You’ve likely seen Simple Mills’ packaged snacks and baking mixes online and in stores. But are they healthy or delicious? Read on for my honest Simple Mills review.
If you’re a busy mom, you know that baking mixes and packaged food are great for convenience, but their ingredients are typically not very healthy. Well, it doesn’t need to be that way.
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.
One thing I do all the time is to have easy alternatives to packaged foods that I can make myself like:
but there’s only so much I can do and sometimes I need something on the fly. For those times, having a few mixes in the pantry can be a real sanity saver.
Most mixes are full of high glycemic flour, lots of sugar, and additives, but Simple Mills is different. They have amazing, paleo-friendly grain-free mixes made with super nourishing ingredients and wholesome snacks too.
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Simple Mills was founded in the U.S.A. in the Chicago area (where I used to live) by Katlin Smith. She started the company to bring wholesome foods to families, and she’s done an amazing job.
The company started very small (my site was one of the early ones to review her products) and now Simple Mills is available basically everywhere with a huge product line.
– 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 actually 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). However, I’ve been learning 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.
Almond Flour Crackers
Simple Mills almond flour crackers are by far the most popular item that Simple Mills makes. And for good reason.
They aren’t really “Costco Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers” since you can buy them in a lot of places, but they’re thought of that way due to how many people get them at the big box store.
Simple Mills Product List
Since I first wrote this post, Simple Mills has expanded their product line to include loads and loads of great new products. This isn’t the full list by any means, but it gives you a good (gluten-free) taste of everything they have to offer.
Banana Muffin Mix
Pumpkin Muffin Mix
Chocolate Muffin Mix
Sweet Thins (which is basically their name for graham crackers)
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Nut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Soft Baked Cookies
Seed and Nut Thins (ingredients include watermelon seed flour!)
And now I’m hungry.
I have to say, these products are very very good.
When I made these, they were gone in a flash.
You can see the now-gone Focaccia Bread on Instagram, and you can follow me there too, if you’d like :).
The Focaccia & Sandwich Bread is a really nice mix since it can also be made into dinner rolls.
Look at how gorgeous these are!
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. I’ve only done two sponsored posts in the history of my blog. This is one of them. I only promote things that I like.
Simple Mills is simply GREAT!