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Breakfast is often lauded as the most important meal of the day. A 2018 study on the subject found that “ingested calories are apparently utilised more efficiently in the morning than in the evening and this is manifest through improved weight loss, even under iso‐energetic calorie intake.” Even if weight loss isn’t your goal, fueling your day with ingredients like healthy fats, protein, and other beneficial nutrients can be a great way to get the energy you need to sail through the morning. A small 2017 study noted that consuming breakfast may help improve metabolic markers like improving the body’s ability to fight chronic conditions, and TIME reports eating breakfast may make it easier to avoid mindless snacking later in the day. But if making breakfast a priority takes more time than you want it to, keep reading because Birch Benders is bringing breakfast back, practically instantly.
The History of Birch Benders
After graduating from college, Birch Benders founders Lizzi Ackerman and Matt LaCasse moved to Colorado, got married, and discovered a love of cooking. All their experiments in the kitchen led to Birch Benders, a company offering convenient foods that taste good (and are also good for you). With every mix, the brand aims to make pancakes that are “better than at a restaurant and easier than from scratch.”
Birch Benders Company Mission
Birch Benders’ mission is to bring people together around their favorite foods—particularly breakfast foods. This brand believes some of life’s best moments are spent around the table, and that food has the power to bring us together. That’s why its products cover a range of diets like paleo, vegan, and keto, so everyone can enjoy a short stack or a hot plate of waffles with their families.
Benefits of Birch Benders
Birch Benders caters to everyone’s dietary needs. For that reason, the brand isn’t completely gluten-free or only paleo—but there is something for everyone. All of its mixes are processed in a peanut-free facility, but some products to contain tree nuts like almonds, coconuts, and hazelnuts. Being able to choose from vegan, keto, paleo, and gluten-free mixes makes it easy to address everyone’s food preferences, while still enjoying meals together and making memories around the table. The pancake mixes couldn’t be simpler—just add water (or your favorite dairy or non-dairy beverage) and stir. And for an even zippier start to the morning, just pop a frozen waffle into the toaster for breakfast perfection in a flash.
Top Birch Benders Products
Here are the breakfast mixes our Thrive Market members can’t get enough of.
Organic Classic Pancake & Waffle Mix
One of the O.G products, this organic mix whips up fluffy pancakes and waffles every time. Just add water and you’re ready to go!
Keto Pancake and Waffle Mix
Here’s a ketogenic version of the Birch Benders go-to baking mix. It’ll help you meet your macros with only 5g net carbs per serving.
Plant Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix
This vegan mix is made with whole wheat flour, pea protein, and brown rice flour. Plus, each serving delivers 10g of protein along with some calcium and iron.
Easy Breakfast Recipes
Paleo, vegan, keto, and more, we have breakfast ideas for every kind of diet.
Ketogenic Breakfast Ideas
Start your keto morning with Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Pumpkin-Spiced Chia Seed Pudding, and other low-carb breakfast options.
How to Make Paleo Pancakes
Yes, pancakes can be paleo. Just follow our tips—like swapping in coconut flour for AP flour—to keep this favorite meal compliant.
24 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
From smoothies to French toast, and even make-ahead breakfast options for busy mornings, this post has everything you need to kickstart the day.