Kayla Quock

Gluten-free Baking Products Get #nimatested

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Winter is a great time to fill up your house with the warmth and smell of fresh baked goods. Whether you’re baking for breakfast, dinner, or dessert, you’ll want to make sure your ingredients are gluten-free.

Last month we tested and reviewed a few King Arthur gluten-free baking products. This month, we decided to try testing a wider variety of gluten-free baking product brands. Below you’ll find test results (and in-depth descriptions of labels) for 7 different baking brands. Some are more “main stream” like Betty Crocker, and some are family-owned, grassroots brands like Namaste Foods.

Happy baking!

Gluten-free Baking — Breakfast

Archer Farms gluten-free buttermilk pancake and waffle mix

Gluten-free Baking

#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Archer Farms is a Target-owned brand that is meant to offer affordable, “healthier” foods. When it was launched they claimed that all Archer Farms food products would have no artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or trans fats.

Contains milk, rice flour, whole grain sorghum flour, sugar, brown rice flour, whey, leavening, food starch-modified, natural flavor, soybean oil, salt, buttermilk, and xanthan gum. Processed in a facility that also handles egg and soy ingredients. Click to here to see the complete label.

Bisquick gluten-free pancake and baking mix

Gluten-free Baking

#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Contains rice flour, sugar, leavening, modified potato starch, salt, and xanthan gum. May contain soy ingredients. Click here to see the complete label.

Gluten-free Baking — Desserts

Immaculate gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix

Gluten-free Baking

#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Immaculate baking is a true grassroots company that started in the garage of their founder, Scott. Their mission is to provide delicious goods with “wholesome ingredients”…and so, their website has a long list of goodies that are certified organic (with a section of gluten-free products as well!).

The product pictured above contains rice flour, semi-sweet chocolate chips, brown sugar, sugar, potato startch, potato flour, leavening, xanthan gum, and salt. Click here to see the complete label.

Pillsbury gluten-free funfetti cake mix

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#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Contains soy beans, milk, rice flour, sugar, potato starch, candy bits, modified corn startch, confectioner’s glaze, soy lecithin, yellow 5, red 40, blue 1, yellow 6, leavening, pea fiber, cellulose, tapioca starch, and more. Click here to see the complete label.

Betty Crocker gluten-free yellow cake mix

gluten-free baking

#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Contains sugar, rice flour, potato starch, canola oil, corn starch, leavening, salt, and xanthan gum. Click here to see the complete label.

Gluten-free Baking — General

Namaste gluten-free starch

Gluten-free Baking

#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Namaste Foods is a family-owned and women-operated company, who’s mission is to provide “foods for everyone”, especially folks with food allergies. Their facility is free from the top 8 allergens, and their products are certified gluten-free, kosher, and USDA organic.

The product above contains arrowroot. Free from: wheat, peanuts, sulfites, crustaceans, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, tree nuts, sesame, shellfish, egg, soy, caseine, potato, dairy, mustard, fish, corn, and artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Click here to see the complete label.

Simply Balanced gluten-free flour

gluten-free baking

#nimatested Results: Smile!

Notes: Simply Balanced is another Target-owned brand. When the Simply Balanced food brand first launched approximately 40% of the products were USDA certified organic, and the vast majority were made without GMO ingredients.

The product above contains millet flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, rice flour, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. May contain soy, milk, egg, peanut, and tree nuts. Click here to see the complete label.

Reminder: Always read the label of any food product you buy even if “gluten-free” is specified on the label. Beware of labels that say “made in a facility that also processes…” and remember that every manufacturing lot is different — so we encourage you to test often with your Nima Sensor.

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