Product: Gluten Free Pantry (Glutino) Brown Rice Pancake & Waffle Mix – $4.49+
I love, love, love, love pancakes and waffles. No, for real. I make pancakes sometimes in the morning before work and waffles…well, those tend to be my weekend treat. So, finding a good mix in order to make these simple, but delicious breakfast treats is sometimes a challenge. Especially when you have food allergies.
Now, I’m not saying that all gluten-free pancake mixes will fall short of expectations. In fact, most of the ones I have tried have been decent enough to continue using…and…in some cases, purchase again.
Awhile back, I purchased a box of Gluten Free Pantry Brown Rice Pancake & Waffle Mix. And, true to form, I used everything else ahead of it while this sat in my pantry…waiting…waiting. I mean, the box is green and white…screaming at me to grab it and make some breakfast magic with it. And…still…it sat.
But, that is no longer the case. You guessed it…the expiration date was drawing close and I needed to use this mix…STAT! This is a habit that I am truly working myself out of. No more stocking up for the zombie apocalypse anymore (okay…not really why I have so much gluten-free goodness in my pantry…but it sounds good). This expiration date, however, was so close that I told my roomie that we’d be having pancakes every day this week for breakfast. Including gym mornings. Reheated pancakes are never as good as fresh of the griddle…but you have to make sacrifices.
And then…as luck would have it…I flipped the box over to look at their directions for making pancakes with this mix…and spotted another recipe. And this one utilized the entire box.
It was for Irish Soda Bread…and I just happened to have every single ingredient for it in my fridge and pantry. Lucky, lucky me. My mind was made up. Irish Soda Bread for breakfast this week. I’d make 12 slices out of it…and we would literally have one piece of it with some fruit for breakfast every day. It would mean only one morning of baking…and the rest, as long as the results were delicious, would be ready for a light reheat on regular mornings and those mornings we hit the gym.
This recipe was super easy. I just used the entire Gluten Free Pantry Brown Rice Pancake & Waffle Mix and to it added eggs, melted butter, unsweetened almond milk, raisins, and orange zest. Caraway seeds were an optional ingredient and I chose not to add them. I mixed all the ingredients together and poured the batter into a 8 inch cake pan. Put it in an oven at 375°F for 35 minutes. And when I pulled it out of the oven, just as my roommate was getting up on Monday morning for breakfast, it was golden brown. I brushed the top with some more melted butter, let it cool for only a couple of minutes, and then sliced it up.
My roommate loves her bread with butter, so she gets a schmear of that. I eat my bread plain most of the time and this was no exception.
I was really, really leery about turning a pancake and waffle mix into a loaf of Irish Soda Bread, but this…WORKED! For real. The result was amazing. The wedges of bread were sturdy and dense, just like real Irish Soda Bread. The raisins remained plump and juicy. And the orange zest adds that needed zing to the actual bread itself. The mix baked up beautifully, not becoming dry or brittle in the slightest. This bread was so easy to slice through. And the taste…well, you would never in a million years guess that this bread was gluten-free. Nor would you know that it came from a pancake and waffle mix.
I am very happy with the way this mix created this delicious Irish Soda Bread. If you are having some difficulty locating Gluten Free Pantry items…there’s a reason. It’s Glutino, and they have changed their packaging. So look for Glutino’s Brown Rice Pancake & Waffle Mix and you’ll be finding the same exact product that I used here. Now you know how long I’ve had this mix.
It may have taken me awhile to actually use this mix…but I am so happy that I finally did. And, I am more than pleased to have utilized it in a manner that isn’t just pancakes and waffles. Have a hankering for Irish Soda Bread…or perhaps those pancakes and waffles sound like just what you need in your life. In either case, for an easy, handy mix, I encourage you to get Glutino’s Gluten Free Pantry Brown Rice Pancake & Waffle Mix.
Bake or flip your way to gluten-free breakfast goodness.