What is Grain Free Bread?

What is Grain-Free Bread?

Grain-free bread is simply bread made without the use of grains from cereal crops. Bread made without the gluten contained in cereal grain is significantly healthier. However, there are other ingredients in bread we want to avoid if we want truly healthy bread.

Traditionally, bread is made from wheat flour, oats, rye, barley even soya. We are different. We make paleo bread, using only nut flour and sunflower seed flour, tapioca, vegetables, good fats, free-range eggs, and seeds.

Here’s a list of reasons why low carb keto bread is so good;

  • low carb
  • grain-free
  • legume-free
  • gluten-free
  • nutrient-dense
  • naturally tasty.

Why eat Grain-Free bread?

Everybody’s grain-free journey is different and what brings people to grain-free can be prompted by many health concerns including; Type 2 Diabetes, inflammation of any kind and deeper and more painful issues of gut health including coeliac disease, IBS and auto-immune conditions.

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Good gut health can make such a difference to the way we live our lives

Health Benefits of eating a grain-free diet

Other health benefits of eliminating grains from our diet may include curbing and reducing addiction to high carbohydrate food, improvements to mental health, and a better overall quality of diet due to the emphasis on home–cooking and eating natural food. Some also report an improved digestive status after going on a grain-free diet where previously gluten and wheat flour may have led to the development of leaky gut syndrome or where there is a history of IBS or Crohn’s Disease.

Many of us are simply choosing to put our health and our families’ emotional and mental health and well-being above the quick and easy sugar fix and over-processed junk food of the past. But still….even despite all that, who doesn’t love bread! And who among us can tolerate the thought of going without bread for the rest of our lives just because we want to do the right thing and follow a grain-free and paleo diet?

Change what we eat not how we eat

We say to change what we eat not how we eat. Old habits die hard and many of us would still opt for a bacon sandwich over a salad, given half a choice. It’s just what we do. Ok maybe not all the time but we would still like to have the option to choose for soldiers with our boiled egg or croutons with our soup or tortillas with our chilli – it’s just what we do! And so, if we can find a way of incorporating these traditional favourites into our diet and make them grain-free then change is going to be way more sustainable in the long term. Don’t you agree? We are all such creatures of habit – I know, I’ve been there and done it!

And this brings me neatly onto our next point!

Which Grain Free Bakery Bread is for me?

Great Question! Here’s a brief run down to help you make the right choice!

Low Carb Bread – Fat and Seedy Bread

This is a nutrient-dense and nourishing multi-seed loaf which is great for toasting. This is a low carb keto bread which is also suitable for keto diets and because it is grain-free, it is also paleo-friendly. This naturally tasty bread has a great crunch to it when toasted and is a good sandwich bread alternative. This bread is also the basis for our low carb bagels, a perfect snack size for school lunch boxes!

Keto Bread – No Nut Hemp Bread

Is this the first keto bread in the UK? This bread has it’s own fan club and is soft, like a “real” bread with a chewy crust and it works well toasted. It is a very popular choice, a no-nut option and grain-free which makes this keto loaf both paleo and vegetarian-friendly. Try it in a toasted keto sandwich with bacon, lettuce and tomato and mayo or with cheese and ham for a naturally tasty snack!

Paleo Bread – Pumpkin Bread

The texture to this bread is like a traditional white loaf – the difference is it’s pumpkin-coloured and grain-free. It toasts up really well served with butter and jam. It also makes the best toasties where the paleo bread texture crisps up when heated and gives a deliciously satisfying crunch with each bite – a favourite ( can you tell)?

Paleo Bread – Fruit Toast with Goji Berries

Think hot cross buns meet raisin bread – made with nuts, seeds, berries, and warming spices and grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, legume-free and egg-free. Fruit Toast is nourishing and very more-ish and is great for after school snacks as it is very nutrient-dense and satisfying. It works well with a cup of tea and local honey at tea parties and is surprisingly filling and tasty due in no small part to the addition of good fats to give you evened out energy and avoid the mid-afternoon slumps! There are goji berries, cashew nuts, walnuts, sunflower kernels, linseeds and sultanas ( a minimum of 10% fruit in each loaf).

Paleo Bread – Turmeric and Hemp Seed Bread

I love it when this bread comes hot out of the oven! The delicious aroma fills the house and just like the old fashioned Bisto gravy ads (do you remember) – it brings the whole family back together in the kitchen! This vegan and paleo-friendly loaf has a satisfyingly dense, chewy texture – a really good mouthfeel. It makes a great savoury alternative to wheat bread and is great toasted and topped with vegan cheese or butter or try smashed avocado or roasted tomatoes. Perfect!

Bake your Own

We also make up Bake Your Own Packet Mixes for each of the loaves of bread (pizza bases, and more) to keep in your store cupboard and keep you on track!

Yes! We got you covered! No excuses..

No Nut Hemp Wraps

And we don’t stop there …as we now also offer low carb bagels and no nut hemp wraps to help you on your journey – yes, in a nutshell, that’s what we are all about, neatly summed up in our tag line…and truly….grain-free made easy!

For further details and to discover the full range we offer visit our online Grain Free Bakery shop

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