GF Baking Tips + Tricks

Courtney's Gluten-Free Baking/Cooking Tips + Tricks

  • Use gluten-free buns on burgers and gluten-free sandwich bread for peanut butter and jelly and grilled cheese sandwiches. If you use shared cooking implements and are making both gluten-free and conventional meals, prepare the gluten-free sandwich first, then the conventional sandwich so you reduce the chance of cross-contamination and you don’t have to wash in between sandwiches.
  • Substitute gluten-free pasta for regular pasta in macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and other pasta dishes (that do not contain a sauce made with wheat flour, like a roux). Simply follow the cooking instructions on the pasta box to ensure the gluten-free pasta is prepared correctly.
  • Replace conventional cookies or graham crackers called for in a piecrust with similar gluten-free cookies or grahams. Pamela's Ginger Mini Snapz make an excellent crust for cheesecake!
  • There are delicious gluten-free graham crackers for making s’mores or ice cream sandwiches. Crispy gluten-free cookies also make delicious s’mores – just make sure the chocolate you use is also gluten-free!
  • Don’t make things too complicated – start out with a boxed gluten-free mix for your first baking experience! This will reduce the number of ingredients you need to purchase as well as the cost. It will also be easier to put together as most boxed mixes only require you to add a few ingredients, mix, bake and enjoy!

Courtney's Favorite Gluten-Free Products

Udi’s Sandwich Bread, Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns, Bagels, Pizza Crust
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
Food For Life Multi-Seed English Muffin
Kinnikinnick Foods Chocolate Dipped Donuts

Pamela's Ginger Mini Snapz
Pamela's Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies
Enjoy Life Crunchy Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies
Kinnikinnick, Smoreable Graham Style Crackers
KIND PLUS Gluten Free Bars
Snyder's Of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzels
Glutino Original and Cheddar Crackers
Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Crème Cookies
Glutino Gluten Free Toaster Pastry (Review)
Glutino Honey Mustard Pretzels (Review)
Schar Table Crackers

General Mills Gluten-Free Chex Cereals
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Gluten Free Cereal

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Gluten Free Pasta
Gluten-Free Alfredo Skillet Dinner

Baking Mixes
Bob’s Red Mill
Sticky Fingers Bakery
King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Cake, Brownie and Cookie Mixes

Bob’s Red Mill
Arrowhead Mills

Frozen Foods
Coleman Natural Chicken Breast Gluten-Free Nuggets
Udi’s Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
Against the Grain Gluten Free Three Cheese Gourmet Pizza


Courtney's favorite Gluten-Free Cookbooks

  • Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free by Karen Morgan
  • Gluten-Free Italian by Jacqueline Mallorca author of the
  • Small Plates & Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga
  • Gluten-Free & Vegan Bread by Jennifer Katzinger
  • Fast & Simple Gluten-Free by Gretchen F. Brown, R.D.
  • Gluten-Free Cookies by Luane Kohnke
  • The Gluten-Free Table by Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson
  • Weeknight Gluten by Kristine Kidd
  • Gluten-Free Sweet Treats by Emma Goss-Custard of Honeybuns Bakery
  • The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods by Olivia Dupin
  • Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes by Grace Cheetham
  • Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Kelli and Peter Bronski