Saturday, June 22, 2013

Product Review: Namaste

While I like to bake things from scratch, it is so much more convenient to use a boxed mix.  But, finding a boxed mix has been rather challenging for me.  I came across Namaste mixes, and they have been wonderful!  They are Top 8 free, and easy to use! 

Pancakes is our favorite "breakfast for dinner" food.  Once we reduced Bubs diet, we went a while without pancakes since I didn't have a good recipe to meet his needs.  I found this Waffle & Pancake Mix at the store and tried it out.  They are a big hit! 

Breakfast for Dinner: Blueberry pancakes with hash browns and bacon

He always eats the pancakes first
Since Bubs and GirlyGirl can't eat the cake at birthday parties, weddings, etc, I try to keep some on hand in the freezer.  Again, I had trouble finding a homemade recipe that met our needs.  This Vanilla Cake Mix works quite well, and the kids really like it!  You can top your cupcakes with fresh fruit, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or top with buttercream frosting.
Bubs loves to help me bake

Scooping the perfect amount into each cup

The kids devoured their cupcakes!
Both these mixes call for the addition of eggs, oil, and water.  We used Ener-G Egg Replacer, canola oil, and water, and they turned out nicely. 
The cupcakes turned out a little more spongy that a traditional white cake, but the kids didn't seem to mind.  They were just happy to have a treat!
You can add whatever mix-in you'd like to your pancakes.  Blueberries are the favorite around here.  We have also made pancakes with bananas, apples, or cinnamon.  Good stuff!  We top with a dab of milk-free, soy-free butter and drizzle with pure maple syrup!  Delish! 
I freeze the extra pancakes with waxed paper between each one in a freezer plastic bag so I can quickly pull out a few for a last minute brunch or "Breakfast with Santa." 
Namaste offers a variety of products that I am eager to try, including brownies, bread, biscuits, muffins, cookies, chocolate cake, and more.  Their website offers lots of good information, including plenty of tasty recipes.  Be sure to check it out!
Namaste has been kind enough to offer a free Namaste tote bag filled with a Pasta Meal, a Baking Mix, and a Coating Mix to one of my readers. 
To be eligible* to win, simply email me ( or comment below with your name and email address.  Be sure to like my Facebook page to see updates! Giveaway is open until 10:00 pm (CST) on  Saturday, June 29, 2013. One randomly selected winner will be announced thereafter and notified by email.  Winner has 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected.
*You may enter once per person.  You must be at least 18 and have a US mailing address to enter.
Good luck!


  1. I'd love to win this giveaway because my family is gluten-free. Thanks!

  2. My wife would love the gluten-free vanilla cake mix for her birthday next month! Thanks so much!

  3. Would love to win some glutenfree products from Namaste to cook healthy gf meals for my entire family! Thank you so much!

  4. I would love to win, I have never tried Namaste before
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  5. I'm having a hard time finding a mix that doesnt contain egg. This would be super! Thanks soo much!

  6. Namaste Pasta mixes sound incredible!