Commercial baking mixes are pretty mainstream these days. What was once a novelty for our grandmothers is common place today. Some folks can’t dream of making pancakes or muffins without a box. I myself once thought that was baking "from scratch."
Unfortunately, despite their convenience, these boxed mixes contain dubious ingredients and often lack substance or flavor. For those with nut allergies, using a boxed mix can be counterproductive when the mixes are manufactured in the same facility as nut products. Boxed mixes might be cheap with sales and coupons but they taste factory-made. There is a better way, a much better way.