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Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Recipes | 1 comment

The Gluten-Free Product Award List


Hi There!

It’s been about six months since we started the gluten-free journey.  At first it was completely overwhelming because so many gluten-free items, well you know… suck.   It was hard to know where to start.  Beyond that I felt as though I was throwing away good money on products that were terrible.  And going gluten-free can be a costly endeavor!  So, with a little help from family and friends I’m putting this list together to help others who might be just starting the journey, or looking to add some delicious items to their daily menus.    We’ve been able to indulge in good bread, great cupcakes and more.

Now, Miss V has an egg allergy so we’ve had to adjust a few things to be vegan and gluten free, some with Ener-G egg replacer.  Those have been noted below.

Also to note, none of these products are sponsored, no one paid me or sent free samples!  These are products that our family has enjoyed.  If we’re missing something, please let me know in the comments!

Without further ado, presenting the gluten-free product award list!

Best Cupcakes
Olivia Super-Free Cupcakes in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Available at PCC Markets and Whole Foods Stores in the Seattle-area
Gluten-free and vegan!

Best Brownies
Betty Crocker Chocolate Brownie Mix
Available at Target and most grocery-stores
The Ener-G egg replacer doesn’t work well with any brownie recipe, so you’ll need to use real egg here

Best Waffles
Van’s Gluten-Free Frozen Waffles (all the flavors are good!)
Available at Target and most grocery stores
These waffles are so good, you might mistake them for the real deal!  Even better they’re egg-free!  Now, we’ve tried the grocery-store brand of these waffles, and not so good..  Spend the extra few cents for Vans brand.

Best Muffins
Udi’s Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Available at Safeway and many other grocery stores.
These muffins are great, but they do contain egg.

Best Frozen Pizza
Udi’s Three-Cheese Pizza
Available at Safeway, Fred Meyer, Red Robin and PCC Markets
Egg is not listed as an ingredient, however Miss V had a reaction shortly after eating one of these.  It’s possible there may be some cross-contamination, though I can’t completely rule out other sources.

One frozen pizza we haven’t tried (contains egg), but comes highly recommended is Against The Gain, available at Whole Foods.  You can also make your own pizza from scratch with Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix

Best Baking Mix
Gluten-Free Bisquick
Available at Fred Meyer
What we love gluten-free Bisquick for is deep-frying.  We use buttermilk rather than eggs.  It tastes great for fried chicken, onion rings and more.

Best Soup
Progresso Creamy Mushroom
Available at Fred Meyer
We use it in our traditional Minnesota Hot Dish, green bean casserole, and in the slow cooker


However if I had to give a grand prize, it would be to a product that tastes great, makes everyday life easier, and doesn’t feel like I’m missing something.  And the very best-of prize goes to….

Best Bread
Glutino Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix
Both our local Safeway and Fred Meyer carry this mix, but it’s hard to find.  I believe other gluten-free people have discovered how good it is and are hoarding it!

You do have to let this bread rise, and bake it, but my house smells delicious when I do.  It also goes stale after about 2 days, so don’t forget to freeze any remainder.  The Ener-G egg replacer also works well with this mix.  So, if you’re considering going gluten-free, or just want an option for gluten-free guests, definitely get this mix.  It runs about $5.50 per box.

And because I know you want it..  Here’s some gluten-free bread food porn 🙂


gf bread gf grilled cheese

If you haven’t tried it, definitely get this bread mix.  It’s better than anything else I’ve tried.


Do you have a product that deserves to be on the list?  Let us know in the comments!




1 Comment

  1. great job Shannon!


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