A while ago I received samples of a muffin mix and a pancake mix from Purely Elizabeth. With most of the NFCA staff off to Chicago for the NRA I finally had enough time to try these out. A certified holistic nutrition counselor, Elizabeth Stein, created Purely Elizabeth in 2009. While receiving her training she began to understand the negative impact the ingredients like sugar, wheat and dairy that are in so many of our favorite treats can have on a persons health. She created her line of mixes to recreate homemade baked goods using healthy ingredients that were beneficial for the body. Purely Elizabeth’s Ultimate Cacao Muffin Mix and Perfect Pancake mix are great examples of her effort to improve foods that are normally guilty pleasures.
The star ingredient in Purely Elizabeth’s Ultimate Cacao Muffin Mix is raw cacao, an ingredient known to be high in antioxidant. The raw cacao adds the chocolaty flavor to the highly nutritious flour mix made of millet flour, almond flour, flax seed, hemp seed and chia seeds. Suggested additional ingredients you will need to make a batch of Purely Elizabeth Ultimate Cacao Muffins includes applesauce, olive oil, agave syrup, almond milk and Vanilla. Using the suggested ingredients helps keep truer to the mixes purpose of being a pure and healthy way to enjoy muffins. But you can also use your preferred sweetener, substitute non-dairy milk to make it dairy-free, or for a more traditional muffin use an egg instead of applesauce. The flexibility of this mix provides a simple and convenient way to gather high quality dry ingredients to make muffins that have the nutrition needed in so many celiac diets.
Purely Elizabeth’s Perfect Pancake mix is a great way to add whole grains to your diet while indulging in this classic but traditionally non-healthy breakfast choice. The mix consists of a blend of 5 whole grain flours paired with 3 super-food seeds. The result is a fluffy yet very filling breakfast packed with protein and fiber.
To learn more about these and all of Purely Elizabeth’s Products visit www.purelyelizabeth.com.