Blog #51: Gluten-free, Vegan Pancake Heaven

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I love pancakes! 🥞 😍  I really do.  Don’t you?  You can eat them any time of day and they usually taste so good!  BUT, when gluten is a strong enough health issue and you must sustain a gluten-free diet, your food options dramatically decrease.  Great tasting gluten-free (and vegan) pancakes end up on your plate only once in a blue moon if you’re lucky. It’s no secret that gluten-free baking is very challenging and finding good gluten-free food (healthy + tastes good) especially at first isn’t always easy.

I’ve gotta say that the Enjoy Life Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix with Ancient Grains, 16 Ounce is definitely one of the best gluten-free mixes on the market.  The flour blend is fantastic & includes rice, buckwheat, teff, millet, tapioca and sprouted rice protein.  As you know, the types of flours combined in gluten-free baking really impact the flavor and texture of whatever is being made.  This brand definitely got it right!

Many gluten-free products tend to use only white flours and starches.  I think it’s partially because those companies think they can mimic normal (gluten) baked goods….only thing is, gluten-free baking is in an entirely different stratosphere!

It doesn’t matter if you’re Martha Stewart in the kitchen when it comes to regular baking, once you step into the ring with gluten-free flours and gums (guar or xanthan) you will be reduced to an amateur baker.  I’m telling you: Those 2 kinds of baking are NOT the same.

So to find a flour mix that is very easy to use, easy to make, actually cooks in the pan and tastes great just like normal pancakes (or waffles) is a blessing and a relief.  If you are experienced with baking (as I am), and you’ve tried both types of baking, you will understand the huge frustration that happens that makes you want to give up baking anything minus gluten.

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Simply follow the mixing instructions on the box and you’re good to go!  I’m SO impressed with this pancake mix because I’ve had a terrible time with gluten-free pancake recipes. They’ve been total disasters, lol! 😂  I’ve literally had experiences where the gluten-free pancakes would NOT even cook!  As in, it just stayed as a batter form and whatever stuck to the pan would just burn 🙃😕.  So, this pancake mix is an absolute miracle.

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Helpful info found on the Enjoy Life pancake mix box.

I highly recommend the ‘Enjoy Life’ brand products to anyone with food allergies and intolerances.  It’s a fantastic brand!  Enjoy life products are also vegan friendly, so that’s a big plus!

Check out the pancake/waffle mix here:  Enjoy Life Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix with Ancient Grains, 16 Ounce

I hope this information helps you and any of your family members or friends.  Hopefully this helps to point you in the right direction.

Bon appetit folks! 🥞🍴😀

– Chrissy

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