This was a great buy! Grabbed it from Costco for what I believe was under $10. Great taste and good quality. It really is amazing how much variety Costco is offering to it’s gluten free customers!
These are awesome! Thank you Minimalist Baker
- 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp water) or sub 2 small eggs
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 3 Tbsp agave nectar, maple syrup or honey if not vegan
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla or plain almond milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp oat flour (ground from GF oats)
- Optional toppings: chopped nuts, rolled oats, crumb topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with 8 paper liners.
- In a large bowl, prepare flax egg by mixing flaxseed + water and letting rest for a few minutes.
- Next add bananas and mash. Add agave, baking powder, vanilla, almond milk and stir.
- Add almond meal and oat flour and stir once more. Taste to see if it needs more sweetener. I added a touch more because I prefer sweeter muffins.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean and they become somewhat firm to the touch with a little give.
- Remove and let rest in pan for 5 minutes. Then cool all the way on a cooling rack.
- Store in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap for several days. Freeze for longer storage.
Friends, let’s talk about bread and bread like products! Ashley is Portuguese and her love for bread is deep. After a few days without bread I found her shaking in a corner murmuring something about french rolls. It wasn’t good and so the mission began to find the best GF bread out there! We haven’t tried all of it so if you’ve tried bread that we haven’t please add a comment!
Let’s start with the, Dear God What is that?
Tifco Corn Tortillas, This is just so wrong. We were heart broken when this sucked. Ashley tried wrapping eggs and bacon in it for breakfast and lost her appetite! You can do Mexican meals with these you just have to drowned it with your toppings.
Pizza Pizza Gluten free options. No. Just stop Pizza Pizza. It’s awful like racist jokes. It’s like they just spread toppings on top of cardboard and call it gluten free because there is no gluten in cardboard.
O’Doughs. This one is on the fence. It’s pretty bad but not awful. If you toast it it’s a real improvement. If you don’t toast it, it’s like putting a sandwich between two sink sponges. I would say they have good burger buns but it’s not my first choice.
All but Gluten. Yeah their not kidding about the ‘All’ part! This bread is heavily processed and the ingredients are hard to read which makes us feel uneasy. It’s also a tiny ass loaf for $6-$7 and it’s hard as hell. I like to keep a loaf with me when I walk alone at night. One swing and that mo-fo is down! They do make an excellent raisin loaf, I just need to eat 5 slices to feel satisfied. Always toast this bread.
KindFood. We had their sandwiches and there was a chance to buy the bread. We enjoyed the sandwich so we decided to buy the bread and there was definitely a difference. The loaf we bought was very dense and maybe you’re into that but I found it dried out my mouth. In the end it felt like more of a chore to finish the damn sandwich.
Pizza Nova and Gino’s Pizza. We do prefer to make our own pizzas but when we are super lazy and have no desire to enter our kitchen we call one of these guys up. It’s best if you ask for extra sauce because the crust is thin and drys out.
Glutino. Excellent bread with a great selection. I do warn you that you must toast this bread or you’ll put this one in the Dear God What’s That column. When we eat this bread Ashley really enjoys sandwich’s and it keeps her from shaking in the corner.
Udi’s. This is by far the best gluten free product in my opinion. It has slice bread, bagels, pizza crust, muffin tops, hamburger and hot dog buns, tortillas, and even french loafs. The best part it actually tastes and feels like bread! It’s fluffy and delicious and it’s now a staple in our home.
Silver Hills is now Ashley’s new favorite their bread is a little on the small size however there are 5 grams of fiber in one piece of bread. It’s sold at Costco in a double bag for 9$
Some products I haven’t tried yet are Dempster’s Gluten Zero Bread. What an idiot name. As if replacing Free with Zero was some how a better idea. I bet you that the next idiot company that wants to join the band wagon is going to call it Gluten Liberty Bread. You’ll hear conversations like, “Are you gluten free?” “oh, no I’m gluten zero” Ok my rant is done.
Now You may be thinking that this is a small list and it is. Canada has been late for the gluten free products and that’s a real shame because so many people have so few options. Remember that we control the markets and if we want something all we need to do is tell the big brand stores and they start providing it. Costco listens to it’s customers and over this last year we have seen a flood of gluten free and organic products take to the shelves. In no way do I cover the nutrient value or whats in it but just what it tastes like. Eating gluten free is hard enough and I wanted to provide you with bread products that you will want to buy again. Good luck out there!
May the GF be with you.
My darling just sent this over to me! I love bananas! Actually my mom would say I was a little obsessed as a kid. Hopefully I can find some time to try this tonight.
I want to encourage you all Gluten Free peeps to go out for a date night or night out with friends to Milestones! It’s fantastic for GF options and they have great staff there! I’m also going to post the Milestones Winter Cravings Contest. There are lots of prizes to be won and a chance to to see the premier of Winter’s Tale in New York. Good luck to everyone and I hope you have a great night at Milestones.
P.s. I’m bringing Ashley to Milestones for Valentines Day, It should be lots of fun!
Give these a shot! You won’t be disappointed!