Paleo Treats!!

Check out this review of Paleo goodies from our friends at modPALEO!

REVIEW: Simple Mills Muffin Mix

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So, a great thing happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was at Whole Foods with my family and my daughter spotted a table of samples that she had to try (my kids, bless them, live for free samples).  Of course, to pacify my cherubs long enough to finish shopping, I said “yes.”A representative (actually the owner) from Simple Mills was at the store promoting her new baking mix with samples of mini muffins.  Immediately, my two kiddos pounced on the chocolate flavored muffins.  My husband opted for the banana-nut.  He then hailed me over saying, “Liz, we should get some of this mix – the kids really like it and it’s even gluten-free.”  Ugh, eye roll.  That gluten-free label has become a tagline duping people into thinking that it is synonymous with “healthy.”

I wandered over reluctantly to look over the mix anticipating copious amounts of sugar.  I scanned down the list of ingredients…hmm, almond flour – that’s cool… sweetened with organic coconut nectar – that’s awesome…spices, vanilla…wait, this mix is completely PALEO!!!  Score!

I looked up and saw Katlin, the super sweet face behind Simple Mills.  She explained to me that these mixes came about because she was frustrated with the lack of healthy gluten-free options for her and her family.  Her mixes are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, non-GMO and low-glycemic.

Excitedly, we bought a couple different baking mixes and immediately delved into baking upon arriving back home – we opted for the chocolate first.  The mix made everything so simple!  All you have to have on hand is a tbsp. of coconut oil and a couple of eggs and you are good to go!

I have to say; these were single-handedly the easiest paleo baked goods I have ever made.  It took all of three minutes to get them into the oven.

Twenty minutes later, as my family hovered in anticipation – tempted by the delicious aromas filling the kitchen -the muffins were done.
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Not only did the muffins maintain a gorgeous, moist consistency, the taste was out of this world (like ‘get-your-chocolate-fix here’ outta this world).  My kids are pretty tough critics and self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseurs and they LOVED them!I used the remainder of the chocolate muffins as dessert to bribe my kids to eat their dinners and baked a delicious batch of banana nut for on-the-go morning deliciousness!  They have since become a family favorite in our household.

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And, it gets better…Just in time for the fall season, PUMPKIN muffin mix is available!!  I don’t know about you, but all of the pumpkin paleo recipes that I’ve tried have left a lot to be desired.  Not these gems.  They are moist and rich in pumpkin goodness and paleo-friendly, making them that much sweeter.  In fact, I’m eating one right now as inspiration for this post!

Check out SimpleMills.com to purchase a bag or to find a local retailer.  Simple Mills can also be purchased at amazon.com.

Better still, Katlin has provided us with a special discount.  Use coupon code“MODPALEO” to receive 10% off your purchase in the month of October.  Try them out and let us know what you think by posting a review here!

2 Responses to “Paleo Treats!!”

  1. Russell Childers
    October 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Good to know. How is the parking situation at Whole Foods these days?

  2. mie
    October 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    hahahaah @ Russell

    I still consider any form of baked goods (paleo or not) to be a cheat, but it’s good to know that there is something out there that’s yummy when you want to treat yourself. Thanks for sharing!! I’ll go check it out. Just hoping it’s not super duper expensive….

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