Savor a Red Plate Foods Moment and Enjoy Food Again! {Allergy-Friendly} + 2 Easy Recipes

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group from Red Plate Foods and I received product samples for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review.

I recently learned about Red Plate Foods through an article online that I read and I was so excited to see a company so passionate about food allergies and making their products safe for so many with food allergies. Check out these goodies that they sent me, we were so excited to try them in our food allergy family:

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If you haven’t heard of Red Plate Foods, they are a small company owned by husband and wife team, Chel and Becca Williams and based in Bend, Oregon making allergy-friendly foods.  Their current product line extends from cookies to muffins and granola!

All products are top eight free and the kitchen facility is a dedicated space also free of the top eight major allergens (gluten/wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish) as well as corn, mustard and sesame seeds.  

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I love to read about the history of companies and learned that Becca started whipping up allergy friendly recipes in her kitchen after being diagnosed with food allergies as an adult.  The response from friends and family encouraged her and her husband to turn these food allergy treats into a business and the Company was launched in August of 2013.  

Below are some of the amazing muffins they are making- (t) Banana Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Orange.  The muffins are sold individually and also in a 3 pack.

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The muffins are very delicious and honestly don’t taste like they are gluten or egg free which are probably the toughest two foods to eliminate in baking if you have food allergies.  The muffins are very moist and have a lot of flavor.  If I had to chose a favorite I would say the Cranberry Orange would be mine.

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What I love about muffins too is that they freeze easily.  I froze half of ours and will defrost in the refrigerator when needed either for breakfast on-the-go or a quick snack.

Another great product I received was three different kinds of granola– Chocolate Vanilla Swirl, Vanilla Berry, and Dark Chocolate. 

Finding safe and allergy-friendly granola is one of the harder products to find, and while I do love making it myself having an already made option is great.  One of our favorite breakfast or afternoon snacks is yogurt topped with granola.  The Red Plate Foods Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Granola was a perfect fit for my favorite Vanilla Agave Dreaming Cow yogurt!  

The granola has the perfect amount of crunch and is very tasty.  I loved the mixture of the chocolate and vanilla – sort of the best of both worlds!  The granola is made in the Red Plate Foods facility and is allergy friendly, GMO Free and has under 9 grams of sugar for a full 3/4 cup serving.

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With the other two granolas I decided to make two easy and delicious recipes with them.  The first of the two recipes I developed are dark chocolate bites and the second is a slow-cooker apple granola crumble.  

Dark Chocolate Granola Bites

You’ll see my daughters hand in the below photo – she always lends a hand in the kitchen with me and knowing all of the Red Plate Foods products are safe for her makes her helping and taste testing along the way less stressful.  

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This recipe is really simple to make and doesn’t not require using the oven, just the stove for a few minutes. 

Dark Chocolate Granola Bites

Ingredients:
3 cups of {Red Plate Foods} Dark Chocolate Granola
1/2 cup WOWBUTTER or your favorite no-nut/nut butter
1/4 cup honey

Directions:
Measure the granola and pour into a large bowl.
Melt the WOWBUTTER and honey over the stove on low heat stirring continuously.  
Once melted pour the mixture into the bowl of granola.
Continue stirring until completely mixed.
Place bowl in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Remove bowl and roll mixture into balls {about 1 inch round.}
Enjoy!

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I find these granola bites to be the perfect after school snack or on-the-go snack.  They are so easy to make and have added protein in them with the WOWBUTTER {or your favorite no-nut butter.}  You could also add some coconut, flaxseed meal, sunflower seeds, or raisins to the mixture.  

The Red Plate Foods dark chocolate granola is definitely for the chocolate lovers.  The mixture consists of certified gluten free organic oats, coated with a not-too-sweet mixture of 70% organic cocoa, and has under 7 grams of sugar for a full 3/4 cup serving… and is loaded with chocolate chips – yummy!

These bites are sure to please and such a simple snack to prepare using any delicious allergy-friendly granola from Red Plate Foods!

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Apple Granola Crumble

For the second recipe I decided to use the Vanilla Berry granola and make a delicious and also easy dessert, Apple Granola Crumble in the slow-cooker.  This is really just a dump and stir recipe which makes it a great dessert for weekday nights or you could even double or triple for a large party.

This dessert reminds me of Fall when apples are in abundance and warm desserts feel so great when the sun sets and the chill of the air moves in.

Doesn’t this look like a dessert you slaved over the stove for for hours?! 

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Slow Cooker Apple Granola Crumble

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of {Red Plate Foods} Vanilla Berry Granola
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp {your safe} butter
1/8 cup maple syrup {or agave or honey}
2 apples peeled and chopped
Pinch salt

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and mix completely.
Cook on low 4-6 hours.
Serve warm and sprinkle with brown sugar!

Note: This recipe serves about 2 persons.  It can be easily doubled or tripled for more!

Top with your safe vanilla ice cream and you have one of my all-time favorite desserts.

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The Red Plate Foods granola is great by itself and also is wonderful to use in your favorite dishes and desserts when granola is called for.  Thankfully I have a little more granola left to test it out in some other recipes too… although another batch of crumble might be on the menu for this evenings dinner!
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I hope you have enjoyed these recipes and also getting to know more about Red Plate Foods.  You can purchase their allergy friendly products online and through select Fred Meyer and Market of Choice bakeries, Natural Grocers stores and independent grocery stores, airport convenience stores and restaurants in Oregon and Washington, with hopes of expanding into nearby markets soon.

If you aren’t in those areas you can order their products directly online.  They offer a flat rate of $7 shipping and free shipping on orders over $75.   And they were so awesome to share a special 20% off code WELCOME20 that can be used in their online store.

Let me know if you have ever tasted any of the Red Plate Foods products and if you haven’t what you’d most likely to try?

Thank you to Red Plate Foods for allowing me to taste test these allergy friendly products and we hope that they continue to expand their product offerings in the future making those with food allergies lives a little easier and a lot more tasty!

Savor a Red Plate Foods Moment and Enjoy Food Again!

Disclosure: I was invited to be in the review group from Red Plate Foods and I received product samples for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review.

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