baking is love


and love should be shared

Hi! I'm Melissa

chief baker and founder of Sweeternative Baking.

I​'m glad you stopped by. 

The story of Sweeternative Baking.

It began long before I ever sold a thing. Like many other gluten free bakers, it began with a medical issue. After a strict elimination diet I discovered that gluten was the main trigger for my migraines and immediately cut it out of my diet. I have been gluten free since 2011.


Baking has always revolved around family for me.

It began with fond childhood memories of baking cookies with my mom, then as I got a bit older, it was a plate of cookies baked for my high school crush (who later became my husband), and now I have the joy of baking with my own daughters. Baking is how I show and share love.

I aim to master my craft.

After cutting gluten out of my diet, I was determined to figure out how to bake gluten free cookies that tasted just as good as the ones I used to bake with wheat flour. Experiencing success with a couple recipes motivated me to keep experimenting, finding more gluten free recipes to add to my repertoire. I continue to grow and learn, with the goal of creating delicious and beautiful treats that both gluten eaters and gluten intolerant will enjoy. Let's keep everyone at the table!

I can't wait to meet you and hear about your favorite gluten free treats.