Maninis Gluten Free Review & Giveaway

Maninis-Gluten-FreeHere 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.

Maninis Rustic Multigrain Bread

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.

Maninis Muffin

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.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

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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.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Susan W. says:

    I would be interested in trying the Multigrain Bread mix or the Multiuso Multipurpose flour mix. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Susan W. says:

    I subscribe by RSS.

  3. The Avena Pane Country Oat Bread Mix sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I like Maninis Gluten Free on Facebook.

  5. I follow you via RSS

  6. I posted about this giveaway on my facebook page:

  7. Interesting ingredient statement. I haven’t worked with millet or amaranth and look forward to trying their products.

  8. monisha says:

    I would love to try the Country Oat bread mix as I miss eating homemade bread warm from the oven and the photo of the loaf looks amazing!!

  9. monisha says:

    I already subscribe to your blog via email.

  10. Katie S. says:

    I would be very interested in the multigrain loaf. I looked up the options on the Maninis website and they all look delicious! Just one question: do these breads include yeast? I can’t find mention of it in the ingredients, yet they do look like yeast breads. Thanks!

  11. Jessica says:

    The multi-purpose flour mix sounds like a winner to me! I’d love to try it.

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  12. Jessica says:

    I just added your blog to my RSS feed

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  13. Jessica says:

    I liked Mannis Gluten Free on facebook

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  14. kim ledford says:

    I would love to try the Fresh pasta!

  15. Nicole Lucier says:

    Wow, they all sound do delicious I can’t wait to try them!

  16. kim ledford says:

    i like Maninis on facebook

  17. kim ledford says:

    i subscribe to your emails

  18. kim ledford says:

    i tweeted this giveaway as kledford65

  19. Country oat sounds great! And I love your idea of making rolls!

  20. Multi Purpose Flour Mix. My son has discovered that he does much better not eating gluten. We would like to make our own and not buy premade. Thank you for this info so we can try something new.

  21. walker burley says:

    i liked maninis on facebook

  22. walker burley says:

    i would like to try the Multi grain bread mix

  23. walker burley says:

    i subscribe to your emails

  24. walker burley says:

    i retweeted this giveaway as wburley22

  25. cheryl leatherwood says:

    I would like to try the lemon-thyme-linguini

  26. cheryl leatherwood says:

    I like Manini’s Gluten free on facebook

  27. Mmmmm! Muffins sound so good!

  28. Thank you so much for reviewing our mixes, Linda. One thing I would suggest after you have cooled down the bread completely, is to store the bread in a plastic bag and do not to refrigerate. Maninis breads has a shelf life of up to 4 days. If you refrigerate it, it will dry out and become crumbly. I would also suggest that if any of your fans order our mixes online or win the mixes, please be sure and review the baking tips on our website. These tips go into detail and shows how the dough should look at every step. You will make a perfect loaf the first time and every time! We also have myriads of recipes on our website for the Multi-Purpose Mix including pie crust, pizza crust, cakes, cookies, tortillas and the list continues to grow. Enjoy Maninis and feeling normal again!

  29. I would like to try the Classic Peasant Bread mix because it has such a high amount of fiber (36%) and the Rustic Multigrain Bread mix because I generally like rustic bread.

  30. I am already an e-mail subscriber.

  31. cheryl leatherwood says:

    i subscribe to your emails



    THANK YOU!!!!!!

  33. Motheroflittle says:

    I checked out their website and was impressed with the ingredients used. I think their all purpose blend looks great. We found out the hard way that bean flour does not digest well. I’m thrilled that they dont use any beans. I think their prices are good for the high quality. I was addicted to baking wheat bread until I developed digestive issues. I reluctantly buy store bread for my little one now.This sounds like a perfect solution for me. Thanks for the info on Maninis.

  34. I would like to try the rustic grain bread mix. I haven’t tried making gf bread and would like to try it. Would especially like having fresh bread to eat. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  35. JuleighMiller says:

    I would love to try the multigrain mix. Thanks!

  36. Rebecca Avery says:

    I am always looking for a good bread that my kids will eat. My oldest could tell you what bread you gave him (even at 2am) and he was picky about what he liked in a bread. Since going gluten free he has asked again and again for me to make a soft bread that he can eat.

  37. Rebecca Avery says:

    I already get your e-mails which is how I knew about this.

  38. Rebecca Avery says:

    I liked Maninis Gluten Free on Facebook.

  39. amanda a says:

    The bread mix looks like a winner to me hope I win so I can try this product

  40. Carrie says:

    I would love to try the al-purpose mix and one of the bread mixes.

  41. I liked Maninis Gluten Free on FB!

  42. I would love to try the multigrain bread mix!

  43. Sheena says:

    I’d love to give this brand a try!

  44. Deborah J Austin says:

    I would love to try the multigrain mix… :)

  45. Michelle says:

    I love hearing about new products! Our selection is growing so fast!

  46. Michelle says:

    I definitely would love to try the multigrain mix!

  47. Michelle says:

    I subscribe via email!

  48. Deborah J Austin says:

    I already subscribe to this blog via email.. :)

  49. Deborah J Austin says:

    I shared the Giveaway.. :)

  50. Sharon says:

    I would love to try the multigrain bread mix. It looks great!

  51. Sharon says:

    I subscribe to your emails

  52. Sharon says:

    I tweeted this giveaway.

  53. My family would most like to try the multipurpose flour mix. We have not heard of Manini’s before. I like that ingredients list, too! Great to find another source for mixes free of soy and dairy as well as gluten. Thanks!

  54. domestic diva says:

    The multi-purpose flour mix sounds great.

  55. I’m so interested in the bread mixes Have not tried homemade bread and these look great to start with!! I will post to my FB page and find them on FB :)

  56. domestic diva says:

    I subscribe via gfc reader.

  57. Megan R says:

    I am already subscribed to your emails! :)

  58. Megan R says:

    Liked you on facebook! :)

  59. Megan R says:

    I am most excited and interested in Multiuso Multipurpose Flour Mix! I am in need of a great multi purpose flour! I also need a VERY good Bread recipe flour! So I am very excited to hear about this flour mixture! I Had no idea! I am gluten free and dairy free! This new year I am cutting out with no splurges! I am thankful!

  60. Megan R says:

    Posted on facebook! :)

  61. Their Oat Bread Mix interests me most.

  62. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  63. sandra g says:

    The celiac community is getting many new choices these days. I would love to win gf goodies from Maninis.. They all look very yummy…I would love to be able to make these & share with my gf ministry…There are several of us in my family gf & the kids are wanting some new bread tastes..

    Thanks for this ..

  64. Brooke says:

    Gluten free makes my heart sing!

  65. MMM! The rustic multigrain sounds very yummy! I would definitely try that one! Thanks for the chance!

  66. I LIKE maninis on Facebook!

  67. I subscribe to your blog via my google reader!

  68. Would love to try the rustic multigrain.

  69. Marisa Wagner says:

    I would love to try rustic multigrain because I am always looking for the best GF mixes out there. I would love for my GF bread to taste like wheat bread!

  70. Marisa Wagner says:

    I “liked” Maninis GF’s page on FB.

  71. Marisa Wagner says:

    I subscribed to your emails.

  72. Marisa Wagner says:

    I shared your giveaway!

  73. Colleen M. says:

    I wuld like to try the multipurpose flour mix to be able to use in recipes that I am really missing since going GF.

  74. Colleen M. says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog via email.

  75. I subscribe via RSS!!!!

  76. Janis S. says:

    All their mixes sound good, but if I had to pick one to try it would be the lasagna noodles.

  77. Janis S. says:

    I subscribe to your emails

  78. Janis S. says:

    I shared this on facebook.

  79. I would like to try the multi purpose mix because I like to tweak recipes to our liking.

  80. I would love to try a different bread mix and also one that has a longer shelf life.

  81. I would like to try the rustic multigrain bread. Sounds like something that would add to my meals.

  82. Jeanne Leder says:

    All of these products sound great, but I’m most interested in the Multi-grain one! Hope I win!

  83. Cindy W. says:

    The Country Oat Bread mix sounds good.

  84. Cindy W. says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  85. Charolette says:

    I would love to try the multigrain mix.

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  86. Marie S says:

    Thank you ALL for your efforts in making Gluten Free cooking easier for those of us who struggle with it…my husband has Celiac and is also diabetic so combining the two in the kitchen has become a challenge to say the least!

  87. Sounds delicious – would love to try!!! I will ask thge local Co-Op where I shop if they can get some.

  88. I would love to try the multigrain mix!

  89. The don’t carry these products where I live, I would love to try the Miracolo Pane Classic Peasant Bread Mix which is made with the resistant starch.

  90. The pasta looks very interested to me!

  91. The Trovato Pasta Mix interests me most. I have never made pasta before from scratch. :)

  92. I subscribe to your RSS.

  93. kathleen leatherwood says:

    the fresh pasta!!! would love to try it!

  94. kathleen leatherwood says:

    i subscribe to your emails

  95. kathleen leatherwood says:

    i liked maninis on facebook

  96. kathleen leatherwood says:

    i posted on my facebook account

  97. emily loiselle says:

    I would love to try the Multiuso Multipurpose Flour Mix! I love cinnamon rolls, but have not made them yet. Would love to try this new flour mix!

  98. emily loiselle says:

    I subscribe to your emails!

  99. emily loiselle says:

    I liked Maninis Gluten Free on Facebook!

  100. Diana G says:

    The multi-grain bread mix sounds great.

  101. Karin Goodman says:

    I would love to try the multi-grain or oat bread. I do not like bread machines, so this sounds perfect for me. Have not heard of this brand before and would love to try it.

  102. The bread looks lovely. Wonderful to here that they are in a dedicated facility and no soy or beans – allergy to both in this family. I would love to try the flour mix. Thanks.

  103. I subscribe to your feed.

  104. The rustic multi grain sounds good to me

  105. I subscribe via google reader

  106. I would LOVE to try the Avena Pane Country Oat Bread Mix! One of my favorite sandwich breads that I really miss!


  107. Cassie says:

    The Multiuso Multi-Purpose Flour Mix looks like the most versatile. I could have homemade pizza again!

  108. the Papa Pane’s Rustic Multigrain mix looks like my favorite!

  109. the multipurpose mix- because I love homemade pizza night!

  110. RSS Subscriber!

  111. I long to have a nice multigrain bread again. I’d love to try Maninis take on it.

  112. This is my second week gluten free, feeling better by the day. I am new to all this stuff, learning as I go. I would love to win any and all you have to offer to help me. I will also like you on facebook…. doing it now! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win.

  113. Liked FB page.

  114. Already subscript through Email.

  115. Michelle P. says:

    I’ve already been using the Peasant Bread mix and my family loves it. We haven’t had any problems with it falling apart at all. My hubby was just raving about the bread yesterday. I keep it in a bread keeper on the counter. Just fyi!
    I’d really like to try the oat bread mix as well. Thank you for this giveaway!

  116. Michelle P. says:

    I already “like” Maninis on Facebook!

  117. Michelle P. says:

    I get your RSS feed! Thanks again for this giveaway!

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