Saturday, August 23, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Cider Quick Bread Mix

Yesterday, my order of Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Cider Quick Bread Mix arrived from Williams-Sonoma, so I decided to make it for breakfast this morning.  

The directions were pretty simple.  I melted a stick of unsalted butter, let it cool, then combined it with 3 large eggs, the quick bread mix, and 3/4 of a cup of water.  I stirred the batter well, poured it in my loaf pan, which I greased with butter, then baked it in a 350 degree oven.  

Because my Polish Pottery loaf pan was a little larger than the one recommended in the directions for the mix, I cut the suggested baking time from 60 minutes to 55 minutes.

I let my quick bread sit for 10 minutes before taking it out of the loaf pan.  

I cut my spiced apple cider quick bread while it was still warm, and served it with some butter.  My whole family loved it, even my daughters, who can be quite picky about breakfast.  The bread was moist and flavorful, and reminded me of fall, a season I desperately miss now that I live in Florida.  

Williams-Sonoma Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Cider Quick Bread Mix is made with Cup4Cup flour, which contains milk powder.  The package contains a warning that, "this product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come in contact with egg, wheat/gluten, soy, peanuts and tree nuts," but it is certified gluten free by the CSA, which means that it must test less than 5 ppm.  

You can read more about Williams-Sonoma Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Cider Quick Bread Mix, view the ingredients, and order it here.  It can also be purchased locally at the Williams-Sonoma stores in Winter Park and at the Mall at Millenia.

Williams-Sonoma also sells Gluten-Free Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix and Gluten-Free Lemon Quick Bread Mix.

November 9, 2014 Update

This morning, I used the apple cider quick bread mix to make 12 muffins.  I baked them for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven, and they turned out great.

Update - I have also successfully used this cooking method to make muffins out of Williams-Sonoma gingerbread spice and sweet blueberry quick bread mixes.  I like that they cook quickly, and freeze well.

What are your favorite gluten free products at Williams-Sonoma?  


  1. I went there recently and bought it but noticed it said it is processed on equipment that may also process wheat. I am debating whether to make it or return it. It just makes me too nervous. Did you have any issues? It was my first time shopping there and I noticed the warning on almost all of their mixes.

  2. O sorry! please ignore my comment. I just saw the part about the 5ppm. Somehow I missed that paragraph. Do you know if that applies to other brands they sell?

    1. I have a lot of Williams-Sonoma products in my house, some older and some newly purchased. The product in this blog post is the first that I noticed a warning. I went in my pantry and saw another new product I bought, the GF Brookster mix, had the same warning. My boxes of piecrust mix don't have it, my cupcake mixes don't have it, and all the Cup4Cup products I buy from Williams-Sonoma don't have a warning, but I am pretty sure Cup4Cup flour, pizza mix, pancake & waffle mix, and brownie mix are made in a dedicated facility. I think that all of the products labeled GF at Williams-Sonoma are certified gluten free, which means they are being tested. I have never had any issues with their products, as far as not feeling well after I eat them. They do have detailed info on each product on their website. Hope that helps.

    2. Cassandra, I just found info on Cup4Cup's website that all of their products are produced in a dedicated gluten free facility and are certified GF by the CSA.