From the Ground Up is a home-based gluten-free bakery in Vermont. They use sorghum, millet, buckwheat and brown rice in their products (some of my favorite flours), and their products do not contain starches.
Everything is produced in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen and their flours are certified by a local food testing laboratory.
So of course I was happy to sample their products. They currently sell online the individual flours I mentioned above as well as a pancake/waffle mix, muffin mix, premade zucchini bread and mandel bread (a biscotti-like treat). They are working on crackers, and the ones I tasted were very good.
What did we think of the products?
The fact that they are made with whole grains and no starches is reflected in the end product. I really like the whole grain nutrition and flavor. They are a little heavy and slightly gritty, but I wasn’t surprised by that. My family liked everything. Here’s the breakdown.
Zucchini Bread – This is a small loaf. It has good flavor. It’s just moist enough to not be dry, but dry enough to keep it from molding too quickly. It is a little crumbly.
Mandel Bread – It’s hard to describe, so you’ll just have to try it. It is very similar to biscotti—a little sweet, and somewhat hard. It was a bit crumbly too.
Pancake/Waffle Mix – I made pancakes. I didn’t get a picture of them, but they were dark in color, probably because of the buckwheat flour in them. They tasted good. I really didn’t expect them to turn out very well without any starch, but they were great. My family enjoyed them.
Muffin Mix – They were a little heavy, but we like a hearty muffin. They are good for breakfast and snacking. One package makes 12 muffins.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with free product to sample, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.