Gluten-Free Bread Roundup

One of the first questions people often ask me when I tell them we eliminated wheat from out diets is about alternative options for bread. It has taken a long time for us to find recipes that we enjoy and it takes a lot of adjusting mentally. It is hard to give up something you have eaten your entire life, but we have felt the benefits from it so we continue to move forward. The following are our favorite recipes and staples when it comes to eating bread. Often times, we will use lettuce in place of bread. When we go out to eat we have our sandwiches wrapped in lettuce or we have lettuce wraps on taco night, for example.

We make our own bread instead of purchasing gluten-free bread so we can control the ingredients. “Gluten-free” foods are often made with rice flour, cornstarch, tapioca starch, or potato starch. These powdered starches are among the few foods that increase blood sugar higher than even whole wheat. It means these foods trigger weight gain in the abdomen (“gluten-free belly”), increase blood sugars, insulin resistance and diabetes, cataracts, and arthritis. They are not healthy replacements for wheat.

Bread Collage Final

1. Sandwich Bread — this recipe is part of my French Toast Stick recipe

nut free bread

2. French Toast Sticks — these are made from the sandwich bread

French Toast Sticks

3. Pancakes

Grain Free Pancakes

4. Nut-Free Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

5. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

6. Naan

chili and naan final

7. Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Corn Dog Nuggets

8. Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins

Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins 1

9. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

10. Coconut Banana Bread

Banana-Coconut-Muffins

11. Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles

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12. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

13. Pie Crust

almond flour pie crust

14. Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

15. Brownies & Cacao Brownies

Primal Brownies

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2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Bread Roundup

  1. Great round-up of recipes! I’m interested in trying to make more ‘gluten-free’ foods, but I don’t know if I could ever give up wheat completely… As far as I can tell, gluten doesn’t seem to affect anyone in our family negatively…BUT, it’s hard to say that since we’ve always eaten it. Maybe one of these days we’ll try an experiment in giving it up for a few weeks, but I’m not quite ready for that yet. :)

    • Thank you, LeAnn! None of us had any issues with gluten, I just decided to try eliminating it because of all the research I did and it seemed to make sense. It was hard and still is hard, we struggle from time to time. I knew I made the right decision in eliminating it from my diet when I ate a muffin a few months after not eating any gluten, I got really sick. If you don’t eat carrots for 3 months and then eat a carrot, you probably won’t get sick. Getting sick after eating gluten once it was out of my system made me a believer.

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