Celimix Bread Mix

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on June 18, 2008

Hmm… I have been waiting a long time to show you this one. It is one of my favorite favorites. Seriously, the best bread mix ever. Maybe I don’t have a lot of bread mixes that I’ve tried, but I was lucky enough to find this one pretty early on. With that said, Celimix White Bread mix is one of the best. I’m not sure if they have it outside of Canada (it’s made by Nelson David of Canada), but according to various sources, they have been around since 1964. For a company with gluten free food, that is pretty early.

Anyways… This is a super easy mix.  It comes in a big bag, with like 10 (or was it 6?) amounts for bread.  I mean that the bag has enough to make 10/6 loaves of bread, I don’t remember which.  The instructions are really simple.  You pretty much put in the liquids (egg, water, milk, oil), then the Mix and sugar, then the yeast on top.  This is for a bread machine.  The bag does come with instructions to make it without one (as well as with one), but since I have one, I use it, and I find it easier.  As I was saying… I often add in extra things.  I have tried it with various seeds, flax, and stuff like that, but my all-time favorite, is quinoa.  Quinoa makes the bread have much more protein, and I feel that it adds to the texture and longevity of the bread.  I would suggest, if you make this bread to add at least quinoa (a handful or so), if not some seeds as well, to the bread.

What it’s like:
A somewhat light (for GF bread), almost spongey bread.
Why I love it:
It’s SO versatile, and easy to make.  I put it in my bread machine, stir it once or twice, pull out the paddle, then forget about it for 2 or so hours.  Don’t forget to use a Gluten Free cycle!!
What it’s free of:
Besides Gluten, I’m not really sure, I don’t have the bag, because we store ours in a plastic container, and they don’t seem to have a website…
Thats all the info I’ve got, but if your local grocery store has this mix, I highly recomend it.  Especially if you have a bread machine.  If you don’t, I recomend getting one with a GF cycle, like Cuisinart.  Can you guess what kind I have??
Enjoy the bread,

[Edit: I bought this product, it was not sent to me nor was I asked to review it for any sort of compensation.]

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Sarah April 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm

You pull out the paddle before it’s baked?? How does it get sufficiently mixed? My bread machine (Zojirushi) requires a preheat before it does the final mixing. I can’t imagine what it would turn out like if I took the paddles out first. But it’s intriguing to think about, because the paddles leave big holes in the bread loaf. Also, do you sub an equal part quinoa, for parts of the flour mixture, or just dump it in?

nathan's mom April 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I just tried this bread – my 1st gf attempt – for my son & it was pretty good. It ended up short though. Any opinion on what I might have done wrong??

Sarah April 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I wonder if the woman who has the cuisinart Gf breadmaker can advise me–I just received one for my birthday and baked a loaf with Celimax last night.
The crust was as hard as a rock.
I had been using an older–non GF breadmaker –and the bread was spongy and quite acceptable.
What must I change?
Any advice would be gratefully received.
GF Crone

Penny Gwilliam Davis April 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Just found your site and will book mark it. I was looking for something else to do with the Celimix bread mix. I’m going to try your quinoa suggestion.

I’m looking forward to going through all the blogs and sites on your blog. You’ve done a lot of work. Thank you!

Lauren April 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Penny – This bread does dry out easily, but it is easy to add any flavours to it. Also, if you really don’t like it as bread, you can simply use the mix as a flour mix. Hope this helps =D.

Sarah April 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I love my cuisinart bread maker. the only thing I have learned is that I do mix the liquid into the flour before I put it into the bread pan, I set the crust for light, the loaf size, and choose Gluten free setting (9) press start, and never open the lid at all. Trial and error, this seems to work for me. Now I am going to try to make Banana bread from the celi mix. Wish me luck.

Angela June 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

My daughter loves my homemade bun recipe and was just curious if I could supstitute the flour with the bread mix?

Lauren | Celiac Teen June 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Angela, I have no idea. I haven’t used the mix in a few years, and always used their recipe for bread. You could at the ingredients in the mix, and you may have to adjust your recipe accordingly. It’s tough to know, though!

Marian June 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I have some celimix to make white bread(wheat, dairy and egg free). I have lost the instructions. I would appreciate the package instructions,thanks!

Paul July 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

This mix is great, I’ve been using it for 25 plus years…you can substitute this mix for any flour recipes, but I suggest using a little bit more mix than what is required for flour.

I’ve noticed lately I’ve had a little trouble finding the mix, Safeway and Sobeys used to carry it, but it’s been in low supply. I hope they aren’t discontinuing it, because I wouldn’t know what to do without it.

Bruce Fast November 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I have been using Celimix bread mix for a couple of years. Love it! However, not for bread.

In my experience the bread tastes great, but has a horribly short shelf-life. If I make bread in the morning and make sandwiches right away, by lunch the bread is crumbly and has lost half its yummy.

I have found, however, that I can substitute celimix for white flour in a lot of recipes. I use it for pancakes and waffles all of the time. I follow the recipe that I used to use with flour. We have also made a variety of cookies with it. Again just substituting celimix for the white flour.

However, my Superstore is no longer carrying it. They have replaced it with a Robin Hood brand product. The Robin Hood stuff is pitiful. Its nice to read 4g of fiber per serving, but it tastes like rancid wood. Yuck! I want my Celimix back!

Else Stockman January 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I have used celimix for years and now superstore has discontinued it Where in Langley can i buy it?Thanks Else

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