With Marion’s Smart Delights, everyone can enjoy baking and eating luscious homemade treats. That’s because these baking mixes are formulated with nutritious whole-food ingredients, but without gluten or the top eight food allergens. But most important, these delightfully delicious baking mixes are so reliable — and so easy — that virtually anyone can whip up batches of absolutely mouthwatering cookies, muffins, and other baked goods.
Plus, these basic mixes are just the start. Marion’s Smart Delights website features batches of fresh recipes for using the baking mixes to create everything from fancy party treats to vegan versions of scrumptious favorites.
FAQs about Marion’s Smart Delights
Who will enjoy these baking mixes?
Everyone who wants to eat healthy, delicious treats without worrying about gluten, allergens, high sodium, high sugar and refined grains. They are ideal for you if you are:
- Challenged with food intolerances/food allergies, dairy sensitivity, and Celiac disease
- Dealing with medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease
- Concerned about autism, childhood obesity, and raising healthy families
- Seeking a delicious way to add more whole grains and fiber to your diet
- Keeping Kosher
How do they compare to other baking mixes?
Marion’s Smart Delights are certified gluten-free, allergen-free, certified Kosher and contain nutritious whole grains. They are all-natural, low-sodium and have much less sugar compared to many leading muffin mixes. You can add more sugar (or your preferred sweetener) to satisfy your own sweet tooth. Plus, you can use the recipes on this site to turn our basic mixes into vegan, super heart-healthy, or other versions. You can even create luscious treats perfect for everything from parties to sharing with coworkers and giving as gifts. Look above to see the actual nutritional labels for our baking mixes:
- GF Cookie and Muffin Baking Mix
- GF Delightfully Delicious Lemon Bar Baking Mix
What does it mean that Marion’s Smart Delights baking mixes are “certified?”
Certified Gluten-Free: The GFCO logo stands for the independent verification of quality, integrity, and purity of products. Products carrying the GFCO logo have demonstrated that they meet strict gluten-free standards. GFCO is highly respected and well-known in this community.
Certified Kosher: The ingredients in the baking mix and the packing plant we use have been awarded Kosher Certification by cRc, the Chicago Rabbinical Council
Certified Whole Grains: The Whole Grains Council offers Whole Grain Certification, an official packaging symbol called the Whole Grain Stamp that helps consumers find real whole grain products. Marion’s Smart Delights Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix, for example, contains 8 grams of whole grains per serving.
Can I order directly from you and if not, what local stores carry Marion’s Smart Delights get it in my area?
You can order online at this website or buy our mixes from local merchants. Please visit our “SHOP” page.
Why are Marion’s Smart Delights baking mixes healthy choices?
For starters, you can count on whole grains. Marion’s Cookie and Muffin Baking Mix, for example, nourishes you with 8 grams of whole grains per serving — from healthy gluten-free grains like millet, amaranth, quinoa, and timtana. Then, there’s the reduced sugar. In baking, sugar is essential for texture so Marion's mixes include just enough to create light, tender treats.
To perfect the sweetness, we use a small bit of other natural sweeteners, such as Luo Han Guo, a low-glycemic, low-calorie Chinese fruit. This is especially good news if you are diabetic since corn syrup and other types of sweeteners often used in commercial mixes can be a problem. Of course, everyone’s palate is different, so Marion’s mixes are formulated to let you add more of your favorite sweetener. You can even start very sweet then gradually reduce sweetener to let your tastebuds learn to appreciate the natural sweetness of the basic mix.
Then, there is the fiber in the mixes. According to the July 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, “many packaged gluten-free foods have less fiber and more starch than their gluten-containing counterparts.” With Marion’s versatile baking mixes, however, you can use the free recipes on the box and this website to enjoy plenty of nutritious fiber with delicious add-ins like gluten-free oats or coconut flakes.