As more and more people remove wheat from their diets, gluten-free foods have become par for the course.
But while we're all for quinoa and leafy salads, it's usually harder to get excited about gluten-free baked goods. Luckily, Purely Elizabeth's line of gluten-free baking mixes ($8-$9) produces wholesome, tasty treats that rival their wheaty counterparts.
Nutritional counselor Elizabeth Stein created Purely Elizabeth after becoming frustrated by the dearth of delicious gluten-free baked goods on the market. So she stocked her kitchen with healthy ingredients like almond, millet and garbanzo flours, organic coconut, palm sugar and omega-3 rich chia and flax seeds, and started creating the mixes she's now known for.
The latest additions to her line, which already includes muffins and pancakes, are cookies ? oatmeal-cinnamon raisin, chocolate chip and oatmeal-cherry chocolate chip ? all made with good-for-you ingredients.
More importantly, they taste fantastic, with a hearty, chewy texture and balanced sweetness. Once they're out of the oven, you'll be hard-pressed to let them cool and proud to serve to both wheat-free and wheat-friendly houseguests.