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What is the Best Gluten Free Bread? In this taste test, one gluten free mom and two gluten-eating, semi-picky kids choose their favorite loaf of gluten-free bread to help you decide what to buy for sandwiches and toast.
Gluten free bread is often what makes transitioning to a gluten free diet the most challenging. It often has a different flavor and texture, making it harder to enjoy staples like sandwiches and toast.
And it is usually more expensive than regular bread. That means you can spend a lot of money before you find your favorite. So we are here to help narrow it down.
What is the best gluten free bread you can buy?
In order to decide which gluten free bread is best, I put it to the ultimate taste test – my kids. And not just any kids. These are regular gluten-eating kids. One will pretty much eat anything. The other is a bit pickier when it comes to tastes and textures.
We were live on Facebook trying all of these gluten free loaves of bread to see which is the best.
How performed the gluten free bread taste test:
- Each loaf of bread was purchased at Harris Teeter, except Live G Free which is the Aldi brand.
- When possible, a multigrain-style bread was purchased.
- If the bread was frozen, it was stored in a sealed plastic container overnight to thaw.
- We tasted the bread plain at room temperature.
- We also toasted it and spread with a bit of butter.
- Taste-testers are me, the gluten free mom, and 6- and 9-year old boys
What brands of gluten free bread are we testing?
- Frozen gluten free bread:
- Three Bakers
- Fresh gluten free bread:
- Aldi Live GFree
- Canyon Bakehouse
What is the Best Gluten Free Bread?
Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Ancient Grain Bread
70 calories and 1 gram of fiber per slice. $6.49 per loaf at the local grocery store. It is kept in the fresh bread and/or gluten free section.
Verdict (ranked #1 out of 7): Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread is the best gluten free bread in this taste test. It has a darker brown color and more air bubbles. It had the best flavor of all the ones tested, and more similar to regular wheat bread. It also has a pleasant chewiness. This was the clear winner in our taste test.
Schar Gluten Free Artisan Baker Multigrain Bread
80 calories and 3 grams of fiber per slice. $6.99 per loaf at the local grocery store. It is kept in the freezer section.
Verdict (ranked #2 out of 7): Schar Gluten Free Bread is firm with some seeds. It is chewy and with a good flavor, and is slightly dense in texture.
Three Bakers Gluten Free 7 Ancient Grains Bread
95 calories and 3.5 grams of fiber per slice. $6.59 per loaf at the local grocery store. It is kept in the freezer section.
Verdict (ranked #3 out of 7): Three Bakers Gluten Free Bread has a lot of seeds on top and in the bread, has a lot of air bubbles, and feels very soft. It is light and not dense, but a little of the grainy texture you often get with gluten free baked goods. A little nutty flavor but no aftertaste.
Glutino Gluten Free Multigrain Bread
70 calories and 1 gram of fiber per slice. $5.99 per loaf at the local grocery store. It is kept in the freezer section.
Verdict (ranked #4 out of 7): Glutino Gluten Free Bread has a tight crumb with a slightly spongy texture. There is not a lot of flavor, but it is also not an undesirable taste.
Udi’s Gluten Free Multigrain Sandwich Bread
70 calories and 0.5 grams of fiber per slice. $5.69 per loaf at the local grocery store. It is kept in the freezer section.
Verdict (ranked #5 out of 7): Udi’s Gluten Free bread has a mild flavor with no aftertaste. It is light in color and has a spongy texture with small, tight air bubbles and a slight bit of graininess. Not a lot of chew and it feels like it breaks apart more in your mouth.
Aldi Live G Free Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread
70 calories and 2 grams of fiber per slice. $3.99 per loaf at the local grocery store (Aldi). It is kept in the fresh bread and/or gluten free section.
Verdict (ranked #6 out of 7): Aldi Gluten Free Bread looks and feels like traditional white bread. Not a lot of flavor and feels more like it dissolves in your mouth versus having and chew.
BFree Gluten Free Brown Seeded Sandwich Loaf
90 calories and 5 grams of fiber per slice. $7.99 per loaf at the local grocery store. It is kept in the fresh bread and/or gluten free section.
Verdict (ranked #7 out of 7): BFree Gluten Free Bread is more of a long and narrow slice versus a square. A little bland without much flavor on its own, and a bit of an aftertaste. It does make a good bread for toast.
What sandwiches can you make with gluten free bread?
- Italian-style BLT with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Tomato
- Three Cheese Pizza Grilled Cheese
- Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Kentucky Hot Brown Grilled Cheese
- Gluten Free Club Sandwich