As the owner of a Green Bay bakery that is organic, gluten-free, and vegan, one of my top priorities is keeping a high sense of ingredient vigilance for everything that I make. I recognize that my customers at Naturally Delightful (many of whom have food allergies, food sensitivities, or other specific dietary needs) put their confidence in me to deliver a product that is delicious, safe, and healthy. And it is my 100% commitment back to them to stock my kitchen with only the best brands that I fully trust.
I truly believe that what is in the foods you eat or serve to your friends and family should never be a mystery. So below I've outlined a few of the core brands and some of their ingredients that you would find if you were to ever have a behind-the-scenes peek inside my bakery.
Cakes....Cookies....Brownies...Oh my!!! These popular items, as well as many more of my desserts and other baked goodies, owe a big thanks to Wholesome and its special brand of organic products.
Wholesome prides itself on its organic farming and sustainable agriculture practices, as well as its commitment to Fair Trade production. All of their products are made with a central focus on environmental balance. The company is fully accredited as:
Wholesome's organic cane sugar offers a naturally sweet flavor boost to any recipe, equal to that of standard refined white sugar. In fact, you can make the switch as a simple 1-for-1 ingredient replacement. Wholesome produces its organic cane sugar clean, without ever using any bleaching methods or chemical synthetic supplements.
The company's brown sugar and powdered sugar are also both interchangeable substitutes for traditional sweetener additives. The brown sugar has a moist texture and rich, caramel flavor as a result of the natural molasses that Wholesome uses in its production process. And their powdered sugar, made from just organic cane sugar and organic tapioca starch, is a super fine gluten-free and corn-free ingredient that will enhance any frosting, filling, or dusting.
I regularly rely on Wholesome as a staple brand in my bakery for both the quality of their products and the ethics of their company.
2. Bob's red mill
When it comes to a one-stop shop to fulfill all of your baking needs, Bob's Red Mill has it all. Their business model is built upon a commitment to wholesome foods and core values.
A few notable steps that the company has taken to ensure quality nutrition for their customers include:
Below are a few of my favorite Bob's Red Mill ingredients that I rely most heavily upon in my bakery:
Recreational as well as professional bakers appreciate the range that this product offers for their gluten-free creations. It is made with celiac-friendly ingredients that include:
Tapioca flour functions as a naturally gluten-free option that will bring structure and texture to any of your baked good recipes.
Since it is tasteless and odorless, you can add it to anything without influencing the flavor. Instead, the noticeable impact that tapioca flour will have on your bakery items is a lighter and chewier consistency.
The chemical-free process that Bob's Red Mill uses to produce its baking soda makes it a safe and versatile kitchen companion. It helps batters and doughs successfully rise, while also bringing the desired chewiness to any baked good.
The product is packaged in a convenient, resealable bag, keeping it fresher for longer periods of time and making it easier to store.
Arrow root starch is a gluten-free baking aid that can serve as a non-GMO replacement for corn starch. It is flavorless and helps keep consistencies airy and crispy.
There are many health benefits of using arrow root in your baking. This starch can be:
Access to quality cocoa is a priority, whether you're in your own kitchen prepping for a family gathering or your own bakery prepping items to sell. Rodelle's organic baking cocoa is my choice for both of these scenarios.
Rodell's organic baking cocoa has a milder flavor than traditional cocoa powders. This is primarily because it is Dutch-processed. The alkalization in this technique cuts the bitterness and also gives a bolder, richer taste and appearance.
This product also adds ample amounts of calcium, dietary fiber, and antioxidant properties to any recipe, making it the most ideal organic baking cocoa on the market.
4. Primal Kitchen
Extra virgin olive oil is commonly recognized in the kitchen for its versatility between cooking and baking. It is also a great source for working healthy fats and antioxidants into your diet.
When you purchase Primal Kitchen's version, though, you are also getting a product that is:
GREEN BAY'S FINEST ORGANIC, GLUTEN-FREE, AND VEGAN BAKERY
If you are interested in seeing the positive impact that our favorite brands have on our baked goods, visit us at Naturally Delightful, Green Bay's finest organic, gluten-free, and vegan bakery. Our custom cakes, sweet treats, breakfast options, and anytime meals are all prepared with an assortment of the best quality ingredients. Whether you are planning a big event or just looking to satisfy a personal craving, Naturally Delightful offers all of our customers a 100% satisfaction and smile guarantee!