Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Gluten-Free Heavenly Pancakes! ( A Brief GF "Commercial")
Okay, forgive the interruption in talking about the secret stash of medicines doctors keep in their cabinets- I guess you can consider this a commercial, though I personally do not stand to profit! However, I had to break in because this morning, my kids and I devoured the most DELICIOUS GLUTEN-FREE pancakes!
Over the weekend, which teaching girl scouts about celiac disease and wheat allergies (and earning the "Let's Get Cooking" badge), the girls and I discovered a new brand of Gluten-free flours and mixes. We made chocolate chip muffins using "King Arthur's GF Muffin Mix" with soy milk (Vanilla Silk milk- because that's what was in our fridge- so these were "GFCF"-gluten free casein free) and let me tell you, they were scrumptious! And not, "wow, that's really good FOR GLUTEN-FREE", but actually delicious, in and of themselves! They had an almost sugar cookie flavor (perhaps some almond extract?) taste, and a moist, delicious, cup-cake texture. No grit!
After that success, last night I purchased a box of the pancake mix from the same maker, and voila- this morning's feast! Forget butter and syrup when you've got cool whip and fresh strawberries. We all wolfed down round one, and went back for second helpings. I showed a bit of restraint and grabbed this picture before finishing my second one...
For the record, I'm sure there are many new GF mixes and products that are delicious. We like the Betty Crocker GF Brownie mix, for example. But we've also tried a bunch that have flopped, so I wanted to share this latest success story for the ONE in ONE HUNDRED Americans who have celiac disease.
BOTTOM LINE: Gluten-free does not mean giving up all your favorite foods (especially breakfast)- try some new GF recipes, mixes, and products and share with me the ones you love!