I was disappointed to see that Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix was discontinued. It was one of the few gluten-free mixes that I liked! But they still make several other Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes that will satisfy most dessert cravings. The mixes themselves are all gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free. But they call for eggs in the preparation, so I wouldn’t recommend these for egg allergies or vegan needs.
Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes are Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
These mixes are apologetically sweet and created for the sole purpose of enjoying a fluffy or rich treat. The flour blend they use contains potato starch, white rice flour, and sweet white rice flour, and all but the angel food cake contain pea protein. Sarah tried a couple Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes, and shared her family’s feedback.
We liked this chocolate cake mix for many reasons, the most important being: it tastes like chocolate. Deep, dark, cocoa-y chocolate. Mmmm. I frosted it with a dairy-free chocolate glaze. I tend to like the texture and moistness of gluten-free mixes like those made by Namaste Foods, whereas Scott prefers a drier texture and finer crumb. This Kinnikinnick cake was just what he likes. Don’t get me wrong, it is not a dry cake, nor was it disliked by anyone in our house. It’s just a slightly different texture than other gluten-free mixes we have tried, which I think is a good thing. If at first you think you don’t like gluten-free mixes, try, try again.
I love this pancake mix (shown here with mixed berries). The kids eat it not knowing that it is any different from our usual pancakes. Scott said the only difference he could detect is that this batter is slightly sweeter than other mixes/recipes we’ve made. He doesn’t mind the sweetness; he was just being pressured by his wife to comment on what, if any, differences he detected.
I like the pancakes we make with this mix because I don’t feel as if I have a lump of dough sitting in my stomach after I eat them. And I feel smug about feeding them to the children. “You’re eating pea protein and liking it! Mwaa ha ha.”
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More Facts on Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes
Price: $5.15 per 16-ounce box
Availability: Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes are sold in the U.S. and Canada. They can be found in the gluten-free section of some natural food stores, but are easier to order online. You can order direct from the company’s website below, or on Amazon.
Certifications: Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes are Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kinnikinnick Baking Mixes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. But as noted, they call for eggs in the preparation.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Kinnikinnick website at www.kinnikinnick.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.