Friday, June 26, 2015

Baking Paleo Style with Paleoful {Review and Giveaway} #paleo #chocolatechipcookiemix #giveaway

The past few years have brought on many new trends in healthier eating. Two of the more popular and available lifestyles are Gluten-Free and Paleo. Gluten Free is more for people with allergies to grains that contain gluten (wheat, barley, rye, etc.) than a diet, but is very popular and the products available for those who are Gluten Free, have grown tremendously. Paleo is a diet lifestyle that is based upon real food, with no preservatives, refined sugar, gluten, or grains. This means lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil and grass-fed meat. There are websites, recipes, and even whole stores and restaurants dedicated to the Paleo lifestyle.
Recently we were contacted to have the opportunity to check out an exciting new brand that makes Paleo-friendly baking mixes that are also free of dairy, soy, gluten, and grain. I was interested in learning more and excited to see what they had come up with.
Paleoful, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, was founded in late 2014 from a love of the Paleo Diet. Founder, Lauren, had struggled with food allergies for many years and discovered that following the Paleo diet was something that really worked for her needs. Shortly after her college graduation, Lauren combined her love of the Paleo world and her love of baking, into a dream for offering others delicious, allergen friendly, Paleo products.  
Currently, Paleoful has 3 different Paleo-friendly mixes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and Brownie Mix. Each of these products range in price from $10-$14 and can be baked in approximately 15 minutes. The Paleoful products are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan(no dairy or eggs), soy-free, yeast-free, corn-free, preservative-free, and non-GMO.
A brownie mix made from almond flour that doesn't require any dairy-based milk or eggs; it's totally vegan! All you have to do is add maple syrup and ANY kind of milk. The mix will make a 9"x9" pan of chewy and moist brownies. Only two additional ingredients, and you'll have 12 delectable brownies right at your fingertips. Ingredients: Almond flour, organic cocoa powder, organic coconut sugar, chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic), non-dairy cocoa butter), ground flaxseed meal, baking soda, and sea salt. *Nutrition facts are based on dry brownie mix only.
A chewy chocolate chip cookie mix that uses sunflower seed flour as its base for those that are trying to avoid nuts. If you aren't already familiar with baking with sunflower seed flour/butter, they almost taste like peanut butter when used in baking.  So, these cookies have a slight peanut buttery taste, while still tasting like a delicious (and chewy) chocolate chip cookie. Just add oil and milk to the mix, bake, and you'll have yourself 12 scrumptious freshly baked cookies. You have to try them to believe just how good they really are :)Ingredients: Sunflower seed flour, chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic), non-dairy cocoa butter), organic coconut sugar, sea salt, and baking soda.*Nutrition facts are based on dry cookie mix. *Product is produced on equipment that handles nuts.
A traditional chocolate chip cookie mix made with nutritious almond flour. These cookies are soft, yet slightly chewy, and absolutely delicious! They are definitely a crowd favorite. All you need to do is add oil and milk to the mix, bake, and voila! 12 warm allergen-friendly cookies right at your fingertips ;) Ingredients: Almond flour, chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic), non-dairy cocoa butter), organic coconut sugar, sea salt, and baking soda. *Nutrition facts are based on dry cookie mix.
Paleoful also has launched a Kickstarter site to help in their packing and distribution phase because their products have already been so successful. The goals of the fundraising include producing the Paleoful products in a certified gluten-free/kosher packing facility.
I was given the chance to receive one of the Paleoful Baking Mixes to try and also one for a giveaway (make sure to enter below).
Our Paleoful Baking Mix is here!
My sweets loving helper S
What could it be?
The packaging is really great. I love the front of the bag, filled with large key words #vegan, #paleo, #glutenfreecookies #almondflour. The colors are bright and the whole design really draws you in. I know if I saw this on store shelves it would stand out to me.
The back of the packaging includes nutrition facts, ingredient list, food warnings, and most importantly, directions.
The dry ingredients are safely sealed inside the bag, ready to be mixed and baked.
My helper is ready to get mixing and baking.
I preheated the oven to 350 and S got out our ingredients. Then we took the dry cookie mix, added milk, light tasting oil, and vanilla to the bowl and stirred until the dough formed.
These steps were very easy and simple to do.

Then we spooned small chunks of dough onto our pan and flattened them out.
We baked them for around 15 minutes and then let them cool
 This mix was super, super easy and quick, to make and execute, anyone could do it. You don't have to add in a lot of extras from your own pantry either. These cookies are made with almond flour, they have a lightweight feel and slight crisp to them.
Everyone gave their opinion on the Paleoful Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix. The kids all gobbled them up and asked for another, even B who isn't a huge sweets fan was into them. I thought they were good, flavorful, but too crunchy for me, I like soft cookies. My husband was not a fan at all, he said they were too crispy and the flavor was not his style. I would also love to try out the brownie mix because I have a huge sweet tooth and they look and sound amazing.
 Want It? Buy It!
 Paleoful is a new small business that is growing quickly. You can check them out online or locate them in a store near you. You can also follow Paleoful at all of their social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Want It? Win It!
One MBP reader will win a baking mix from Paleoful. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win. Remember- if the entry field appears in BOLD, it's mandatory.
So many thanks to Paleoful for our yummy cookies and for offering a giveaway!

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  1. Jeff

    I would like to try the Chocolate chip cookies

  2. I'd like to try the chocolate chip cookies!

  3. I'd like to try the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

  4. I would love to try the Brownie mix!

  5. Would love to try the chocolate chip cookie mix!

  6. I would like to try the cookie mix.

  7. I try and follow a paleo diet.

  8. I would love to try the chocolate chip cookie mix!

  9. I would like to try the chewy chocolate chip


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