Who’s ready for a g-free pancake showdown? After hitting up the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim this weekend, I came home with some sample packs of gluten-free pancake mix. So why not make them all at once and see which one wins the taste test? I mean, what else would I do? Parse them out to three different Saturdays? Peeshaw.
Our family favorite pancake is the buckwheat mix from The Pure Pantry, so I was sure to stop by her booth and geek out. I was rewarded with my own little envelope of pancake. Nice! I also picked up a sample from Pamela’s and XO Baking Co. and thus, the competition began.
(By the way, if a visitor from outer space were to pop into the Natural Products Expo this weekend, he/she/it would surely assume that eating gluten angers our gods. I could not believe the amount of gluten-free food stuffs in that convention center. Is this a trend or something?)
Onto the pancake fight!
There are a few gluten-filled items that really translate well to gluten-free, and the pancake is one of them. So what I’m trying to say is all of these were delicious. In fact, after trying these various ‘cakes, my daughter was shocked, “These are gluten-free?” I had to inform her she’s been eating gluten-free pancakes for more than a year. She couldn’t believe it. Okay, she’s also six years old so maybe not the best judge of “Does sweet taste good?” Still.
While my husband is still loyal to The Pure Pantry, newcomer XO Baking Co. kind of blew me away with their mix (which I don’t even see on their website — new product?). Their pancakes were a bit fluffier, and we all know fluffy makes me happy. So I’ll be seeking out their goods at my local Whole Foods and gf specialty shop, and you should too. That is, if you enjoy a pancake breakfast/lunch/supper, like my family does. And if you don’t, well, I feel sorry for you and your non-pancake ways. Whooo! Pancakes!
What’s your favorite gf pancake mix?