Monday, September 22, 2014

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix

This post was rewritten and updated 10/30/16

We have tried many brands of gluten free pancake mix, but Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix is my favorite.  If you are not a fan of pumpkin, I recommend Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix.


Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix is available seasonally, so we always stock up in the fall. 


The allergy warning on the box says the mix contains milk, and may contain traces of egg, soy, coconut and pecans.  

We always make a double batch of the pancake mix for our family of four.  You can use butter or oil, but we use salted or unsalted butter.  


The directions say not to overmix, and that the batter will be slightly lumpy.


We cook three pancakes at a time in our frying pan over medium low heat (setting of 4 out of 10).  I use butter to grease my pan instead of the oil or cooking spray recommended on the box.    


The pancakes cook very slowly, and occasionally I put a lid on my pan, because I want to make sure they are cooked all the way through.  


The pancakes are so light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of pumpkin and fall spices.  


You would never know that the pancakes made from Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix are gluten free from the texture and taste.  


They are good with butter, butter and a little bit of syrup, or Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter, which contains pumpkin, sugar, honey, lemon juice concentrate, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.


Trader Joe's gluten free pumpkin pancakes are amazing with cinnamon honey butter (combine 4 T of softened salted butter with 1 T of honey and 1/8 tsp of cinnamon) or pumpkin pie spice honey butter (combine 4 T of softened salted butter with 1 T of honey and 1/8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice).  When I make one of these butters, I usually skip the syrup.


You can also make waffles with Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix.  I follow the directions for making the pancake batter, grease my mini Mickey waffle iron with a little bit of organic canola oil before making the first batch, and cook them for about four minutes, until there is no steam coming out of the waffle iron.  The ears are the best part, because they get nice and crispy.

Have you tried Trader Joe's Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancake Mix?



3 comments:

  1. I recently purchased both and loved them both. I did find that putting the pumpkin butter on the pancakes was a bit to sweet for me. I really like the pancakes with just a bit of butter and the pumpkin butter is great on GF english muffins.

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  2. Have you tried making pumpkin cookies with the mix? I'm not a fan of pancakes but I would love some pumpkin cookies which is why I bought the box. I just found out 3 weeks ago that I have Celiac Disease so I am not quite brave enough to alter recipes yet!!!

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    1. I would use Cup4Cup gluten free flour in your favorite pumpkin cookie recipe, if you have one. I have only made pancakes with this mix.

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