Gluten Free Bread

Dairy, egg, gluten free breadOne of the trickiest food products I’ve had to search for is bread.  I’ve discovered that there are many options when it comes to selecting a gluten free bread – and that’s a good thing….

The only trouble is that I am also dairy free and egg free.  Finding a bread that meets those two dietary requirements has been pretty tricky.  I do have my favourite brand and I’d like to share it with you.

Glutenull Bakery is a small bakery out of Coquitlam, BC, Canada.  They have three bread products that I adore: Brown Rice, Quinoa and Buckwheat (they also have an Amaranth zest).  The first time I bit into a piece of toasted quinoa bread I thought I was in heaven.  The texture is light and fine and feels decadent on the tongue!

These products are vegan, and have an ingredient list that sounds more artesian than science experiment (the Buckwheat ingredients are listed as: Organic buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, organic flax, baking powder, xanthan gum, water, sea salt).

I usually try to have a slice of the Buckwheat bread for my toasty breakfasts – it’s a pretty hearty loaf.   The loaves are rounded and I’m not a huge fan of the heels, but I save them and chop them up for breadcrumbs.  Especially the quinoa and rice loaves  – I’ve found that they make great breadcrumbs that are perfect for breading fish or chicken.  I even made Christmas turkey dressing – took a loaf of the quinoa bread, cut off the crust, chopped the bread into chunks and mixed it with poultry seasoning.  Sauteed some green onions in olive oil and tossed in the bread chunks.  Smashed the whole lot in a small casserole dish, and poured on a little of the juices from the roasted turkey.  Baked for a half hour and bam!  Fabulous FodMap free turkey dressing!

I find this bread at my local Planet Organic.  Once, when a clerk there told me that they wouldn’t carry the Quinoa bread anymore, I ordered an entire case of it.  It still sits in my freezer, and I’m slowly chipping away at it.  Planet Organic is still carrying the product too…. So much for my attempt at hoarding!

It’s getting easier to find gluten free bread, but still very challenging to find a vegan or dairy and egg free bread as well.  I’m so pleased that bakeries are taking up the challenge!

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