Last night, the boys wanted chicken fingers. I little while back, I got some Panko-Style Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Crumbs. I now knew what I would be making with them.
Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Crumbs: Panko Style Bread
My husband is a good ‘ol Southern boy and he has dearly missed his fried chicken since being diagnosed with celiac disease. Well, I don’t typically fry things. Call me a health nut…I don’t care, but I will come up with another alternative to frying any day! So, breaded baked chicken fingers it is!
Trust me, one bite of these Kinnikinnick gluten-free crumbs and there was no complaining! Honestly, I have never heard all three of my boys speak so highly of breaded chicken like this! They absolutely loved it. In fact, my husband has already asked me when we are getting more of “those” bread crumbs. The boys had the chicken fingers for leftovers today and even after being microwaved, the bread crumbs were still crispy! I used the directions on the box and it works perfectly. I will definitely be buying these again!
Since I don’t eat meat, I decided to use them in some bean burgers for myself. I cooked up a mess of quinoa the other night and was trying to think of something to do with the rest of it. I had made burgers with it before, but they just did not hold up to my standards for a good burger. I hate when they crumble and fall apart. It totally ruins the experience for me. I like a crispy outside and I want the inside to have some texture (not be mush). So, last night I took out my original recipe, changed it up a bit and added the Panko-Style crumbs.
I used chickpeas in the mix and while rummaging through the herbs and spices…I picked turmeric. I love that stuff, especially with chickpeas. The Kinnikinnick gluten free crumbs were the perfect addition! I made little patties and they were perfect for sliders. My husband loved them too! I loved the crisp texture the bread crumbs gave them… perfection.
Ingredients: pea starch, water, tapioca starch, white rice flour, pea protein, canola oil*, sugars (dextrose*), baking powder, pea fibre, salt, modified cellulose. *not a product of genetic engineering. may contain: eggs
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 120 calories, 1.5g fat, 24g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein.*
Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Crumbs: Graham-Style
After such success with the Panko-style, I decided to try out the Graham-Style Kinnikinnick gluten free crumbs in a dessert.
I blame Jessica at How Sweet It Is for this… Smore’s Brownie! I followed her directions except, these are gluten and dairy free thanks to the Graham-style cracker crumbs. They are so good! Here is what I did …
Easy Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Smore’s Brownies
Preheat your oven to 350ºF and spray a 10-inch round dish or a 9 x 11-inch baking dish. Mix 1 cup Graham-Style Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Crumbs with 1 cup melted buttery spread (like Smart Balance or Earth Balance – light is okay) in a bowl until well combined.
Prepare 1 package Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix (or your brownie mix of choice) according to the package directions (I used buttery spread to keep them dairy-free. Spread the brownie batter in the pan and then pour the graham mixture on top. Take a knife and swirl the graham mixture into the brownie mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
After it cooled, I put large marshmallows cut in half on individual servings and broiled them for a couple of minutes until nice a toasty.
Ingredients: pea starch, non-hydrogenated palm oil shortening (palm oil, modified palm oil), brown rice flour, potato starch*, brown sugar*, sweet rice flour, tapioca starch, water, cane sugar, rice bran, molasses*, tapioca syrup, salt, sodium bicarbonate, pea protein, pure vanilla extract, pea fibre, sunflower lecithin, inulin, mono calcium phosphate, cellulose, guar gum. *not a product of genetic engineering. may contain: eggs
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 140 calories, 5g fat, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 7g sugars, 1g protein.*
Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Crumbs: Chocolate Cookie
We haven’t sampled these crumbs yet, since they came out a bit later. But you can leave your own rating and review below if you’ve tried these, or any other Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Crumbs.
Ingredients: sugars (cane sugar, tapioca syrup), pea starch, non-hydrogenated shortening (palm oil, modified palm oil)†, potato starch*, white rice flour, cocoa powder, water, tapioca starch, pea protein, salt, pea fibre, natural flavour, inulin, sodium bicarbonate, sunflower lecithin, modified cellulose. *not a product of genetic engineering. may contain: eggs
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 140 calories, 6g fat, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars, 1g protein.*
More Facts on Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Crumbs
Certifications: Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Crumbs are Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Crumbs are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
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.
Some of the best
The Panko crumbs made some of the best oven-fried chicken that my boys raved about, while the Graham cracker crumbs were the perfect stand-in for a S’mores themed dessert.