I was happy to see Bob’s Red Mill at Blog Her Food ‘11 and enjoyed talking to the representative. We discussed their gluten-free products and testing. Bob’s Red Mill is not a strictly gluten-free company. They do process gluten-containing grains, but their gluten-free products are produced in a gluten-free facility. The products are batch tested to ensure they contain less than 20 parts per million.
Bob’s Red Mill carries a variety of gluten-free products including individual baking ingredients such as flours and xanthan gum, baking mixes, oats, whole grains such as millet and quinoa, and more.
Some of their gluten-free baking mixes use bean flours which I am not a fan of, so I sampled mixes without them. If you don’t like bean flours (or if you do) keep that in mind when purchasing their products.
I was very impressed with their baking mixes. They all gave very good results, and my family liked them.
The brownies were dense and moist. They were very good, but my family said they like my brownies better. Baking from scratch takes time, though, and this mix is a good back up to have on hand.
Actually, my family pretty much feels that way about any mix. Even the best ones are never quite as good as my homemade versions, but they will do when mom is short on time. The pancake and pizza crust mixes both produced very nice results.
The shortbread cookies were easy to work with and held their shape very nicely. They were light and delicate, but a bit on the dry side. My husband thought they were too dry and needed some chocolate on them, but gluten-free son and I liked them the way they were.
I think they yellow cake was my favorite. I used it to make my pecan praline cake, and it turned out great. The cake had a nice texture and was not too fragile or crumbly. It tasted good too!
In addition to the mixes, I have have had good success using Bob’s Red Mills baking ingredients.
Bob’s Red Mill is also one of the few companies who makes gluten-free oats. They sell gluten-free rolled oats, quick oats, and steel cut oats.
The Giveaway: Bob’s Red Mill is giving away the items below pictured assortment of products to one winner. The assortment includes pancake mix, quick oats, pizza crust mix, cornmeal, vanilla cake mix, brownie mix, and shortbread cookie mix. The giveaway is open to people in the US and Canada.
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The giveaway will end on Friday September 16th at 11:00 pm eastern time. The winner be randomly chosen and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted by email.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the above pictured products free of charge. The opinions in this post are my own.
Update: Congratulations to Megan who won this giveaway!