When my first son was just a toddler, we used to love going to the pancake house in our hometown. I have fond memories of those fluffy pancakes and my little guy stuffing maple syrup-drenched bites into his sweet little mouth. Well, that was then. Now, we are gluten-free and breakfast is probably the hardest meal to have out. All those cute little diners are pretty much off limits and we do all of our breakfast eating at home.
Luckily, pancakes are pretty easy to make gluten-free at home. There are numerous gluten-free pancake mixes on the market. I’ve tried many of them, but none have been as good as Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix. Pamela’s brand gluten-free products are widely available. I can find the pancake mix at most supermarkets. Whole Foods stocks a large 4-pound bag of Pamela’s Baking and Pancake mix, which can feed my family for several months. As many of you know, being gluten-free means many trips to a variety of grocery stores to find our favorite products. Pamela’s Products makes it easy.
Pamela’s Products was started in 1988 and is based in California. The company focuses on certified gluten-free products using only high-quality ingredients. Many of the pancake mixes on the market can be full of preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. I find comfort knowing that I am familiar with all the ingredients on their label and would use the same ingredients to make gluten-free pancakes from scratch. The only downside is that Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix contains cultured buttermilk and almond meal, which means you cannot make them dairy-free, nut-free or vegan.
To make pancakes, you need eggs, oil, and water. I typically use almond milk instead of water and I use melted coconut oil or grapeseed oil. The pancakes are easy to make and brown similarly to regular pancakes. I have found that some mixes brown very quickly. The pancakes come out light and fluffy, with a soft nutty flavor.
When I make pancakes (usually on the weekends or an easy weeknight dinner), I make more than I need for the meal and freeze the leftovers for weekday breakfast for the kids. The pancakes freeze very well and are easy to thaw in a toaster oven.
Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix provides variations for waffles, muffins, scones, and other baked goods. Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix also provides a nice base for being creative. The batter can easily handle additions like blueberries or chocolate chips. You can also be creative and add coconut milk or mashed banana to make your normal pancakes more interesting.
I have been through my fair share of gluten-free products and there are only a few that hold up as staples in my home, for both their taste and nutritional value. Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix has easily met both requirements for my family.
Disclaimer: I am not paid or compensated in any way to review gluten-free products. I only review products that I love, use in my daily life, and feel that others can benefit from too. I cannot guarantee that you will think these products are awesome too, but it is highly unlikely.