Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Betty Crocker is baking GLUTEN FREE!

Well, Betty herself may not be baking gluten-free and certainly not all of their products, but apparently they have a new line of baking mix products out there that are gluten-free. Now, I have not gone looking for them in my local grocery store yet, but I certainly will be! I'm not sure how many grocery stores have come to realize that Betty is making and selling gluten-free products yet, but hopefully we'll see them around the stores soon!

If anyone finds the products and gives them a try, please let me know how they taste. I personally can't try the devil's food cake, chocolate chip cookies, or the brownies, since I am also sensitive to chocolate, so you won't find a review of those products from me, even if I can find them in the store. I really would like to give the yellow cake mix a try though, and if I find it and try it, I'll let you all know how it tastes!


celiacmom2010 said...

The Betty Crocker gluten free chocolate chip cookies are Yummy! However they crumble and fall apart. Any suggestions on how to stop this from happening, perhaps an extra ingredient?

T.M. said...

This recipe from Betty Crocker's site also has a great recipe for using the cookie and brownie mixes together: . The first comment under the recipe mentions using 2 TBSP of sour cream in the cookie mix and 1/4 cup of sour cream in the cake and brownie mixes to add some moisture. I'm not sure if it would help them to be less crumbly. You COULD also try replacing the eggs or the butter with applesauce. I'm not sure how it would turn out, but you can experiment. No claims that any of this would help or make things taste better/worse. I just tend to experiment with things and see how they turn out. Just don't experiment with something you have to serve to others. ;)

Gluten-free baked goods, by nature, tend to be more crumbly because they don't have the glutens (the glue) that hold the baked goods together the way that wheat-based baked goods do. But, we can always try other ingredients to see if they will keep the flavor, but make things moister and less crumbly.