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Gluten Free Easy-Bake Oven Recipes: Less than $1!

Need help finding gluten free, easy-bake oven recipes for your little baker? Look no further! At less than $1 each, these homemade mixes are perfect!

gluten free easy bake oven recipes

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Did you have an Easy-Bake Oven as a kid? I did and I loved that thing! I remember thinking that being able to bake my own little cakes was the absolute coolest! Making my family sweet treats brought me so much joy 🙂

Introduced in 1963, Easy-Bake Ovens are still popular and for good reason too – they’re fun, easy to use, and great for kids who love to bake. The one downside is that the Easy-Bake Oven refill mixes can be outrageously expensive (like $8 or more per cake)—and if your child is gluten sensitive or has celiac disease, there are very limited options.

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Luckily, you can make your own gluten free Easy-Bake Oven mixes at home for a less than $1 per cake! The recipe I’m sharing today uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, and they’re so easy to make. Plus, they taste just as good (if not better) than the Easy-Bake Oven mixes!

Is the Easy-Bake Oven Being Discontinued?

Before we dive into the recipe, this is a question I often hear. So let’s quickly address it.

The simple answer is no, the Easy-Bake Oven is not being discontinued. The original Easy-Bake Oven with the 100-watt incandescent light bulb was discontinued. It was replaced with a new version, the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. This new version is equipped with a dedicated heating element and is safer and more efficient. So kids can continue to enjoy this fun toy for decades to come!

Best Place to Buy Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven

If you are looking to buy an Easy-Bake Oven, steer clear of Amazon. The ovens I saw listed were wildly over-priced (like seriously 4 times more than the MSRP). The best place to purchase an Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven is from Walmart were they are fairly priced at around $45.

How do You Make Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Mixes?

Making your own Easy Bake Oven mixes is really simple, in fact, my 9 year old daughter did most of the prep and baking 🙂

easy-bake oven mix labels

How to prep the mixes for this cake:

  • Using 1 box of gluten free chocolate cake mix (we had Krusteaz mix but any brand will work), measure 1/2 cup of dry cake mix into Ziploc snack baggies.
  • Next, place a label/directions sticker on each baggie (download pre-made labels here). You can either tape them on or print on Avery’s 2″x4″ mailing labels.

And that’s it! That’s all it takes to prep your own homemade gluten free Easy-Bake Oven recipes!

How To Cook Gluten Free Easy-Bake Oven Recipes

  1. Preheat the Easy-Bake Oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Spray the pan with cooking spray (if needed, Easy-Bake Oven pans can be found here)
  3. Pour the individual baking mix into a small bowl and mix with 4 TBS milk. Stir until the milk is thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Spread the cake batter into prepared cake pan.
  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes (since these are toy ovens, bake time will vary) or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool to room temperature and then spread with frosting and enjoy!
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As you can see in the photo above, my daughter loves making her own gluten free baked goods for her Our Generation dolls. Two Christmas’ ago, she was given a doll kitchen set. She put her little Easy-Bake Oven cake in the doll’s oven and it fit perfectly. So cute!

easy bake oven homemade recipe with our generation dolls

I was also able to find her a children’s baking utensils set to use when she does her baking. She absolutely loves it!

Children's baking utensils rose gold and pink

Other Gluten Free Easy-Bake Oven Recipes to Enjoy

This same process can be repeated with other gluten free cake mixes too! You could make your own Easy-Bake Oven recipes for strawberry cakes, vanilla cakes, or whatever flavor you want. The possibilities are endless!

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There is one thing to be aware of when preparing mixes, however. According to Hasbro, “You can use store mixes as well as gluten free mixes. You cannot use a mix that needs eggs or oil because the Easy-Bake Oven will not cook it for long enough.” That is why I only used milk in the recipe above. The cake doesn’t taste exactly the same of course, but it’s still pretty darn good.

Please Share this Recipe 💕

I hope you and your children love this recipe! Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions.

Homemade gluten free easy-bake oven mix recipe


Sunday 13th of August 2023

This is great! I have my gluten free granddaughter for a week and am finding it quite a challenge. I just discovered I still have my daughter's easy bake oven from the early 90's and thought i would try to find some recipes I could use with my granddaughter. I believe the oven we have uses the 100 watt light blub. Do you know if this recipe will cook with the light bulb?


Sunday 29th of October 2023

Fun! You might have to adjust bake times, but I imagine it would work with the light bulb style.


Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Thank you so much for sharing this! My grandson struggles with gluten. :(. Do u have anymore easy bake gluten free recipes….like for cookies? Again, thank you! This is such a treat!