If you are part of that growing population that has eliminated grains and bread from your diet due to lifestyle changes, an automimmune disease, food allergy or sensitivity, there’s a good chance that good old-fashioned dinner rolls and pizza are no longer served at your table. Although I do not follow a gluten or grain free diet per se, I do enjoy trying some of the healthier options that are available. Recently, Cynthia Ann Bakery extended an offer for me to try their gluten free dinner rolls and pizza crusts, how could I say no.
About Cynthia Ann Bakery…
Cynthia Ann Bakery was founded by Elizabeth Ray. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, Elizabeth began to follow a ketogenic diet in hopes of of alleviating several of the health issues she was dealing with. After just a few months of implementing the diet, she began to notice some significant improvements in her overall health. This is in turn sparked her passion for clean eating and eating low carb. Being disciplined with her diet but also missing bread, she set out to create her own and started Cynthia Ann Bakery. In case you’re wondering who Cynthia Ann is, she’s Elizabeth’s mother who passed away after battling breast cancer in 2014. The company is dedicated to Cynthia Ann, and her fight for clean food to help prevent cancer, and diseases before they occur.
Made from using only real food ingredients, Cynthia Ann Bakery products are gluten free, paleo, keto friendly, sugar free and low carb. Since none of the baked goods contain preservatives, it’s important to either refrigerate or freeze the product upon arrival.
Let’s get to tasting!
I decided to try the dinner rolls first and enjoy it as simple as possible; lightly toasted with butter. Although these grain-free dinner rolls do not have the exact same taste and texture as traditional dinner rolls, they are pretty darn close. The texture and flavor were amazing! Due to nutrient dense ingredients like almond flour, flax and psyllium husk, these low carb rolls are quite hearty and very filling.
Who said dinner rolls should only be enjoyed at dinner time? They’re also great for a sweet breakfast option. I toasted one to go along with my omelet and schmeared some cream cheese and mashed raspberries. Delicious!
Nutritional Profile: Per Dinner Roll: 150 calories, 9g fat, 8g protein, 11g carbohydrates, 10g fiber.
Mini Pizza Crusts
Unlike some low carb pizza crusts on the market, these are quite flavorful and very sturdy. So, don’t be afraid to pile on the toppings! Keep in mind that the texture of the crust is not going to be like a conventional pizza crust, but the flavor is fantastic. To ensure the crispiest crust possible, I baked mine for five minutes at 400 degrees before adding my favorite toppings! My toppings of choice were BBQ chicken and chicken with pesto sauce. Wow, were these good! So good that I actually ate both for lunch! One mini pizza crust has only 1 gram of net carbs(minus any toppings). In addition to the mini personal pizza crusts, they also offer a larger 12 inch size, perfect for feeding the whole family.
Nutritional Profile: Per Crust: 150 calories, 9g fat, 8g protein, 11g carbohydrates, 10g fiber.
My overall impressions were that Cynthia Ann Bakery has got a really good thing going here. I really hope to see them get widespread distribution very soon. For now, you can order directly from their website.
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Have you tried any Cynthia Ann Bakery products? If so, what did you think? Please share – I would love to hear from you!
Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.