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  1. Better Batter is the only flour mix I've ever used (besides recently trying out Pamela's for pancakes) and I haven't been satisfied with the taste. Probably b/c I'm also subbing out dairy and eggs since my non-Celiac daughter is allergic to them. I would love to use Pamela's mix for baking but it contains milk, so it wouldn't work for our whole family. I've had much better results making the Betty Crocker gluten free chocolate cake for my son and myself (the Celiacs in the family) and gluten cupcakes w/o the dairy and eggs for the rest of the family... but I'm not that comfortable baking with gluten. I just bought 2 more boxes when they were running their 30% off sale... but I just wish I liked it more for baking.

    On a more positive note, I think the company has great customer service and the flour is great for gravies and cooking.

  2. I bought them last week from Amazon. At the time they were $2.98 a box for a 4-pack with the Subscribe & Save discount but now they appear to be $3.38 each w/ the discount. My kids loved making Rice Krispies treats with them and I thought they tasted very similar to the regular ones (I myself can have gluten, just not my son). I did have a bowl of cereal with them this morning and thought the taste was good but I felt like they were mushy as soon as I poured the milk on top. All in all though, I am thrilled to be able to make Rice Krispies treats again!

  3. I made it, I think I used the 2 lb loaf/gluten free setting. I wound up with a "ribbon" of undercooked bread through the center of the bread. The ends were fine, and delicious but I'm afraid to wreck another loaf! If you try it out will you post your results?

    Hi there- I wound up programming additional time to the gluten free setting and it worked out well! The first knead cycle was 5 minutes, the second 15, the rise time was 20 minutes, and the bake time was 65 minutes (which I then added 5 more minutes to b/c I wanted it to brown up a little bit more). Since this was my first time making it in the breadmaker and I'm new to gluten free breads, I'm not sure what a perfect loaf was supposed to look like or taste like, but this one was really good and fully baked and my son ate it right up!

    My husband thought I was ridiculous for researching how to make a gluten-free loaf of bread for hours the other night... good luck! :)

  4. Hi everyone,

    I just received the Breadman TR2700 for Christmas and want to make the Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread with it. I've never used a breadmaker before so I wanted to ask the pros about this! I saw that the Gluten Free setting on the breadmaker was for a 1.5 lb. loaf instead of a 2 lb. loaf. Does anyone have any tricks on how to make the perfect loaf with the Breadman and the Sandwich Bread (whether it's choosing a different cycle that works well with a 2 lb. loaf or using the programmable features)?


  5. That is great to hear! I'm going to hopefully buy a Breadman for a Christmas present to myself and am anxious to try it out on my just about two-year-old as well. My friend also recommended the Gluten-Free Pantry sandwich bread, which I tried making in the oven... first attempt didn't go so well.

    Did the bread bake well using the standard gluten-free setting, or did you have to program it further?

  6. Hi there- my 19 month old tested positive to the celiac panel when he was 18 months. The doctor ordered it due to his slow weight gain and mild anemia. We have a follow up appointment with the pediatric GI doctor next month. We will see if he will have further bloodwork done then or a biopsy. From what I've heard on here, his results from the bloodwork definitely look like Celiac.

    Good luck to you and I hope you are able to find some answers :)

  7. Hi there-

    I'm in a similar situation as you right now. My 19 month old son has a positive celiac panel and we are waiting for our first appointment with the GI doctor (next month), which will also be a consultation. Our pediatrician initially ordered the Celiac panel since his weight gain has slowed down and he's a little anemic. I am assuming that he will have it, due to the positive blood test, but I am afraid my three-year-old will have it too since she demonstrated the same growth pattern and anemia when she was her little brother's age, in addition to a few food allergies. If my son does have it, everyone else in our family will be tested. Skylark's words are a comfort- that to manage this disease all we will have to do is change a diet, I keep reminding myself it could be a lot worse.

    I wish you well at your appointment with the GI doctor!

  8. Just remember that false negatives are not uncommon and do make sure you don't go gluten free until all the testing you plan to have done is finished. Once the testing is done you don't need to wait for the results to start a trial of the diet since a trial is strongly advised even with negative results.

    Will do. I am going to call the GI doctor next week (moving this weekend, fun!) and talk to them, but in the meantime- is there is a sequence of testing that they will do? More blood work and then a biopsy, or just a biopsy?

  9. While it is overwhelming you should also be thankful that this was caught to so early. I would give anything to have had my children, especially my son diagnosed when he was little. It would have made such a difference in their lives. We are here to help in any way we can. It might be a good idea to make your whole house gluten free since celiac is strongly genetic and many of the symptoms we get are not always thought to be gluten related, like mood issues and headaches for example.

    After reading more about Celiac I really want our family to be tested, especially my husband, who has had unexplained migraines for basically all of his life. It it does turn out that more of us have it, I definitely want to bring an awareness to our extended family as well.

    I am so grateful for finding this site!

  10. Hi there-

    My 18 month old son recently had the celiac panel done b/c the doctor is concerned about his weight gain. He's 22 lbs, a little anemic, and has a few stinky diapers a day. The pediatrician called over the weekend and said that his test results came back with antibodies to gluten and that she recommends we go to see a ped GI doctor b/c he probably has Celiac. I received the test results in the mail today and was wondering if anyone here could help me interpret them:

    Gliadin AB IGA - [H] 13 U/ML ('H' means high?)

    Reference Range:

    Negative: <11

    Equivocal: 11-17

    Positive: >17

    IGA, Serum- 29 MG/DL

    Tissue Transglutam AB IGA- TNP

    Reference Range:

    Negative: <7

    Equivocal: 7-10

    Positive: >10

    Tissue Transglutam AB IGA - [H] 17 U/ML (I'm assuming that this is the really high result, right?)

    Reference Range:

    Negative: <5

    Equivocal: 5-8

    Positive: >8

    My 3 year old daughter had the same testing done almost two years ago (also due to slow weight gain and anemia), her results all say 0-0, except for the Tissue Transglutam AB IGA, which reads <3. The pediatrician also wants her to see the GI doctor for further testing. She is a healthy 28 lb kid with some food allergies.

    I am so confused with all of this and didn't know if there were any blood work interpreting pros out there. Thanks!