Bunnery Natural Foods Pancake and Waffle Mixes Review
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With all the rich food for the holidays and New Year resolutions around the corner, doesn’t it sometimes just feel good to eat good-for-you food? Here’s my Bunnery Natural Foods Pancake and Waffle Mixes review where eating natural doesn’t have to taste like cardboard.
My Experience with Bunnery Natural Foods Pancake and Waffle Mixes:
We love pancakes and they frequent our weekend breakfast menu at least twice a month. However, I make mine from scratch with white flour, sugar, eggs, buttermilk and butter, that we then top with more butter and real maple syrup – so they aren’t exactly the healthiest thing. I’d like to have pancakes more, and sometimes during the week, so I was happy to be able to review Bunnery Natural Foods pancake and waffle mixes. The mixes are made with natural ingredients, plus you add real ingredients to the mix, not just water, which I appreciate.
I received 4 different flavors of the pancake and waffle mixes: double chocolate, coconut-vanilla, wild blueberry and original. The boyfriend had to go into work early this morning, so I just had to make breakfast for myself. Since he’s not overly a fan of sweet eats like myself, I decided it would be the perfect time to give the double chocolate pancakes a try.
You can immediately see all the natural goodness in the mix with real chocolate, nuts, etc.
I first looked through the ingredients of the mix and was impressed to find that they really were natural – and I’m not even talking about the questionable “natural flavors” kind! Actual natural ingredients like oats, seeds, etc. I was equally impressed that there was actual chocolate in the mix – no mockolate weirdness to be found. To make up the mix, you just melt some butter, add in some milk and an egg, whisk all together and you’re done. I then left the mix continue to sit while my griddle finished heating up. The back of the bag says that you’ll get about 5 pancakes per cup of mix, but I actually got 6 with my large 3 tablespoon scoop. Each bag is said to have 9 servings, which seems pretty spot on to me for the average eater. Plus the bag itself is resealable so no worries about keeping directions in a plastic bag.
The pancakes cooked up just like normal pancakes, with the sides bubbling so you know when it’s time to flip. In just a few minutes, my pancake breakfast was ready! I had mine with some butter and maple syrup, but not much was needed as the pancakes were yummily moist. The flavor was honestly really outstanding and admittedly a lot better than I had hoped for. I think we’ve all been there when we try to eat healthier and the food just doesn’t taste good, but these pancakes are truly delicious.
There was a nice mellow chocolate flavor that wasn’t too sweet. It reminded me of one of my favorite chocolate pound cake recipes. I also really enjoyed the nice crunch from the seeds in the mix. I wasn’t sure how I would like the crunch at first because I usually don’t like a lot of different textures in my food, but these were actually pleasant and provided a nutty flavor of sorts, which of course goes perfectly with chocolate. Also, the nice thing is that I only had 2 pancakes and I was totally full until lunch time. Usually when we have pancakes, I have 3-4, and that’s with eggs and bacon, which I didn’t even have this morning. I love how wholesome ingredients can really keep you full!
Final Takeaway: I really loved this pancake mix and can’t wait to try the other flavors. I think the blueberry ones will be on the menu for this weekend! I also think the chocolate mix would be great for a birthday breakfast or dessert for something different. I imagine they would be prefect, especially as waffles, with just a drizzle of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and may some fresh berries. Yum! The price may seem a bit steep, but I think it’s totally worth it for knowing you’re getting quality food, plus at under $1 per serving, it’s far less than what you’d pay in a restaurant where you can never be sure what exactly you’re eating. They’d make the perfect gift for those in your life that live healthier lifestyles, or for giving yourself the gift of good health!
Buy It: Bunnery Natural Foods Pancake and Waffle Mixes can be purchased at BunneryNaturalFoods.com for $6.50 per pouch (original is $5.95). Shipping is free on orders of $50+ as of 12/19/12. You can also find Bunnery Natural Products on Amazon.com.
About Bunnery Natural Foods: Bunnery Natural Foods products are made in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and started 4 decades ago. They offer granola, oatmeal, and pancake and waffle mixes in a variety of flavors with natural ingredients. You can find out more about Bunnery Natural Foods at BunneryNaturalFoods.com and by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
I received the products mentioned above in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All words and opinions in this post are solely my own.