• Certified Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Non GMO
    Non GMO
  • Kosher

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Arnel’s Originals, Inc. - SURPRISINGLY, Gluten Free

Arnel McAtee

381 Sonoma Ct. Ventura, California, 93004 USA

805 901-3340



QR Code to access ArnelsOriginals.com GF QAI Non GMO

Made in California, USA


About Arnel’s Originals

  • Established in Sept 2009 by a mom with a gluten intolerant family
  • Baking mixes are made with organic whole grains
  • Products are superior in taste, quality, and texture
  • Woman owned and operated, grass roots style
  • Certified GF by GIG (gluten intolerance group) GFCO
  • Certified Organic by CCOF
  • Certified Kosher by Earth Kosher
  • non-GMO Project verified
  • Packaged in a certified Gluten Free facility
  • No gluten, dairy, soy, egg, corn non-GMO project verified
  • Products are approved by the Feingold Association (Diet for ADHD)
  • Products are approved by Autism Hope Alliance (www.AutismHopeAlliance.org) 


About Arnel’s Originals Products

  • Organic Buckwheat Bread Mix - both nutritious (made with organic flours) and delicious (soft, versatile, satisfying)
  • All Purpose Flour & Pie Crust Mix - the perfect blend of three flours with a touch of sea salt and xanthan gun to hold it all together Can be used in any recipe that calls for GF flour and is formulated to make a perfect flakey pie crust, moth-watering cookies, and sweet breads.
  • Pancake & Waffle Mix - Made with finely ground organic brown rice flour, almond meal and organic flax meal; this mixture can also be used for waffles, crepes (savory or sweet), and to put a crispy coating on poultry, fish, or vegetables.
  • Make-a-Cake, Your Way - Finally, a moist GF cake mix that can be made into any flavor (brownies, vanilla, chocolate, lemon, etc) and allows you to add your own sweetener. Directions for 4 cake flavors are on the package. For more flavors and fillings, see blog: Nov 2012 GoodandGlutenFree.com
  • Pizza Crust Mix - A thin crust pizza with a crispy edge and a satisfying bite you can really sink your teeth into. All of our picky eaters gave it the thumbs up. Made with organic root vegetables including sweet potato flour.


Arnel's product line

These products contain no artificial ingredients, or preservatives


Company Profile and History

Because those of us with a compromised immune system need to eat foods that supply our bodies with nutritious whole foods, as well as taste delicious, Arnel’s Originals was born. In 1996, there were very few gluten free products on the market and what was available was sorely lacking in taste, texture, and/or nutrition. In order to feed her young family, Arnel creatively baked and after eight years of experimenting, Arnel’s Originals Organic Buckwheat Bread was born. Luckily, delicious gluten free bread was and still is just the thing gluten intolerant people are looking for.

Arnel goes out of her way to serve the gluten free community. From baking advice, to nutritional guidance, Arnel is committed to making life a little easier for those she meets.  She is closely connected to her local community. Arnel gives talks on how to eat gluten free, and assists local hospitals and restaurants to safely feed the gluten free community.

She currently lives with her husband John and two daughters in Ventura, California.


Here’s what people have to say about Arnel’s Originals Products:

Hi Arnel,
We live in Bakersfield and we purchased the pie crust at Lassens. We would like to order 10 of them. They are so good; I would even drive an hour and a half to Ventura to pick them up!!!! Thanks for making such a great and easy to use product.

Jim E. (Bakersfield, CA)

I made your gluten-free bread for the first time today and WOW! Unbelievable. It is hands down, without compare, the best gluten free bread I have tried since I was diagnosed in 2003. I have tried dozens of pre-packaged mixes, and have also done a fair amount of GF baking from scratch, but the texture and flavor of this bread are unparalleled (no need to toast!). Equally as important, it's made from whole grains and flax. Many thanks for a great product!

Cheers, Kristin


Hello Arnel,
I purchased your bread mix last week at the Farmers market in Ojai. I just made my first loaf last night…WOW! I can’t tell you how pleased I was with this bread. I LOVE IT! I made a grill cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly toast and a nice turkey burger (I made two buns as well) all in one day. I know if I keep that up I will be as big as a house. It’s been one year since I was diagnosed with Celiac and haven’t had a sandwich since. I want to thank you very much for bringing back my favorite sandwiches into my life again. I hope to ride down to Ojai soon to pick up a few more mixes…if not, I know I can always purchase them online. Once again, THANK YOU!

Sincerely, Piper (Porter Ranch, CA)

Loaf of Buckwheat Bread, sliced

About Gluten Intolerance

It is estimated that 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease worldwide (intestinal disorder caused by the protein in certain grains) but a large growing population, seems to benefit from a gluten free diet due to the inflammatory characteristics of gluten and its weakening effects on the autoimmune system. Gluten exacerbates inflammation in arthritic joints, the central nervous system in hyperactive children and those on the autism spectrum. It suppresses insulin production in those with type 2 diabetes, and irritates a host of other bodily systems that can cause body rashes, severe headaches, anxiety, and depression. For these reasons, Arnel’s Originals Good and Gluten Free is committed to providing products that taste great, and nourish the body. These products are free from most common allergens including gluten, dairy, soy, and corn.  Most can  be adapted to be made without eggs. Certified gluten free, organic, kosher and non-GMO.


Arnel’s Originals Good and Gluten Free Products are currently sold in large sizes to Restaurants, and Bakeries, as well as through Azure Standard

Order online through our website ArnelsOriginals.com  and  Amazon.com

Products can also be shipped anywhere in the world and have been exported to Iceland, Canada, Mexico, and Spain.

Individual mixes retail from $6.99 to $7.99 with a MSP of $6.99


Arnel’s Originals, Inc. - SURPRISINGLY, Gluten Free

Arnel McAtee

381 Sonoma Ct. Ventura, California, 93004 USA

805 322-6900



Made in California, USA

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