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An Augason Farms Breakfast: a review

When Augason Farms asked me to review their scrambled egg mix, pancake mix, and milk drink, I was more than happy to give it a try.  Who doesn’t like a hearty breakfast of pancakes and scrambled eggs?  My daughter could live on pancakes three meals a day.  Syrup, not optional.

Scrambled Egg Mix

Eggs are very inexpensive in my area, so I’ve never needed to use dried eggs in place of fresh scrambled eggs, but the Augason Farms mixture may have changed my mind.  The scrambled egg mixture was easy to use and cooked completely within a very short amount of time.  I used a whisk to combine the egg powder with water, still ended up with some small lumps, but it didn’t seem to matter once I started cooking.

The cooked eggs were softer and more moist than regular eggs and had a nice, mild flavor.  You wouldn’t mistake them for fresh eggs, but I don’t think most people would mind.  When I let the cooked eggs sit for a few minutes, I noticed a bit of water pooling around them.  For one breakfast I mixed in chopped, cooked bacon for a breakfast casserole meal and recently tried measuring out the egg powder into medium sized ziploc bags for camping.  I wrote the amount of water needed on the outside of the ziploc, and when it was added, I just squished the water and egg together until they were fully combined.  This would be a super easy way to have hot scrambled eggs on a camping or backpacking trip.

The only improvement I can suggest for Augason Farms Scrambled Eggs mixture is to include a chart with information for reconstituting larger amounts.  The current instructions are for just 2 tablespoons of egg mixed with 3 tablespoons water.  My family eats way more than that!

Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Pancakes are a sure-fire way to get the kids out of bed, and the Augason Farm Buttermilk Pancake Mix produced light, fluffy pancakes that mixed up and cooked quickly.  I only needed to add water, and the batter was ready for the griddle.  Again, the mixture can be measured out into individual ziplocs for camping trips.  Now that I think of it, a scoop of scrambled egg on top of a large-ish pancake would make a great Breakfast Taco!

Low Fat Milk Alternative

Years ago my kids were milk-drinking freaks.  There were times during my daughter’s Terrible Two’s (and Three’s and Four’s) that my blood would run cold at the sight of an empty milk container.  I knew I was in for an unpleasant scene once she knew there would be no milk with her meal.  She’s calmed down a lot since then but still likes her milk.  That’s why I was a little nervous about serving up Augason Farms Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative.  Can you blame me?

The Morning Moo comes with slightly more complicated instructions than the scrambled eggs and pancake mix.  This time I had to first combine the milk powder with warm water and stir until dissolved.  I used a small whisk to make sure there were no lumps.  (Yes, I guess I have a “thing” about lumps in my food.)  This mixed up very quickly and then I added ice cold water.  The result?  A milk drink that’s actually drinkable.  My first batch was on the watery side, so I recommend starting with a smaller amount of cold water, tasting, and then adding more water until the mixture is to your taste.

I mixed up more Morning Moo than I needed, so why not add it to the milk jug in the fridge?  Yep, that’s what I did, and magically, we didn’t need to run to the store anymore for milk!

Overall, these three products were outstanding examples of what “survival” or “food storage” foods should be.  Tasty, easy to prepare, and portable if necessary.

One final note.  I really, really like the fact that Augason Farms includes plenty of information on their labels, way beyond ingredients and nutritional data.  There were recipes and tips, which were quite helpful.

Ingredients:

Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative, about $14 per #10 can

Buttermilk Pancake Mix, about $10 per #10 can

Scrambled Egg Mix, about $26 per #10 can

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(11) Readers Comments

  1. Augason Farms should also have props for being a food storage provider that is Certified Gluten Free on many of their products! We hunted for months to find someone we could buy dried fruits and vegetables from that was "safe" from gluten. Most products are contaminated during processing. Sadly they didn't carry beans or lentils but we found a supplier of beans that were safe and just ordered 200lbs on a pallet. We got our GF grains from bobs red mill again about 600 lbs by pallet. Bob's red mill was awesome b/c they could arrange shipping to the ABF terminal in our town and save us $100 on shipping. And when you're paying a few hundred for shipping that is a big deal! Now if only I could find lentils this way…..

  2. I found them at Sams club and I have asked my local Walmart why they are only in stores in the West (still no respose), But I have some milk, butter and honey in my food storage. I haven't used it yet but I am glad that I have these reviews to count on.

    • How big is the #10 size can?

  3. Try the soups, you won't be disappointed. Broccoli cheese cooked with some garden fresh broccoli is terrific. Creamy potato, with or without cheese, is very good also. Try putting some bacon in it.

  4. Important to note – Morning Moo is a milk alternative drink, not milk. It does, however, have milk products in it, in case anyone you know is lactose intolerant. Morning Moo has a lower calorie count and less protein that milk (granted it is negligble) and no fat. It contains the same ingredients used to make popular powdered creamers and corn syrup. It does reconstitute into a reasonable cream alternative.

  5. I have made several purchases from Augason Farms online. (I don't live where their products are available at retail stores.) I have never been disappointed in the products that I have purchased. I really like their bread mixes. They turn out delicious and are great for those who are just learning to make bread. Their blueberry pancake and muffin mixes are excellent too. However, I will tell you that in every shipment I have received there have been one or more damaged cans. The customer service reps were very nice and replaced every damaged item. They admitted to problems in their shipping and that they were working to improve. So if you want to order from Auguson Farms online, I would suggest that you inspect your shipments carefully. Also look on thier website for "Daily Deals" and their weekly specials.

  6. We did not like the morning moos or the scrambled egg mix. You can purchase an everyday size to try the products. We did like the regular milk and dried eggs. what is nice is they are just eggs or milk so you can make them into scrambled eggs or a gallon of milk (tastes good) or you can use them as a substitute in recipes. this has worked well in cookies so you can eat th dough and in bread. they also have butter powder that can go into recipes as well.

  7. I have found the Augason Farm products at one of my local Costco stores. My son and daughter-in-law are stationed at Fort Carson and having these items during the fire has been very helpful.

  8. I was in Gulf Shores,Ala. this past weekend,and saw a display of Augason Farm products in large plastic buckets. The sign above listed “hurricane survivor kits”. Each contained three meals per day for four people for 72 hours. That’s three days. And I believe each meal was over 2,000 calories. This was in a Wal Mart.

  9. I live near Gulf Shores, Alabama & I did see the lg. plastic bucket at the Foley Walmart. It was somewhere around $68. I was checking this company out online, when I found this website.

  10. Pingback: Walmart for emergency foods - M14 Forum

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