Going Gluten-FreeDecember 20, 2017

Easy Holiday Baking with Living Now Baking Mixes from Now Foods

By using certified gluten-free Living Now baking mixes from Now Foods, you can make the holidays a bit easier!

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Posted by Erica Dermer

We all need help around the holidays, and sometimes that means making everything from mixes instead of scratch baking. Using gluten-free mixes saves time and energy - which we're often short on during the busy holiday season. We'd love to introduce you to some of our favorite mixes from Now Foods - the Living Now® baking mixes

Living Now® Baking Mixes from Now Foods

They're certified gluten free and non-GMO. These mixes are friendly to those with food allergies, free from the top 8 most-common food allergies including dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs! Don't miss these great mixes available at a store near you! 

Baking and Pancake Mix 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mix

Organic Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix (certified organic)




We've been using the Gluten-Free Baking and Pancake Mix to make a new take on holiday fruit cake - gluten-free and allergen friendly of course! This recipe originally appears on Now Foods extensive online recipe collection featuring Chef Suzy Singh's recipes.


Gluten-Free Holiday Fruitcake

Now® Foods


Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings: Serves 10, makes 1 loaf


  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 teabag of choice
  • ½ cup organic cranberry juice
  • ¾ cup Living Now® Sugarless Sugar™ (or sugar of choice)
  • ¼ cup mango slices
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • ¼ cup papaya spears
  • 1 ¼ cups Living Now® Gluten-Free Baking and Pancake Mix
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 egg (or egg substitute of choice)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped



  • Preheat oven to 325° F and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Steep teabag in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Place Sugarless Sugar (or sugar of choice), apricots, mango, and papaya in a large bowl. Pour in cranberry juice and hot tea. Set aside until cooled to room temperature.
  • Sift together baking mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
  • Stir coconut oil and egg into fruit mixture. Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients and stir batter until just moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes until done.

Using packaged mixes is one way to make the holiday season easier - and let's face it, sometimes tastier too! By using a box mix, like these Living Now® mixes, you'll be able to save time and energy and spend more time and energy with friends and family. 

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