When something lives up to its hype, we do a little dance.
Maybe even make a little love.
Because we get a lot of press releases claiming results that rarely match reality.
So when someone reached out to us with the promise of baking mixes that could rival made-from-scratch items, we approached them with our usual skepticism. (We really can’t handle disappointment these days!)
A package with three boxes of new Cravings by Chrissy Teigen baking mixes arrived way back in October and we put them in the pantry to test out soon after.
However, it took us until Thanksgiving week when our family was in town to finally get around to trying them.
Of the three mixes (Buttermilk Mochi Pancake & Waffle; The Perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookie; and Chrissy’s Ultimate Banana Bread), we started with “the banana bread that broke the internet.”
We can see why the interwebs shut down over this one.
It truly is the best banana bread we think we’ve ever eaten.
Especially warm out of the oven while the chocolate chips are still ooey-gooey and delightfully melty.
We’re so happy we got to share the treat with our loved ones, but on a more selfish note, we almost wished we hoarded the deliciousness for ourselves.
The mixes only require a couple of additional ingredients (oil, egg, and water in the case of the banana bread) so you don’t need to be a skilled baker or have a bunch of weird pantry items on hand.
We’ve yet to try the pancakes and cookies because we had far too many decadent sweets over Thanksgiving. But trust us, we will be baking with Chrissy Teigen again soon.
If these other goodies are even half as good as the banana bread, we’re in for some well-deserved calories.
Don’t get any ideas that these will be waiting for you on Christmas Eve if you’re reading this, Santa Claus.