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.