Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gluten Free Baked Goods from Butterfly Bakery :: Review & Giveaway {Ends 9/18}

Gluten free baked goods are hard to find in stores, and at home I've only mastered a delicious gluten free banana bread muffin so far. Sometimes I just need to indulge a bit without compromising on gluten (it's SO out of my life now!). Butterfly Bakery is a 100% woman owned business that offers 75 different varieties of baked goods for those with certain dietary needs such as sugar free, no sugar added, whole grain or lite. An entire gluten free line is also available with yummy goodies like cookies, muffins, and cakes. I received two of their gluten free products to enjoy with my family. 
The first is their Oatmeal Raisin Cookies which are pretty yummy! I'm partial to chewy cookies for oatmeal raisin but the light shortbread texture of these is still satisfying. I think they should make a shortbread cookie since these are pretty close! Although they're a hard cookie, they aren't hard to bite through and they easily crumble in your mouth like a buttery shortbread. They smell like a classic oatmeal raisin cookie but without the texture of the oatmeal which I quite miss from these. The taste is still delicious and sweet though, and they managed to get all the flavors in there!
I also got to try the Blueberry Mini Muffins which are moist, soft, and full of flavor. I'm so impressed with the fluffy texture! That's something I have yet to duplicate in my own gluten free baking (although I'm getting close I hope!). I love that these are a mini size since they're quite sweet and I probably shouldn't eat more than one in a sitting! They are super good though. 

The gluten free line from Butterfly Bakery uses the whole grain, gluten free Teff flour. That's probably why these muffins and cookies have such a wonderful, normal texture. I've heard great things about baking with Teff flour! It's naturally a little sweet, and also full of potassium, high in vitamin B, and contains more protein than wheat flour. I'm glad to see Teff used as opposed to rice flour which I seem to be seeing quite a bit of in gluten free snacks. Butterfly Bakery also uses a separate facility within their main facility designated to gluten free baking to avoid cross contamination which is great to know too!

Based on the two products I tried, I can say with great confidence that you would never know they are gluten free. They could easily pass as regular store bought cookies and muffins which is a welcome treat for gluten free families that need a quick treat for events. The one thing I'm honestly not too fond about is I think that the muffins and cookies were both a bit sweet as I mentioned already (and I have a sweet tooth!). The muffins were delicious but I couldn't pass them off as breakfast at all. I realize they aren't a health food so I guess I shouldn't expect anything different! They're definitely more of a treat. I would love to see more gluten free options that are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and other more natural sweeteners in the future. Otherwise they are pretty natural as far as ingredients go and by that I mean that every ingredient are ones I could find in my pantry, and the list isn't too long at all. Overall I'm pretty impressed with Butterfly Bakery and how "normal" their gluten free goodies taste. I also think their prices are really amazing compared to other gluten free baked goods I've seen!

Price: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - $5.99, Blueberry Mini Muffins - $5.99

Buy It: Check out the store locator to find Butterfly Bakery goodies near you or you can order on Amazon!

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One winner will receive 2 products from Butterfly Bakery! 
Winner can choose the category (gluten free, no sugar added and sugar free), and Butterfly Bakery will send you two products of their choosing from that category.

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review for free. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

22 comments:

eclairre said...

I;d like to try the no sugar added blueberry walnut creme cake

aperry said...

sugar free chocolate chip cookies

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Sugar Free Sliced Vanilla Creme Cake

Ruby said...

I'd like to try Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Sugar Free Angel Food Cake
Thank you!

Anne wl said...

I would love to try anything GF!!! De

jill24295 said...

I'm betting the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 Tub w/13 Cookies) would be yummy!
jillcollins68@yahoo.com

renata said...

Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies!

Ray said...

No sugar added oatmeal raisin sounds great!

apple blossom said...

No Sugar Added Blueberry Walnut Creme Cake

Georgette said...

http://tbb.gostorego.com/gluten-free/g-f-sliced-lemon-creme-cake-single.html.

The gluten free lemon creme cake looks delish!

deb c said...

I'd like to try the No Sugar Added Oatmeal Raisin Cookies .

G said...

Blueberry no sugar added Creme Cake sounds divine! -Georgiana

Becca said...

I would also like to try Gluten Free, Sliced Lemon Citrus Creme Cake

Chevelle Sopkin said...

I want to try the Sugar Free Sliced Vanilla Creme Cake :)

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cjabdelnour said...

Harvest berry muffins sound good. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

polly said...

mmmmm angel food cake!

Allison Downes said...

I would like to try the Gluten Free Plain Vanilla Sliced Cream Cake (1 Cake with 10 Slices)

Thanks for the tasty giveaway!

ababe28 said...

My Grandaughter is diabetic and also has Celiac...so I'd like the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies for her when she visits because its so hard to have Gluten Free snacks for her.

ababe28 at hotmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kims2312@verizon.net

Kels said...

I would try No Sugar Added Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

Mippy said...

I would try:
Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Mini-muffins :)