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Two Moms in the Raw Gluten Free Goji Berry Bars

 

Starbucks…slightly overpriced, but by far my favorite place to stop in the morning for my much needed non-fat half pump vanilla latte.  I can’t afford to go to Starbucks every morning, but I love that when I am in a hurry I can count on them for great coffee and a natural gluten free product to hold me over to my next meal.  Can’t get that at Dunks!

For the first time a few days ago I tried one of “Two Moms in the Raw” Gluten Free granola bars.  Just like my coffee, I probably over paid for this bar. I think it was around $4.00 (somehow it makes me feel a little better when I don’t pay attention to my total…bad habit!).   I had the choice between goji berry and blueberry.  Feeling adventurous I went with the goji berry.  I’ll be honest with you, my first thought when opening up the package was that this granola bar looked a lot like something you would feed to your pet bird.  Millet, the main ingredient in this product, is also one of the main seeds used in bird food.  Don’t let that scare you however… this bar was really good!

 “What begins as a journey of healing soon becomes an extraordinary adventure”—Two Moms in the Raw

“Two Moms in the Raw” was started by a Shari, a mom of three looking to take a natural approach to improve her health after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  Looking for a delicious all natural snack, Shari did some experimenting of her own and came up with raw and organic granolas and sea crackers.  All of her products are 100% raw, 100% organic, and 100% vegan. This means all of the ingredients used in her recipes are in their natural state,  there are no additives, pesticides, or hormones, and no animal products are used.  Each product is handmade and does not contain added oils or refined sugars.

Right now “Two Moms in the Raw” has three flavors of sea crackers; Garden Herb, Pesto, and Tomato Basil, all of which are gluten free.  There are also five flavors of granola, however only the blueberry and goji berry are gluten free.

My goji berry bar…

Slightly tough to bite into, but much chewier and non-crumbly compared to other granola bars. Containing only raw ingredients this bar was made with millet, buckwheat, coconut, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pecans, almonds, pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), apples, agave (plant nectar often used as a binder or sweetener), cinnamon, sea salt and of course goji berries.  The flavor was delicious, not overly sweet and infused with a yummy cinnamon flavor that really stood out.  If it weren’t for my budget, this is definitely a product I would buy more often!

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“I’ll make you banana pancakes…Pretend like it’s the weekend now”

Meet the chef! He’s my future husband! He’s handsome, funny, sweet, and best of all… he makes me pancakes for dinner!!! 🙂

The Product:
Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix, Gluten Free
 

Our Review:

Two thumbs up for General Mills! Put this product side by side with a non-GF pancake mix…the difference is very slight. My guess is that most people won’t notice they are eating a gluten free product. These pancakes taste great! In Luke’s words the taste was “spot on”. They did not come out “grainy” like  other gluten free baking mixes sometimes tend to. These pancakes are slightly more dense and thinner than a non-GF pancake, but this difference was barely noticeable.

When cooking, Luke noticed that the batter is smooth and lump-free compared to a non- GF mix.  The mix comes out slightly thicker,  and if you let it sit too long it became harder to pour. Also, they seemed to cook a little faster than non-GF pancakes.

Because wheat flour and rice flour cook differently you should check out the Bisquick FAQ page. It explains the differences in cooking gluten free Bisquick vs. the traditional Bisquick mix: http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/bisquick/GlutenFreeFAQ

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