11.12.2014

shop spotlight || brody's 579

Today I am so excited to share with you my favorite company for gluten free bread & muffin mixes, proudly made in the U.S. I originally came across Brody's 579 at a local farmer's market two summers ago and as soon as I sampled their products, they immediately won me over. I eat 90% gluten free by choice because I feel so much better, and I was thrilled to discover a company that offered convenient, pre-packaged bread and muffin mixes that were not only gluten free but seriously delicious. The banana chocolate chip muffins {pictured below} have become a family favorite.


I can truly say I have never tasted more delicious muffins than those from Brody's 579 and the best part is they are so easy to make. Before Olivia was born, I baked batches and batches of muffins and froze them individually so I would always have a quick snack between feedings with a newborn. We even brought some to the hospital when I went into labor. They have now become a favorite treat for our entire family -- especially Olivia. With countless flavors, the options are endless and they make great dessert alternatives if you are looking for a healthier option. For Olivia's birthday, I made her a batch of banana muffins in lieu of cake and she absolutely loved them.


Not only is the product incredible, but Kathy, a Registered Dietician and the owner and operator behind Brody's 579 has become a dear friend of mine and I always look forward to meeting her to pick up all our mixes. They are something we always keep on hand and can be whipped together in no time at all. Perfect for unexpected guests, any occasion entertaining and of course, lazy Saturday mornings.

gluten free pumpkin muffins

Read the full story behind Brody's 579 below

"Brody's Story. It all began when my nephew Brody, at eighteen months of age was diagnosed with a potentially life threatening illness. To those unfamiliar with Celiac Disease as we were at the time, it is a condition in which the small intestines are unable to process nutrients when the protein gluten is introduced into the digestive system. The actual diagnostic code was 579."

"Being a Registered Dietician, I began to research and experiment with gluten free baked goods. Cookies, muffins, cakes and breads. The kind of foods that most people take for granted. And the kind of foods in which Brody could never again partake. After countless trials, with Brody as my taste tested, I developed recipes that no one would even know are gluten free. In fact, they are so good that your whole family will love them!"

gluten free blueberry muffins

Each muffin is so fresh and moist that it's impossible to know they are gluten free. Each mix makes approximately 12-15 muffins depending on their size, and I love putting my own twist on each of the mixes to make them a little bit more unique. Below are some of my favorite combinations:

Apple Cinnamon / Add cinnamon-sugar topping
Banana Muffins / Add chopped walnuts or pecans
Banana Chocolate Chip / Add extra chocolate chips on top
Chocolate Muffins / Add semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks
Cranberry Muffins / Add orange zest
Pumpkin Muffins / Add chopped walnuts



Brody's 579 also offers Gluten Free Baguette mixes, Gluten Free Flax Bread mixes and GF Chocolate Chip Cookie mixes. Each mix is Certified Gluten Free and many mixes are nut-, dairy- and soy-free as well. Each mix only requires adding one ingredient, such as ripe bananas to the banana or banana chocolate chip muffins or applesauce to the apple cinnamon muffins. If you prefer bread over muffins, simply bake the mix in mini loaf pans. From start to finish in less than half an hour, the prep for each mix couldn't be more simple. As a busy mom of an even busier toddler, I am all about simple.

gluten free apple cinnamon muffins

As a local, Brody's 579 can be found in multiple grocery stores, including Kowalski's Markets and Fresh & Natural. If you aren't local to Minnesota, simply order your mixes online with quick shipping and you can bake them up in your own home. Each item is listed online and offers a full ingredient list with baking instructions, both of which are also printed directly on the mixes themselves. Each mix also includes full nutrition facts.

If you are new to Brody's 579, start with Banana Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin, my two absolute favorites! If you have a toddler {and even if you don't} the Banana Mix is a great one for healthy but yummy snacks; Olivia could eat the banana muffins 7 days a week if we let her! Finally, with the holidays approaching, the Cranberry Muffin Mix is the perfect addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast.

We usually eat the muffins within a few days of baking them, but they also freeze exceptionally well. Once cooled, simply wrap each individual muffin in plastic wrap and place them into a gallon size freezer bag. Take them out one by one, let them thaw to room temperature {20-30 minutes} and enjoy! They taste just as fresh as the day they were baked.

gluten free chocolate muffin mix

coupon code || BLESSEDNEST15 / Save 15% off your total purchase from Brody's 579 now through Tuesday November 18 / Start Shopping Here

giveaway || Kathy is so generously offering for one lucky winner to choose any mix of their choice, plus a Brody's 579 apron and spatula! Simply complete the steps below in the Rafflectoper to enter. Giveaway will run from Wednesday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 18 and is open to residents in the U.S. and Canada. All entries will be verified and the winner is responsible for contacting A Blessed Nest within 24 hours of being announced.

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7 comments:

  1. All of the mixes look fabulous! I love all things almond, so I want to try the Almond Baguette Mix. My mom eats GF because it seems to help with her auto immune disease...if I won, I would gift her the mix, apron and spatula. Great product feature!

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  2. Pumpkin muffins!!!! They look soooo yummy!

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  3. They all look so delicious, but I'd especially love to try the chocolate muffins or pumpkin muffins! :)

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  4. I would love to try Banana Chocolate Chip or Apple Cinnamon to put along side a nice tea latte.

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  5. Just found your blog through Instagram!! Love it! I have a 9 month old little girl--excited to read through your blog to get ideas! Anyway--all these gluten free options look awesome, but I think I would have to go with the chocolate chip cookies!

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  6. Definitely the chocolate! My mother-in-law is gluten free and this would be such an amazing gift for her! And something we all could enjoy.

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  7. They all look so good!!!!the blueberry and pumpkin definitely made my mouth water!!

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