The Better Flour Pancake Mixes Are A Must-Try (2024)
We quite liked The Better Flour Pancake mix and here’s why we recommend you to try it.
Our reviews are research-based, and all trials and testings are conducted in-house over days and weeks. We have a strict no-free-sample policy to ensure our reviews are fair and impartial.
‘That’s unhealthy, that lacks nutrients’- ever looked at a stack of cloud-fluffy pancakes and said this to yourself? If yes, you’re not alone. Pancakes are typically full of refined flour and refined sugar.
With increased awareness and mindful consumption, both consumers and manufacturers are taking conscious steps towards better health. Focusing on this, The Better Flour launched pancake mixes following their range of attas. For our The Better Flour Pancake mix review, we ordered two variants- Banana and Chocolate. Here’s all you need to know.
Which variant did we like better?
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The Better Flour Pancake Mix – Quick Glance
This table holds all information you need to know.
|The Better Flour Pancake Mix
Our Review Factors
Taste, texture, and the nutritional values were the three key parameters of our The Better Flour Pancake mix review. We have also shared our observations and experience in terms of overall convenience and product quality.
Do the pancake mixes taste fresh? How well do they capture the flavor of ingredients like banana and chocolate? Is the absence of flour pronounced by the flavor profile? What about the sweetness, is it balanced? Do the mixes offer the liberty of adding toppings, or would it demote the flavor?
Since these are devoid of refined flour (gluten source), do the pancakes have the same fluffiness? Are they soft? Do they retain the texture once cooled down?
3. Nutrition Quotient
We compared the macronutrient and micronutrient profile of these pancake mixes with regular, refined wheat pancakes. How different are they? Is the calorie count massively varied too?
The quality of ingredients was also noted.
4. Non-Tasting Parameters
The appearance, price, packaging, shelf life, and more was recorded here.
The Better Flour Pancake Mix Flavours – Detailed Review
We tested both the pancake mixes as per the instructions given on the pack:
- In a mixing bowl, we took a cup of pancake mix (which is the entire pack). To this we added 1 ½ Tbsp of melted butter. The pack gives you a choice between adding ½ cup milk or ½ cup water or 1 egg. We added regular milk to make the batter.
- The batter is not too flowy.
- After whisking it well, we kept it aside for 20-30 minutes.
- After this period, it developed a yeast-like appearance and a thick consistency. We simply added a splash of milk, mixed well, and it was back to a thick but flowy consistency.
- Pour batter onto the hot, greased pan.
- We covered and cooked the pancake on low-medium heat. Once done, we tried these with and without honey.
Our experience with both variants of The Better Flour Pancake Mix has been detailed in the following section.
1. Banana Pancake Mix
The cooked pancakes were not chewy or dry. They had a desirable fluffiness with a soft bite. Big thumbs up, considering this is a gluten-free mix.
The flavors were equally appetizing. With a well-balanced sweetness, these pancakes had a delicate taste of the grains, pulses, and legumes peeking through. The sweetness was slightly fruity (from bananas) and floral from vanilla and stevia. Because it was not too prominent, the mix leaves room for adding toppings of choice (sweet, tarty- they will pair well).
A 150-gram pouch is priced at Rs 180/- with a shelf life of eight months. The main ingredients are white chickpeas, sorghum, rice, urad dal, red lentils, stevia blended sugar, dehydrated banana powder, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder, and salt.
100 grams of this pancake mix offers 380 Kcal with 8.6 grams of protein, 81.4 grams of carbohydrates (7.4 grams of which is sugar), 2.1 grams of fat.
Comparing this to refined flour-based pancakes, we found that the latter offers 364 Kcal which is divided as 70 grams of carbohydrates, 7.7 grams of protein, and 5.5 grams of fat.
Although the calories in refined wheat flour pancakes are lower, they will spike sugar levels and insulin abruptly and cause an energy crash too. The Better Flour pancakes are made with low-GI, high-fiber ingredients that provide sustained energy for long hours, making it the better choice.
To add to that, these taste delicious and the light, airy texture helps.
- Clean ingredients
- Balanced sweetness
- Easy to prepare
- Soft and fluffy
- High quality ingredients used
From convenient breakfast to healthier snacks, we recommend The Better Flour pancake mix if you’re looking to eliminate refined flour from your diet.
2. Chocolate Pancake Mix
Unfortunately, unlike our experience with the first variant, the taste was below average here. The flavor of chocolate is not as accentuated nor too pleasant . The sweetness, like the Banana variant, was mild. Towards the end of the bite, we could taste a subtle bitterness too. The sweetness coming from stevia was too prominent and did not taste great.
The batter-making and cooking were similar to the above variant.
Although these are light and fluffy, the mouthfeel is much coarser and slightly gritty which lowers the overall average.
A 150-gram pack retails for Rs 180/- and has a shelf life of eight months. The main ingredients white chickpeas, sorghum, rice, urad dal, red lentils, cocoa powder, stevia blend sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder, and salt.
100 grams of this pancake mix offer 382.2 Kcal. These calories are divided as 77.5 grams of carbohydrates (of which 7.11 grams is sugar), 10.77 grams of protein, and 3.24 grams of fat.
- Nutrient-dense ingredients
- Clear instructions
- Detailed nutritional label
- The flavor of chocolate is off-putting
- Stevia leaves an undesirable sweetness
- Comparatively coarse
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on The Better Flour Pancake mix.
Yes, it is healthier. Though the calorie count may be similar, The Better Flour is more nutritious, and will not cause a sugar spike.
Yes. But you can replace milk with water or an egg.
Yes, both variants are gluten-free.
The pancake mixes do not have any milk products, and you can add water or plant-based milk to make this suitable for vegans.
These have a shelf life of eight months.
What’s The Verdict?
Better ingredients, better nutritional values, better sugar management- The Better Flour Pancake mixes showcase impressive nutrition labels. As explained in the review, we liked the Banana variant more than the Chocolate. The textures of both were light and fluffy, which was a delightful surprise considering these do not have any gluten or refined flour.
Peanut butter, honey, jam, maple syrup, fruits and yogurt- what’s your favorite pancake topping?