Here is another gluten-free company that you may not have heard of before. I’m happy to introduce you to Maninis Gluten Free.
“MANINIS® GLUTEN FREE is a company whose products were developed ten years ago by a mathematician mother and a chemical engineer father. Their mission: develop good tasting and nutritious gluten-free bread products for their five year old daughter diagnosed with celiac disease. The challenge was to produce gluten-free products that have the consistency and flavor they craved in wheat-based breads.”
The company only produces gluten-free products in a gluten-free facility. Their products are GFCO certified. They are free of rice, soy, beans, and casein and use organic ingredients when possible.
Maninis Gluten Free produces several bread mixes, a multipurpose flour mix, and a pasta mix. I tried the bread mixes and flour mix and was pleased with the results of each one. They also offer five fresh gourmet pastas which I did not sample.
The Bread Mixes
The bread mixes all made very nice, soft bread which everyone loved! I have one concern and that is with the bread falling apart when it is not fresh. Except for once, the bread was eaten for dinner and was finished off. One loaf, the rustic multigrain bread, had a little left which I saved for my son’s lunch.
He didn’t go to school the next day, but took a sandwich made with the bread on the following day. The bread was still nice and soft. However, he came home with a baggie full of broken bread pieces and said the sandwich was impossible to eat.
I don’t know if that would have happened on day two or with the other bread mixes, but keep that in mind if you are thinking of using this for sandwiches. Adding more xanthan gum might solve the problem.
I made loaf bread with the rustic multigrain mix (shown above) and the classic peasant mix. The directions were easy to follow, but there are no bread machine instructions. The recipe uses a 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan which made a nice sized loaf that rose very well and did not cave in. Both had a very light, soft texture.
The country oat bread mix I used to make rolls. There were no instructions for making rolls, I simply mixed the dough as called for then dropped it onto a baking sheet. The rolls puffed up nicely but deflated as they cooled. However, they were still nice and soft in the middle.
My husband thought they were great and said they reminded him of his mother’s dinner rolls.
Multipurpose Flour Mix
I followed the directions on the package for making blueberry muffins except that I did not add the crumb topping. They turned out well and everyone liked them. I think this would work well for a multipurpose mix. I like the flours they include in the mix.
Ingredients: Flour blend (organic millet, tapioca, teff, organic sorghum, organic amaranth), corn starch, organic cane sugar, GF xanthan gum, organic Atlantic sea salt, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). All ingredients are gluten free and no bioengineering has been used to produce this product.
The Giveaway: One winner will receive $25 worth of Maninis Gluten Free mixes. The giveaway is limited to US residents.
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The giveaway will end on Friday, January 13 at 11:00 pm eastern time. The randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.
Disclaimer: I was provided with free product to sample, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.