Kinnikinnick Bread: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soft Loaves and Buns


Since we first review Kinnikinnick Bread, the products have been reformulated and are quite different. So I have changed this to be an informational review post only. I cannot yet give these products a rating or personally weigh in on the taste, texture, etc, but if you have tried any of the updated varieties, please do leave a comment with your own review!

Kinnikinnick Bread comes in several “soft” sandwich-style loaves, including White, Whole Grain, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin. It reportedly holds together well and can be eaten straight up, but develops an excellent texture once toasted. It is typically sold in the freezer section of specialty, conventional or natural food grocers (they have pretty good distribution throughout the US and Canada).

Kinnikinnick Bread - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soft Sandwich Loaves

kinnsanbreadLike many other gluten-free brands, Kinnikinnick bread has a “fluffy” base of starches and rice flour (brown rice flour in the “Grain” varieties), but the loaves also contain ingredients like egg whites, psyllium husk, quinoa, and teff to up the fiber and protein per slice while providing structure.

Kinnikinnick bread is also “enriched” with minor amounts of B vitamins, like so many popular wheat-based breads. For hearty bread fans, the Whole Grain is the heavy-weight with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving.

In addition to the sandwich loaves, the Kinnikinnick bread line-up includes Hamburger Buns, Hotdog Buns, and Soft Dinner Rolls. These all have ingredients and nutritional information nearly identical to their White Bread.

Kinnikinnick Bread: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soft Loaves and Buns

To note, Kinnikinnick is known as an allergy-friendly company. They state gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and “No Trace Allergens” (in terms of milk, gluten and nuts) for these bread products (at last check!).

Suggested Retail Price: $5.99 per 17.8-ounce loaf.

The Facts on Kinnikinnick Bread

Certifications: Kinnikinnick Bread is Certified Kosher Parve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kinnikinnick Bread is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Kinnikinnick website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Love this bread! The BEST gluten free bread I have ever eaten. Its soft, it tastes so close to wheat bread.
    I’m so happy and so thankful!!!

  2. JoAnn Belanger on

    I have a package of Kinnikwik bread and bun mix. I would like to make it into banana bread. What must I do other than add bananas?


    I have a wheat allergy and I am looking for wheat free foods. I recently bought a bag of “wheat free gluten free” muffins in Trinidad but they were veeeery expensive. While a lot of your products online state “gluten free” I can’t seem to find any that states “wheat free”.

    I am interested in your wheat free products and their prices.

    • Hi Sharron, we’re not affiliated with Kinnikinnick. See the links in this post to go to their website. But in general, if a product states gluten-free, it is wheat-free. Also, check the ingredient statement – if you are in the US, wheat has to be declared.

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