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I've made a couple of the muffins/breads from these mixes and so far they haven't been very good. Does anyone have any suggestions on adding something to mix to make it taste better or possibly other mxes that are good? I'm trying to find other foods for my toddler and possibly sneaky ways to get healthy additives in.

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I abandoned premixes a long time ago unless I'm visiting relatives and just need to get through the weekend without being terribly sick. I tend to make my own now and once I find a blend that works well, I make a big batch of it and dole out the right serving size into containers or ziplock bags so I just grab a bag and add the wet ingredients and viola.


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I also have given up on the mixes. Tried a lot of them when I was first diagnosed, and didn't love any.

So here's my favorite gluten-free website, and they have GREAT bread recipes. I keep a large tupperware of both the flour mixes they use in my kitchen to help throw things together more quickly. I also keep lots of muffin liners handy :) I make a lot of bitesized "mini" muffins too. I listed the recipes you can find below, and put a * next to the ones I have tried, and LOVED!

http://www.eatingglutenfree.com/recipes_bread/

Recipes - Breads

Making Gluten Free Bread, Tips and Hints

Garlic Bread Spread

Gluten Free Hearty Brown Bread

*Gluten Free Basic Muffin Mix

*Gluten Free Betsy's Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Gluten Free Cinnamon or Orange Pull Aparts

*Gluten Free Blueberry Tea Bread

*Gluten Free Streusel Topped Apple Muffins

Gluten Free Featherlight Biscuits

*Gluten Free Bread Sticks

Gluten Free Scones

Gluten Free True Yeast Bread

*Gluten Free Rolls

*Gluten Free Cornbread

Gluten Free Tortillas

*Gluten Free Stuffing (have never made this one, but tasted it at their cooking class)

*Gluten Free Banana Bread

Anyway, hope this helps. All the ones I've tried freeze wonderfully also :)


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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

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The gluten free mixes by 123 Gluten Free are incredible. They have biscuit, cookie, pan bar, brownie, and pound cake mixes that are delicious. My non-celiac friends and family like them more than gluten mixes, and my students at school are always asking me to bring them some, especially the cake and brownies. I also like one mix by Whole Foods, the 365 brand of gluten free brownies. But I would agree that the rest out there are not very good.

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I've made a couple of the muffins/breads from these mixes and so far they haven't been very good. Does anyone have any suggestions on adding something to mix to make it taste better or possibly other mxes that are good? I'm trying to find other foods for my toddler and possibly sneaky ways to get healthy additives in.

Our favorite boxed mix company (for cookies, buscuits, and muffins) is 123 Gluten Free. But they're not cheap. I save these boxed mixes for holidays, birthdays, and special occassions. It's possible to order from them online, but I think you save money if you can buy from a local vendor. Their sugar cookies are our very favorite. They're scrumptious! But to give you some idea of what they cost, a box makes about four dozen cookies, but it costs us about ten bucks a box. The cool thing about them, though, is that you can cut them into holiday shapes and frost them to look like normal wheat-based sugar cookies. Once baked, they store best in the fridge. They tend to get soft and break apart in a cookie jar.

Here's their URL:

http://www.123glutenfree.com/

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Thank you! This is great. I will try some of these starting today. Can you store the flour mixtures in seeled canisters in the cabinet or do they need to be refrigerated?

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I also have given up on the mixes. Tried a lot of them when I was first diagnosed, and didn't love any.

So here's my favorite gluten-free website, and they have GREAT bread recipes. I keep a large tupperware of both the flour mixes they use in my kitchen to help throw things together more quickly. I also keep lots of muffin liners handy :) I make a lot of bitesized "mini" muffins too. I listed the recipes you can find below, and put a * next to the ones I have tried, and LOVED!

http://www.eatingglutenfree.com/recipes_bread/

Recipes - Breads

Making Gluten Free Bread, Tips and Hints

Garlic Bread Spread

Gluten Free Hearty Brown Bread

*Gluten Free Basic Muffin Mix

*Gluten Free Betsy's Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Gluten Free Cinnamon or Orange Pull Aparts

*Gluten Free Blueberry Tea Bread

*Gluten Free Streusel Topped Apple Muffins

Gluten Free Featherlight Biscuits

*Gluten Free Bread Sticks

Gluten Free Scones

Gluten Free True Yeast Bread

*Gluten Free Rolls

*Gluten Free Cornbread

Gluten Free Tortillas

*Gluten Free Stuffing (have never made this one, but tasted it at their cooking class)

*Gluten Free Banana Bread

Anyway, hope this helps. All the ones I've tried freeze wonderfully also :)

I tried just the basic muffin mix so far and they were great! Thank you so much. I will be trying many others soon.

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I've made a couple of the muffins/breads from these mixes and so far they haven't been very good. Does anyone have any suggestions on adding something to mix to make it taste better or possibly other mxes that are good? I'm trying to find other foods for my toddler and possibly sneaky ways to get healthy additives in.

hmm.. could it be that your not using fresh ingredients in preparation? we have found the really great food company to have the best mixes around. the mix is so fine and not grainy like so many of the other companies. i would definitely give the mix another try and pay close attention to the exp. dates of the milk or eggs you may have used when baking. The Vanilla muffin mix and the cornbread muffin mix are a staple in our household. GOOD LUCK!!!

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Don't give up on mixes! They are a huge time-saver and there are many that are really good.

  • I am a huge fan of Pamela's mixes. They are versatile, with lots of different recipes on the package and they always come out great-tasting (in my experience).
  • I also think 1-2-3 Gluten-Free is excellent.
  • 'Cause You're Special makes good ones
  • A small company in Oregon called Laurel's Sweet Treats is great.

There are others, but these are my favorites.


Alison

- Diagnosed celiac 2002

- Husband is gluten sensitive

- Daughters are gluten-free and one daughter has severe food allergies

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