Food Bloggers Give Panera’s Menu a Gluten-Free Makeover

Remember the team of activist food bloggers who took our list of America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches and made vegan versions of each sandwich? Well, Namely Marly and her team are at it again. This time, they’re giving one of America’s biggest bakery chains a GF makeover. Namely Marly writes:

I recently met a friend for breakfast at Panera and was surprised, nay shocked, to learn that they didn’t offer any gluten-free items at the bread bar. How could this be? Are they not aware of the growing number of people who are flocking toward gluten-free lifestyles?

The solution? De-gluten-ize the whole place! Namely Marly and her crew came up with gluten-free recipes for nine different items on the Panera menu. But will the bakery chain add any of these creations to their roster? Your move, Panera.

1. Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Recipe: Multiply Delicious

2. Caramel Pecan Rolls

Recipe: Namely Marly

3. Spinach and Artichoke Souffle

Recipe: Clean Green Simple


4. Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

5. Jalapeno Cheddar Bagel

Recipe: Manifest Vegan

6. Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Recipe: Diet, Dessert and Dogs

7. Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe: Veggie num num

8. Orange Scones

Recipe: Heather Strang

9. Apple Crunch Muffins

Recipe: Oh She Glows

More gluten-free recipes from Endless Simmer:

gluten-free chocolate mint cupcakes

gluten-free tortilla chip stuffing

America’s top 10 new sandwiches — veganized



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  • Ricki June 30, 2011  

    Let’s hope Panera is listening (and reading)! It would be so great to see at least a few of these on their menu. (And hey, Panera, I’m open to negotiations if you want my recipe). 😀

    Thanks so much for the mention!

  • Lisa @ early morning run June 30, 2011  

    these look way too delicious to be GF! I would definitely go to Panera if they had items like this available. I have to say, I’m not surprised to hear they don’t have any GF baked goods on the menu, I imagine it would be pretty difficult to guarantee no cross contamination. Personally, I haven’t seen GF products available at any bakeries other than those that are specifically GF. Have you?

  • Cupcake Activist June 30, 2011  

    I could definitely see any of those muffins at Panera.

  • Marla June 30, 2011  

    Thanks so much for featuring us you guys! It is wonderful to be a part of this great group of bloggers 🙂

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