On a lazy Sunday I decided to do some gluten-free baking. Recently Amazing Foods For Health sent me gluten-free pancakes and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie mix. While I try not to eat too many carbs and processed foods, after running the Gate River Run I had a few extra calories to spare and my husband absolutely loves oatmeal raisin cookies so I had a willing assistant to help with the taste testing.
Gluten Free Pancakes
I started the morning with some pancakes. The ingredients were easy and things that I almost always have on hand. Nothing is more annoying than weird ingredients that I have to make a special trip to the grocery store for.
We are dairy-free as well we we used So Delicious almond milk instead of regular milk and added in some extra flax seed for added fiber.
I followed the instructions on the box and they still came out pretty thick but they cooked really nicely and were delicious! I paired it with some turkey bacon and a cup of coffee and it was a nice little breakfast!
Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
While I had the mixing bowl out I figured I would go ahead and make the cookies too! Again the ingredients were easy and the only real pre-planning was to leave the butter out to soften.
I used Earth Balance instead of regular butter.
While the box stated that it made 30 cookies this batch only made 18 cookies and take note they don’t get much bigger than the size they are when you put on the cookie sheet. Also they came out a little dry, I may substitute coconut oil instead of the Earth Balance next time so they come out a little more chewy. But they were delicious and I can honestly say that half of the plate below was gone within 10 minutes!
All in all they were both delicious. I don’t think you would even notice that they are gluten-free. They cooked easy and tasted so yummy. Looks like the only place to purchase these items in Jacksonville is the Walmart Supercenter on San Pablo Road S.