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Product Review: Joan’s GF Great Bakes gluten free English Muffins – dairy free/ cholesterol free/ wheat free

Posted on | September 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

Another product from Joan’s GF Great Bakes to continue my “new products” theme for the month, and it is a good one!

This Joan’s GF Great Bakes gluten free english muffin comes frozen in a package of six and is “mostly” baked- I say mostly because when thawed, the edges of my muffins were slightly gooey and undercooked. This is a product that definitely has to be toasted before consumption.

Straight out of the package, these look almost exactly like gluten containing english muffins. The top is a golden brown and the edges are pale and sprinkled with corn meal.  They are fairly soft and easy to slice when thawed. I sliced my english muffin with a bread knife and toasted it on a medium setting. In honor of my dad, who LOVES egg sandwiches, I cooked up an egg, melted some cheese, and made a breakfast sandwich.  The muffin held up quite well in the sandwich with no mushiness and crumbling.  The edges and surfaces of the muffin crisped up and provided a satisfying crunch without tasting dried out.

The inside of this gluten free english muffin is more dense than a traditional english muffin- there aren’t as many nooks and crannies. I also noticed the rice flavor of the GF flour mix was a bit heavy- I could taste the rice. It didn’t keep me from eating the whole thing though, so I guess it isn’t that big of a deal.  This may also be because I am almost paranoid about tasting rice flour because Iwon’t settle for products that taste gluten free- and rice flour is my flavor association with that.  I didn’t notice a weird texture or aftertaste though- another bonus!

This is the tastiest gluten free english muffin I have had. In reality, I didn’t really love them before going gluten free.  However, these are so tasty I think I have a new favorite breakfast sandwich.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Pros: looks just like a “regular” english muffin, tastes fresh and toasts nicely, doesn’t dry out, no crumbling

Cons: the flavor of the rice flour comes through- this may be a turn off to some, 23% DV of sodium in each muffin


Want to try these gluten free english muffins? Check out Joan’s GF Great bakes website for ordering and shipping details.

**Update! I got an email from Joan’s stating their english muffins are 15% off this week! Nice!!**

Ingredients: GF flour blend ( rice flour, corn starch, tapioca), water, sugar, canola oil, gelatin, GF baking powder, egg replacer (potato starch, tapioca flour, calcium lactate ( not dairy derived), calcium carbonate, citric acid, sodium carboxymethlcellulose, methlylcellulose), xanthan gum, salt, cornmeal.

Check out my other muffin reviews and Joan’s GF Great Bakes reviews!


One Response to “Product Review: Joan’s GF Great Bakes gluten free English Muffins – dairy free/ cholesterol free/ wheat free”

  1. geri
    September 29th, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    I recently discovered ethiopian food! I heard that injera (etiopian flatbread) can be glutten free. It’s made out of teff.

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