Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Product Review: El Peto Pancake Mix

On Sunday, I promised my little guy a pancake dinner since he couldn't eat the pancakes at the maple syrup festival that looked delicious but were full of gluten.  Thankfully, I had a box of gluten free pancake mix in the cupboard that I had bought a while ago with the best of intentions but had never quite gotten around to making. 

The El Peto mix calls for eggs, milk and oil to be added to the mix, and then to let it stand for 15 minutes to thicken.  The instructions say to add some more milk to the mix after the 15 minutes if it's a little thick.  Each batch makes between 10 and 14 pancakes.  I used a quarter cup scoop for my pancakes and got almost 14 pancakes from a batch.  I made 2 batches, and found that I had to add quite a bit of extra milk to each batch, as they thickened up considerably.

They did, however, cook up quite nicely.  They puffed up and came out light and fluffy, with good flavour.  My son ate 8 of them.  Seriously.  That's why I had to make two batches. 

I've never made pancakes using another gluten free mix, so I have nothing to compare this to, but I have to say I was impressed with the quality of the finished product.  I've been disappointed with some of El Peto's baking mixes in the past, so this was a nice surprise!  We covered them with some real Canadian maple syrup and they were as good as any pancakes I've ever had. 

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