I’ve been a huge fan of the gluten-free goodness from Joan’s GF Greatbakes for a few years now. If you’re still looking for “real” tasting English muffins or NY style bagels, Joan makes incredible versions of both you might want to check out! I love getting to sample the new products Joan’s GF Greatbakes introduces because I know that I won’t be disappointed in whatever it is. Or at least, since I’ve become a test taster, I’ve been thrilled with each new product release from the company.
Right before heading to Montreal for vacation in May, I found out that I would be getting a package for Joan’s GF Greatbakes. Needless to say, I was disappointed to ask that the shipment be delayed until I returned home. Several weeks later, my goodie box arrived and as always, the contents of the box were simply lovely to see!
Because of my current diet being a bit limited on replacement type items, I only opened one package of the items that arrived last week. It’s called a Crumb Cake and I can tell you right now, one bite will take you back in time – to a simpler place where people didn’t lock their doors (car or house) and kids were safe to play all over town without supervision. Yes, they are that fabulous, to me anyway!
Because this cake is perfect for a quick breakfast, would be fabulous to serve at brunch and perfect to nosh on with coffee in the afternoon, I’ve dubbed it coffee cake. In fact, it’s a sour cream pound cake of sorts. However, if you plan to order it or buy it at the store, make sure and look for Crumb Cake as it’s officially been named by the great folks at Joan’s.
We actually were in need of a quick breakfast snack while visiting in-laws recently, so I packed two of the frozen individual coffee cakes (that I’d wrapped in plastic wrap) in a cooler and kept them frozen until late that night. I didn’t actually read the instructions on the package (which was back at home) so I had to wing it regarding how to thaw and heat them up. I let the cakes sit out at room temperature overnight and then slowly heated them loosely wrapped in foil the next morning. The result was simply amazing in every way imaginable!
*Above photo courtesy of Joan’s GF Greatbakes.
I shared one of the cakes with my husband who grew up routinely eating gluten baked treats. He was disappointed to find out we didn’t have more of Joan’s delectable treats with us. As we ate the cakes we kept saying things like “these are incredible” and “seriously, these things are amazing!” until the last bites were gobbled up. The Crumb Cakes are gluten-, soy- and nut-free, but they do contain dairy.
The brown sugar streusel-type topping was exactly as you’d expect with gluten home-baked treats. The fact that the little cakes are fortified with 14 vitamins and minerals is, well, icing on the gluten-free Crumb Cake! I must admit that I’d have a hard time not buying these on a regular basis if I found them at a store near me. And with 5% of the RDA of fiber and 7% of protein per serving (one cake), maybe I could justify keeping a stock of them on hand! To see where you can buy Joan’s great products, check this store locator page. The products can also be ordered directly from the company.
*The product reviewed above was provided to me at no charge. As always, my opinions are my own and have not been influenced by any outside sources.