I attended a Sprouts-sponsored event at Birch Benders to learn about Birch Benders paleo toaster waffles. I received compensation and free products in exchange for this post.
I think just about everyone on the planet can agree that pancakes and waffles make for a brilliant breakfast. You can top a pancake or waffle with anything your heart desires – either savory or sweet – and you’ll always end up with a totally satisfying breakfast.
When Sprouts invited me to attend a blogger-only event at Birch Benders headquarters, I jumped at the chance. This was a fun opportunity for me to learn about the new Birch Benders paleo toaster waffles.
I am not ashamed to admit that I ate a lot of these Birch Benders paleo toaster waffles that day because they were so freakin’ good! They’re crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, and you can just pull them right out of the freezer and pop them in your toaster oven. It doesn’t get easier than that.
I love that the Birch Benders paleo toaster waffles contain no grains, no gluten and no sugar. In fact, the ingredient list is worth a closer look: Water, tiger nut flour (this is NOT a nut, it’s a small root vegetable), cassava starch, eggs, sunflower oil and coconut flower. It’s hard to find a waffle with such clean ingredients these days.
Sprouts provided a bunch of waffle toppings on its waffle bar… so once I toasted my paleo toaster waffles, I topped them with two simple ingredients (that I knew were gluten-free and safe for me to eat): Chocolate chips and fresh strawberries. I decided not to add any maple syrup so this way I could really taste the waffles.
As for the taste, they are not sweet at all. They have an amazing doughy texture, and honestly, taste pretty close to the waffles I remember eating as a child (when I used to eat gluten).
I took some samples of the Birch Benders paleo toaster waffles home for my family to try. The verdict: They are a BIG hit in the Good For You Gluten Free household. My kids loved them, and I think they liked that they could toast their own toaster waffles without my help. Birch Benders has certainly made my life easier during the busy breakfast rush.
After my family devoured the Birch Benders paleo toaster waffles, my kids begged me to make more waffles using the Birch Benders paleo pancake mix I had, too. I added plenty of chocolate chips to appease the little ones (and I’m not gonna lie, I liked the chocolate chips too), and I drizzled a little bit of the Sprouts organic maple syrup atop.
These waffles were delicious too. They were a little sweeter and fluffier than the toaster waffles. The paleo pancake mix has monk fruit sweetener in it (monk fruit is a no-calorie sweetener made from whole fruit, so it is considered paleo compliant), which gives it a slightly sweet taste. Other ingredients in the Birch Benders paleo pancake mix include cassava flour, almond flour, eggs and coconut flour.
An entire waffle felt like too much “bread” for me, so I enjoyed my paleo waffle alongside some savory chicken sausages and cut up avocado and cucumbers. I loved this breakfast so much. It was a fun mix of sweet and savory, and I plan to make it again once I finish my Whole30 challenge (ends Aug. 30).
As you get the kids ready to go back to school, head on over to Sprouts and pick up some of the Birch Bender paleo toaster waffles and/or the Birch Benders paleo pancake mix.
The mixes are also available on the Birch Benders website, where you can also order the Banana Paleo, Pumpkin Paleo and Gluten-Free varieties.
Birch Benders is a Colorado-based company too – how cool is that?!? Check out my list of Colorado companies doing gluten-free right!