Back in the day we I ate a lot of Ezekiel Bread.
When we removed gluten from Little Man's diet, the family jumped on board in support.
That was seven years ago—when store-bought gluten-free bread was pretty much nonexistent. Thankfully a few bakeries stepped up to deliver, albeit, high starch replacements, but an Ezekiel-like loaf was nowhere to be found.
This week the nice people at Food For Life Baking Company—the makers of Ezekiel Bread—had me kicking up my heels. They had delivered a box full of their new gluten-free, vegan, sprouted grain bread to try. It was happy dance time as I ate a piece of it toasted and topped with buttery spread and homemade raspberry jam. My oh my!
The crazy part?
Gluten-free bread baking can be challenging enough, then add to that baking without the binding power of eggs. Not easy. Well lemme tell ya, Food For Life Baking Company has nailed it with a 100% (certified) gluten-free AND VEGAN bread that is hearty, wholesome and nearly whole wheat like!
Of the Food For Life's Sprouted For Life™ Gluten-Free Breads, Original and Cinnamon Raisin were our favorite. They held together well and even could be enjoyed warmed up in the microwave—but toasted was best!
This new bread line comes in four varieties (they are so new, they aren't even up on the Food For Life website at time of writing) and is made from ingredients like sprouted quinoa, sprouted millet and chia seeds.
BUYER BEWARE: Food For Life makes similar breads in gluten-FULL varieties, please be diligent in purchasing only Food For Life breads that are clearly marked "Gluten-Free."
Food For Life's Sprouted For Life™ Gluten-Free Breads will be hitting most major U.S. markets by the end of the year, so keep your eyes peeled in the gluten-free freezer section. They are a must try!