I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t want to go gluten-free if we don’t have to, since we’re avoiding so many other foods. I received two free baking mixes when I attended the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Las Vegas this past November, and I’m just now getting around to trying one of them. I’ve been wanting breakfast for dinner, so we gave these gluten-free biscuits a try.
This is literally the first time I’ve made a gluten-free product. I had no idea what to expect, especially since I hadn’t made any sort of biscuit in over a year. When I think of biscuits, I immediately think of my grandmother and her homemade biscuits that she made before she passed away. I can still hear her feet shuffling on the basement floor, where she often made her biscuits, while taking the biscuit dough to the table to roll and cut them out. I can’t remember if she baked them in the basement or upstairs in the main kitchen, but either way, these gluten-free biscuits had BIG shoes to fill.
The mix called for dairy ingredients, so we had to make the substitutions on the box. It was an easy substitute, and didn’t take much extra time at all. The dough was a lot wetter than I thought it would be, and a little hard to transfer to the baking sheet from the counter after cutting them out. This could’ve been my fault, as I was in a hurry, so maybe I messed it up a little.
Like I said before, I’m new to gluten-free baking so I was surprised at how white the dough was. The texture and color really threw me for a loop, but in the oven they went. After 20 minutes, they were done and ready to be devoured. We added Earth Balance Dairy & Soy Free Spread as well as honey and jelly to our biscuits.
The texture was a little more dense than biscuits made with wheat flour, but the texture was still light and not gritty. I say not gritty, because other gluten-free baked goods I’ve had have had a gritty texture. The flavor was mild, and really quite tasty. I told my husband, “If I was gluten-free I’d use this mix if I didn’t do it from scratch.”. And let’s put it this way, the kids loved them, and there aren’t that many left.
Overall, I give this mix a thumbs up. I’m sure they’d be a little more rich with dairy ingredients, but honestly I wasn’t left disappointed. I recommend this mix if you want an easy way to get gluten-free biscuits on the table.
Have you used this specific 1-2-3 Gluten Free Biscuit mix, or other mixes? Let us know what you think and share your thoughts with others!
*These thoughts are all my own. I received the baking mix for free at the bloggers conference, but was not asked to do a review. I just want to pass on info about allergy friendly products so you can make good dietary choices. Please read the ingredients and make sure it’s safe for you and your families dietary restrictions.