I was looking around Amazon and came across Simple Mills. They offer specialty baking mixes. I'm always skeptical, but was interested because they have a line of paleo mixes. The first thing I did was to check out the ingredients and all were satisfactory. There wasn't some kind of hidden thing that I'm not supposed to eat.
So....I ordered a 3-pack that included chocolate muffin mix, chocolate chip mix, and a flatbread mix. This review is only on the chocolate muffin mix.
First off, if you look at the packaging it says Only 8g of Sugar. That's coconut sugar. I have a bag of coconut sugar in my cabinet, so I'm okay with it. It's not very sweet. I'm okay with that. I suppose you could always add your preferred sweetener to it, but I suggest not. If you want to add a little sweetness, maybe add some dark chocolate chips.
One of my biggest concerns was the texture. I thought this might just end up as a spongey, oddly moist, wrong texture sort of mishap...like a lot of my paleo baking mishaps. I was pleasantly surprised that it came out feeling and tasting a lot like a standard muffin/cupcake. SO HAPPY that it had the proper texture.
The box said that it could make 12 cupcakes/muffins, but I only managed to fill 11 cupcake pots.
My only complaint is that it was a little dry. Now that I know that, I can buy this again and just add a little applesauce to the mix. That tends to help make a more moist cake, so it should help with this - right? Despite the dryness of the muffin/cupcake, it was great with coffee. I also had a little butter with it, that also tasted phenomenal.
This is a product I will definitely be purchasing again.