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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Udi’s Cinnamon Rolls, Double Vanilla Muffins, and Harvest Crunch Muffins

This holiday season I was lucky enough to have the kind folks at Udi’s send me some of their gluten free products to sample.

Three of those products were Udi's Cinnamon Rolls, Udi's Double Vanilla Muffins, and Udi's Harvest Crunch Muffins. With two daughters under the age of three at home and temperatures hovering around freezing most mornings this time of year, it can sometimes be hard to justify bundling everyone up and piling into the car to drive over to our local bakery for a few freshly baked gluten free breakfast muffins or cinnamon rolls. Thankfully, Udi’s line of cinnamon rolls and muffins is a tasty substitute for our local bakery when we just can't make it there. Just pop them in the microwave or toaster oven for a little bit and you’ll have a hot, fresh tasting breakfast the whole family can enjoy at home in their pajamas. 

*For those who like butter, cut a slit into the cinnamon rolls and muffins and add a wedge of butter before warming. Yum!

What's in Udi's Cinnamon Rolls? The ingredients are as follows:
Cinnamon Roll: Water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, dried cane syrup, non-GMO canola oil, resistant corn starch, egg whites, tapioca syrup, tapioca maltodextrin, yeast, gum (xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum), salt, pea protein, sugar cane fiber, cinnamon, cultured corn syrup solids and citric acid (natural mold inhibitor), baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), enzymes.

Cinnamon Icing: Sugar, corn syrup, water, invert sugar, vegetable oil (coconut, palm), cinnamon, agar, citric acid, mono-glycerides, natural flavor, locust bean gum)

Price: $7.00 for 14.1 oz. (4 count).

What's in Udi's Double Vanilla Muffins? The ingredients are as follows:
Water, dried can syrup, rice flour, whole eggs, palm oil, potato starch, cane syrup, modified food starch, egg whites, methyl cellulose, vanilla bean paste (sugar, water, vanilla extract, vanilla bean specks, tragacanth gum), glycerine, baking soda, salt, cultured corn syrup solids and citric acid (mold inhibitor).

Price: $6.00 for 12 oz. (4 count)

What's in Udi's Harvest Crunch Muffins? The ingredients are as follows:
Water, dried cane syrup, whole eggs, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, resistant corn starch, non-GMO canola oil, dried cranberries (cranberries, sugar), palm oil, flax seed, dehydrated sweet potato, whole quinoa flour, pumpkin seeds, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, mono calcium phosphate), salt, sunflower lecithin, orange zest (orange peel, sugar and orange oil), cultured corn syrup solids and citric acid (natural mold inhibitor), xanthan gum.

Price: $6.00 for 12 oz. (4 count)

My Verdict: They were all very good. The cinnamon rolls were a bit dry but a hint would be to put the cinnamon icing on after warming up the rolls (I put it on before and I think they wouldn't have been so dry if I would have waited). The double vanilla muffins had a wonderful vanilla flavor and the harvest crunch muffins were hearty. They made for a easy grab and go breakfast. Udi's has a large muffin lineup including, Double Chocolate Muffins, Blueberry Muffins (my daughters favorite!), Lemon Streusel Muffins, Chocolate Chia Muffin Tops, Blueberry Oat Muffin Tops and Pumpkin Muffins. So there is bound to be one you like! The only downside in my opinion is they all contain eggs. So if you have issues with eggs you are out of luck!

*Udi's did supply me with these products to review, however as always the opinions in this post are 100% mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything. 

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