Going gluten-free means cutting a lot of foods out of my diet (goodbye, croissants!), but there are some things I’d rather not give up unless I have to. So while wheat bread is definitely out of the question, not all bread is off the list.
Twenty years ago, gluten-free breads, cookies, and crackers were hard to find, but now there are decent options in most grocery stores. Sometimes, though, you don’t want a decent option, you want a great one. Here are some of the winners I’ve found in my year of living gluten-free.
- GlutenWize cookies and granola (pictured). My mom knows the owners of GlutenWize, which is lucky, because otherwise I probably wouldn’t have heard of them. I’ve had a lot of gluten-free cookies in the last year, and theirs are, hands-down, the best. Their soft and chewy granola is dangerously addictive, too. My top picks are the oatmeal raisin cookies and the maple granola.
- Gorilla Munch cereal from Nature’s Path. Crispy, corny, sweet goodness. It’s on the expensive side, though, so my go-to cereals are Chex and GF Rice Krispies.
- Schar gluten-free breads. Bread products are some of the hardest to get right, and I’d had some really bad attempts, but Schar has good pre-made breads and also a nice boxed mix.
- Bob’s Red Mill‘s gluten-free All Purpose Flour. For when you just have to bake something. I substitute this one-for-one for wheat flour in my recipes, and it always turns out well.
- King Arthur Flour‘s gluten-free Pancake Mix. This makes light, fluffy, classic pancakes; they’re easy to cook and very tasty. They can be made into waffles, also, but I’ve never tried that.
I am still on a quest to find some amazing gluten-free pasta, pizza, and bagels, and I’m open to suggestions! What are your favorite gluten-free products?