Foodstrong Pancake Mixes Are Made With Millets And Oats (2024)
Two large stacks of pancakes down, we liked Foodstrong Vanilla Banana Pancake more than the chocolate variant. Here’s why.
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Paving your way to a healthier ‘you’? Thinking of giving up on your favorite breakfast meal? Uh no, stop, we got something for you.
Speaking of pancakes, Foodstrong, an Indian protein and premix brand, offers tasty and healthy breakfast mixes, one of which we love- Sprouted Moong Chilla Mix. Adding two more to the list, here is our Foodstrong Pancake Mix review.
Vanilla or chocolate – what was our pick?
Table of Contents
Foodstrong Pancake Mix – Quick Glance
The following table has all the information you need to know.
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Our Review Factors
Taste, texture, and the nutrition quotient were the significant parameters in our Foodstrong Pancake Mix review.
In-depth details are explained in the following section.
The freshness and sweetness were gauged under this parameter. Were chocolate/vanilla and banana balanced? Or did one ingredient overpower the other? Any unnatural or rancid aftertaste? As this has no refined flour – how different is the taste of the pancakes?
Soft, airy, and chewy or dense, thin, and crusty- what was the texture of these refined flour-free pancakes like?
Do they soak up liquid toppings (maple syrup, honey)? Is the fluffiness retained after they cool down?
3. Nutrition Quotient
Toppings excluded, how many calories does one serving of these pancakes offer? How are they apportioned among the three macronutrients?
What about the quality of ingredients? What sweetener has been used, what are the key carbohydrate sources?
4. Other Parameters
Price, packaging, convenience, and the shelf life were taken into account here.
Foodstrong Pancake Mix Flavors – Detailed Review
Our experience with both variants of Foodstrong Pancake Mix flavors has been decoded here.
1. Vanilla Banana
Such appetizing flavors! The Vanilla Banana variant showcased a really good flavor profile with the fruity taste of bananas and the caramel-like sweetness of jaggery. That said, the sweetness was not over done, and one still has room to add syrups/jams to enhance the sweetness. The texture was impressive, considering this is a refined flour-free pancake mix. The premix turned into a batter pretty easily, there were no lumps and not a lot of mixing was needed. Once cooked, the pancakes rose fairly well and were soft and fluffy.
They developed a nice golden brown surface and had a heavenly aroma.
One pack holds 250 grams of product and is priced at Rs 150/- with a six-month shelf life. The main ingredients are finger millet flour (23.15%), oat flour (23.15%), jaggery powder. It also has foxtail flour, natural banana powder, milk solids (skimmed milk powder), raising agents (baking powder, baking soda), natural flavor (vanilla), salt.
A 30-gram serve offers 108.95 Kcal with 22.18 grams of carbohydrates, 7.75 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein, and less than one gram of fat.
- Convenient and nutritious
- Commendable softness (Considering it’s free of refined flour)
- Balanced sweetness
- Clean ingredients
- Decent calories
Whether its incorporating millets to your diet or having a breakfast full of complex carbohydrates, Food Strong Pancake Mix in Vanilla Banana is recommended.
2. Chocolate Banana
The texture of the Chocolate Banana pancakes was slightly drier than the banana variant. Other than that the pancakes were airy and fluffy. The flavor, however, was not as impressive.
It was very heavy on cocoa which made it slightly bitter. We could taste the earthiness of millets, the caramel flavor of jaggery, the characteristic flavor of bananas. Although fresh, these flavors were not working together.
This is packed in a red carton that holds 250 grams of the product, priced at Rs 50/- The shelf life is six months and Finger millet flour (19%), Oat flour (19%), Jaggery powder, Foxtail flour, Natural banana powder, Milk solids (skimmed milk powder), Cocoa solids, Nature identical flavor (chocolate), Raising agents (baking powder, baking soda), Salt are the ingredients used.
- Thumbs up for the detailed ingredient list
- Soft, airy bites
- Priced right
- Slightly dry
- The combination of flavors do not work together
Prefer pancakes with an overload of toppings? You might like Food Strong in the chocolate variant if your preferred toppings are syrup and whipped cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Foodstrong pancake mix.
A 30-gram serve is sufficient for 1 + ¼ pancakes. With this ratio, the entire 250-gram pack would yield around 10 pancakes of 23-26 grams each.
Yes, this results in fluffy pancakes.
Yes, this is prepared with sources of complex carbohydrates and overall nutritious ingredients. We recommend pairing them with a rich fat and fiber source and also take medication accordingly.
No, it has oats which contain gluten.
These have a shelf life of six months.
Mishry had a positive experience with Food Strong’s Pancake Mixes. These have such impressive nutritional labels and the texture is light, soft, and fluffy, like regular pancakes do. As for flavor, we liked Vanilla Banana more than Chocolate Banana.
How frequently is a stack of pancakes served for breakfast at yours?