We’re sad to note: Wildflours Bakery is no longer at this location due to fire. However, you can find their yummy treats at restaurants and markets throughout the state. Visit their Facebook page for details.
Update 2016: Wildflours is rebuilding in Brunswick, according to The Forecaster.
It’s no secret that the Cute Potato team loves to bake. Our favorites? Classic Betty Crocker banana bread, Ghirardelli chocolate brownies and the fabulous oatmeal raisin cookies featured on the back of the Quaker Oat’s lid. So you can imagine we were sent into a bit of a tailspin when we learned CP#1 needed to go gluten-free, meaning baking with whole wheat flour was out of the question.
Thankfully, a friend recommended Wildflours Market & Bakery in Brunswick, where great-tasting gluten-free treats are on the menu 24/7. MP was a little giddy when she entered this charming little bake shop. Suddenly, going gluten-free didn’t seem so challenging. Wildflours offers a wide range of specialty products—from Quinoa pastas to gluten-free pizza dough. Proprietor Kelley Hughes also bakes homemade treats like decadent magic bars, lemon squares and oh-so lovely whoopie pies. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, Kelley provides ready-made pie crusts to take home (just call ahead).
Kelley is a natural with young customers, and kindly offered CP#1 and #2 glasses of milk to go along with their generously-sized treats.
And without realizing it, she inspired MP to try a little gluten-free baking of her own. While some attempts have been less than stellar (read: super dry pumpkin muffins), others have been a hit. It seems our time-honored banana bread is just as good substituting Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free flour and a little xanthan gum.
Is your family gluten-free? Tell us some of your favorite places to find gluten-free foods.