Valentine Giveaway: Gluten-free goodies
For awhile I’ve been mostly avoiding wheat, but every now and then I succumb to temptation– usually pizza or dinner rolls. Well, twice lately after doing that, I’ve broken out into a rash. For some reason, avoiding wheat has made me MORE sensitive to it when I do have it. Bummer. I guess that means I’d better be more serious about this whole gluten free thing.
All of this served to make me extra-thrilled when I got this Nuffins Gluten-Free 6 Mix Variety Pack in the mail. These baking mixes include sugar cookies, cornbread, pancakes, chocolate brownies, muffins and chocolate chip cookie mix. (Amazon includes a chocolate cake mix instead of the second cookie mix that I got.)
If you click through to the link, you’ll see that this 6-pack assortment is $37 on amazon. That may seem like a fair bit if you don’t usually buy gluten free goodies, but these mixes are quite generous, I think. I used 1/4 of the pancake mix and got 5 good-sized pancakes, and the brownie mix made a full 9×13 pan, or 20 brownies. If only one or two members of your family is gluten free, just one box of any of these would probably last you quite awhile.
The mixes contain a combination of rice flour and some other flours, which means there is a very slight graininess to the texture, as is very typical of gluten free items. But I thought the flavor was excellent, and my family quite happily ate muffins and brownies right along with me.
If you know how to bake with gluten free ingredients, you’d be able to put together similar recipes for less money. But face it, eating gluten free is a lot of work– I often have to make myself meals that are a bit different than the rest of my family. Mixes like these would make gluten-free eating easier for lots of people. You may decide the convenience is worth the bucks. And the packaging is just plain fun.
I have a 6-pack of these goodies to give away today to celebrate Valentine’s Day! All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is comment below and tell me what you’re doing to brighten someone’s day today. For a second entry, go ‘like’ Nuffins OR Owlhaven (or both) on Facebook and come back here and tell me you in another comment that you did so.
In our house John and I have the tradition of giving each of our kids their own little box of chocolates. This year, he and I didn’t communicate especially well, and BOTH of us ended up buying things for the kiddos still at home. They’re going to be surprised this morning to wake up to TWO boxes of chocolate each.
How about you? What do you do to make a loved one’s Valentine’s Day special? I’ll choose a winner of the baking mixes on Monday.