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
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/