Whole Note Food Company was founded by Paul and Bonnie Morris. When Paul was diagnosed with celiac disease, he wanted to make gluten-free baked goods in place of traditional, wheat-based recipes. As he worked on perfecting his recipes, he shared his gluten-free mixes with family and autistic children at a school where Bonnie was employed. After getting requests for premade mixes that could be purchased, Whole Note was opened.
I picked the Cappuccino and Dark Chocolate Muffin Mix as our first recipe to try. I like making muffins because there’s so little prep-work and I only have one bowl to clean. The mix directions were incredibly easy to follow and only required three ingredients: milk, an egg, and oil. Although the recipe already has plenty of dark chocolate chips, you can add more if you’d like. You can also replace some of the milk with espresso.
The mix is made with brown rice, buckwheat, teff, flaxseed, millet, oats, and sorghum. There are 11g of whole grains per serving. One muffin has 12g of sugar. I compared this to two brands we’ve purchased in the past. One brand has 27g of sugar per serving and the other has 23g. One of them actually has sugar listed as the first ingredient followed by enriched bleached flour. Both are high in sodium, too.
The mix is enough for 12 muffins. Although the directions recommended baking for 25 minutes, I found that my muffins were ready around 20 minutes. You’ll want to check them early. The texture is nice and there’s just a hint of bitterness that’s balanced with the sweetness of the chocolate chips. They aren’t overly dense.
Although we are not a gluten-free only household, I have friends and a few family members that have celiac disease. What I like most about the Cappuccino and Dark Chocolate Muffins is that the whole family can enjoy them while getting the added bonus of 7 whole grains. They can be a guilt-free snack or part of your breakfast on the go.
Our Virginia Home received a product from Whole Note Food Company for the purpose of a review. However, only our honest opinions were expressed.