Finding good gluten-free breads can be challenging, particularly if you’re looking for them for the first time. To get started, you have five basic approaches to research and try.
Option One: Make a Beeline to the Freezer Section.
When time is of the essence or if you don’t want to bake your own bread, you can investigate pre-made gluten-free breads that are presliced and found in the freezer section of most natural food stores.
Recommendation: Food For Life, a manufacturer of organic grain bread, has a fairly wide line of gluten-free breads featuring different whole grain rice flours including brown, red, and black rice versions.
Option Two: Find a Bakery.
Research bakeries in your area for fresh-baked gluten-free breads. The availability of gluten-free bakeries varies dramatically from state to state, but it’s worth a try no matter where you live.
Recommendation: Many bakeries in other cities will ship to your address, so don’t get discouraged if there isn’t a gluten-free bakery in your city.
Option Three: Mixin’ Magic.
If you want to make bread using a pre-made packaged mix, you have a variety of options to choose ranging from quick breads to yeast breads.
Recommendation: Montina, a yeast bread mix made with Indian Ricegrass, is a powerhouse of fiber and somewhat resembles traditional wheat bread in terms of aroma and texture. Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods has a Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix that captures the flavor of traditional rye bread with caraway seeds. For more brands, keep reading.
Option Four: Roll Up Your Sleeves.
Make your own bread from scratch using recipes found in gluten-free cookbooks.
Recommendation: Research and experiment with many different recipes from an array of cookbook authors. Be prepared to like many recipes, and dislike many too!
Option Five: Search-Engine It.
Type gluten-free bread into your favorite search engine and explore pages of options.
Recommendation: Choose wisely, but be willing to take a risk to find something you may love.