Ella Bella Homemade

Dayton, Ohio


We discovered a while back that our youngest Elizabeth– just 1 1/2 at the time– had a gluten intolerance. This was not a new disease for me; my mother is also gluten intolerant and has been for 20 years. Since I had some history, I had a pretty good idea of what foods were available on the market in Dayton Ohio. I searched for new stores, tried new things. I found that dinners and snacks would not be a problem –eat whole foods. Foods from the vegetable and meat departments are not processed, so there is no way to have gluten introduced. My problem was with desserts. Everything I tried was disgusting, expensive and didn’t taste like the real thing. I started experimenting with gluten free all purpose flour mixtures in February 2011. I wanted my daughter to be able to eat what the other kids were eating. And if those other kids came to our house, I wanted them to eat my daughter’s food, and not spit it out because it tasted icky. I knew what I wanted, how was I to get there? I started with 4 different AP flour mixes and made chocolate chip cookies. Thankfully, I have very hungry and not shy co-workers and friends. I had them rate the cookies based on color, texture, and taste. I got honest and constructive feedback. I went back to the test-kitchen and made more tweaks, added more of this, and less of that. Again I took them to my tasters. This happened several times until I had a winner!





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February 6th, 2020

Sugar Cookies are quick and easy to make for Valentine's Day

June 28th, 2019

Brownie Mix - Gluten Free items are back in stock.

May 13th, 2019

Hi everyone, I broke my foot this weekend. Please be patient as I restock. It will take a little longer than normal.

April 30th, 2019

I used a small sugar cookie mix as the base of a cheese cake for a delicious and easy gluten free dessert.

March 22nd, 2019

New Item! Large Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix just in time for Easter.

November 8th, 2018

Ella Bella Sugar Cookie Mix makes a great crust for fruit pizza.

October 3rd, 2018

New Vendor! Gluten Free Flour and Mixes. Make your favorite family recipes at home!