Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Udi's to the Rescue, Sweet Stuff

Lemon Streusel Muffins

A few weeks back I was so excited about my new gluten free find, Udi's Bagels that I wrote a post about how much I loved them- I Love Udi's. Udi's read my post and because of that I recently had the opportunity to sample Udi's Gluten Free Foods line of muffins and cinnamon rolls. Muffins are one of the foods I've missed most with my gluten free diet so this was quite a treat!

Saturday morning my husband and I made up a platter of muffins a frosted cinnamon roll and mugs of Teeccino (a caffeine-free coffee alternative). It was a warm sunny day so we decided to take our amazing breakfast outside.

I realize not all Lymies eat sugar, but many do. I hardly at any sugars for the first year of my treatment. My biggest treat was a couple a squares of 85% dark chocolate. When my digestive issues got under control I did started eating sugars again, but I am careful about moderation. If I overdo it, I pay for it!

What we tried-
  • Lemon Streusel Muffins
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Double Chocolate Muffins
  • Cinnamon Rolls
It was quite a satisfying breakfast. It felt so novel to be eating muffins after going so long without them. So many gluten free products look good but fail on texture and taste. Not so with these products.

What we thought-

All the products look and feel like the real deal. I highly doubt anyone would even know that they were gluten free. My dad came to visit before we finished all the cinnamon rolls. He hates all my gluten free foods and never holds back from telling me how terrible they taste. I didn't tell him the cinnamon rolls were gluten free and he didn't notice anything suspect about the taste.

My husband and I both agreed that the Double Chocolate Muffin was the best. It had the best flavor and the texture was the best of all the products. The chocolate chips throughout really make these great muffins.

My second favorite was the Blueberry Muffin. Like most blueberry muffins, I wish it had more blueberries, I like a lot of berries! My husband's second favorite was the Lemon Streusel Muffin. He thought it had better flavor than the blueberry muffin. I agree that it had more flavor but for me it was too lemony. Both muffins had good texture but it wasn't quite as good as the Double Chocolate Muffin.

The Cinnamon Rolls are yummy too. They aren't as ewie gooey as fresh cinnamon rolls but the texture is good and the frosting adds a super cinnamony taste. I love cinnamon so this was perfect for me, my husband thought it was a little too much cinnamon flavor.

None of the products taste like a sorry excuse for their gluten counterparts. They are all good when it comes to taste and texture.

I'm still more of a savory person. Udi's wholegrain bread and bagels are still my favorite of their line of products. I'm happy to know where to go when I get a craving for something sweet though!

Udi's products are gluten free, dairy free, soy free and nut free. 

Platter of Yummy!

You can find Udi's products at Whole Foods Market and at many Natural/Health Foods stores. Some larger supermarkets do carry the products. You can also order Udi's online from their website- http://udisglutenfree.com/products

If you are interested in Teeccino, the herbal coffee alternative I mentioned, here is the link to their website- http://www.teeccino.com/


Marti said...

Wow! Those look wonderful. My mouth is watering just looking at them. And since I am allergic to soy, dairy, and gluten-- these may be right up my alley. My husband found out yesterday that he is allergic to gluten and nuts, so I would like to him to try Udi's. We shop and Whole Foods every Saturday; what section are the Udi's in? Frozen, bakery, bread?

Ashley said...

At my Whole Foods they are in a freezer section but not the main one. there is also a table out front with some of the baked goods.

Alix said...

We LOVE Udi's! I finally lectured the buyer at Whole Foods in my town about carrying Udi's whole grain bread after asking about it 3 times and not getting any response. I told him (with finger waggling and all) that the other Whole Foods a few towns away can't keep it in stock yet, this Whole Foods closer to my home isn't stocking it. Still no bread, but they do carry the muffins in the bakery. My kids loved the bagels. I'm jealous my GF cousin lives near their retail bakery in Colorado....

Kim said...

So yes, Udi's rocks. BUT...I have to say, since discovering Udi's I've gained nearly 10 lbs. I think the bad tasting gf foods were keeping me off the grains entirely, so thanks to Udi's, grains are back on the diet and making me either fat or bloated.