12 Days of Celiac Christmas: #9 and #10 Wholesome Chow

By now you guys have heard how much I love Wholesome Chow – the organic, gluten-free vegan company that makes amazing cupcakes that are my new go-to party treat. You can read about my experiences with their cupcakes here.

Since then I’ve had a chance to buy and try many MANY of their products. They had a deal going with Fab.com and I bought way too much. And by way too much I mean not enough because although at first I was overwhelmed with endless bags of product – I’m all out and wishing I bought more now! I make these guys for EVERYTHING – every party or gathering. They’re vegan and gluten-free, so it’s nice to knock out two “picky” eater groups at once! Plus, I like eating vegan every now and then and I admire a company that believes in making vegan baking simple! Enough of my love affair of Wholesome Chow.

I used their organic all-purpose flour to make vegan maple pecan scones. Since they were vegan – I used all the subs that I could – nut milk, and “buttery spread.” it was awesome to not use any eggs or milk! It also makes it easier when you realize that you never have eggs on hand (I never do).

I was a little scared when I put it in the oven because I had never made scones before. But they smelled so amazing!

They came out PERFECT. Non-GFBF brought them to his office to show off to his vegan friends. They really liked them too! I felt like such a champion – I made vegan things that didn’t suck! I would highly recommend this all-purpose gluten-free flour!

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Up next I made both the chocolate lavender and the regular lavender cupcakes. I know I know, you’re probably saying, “seriously a lavender cupcake?” I like lavender when I’m trying to relax in a bubble bath, but in a cupcake? But, I gave it a try – and I really liked them! They tasted so gourmet – so high-end! You don’t see lavender vegan cupcakes just every day. But how did they hold up to the “average” party guest? They liked them too! The lavender isn’t too overpowering, and it’s such a new awesome flavor. I like the chocolate a bit better than the vanilla lavender. Especially because there’s actually lavender flakes INSIDE the cupcake, which you can’t tell in the dark chocolate batter. It just weirded me out to have purple things floating in the batter. I also made the spice cake batter as well for a party and liked it too. The spice was very subtle – much like the lavender. I really enjoyed them all – but liked the chocolate and the spice mix the best.

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I love you, Wholesome Chow! <3 I hope you learn to love Wholesome Chow too. Below you can enter to win one of three bags of their awesome vegan all-purpose gluten-free baking mixes.



For this contest, Wholesome Chow is giving away a bag of Wholesome Chow all-purpose baking mix to three lucky winners.


3 winners, each picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries. YOU CAN ONLY WIN ONCE DURING THE 12 DAYS OF CELIAC GIVEAWAY. If your name comes up twice, I will re-draw to find another name.


Each person can be entered into this Wholesome Chow contest TWICE!

  • YOUR ONE ENTRY: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell us why you want to win a mix from Wholesome Chow. Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
  • SECOND ENTRY: “Like” Wholesome Chow on Facebook here and write on their wall that Celiac and the Beast told you about Wholesome Chow! Leave a comment on this post SEPARATE FROM THE ONE YOU WROTE EARLIER and tell me that you’re their Facebook fan. Already their fan? Just write me a comment telling me that you’re already their fan.


Friday December 21st at 5pm PST.


Comments: 21

  1. Lori Williams December 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I want to win the Wholesome Cow mix for my son, who is having trouble sticking with a GF lifestyle. With Celiac it really isn’t an option. I want to help him make it easier. Thanks!

  2. Lori Williams December 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm Reply

    I am already Wholesome Cow Facebook fan, and I wrote on their wall. Thanks!

  3. Lynn December 15, 2012 at 3:27 am Reply

    Would love to try a lavender cupcake

  4. Susan Kifer December 15, 2012 at 10:03 am Reply

    Scones are one of my favorite foods in the world. A our work Christmas party, one of the girls brought scones. It was her Italian Grandmothers recipe. They were hard to resist. When I say your post I got excited again at the possibility of eating them again. Thank you!

  5. Susan Kifer December 15, 2012 at 10:04 am Reply

    I’m now a fan of Wholesome Chow, Thank you

  6. Heather December 15, 2012 at 10:34 am Reply

    I haven’t yet tried gluten free baking and would love a mix to help ease me into the process!

  7. Shauna December 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm Reply

    These mixes are gluten, dairy, and soy free which is so hard to find. Plus they are other allergen free. So excited to know about this company!

  8. margarita December 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm Reply

    I would love to try the lavender cupcakes.

  9. April December 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Those scones look so good. Nice job making them vegan too! I’ve never tried Wholesome Chow and would love to.

  10. Courtney December 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm Reply

    I miss desserts so much and I’m allergic to soy and peanuts as well as gluten so these would be amazing seeing as how pretty much any dessert contains at least ONE of those!

  11. Courtney December 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm Reply

    I liked Wholesome Cow on FB

  12. Jennifer Barrett December 17, 2012 at 8:58 am Reply

    I am such a sucker for baked goods. I would LOVE to try these gluten-free versions so I could actually have a great substitute for the wheat-filled stuff!

  13. Jordan T December 17, 2012 at 10:10 am Reply

    A perfect and delicious GF scone?! yes please!

  14. Meghan O December 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Lavender cupcakes sound like heaven! I’d love to try those!

  15. Kari December 19, 2012 at 2:19 am Reply

    I’d love to win this because we are still trying out different flours to find ones that are delicious and easy to work with!

  16. Kim K. December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am Reply

    I want to win a mix from Wholesome Chow because those scones looks amazing!

  17. Jenn Smith December 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply

    I would love to win the dark chocolate lavender mix!!! I haven’t ever tried anything like that before – I would love to be able to bring in some baked goods that my coworkers will enjoy as well!!! I’m always left out when it comes to baked goods. I want them to know that gluten free can be good, too!

  18. Stephanie December 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm Reply

    Wholesome Chow mixes are so delicious! I’ve made the Chocolate Lavender cake and I would love to try all of the others.

  19. Nicole December 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm Reply

    Id like to win one of these because they all sound so amazing!! Especially the chai spice.

  20. Angie December 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm Reply

    I would love to win one of these mixes because I love cooking and I love trying new gf products.

  21. Sarah Casebolt December 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm Reply

    Sounds yummy! I bet my kids would love it too!

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