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Any gluten-free Syrups That Taste Like Aunt Jemima? Help!

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Hi everyone. Could anyone recommend a syrup that tastes like Aunt Jemima but is guaranteed gluten-free? My 6 yr old son has many feeding issues/problems and I just found out he has Celiac. I am desperate to find a syrup like Aunt Jemima for him to eat or my life will be even more hellish. Please help. I live in PA if that helps for you to know what kind of grocery stores I have at my disposal. Also, I'm not opposed to buying online. BTW, he hates real maple syrup.

Thanks!

Tracey

mom to 6 yr old with 2 positive blood test results, Down syndrome and possible Autism

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Well, most of the artificial syrups I am aware of have high fructose corn syrup. I just looked up Aunt Jamima syrup, and it doesn't have any maple in it at all :o I'm guessing your son just likes the syrupy-sweet taste.

From the Aunt Jamima website:

INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE.

You could actually make your own, using healthier ingredients. Try rice syrup, with some maple syrup thrown in for color and extra flavor. There's also sorghum syrup, cherry syrup, blueberry syrup, etc. Also jellies or preserves or fruit butters instead of syrup. Check here for more ideas. They also have the rice and sorghum syrups listed on the sweeteners page. Perhaps putting it in an empty, clean syrup bottle will help him not notice the difference?

Incidentally, with the health issues you've mentioned, you may already know that dairy may be best avoided. Have you tried coconut oil instead of butter or margarine on pancakes/waffles?


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A friend told me her mom always made syrup with water and brown syrup heated. It's pretty sweet, he might like that. Actually melted in a little coconut oil would be very good for him. I can't taste any coconut flavor in the kind I use.

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If you are in an area of PA that has a Wegmans check out their label. Even if they are a few miles away they will make it worth the trip as all their gluten-free items have a circle G on them. Makes shopping much easier.


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Wegman's syrup is gluten free. I believe Acme and Safeway/Genuardi's brands are as well, but we buy Wegman's since it is labeled gluten free (and it's inexpensive).


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For pancakes, I found the mixes to be rather bland. I added vanilla and cinnamon and that did the trick for me. I also found I liked the mix rather thin because the pancakes tasted better to me thin and a little crispy.

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If you are in an area of PA that has a Wegmans check out their label. Even if they are a few miles away they will make it worth the trip as all their gluten-free items have a circle G on them. Makes shopping much easier.

We were just talking about making the 38 mile trip to Wegman's in Downingtown! I will definitely be making that trip SOON now! My husband just bought some syrup made from brown rice and it looks absolutely dreadful. Ugh.

Thanks for the info!

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My husband generally uses Log Cabin, though he's switching to real maple syrup since he can use much less of it.

Might give Log Cabin a try. (But egads, I cannot fathom how people can stand the excruciatingly sweet taste of it! :P)


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Wife couldn't believe I like Aunt Jemima better than real maple syrup. It's a thing from my childhood. :) I've been using Log Cabin syrup, but not too often cause I don't like the gluten-free pancakes I've made so far. (I could use help here)

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=60705

At last! Someone else who hates real maple syrup! LOL

Re: the gluten-free pancakes...I feel your pain. However, I tried this recipe and I think it has promise; it does not taste like my homemade buttermilk pancakes, but it's much better than a mix. It actually has some flavor:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Delicious-Glu...kes/Detail.aspx

Haven't tried these, but I intend to:

http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/brea...r/GFpancake.htm

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Golly-Gee-Glu...kes/Detail.aspx

http://www.spryliving.com/recipes/view/355...buttermilk.html

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/vie...Pancakes-354033

Good luck and thanks for writing.

Tracey

mom to 6 yr old son with C.D., Down syndrome and possible Autism

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For pancakes, I found the mixes to be rather bland. I added vanilla and cinnamon and that did the trick for me. I also found I liked the mix rather thin because the pancakes tasted better to me thin and a little crispy.

I was totally unimpressed by Pamela's Pancake Mix...completely bland, no flavor whatsoever. This is why I'm going to make my own. I used to make homemade ones every Sunday so it's nothing I'm not used to.

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A friend told me her mom always made syrup with water and brown syrup heated. It's pretty sweet, he might like that. Actually melted in a little coconut oil would be very good for him. I can't taste any coconut flavor in the kind I use.

What sort of brown syrup do you mean? Thanks.

Tracey

mom to 6 yr old son with C.D., Down syndrdome and possible Autism

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We were just talking about making the 38 mile trip to Wegman's in Downingtown! I will definitely be making that trip SOON now! My husband just bought some syrup made from brown rice and it looks absolutely dreadful. Ugh.

Thanks for the info!

It will definately be worth the time. If you can do a major shopping there it will make life a lot easier. One thing that is important to know is that on some items, nuts are the ones that come right to my mind, you will see the gluten-free label on one size but at times not on a package of a different size even though they are the same thing. I called the offices and asked why and found out that the different sizes were made by different companies in different plants and they couldn't be sure that the size not marked was safe so the circle G was left off. They also are aware of the issues that some of us have with distilled gluten vinegars and only items made with nongluten source vinegars will have that G. I can finally eat pickles that I don't have to make myself with no concerns. :)


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I was totally unimpressed by Pamela's Pancake Mix...completely bland, no flavor whatsoever. This is why I'm going to make my own. I used to make homemade ones every Sunday so it's nothing I'm not used to.

We absolutely love Pamela's for pancakes...but it's because DH adds vanilla extract to the batter every time. We recently visited family out of state and they bought the mix for DD but made the pancakes for everyone...they were really bland and tasteless. DH, myself, and my FIL all commented to my BIL separately "they're really good with vanilla" so when I said it to him, he was like, "I know, that's what everyone else told me!" FIL has had them numberous times when DH made them and loved them...not so much when BIL made them without the vanilla. Might be worth a second try for you.


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Wife couldn't believe I like Aunt Jemima better than real maple syrup. It's a thing from my childhood. :) I've been using Log Cabin syrup, but not too often cause I don't like the gluten-free pancakes I've made so far. (I could use help here)

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=60705

I am the same way, like commercial syrups over real maple syrup but I now use it like such

When I have pancakes, I pour out a little regular syrup in a bowl and mix in a little real maple syrup and use the mixed syrups just like that. The real maple syrup does improve the regular commercial syrup's flavor, but doesn't over power it.


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What sort of brown syrup do you mean? Thanks.

Tracey

mom to 6 yr old son with C.D., Down syndrdome and possible Autism

so sorry! My brain was on time delay that time. What it should have said was brown sugar and a little warm water.

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Have you tried Kinnikinnick's pancakes? Their pretty good.

Gluten Free Mama's Almond Flour site has a very tasty (more vanilla) mix.

Gluuteny's from Pittsburgh--very good price with very little taste. :P

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Vermont Maid syrup says Gluten Free right on the label. You might want to give that one a try.


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Hi everyone. Could anyone recommend a syrup that tastes like Aunt Jemima but is guaranteed gluten-free? My 6 yr old son has many feeding issues/problems and I just found out he has Celiac. I am desperate to find a syrup like Aunt Jemima for him to eat or my life will be even more hellish. Please help. I live in PA if that helps for you to know what kind of grocery stores I have at my disposal. Also, I'm not opposed to buying online. BTW, he hates real maple syrup.

Thanks!

Tracey

mom to 6 yr old with 2 positive blood test results, Down syndrome and possible Autism

I just bought some gluten free waffles for the first time a month ago (after being diagnosed in March 2009). I purchased som Kellog's Eggo syrup. It was AWESOME! It says right on the bottle it's gluten free, too!

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Well, most of the artificial syrups I am aware of have high fructose corn syrup. I just looked up Aunt Jamima syrup, and it doesn't have any maple in it at all :o I'm guessing your son just likes the syrupy-sweet taste.

From the Aunt Jamima website:

You could actually make your own, using healthier ingredients. Try rice syrup, with some maple syrup thrown in for color and extra flavor. There's also sorghum syrup, cherry syrup, blueberry syrup, etc. Also jellies or preserves or fruit butters instead of syrup. Check here for more ideas. They also have the rice and sorghum syrups listed on the sweeteners page. Perhaps putting it in an empty, clean syrup bottle will help him not notice the difference?

Incidentally, with the health issues you've mentioned, you may already know that dairy may be best avoided. Have you tried coconut oil instead of butter or margarine on pancakes/waffles?

What's in Aunt Jamima that we can't have? :o

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Wife couldn't believe I like Aunt Jemima better than real maple syrup. It's a thing from my childhood. :) I've been using Log Cabin syrup, but not too often cause I don't like the gluten-free pancakes I've made so far. (I could use help here)

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=60705

I grew up on Log Cabin but I love Aunt Jemima Butte Lite. :)

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Vermont Maid syrup says Gluten Free right on the label. You might want to give that one a try.

Thanks! Any idea what grocery chain sells it? I haven't seen that brand here in PA.

Take care.

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I just bought some gluten free waffles for the first time a month ago (after being diagnosed in March 2009). I purchased som Kellog's Eggo syrup. It was AWESOME! It says right on the bottle it's gluten free, too!

Wow, I have to hunt that one down!

Many thanks!

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