Product Review: Annie May’s Sweet Café Allergen Free Pancake and Waffle Mix

Annie May's Sweet Café Allergen Free Pancake and Waffle Mix
Annie May’s Sweet Café Allergen Free Pancake and Waffle Mix

Product: Annie May’s Sweet Café Allergen-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix – $5.00

I am a lucky one!

I am.  I am one lucky lady.

And I’m about to tell you why.

I live just outside of Louisville, Kentucky.  One short drive over a bridge and I am in the city.  I can see Louisville from my apartment.  I’m that close.  But it’s not the city itself that makes me feel lucky.  It’s the gem that sits at the heart of it.

Recently, Louisville has really come onto the foodie scene.  With chefs showing up on television shows, the restaurant scene exploding (especially over in NULU), and features in food magazines like Food & Wine, Louisville really has something to offer for everyone.

Yes.  Everyone.

Including me – a gluten-free vegetarian.

The place – Annie May’s Sweet Café, located at 3110 Frankfort Avenue.  It’s a short little journey there…and one that I make weekly…if I’m in town.  I don’t miss any opportunity to support this business and the people who make this genuinely good food.  And trust me…you don’t need to have a food allergy to enjoy the products that they put in their case and offer Tuesday – Saturday.

Really, trust me.  My roomie eats there every week with me.  I’ve taken my running friends Natalie and Harry there.  I’ve taken my sister there.  I’ve taken my friend Greg there…and he is hooked on her Allergen-Free Double Chocolate Brownies.  Trust me…he always buys at least two when he’s in town.  In fact, you’d be hard pressed to tell her food was gluten-free or dairy-free it wasn’t advertised.  Seriously.  Good eats.  All around.

But today, I am not just going to talk to you about the business.  Today…I want to talk to you about one of the mixes that is available for purchase from Annie May’s.

I’m talking about Annie May’s Sweet Café Allergen-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix.

Yes.  More pancakes.  The world would be a better place if more pancakes were consumed.  But…they must be good pancakes.  I’ve eaten a lot of different pancakes since going gluten-free.  Frozen, from mixes, from restaurants.  And this mix really does cook up some fantastic pancakes.  I actually utilized the mix two ways to be honest.  I did my first four pancakes just plain…made as the bag instructed me to make them.  But for the second batch…I added Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips…and made chocolate chip pancakes for the following day.  The mix is so easy to make and it has a great texture.  I just had a good feeling when I put it all together in my mixing bowl and then scooped up the 1/4 cup to set on the skillet.

The pancakes cooked to perfection.  No joke.  Golden and crusty on the outside.  They were a thing of beauty.  In fact, I might have let out a little squee of glee and did a little hop-dance of joy in the kitchen after I flipped the first one.  Because it was gorgeous.  A stunning and perfect pancakes.  I only had to be sure not to burn them.  And…I didn’t.  I totally rocked these out and they fluffed up and got all soft and hot in the middle.  I am drooling just writing about them.  Then, after serving them up with real maple syrup…I devoured.  And as I was savoring and scarfing all at the same time…I got the chocolate chip version cooking.

Once again…perfection.  I tucked these into a container and put them in the fridge.  I had a spinning class to take on Friday morning, so I figured when I got back from that, I could pop these bad boys in the microwave, nuke them to reheated perfection, and serve them up with that maple syrupy goodness.  I was so pleased with how well these reheated.  Honestly.  So many times you just get a soggy, mushy mess.  While these don’t get that golden crust they have fresh off the skillet, they don’t wilt and fall apart after a day in the fridge either.  They reheated really well and maintained the integrity of the previously consumed pancakes…still so delicious…down to the last bite.

I have two pancakes left.  Can you guess what I’m eating Sunday morning?  HA!  I can’t eat them tomorrow…I’m going to Annie May’s Sweet Café for their amazing breakfast menu.  Might even splurge and get a few extras.  Because…I can.  And I want to.  And so…I will.

Don’t be disheartened if you don’t live in or near Louisville, Kentucky.  Annie May’s Sweet Café ships!  Yes…they ship.  Just go to this page and place an order.  Trust me…you will not be disappointed.  And, yes…the Allergen-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix is available for order.  So…don’t think.  Just do.  DO IT!

And…I still count myself as one very lucky lady to live near a place that has a restaurant that I feel totally and completely at ease in.  I know I can get good food there…and I will continue to bring my friends and family there.  So far, no one has been disappointed.

And to Annie May, Kenna, and the staff…keep up the good work.  See you tomorrow morning!

Perfect pancakes made from Annie May's Sweet Café Allergen Free Pancake and Waffle Mix
Perfect pancakes made from Annie May’s Sweet Café Allergen Free Pancake and Waffle Mix

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