15 February 2015

..::Review + Giveaway::.. Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix

My Review of Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"We have discovered the secret at Nicole’s Naturals. Our family has been making Gluten Free Waffles since before it was popular. We are sharing with you waffles that have been tried and approved by some of the world’s toughest critics. Everybody enjoys our waffles. Our customers say these waffles are “the best waffles” they’ve ever tasted … and they just happened to be gluten free!
Nicole’s Naturals Premium Gluten Free Waffle Mix lets anyone make waffles taste heavenly. Great for waffle parties, a midday snack or the traditional American breakfast meal!"


I was sent a 22 oz tin of the Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix from Nicole's Naturals to review. 

This tin costs $8.99.  Shipping is free with Amazon Prime.

Packaging & Presentation of Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix
Everything arrived in great condition.  There were no dents, defects, nor issues during shipment.  The tin is black, and features red, gold, and white accents.  The tin measures 6.0" x 4.5" x 2.5".  It was shipped in protective bubble wrap.

The front of the tin labels the product and brand.  It says it contains no preservatives, is gluten-free, wheat-free, and soy-free.  The back of the tin provides the recipe to make waffles, the nutrition facts, ingredients, contact information, and UPC.

There is a label on the bottom, it looks like it probably is the lot number.  I have not found an expiration date on the product itself.

There is a safety seal wrapped around the lid where it connects to the tin's body.  There is not a perforated strip, so I recommend using scissors to cut it away.

When I opened the tin, I found the actual mix packaged inside of another bag inside the tin.  It's more of a 'tan' color, and man, did it smell great!  

My Personal Experience with Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix

I love pancakes and waffles.  I think I like waffles just a bit more, though.  In fact, I have one of those Belgian Waffle makers because they are that good to me!  It's a quick and easy way to make premium waffles for dinner, breakfast, or just a snack.  Since this mix makes pancakes or waffles, I picked the waffles. Of course.  I grabbed the ingredients (which isn't many!):  milk, eggs, butter, and the mix!

Before I started, I noticed the recipe on the back incorporates the entire box of mix.  I didn't want to use it all, so I just halved the recipe.  First things first, I added 11 oz of the mix into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, I beat an egg and melted the butter in the microwave.

I added the egg and melted butter to the mix.

Then... I mixed it with a whisk until it got nice and crumbly.

I slowly added 3/4 cup of whole milk, but in order to get it to be the consistency I liked, I had to add another small splash of the milk.

Don't forget to spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray.  I forgot to do that before-- and well, my waffle didn't come out that great.

Finally, take your mix and slowly add it to your waffle iron.  It should cover all of the gaps.

In about 5-7 minutes, you'll have a beautiful waffle!

Add your toppings of choice, but since these already have such a great flavor, I just sprinkled a tiny bit of powdered sugar on top.

Pros of Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix
  • The taste is just phenomenal.
  • Comes in a reusable tin.
  • Easy to make, and you don't need a lot of ingredients.
  • Gluten, wheat, and soy free.
  • All of the ingredients are wonderful.  I love when I can understand each word in that list.
  • Only 150 calories per serving.
        Cons of Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix
        • There isn't an expiration date on the package.
        • Not sold in stores-- you can only buy this online.

              Guys-- wow.  Just wow.  First, I'd like to say that I'm not on a gluten-free diet, but I will definitely use the products if they are within my price range.  When I was given the opportunity to review this mix, I didn't know what to expect.  I decided to try them out for dinner one night, and I was IMPRESSED.  They cook great, smell great, and they taste like a million bucks.  At only 150 calories per serving, you can't go wrong.  Unfortunately, they do not sell this brand in stores.  You can only get it online through their website or from Amazon.  But trust me-- it's worth it.  I'm going to buy this a lot more.  I really, really enjoyed them, as did my whole family! Oh! You can also make these ahead of time, freeze them, and then pop one in the toaster when you want one!

              Are you wanting to get your very own Nicole's Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix Gift Set (1 can of Nicole's Naturals GF Mix, 1 small container of syrup, 4 small breakfast plates, and a Nicole's Naturals apron)?  Enter the GIVEAWAY! 

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              $8.99 ARV
              Giveaway will end 03-01-2015 at 0000. 
              No purchase necessary. 
              Winners will be announced 03-02-2015. 
              The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
              If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

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              DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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