakes and Waffles: A Matter of Taste

This is one of those posts where I look back over my history of posting and wonder why I haven't written about this yet. Who do I think I am that I haven't talked about one of life's great indulgences? Pancakes and waffles were something I thought I would simply never eat again once I was diagnosed with celiac's disease, but I have actually been pleasantly surprised with the gluten free offerings by some of my favorite gluten free companies.
My all time favorite mix for pancakes is Gluten Free Pantry's Brown Rice Pancake and Waffle Mix. I grew up eating pancakes made from Bisquick and Krusteaz mixes, and so I like the flavor of these because they taste really similar, heavy on the baking powder and fairly light and fluffy. I usually only make pancakes with this mix and freeze the leftovers, reheating them in the microwave when I need a pancake fix, but the other night I made waffles with them and it was pretty great.

I also like the Grandpa's Kitchen Pancake Mix when I'm in the mood for old-fashioned style pancakes, like the ones your mom would make from scratch. They are more of a thick pancake and taste like homemade love in a skillet.

One of my other favorites for waffle batter is the Tree Street Grains 9-Grain Gluten Free Waffle and Pancake Mix. I love to eat these when I'm in the mood to feel healthy or I need something a little more chewy and substantial to get me through the morning. You can read all about how to order and my encounter with the owner here.
There are actually quite a few brands I have yet to try, among them Pamela's, Bob's Red Mill, and Gluten Free 1-2-3, and hopefully I'll get to them this summer and let you know what I think. What about you? What are your favorite gluten free pancake mixes? Leave a comment and let me know so I know which kinds to try. And the absence of pictures is SO not my fault. Believe me, I have delicious looking photos of all of these brands and I can't get Blogger to upload them. Anyone? Anyone?

Happy eating!

2 comments:

  1. I haven't tried Gluten Free Pantry's pancake mix yet. We really like Pamela's. Even my son who doesn't have celiac likes them. I really like Pamela's because it's also a multi-purpose baking mix. I've used it to make Swedish pancakes, using my family recipe and substituting it for the wheat flour. I also made the cookie recipe on the back of the bag, and they turned out pretty good. Anyway, thanks for all the valuable info on your blog.

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  2. Thanks for the info, Marianne! I'll have to give those a try.

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