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Product Review: DeLand Bakery Gluten Free Breads

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product review deland bakery gluten free breads

When I was a kid growing up, bread was a huge staple in my diet. My daily breakfast was 4 Eggo waffles, my lunch was some type of sandwich or 2, my afternoon snack was toast with margarine (ew!!) and my dinner usually included a side of bread and butter. Martin’s brand of potato bread was my favorite bread!

Fast forward to when I started caring more about what I was putting into my body…I realized eating that much bread might not be the best for my health.

I learned that white bread actually gets processed the exact same way as sugar does when we eat it. We have these enzymes in our saliva called amylase which converts starch immediately into simple sugars. Our body then goes through the same reaction if we eat a dinner roll as if we eat a Milky Way. Dopamine is released in our brain (saying “yay sugar!!!”) and our blood sugar raises. We then release the hormone insulin to help control that blood sugar spike. Did you know insulin is one of our fat storage hormones?

product review deland bakery gluten free bread

product review deland bakery gluten free bread

In addition to that, traditional bread is made with flour that contains gluten. This includes white bread, my old fav potato bread, and whole wheat bread. Gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye) is something that way more people have an intolerance to than they realize because there are SO many different symptoms, some of the symptoms are less obvious than if it were an allergy, and symptoms can occur up to 72 hours after ingesting the food (vs with an allergy it happens within just 8 hours).

Research estimates that 18 million Americans have gluten sensitivity. I am one of them! When I found this out, it rocked my bread-loving world, and I was devastated. I tried some gluten free breads I found on the shelves and in the freezer section at the grocery store, but they just weren’t the same.

I ate very little to no bread for 5 years after that -until I discovered DeLand Bakery Breads!

I was cruising through the freezer section at Whole Foods when their millet veggie flat bread caught my eye. I picked it up and skeptically looked at the ingredients, waiting to see hidden gluten or other preservatives in it. MUCH to my surprise, all that was listed was millet flour, zucchini, cabbage, carrot, carrot juice, baking powder, filtered water, and sea salt (oh and ALL of those are organic too!).

I figured it was way too good to be true, but bought some to try it anyway. IT WAS SO GOOD. I toasted it in the toaster and melted some of my favorite ghee mixed with some garlic powder and sea salt. Yummmmmm. I immediately went to the company’s website to see if they had any other products that were similar (free of gluten, yeast, and eggs – all things I have intolerances to) and they had a bunch.

product review deland bakery gluten free bread

product review deland bakery gluten free bread

I ordered a big box-full.

Since then I’ve also tried LOTS of their other products and many of my clients have tried and love them too:

These were all amazingly delicious. The breads and buns toast up perfectly with a nice crust and pretty quickly compared to other gluten free breads. The flavor and consistency in all of those products was absolutely comparable to “normal” bread too, compared to the grocery store gluten free breads are really hard and have a different type of consistency. The gluten free chocolate chip cookies were so good I literally ate the whole carton in 1 sitting…not my proudest moment (join my private Facebook support group to see why!)

product review deland bakery gluten free bread

For storage, you can keep them fresh in the refrigerator for up to a month (hello sandwiches!) or in the freezer for up to six months. In the products I mentioned that I tried, there is no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, yeast, corn or corn syrup. It completely sounds too good to be true. That should definitely tempt you to try it 🙂 Even if you don’t have any food sensitivities that you know of, compare the ingredients on these products to the bread you’re used to eating and you’ll see how many preservatives and additives (and even sugar in some cases) that you would be avoiding by switching.

If you do have a very severe gluten allergy, use caution before trying their products, as there may be some cross contamination. My husband has Celiac Disease and he eats their millet-based products just fine!

So head on over to their website, search around, and order some of their delicious products to try. Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

product review deland bakery gluten free bread




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  1. I’m doubtful this bread is gluten-free. Nowhere on the package does it say “gluten-free.” Wheat is not explicitly listed in the ingredients, but just under the list there’s the line: “Contains Wheat, Gluten or Yeast.” If the bread contained only yeast and no wheat or gluten, that condition would still be satisfied, but that’s not very encouraging. And on their website they do list an explicitly gluten-free version of the zucchini millet bread, which has eggs:

    Comment by Bob — March 8, 2018 @ 9:11 pm

  2. Hi Bob! The list that it may contain those ingredients due to potential cross-contamination in the manufacturing process. I called the company before we started eating it to make sure 🙂 My husband has celiac disease and has been eating this bread for years 🙂 We avoid the “gluten free” one because we are also sensitive to eggs.

    Comment by HealthyEaton — March 8, 2018 @ 9:16 pm

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