Bulk Barn’s Gluten Free Cornbread Mix – Review

Bulk Barn's Gluten Free Cornbread Mix - Review | The Baking Beauties
If you haven’t been lately, you should check out your nearest Bulk Barn. A while back, a trip there revealed that they are now carrying a few gluten free mixes. Namely, Cinnamon Raisin bread, Cornbread and Brownies. I had to buy some to try, and then let you know what I thought of them. (yeah, I’m always thinking of you guys) :)

Bulk Barn's Gluten Free Cornbread Mix - Review | The Baking Beauties
First off, I don’t usually buy mixes. They usually contain nothing but starches, and are so overpriced, they aren’t worth it. Bulk Barn’s Gluten Free Cornbread Mix however, I need to buy more of! It contains corn meal, potato starch and sorghum flour. You had me at sorghum. :) All I had to add was milk, eggs & oil. VERY simple after all the times I’ve had to measure 15 different ingredients to make one simple bread. This was nice. And it baked up beautifully! I did one in an 8″ pan, and then I’ve made them again in muffin tins. I prefer the muffin tins. They taste great. And I’m not saying that they taste great for a mix…I’m saying even compared to doing a whole recipe from scratch. I’m sure you can easily add things like cheese, cayenne pepper or chopped jalapenos without a problem.

Bulk Barn's Gluten Free Cornbread Mix - Review | The Baking Beauties
I’d give it 2 thumbs up, definitely worth giving it a try! Has anyone else had a chance to try it yet? What were your thoughts?

17 Responses to Bulk Barn’s Gluten Free Cornbread Mix – Review

  1. Katie C. January 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    What a bummer that I didn't buy some of this to try on my last trip to Canada. I'll definitely have to get some next time I'm over there. Thanks for testing it out for all of us. :)

  2. Anonymous February 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    The Bulk Barn GF Cornbread mix kicks the can across the street. We bought some today, and forgot the red recipe card. Thanks for posting the pics with the card included. It came in very handy and averted a possible disaster.
    Cheers.

  3. Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    I buy this mix all of the time…and it's always perfection. I made it in a square pan the first time, but, have made it in muffin loaf pans ever since. Delicious both ways. Delicious warm or cool. Goes well with breakfast, lunch or supper. A definite winner and keeper! :) :) :)

  4. Cloouxles March 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I have tried the Brownie mix andit is absolutely all gone (fabulous)

  5. lindav July 26, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    I second that! We love love love the brownies, and yep, they got me at sorghum flour. I really try to avoid mixes that start with rice flour and make most of my own gf goods from scratch – no longer the brownies though!
    Next we'll try the raisin bread.

  6. Kat October 2, 2010 at 12:09 am #

    We just got a bulk barn in saskatoon, I love the cornbread mix. Have you tried the cinnamon raisin bread mix? I am hesitant to buy it until I hear things about it…
    Love your blog!!

  7. lindav October 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    OK, forgot to report on the raisin bread – my husband likes it! Likes the fact that it has flavour, as opposed to my regular bread ;).

    And the brownie mix is extra good if made with Almond Joy's chocolate milk…. mmmm mmmm good!

  8. Jeanine October 5, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Hi Kat! thanks. :) I have tried the cinnamon raisin bread, and it was good, but not great. However, it made me come up with my own recipe, which I like a whole lot more. http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2010/04/gluten-free-oatmeal-cinnamon-raisin.html

    Thanks for the report, Linda! Nice tip using the Almond Joy's chocolate milk too. Mmm…

  9. Patti April 10, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    How long did you bake your corn bread? i put mine in a 9" pan and cannot get it baked all the way through!!

  10. Jeanine - The Baking Beauties April 10, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Patti, I had to bake it for quite a while, I did finally get it done. That's the main reason I prefer doing muffins instead of one 9" cake. I think it may have been about 35 minutes?

  11. Dawn September 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Thank you so so so much for posting a picture of the recipe. I too got home and recycled my bag and forgot the red card recipe inside! I am going to make a batch right now. Thanks again:)

    • Jeanine September 20, 2011 at 7:59 am #

      You’re welcome, Dawn! It has come in handy for me a few times too. ;)

  12. Luana Mercy October 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    I also love this mix, I add a few shakes of cinnamon to mine, I like it that way :) Adding cheese is an interesting idea though, might have to try that. This bread is an awesome accompaniment to a hearty stew or soup. I also agree that they are best in muffin form.

    Luana

  13. Beth Spear November 8, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    I just used it with apple sauce, an egg and canned corn and made corn fritters. It worked great and they taste fantastic!

    • Jeanine November 10, 2011 at 6:33 am #

      That is an awesome idea, Beth! So glad that you shared that, what a great way to kick things up using a mix. Well done!

  14. Paula Francis August 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Both my daughter and granddaughter have gluten allergies so being the baker in the family I try out different recipes for the girls. I tried the Bulk Barn Cinnamon Raisin bread I must admit it is one of the better bread mixtures/recipes, I added more raisins and more of the dry ingredient to the mix for a thicker consistency. The only thing I can see is it is lacking in the actual cinnamon taste. Will add some in the future and let you know how it comes out.

  15. Jeanine August 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    It is a pretty decent bread mix, isn’t it? It just needs some tweaking, like you said.

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