Because the Woman Who Created Betty Crocker was Amazing

Betty Crocker is just wonderful. Most of us know this. I’ve always used Betty Crocker products and continue to because there is a great line of Betty Crocker Gluten Free products that those with gluten/wheat allergies need to have.

If you aren’t a Betty Crocker member online you definitely should be – gluten free or not. It’s super easy and free! Anyways, here are some great recipes that you can use Betty Crocker Gluten Free Bisquick in. These recipes are quick, easy and delicious. So it’s a Bisquick day! Let’s get going!

Doughnut Holes 

Rolled in cinnamon-sugar, these doughnut holes are a real breakfast treat! They’re easy to make with Bisquick Gluten Free mix.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups Bisquick Gluten Free mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons buttery spread (such as Earth Balance Buttery Spread) or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or buttermilk substitute – mix 1 cup of rice milk (or coconut milk) with 1 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. To ensure that the mixture doesn’t get lumpy, mix the cream of tartar with 2 tablespoons of rice milk. Once mixed, add the rest of the cup of rice milk. Cream of tartar is an acid and will simulate the acidic environment of buttermilk.) then just use 1/3 of the mixture
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. In deep fryer or 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 375°F. In shallow bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients until smooth. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Carefully drop balls, 5 or 6 at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown on all sides; drain on paper towels. Immediately roll in cinnamon-sugar.

Cinnamon-Sugar Pinwheels 

Bite sized cinnamon sugar wonderfulness. Breakfast, dessert or a little snack just got a little sweeter. 

Ingredients

For the Pinwheels:
  • 2 1/4 cups Bisquick Gluten Free mix
  • 1/2 cup almond, coconut or rice milk
  • 1 tablespoon buttery spread (such as Earth Balance Buttery Spread) or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon buttery spread (such as Earth Balance Buttery Spread) or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick, pure vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup almond, coconut or rice milk until soft dough forms. Place dough on surface generously sprinkled with Bisquick mix; roll in Bisquick mix to coat. Knead 5 times.
  2. Press or roll dough into 11×8-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1 tablespoon softened butter. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar, cinnamon, and optional walnuts; sprinkle over top of dough; press in slightly. Starting with an 11-inch side, roll up dough tightly; seal edge. Cut into 3/4-inch slices. Place slices on cookie sheet. Brush slices with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; cool 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix glaze ingredients, adding coconut milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over warm pinwheels. Serve warm.

Apple Cinnamon Fritters

A sweet bread with a apples and cinnamon. Always a winning combination!

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups Bisquick Gluten Free mix
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large unpeeled Granny Smith apple, chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. In deep fryer or 4-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, water, egg, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Fold in apple. Working in batches, drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. (Use a melon baller or small ice cream scoop for measuring the batter and dropping into the oil.) Cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally, or until golden brown. Use a metal slotted spoon to remove fritters from oil; drain on paper towels.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle fritters with powdered sugar.

Thank you Majorie Husted! 🙂 Where would baking be without you?!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.

Delectable Dessert – Ciao Bella Sorbet

Looking for a sweet and tangy treat that’s also gluten free? Stop looking. I have found it! Ciao Bella Sorbet. I first had Ciao Bella in the Grand Central Station dining concourse and found out that you can buy them in your favorite supermarket. I have been hooked every since.

Ciao Bella Sorbets are delicious and come in a variety of rich, sweet flavors. Coconut has a sweet and milky flavor while the passion fruit (which I am enjoying right now) is just the right amount of tangy and sweet. The same can be said about the mango sorbet (one of my personal favorites).

You can find Ciao Bella Sorbets (and Gelato) in the freezer section. I cannot wait to try the flavors I haven’t tried yet.

So on your next trip to the grocery store, look for Ciao Bella and try it for yourself!

Passion Fruit Sorbet - tangy, sweet and gluten-free!

La la la YUM! 25 Days of Yum – Blondies

Heat up the oven and break out the measuring cups! It’s time for another delicious installment of yummy. Blondies. Not quite brownies but definitely just as good. I remember my first blondie. It was sophomore year of cheerleading and before a game, one of the girls aunts (who are SO good at baking – they can bake up a storm!) made us blondies. No nuts or anything just blondies and they were delicious! Every game, bake sale or competition we had, we always hoped blondies would be at the table for a quick sugar boost. They are sweet and delicious and worth trying if you haven’t tried them already. I have seen a few recipes that add nuts, chocolate chips or toffee bits to the batter before baking them so if you like, you can definitely add your favorite addition to kick these bars up a notch. (Make sure the addition is gluten-free 🙂 ) This is a very simple recipe that is definitely worth having around.

Gluten Free Blondies

  • 1/2 cup buttery spread, melted (Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread again is amazing)

    Blondies...maybe better than brownies? You be the judge.

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthum gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups gluten free flour mix (your favorite gluten free flour is perfect)
  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix melted buttery spread and brown sugar on medium speed for 1 minute.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue mixing another minute or until mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Spread batter into a greased 9×13 pan.  Bake 33-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.

ENJOY!

🙂