To be able to add a basic food item like a piece of toast to a breakfast of eggs or to make a ham & cheese sandwich or to add croutons to a green salad seems like a no-brainer but it is not that easy for anyone with a gluten sensitivity. To satisfy the need for a basic staple like bread there are a number of realistic options to consider and it will then be up to you to decide your way forward. Among those options are:
1: Bake your own bread using a package of ready-mix and from start-to-finish, the process is relatively easy. Among the companies that produce gluten free bread mixes are King Arthur Flour, Bob’s Red Mill, Pamela’s, Chebe and gfJules to name a few. King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix, for example, that we use quite often, lists only 3 basic ingredients to add to their mix and those are butter or oil, milk and eggs and instructions on the package highlight 5 easy steps from beginning to end and the finished product has typical bread color, is genuinely large in a traditional-sized loaf of bread and once cooled you would cut the loaf into whatever slice thickness you want.
2: A second option would be for you to buy fresh or frozen gluten free bread at your local market or on Amazon. These loves of bread are usually priced higher than a wheat-based bread but gluten free baking requires a strict adherence to not only dedicated ovens/cookware/storage but ingredients as well and all taken together lead to higher production and distribution costs. Among the many companies that provide fresh or frozen gluten free bread are Canyon, Glutino, Emer-G, Gillian’s, Schar, Whole Foods, Kinnikinnick and more.
Once you have experimented and sorted out how you’ll solve the bread issue and have the bread in hand, use our our Toast, Sandwich Bread, Crouton and Breadcrumbs suggested recipes below.