Little Northern Bakehouse is run by the same parent company as Silver Hills Bakery Sprouted Bread, but they focus exclusively on gluten-free bread. Their bakery is located in Canada, but they sell throughout North America and have grown to produce quite an expansive line of loaves and buns. And unlike most other gluten-free bakeries, they don’t use eggs! Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten-Free Bread is top allergen-free and vegan (except for honey in one of the loaves).
Tasting Notes for Little Northern Bakehouse
According to Little Northern Bakehouse, their gluten-free bread doesn’t need toasting! We sampled it, and I agree that it isn’t bad straight up. The texture is relatively soft and pleasant, but we still enjoyed it toasted even more. We’ve tried their three flagship breads. I’ve included full details for those, followed by a quick list of their other breads.
Cinnamon & Raisin
This has a very pleasant flavor! Mild warm cinnamon notes, a very light sweetness, and the perfect amount of plump raisins. The texture is indeed soft and delicious without toasting. There’s only a slight telltale hint in the texture that it isn’t wheat (seems like a hint of brown rice flour). I’ve always liked untoasted bread best, so this is a real treat! That said, when toasted, it’s spot on for texture and the warm cinnamon notes burst just a little more when heated.
Ingredients: water, gluten-free flour blend (modified tapioca starch, potato starch, corn starch, brown rice flour), raisins, sugars (dextrose, cane sugar), sunflower oil, psyllium husk, yeast, pea fibre, modified cellulose, salt, rice bran, cultured cane sugar, cellulose gum, cinnamon.
Nutrition (per slice): 80 calories, 1.5g fat, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Millet & Chia
This is very much like “normal” bread, but with its own mild flavor flair. The taste is slightly bitter and gently sweet, but overall, it’s fairly neutral. The nice texture of the Cinnamon & Raisin is duplicated in this flavor.
Ingredients: water, gluten-free flour blend (modified tapioca starch, potato starch, corn starch, brown rice flour), sugars (dextrose, cane sugar), sunflower oil, psyllium husk, yeast, modified cellulose, pea fibre, salt, whole millet, whole chia seeds, rice bran, cultured cane sugar, cellulose gum, vinegar.
Nutrition (per slice): 80 calories, 2g fat, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Seeds & Grains
Dotted with all types of little grains and seeds for interest, this loaf had a slightly heartier vibe. Yet, it still had a light, white bread feel. I enjoyed the flavor, which was a little warmer than the Millet & Chia.
Ingredients: water, gluten-free flour blend (modified tapioca starch, potato starch, corn starch, brown rice flour), seed and grain mix (sunflower seeds, whole millet, brown rice, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds), sugars (dextrose, cane sugar), sunflower oil, psyllium husk, yeast, pea fibre, modified cellulose, salt, rice bran, cultured cane sugar, cellulose gum, vinegar.
Nutrition (per slice): 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 1g protein.*
More Varieties of Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten-Free Bread
- Whole Grain Wide Slice Bread
- White Wide Slice Bread
- Sprouted 7 Grain Bread
- Sprouted Honey Oat Bread
- Millet & Chia Burger Buns
- Millet & Chia Hot Dog Buns
- Classic Dinner Rolls
More Facts on Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread
Price: $7.99 per loaf
Availability: Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread is sold at Sprouts, Albertsons stores, and other natural food stores in the U.S. and Canada. In Canada, it’s availble at Whole Foods, Loblaws, City Markets, Longo’s, and other major grocers. In the U.S., you can also order bulk quantities online from Amazon. The loaves freeze well.
Certifications: Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Little Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Little Northern Bakehouse website at www.littlenorthernbakehouse.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Love this bread
I love this bread! My favorite is cinnamon and raisin. I first tasted it when I ordered a tuna sandwich with gluten free bread from a restaurant. They were kind enough to tell the brand.
The price is a little steep, but they go above and beyond in accommodating special diet needs with “traditional” taste and texture. It’s one of the better gluten-free breads that we’ve tried, and we’ve tried a lot of them!
Your review is spot on. This is really, really good bread. Just a drive-by from a recent Celiac to say that.
I purchased the cinnamon raisin bread because I like to make sandwiches out of it. As soon as I finished eating I fell into a very deep sleep. I checked the ingredients and found out that they use potato, rice and corn flour, all of which contain magnesium. I was very disappointed.
I love this bread but I wonder if it can be eaten on a low carb diet.
I’m doubting it, but you can check the ingredients and nutrition facts. I’m not an expert on low-carb diets by any means. I like my bread 🙂
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First time in over 10 years that I ate an entire sandwich without throwing away the gluten free bread half way through!!
The best gluten free Bread !!! Great taste and quality!!!
I would like to say we accidently found millet and chia buns and they were by the the best bread product I’ve had since having to go gluten free three years ago. Praying this store continues selling it. What a pleasant surprise!
That’s great! I know, that brand can be hard to find sometimes!
The best gluten-free bread I have ever tried. I like the seeded loaf toasted with real Amish butter. I am addicted to it!
It’s the best gluten free bread ever. Finally I can have a sandwich I can truly enjoy.
Best gluten free bread ever!!
Just tried a loaf of the bread and was amazed. It’s the best and I hope to see it in more stores in Edmonton.
Thanks for sharing your opinion on this product Barb. I’m hoping to see it more, too!
I happened upon this brand at our new Fresh Thyme a few weeks ago but now it’s gone. I must go back to find someone in the know because all of the gluten free breads are amazing.
Bummer! It’s still being produced. I would check in with the company, they should be able to help get it back in your town – http://www.littlenorthernbakehouse.com/
Were these an expo find? I’m really excited to hear about what you sampled there!
They were actually an Expo find last year, but it took me a while to get them in house to test out!
Ever since accidentally getting shockingly delicious gluten-free toast while traveling and eating out, I’ve been mildly obsessed with it. This looks like a fabulous option to try, especially the seeded loaf.
Yes, they’ve done quite a good job! Like you Hannah, I like the seedy action in my toast 🙂