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Simple Mills: Vanilla Cupcake Mix

"Inside you'll find 6 hand-selected, unprocessed ingredients you'll fall in love with"

This whole "no sugar" thing isn't that difficult when you have amazing companies like Simple Mills making ridiculously delicious mixes for your taste buds. There are only 6 ingredients in this mix. All of these ingredients can be pronounced and you know exactly what they are:

  • almond flour

  • organic coconut sugar

  • arrowroot powder

  • organic coconut flour

  • baking soda

  • salt

You will need add 4 other ingredients that makes 10 ingredients total for a cupcake mix:

  • eggs

  • olive oil

  • vanilla

  • water

I decided to look up another super popular cake mix to check out the ingredients. There are 19 ingredients and oddly, none of the ingredients are vanilla in their "Vanilla Cake Mix."

  • Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)

  • Sugar

  • Corn Syrup

  • Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate).

  • Modified Corn Starch

  • Corn Starch

  • Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil

  • Propylene Glycol Mono and Diesters of Fatty Acids

  • Salt

  • Distilled Monoglycerides

  • Dicalcium Phosphate

  • Natural and Artificial Flavor

  • Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

  • Xanthan Gum

  • Cellulose Gum

  • Nonfat Milk.

Once you add in the following 3 ingredients, you have a 22 ingredient cake.

  • eggs

  • water

  • vegetable oil


Don't get me wrong, I do not think the quality of a cake is determined by the quantity of ingredients. However, when you can’t really pronounce the ingredients, nor can you understand why certain ingredients are in the cake mix, it’s a bit of a red flag.

Anyway, back to Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix. It’s made from almond flour so you know it’s low carb, plus - it's paleo, grain free, dairy free, soy free and way tasty. Of course, cake mixes are super easy to make if you follow the directions.

I really love this brand; so far I have made many of the items from their almond flour line, and each one has really been a hit at our house.

What you will need:

3 eggs

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup water

1TBSP vanilla

Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk eggs, olive oil, water and vanilla in a large bowl.

Add your baking mix to the wet ingredients and stir until completely combined.

Pour your batter into lightly greased muffin tin about 2/3 full.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before eating… if you can wait that long.

This wonderful Almond Flour mix sells for about $8 at Whole Foods and is worth every single penny. I highly recommend this mix and this entire line of products.


About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 


In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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