I recently embarked on a huge task with Gluten Free & More magazine. We tested over 75 loaves of bread – around 80 I think – to find the best loaves of gluten-free bread. We found 20 best gluten-free breads and you can find them all in the Aug/Sept 2017 issue of Gluten Free & More magazine.
The full top 20 list (10 white breads 10 whole grain bread) are available ONLY to subscribers. You can subscribe to Gluten Free & More magazine if you’re not a print/digital subscriber yet. You should, it’s the best magazine for those who are gluten-free (and dairy-free and egg-free – we have substitutions for these in 90% of all recipes).
I went through SO MUCH in order to test these breads. People would think that eating as much bread as you possible could, but after a week or so, it gets trying. It’s a lot of carbs. And some breads – well, they just aren’t very tasty. And to test the bread, we were eating them right out of the bag, and then toasted, but without any toppings. I love toast with SunButter and jelly, and I love bagels with cream cheese (dairy-free of course), but plain bread? My mouth is dry just thinking about it.
Read more about how I did the testing, along with taste testers across the US for this massive bread issue. I truly believe we found the best gluten-free bread around.
Testing definitely took a toll in my house. My house was packed full of bread for months. I had to buy a chest freezer and keep it in my office. As of when this was published, it’s still packed full of bread. Half-eaten loaves of bread. We gave many extra loves to gluten-free friends, so I know they would go to families that needed them. Food banks, unfortunately, don’t take half-eaten loaves of bread and they struggle with frozen food (at least the ones I’ve spoked with). So, gluten-free friends are the next best thing for extra food!
I was busy testing a set of breads one morning and I came in to see that I had a special helper. Terrible Murph went through and licked all of the breads. Oddly enough, he did like the ones that I liked! However, I doubt that I’ll use this help in our next review of 40+ types of pasta. I don’t think his little cat mouth can handle the noodles.
So after all of the tastings, we found our top 10 list for white breads and whole grain breads, again, as you can find on Gluten Free & More magazine.
Based on just my tasting experiences, I’m compiled a list of my top 10 gluten-free breads. These aren’t divided into categories – white, whole grain, paleo, sweet, etc. – just my top 10 that I will purchase in the future.
Celiac and the Beast Top 10 Best Gluten-Free Bread
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
Bloomfield Farms – White Sandwich Bread
Bread SRSLY (affiliate link) – Bread SRSLY Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread
Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Loaf – Honey White
Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Loaf – Whole Grain
Follow Your Heart – Brioche Bread
Follow Your Heart – Oat Bread
Franz Gluten Free – Great Seed Bread
Pure Knead – Classic Sandwich Bread
Schar Artisan Baker – 10 Grains and Seeds
Three Bakers – 7 Ancient Grains Whole Grains Bread
While this is a great Top 10 Best Gluten-Free Bread list, there are really great bread brands out there that aren’t featured. Check out New Grains, and if you live near Portland, OR – check out New Cascadia Bakery.
If you prefer to make your own DIY best gluten-free bread, I recommend the Zojirushi Virtuoso (affiliate Amazon.com link) and GF Jules bread mix (affiliate link). it’s the easiest mix around, I promise.
Several of these brands have been sponsors/are sponsors of Celiac and the Beast, however, it has not affected my undying love of carbs and finding the best gluten-free bread, period.