Friday, November 1, 2013

Peanut Butter And Cinnamon Pancakes/Betty Crocker Gluten Free Pancake Mix Review

It's November....how did that happen?! Have you started preparing your holiday plans yet? Or is it to soon? Well Thanksgiving is THIS month.  Fall seems to be in full swing here. The leaves are changing and it has defiantly been colder. 

I'm beyond excited to bake for the holidays this year! But I shouldn't get to ahead of myself, should I? 

I have yet another pancake recipe...can you tell I love pancakes? Almost as much as I love cupcakes. They both have the word cake in them ;) Along with the recipe I am going to review a pancake mix that I do use often as well. 


They smell amazing cooking. 



These little cakes are perfectly golden brown. I have finally mastered the "perfect" pancake. 


These have peanut butter and cinnamon in them. I love peanut butter but it can be a very strong flavor, so these just have a hint of peanut butter. Oh, and they have a secret ingredient. I have found that adding brown sugar to the mix makes them fluffier and more moist. And of course it brings out the flavors even more.  I do like using pancake mixes because it just saves time on mornings where you just really want to eat breakfast. 


Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 Box Betty Crocker Gluten free Pancake Mix
1 Egg
1 Cup Water(the mix calls for milk, but I prefer to use water) 
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla 
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter

Directions:

Preheat skillet and coat with coconut oil.
Combine pancake mix, water, and mix well.
Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and peanut butter. Mix until well combined. 
Whisk in egg, and whisk until all ingredients are combined into a smooth consistency. 
Cook pancakes until golden brown. 



I added some apple butter on top. Perfect fall flavors. And of course I eat bacon as well. 

Here's a closer look ;) 


So fluffy on the inside. Perfect pancakes.








So what about the pancake mix? I believe I have mentioned before that I have used Betty Crocker Gluten Free Pancake Mix before.  It's one of my go-to mixes because I know I'll get perfect pancakes or waffles every time. I have even made homemade biscuits and they turned out really well. Using this mix you wouldn't be able to tell you're eating gluten free. 

Now to health side of things.
Even though these make amazing baked goods. There is just a few things I have a problem with, when it comes to the ingredients. It's not like they are awful, by any means. But I will say there are more natural mixes. 


For one, there is sugar. But it could be corn syrup or something like that, so it's not to bad. But potato starch? I'm not to sure if that's good or not. And the leavening ingredients are something else that concerns me. But once again, I've seen worse.  

Even though some of the ingredients seem odd to me. It's not to bad. Considering I find myself using it all the time. It hasn't made me sick, so that's a plus! 

Ratings

Flavor       10/10
Texture    10/10
Quality    8/10
Healthy    6/10

Overall it's not a bad product. And it's a good option for just starting baking gluten free. I recommend this to anyone. But not to someone who is allergic to soy since they say it might contain soy. 


Cheers!