If you're like me, you almost never buy mixes due to the no-so-savory ingredients in them. Well, if you're a busy mom like I am and you'd like to have a gluten free baking mix or two on hand for last minute "food emergencies", Simple Mills has the answer for you with their seriously wholesome grain free baking mixes.
I introduced you to Simple Mills awhile ago when they asked me to review their 3 grain-free muffin / cupcake mixes, banana, pumpkin, and chocolate. Boy were they good!
Well now, I have 2 new Simple Mills mixes to introduce you to today --Focaccia & Sandwich Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
But first, let me tell you a little bit about why I like Simple Mills.
Being on a special diet makes a busy mom even busier, so I have to do whatever I can to save time in our whole foods special diets kitchen--like leaning hard on recipes and tips like my:
but there's only so much I can do and sometimes I need a treat on the fly. For those times, having a few mixes stashed away can be a real sanity saver.
You know, you get invited somewhere and the dessert is going to be "off limits" for us (which it typically is), or you are having company and they are on a special diet and you just don't have time to make one more thing.
Like I said, most mixes are full of high glycemic flour
But Simple Mills is different. They have amazing, grain-free mixes made with super nourishing ingredients, and today I am thrilled to share with you that they have 2 new mix flavors to share with you.
First of all, a little more about Simple Mills:
- No grains in these mixes - just almond flour. And the almonds are blanched to remove the skins, where the phytic acid is located.
- Arrowroot. I stayed away from arrowroot for years, thinking it was just a non-nutritive ingredient (though I do use it in my Aluminum & Corn Free Baking Powder), but I've been learning since that it has gut-healing qualities that make it a great addition to these mixes.
- Cocoa - the cocoa used in Simple Mills' products is produces on small farms that practice sustainability, plus it's fair-trade and rainforest certified.
- Celtic Sea Salt - Celtic sea salt is an unprocessed whole salt full of over 60 naturally occurring minerals
What's NOT in Simple Mills? NO refined sugar, NO high-glycemic flours, NO gluten, and NO genetically-modified ingredients.
For more on Simple Mills' ingredients, click here.
Simple Mills is made in the U.S.A. in the Chicago area (where I used to live).
I have to say, these products are sooo good.
I made both of them this past Saturday, and when my hungry brood came home from hockey practice, they finished just about everything! (Well, I did have a little bit, but seriously, they were GONE!)
You can see the now-gone Focaccia Bread on Instagram, and you can follow me there too, if you'd like :).
Simple Mills has agreed to give 2 of my readers 3 of these fabulous mixes (the two new mixes, plus their Chocolate Muffin Mix), and you'll get them just in time for Thanksgiving!
Which is great since the Focaccia & Sandwich Bread can also be made into dinner rolls.
Look at how gorgeous these are!
Plus Katlin, the owner of Simple Mills, is making it easier for all of my readers to enjoy these lovely mixes - for Thanksgiving and beyond.
Through Tues., Dec 07, you can get 10% off your Simple Mills order at Amazon.com with WHOLEMOM.
Here's the Giveaway - I look forward to seeing who wins :).
You are going to love these mixes, and the extra savings makes them even nicer (doesn't it always :)?)
Which Mix do YOU Most Want to Try?
By the way, I was given several mixes to try and was compensated for my time to write this post, but that in no way affects my opinions about the product. They are GREAT!