Meet two couples who found sweet success in specialty foods


Mixing business and love can be a tricky proposition, but two couples are proving they can make it work with their young, successful businesses. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones introduces the couples behind Birch Benders, a “micro-pancakery,” and Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique. For video, click here.

Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers


Birch Benders, a pancake mix business that is working to dent sales of Bisquick and Aunt Jemima, got its first shot at Lucky’s, an organic grocery chain that Kroger took a stake in last year. Matt LaCasse, one of Birch Benders’s founders, had landed in Boulder in 2011 after graduating from Yale and was looking […]

Reader’s Digest online


13 Gluten-Free Foods Nutritionists Swear By Need help navigating the gluten-free aisle? These tasty, nutritious snacks foodie- and nutritionist- approved. Birch Benders Gluten-Free Pancake & Waffle Mix This gourmet pancake mix not only makes hot, tasty comfort food, but can also be used to bread fish, vegetables, and even make scones or muffins—no eggs, milk, or hassle […]

In Touch Weekly


Easy Breakfast When Rachel Zoe craves something delicious in the a.m., she whips up waffles and pancakes with Birch Benders just-add-water mix. Nine varieties, including Paleo and Six Grain Cinnamon, are available. ($4, For full article, click here.

New Hope Network


These outstanding food innovators landed on Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2017 Lizzi Ackerman, cofounder, Birch Benders Micro-Pancakery Ackerman and her husband, Matthew LaCasse, developed easy-to-whip-up pancake mixes in interesting varieties such as sweet potato, gingerbread spice and paleo. For full article, click here.

30 Under 30, Food And Drink: Meet The Gastronomes Who Will Change Your Diet In 2017


Lizzi Ackerman, 29 Cofounder, Birch Benders Micro-Pancakery  

Fox 31 Denver


Superfood Trends Birch Benders Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix is made with coconut, almond and cassava flours. So simply, this just-add-water, all-natural mix is naturally low-glycemic and packed with 5g of fiber per serving and has a lil’ monk fruit for the slightest sweetness. Breakfast-add-day! For full article, click here.

Real Simple online


Birch Benders Double-Chocolate Peppermint Pancake and Waffle Mix Peppermint-flavored goodies don’t have to be reserved for dessert, you know. Kick off a chilly December morning with these just-add-water pancakes, made with cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and a sprinkling of peppermint. Do your kids prefer waffles? Simply pour the batter into your waffle iron instead. Top […]

Los Angeles Times online


4 ways to indulge in the flavors of the season, without breaking your diet For those keeping a vegetarian or kosher diet but still seeking a satisfying Christmas breakfast: Birch Benders pancake and waffle mixes now come in Gingerbread Spice or Double Chocolate Peppermint. The eggless mixes use non-GMO ingredients and need only to be whisked with […]

Organic Spa Magazine


Birch Benders Pumpkin Spice Pancake & Waffle Mix is featured in Organic Spa Magazine’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. For full article, click here.

Eat This, Not That online


Our Gingerbread Spice Pancake & Waffle Mix is chosen as one of the best Christmas themed groceries! For full article, click here.

5280 online


A Pancake Mix With a Seasonal Twist Snowy holiday mornings just wouldn’t be the same without a stack of fluffy, hot-off-the-griddle pancakes. With Birch Benders’ all-natural, Colorado-made pancake mixes, cooking breakfast is a snap (the mixes only require water). Better yet, the festive flavors are perfect for ringing in the season. We love the not-too-sweet […]



Birch Benders Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix featured in an article about gluten-free snacks that are just as good as the non-gluten-free versions. For full article, click here.

Parade online


Our Double Chocolate Peppermint Pancake & Waffle Mix is featured in “17 Holiday Flavors You Need To Try This Season.” For full article, click here.

OK! Magazine


What’s hot this week? A better breakfast by Birch Benders. For full article, click here.

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