Thursday, May 19, 2011

Namaste Foods Waffle and Pancake Mix

I am a fan of the Namaste Foods flours and baking mixes, especially the gluten-free muffin mix, and the Perfect Flour Blend. When I saw the Namaste Foods waffle and pancake mix, I had high hopes.

One of the things I love about Namaste Foods is that they produce their mixes in a dedicated facility – they are free of the top eight allergens, gluten-free, AND corn-free, AND potato-free. While most companies focus on just a few of those ingredients, Namaste Foods is a great option for those with multiple food allergies that aren’t just the top eight.

This mix is based on rice, tapioca, and arrowroot flours. I used Ener-G egg replacer for the eggs, and hemp milk instead of water.

It’s tough to make gluten-free pancakes without eggs – they tend to stick to the pan, and end up in a crumpled mess. Unfortunately, that was the case here, as well. While they tasted okay, they didn’t come close to my favorites. I wouldn't recommend trying them in your waffle iron.

If you need a corn-free or potato-free pancake, this may be your best bet. Otherwise, check out Authentic Foods pancakes or Organ buckwheat pancakes for alternatives that my family loves.


Aurea@Survival Guide said...

I hate when I get excited with a new product find only for it to fail... c'est la vie! p.s. I haven't had waffles in YEARS! i miss our waffle iron from canada!

phoenix chiropractor said...

I am sure these pancakes probably taste ok but the look of them is not too enticing. But if you normally cannot eat this food due to gluten you probably don't care about the looks, only the taste.

Organic Grain-free Vegan said...

I stay away from mixes. My family is grain-free, soy-free, vegan, and nightshade-free. I make all our bread, cakes, cookies, etc. As well aspancakes made from quinoa, flax, and amaranth.