Until Canyon Bakehouse released its new gluten free bagels and brownies, just in time for summer. Available as both Plain Bagels and Everything Bagels, the bagels are all made of whole grains and free of additives, soy, dairy, nuts or GMOs. The brownies boast a similarly clean ingredient list.
|The goodies have arrived!|
When I first saw the bagels, I was surprised by two factors. First, the size: they're huge and can definitely hold their own against gluten rivals! Second, the smell. The shipping box smelled like Eau de Bagel after its trip to California! A small warning: for those who aren't a big fan of onion and garlic (like me, sadly!), these Everything Bagels do pack an olfactory punch.
|Told you the bagels are big!|
Whatever their size and smell, I am a big fan of the bagels' texture. Springy and soft in the middle, seeded (with poppy, sunflower and sesame seeds) and crunchy on the exterior. My sister (a proud gluten-eater) agreed to help me taste test, and thought it tasted just like a "regular" bagel, though perhaps a bit more dense. I think I'd enjoy the Plain Bagels more, but for those craving a unique and powerfully seasoned bagel, this flavor offers "everything" they need!
My favorite product, I'll admit, is the brownies! Both in shape, size and texture, they remind me of the gluten-filled brownie bites that I would often eat as a child. (And I know a certain Grandma of mine, though she eats gluten, would adore these!) The brownies are a decent size - ideal for a treat that will fill the tummy but not the jeans! - and combine crunchy, chewy, and crumbly textures into one delicious bite.
|Can you tell I was a bit excited?|
I've already loved Canyon Bakehouse for its bread, which my Mom eats for lunch everyday and I splurge on in a Thanksgiving green bean casserole. With their bagels and brownies, Canyon Bakehouse has done it again. Soft and dense texture. Enough spiced and chocolate flavor to mimic gluten-filled cousins. I doubt I'd eat these products on a daily basis - but for a splurge, a pre-celiac craving or even a meal that looks just like my boyfriends' on a picnic date, I know what bagels and brownies I'd go for.
|Polka dots, bagels and big brownie mugs!|
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*I received these products without charge to review, but my opinions are all my own!*
Would you be a Plain or Everything Bagel fan? What's your favorite pre-made gluten free dessert you've tried so far? Comment below!