Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gluten-free Bisquick hits the ATL!

The main ingredient in the new Bisquick is rice flour, followed by sugar. By reading the ingredients, I'm not overly impressed, but maybe the company is using the finest quality rice flour in the world. Based on the ingredients, I decided that I don't want to make pancakes with the mix. I can usually tell by the flours used in something if I will personally care for it and I can't imagine that Biquick pancakes will hold a candle to the ones made with Gluten-free Naturals or King Arthur gluten-free mixes. I really hope I'm pleasantly surprised when I make biscuits with the new Bisquick.

Since it's too hot to turn on the oven,  I'm going to wait to test the mix out later. At $4.19 for a 16 oz. box, it's not a very good value so I want to read other reviews where people have had success with it, before using it myself. Avid gluten-free bakers should have some fun with this new product. The Bisquick box has four recipes on the back (pancakes, biscuits, waffles and strawberry shortcakes) and three on the side panel (chicken fingers, oven baked chicken and pizza crust). Check the Live Gluten Freely website for more recipes using the product.

  • Gluten-free Bisquick ingredients: rice flour, sugar, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), modified potato starch, salt, xanthan gum. *May contain soy ingredients. 

Some Kroger stores in the area have the new gluten-free Hamburger Helper in stock and Publix might as well. Since I have so many similar (but healthier) items from Mixes from the Heartland here, it will be a while before I check out the new Hamburger Helpers. I'd be most interested in a version that contains gluten-free pasta, but so far none of the gluten-free options offer that.



  1. Thanks for posting this, and the ingredients. I haven't seen it yet myself. The "may contain soy" leaves it out for me.

  2. I think many of the new gf items from GM contain soy. Someone told me the new Hamburger Helpers did but I've not bought those yet. I kind of hope I'm wrong, but I don't think you're missing out on anything special with the new Bisquick. My pancake review will post next week on I'm making them Saturday morning.

  3. For my husband who loved loved loved Hamburger Helper, the gluten free versions are a godsend. Plus, it's nice to go to a store and buy "normal" food at "normal" prices instead of some of the outrageous prices we pay for other things.

    The gluten free bisquick is perfect for pancakes. Don't knock it until you try it. MUCH lighter and less work than Bob's Red Mill pancakes AND you don't have to add buttermilk to make them taste like pancakes. I'm going to research some muffin recipes and give them a whirl later today.

  4. Melissa - Yes, the pancakes with the gf Bisquick are better than Bob's Red Mill, but they don't hold a candle to Pamela's, King Arthur's or my favorite brand - Gluten Free Naturals. We thought the Bisquick pancakes were tough, dry and flavorless, but I'm going to make scones with the box of mix the company sent me for a Blog Spark promotion. I'll be giving away a gluten-free Bisquick prize pack in two weeks over at Glad you like the new Bisquick!

    I had to return the gluten-free Hamburger Helper because like the normal versions, it contains MSG which I avoid.


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