Bella’s Gluten Free

Bella’s Gluten Free.

When people are first diagnosed with an intolerance or auto immune condition that forbids gluten, there is a need for gluten free mixes. Gluten free cake mix for a birthday, baking mix for the cookies.

Having a busy life is common and when you can’t just go down to the local sandwich shop and grab something, you have to find alternatives.

Some are healthy, most are not.

Mixes often contain hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and other kinds of foreign ingredients just to make a simple cookie. This shouldn’t be the case.

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Bella is here to save the day!

Bella Gluten Free was founded by Mary Capone when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. Her children also have celiac. Instead of finding a mix, she created her own.

Her All Purpose Baking Mix is very useful and gives cookies the texture you remember from your gluten days.

I decided to test it out by making an American favorite: chocolate chip cookies.

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Bella’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup plus 1/2 cup Bella’s Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
4 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar (I used coconut)
4 tbsp sugar or agave
2 tbsp coconut oil
6 tbsp milk (More if needed, I found that I needed a little bit more liquid. Maybe 1/2 cup?)

Note: I didn’t add baking soda or salt because it is already included in the mix.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix dry ingredients, then add wet.

3. Form cookies, bake 7-10 minutes. Enjoy!

The cookies turned out a little bit like biscuits, so the taste won’t be for everyone, but my mom and family sure liked them, trying to steal more when I wasn’t looking. 🙂

I also think this mix would be great in scones, muffins, and banana bread.

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My little brother insisted I take this picture. Not sure why.

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Now go make some of these cookies! 😉

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