New Food Find: Top-8 Free, Gluten-Free Baking Mixes and Corn-Free Powdered Sugar

 

Better Batter was created by a mom who wanted a gluten-free flour that would work cup for cup in her mother’s old recipes. The Better Batter All Purpose Flour Mix has been available for a few years. Today's #NewFoodFind profiles five baking mixes and corn-free powdered sugar.

Better Batter Baking Mixes

Better Batter mixes are free of all major allergens. They are Kosher (OU Pareve), Halal-certified and GMO-free. There are five mixes - you can find the ingredient list for each variety on Better Batter's website:

Better Batter Seasoned Flour Mix – This is the Better Batter All Purpose Flour Mix with added seasonings. It is a pre-seasoned mix that’s perfect for frying, baking and making gravies.

Better Batter Pancake & Biscuit Mix – Use cup for cup as a gluten-free, allergen-free substitute for Bisquick®.

Better Batter Fudge Brownie Mix – Use to make a 9" x 13” pan of brownies.

Better Batter Chocolate Cake Mix – Use on its own or as a base for your own creations. Makes enough for a 9” x 13” or double layer cake.

Better Batter Yellow Cake Mix – This is a vanilla-flavored yellow cake. Use to make a double layer cake or 24 cupcakes.

Better Batter Corn Free Powdered Sugar

You know how hard it can be to find a corn-free powdered sugar if you manage a corn allergy. Better Batter Corn Free Powdered Sugar is free of all major allergens. It has just two ingredients: sucrose and organic tapioca starch.

What are the mixes and powdered sugar “free of”?

All Better Batter products are free of:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Gluten
  • Corn
  • Sesame
  • Sulfites
  • Mustard
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • GMOs


What is the cross-contamination risk?

Better Batter mixes are made in a dedicated allergen-free facility. There may be a chance onion and garlic is present at times, but the equipment is cleaned before each product is made. The company said to contact them directly if you have a question about the spices in the pre-seasoned flour.

Where can I buy them?

Order directly from Better Batter or through Amazon. Better Batter products are also available at some stores nationwide.

Can I get a discount?

Better Batter offers special pricing for families with limited income or children with autism, college students and more.

This information is for your convenience. It is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the product's safety. Always read ingredient labels. Contact the manufacturer, if needed, to confirm the safety for your child.

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Kathy, thank you SO much for that information! I am new to this so I did not know those details I had just been told to avoid gum in general because it was derived from corn! That actually makes me feel better about trying some products with xantham gum. I am looking for a box cake mix for my son’s first birthday and having the hardest time. Current allergies are corn, milk, egg, wheat, oat, soy, treenuts, peanut, chicken, and banana. Some of this may be false positives, but we are avoiding all for now. If you have any suggestions of cake mixes please let me know! Thank you again for the educational info  

Hi Tiffani - it's hard to find gluten-free products without xanthan gum. There tends to be a lot of controversy over the gums added to gluten-free foods.

Xanthan gum is not technically derived from corn. It's extracted from a microbe that can be grown on a refined corn sugar as a substrate. The end product is highly refined and "shouldn't" have any intact corn proteins remaining. Everyone is different and there are some people who do react to xanthan gum. This gets really tricky with the labeling and declaring something "free from." In this instance, the blog was reporting the company supplied information.

Both of my kids were highly allergic to corn when they were little including to corn sugars. One of my kids reacted to more things (e.g. ascorbic acid added to juices) than the other. Neither of them had issues with xanthan gum. Managing a corn allergy is so individual.

Have you seen reactions to xanthan gum or are you avoiding out of an abundance of caution? Are you looking for help finding specific products or ingredients?

Hi, Tiffani, thanks! This is an older blog post, so it's good that you reached out to the company.

My DD has a corn allergy as well, so I know how hard it is to find things that work for your family. Welcome! You'll find awesome support here!

Just an FYI, the cake mixes have xantham gum which is typically derived from corn. My son has a corn allergy. I emailed the company to ask what their xantham gum is derived from since the claim to be corn free and I have not gotten a response. 

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