As another year comes to a close, we, the editors of Prepared Foods, like to survey the new food and beverage product landscape to gain a sense of how many important product launches came into being.

Traditionally, the food and beverage industry generates something in the neighborhood of 20,000 new products annually. To be certain, we haven’t taken a hard look at every introduction. However, below is a sample of the range of innovative new food and beverage products that entered the marketplace in 2015.

Here, we focus on the BAKED GOODS category.

15. Walkers Debuts Gluten Free Shortbreads
New cookies available in three varieties

14. Pre-Sliced Soft Ciabatta Thins
Sandwich breads are Non-GMO certified, vegan, low fat, cholesterol and preservative free

13. Bimbo Bakeries USA Introduces new Healthfull Bread
“Love, Your Bread” campaign reinforces healthy qualities of whole grains

12. Sprouted Wraps
Angelic Bakehouse introduces a sprouted seven-grain wrap to its flatbreads line

11. Mary’s Gone Crackers Introduces Thins & Minis
New crackers are made with ingredients such as sprouted buckwheat flour, chia seeds, quinoa flakes, mesquite flour and sprouted black bean flour

10. Nature's Harvest Rolls Out Whole Grain Breads Nationally
Nature's Harvest bread ensures all of its varieties are baked with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving

9. Golden Door Introduces Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies
New cookies are organic, vegan and gluten- and soy-free

8. Organic Bakery Desserts
California’s Sugar Bowl Bakery introduces organic, non-GMO varieties

7. Cake Batter Cookie Crisps
Sugar Bowl Bakery unveils new snack item in four varieties

6. White Lily Introduces Culinary-Inspired Flour Blends
Each bag of White Lily premium flour can be traced back to the farmers who grew the wheat

5. FlapJacked Launches Mighty Muffins
New bakery item is high in protein, gluten-free and can be ready to eat in seconds

4. Baker Maid Launches Love, Cookie
Small batch, artisanal cookies are developed by fourth generation New Orleans baker

3. SnackWell’s Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
New snack item is made with 100% whole grains and is free from high fructose corn syrup

2. J&J Snack Foods Introduces Pillsbury Mini Pies
New pies will be available nationwide to retail industry

1. Dancing Deer Baking Introduces Dessert Bites
New dessert is are available in seasonal Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple flavors