This May, Recognize Celiac Awareness Month With Treats From Zema’s Madhouse Foods

Updated on October 10, 2022

Indulge in Your Favorite Pancakes, Muffins and Focaccia While Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Highland Park, IL-Eating gluten-free is a must for anyone suffering from Celiac Disease but this lifestyle often deprives people of their favorite treats. From crave-worthy apple cinnamon muffins to perfectly plump cocoa pancakes, sweet-tooths with Celiac Disease can finally indulge in some of their favorites without sacrificing their health.

If you love to eat what you bake, you’re not alone. But a growing number of people suffering from Celiac Disease and other gluten issues have problems finding easy recipes that can become go-to favorites for the entire family.

May marks Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Roughly 3 million Americans are sensitive to gluten, the protein found in grains like wheat, barely and rye – the essential ingredients in most baked goods.

This autoimmune disorder results in a variety of digestive symptoms. While most aren’t even aware that they have the disease, their small intestine is damaged every time they consume gluten, reducing the amount of nutrients absorbed from the food. The treatment for people with Celiac Disease is simple – avoid gluten-filled foods

A self-taught nutritional baker and cook, Jill Motew has led a healthy lifestyle for the past 25 years. With five children (four with the behavioral issue ADHD and very athletic), she wanted to encourage her kids early on to benefit from a gluten-free lifestyle.

When she found that most grocery stores didn’t carry non-white gluten free flour pancake mixes, she decided to take matters into her own hands and whip up her own gluten-free mixes made of nutritious ancient grains – teff, quinoa, amaranth, millet, flax meal and chia & hemp seeds that were easy AND yummy.

Her recipes were perfected after hosting countless sleepovers for her children and their friends. Parents would turn to Jill after their kids raved about the pancakes or muffins that Jill had prepared, offering to pay for her delicious mixes.

Thus, Zema’s Madhouse Foods was born. Jill created four gluten free mixes: Cinnamon-Oatmeal Apple Muffin mix, Rosemary-Millet Focaccia & Pizza Crust mix, Cocoa-Teff Pancake & Waffle mix and Multigrain Pancake and Waffle mix. Taking it one step further, Jill formulated the mixes to be multi-use by creating her own recipes and offering them on her website, Zema’s customers can choose from delicious recipes like Vegan Black Bean Brownies, Vegan Blueberry Breakfast Bars and Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza.

Zema’s was created from the initials of Jill’s five kids (Zev, Emi, Max, Asher and Simon). The “Madhouse” comes not only from the chaos of Jill’s daily family life, but the “Madhouse” out there to shop for healthy, gluten-free foods.

Zema’s mixes make everything easy and contain the superseed trio (chia, hemp and flaxmeal) along with built-in omega-3’s, fiber and protein. With no hidden statements or false labeling, Zema’s was sure to eliminate all cross-contamination issues by producing their mixes in a certified gluten-free and top 8 allergen free facility. All of Zema’s mixes are certified GFCO, Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO Project Verified and free of the top 8 allergens.

This May, during Celiac Disease Awareness Month, share the benefits of a gluten-free healthy lifestyle with Zema’s Madhouse Foods.

Suggested retail price for each mix is $7.99-$8.95. Zema’s Madhouse Foods can be purchased in select grocery stores and markets throughout the Midwest. To place an online order, visit

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