IMG_0305There is a new waffle on the gluten-free scene. Island Gluten Free Bakery in Sarasota, FL recently began making gluten-free waffles and they are ‘out of this world’ delicious! My order arrived in two days, for UPS ground service. I left one waffle on the counter to have the following day and the others went into the freezer for later.

The bakery uses healthier flours than some companies that make gluten-free baked goods. The owners feel that offering nutritious products is very important. As someone who eats too many things that aren’t that nutritious, I appreciate their efforts greatly!

Waffle Ingredients:

Filtered Water, Millet Flour, Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Egg, Arrowroot Flour, Canola Oil, Brown Rice Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Potato Starch Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice, Xanthan Gum, Sea Salt

We defrosted some waffles to enjoy last weekend. They take about six minutes in a 350 degree toaster oven to heat up and toast perfectly! Like many other products at this fabulous bakery, the waffles are “free” of more than just gluten. They do not contain dairy or nuts either. I tend to be wary of foods that are ‘free’ of so many things but I’m getting used to accepting that you can make great food, without things you think are needed for it. Island Gluten Fee Bakery continues to prove this point over and over again!

We visited a gluten-free/dairy-free bakery in Austin once and the cookies, bread, brownies and breakfast breads were what I expected from products made without dairy or gluten. Almost everything we bought was dry and not good in any way. My husband had to pick the blueberries out of the breakfast bread – I mean it was bad. Luckily, of the five things we bought, the pumpkin muffins were outstanding and that’s what I’d picked for a quick breakfast at the hotel. Thank goodness I didn’t let that less than optimal experience keep me from trying gluten-free, dairy-free products from this wonderful bakery in FL!

If the new Island Gluten Free Bakery creation was comparable to any other gluten-free waffle, I’d do a comparison review. However, these waffles are unlike any I’ve had before, with or without gluten. They are what you’d expect to be served in a restaurant actually. Now I have a waffle that is both incredible tasting and ‘good for me’ – at least as good as a waffle with butter and maple syrup on it can be!

Island Gluten Free Bakery will ship UPS ground, 2-day and overnight service. Atlanta  is a 2-day service for ground usually. If you decide to place an order, consider trying the cinnamon raisin bread, buns and French bread in addition to the amazing waffles. If you are so inclined and have a waffle maker, the bakery also sells their mixes online. I bet pancakes made with their mix are fabulous too!

Thanks to the gang at Island Gluten Free Bakery for rocking my gluten-free world yet again!