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Gluten-Free Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix Review

by Elyse the Gluten-Free Foodee
Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix Review

This is NOT a sponsored post. GFF was not paid to write this review nor was any free product(s) received.

Trying new gluten-free products can be both daunting and expensive. Not knowing if a product is worth your time and money, may stop you from exploring new products. That’s where we are hoping to help with our gluten-free foodee product reviews. We are kicking them off with gluten-free Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix review.

Kinnikinnick is a Canadian brand that has been making gluten-free products since 1991. Their
Pancake and Waffle Mix is not just lab tested to be gluten-free, but also dairy-free, soy-free, tree nut-free, and peanut-free. The product contains no fish/shellfish, sesame, mustard, eggs, yeast, sulphites, or potato. This all means that this product can be enjoyed by a wide variety of people with varying dietary needs.

Why write a Gluten-Free Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix Review?

It’s simple. I took a chance on this product and was truly overjoyed with the quality. Making a light and fluffy gluten-free pancake is difficult. I’ve tried several homemade recipes and it’s one of the few gluten-free recipes I’ve not been able to perfect. I satisfied my breakfast cravings with our gluten-free French toast recipe until I found this mix. So, now I can enjoy both breakfast classics.

As you can see from the chart (at bottom of this post) the Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix has earned the Gluten-Free Foodee seal of approval with flying colours. Let’s delve into why.

Sometimes gluten-free pancakes look light and fluffy, but the texture is spongy and dense- this is not the case with Kinnikinnick. Their product makes a perfect pancake when it comes to colour and texture. The taste is simply divine too. I love a hint of vanilla in my pancakes, in fact, I’ve even added extra vanilla to many gluten-free pancake batters to help combat their powdery and unsatisfactory aftertaste. However, I’ve never needed to add any vanilla at all to the Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix. This pancake mix gives you that buttery, vanilla taste, that pancakes should have. I’ve tried them with and without maple syrup and also with blueberry syrup and it’s just as delicious, no matter how you prefer to top your pancakes. Many gluten-free pancakes heavily rely on syrup to make them edible, so not needing to use an excessive amount of syrup was refreshing and made for much lighter eating.

The size of the package is smaller and it’s more expensive than buying a regular pancake mix that contains gluten. Having said that, compared to other gluten-free mixes, there is definite value for your money.

When it comes to making these pancakes they are very easy to make. You simply mix the ingredients which are all kitchen staples (water, oil, eggs) and then cook in a pan or on a griddle. I do recommend allowing the batter to sit for a minimum of 10 minutes, prior to frying. That’s a good rule of thumb to follow with any gluten-free batter recipe as it allows the liquid to be fully absorbed.

As with any gluten-free pancake mix, you have to spread the batter slightly with a spatula. This is because the viscosity of gluten-free pancake batter tends to be lower than traditional gluten batter so they don’t spread as much when poured.

Overall, we highly recommend the Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix and confidently award it the Gluten-Free Foodee Seal of Approval.

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Did you find our Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix review helpful? Have you tried the Kinnikinnick Pancake and Waffle Mix? Do have any recommendations or ideas for products you’d like us to review? Leave us a comment below and let us know. We love hearing from you, our fellow gluten-free foodees.

Cheers to living your best gluten-free pancake life.

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Sandra Zalay March 8, 2022 - 12:06 am

I love these, have been gf for about 12 yrs now and the food is getting better. I try to by Kinnikinnick when possible.

Elyse the Gluten-Free Foodee March 8, 2022 - 10:06 am

Thank you for the comment. I’d have to agree in the years I’ve been gluten-free food has gotten a lot better. I love Kinnikinnick too. Their bread is as good as their pancake mix. Thank you again. Cheers.


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