Now through May 31, you can save up to 25% on Pamela’s Gluten-Free baking mixes and cookies. Use the code PMLAI822 at checkout to save 10% on your purchase. You can save an additional 15% if you sign up for Amazon’s “subscribe and save” service, details of which can be found on the website. One thing we celiacs know (and often groan about) is that gluten-free products can be pricier than their traditional counterparts — Amazon’s prices on these products are already very competitive so the additional savings makes for a great deal.
My family is particularly fond of [Pamela’s Amazing Wheat Free and Gluten-Free Bread Mix](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001L4JH5I?ie=UTF8&tag=glufreeas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001L4JH5I%22%3EPamela%27s%20Products%20Amazing%20Wheat%20Free%20&%20Gluten-free%20Bread%20Mix,%20%204-Pound%20Bags%20(Pack%20of%203%29%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=) and [Pamela’s Ultimate Baking Mix](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NMJWZO?ie=UTF8&tag=glufreeas-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000NMJWZO%22%3EPamela%27s%20Ultimate%20Baking%20and%20Pancake%20Mix,%204-Pound%20Bags%20(Pack%20of%203%29%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=). The former is what I use to make gluten-free bread and pie crusts. The latter is similar to Bisquick and can be used to make pancakes, waffles, scones, shortcake, cookies and even pizza crust! I buy these mixes in the larger bags to have on hand for my home baking needs. I’ve found buying through Amazon to be particularly convenient because while my local Whole Foods, Safeway and Trader Joe’s carry some Pamela’s products, they are often out of stock. Pamela’s baking mixes are that good. Sometimes people are put off by gluten-free baking mixes because they can be dry or leave a strange aftertaste. However, Pamela’s mixes taste great (you almost forget they’re gluten-free) and are easy to work with. If your only experience with gluten-free bread is the dry, frozen bread sold in the freezer section of Whole Foods, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the bread mix. Even my husband and non-celiac son like the pancakes and pastries we make with the baking mix. Being able to enjoy typical weekend morning fare like pancakes and scones has made it that much easier for me to acclimate to the gluten-free diet.
If you are just getting started with gluten-free baking mixes, the Pamela’s website contains a recipe section with baking hints and recipes for everything from desserts to main courses.