Today I am excited to bring you a review and giveaway of Simple Mills®! I was first introduced to Simple Mills® at the Winter Fancy Food Show with a first taste of mine being their delicious frosting, and from there I was hooked.
Simple Mills® makes a wide-range of products from almond-based crackers, sprouted seed crackers, ready-to-eat crackers, baking mixes, and frostings. For the baking mixes, there is a simple list of what you need to make the item as well as clearly well-written instructions.
I knew the frosting was amazing from the show, but I couldn’t wait to bake the cake so that I could pop open this can of frosting and dig in!
As you can see the ingredients on the above labels, they are simple and minimal. One thing to note about the mixes is that they don’t contain any preservatives, so once they are made they need to be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Here is the simple cake I made! I went with a smaller 3-layered cake (the mix calls for one 8″ round cake,) and I used the full container of frosting for it. I also sprinkled some colored sugar atop. I did use eggs in making this cake but if you want to make egg-free they recommend using apple sauce (in muffins, pancakes and cakes only). For each egg, use 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 tsp baking powder. Additionally, flax eggs work well in most of their products. Just as a side note, for the mixes that do call for eggs turn out best with eggs. Using an egg replacement may slightly change the taste or texture.
At Simple Mills, they pride themselves on the taste of their products, making sure that every mix tastes absolutely delicious – and this cake definitely is delicious!
I love the story of how the company started by Katlin Smith ~ and how she came up with the idea for her products:
“Simple Mills began out of a necessity and a desire for a food that is simple, healthy, and delicious. In her own kitchen in North Carolina, Katlin made the very first Simple Mills muffin mixes one-by-one, using intentional ingredients that made her feel great.”
You can purchase their products the Simple Mills website, and on Amazon. To find their products at a store near you, check out the store locator. For the time being, their frostings are only available in stores. There is a wide range of sprouted seed crackers: Everything Sprouted Seed Crackers, Garlic & Herb Sprouted Seed Crackers, Jalapeño Sprouted Seed Crackers, and Original Sprouted Seed Crackers. I had the opportunity to try the Everything Sprouted Seed Crackers and the Garlic & Herb Sprouted Seed Crackers- and both were fantastic!
The Everything Sprouted Seed Crackers are great crackers to top and contain 9 simple ingredients: Sprouted Seed Blend (Sunflower, Flax, Chia), Tapioca, Cassava, Hemp Seeds, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Onion, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract (For Freshness.)
The Garlic and Herb Sprouted Seed Crackers are great crackers to top and contain 8 simple ingredients: Sprouted Seed Blend (Sunflower, Flax, Chia), Tapioca, Cassava, Hemp Seeds, Organic Spice Blend (Onion, Garlic, Basil, Marjoram, Oregano), Organic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract (For Freshness.)
- Made with plant powered, nutrient-dense ingredients
- High bio-availability sprouted seed blend
- High in ALA Omega-3s & a good source of Vitamin E and Manganese
- Made with High-Oleic, Cold-pressed, Organic Sunflower oil
- Free of Gluten, Grains, Soy, Corn, Dairy & Gums/Emulsifiers
And here is a view of the label:
I love that Simple Mills is clear about their allergy information. Here is allergy statement for those that have food allergies or sensitivities. As always I recommend checking the label and calling the company if you have any additional questions. “Simple Mills products are free of 6 of the Big 8 allergens. All of our products contain Tree Nuts (in the form of almonds and/or coconuts) and some contain Dairy (we use organic milk in our Farmhouse Cheddar cracker). All Simple Mills products comply with industry standards for allergen controls, which includes segregating allergens during ingredient storage and production, conducting full allergen cleans between production runs, and testing for allergens on manufacturing equipment before use. ”
Enter below to win Simple Mills® Vanilla Cake Mix, Frosting, and two boxes of Sprouted Seed Crackers! Good luck!
This giveaway will run from May 04, 2017 through May 14, 2017. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, aged 18 and up. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. All entries are optional. Void where prohibited by law. Disclosure: I received these products for free from Simple Mills®. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review or host this giveaway.