Daughters' wheat allergy inspires mom to found gluten-free bakery

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — How’s this for a baked-goods compliment: “It tastes like gluten!”

That’s what they strive for at Emily Kate’s Bakery in Prairie Village, Kansas.

There really is an Emily and a Kate.

They are the daughters of founder Robin Knight.

About eight years ago, oldest daughter, Emily, called home from college saying she had not been feeling well for a month or so.

After a visit to the doctor, she made a dietary change: no more wheat or gluten.

Sure enough, she started to feel better within days.

Then, younger daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with a wheat allergy, too.

One thing the family quickly realized is that there was really nothing in the from-scratch, gluten-free category to match good old-fashioned cupcakes, or cinnamon rolls, or brownies.

Robin channeled her inner (here-to-fore unknown) baker and created Emily Kate’s Bakery.

Now, the bakery churns out gluten-free treats headed for retail outlets throughout the city as well as weddings and graduations and, really, any occasion.

It takes lots of experimentation to come up with a taste that is good, and good for you.

Baking without gluten and wheat is a challenge.

But, the results are delicious and Emily and Kate know you’ll never miss the gluten.

In fact, even if you are NOT gluten sensitive, these could well become your go-to treats.

For more information, visit their website.

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