The Gluten Free Community has long raved about Pamela's Gluten Free Mixes. I know that her Baking & Pancake Mix is a favorite of many. I had never tried the mix because it has dairy in it. I am the only one in my family that is GF and CF (dairy free) and my kids eat plenty of dairy, but this stopped me from baking with her mix. Recently, Pamela’s Products released three new mixes that are gluten free and can be made dairy free as well. We sample a lot of GF products and these quickly moved to the top of our Favorite GF Mixes List.
I think the mixes are just better because Pamela has been at GF baking for a long time. Pamela Giusto-Sorrells has been baking GF since 1988 and Pamela’s Products is one of the founding gluten free food makers.
It is this longevity in the industry that gives these mixes the extra-specialness. Pamela has not thrown together a quick and easy mix to fill a new market. She has put effort and a lot of skill into making these mixes extra special. Comparing these mixes with some other popular GF mixes is like comparing a Lexus with a Prius. Both will get you where you want to go, but the amount of enjoyment and satisfaction you get out of the ride will be different.
Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend: A light flour blend that will work in most baking recipes as a one-to-one replacement for wheat flour. We made Waffles! They were a bit flimsy and needed to cook longer to get crispy but the flavor was better than any GF waffle we have ever made. This flour blend has no dairy, no nuts, no salt, no leavening, no corn and no soy.
Pamela’s Oatmeal Cookie Mix: We used it to make oatmeal bar cookies. Again a delicious flavor that produced a higher quality cookie.
Pamela’s Sugar Cookie Mix – Roll & Cut: These were our favorite! My GF Teen used the mix to make cookies for a friend who is sick. We were sad to see half of them walk out the door with her. This mix produced one of the best GF sugar cookies I have ever tasted. Sweet and crisp – we did not take the time to roll them out and cut shapes out but what a great mix if you are looking for cut out cookies! Look how well they held their shape. They will not disappoint you!
They are so good that I just ordered some from Amazon.com to have on hand. Right now on Amazon the mix is only $3.83 and you can get free shipping with Amazon Prime if you order this as an add-on item. That is a really good deal! Click the link below for details.