What Is Bisquick® Gluten Free?

Sarah S. Terry

Bisquick® Gluten Free is a baking mix that is made by General Mills Inc. and does not contain regular flour, which contains gluten. Original Bisquick® baking mixes use regular wheat flour, but Bisquick® Gluten Free contains rice flour. To use Bisquick® Gluten Free correctly, individuals living a gluten-free lifestyle must alter certain recipes in order to achieve the same results as regular mixes that contain gluten.

Bisquick Gluten Free is made with rice flour.
Bisquick Gluten Free is made with rice flour.

Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, oats and barley. People who have sensitivity to gluten are not able to digest it, and if they ingest the protein, they suffer from extreme gastrointestinal issues. These issues can be so severe that hospitalization might be necessary. Even the smallest amount of gluten ingested by a person who cannot tolerate it can be detrimental to his or her health. A gluten-free diet can benefit sufferers of celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and common wheat allergies.

Gluten-free biscuit mixes cannot employ wheat flour, so other flours are used instead.
Gluten-free biscuit mixes cannot employ wheat flour, so other flours are used instead.

Bisquick® Gluten Free baking mix is an option that accommodates people who have gluten intolerance. When making certain recipes, these individuals must alter the steps according to directions provided on the box. People can find modified recipes either on the box or online. One gluten-free option is a recipe for baked chicken with a crusty coating, which is great for people who crave fried chicken but cannot have the normal type of fried breading. Other recipes include chicken dumplings, coffee cake, strawberry shortcake, cheese balls and even a gluten-free cheeseburger pie.

There are, however, certain recipes that people who have gluten allergies must modify when using Bisquick® Gluten Free baking mix. The mix contains rice flour instead of wheat, so the other ingredients in most gluten-free recipes perform in very different ways when baked. Some examples include waffles, pancakes and biscuits. Allowing the oven to preheat and never sifting the baking mix are both way to improve the quality of baking with Bisquick® Gluten Free.

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