Bob’s Red Mill + A Giveaway

I sure have been in the baking mood lately and itz a good thing because Bob’s Red Mill sent me three of their products to review.

Oh, the beauty of their bags!  The flaxseed meal is something that I use all.the.time.  I literally put a tablespoon or two in just about everything I make.  Oatmeal.  Protein shakes.  Blended coffee drinks.  Cookies.  Pancakes.  Snack bars.  Even tofu nuggets!  I put flaxseed in everything because of the high fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.  Ground flaxseed is easier for the body to digest than whole flaxseeds.  Many benefits without even tasting it.  A spoonful here and a spoonful there and a spoonful everywhere.

The Date Nut Bran Muffin Mix really impressed me.  I don’t usually make pre-made mixes, but the fact that each muffin packed 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of sugar was definitely appealing.  The bag suggested adding a banana or applesauce to make them extra-moist, and I don’t like dry muffins, so I did add one banana.  I didn’t mash it very well, but ended up loving the banana bits inside.  Plus, there are so many ways to top these tasty muffins!

  • Top 3:  Coconut butter with shredded coconut
  • Middle 3:  Peanut butter with cinnamon
  • Bottom 3:  Cake batter protein frosting with sprinkles

And they just look pretty, don’t you think?  I had fun coming up with the combinations and I can’t wait to make more and vary the toppings a bit.  Next time I will probably add applesauce to the mix and see how those turn out.  I couldn’t even decide which one to try first so I mixed and matched.  :)

Best of both worlds!  My in-laws and Jonny gave rave reviews about these muffins and even suggested I make them for our Mother’s Day brunch.  I don’t think I’m going to bring bran muffins though… as good as they were! :)

My third and final product to try was the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix.  I don’t keep a gluten-free diet or anything close to it, but I liked the idea of having a cookie mix on hand to easily whip up a batch.  Per reviews on the website, I added some vanilla (specifically, NuNaturals Vanilla Extract - 2 droppers full).  HOLY YUMNESS!

24 perfectly round, soft chewy cookies.  They were thick and substantial and delicious.  I don’t like flat, teeny tiny cookies – and these weren’t!  At all!  They were unbelievable.

You gluten-free folks have got to check these out.  Scratch that.  Everyone needs to get a bag and make these ASAP.  They were that good and you will probably be shocked that they came from a bagged mix.  Jonny asked if there was a limit to how many he could eat in one night.  I told him yes just so there would be more for me.  :)

Because I love these cookies so absolutely much, and because Bob’s Red Mill is so absolutely generous, three readers will have a chance to make (and demolish) these mouth-watering circles of warm, chewy deliciousness.  Better yet?  This mix is not only gluten-free, but is safe for vegans, as well.  Everyone HAS to try these!

Here’s how to win.  Itz really easy.  First, become a fan of Itz Linz on Facebook  (mandatory) and then leave me a comment here telling me you did.  Want to earn extra entries?  Listed below are three additional ways that you can win.

  • Follow Itz Linz on Twitter and tweet “I want to win a bag of @Bobs_Red_Mill gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix from @ItzLinz! Warm, chewy deliciousness! http://wp.me/p264zq-rE
  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook page.
  • Subscribe to Itz Linz by entering your e-mail address.

And don’t forget: three readers will win!  Be sure to leave a comment to earn an extra entry for each after you become a fan of Itz Linz on Facebook.  I hope you win!  And you.  And you.  Good luck!

*This giveaway will be open until Monday, May 14th at 6:00pm CST.  Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday, May 15th.  Winners must contact me within 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.*

75 thoughts on “Bob’s Red Mill + A Giveaway

  1. Yay – love Bob’s!! I liked your page on FB (thought I had already, so sorry I hadn’t!). :)

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