you for your visit
we're thrilled you're here!
Makes Be Free Bakers Unique?
WHOLE GRAIN - we use whole grain, gluten-free teff flour
• NUT-FREE - no peanuts or tree nuts
• DAIRY-FREE - no casein, no animal by-products
• CORN-FREE - including our baking powder
• VEGAN - no dairy, eggs, or animal products of any kind
• TRULY NATURAL - the sugar-free mix contains only 9 ingredients
• and still delicious! Check the testimonials page...
have created yummy, full-flavored, natural-ingredient baking mixes
so you can enjoy amazing, good-for-you, right-out-of-the-oven, healthier
baked goodies--more whole grains with high fiber, high protein,
more iron and potassium! It's really easy - most mixes only ask
for 4 or less ingredients to be added. Best of all, you get to eat
them warm right out of your own oven, where and when you want them!
our products are made with uncompromised natural ingredients from
the earth, using carefully selected, certified gluten-free, nut-free
and dairy-free ingredient sources.
Thank you again for visiting Be Free Bakers! See you soon!
following is a selection of our best selling mixes and baked
goods -- by no means an all-inclusive list of what Be Free
Bakers can or has created! We can create something from scratch
for you, such as customizing a mix to suit your unique allergies
(take out the potato or rice flour, for instance), or whip
up a batch of something completely unique just for you - for
a party, wedding, gathering of friends, office party - you
offer sizes ranging from a mini-mix, a "just want to
try it" or to "send a gift to a friend" to
a 5 pound super-size mix for those who love to bake!
may order online, by calling Jennifer at 816-803-1101 or simply
sending an email to email@example.com.
If you are local to the Kansas City Metro area, please send
an email with your requests as we love to meet our customers
in person! (Plus, it saves you the FedEx charges – win/win!)
more detailed information about each product, click on the
link to the left. Ingredient lists, recipe suggestions and
more can be found in each link.
Free Bakers is a family-run business, originally born of a desire
for delicious, healthy, allergen-free baked goods for our family,
friends and neighbors. Simply finding one tasty cake, cupcake or
muffin for a holiday or birthday party that everyone could share
became nearly impossible
as our friendships grew and everyone's allergies and intolerances
became known. As recently as two years ago, there were three cakes
at one birthday party! (One was gluten free, one vegan and one "traditional"
- all were highly sugar-laden.)
Be Free Bakers officially started in August 2009 selling at the
"City Market" in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, in the
River Market District. What a great success! The responses were
amazing, heartwarming, and full of great energy. We went back in
2010 with even more resounding success. This year, we decided to
take the summer off the market and refocus on stores, restaurants
and coffee shops (and spend more time with family).
Check out our testimonial page for just some of the many compliments
and comments! We’ve had smiles, cheers, happy tears, repeat
"breakfast" customers and loads of referrals. We’ve
been honored to provide our treats for weddings, birthday parties,
office parties and retirement celebrations. Thank you, City Market
for our humble beginnings - and thank you to all our wonderful stores,
restaurants and coffees shops who carry our products! We wouldn’t
exist without you.
Please check our “retail locations” page for where to
find our products and support your local community.
The goal of Be Free Bakers is to provide you with an absolutely
delicious, good-for-you treat that anyone with or without an allergy
any time. We use only the highest quality ingredients purchased
from companies with integrity. More than 70% of our ingredients
are organic, and we’re striving to raise that number. The
main ingredient in most of our products is whole grain teff flour,
a high-protein, high-fiber, high-iron & potassium-content grain
that was first cultivated in Ethiopia around 4,000 B.C.E. The reason
we use teff is because of its incredible nutrient values and excellent
hope you’ll find that Be Free Bakers suits your family’s
needs for delicious, healthy snacks at any time of day – for
breakfast, with a cup of coffee or tea, as an afternoon snack or
a decadent dessert!
Please contact us with any questions or requests or just to say
hi! We love a challenge; don’t hesitate to ask if you have
a favorite that needs to be allergen-free. In fact, over the past
two years, we have made quite a few subtle but significant changes—the
most recent one was eliminating all possible sources of corn in
our cookies (we changed xanthan gum to guar gum and deleted the
liquid vanilla in favor of a fabulous wildcrafted ground vanilla
bean). We feel confident we'll be able to provide you with a healthy,
tasty version of your favorite product without sacrificing flavor
you for visiting Be Free Bakers!
more information about Be Free Bakers, to ask a question or simply
to comment on something, please feel free to send us an email or
It was great to meet you at Maker Faire KC! The Bomb cookie was
indeed wonderful. Both taste and texture were great! We did go to
Waldo Pizza, and it was the best g-f [gluten-free] pizza I have
had! FANTASTIC! And the yummy chocolate deliciousness for dessert
was simply divine! It’s a great reason for us to drive two
hours to KC again.
Yea!! It [pizza crust] was awesome!!!!!!! Now I want to try it on
the grill:) yum!!!!
After talking to you on the phone, I did a u-turn back to Centerpoint
Hospital to get me some cookies!!
I do love them there is no better in the world!
WOW...how could it possibly be "wrong"!?!??! Sounds DELIGHTFUL!!
You come up with the BEST flavor combos!! Nice job!! :)
A recent email:
"I normally do not gloat about food products, but I have to
tell you, today, on a whim, I bought 3 of your cookies from The
Mixx on 51st and Maine... I must admit, I was hesitant... But I
am now hooked! I love your cookies! Phenomenal! Keep up the good
work." Thank you, M!
Ohhh I got to try a cinnamon sugar one at the ennovation ctr awhile
back...it was fresh from the oven and DELICIOUS!!
My favorite cookies!
I just ate one of your Coconut-Oat Raisin Cookies. Wow!! It was
awesome!! And that's coming from a guy who is not allergic to gluten.
Love the COOKIES>>>>>>
Hey, thanks for the free pizza crust the other day (that you gave
my boyfriend and i at Whole Foods)! I posted a pic of what we made
with it that night, it was delicious! We coated it in olive oil
first and it stayed crispy. It was great meeting you!
I just tried your chocolate chip cookie and wow - probably the best
gluten-free baked good I've ever tried, sooo good!! Us vegans (and
gluten-free people) are lucky to have such a talented baker in KC!
Heather's creation including Be Free Bakers cookie dough is DIVINE.
I may have to go back up there again tonight for more. I am SO glad
they decided to include your product with this vegan treat. [Waldo
Pizza's Vegan Ice Cream]
Love your cinnamon sugar cookies! Keep 'em coming to Whistle Stop
Coffee Shop in Lee's Summit, please.
I LOVE BE FREE BAKERS!
Your cookies that you sell at Dean & Deluca (119th) are AWESOME!!!!!!!
WOW! I am not a vegan or a gluten-free person but I bought them
for someone who is and I must say they are better then the kind
of cookies I can eat. And the person I bought them for couldn't
stop thanking me for getting her something so wonderful! Can't wait
to try more of your goodies. YUMMY!
I tried the coconut oat-raisin cookies. They are AMAZING!!
The cookies at the event will be beautiful and yummy! Taste tests
last night proved they are still the best gf cookies around!
Your pizza crust Rock's!!!!
at the KC City Market
These are the best vegan cookies I have ever
and John, KC City Market
This (your booth) is our regular Sunday breakfast spot! We love
Customer at KC City Market, Sept. '09
These taste like something my grandmother used to make in the 50's!
at KC City Market, Sept. '09
I like the whole grain taste.
So many people have become used to the white stuff, this is refreshing.
Customer at KC City Market, Sept. '09
"I only eat whole grains. These
are the bomb! Don't change your recipes no matter what anyone says!"
"Those of you who haven't stopped by the City Market really
should. Jen's creations are wonderful. Even my very traditional,
fat/dairy/ wheat loving husband agreed!"
Gina T., Kansas City, MO
"What are teffles? Whatever they are called, you can't tell
they're gluten-free (or any other allergen-free, for that matter)!!"
customer, KC City Market, talking about the double chocolate teffles
he'd just tasted.
"The cupcake, though, I have to confess, I was going to just
try a bite, then share it with the boys, but then I had another
bite, then another...it was absolutely DEE-VINE. Wow, you have a
Hudson, Chicago, Illinois
I don't have any problems with food allergies or intolerances, but
I've had the pleasure of trying a number of Be Free Bakers products.
I found them to be delicious and satisfying. I recommend them to
anyone who is looking for a healthy, tasty treat.
I have known Jennifer for over 30 years, and
if she says the products are good, they're good. If you don't believe
it, I want to come talk to you. I'm her father, and I ought to know.
She is honest about everything, well, except for that broken beer
bottle on the stairs incident, but that was a long time ago. So
try her stuff and keep an open mind.
Lee's Summit, MO
"I love sweets but I am very cautious about what I eat and
what I feed my family. It's so hard to find healthy alternatives
that taste good. But I think I have finally found my chocolate-fix
with the Double Decadence Chocolate cookies. Very yummy!!!"
Happy customer, City Market
I can't believe how good this is! Seriously?
It's gluten free AND Vegan? No way! Wow!... Hey, hubby, you gotta
try this stuff!!!
My friends and family who have been listening to me talk about this
business for years and trying my concoctions - some yummy, some
not so yummy. Scott made me promise never again to make garbanzo
bean chocolate chip soup! Oh, yeah... Those were the days! (Actually,
in my defense, it was supposed to be chocolate chip cookies, but
the ingredients chose not to cooperate! That was before I discovered
• Seriously, a huge thank you goes to my loving and ever patient
and kind husband Scott - who persevered with me and encouraged me
to start this business in the first place! Without his support,
encouragement and sometimes tough love, I wouldn't even be doing
this at all! Thanks
• To my parents, who encouraged me from a young age to not
be afraid of anything, to always "go for it" when there
was something out there in which I was interested or felt strongly
about doing. This is one of those moments! Thank you!
• A special thanks to my "editor" and dear friend
Alan Hudson, who has worked with me from the beginning to ensure
not only that my grammar is correct, but who has been the most patient,
intelligent and astute advisor anyone could ever wish to have!
• Of course, without my daughter and husband being allergic
to gluten, nuts and dairy - and our dear friend Terri having serious
corn allergies, this business wouldn't exist in its current form!
• It wouldn't be appropriate to omit my City Market customers
and testers! Without you, my products wouldn't be vegan and I wouldn't
have had anyone on whom to test my many creations! Thank you all
for your feedback and continued support! It's amazing.
• Last, but certainly not least - to Brad, my web designer.
You wouldn't even be reading this page or ordering anything from
Be Free Bakers' Website without him. Brad is the mastermind behind
this beautiful website and easy to use format. Thank you so much
Brad - I appreciate your hard work! Thank
you to everyone! This business wouldn't exist without each of you
participating. It is truly a family and community run operation
and I am grateful.
For a naturapathic medical doctor, someone who enjoys getting to
the root of your symptoms and who can appreciate eating a raw, vegan
diet, please contact Dr. Diane Diehn, Integrative Medical Specialists
learn some amazing things to do with vegan cupcakes, or to find
great recipes to top your Be Free Bakers cupcakes, please buy the
book "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" by Isa Chandra
Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero - or visit their website at vegancupcakes.wordpress.com.
It's a fun read and a great source for recipes!
all the great ingredients to put into your mixes, such as coffee
flavoring or instant espresso for your Be Free Brownie Mix, go to
Whole Foods Market - or, wait for Be Free Bakers to buy it in bulk
and offer it to you over the web or at the market! Or... whenever
we open our first restaurant/store! But that could take a while,
so for now, Whole Foods Market carries all the good stuff. Let's
hope they carry my mixes soon too!