Gluten-Free Bisquick: Recipes, Ingredients, and Reviews

Updated November 1, 2022
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Betty Crocker delighted those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity when a gluten-free version of Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix was introduced in 2010. Many of us have made Bisquick our go-to product for quick-fix pancakes, waffles, biscuits, desserts, and more. See how the gluten-free version stacks up against the original.

Original vs. Gluten-Free Bisquick Ingredients

If you love pancakes but must avoid gluten, this newer version of Bisquick can make your life easier. But you might wonder how the gluten-free Bisquick varies from the original. Does the gluten-free mix provide you with the same delicious pancakes and waffles as the original? The main difference is the lack of fat from oil or shortening in the gluten-free version.

Original Bisquick Mix Ingredients

The original mix has flour in it as well as oil.

  • Corn starch
  • Dextrose
  • Enriched bleached wheat flour
  • Leavening
  • Monoglycerides
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

Gluten-Free Bisquick Ingredients

The gluten-free mix of the product is certified gluten-free and does not contain any obligatory allergens.

  • Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate)
  • Modified potato starch
  • Rice flour
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Xanthan gum

Bisquick Nutrition Information

The biggest difference in nutritional statistics between the two mixes is the gluten-free version has more sugar than the original Bisquick and is lower in fat because no shortening is present in the mix.

(Per 1.4 ounce serving) Original Gluten-Free
Calories 150 150
Fat (g) 3g 0g
Trans fat (g) 0g 0g
Cholesterol (mg) 0mg 0mg
Sodium (mg) 380mg 390mg
Carbohydrates (g) 28g 33g
Fiber (g) 1g 1g
Sugar (g) 2g 3g
Protein (g) 3g 2g
Calcium (g) 60mg 70mg

How to Use the Gluten-Free Bisquick

The gluten-free and original Bisquick baking mixes cannot be used interchangeably. You must use a special Bisquick gluten-free recipe to make pancakes or other foods because the two mixes are different. Most notably, you must add shortening to the gluten-free version. Therefore, you need to look for recipes that specifically use the gluten-free version.

Recipes to Try

Of course, you can make pancakes with gluten-free Bisquick. Betty Crocker also offers several other recipes on its website.

Copycat Recipe

Do you want to make your own gluten-free Bisquick? This recipe from Gluten Free Baking can be used as a cup-for-cup substitute for regular Bisquick but cannot be used as a substitute for the gluten-free version in the Betty Crocker recipes because it contains shortening and will not perform in the same way.

Gluten-Free Bisquick Reviews

In general, reviews for gluten-free Bisquick are positive, with comments like, "I can eat pancakes again!" The biggest gripe is the gluten-free package is smaller than the original mix and yields less product yet costs more. Gluten-free bloggers have fewer glowing reviews. Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom said the shortcakes she made used one entire package of the mix and were "rather dense."

If you have worked with gluten-free mixes in the past, you are familiar with the flavor and texture they produce. Bisquick's gluten-free mix delivers the same taste without the hassle of combining many non-wheat flours, xanthan gum, and other ingredients familiar to the gluten-free baker. It's a convenience item, and, as most convenience items are, it's a bit pricey. However, it's a timesaver to use in a pinch and when used with sanctioned Betty Crocker recipes (especially pancakes), it can produce an amazing result.

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Gluten-Free Bisquick: Recipes, Ingredients, and Reviews