Grain Free Cookies, Muffins, and Quick Breads–Oh MY! –GIVEAWAY–2 Winners $95 Value

Boys and Simple Mills! New Wmk

I’ve NEVER recommended a prepared mix before.

This is a FIRST for me….find out why……

I’m a Whole Foodie Gal.  And we are on special diets.

Nothing but:

– whole grains
– organic when possible
– healthy fats, and
– sweeteners as healthy as possible.

We pretty much have nothing.processed.in.our.home.

I try to make EVERYTHING from scratch.

But I’m also uber busy.

I mean, I always bake in bulk and freeze the extras so I have something on hand.  But there’s a problem.

My kids.keep.eating.

Everything.

So we end up with this dilemma all.the.time.

Maybe you do too?

You know–your kid gets invited to something at the last minute to a place where there’s going to be tons of junk food.

Or you find out at 5:00 that they are going to be serving cookies at your kids’ scout meeting at 6:30.

Sigh.

If I were “Perfectly Organized Super Crunchola Mom” I would have a freezer stocked with whole foodie, allergy-friendly treats, but I don’t. I’m always trying to stay ahead of the game, but it’s not easy.

And on top of that, we’re considering going grain-free, so that really makes things tough in the snack department.

I’ve thought about buying some Packed Mixes or pre-made treats to have on hand for times like these, but:

The Problems with Packed Mixes

low quality (The #1 ingredient is typically tapioca starch, with sugar being #2 [even if it’s organic cane juice crystals, that’s not a big step over bleached white sugar in my mind, and it doesn’t do well for those of us on the candida diet.  :(.]) or

– they don’t work for special diets (they’ve got dairy, egg, candida-feeding ingredients, or gluten. You get the picture.)
If you’ve been there too, then you will totally understand why I was soooo excited when I found out about Simple Mills and their AMAZING and versatile muffin mixes.

Well, this is a FIRST for me.

I have NEVER found a mix I felt this good about.

Seriously.

This.is.one.wholesome.product.

Enter Simple Mills

Simple Mills is different. Imagine my excitement when I heard about this company.

– Low Glycemic
– Quality Ingredients (a.k.a. no funky stuff)
– Small Business
– Grain Free
– versatile
– deeeelicious.
– Savings for you!

Low Glycemic

This is The.First.Low.Glycemic.Muffin.Mix. Made with whole almond flour (glycemic index (GI) <1) and coconut nectar (glycemic index of 35–no cane juice crystals here!

Most GF flours have a GI of over 85 and table sugar’s GI is 65.)  Did you know that?  Seems like it would be better to eat a Snickers Bar than a baked good made with GF flour…hmmmm?

Super Clean

Get a load of this ingredient list (from the Chocolate Muffin Mix):
– almonds
– organic coconut nectar
– arrowroot powder
– unsweetened cocoa
– organic vanilla beans
– baking soda
– celtic sea salt
Nothing funky or unpronounceable here!

Super Versatile

You can make muffins (of course), but you can also make quick breads.

And cookies!  One of my blogger friends, Kelly, of The Nourishing Home, did some nice cookie recipes using Simple Mills’ mixes.

They look amazing, but I went the lazy easy peasy route and just made the cookies by plunking the muffin mix “as is” onto my trusty baking stones.

Deeeelish!

Check these out.  Dontcha just want a bite?

Sorry. They’re all gone :(.

Simple Mills Chocolate Cookies

Nourishing and Sustainable

You can support a small company (like mine) when you buy Simple Mills.  It’s owned by Katlin there is only one other employee, Jenna.  LOVE it!

Deeeelicious!

How delicious?

Let’s just say that I can’t.keep.my.kids.out.of.these.muffins.

Seriously. I made up 2 batches the other day and within 2 days, they were gone-zo!

And I didn’t eat THAT many–ahem :).

And here’s the real evidence of how tasty these mixes are.

My hubby.

He doesn’t like chocolate. Says it gives him a headache.

We should all have that problem, shouldn’t we?

Well, I made some of the chocolate muffin mix into cookies and sent them with him and my son to hockey practice.

The next day, here’s what transpired:

Hubby: “What were those chocolate cookies you gave us?”

Me: Chocolate Cookies made from those Muffin Mixes I’m doing a review for….why?

Hubby.  “They were sooooooo good!”

No mention of a headache. Hmmmmmm…..

I rest my case. Delicious, No Headache-Causing, Hubby-pleasing, Chocolate Muffins!

Want some?

Make sure to enter the giveaway below, but check this out too (’cause of course, not everyone will win the freebies. But you can win by getting super savings and super cheap er–frugal shipping!

Super Savings and $1 Shipping for My Readers!

Katlin, the owner of Simple Mills, has offered to all of you 2 great deals!

1.  Use Coupon Code WHOLENEWMOM15 to get It gives 15% off our Variety 3-Pack so you try all three flavors! This code is valid until 1/1/2014.   Orders over $20 ship for only $1!

2.  Use Coupon Code WHOLENEWMOM10 to get 10% off individual items.

And now, for the giveaway!

2 Lucky Winners are going to receive a fabuloso package of 6 mixes (2 of each variety–Pumpkin, Banana, and Chocolate) of your very own!  Worth more than $45 each!

Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Widget here and make sure to follow all of the instructions.  We’ll be checking to make sure you did what you said :)!

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You are going to LOVE these mixes.

Which flavor do YOU most want to try?
Would you make muffins, cookies, loaves, or all three :)?

Fine Print & Stuffola. I was compensated for my time and was given some mixes to try.  But these opinions are completely true and honest.  How else could I live with myself :)?  
Shared at Real Food Forager and Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.

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  1. I like that they don’t use genetically-modified ingredients and use ingredients that are available in nature.

  2. I like how “simple” their ingredients are. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Lillace Christianson says:

    Chocolate and cookies!

  4. I am impressed that they use do not use high glycemic index flours.

  5. I’ve moved mostly away from packaged foods, but rejoice at finding Simple Mills, all the more for finding it in a giveaway. Thanks! :)

  6. I’m excited to know there is stuff like this out there! It will come in handy for my newly grain free home.

  7. I love that they don’t use flours with a high glycemic index! Never heard of a company doing that. Very cool!

  8. I love that the products are grain free. We have cut everything that contains grain from our family’s diet and it has been hard having to make everything from scratch. My ids are still wanting the things they used to eat and not having anything to fall back on is really hard when I currently go to school to get my master’s degree, have a 1 yr old, 9 yr old, and 5 yr old, work 30 hours a week outside the home, and have church obligations!!!! I can’t always have items “on hand” and this would be great to try! Not sure I could continue to purchase due to prices, but I would be nice to now there is something we COULD purchase!

  9. Michelle Smith says:

    I love that simple mills is grain free and dairy free, and especially gmo free.

  10. So many gluten free foods rely on that one aspect as their selling point, and have other unhealthy ingredients. I love that Simple Mills uses not only gluten free, but low-glycemic index, non inflammatory, and non GMO ingredients!

  11. I like that their mixes are soy-free.

  12. I can’t wait to try Banana! Don’t eat them because of their high glycemic factor. But I miss that great flavor!

  13. The chocolate cookies look great!

  14. Diana Cote says:

    I love that they are grain free, gluten free, gmo free and dairy free! 😀 everything i look for in a product… the low glycemic is great too! no one likes sugar spikes. haha

  15. These would be so great! Way better for my personal diet than the usual gluten free mixes!

  16. Love the mixes!

  17. I love that they are non GMO! That’s a pretty big deal to me these days and I will support companies that vow to not use GMO ingredients

  18. Melanie Borst says:

    I love that they use Coconut Nectar. I’ve never even heard of it before. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to try their mixes.

  19. These mixes look tasty! I’d love to try them.

  20. I am impressed with the variety. Being new to GF that is refreshing.

  21. I really like that they use anti inflammatory ingredients. My young daughter has an autoimmune kidney disease and it is hard to find gluten free and dairy free mixes that don’t have corn,rice or soy. Thank you for this chance to win.

  22. I love the convenience of the mixes. I’ve been nervous about going grain free and this could make the transition a lot easier. Thanks for the giveaway

  23. Adrienne Guarro says:

    i would make chocolate muffins

  24. Adrienne Guarro says:

    Chocolate muffins are my favorite!

  25. I like all of the pre-packaged mixes. I love baked goods but with all of the gluten and GMO’s out there, it is difficult to find good food.

  26. This is the healthiest ingredient list for a muffin mix that I’ve ever seen. And they look delicious! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  27. I’d make all three for my hungry brothers (one of whom is now completely GF!).

  28. Fran Vaudreuil says:

    Finally, something delicious that is low in sugar!

  29. chocolate—definitely chocolate!

  30. Great to hear about this product! Had not heard of it before.

  31. Jennifer Nobles says:

    Wow! These mixes sound almost to good to be true! I would love to try the chocolate mix. I would make muggings and cookies.

  32. I love that the ingredients are actually good for you and NON GMO!! And, who doesn’t love an easy MIX to use when you just don’t have the time to bake from scratch?!

  33. Jennifer Swanson says:

    I’m impressed that there is a focus on whole food and that the mixes are paleo-friendly.

  34. I am impressed that this is a grain free mix that doesn’t use cane sugar or a sweetener that I am not ok with.

  35. My husband is trying a grain-free diet right now so just the fact that They are offering grain-free mixes is impressive.

  36. Amy Tuccitto says:

    I love the simple, back to basics/ healthy recipes.

  37. I have been developing a similar product line for months. Found my niche, but evidently Simple Mills beat me to the national retail market.

    • Good for you! Looks like you have different things as well, though, right? I’m sure there’s room for more.

      • That is true! Definitely room in the market for more of us, and overall I have found folks in the GF community to be very supportive of one another. Didn’t mean to sound negative. Just hit me in an “odd” way and reminding me I need to get more focused.
        I’m very happy for them! I love the look of their product, their website, etc. Can’t wait to try them!

        • It’s hard to do everything. I know. I could do a whole lot more w/ my blog but I can’t do everything. Even as it is I am too busy. Take care :). You are making other mixes, right? I couldn’t make it out on your site.

  38. I’m so impressed at the simplicity of ingredients and the fact that they are low-glycemic!!

  39. Chocolate, of course!!

  40. Emily filmore says:

    Since going gluten free we have been trying to find a product like this! Yay!

  41. Looking forward to trying this!

  42. Would love to try these products.

  43. I love the clear and simple approach they outline. As a gluten free family, it can be tempting to grab one of the many GF snacks when at the store…but the ingredients! So many are plain horrible. The simple, but healthy approach to making everyday cooking is greatly appealing. Thanks for sharing — I look forward to giving Simple Mills a try.

  44. What type of egg replacer did you use when baking?

  45. Nakia Kelley says:

    I just ordered…these look amazing! Can’t wait to try!

  46. Helaine says:

    Will they ever be available in stores like Whole Foods?

    • Hi there. They are available in Whole Foods in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. For other regions, our products are currently being reviewed. Where are you located?