10 Yummy Gluten Free Baking Mixes
One of the things I worried about most when I first decided to eat a gluten free diet was figuring out what “substitutes” tasted good and which ones didn’t. Luckily, I had a lot of advanced experience because my brother’s family has been gluten free for years and any time we get together for family events, they were always gluten free. Over the past year I have just about got my gluten free pantry stocked, have decided what mixes I like, which ones I don’t and where to find them – either locally or online.
Most grocery stores carry gluten free mixes but they can be quite pricey! My favorites are:
- ALDI – the gluten free mixes at Aldi are good and are much less expensive than the mixes I have found out other grocery stores.
- LIDL – a relatively new grocery store chain in the US, this European based store also carries its own brand of gluten free mixes that are very affordable and taste great
- King Arthur Gluten Free flours and mixes – of all the gluten free brands I have tried, King Arthur is hands down my favorite. I have learned to stock up on it when it goes on sale and to take advantage of Amazon Prime Pantry deals as well.
- Pamela’s Gluten Free mixes are consistently good! My favorite cheesy jalapeno cornbread is made using Pamela’s mix. These are harder to find, so I tend to stock up via Amazon Prime Pantry.
- Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix – you can usually find this in with the regular baking mixes at your local grocery store. The mix makes very good brownies!
- Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour – manufactured in a dedicated gluten free facility, Bob’s Red Mill makes a variety of gluten free mixes and flours. While they are a little harder to find, they are worth picking up when you see them.
- Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Mix – my sister-in-law makes angle food cake and strawberries for many of our summer gatherings and this is her go-to gluten free angel food cake mix.
- Immaculate Baking Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix – the first product from Immaculate Baking that I tried was their gluten free chocolate chip cookies that were in the refrigerator section, but I love using their sugar cookie mix at the holidays to make iced cookies.
- Krusteaz has also gotten in on the gluten free market – they carry a variety of muffin, waffle, and flour mixes that are now available as gluten free. I have not seen these in stores yet, just on Amazon.
- Kodiak Cakes makes high protein waffle mix that is also gluten free – these are a little dense for my liking, but they do taste good.
Have you tried any of these gluten free mixes? Do you have a favorite? The King Arthur Gluten Free mixes are by far my favorite, but the best Carrot Cake I ever had was made from a Pamela’s mix. My recommendation is to try a few different brands and see which ones suit you best!