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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix: Lose the Gluten, Keep The Nom!

So I'm a fan of both natural products and baked goods. Like, seriously. So when Moms Meet gave me the chance to try out Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, I was excited about getting the best of both worlds.

First, let me just say this is a super easy mix to put together. You can add anything you want to it, and it mixes up in minutes.  Caveat: it does have a sweeter flavor, so that's the best way to go. So I got into creative mode. I started with a staple, and easy way to use up overripe bananas.

Sweet, tender, and flavorful, these were a huge, immediate hit. So time for another standard, blueberry.

I used frozen berries, and found that it increased baking time, but there weren't any other issues. So I decided to up my game and go for a cinnamon streusel. This was my personal favorite..I really felt the cinnamon flavor melded beautifully with the mix.

Simple process there...mix up a basic streusel, pour part of the batter in the cups, sprinkle some in, more batter, then a coating on top. Delicious.

The instructions say that you can use either oil or butter in the process. I tried both, and had great results each time. There wasn't a textural difference that I could discern, but I did get a slightly richer flavor using butter. It worked well with margarine as well, and with a dairy-free butter substitute, so it's pretty diverse. That's a plus, as the mix itself doesn't contain dairy, and is RS-ELISA gluten tested, which makes it very allergen-friendly.

Oh, and they taste AWESOME. No joke. Even my pickiest kid begged for more. They're sweet, but not overpowering, and work well with so many flavors. I went on to try chocolate chip and strawberry, and they were also a hit. The ease of the mix makes it a simple thing to whip up fresh homemade muffins on a whim. You gotta try these.

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I received products for review and sharing purposes. My opinions and happy kids are my own.

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