Review And *Giveaway*: King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake Mix

Review

King Arthur Flour gave us a box of their gluten-free pancake mix to sample, along with their delicious brownie mix that already received rave reviews from CATB. Thanks, King Arthur Flour! We’ve been holding off on making this because we wanted a weekend to ourselves with no rush to make pancakes.

I totally forgot that I had to dog-sit, so we had to cook these in a non gluten-free household. I asked Non-GFBF to bring over all the ingredients we needed, but we ran out of eggs. Last night I found a gluten-free sweet potato brownie mix that was nearing death by expiration date and felt pity on it. So this morning, I ran out to our local farmer’s market, and then just hoped for the best that all the ingredients we were subbing out instead of the real thing would still keep these edible!So much for being a stress-free weekend, right?

We subbed out a lot of ingredients because we wanted to use ingredients that we had on hand. We figured if a mix was good enough to be awesome with coconut milk and Smart Butter, then it’d be a winner. And it was!

I thought the pancakes were really good. Of course, they were extra awesome because they had chocolate chips in them. Non-GFBF said that people probably wouldn’t notice a difference if you didn’t tell them it was gluten-free. They cooked really evenly and we were very happy with the flavor. I think the only difference I could tell was that we used fake butter (Smart Balance) instead of real butter or oil (or even apple sauce). The mix itself was very even, and very good. I haven’t tried a lot of other gluten-free pancake mixes, but after this one I’m not sure I’d go shopping around for more!

It’s available at stores like Whole Foods and Sprouts (in my neck of the woods), and online for $5.95. Not only is it gluten-free and certified (as stated on the website, they are Certified Gluten-Free™ by the non-profit Gluten-Free Certification Organization, a program of the Gluten Intolerance Group), but it’s soy-free and nut-free as well.

These also make waffles as well. As noted on the site, you just  prepare batter as directed on the box, but increase the milk from 2 to 2 ½ cups. Bake waffles according to your iron’s directions; using a smaller amount of batter results in thinner, crisper waffles.

This box makes about 16 4″ pancakes. As prepared it’s 280 calories a serving, which is about 2 pancakes. I’m sure mine are more than that thanks to the coconut milk and the chocolate chips, but they’re awesome so I don’t even care! We had so many leftover pancakes. I would definitely recommend this box for a family of 4, or you could cut the recipe in half and only make 1/2 the box at a time. I know we (just the two of us and maybe a dog or cat) wouldn’t eat more than that at a time.

Ingredients: whole grain brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, rice flour, sugar, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavors, salt, xanthan gum.

We really enjoyed these pancakes, and we hope that you do too.

Ratings: Four and a half wheat stalks

Giveaway

Now for the details of the giveaway! Win your own box of King Arthur Gluten-Free Pancake mix to design your own perfect pancake!

PRIZE:

1 box of King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Pancake Mix (as seen on this review!)

WINNER:

1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries. 

HOW IT WORKS:

Each person can be entered into our contest only two times – once through the website and once through Facebook. 

1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to try the King Arthur Flour GF pancake mix. Tell us if you’ve tried this brand before, or if you’re new to King Arthur Flour. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!

1 additional entry (limit 1 Facebook entry per person) on Facebook.com/celiacandthebeast. Become a fan of Celiac and the Beast on Facebook, then come back here and comment on this post that you became our friend. If you’ve already “liked” us on Facebook prior to this contest, post a comment here that you are already a fan, then tell me what you’d add to the pancake mix if you were the winner!

CONTEST ENDS: 

Thursday 5/10/2012 at 5pm PST. Winners will be announced by Friday 5/11/2012.

 

Comments: 23

  1. Nikki Smith May 7, 2012 at 10:19 am Reply

    Is this where I comment to enter the contest?? I just “liked” your page on fb.
    i would LOVE to win this pancake mix to give it a try because I miss eating pancakes!!!

    • Erica May 7, 2012 at 10:22 am Reply

      Nikki – Yep! This counted as one entry since you told me why you’d like to win! You’re almost ready to be entered in twice since you liked my Facebook page, just WRITE AN ADDITIONAL COMMENT and tell me what you’d like to put in your pancakes if you won!

  2. Margarita May 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm Reply

    making waffles with this mix and topping with almond butter sounds delicious!

    • Erica May 8, 2012 at 9:37 am Reply

      Make sure you make an additional comment on here telling me that you’re already a Facebook fan for an additional entry! :)

  3. Jenni May 8, 2012 at 10:36 am Reply

    I would like to try them because I LOVE breakfast foods, and really haven’t tried many GF ones yet. I can’t keep skipping breakfast!! ;)

    • Erica May 8, 2012 at 10:44 am Reply

      You can’t skip breakfast, they say it’s the most important meal of the day! :)

  4. Shauna May 8, 2012 at 10:39 am Reply

    My boyfriend would make me breakfast if I won these, he’s Celiac and been wanting pancakes. Of course, there is a high risk it would turn into sriracha pancakes…

    • Erica May 8, 2012 at 10:44 am Reply

      If you had those pancakes, there’s a high risk I would want to come over and pair it with a bloody mary.

  5. Shauna May 8, 2012 at 10:39 am Reply

    PS: Totes already a FB fan. :)

    • Erica May 8, 2012 at 10:43 am Reply

      Thanks for being a Facebook fan! You just made my day!

  6. Edith May 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm Reply

    I’d love to try this because I don’t have many breakfast options and I love pancakes! I’m new to the brand and I would love to try it.

    • Erica May 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply

      We’ve reviewed King Arthur Flour gluten-free brownies and gluten-free pancakes so far and we’ve been very impressed! Thanks for entering!

  7. Edith May 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm Reply

    I “like” celiac and the beast on facebook :)

  8. Gillian May 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply

    I’m a Facebook fan already! :D
    I haven’t tried this brand before, but I would really love to do so, because I really love pancakes! I’m hoping I could try on a new option. :D
    And if ever I get my hands on these, I’ll probably just add on my favourites — blueberries and chocolate chips! :P

  9. Nadine Lovelady May 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Totally would love to win a box of this to try. I can’t fin a good pancake mix, let alone oatmeal cookies, blueberry muffins and so on and so on.

    • Erica May 9, 2012 at 7:28 am Reply

      I made King Arthur Flour muffin mix a month or so ago and talked about it on the site. Check it out and see if it’s a brand you find interesting. I liked them! As for oatmeal cookies, I did a recipe on here using ripe bananas and Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats that was pretty tasty!

  10. Nadine Lovelady May 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm Reply

    P.s I’m glad I found your facebook page, and I Liked it by the way! I think I will get some ideas there. I would like to add some cranberries and just a few walnuts to try.

    • Erica May 9, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for being a Facebook fan!

  11. Suzanne Bilby May 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Oh, this sounds so good. I miss pancakes so much! I even used the regular King Arthur flour before I was diagnosed.

  12. Erica May 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm Reply

    The winner is EDITH! Edith, just message me on Facebook, or on my contact page, with your mailing address and I will have King Arthur Flour ship you a gluten-free pancake mix! Thank you for being a fan. THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

  13. April May 21, 2012 at 10:00 am Reply

    I’d love to win this box, because it makes baking gluten-free for me Celiac boyfriend easier, and these are the best pancakes we’ve had!

  14. April May 21, 2012 at 10:03 am Reply

    Yes, I liked CatB on facebook, and would add nothing to this mix, because it rocks! (except maybe some red food coloring, and pour them into heart shapes on the griddle)

    • Erica May 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm Reply

      Fantastic! Thank you for being our friend on Facebook! Unfortunately, the contest is closed, but please stay updated on Facebook for the next one!

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