Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SimpleMills Gluten Free Baking Mixes Review And A Giveaway!

Simple Mills

Gluten free is really important to people now a days.  But lets face it, some of the gluten free foods are just bad tasting.  I want to eat food that tastes good and not like a punishment!  So when SimpleMills offered to send me some of their baking mixes for a review I was really interested!  I have never tried them before so this was going to be a big learning experience for me.  I rarely use mixes because I don't trust the ingredients.  I feel most stuff you buy in the grocery store not only is packed with all sorts of useless junk, but also its full of stuff that's bad for me and my family!

After reading on the SimpleMills website I felt not only comfortable with their ingredients, but also very happy because they are so high quality! They always use simple ingredients.  No corn derivatives, no weird soy phrases, no funky colors, no words you can't pronounce.  Everything they use is easily available in nature. 

SimpleMills Mixes Are
  • Grain-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low-Glycemic
  • Non-GMO
  • Dairy-Free




So the big test was how did they taste?  The first mix I tried was the Chocolate Muffin Mix.  But Ack!  I realized I had just thrown out my muffin cups after I already had started mixing them.  So I decided to make it into a chocolate bread loaf instead and prayed it would turn out!  I was impressed on how easy these mixes are to mix up.  Very convenient!  It was super fast to get into the oven and oh my goodness it smelled so good baking.  I could smell the chocolate!


My kids could smell it too and were sniffing around asking what was for snack!  When it came out of the oven it looked fine and smelled wonderful. 





Then I turned it out after it cooled a bit and did a little simple powdered sugar icing mixed with chocolate extract.  It turned out perfect and moist.  That's something





Then I sliced it up and served it for snack.  The verdict?  Lets just say that it didn't last the day!  My kids, even my very picky eater loved it and asked for more.  And did I like it?  Um yes I did!  It was so good and would be perfect as a treat, but its pretty good for you too!  So I didn't feel guilty about eating it!

 Also I am very sensitive to sugar and carbs.  If I eat a sweet treat I usually feel it hitting my system, but because SimpleMills is low glycemic it didn't hit my blood sugar like a normal muffin or cake would.  The Pumpkin turned out just as good and was amazing smeared with cream cheese!

 
Things I liked about SimpleMills and why I heartily recommend them
 
  • Easy and Super Fast To Mix Up and bake- A Healthy convenience Food
  • GMO Free, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic Index
  • Delicious and even my kids loved them
  • A baking mix I feel good about using because the ingredients are good for you
  • Didn't affect my blood sugar
  • Affordable Price Compared to other Gluten Free Mixes
 
 

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The Giveaway!

SimpleMills has generously offered to give one lucky Thrifty Housewife reader both their Chocolate and Banana Muffin Mixes! Use the Rafflecopter to enter, all entries are optional, all winning entries are verified.  Good Luck!
 
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The Thrifty Housewife was not compensated for this post, I did receive a sample product(s) for the purposes of review. This did not influence my review or my opinions. My views are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, pinterest, twitter, or any other social media website.  The winner will be chosen through the rafflecopter form which uses Random.org.  Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to the  email.  Failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen.  Open to US only.  All winning Entries are verified. 

41 comments:

  1. almond flour has zero carbohydrates and a neutral blood sugar impact. thats a good thing

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  2. I like that there are no refined sugars or carbs - the only sweetener used is coconut!

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  3. I love the selection of baking products and mixes.

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  4. I like that the products are grain free and made with almond powder!

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  5. Muffins would be nice for breakfasts. Make the night before for a quick grab n go.

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  6. I love that the products use nutrient rich ingredients.

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  7. I found out that these products are available at Dodson's Nutritional Food Center in Norman, not too far from my home. I love all the gluten free options that have been coming available as I have two granddaughters who have definite problems with gluten

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  8. i love that they use almond flour. so many gf baking mixes have soy flour, and many people are intolerant to soy as well. this looks like a great mix and i would love to try it!

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  9. I love the almond flour, it has no carbs, that's awesome!

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  10. Sound yummy and good for the whole family!

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  11. Look yummy and good for the whole family.

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  12. Love this company!!! The muffins are awesome!!

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  13. Love this company!!! The chocolate muffins are awesome!

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  14. I am actually amazed that they use no corn derivatives in their products. Corn is in absolutely everything these days!

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  15. I bought these and they are delish.

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  16. i like that they are non-GMO

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  17. I like that it's dairy free, GMO free, free of refined sugar and carbohydrates, and espicially gluten free!

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  18. I love that they use simple ingredients and no corn derivatives.

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  19. They use almond flour in the mixes.

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  20. They use coconut as a natural sweetener and nothing else!

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  21. I like that they are gluten-free and low-glycemic.

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  22. mixes sound so easy and seem to be so good...love to try the chocolate especially

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  23. I love that there are no refined sugars!

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  24. I love their selection of gluten free mixes-it can be really tricky to find decent GF foods.

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  25. I love that they don't use any GMO ingredients, no corn, no soy - Harlena Dyer

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  26. I like the almond flour pumpkin muffin mix.

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  27. i want to try the Pumpkin Muffin Mix

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  28. In addition to being Gluten free their products are also GMO free.

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  29. I know I can make my own mixes, but I love not having to gather all the different flours and having something that has a reasonable chance of working!

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  30. I like that, no matter your dietary restrictions or concerns, they seem to have products for you!

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  31. I like that they're non-GMO. I like to NOT eat science experiments!

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  32. i like that they use coconut sweetener. not many companies do

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  33. They use coconut nectar as a sweetener because of its low glycemic index, nutrient content, and sustainability.

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  34. Unlike traditional gluten-free flours, almond flour has zero carbohydrates and a neutral blood sugar impact. We believe it is nutritionally superior due to its LDL-lowering mono-saturated fats and rich potassium content.

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  35. In plain site they list their products are non-GMO! I've lost count of how many hours I've spent on the phone calling companies to inquire about the ingredients, if they contained gmo/etc. Thank you SimpleMills for stating the facts right on your home page.

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  36. I love that they don't use corn derivatives! samnac88@gmail.com

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