In today’s world many people are opting to go gluten free. For some it is because of a recent medical diagnosis of Celiac Disease, and for others it is because of the recent publicity about the positive health benefits a gluten free diet provides. In the media it seems more and more public figures are promoting how great they feel after becoming “gluten free”.
How about an easy option for those of us who have celiac disease and those of us who just want to have more choices in our baking?
Enter the convenient world of gluten free baking mixes for the home cook. These products have everything you need to make a delicious bakery item right from your own kitchen. They are pre-packaged mixes and require the addition of just a few simple ingredients most home bakers already have on hand. Additionally they can be stored for 18 months in your cabinet and still produce amazing results. Wouldn’t it be so much easier when you get invited to a party, and are asked to make a dessert, to have a quick trick up your sleeve that will make everyone happy, even those who still eat gluten products. Just think with one mix you will be able to make cakes, muffins, pancakes, breads, and even pizza dough!
For example, an 11.7 oz. package of chocolate cake mix makes one 9″ round cake, 12 cupcakes, or 24 mini-cupcakes. There are even frosting mixes available. An added bonus is that the home baking option is usually cheaper. Who really want’s to spend their hard earned money on store bought cupcakes or muffins when a convenient baking mix will make moist and delicious treats every time. If you do have Celiac Disease and you must make the lifelong commitment to gluten free eating, why not make your life easier with baking mixes?
So the next time you want to bring a gluten free baked item to a social event, enjoy dessert at home for a special occasion or even an after school snack, don’t shop for pre-made bakery items. Op instead to prepare a fresh batch of cupcakes (think chocolate lavender with vanilla frosting). This will wow your guests and family, save you money, and give everyone a healthier option.