French Meadow Bakery started making some gluten-free products several years ago. So far, the best tasting products I’ve had from the lineup are the “Gluten-Free Tortillas” and “Brownie Bites”. Both of those items are really wonderful, in my opinion. The gluten-free breads from French Meadow Bakery are very popular, but I will avoid buying frozen breads as long as I can buy them in the fridge or fresh. I’ve not tried the muffins, cakes or cupcakes. The breads, brownies, cakes and other gluten-free items from French Meadow Bakery are sold at many Whole Foods locations, at some health food stores and online.
French Meadow Bakery is a division of Rich’s – one of the largest industrial bakeries in the world. However, the bakery making the gluten-free products has been certified to be gluten-free by the GFCO division of GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group). The gluten-free products are also free from lactose, casein, peanuts, tree nuts, and preservatives. The extensive gluten-free portfolio includes breads, pizza crust, tortillas, rolls, brownies, cookies, muffins, cakes and cupcakes.
To promote celiac awareness during May – the national celiac awareness month – French Meadow Bakery is sponsoring a gluten-free recipe contest. Participants are encouraged to enter both a savory and sweet recipe in the contest. Two grand prizes and two 1st place prices will be awarded. Grand prize winners will receive a one-year supply of French Meadow gluten-free items as well as a $250 grocery gift card. First place runner-ups will receive a $100 grocery gift card. All contestants will receive a one-time use promotion code good for $5 off any FrenchMeadow.com purchase. The deadline to enter is May 31st, 2010.
Excerpt from French Meadow Bakery press release -
Going gluten-free can often challenge even the best cooks in the kitchen, but French Meadow Bakery, the nation’s oldest continuously certified-organic bakery in the U.S., shares recipes and products with consumers that ensures a gluten-free lifestyle not only be delicious, but also deceptively easy. Chef Mark Stussi, C.E.C., Rich Products Corporation, recognizes that meal time one of the hardest times for those with Celiac. “It is increasingly easier to find gluten-free products, but it is still difficult to identify items that taste good, not to mention finding easy ways to incorporate them into a recipe,” said Stussi. The rise in Celiac diagnoses led Chef Mark to “create wholesome, simple recipes incorporating French Meadow Bakery gluten-free products into achievable, everyday meals.”
Check out this recipe from French Meadow Bakery, using their great gluten-free tortillas!*
Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps
- 4 French Meadow Bakery Gluten-Free Tortillas
- Cooking spray
- Cinnamon and sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Slice each tortilla into 8 wedges.
- Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Place sugar side down on pan. Spray other side with cookingspray and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Flip chips over and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Serve with fruit salsa, yogurt dip or plain!
*Reprinted with permission from French Meadow Bakery representative.