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Brody's Bakery offers fresh flavors in a vegan and gluten free package

Brody's Bakery owner, Katie Olson, supports Pinups for Pitbulls.
Brody's Bakery owner, Katie Olson, supports Pinups for Pitbulls.
Photo and Styling Courtesy of Vixen Pinup Photography

If you are looking for gluten free and vegan baked goodies in Kansas City, look no further than Brody’s Bakery. Here you can find unique flavors like Black Cherry Butterballs and Banana Chocolate Chip Squares. All of the ingredients used are 100% organic (the few exceptions are clearly noted), which means you can feel good about giving in to your need for the sweet stuff.

It isn’t only vegans and members of the gluten free elite that can satisfy their sweet tooth, Brody’s knows that there are a lot of special food needs, and makes a point to offer special orders for each one. Orders are placed by email, giving each customer the chance to get exactly what they need.

Brody’s Bakery is owned and operated by Katie Olson. Katie is passionate about her bakery and the needs of her clients. Cross contamination is a natural concern when it comes to a bakery that is not 100% gluten free. When this was brought up to Katie, she responded with, “Right now I rent space in a certified kitchen and unfortunately it is not a gluten-free facility. I do however have two sets of EVERYTHING, down to the measuring cups and even two separate mixers to ensure there is no cross contamination. Being gluten free myself I definitely understand worries about cross contamination and take it very seriously.”

Katie’s passion for our four-legged friends, particularly pitbulls, adds another unique perspective to Brody’s bakery. Along with running her bakery in high style, Katie also volunteers for Missouri Pitbull Rescue and is one of the lovely women featured in Pinups for Pitbulls; a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for pitbulls and all bully breed dogs.

Katie says, “There is a belief in Hinduism that whatever you're eating carries a bit of the "state of mind" of the person who made it, and I truly believe this. I hope that the compassion and kindness that I try to carry with me comes out in my desserts and I hope that above all else I can help to remind people that 'living without' can always be delicious! "

We can all hope that this is the case. Katie has indeed seemed to have tapped into the “sweet life”. Anyone who is willing to fill her plate with such caring and compassion is certainly a great person to help fill dessert plates everywhere.

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  • Elizabeth Signer aka The Fat Boxer 5 years ago

    GREAT! So good to know there are folks out there concerned enough to prepare ahead... and good on her for showing concern for the 4 legged folk with whom we share the planet! :oD

  • Christie H. 5 years ago

    I just received my first mail order (I'm in Washington state) from Brody's Bakery this last week. I'm neither on a gluten-free diet nor vegan, but I lost nothing by not having animal products (except a little guilt I normally have). The oatmeal creme pies were amazing, moist, thick and not overly-sweet.
    I recommend Brody's Bakery to all my friends - vegan or not!

    Plus, the owner is hot. ;)

  • veggiegirl 5 years ago

    I live in Missouri and have eaten numerous products from Brody's bakery. One thing not mentioned is the beautiful idea that the bakery is named after her son Brody who is a child with autism. I like that not only are her products delicious, (there is not one that I have not absolutely LOVED!!), but that when I order from her I am helping her in her other passion which is supporting autism. She is an amazing baker, parent and woman. Go Katie!

  • Carrie 5 years ago

    I have ordered several times from Brody's, and everything I've had is so awesome. My favorites are the Truffles. Even my carnivore boyfriend loves them!!

  • Bobbi Claus 5 years ago

    I love all of the items from Brody's Bakery and so do my children and I find comfort knowing that they are satisfying their little sweet tooth without me putting chemicals and other unnecessary additives into their little bodies. Kudos to your talents as a baker, your strength as a mother (of the cutest little guy), and your big heart as a great friend! I wish you all the best!!!

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