8 healthy gluten & wheat free bread options + the life-changing bread by My New Roots

Many hold their bread close to their heart.

It’s a comfort food.

It’s a convenient food

It makes quick meals easily — like sandwiches (which are easily to travel with too).

It’s, as we Aussies say, a no brainer.

But what do you do if you need (or want) to avoid gluten?

All of a sudden we realise how attached we are to the stuff, and can’t imagine what else we’d eat!

Bread and pasta are perhaps the main foods people miss when they cut out gluten.

Because this has been a challenge for some of my clients, I decided to share some healthy alternatives — that are delicious too.

I talked about healthy gluten-free pasta options in a recent post, and promised to get back to you about bread.

So here we are.

I must say it was more challenging to find healthy gluten-free bread options (that I consider ‘clean’ enough) than it was to find pasta options.

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For a healthy gluten-free bread in Australia (that’s not full of gums, preservatives and starches), I recommend:

1. Buckwheat bread by Naturis (you can order online)

2. The gluten-free bread by Dench Bakery (in Melbourne) — it’s made with buckwheat, brown rice and chickpea flours

3. Sprouted & cultured gluten-free bread by Spring Wellness (I haven’t had the opportunity to try this one, as it’s based in NSW, but the recommendation comes from a trusted source)

4. Dehydrated crackers by Kitz Living Foods (a loose definition of bread, I know, but it’s still delicious and does the job!)

Or you can make your own!

5. Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl has a tried and tested recipe that as healthy as you can get when it comes to bread, in the traditional sense

6. Otherwise there is the life-changing bread by Sarah Britton of My New Roots (more about this amazing bread below)

For healthy wheat-free bread options, I recommend:

7. Any bread made by Ancient Grains — organic sourdough breads, which are wheat, yeast, soy and dairy free

8. Sprouted rye bread from PureLife

A gluten-free version of the Life-Changing bread by My New Roots

LC Bread 2

This bread is a life changer — truly!

Just try it. You’ll see what I mean.

I’ve recommended it to clients who have then passing it on to their family, friends, and even work mates.

If you haven’t heard of Sarah Britton and her blog My New Roots, get on there quick smart. Her site is one of the selected few that I happily recommend to clients for healthy, delicious real food. Plus she has a load of great knowledge to share.

And I believe Sarah has struck gold with this life-changing bread. I believe it’s a community service, really.

Why?

It’s SUPER convenient  — it’s easy to make with no kneading, or placing in a warm spot for it to rise. Just mix (in the loaf pan even!), let it sit (to soak, not to rise), and bake. And you can freeze extras!

It’s TREMENDOUSLY good for youno flours in sight. Just healthy, whole, nutrient-dense ingredients that you leave to soak in the loaf pan for easier digestion.

It’s WONDERFULLY delicious! Admittedly it’s not like your traditional bread — as it has a different texture. But it sure does it make a fantastically yummy substitute.

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I won’t spell out the recipe or instructions here — Sarah has done a great job explaining how to make it. But I will share with you my experience of making and eating it:

  • To make it gluten-free, instead of the oats*, I used the same amount of quinoa flakes. I loved the taste and texture. I haven’t made the oat version, so I can’t really compare.
  • I made it in a ceramic-coated carbon-steal loaf pan, which I lined with parchment paper and it worked fine (Sarah uses a silicon pan).
  • I particularly love it toasted with avocado and unpasteurised genmai (brown rice) miso. (Genmai miso tastes like vegemite, but is WAY healthier.)
  • I also love it toasted with some delicious home-made soup.

So go forth and change your life. I would love to hear your experience if you decide to give it a go — and you should, at least once!

*oats are technically gluten-free, but because they are processed on the same equipment as gluten-containing grains, they contain trace amounts of gluten. You can source gluten-free oats, but I believe they are more readily available in the US. Besides, I find that quinoa flakes are much lighter on the tummy than oats.

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Would you like more healthy (and delicious) real food substitute ideas, specific to your lifestyle and dietary needs? Yes? Then I can highly recommend my Refresh-a-licious package to help you get refreshed in all things food, and get you excited about delicious, healthy eating and cooking. My clients rave about it :)

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5 Comments on “8 healthy gluten & wheat free bread options + the life-changing bread by My New Roots

  1. Hi there, I am really interested in sarah brittons recipe for gluten free. bread where would I find the recipe thanxs

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  4. Would highly recommend Black Ruby Gluten Free Bread as its also suitable for vegans (all of their products are egg and dairy free!). It is by far the best GF bread I have ever tried

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