Saturday, January 31, 2015

GF Jules Flour Review

Recently, Vegetarian Mamma had a special limited time offer of a free sample of GF Jules flour (missed it? Click here). STOP!Wait, FREE?! You all know that I am a freebie junkie so after I shared this offer, I quickly applied myself as well (yeah, I said it and I am proud of it!). In my defense, I am a mom on a budget just like all of you and I was able to see what everyone raves about with her flour. Can I just say that I was surprised at how fast it arrived as well? Jules is definitely on the ball and knows her stuff! Free, gluten free and fast- awesome.

Flash forward to Saturday morning when I didn't have a clue of what to make for breakfast. Alas, the sample packet from Jules taunted me, stared at me even. Upon checking the ingredients needed, I was excited to see that I had everything that I needed (even the frozen blueberries that I needed to use up). So on this cold morning,on went my oven and out came my apron. I substituted the butter with Winona Pure Oil Popcorn Butter Spray, used Ener-G powdered egg replacer for the egg and Almond Breeze Almond milk (we are peanut allergic, not almond allergic). I followed the enclosed recipe (thanks Jules!) and even channeled another great allergy-friendly cook via kitchen utensil (hey, it can't hurt, right?). The recipe states the mix makes approximately 6 muffins so I decide to go mini on this one- perhaps I could appeal to my picky children's visual temptation for them to look similar to those horribly processed, already-bagged blueberry muffins that you see in so many store. I also admit that while I was filling my mini muffin tray, I thought of my sweet friend Gratefulfoodie and silently wondered if she had a mini scoop for mini muffins....this is just how Nutrimom's brain works- constant, random thoughts but usually in a good way.

The verdict? Not only were these the most delicious smelling muffins but they were completely yummy! The texture was perfect- fluffy and light, almost as if there were marshmallows in them (if that makes sense) and I was happy that they came out so well with no "tweeks" (I have often found that products I use still require tweeking to come out successfully good). Check them out- aren't they adorable and delicious looking?! (I know, I have a strange fascination with foods but I am ok with that).

Did they pass NutriSon's Test? I am constantly sharing how picky my son is..which is unbelievable to me since I am Nutrimom, he is my son and he should (technically) be eating everything, right? (Buzzer) Nope- picky, picky, picky! Texture issues. As I digress.... And what was his take on these blueberry muffins (and, did I mention, he doesn't like blueberries?). Let's just say a picture is worth a thousand words~

NutriSon hates pictures but was ok with his hand showing
You will notice there are NONE LEFT! I had one, ONE!!! Because, for some odd reason, my children think that I have a secret storage building under the house that contains endless, already-cooked foods for whenever I need it. Moms, I know you all know what I am talking about.


Thanks to GF Jules & VegetarianMamma for doing this for everyone. They did not ask me to post a review- I was so happy with the outcome that I felt it was just necessary. Please stop by both of their websites and give them a peek as well (make sure you tell them Nutrimom sent you so they give you some TLC).
   
My son is still walking around the house repeating "That's really freaking good!" (the Jersey in us)











4 comments:

  1. Oh yippee! So happy the sample "taunted" you into making them right away!!! Thrilled that your picky boy loved them, too! Way to go, mama! :)

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