Review: Wholesome Chow Organic Baking Mix
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Aug 24 2012

Review: Wholesome Chow Organic Baking Mix

It is no secret that I adore the Wholesome Chow baking mixes.  I have raved about several of the cakes mixes, including the new Lavender and Chocolate Lavender versions.  I made pancakes from their Baking & Pancake Mix last year, but I had never used the mix for anything else.  The mix has been renamed and is now “All-Purpose Baking Mix”, but still has the pancake recipe on the back.  When I went to bake Banana Bread this week for Jon’s breakfast, I used my Wholesome Chow Organic All-Purpose Baking Mix as my flour.

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Ingredients:

Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Potato Starch, Organic Tapioca Starch, Sodium Bicarbonate, Evaporated Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum.  CORN-FREE
Certified Gluten Free and Non-GMO
This product is produced in a 100% dedicated facility free from Wheat, Gluten, Eggs, Dairy, Peanuts and Tree Nuts.  This product is
Allergy-Friendly.

How to use:

1 cup Wholesome Chow’s All-Purpose Baking Mix = 1 cup regular wheat flour
To substitute mix, use LESS in your recipe:
1/2 tsp Baking Soda and 1/2 tsp Salt

Though I have many Banana Bread recipes, my go-to recipe is the one my Mom used to make for me when I was growing up.  It is from the Betty Crocker Cookbook and I modified it to be gluten-free after I started the diet.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

2 1/2 cups Wholesome Chow Organic All-Purpose Baking Mix
1 cup sugar
2 tsps. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 TBSP. canola oil
3/4 cup skim milk
1 egg
1 cup finely chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
2-3 medium very ripe bananas (about 1 cup)

Heat over to 350*. Spray your bread pan (1 pan that is 9 x 5 x 3 inches or 2 that are 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5) with PAM. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl; beat on medium speed for 1/2 minutes, scraping sides constantly.

Pour into pan(s). Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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This Banana Bread was some of the best I have ever tasted!  Jon enjoyed some slightly warmed in the microwave with butter on the first day of school.  I love to smear mine with almond butter!

The Wholesome Chow mix worked just as expected and like non-gluten-free flour.  I like to try new gluten-free flour mixes in tried and true recipes to get a good feel on how they really work.  I have found over time that there are some gluten-free flour mixes that work well and there are others that don’t.

Wholesome Chow products can be purchased in many stores across the US, including Home Goods and onlineHave you tried any Wholesome Chow products?

*** I received this product free of charge as part of a prize package.  The thoughts and opinions shared in this post are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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