Last Update: September 29, 2023
’Tis the season for homemade baked goods, but what do you do when everyone’s got different dietary restrictions? Easy: you get your ingredients at Thrive Market, where it’s a cinch to find baking essentials like flour, sweetener, and chocolate chips that suit every lifestyle.
Whether you’re searching for gluten-free flour, keto sweetener, or vegan egg substitutes, we’ve got you. Read on for products and tips that will help you make the best gluten-free, keto, and vegan treats this holiday (or any time).
Baking is basically chemistry, which means messing with ingredients is a bit like playing mad scientist. Your best bet for successful gluten-free baking is to use a recipe that’s designed to be gluten-free rather than making too many swaps. Here are a few more tips:
Stock your pantry with these gluten-free baking essentials.
Using this flour in your favorite recipes is a no-brainer. Member Christina from Minnesota says it’s “Definitely my favorite gluten free flour blend. This is a great blend to use for everyday baking, without too much of a change in texture or taste.”
Nutty, single-ingredient almond flour is a popular choice for gluten-free baking. The healthy fats in almonds will lend moisture to your recipes.
Thrive Market Organic Coconut Flour
You don’t have to be a coconut lover to use this gluten-free flour. Members say the tropical flavor isn’t overpowering in the slightest.
Thrive Market Organic Quinoa Flour
Using quinoa flour results in a hearty texture that’s perfect for muffins and quick breads.
Thanks to ingenious ingredients and smart swaps, you can still enjoy holiday delights even if you’re following this no-sugar eating plan.
Don’t want to risk your keto baking experiment going south? These keto baking mixes are an easy shortcut, and the end results are just as tasty. (We won’t tell a soul.)
GoodSam No Sugar Added Chocolate Cake Baking Mix
This brand known for its ethical and sustainable sourcing makes its baking mixes—like this decadent cake mix—with allulose, a keto-friendly sweetener.
Thrive Market member Nicole from New Jersey says this is “the best keto cake mix.” It’s also endlessly adaptable; our members report using it for cobbler, pancakes, cookies, and muffins in addition to cakes.
These simple, no-sugar sugar cookies are begging to be cut out into shapes and decorated for the holidays.
Top your keto treats with ready-to-spread frosting made from cassava, coconut oil, and monk fruit.
You don’t have to be 100% plant-based to enjoy a vegan treat, but you do need a little culinary know-how if you’re going to make one. Here are two things you’ll need to master:
If your plant-based baking recipe calls for chocolate, try one of these vegan picks, organized from smallest to biggest.
Endangered Species Oat Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
Not only are these dainty chips dairy-free, but they’re also low in sugar. Member Nicolle from Massachusetts says “they taste like normal choco chips,” and really, what better endorsement could you ask for?
There are chips, and there are chunks. These hefty morsels of ethically sourced chocolate are free from animal ingredients.
Sometimes you need more than a chip and more than a chunk. For those occasions, chop up a whole bar (or a few). Of this beloved brand’s new chocolate bars, member Tara from California says, “Dr. Bronner’s did it again.” We couldn’t agree more.
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