While I do like to bake from scratch, let’s be honest, I don’t always have the time to do that. So when it comes to products that not only taste great but are easy to prepare then I am all about trying it. And with their line of Cup-to-Table products, Bella Gluten Free is definitely one of these brands I must try!
Bella Gluten Free’s founder, Mary Capone, combines her gluten-free mastery with her love of the kitchen to create scrumptious gluten-free, allergen-free cuisine. Mary is a cookbook author, and nationally known instructor of gourmet gluten and allergen-free foods. As a celiac chef with celiac kids, Mary has designed mixes that not only have great taste and texture but include plenty of healthy ingredients as well.
Bella Gluten Free, offers a selection of 100% natural, non-GMO, allergen-friendly baking mixes in an easy, and convenient Cup-to-Table packaging .
- Tender Flaky Biscuit Mix
- Chewy Chocolate Brownie Mix
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
- Rustic Multigrain Dinner Roll Mix
- Gourmet Italian Pizza Crust Mix
- Blueberry Scone Mix
Bella Gluten Free mixes combine taste, texture and nutrition all into one. They use the finest assortment of all-natural, non-GMO and organic ingredients. And because they take cross contamination seriously, all products are blended in small batches in a 100% gluten-free facility to guarantee freshness and purity. They are GFCO certified and a recipient of the non-GMO Verification Project.
From the innovative and eye catching packaging, to the ready in minutes baking, I was excited to try Bella Gluten Free’s products. Using Whole grain flours and superior ingredients, Bella Gluten Free developed a range of sweet and savory allergen friendly baking mixes that allow you to make fresh baked products in your home in just minutes. (OMG, such a time saver!) The mixes are easy to make and require only 2-3 ingredients, that I keep stocked in my fridge at all times I might add, and can be baked in less than 30 minutes.
Bella Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix was the first mix I made. It starts with a 100% allergen-free All Purpose Baking Mix, creating the perfect texture. Mixed with dextrose-free chocolate chips and organic coconut sugar, a subtle sweetener like brown sugar, with a hint of caramel, make for a chewy on the edges and soft in the middle cookie. The mix makes about 18 cookies and didn’t last long in our apartment. Within days Jeremy and I had eaten them all! Time to go to the gym I guess…
The brownies were even better than the cookies! These chewy chocolate brownies are loaded with rich chocolate chips and cocao powder for delicious chocolately goodness. Whether you like them gooey (like me!) or classic cake-like you can have hot brownies in minutes.
And tonight is Pizza Night! We are going to be making his (loaded with cheese) and her (dairy free, with tons of vegetables) pizzas!
Here are a couple of tips that you may find useful for Bella Gluten Free Cups:
Tip for your pizza: Use moistened fingertips to shape on sprayed parchment paper. I like crispy crust so I parbake for 7 minutes and then add my toppings, but you do not have to-it is delicious if you put it all together from the beginning!!
Tip for your biscuits and scones: freeze butter or butter substitute for 20 minutes or so and use a cheese grater to grate and disperse it throughout the mix before adding your wet ingredients. Scones: use wet fingertips and form a circle with dough about 2 inches thick. Use a warm slightly wet knife to cut into 6-8 pie shape wedges, separate a little. They are not very sweet so if you plan on eating with jam or curd then great, if not add a bit of finishing sugar on top of each wedge.
Tip for your multigrain rolls: use ice cream scooper to get equal amounts and even baking (this is a great tip for the chocolate chip cookies too), place the scoops of bread dough into a sprayed muffin tin and let rise in warm place for 15 mins and then bake! Also you can form a circle to make a Boule out of the dough and increase bake time to 25 minutes (or use thermometer to temp at around 190-200 degrees for done).
Visit Bella Gluten Free’s store locator to find a retail location near you or purchase through their online or Amazon.
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.