Great Brands for All-Natural Holiday Baking
Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 8:00 am
It’s that time of year when homes are filled with family and the delicious smells of freshly baked cookies, pies, breads, and cakes. With a staggering 91% of home cooks pumping out their favorite dessert recipes, bakers everywhere will hit their local grocery stores to stock up on baking essentials like sugar, flour, butter, and more.
If you’re committed to eating an all-natural or organic diet, you may be concerned about the quality of these ingredients. Luckily, there are several companies committed to producing flour, sugar, chocolates, and more that are all-natural. Below is a handy list of brands to consider this holiday baking season:
Arrowhead Mills – As one of America’s top organic baking brands, Arrowhead Mills is known for their line of natural flours, baking and dessert mixes, grains, nut butters and more. They even offer a pour and bake pumpkin pie filling for easy holiday baking.
Wholesome Sweeteners – Sugar is an absolute necessity for pretty much any baked good. Wholesome Sweeteners produces organic fair trade cane sugars and alternative sweeteners like agave, honey and more.
Horizon Organic – Horizon Organic offers milk, butter, heavy cream and other dairy products made with milk that is free from hormones or antibiotics. They also offer eggs from free-range chickens that are fed an organic vegetarian diet.
Bob’s Red Mill – With one of the largest lines of organic, whole-grain products on the market today, Bob’s Red Mill uses time-honored techniques to deliver top quality flours, oats and more. They also offer a variety of baking aids like baking powder, dried fruit, coconut and more.
Sunspire – For your favorite chocolaty cookies, pies, and cakes, Sunspire offers a line of all-natural, fair trade baking chocolate and chocolate chips in addition to their delicious candy bars. You can also pick up a bag of Sunspire’s carob chips if you’re trying to avoid chocolate.
Oregon Fruit Products – Oregon Fruit Products offers canned fully-ripened fruits. They’re perfect for filling your favorite pies or topping a delicious cheesecake.
Truwhip – Top your favorite desserts with Truwhip’s all natural whipped topping instead of the processed or preservative-packed popular brands on the market today. It makes a delicious, all-natural way to add that finishing touch to your dessert.
Of course, there are several other baking brands out there. Companies like Organic Valley, McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Earth Balance, and Blue Diamond are producing fine, all-natural goods you can trust. Check out our Natural Food Directory for more brands and company descriptions!