VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Willow Bakery, which previously offered gluten-free baked desserts, has launched a line of pre-packaged gluten-free mixes.

“I believe that technique is a significant part of successful gluten free baking, so the instructions on the packages are the same steps I take when I’m baking,” said Stormy Grover, owner of Willow Bakery. “The reason I started baking after being diagnosed with celiac disease was because I missed the taste of traditional baked goods I grew up knowing, and so did my husband.”

The mixes available now are: chocolate chip cookies, vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, brownies and chocolate chip muffins, all priced at $6.99. The company also has started packaging the gluten free baking additive, Expandex, in 1-lb bags. In addition to being gluten free, the mixes are also free from dairy, soy, tree nut and peanut, with some mixes being corn and potato free.

In addition to the new baking mixes, Willow Bakery also has launched an on-line store at