The brisk weather of September is finally gracing us with its presence and seasonal flavors of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, maple, nutmeg and more will be wafting through the air and appearing on store shelves in seasonal products. Gluten-free manufacturers have come to the table with even more products list year, such as: beverages, cookies, baked goods, frozen treats, etc. to celebrate Fall’s arrival.
I compiled the following list, which I am sure is not inclusive, to help satisfy those pumpkin, maple, and apple cravings:
- Angie’s Popcorn – has two seasonal kettle corn flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Candy Corn. Both are made using natural flavors and are GFCO certified. It can be found in select Target stores in their Halloween section.
- Breads from Anna – their Pumpkin Bread Mix is made with a mix of bean and chia flours, which are a good source of protein, fiber, iron, and other beneficial vitamins and nutrients. This mix is free from gluten, yeast, corn, dairy, soy, nuts (including peanuts), and rice. It is also non-GMO certified and Kosher Parve.
The pumpkin mix is available year round, but it can be hard to find on store shelves this time of year, so be sure to stock up!
- Califia Farms – has a seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte drink that is cold brewed coffee mixed with almond milk and pumpkin spice goodness. It has been spotted at Safeway.
- Cedar’s Foods – seasonal Pumpkin Spice Hommus is out and ready for consumption. It is made with: chickpeas, pumpkin, water, sunflower oil, sesame tahini, garlic, sea salt, sugar, citric acid, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, and guar gum.
- Dr. Lucy’s – look for their seasonal vegan, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree-nut free cookies: Pumpkin Patch and Maple Crunch. Their maple bliss and cinnamon thin cookies are available year round and can be found at Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods.
- Food Should Taste Good – their Harvest Pumpkin chips are coming to a store shelf near you. They are made with: Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Cane Sugar, Dried Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Sea Salt, and Clove
- Garden Lites – their Pumpkin Spice Souffle made with a blend of pumpkin and butternut squash, whipped eggs, and pumpkin pie spices can be found exclusively at Target.
- Kinnikinnick Foods – their Pumpkin Spice Donuts are available for order direct from the company. I love these donuts and I stock up because they are only available for a short time. They are moist and taste just like Fall!
- Larabar – one of their seasonal flavors is Pumpkin Pie. The bar is made with: dates, cashews, almonds, dried pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Their apple pie and pecan pie flavors are available year round.
- Nature’s Path Foods – look for their organic, vegan Pumpkin Spice waffles at Whole Foods. Ingredients: water, pumpkin puree, brown rice flour, potato starch, yellow corn flour, soy oil, tapioca starch, evaporated cane juice, potato flour, baking powder, flax seeds, soy lecithin, pear and/or grape juice concentrate, quinoa, amaranth, spices, and sea salt.
- Noosa Yoghurt – their seasonal Pumpkin yogurt is available exclusively at Target.
- Pamela’s Products – has released two seasonal mixes exclusive to Whole Foods: Pumpkin Bread and Apple Spice Cake(dairy free).
- Peeps – has a whole range of Halloween themed marshmallow shapes: Chocolate Mousse Cats, Ghosts, Pumpkins, and Chicks that are already on grocery store shelves. New this year are ‘Minion’ shaped peeps.
- Pirate’s Booty – their seasonal Caramel Apple Booty features brown sugar, sweet cream, apples, and caramel drizzled over their baked rice and corn puffs. This booty is sure to be a spooky good addition to the season.
- So Delicious – has upped their offerings with two sweet treats and their Pumpkin Spice Coconut Milk is now shelf stable, so you can stock up. From August through October, enjoy a Pumpkin Spice or a Candy Corn frozen treat. The candy corn treats feature three layers of flavor – orange, vanilla, and a dark chocolate-coated vanilla tip.
- Surf Sweets – their seasonal offering of Gummy Spooky Spiders is already on store shelves. We love the company’s line of all natural candies that not only taste good, but they are made with safe and tasty ingredients. They also offer Halloween treat packs containing 20 mini packs of Surf Sweets Fruity Bears,
- Trader Joe’s – their Pumpkin Macaroons are back in stock at $4.99 a box. New this year is the seasonal Pumpkin Pancake Mix at $4.49 per box (contains buttermilk). Only one cup of mix, water, oil, and an egg is needed to make a batch of pancakes, which means one box makes multiple servings.
- Udi’s Gluten Free – look for their Ginger Cookies and Pumpkin Muffins at Whole Foods.
- Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakehouse – their seasonal pies include pumpkin and Southern pecan, which should be making their way to Whole Foods’ dedicated gluten-free freezers.
- Williams-Sonoma – is getting its pumpkin on with their Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix that is made with Cup4Cup flour. New this year is their Spiced Apple Cider Quick Bread Mix also made with Cup4Cup flour.
- Ace Premium Hard Cider – their Pumpkin Cider is made by adding cinnamon, cloves, and allspice to fermented apple juice. According the company, it tastes just like pumpkin pie, it is orange, and it has a full rich taste.
- Angry Orchard – no pumpkin cider here, but their apple offerings include Cinnful Apple and Apple Ginger. The Cinnful Apple combines sweet, slightly tart apple flavor with cinnamon spice, adding hints of cocoa, and a slight heat. Apple Ginger is sweet and slightly tart with a clean finish.
- Doc’s Draft – their seasonal Pumpkin Apple Cider is made with roasted pumpkins, cinnamon, allspice, fresh ginger, and nutmeg.
- Harpoon Brewery – their Pumpkin Cider is made with real pumpkin and freshly pressed apples that are combined with seasonal spices to craft this pure and natural craft cider. Harpoon Pumpkin Cider is also naturally gluten-free. Its gluten content has been independently measured at less than 20 parts per million, meeting the FDA’s threshold for gluten-free.
- Steadfast Beer Company – out of Albany, NY makes a Pumpkin Spiced Ale in a dedicated facility that tests in at under 20 ppm of gluten. The ale has flavors of baked holiday treats, earthy pumpkin, and satisfying sweetness.
- Tieton Cider Works – makes Smoked Pumpkin Cider with organically grown dessert apples and American, English, and French cider varieties from Harmony Orchards, as well as locally grown pumpkins. The cider is smoked over apple wood to add a unique quality of smoke and savory flavors. Look for it at Whole Foods.
- Woodchuck Hard Cider – their Pumpkin Cider is a compilation of their signature taste with a refreshing pumpkin finish.
What looks good to you?