Is Namaste Gluten free waffle & pancake Mix paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I'm new to the Paleo diet but it has tremendously helped me in the past month with energy levels and resolution of back pain. Now i'd like to try having paleo pancakes but the coconut pancakes don't hold together. I recently bought the Namaste Gluten free waffle & pancake Mix -- is it paleo? It is gluten free made in a facility free of gluten, wheat, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein. But it has sweet brown rice, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, rice milk powder... and gluten free. Is it paleo and ok for a weekly treat?

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on August 22, 2013
at 09:16 PM

If you're looking for a paleo way to make pancakes and waffles, here's a dead simple one: Add 1/2 a mashed banana to 1 beaten egg. That's it (scale up for more servings). It's yummy.

I watch my carbs, so it's not a great option for me. I do dairy, so I mix 1-2 tbsp. cream cheese with a beaten egg. It makes a thin batter, more crepe-like than pancake-like, and I don't know if it would work in a waffle iron, but it's yummy. Sometimes I doctor it up with lemon zest and poppy seeds, then squirt lemon juice on the finished crepes. Mmmmmm!



on August 22, 2013
at 04:33 PM

No, it's not paleo. While many people here eat rice, the inclusion of rice (and especially brown) makes it not paleo.

However, if it works for you, go for it. I can't eat pancakes (zero satiation from them -- I could eat a 30-stack and not be full), but if you only eat them once a week, even if you're like me, I can't see it being that bad.

Suffice to say, there are plenty of healthier options for breakfast than panackes - paleo-ified, faileo, or otherwise. :-)

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