We’re mostly do-it-yourselfers in the kitchen—we usually make our own pizza crust, bake our own muffins, and bake our own gluten free bread or make our own alternatives. We do this because we just don’t love a lot of the gluten free packaged bread products we’ve tried on the market today.
Udi’s Gluten Free Foods sent us several gluten-free items to try and review here on GlutenFreeHub.com. We were excited to receive the care package, but we also wondered to what degree these products would resemble cardboard like many of the other gluten free bread products we’ve tried.
Gluten Free Muffins
First up were the Lemon Streusel muffins. We took one of the muffins out of the freezer, warmed it, spread a little butter, closed our eyes and took a bite.
“Wow,” was all Drew could muster with his mouthful of the moist, flavorful muffin.
Wow indeed! We were really impressed with everything about the muffins: the texture is amazing, the flavor is great—honestly these are great muffins period, not just when compared to other gluten-free alternatives.
Gluten Free Whole Grain and White Sandwich Breads
The next morning I toasted some of Udi’s Whole Grain Bread to eat with my breakfast. I expected something spongy or cracker-like. That’s not at all what I got.
Both the Whole Grain Bread and White Sandwich Bread have excellent texture and a nice flavor. These are now one of the few packaged gluten free breads I will recommend—and I will recommend them to everyone!
Gluten Free Pizza Crusts
This was the real test for us—we love our homemade pizza crust, and it’s gotten legitimate compliments from our gluten-eating friends as well.
Drew wanted to make something that highlighted the flavor of the crust, so he made a Mediterranean-style flat bread with olive oil, goat cheese, sautéed onion, spinach, Kalamata olives, capers and a little Italian-style pepperoni from a local farm.
The first thing that surprised us was that we could put the Udi’s Pizza Crusts directly on the oven shelf at 450° F. Heather from Udi’s says you can put these pizza crusts on the grill as well, which Drew is really excited to try. The pizza baked evenly, and was done in about 12-14 minutes.
As you can see from the picture above, this pizza looked really great. But the question of flavor still remained. One bite and we both looked at each other with surprise (although we shouldn’t have been). The crust is delicious!
The flavor of Udi’s Pizza Crust is good, the texture is great, and it holds up really well (no fork needed). Also, while these crusts are on the small side, they are packaged in twos. We found that one crust was enough for the two of us, so we have an entire pizza leftover!
We are very impressed with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, and if you haven’t tried their products, you now have our blessing! You can find Udi’s products in your grocer’s gluten-free freezer section, or you can order them online at UdisGlutenFree.com.