Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A pause before breakfast... Rudi's Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

When I first went gluten free over 3 years ago, I really missed a good piece of bread. First I bought some of the brown rice breads at Trader Joe and Whole Foods but to be blunt, they were disgusting. Dense, crumbly, no taste, no softness. Then I tried Kinnikinnick sandwich bread, hamburger rolls and pizza crusts which were much better but almost too soft,  kind like Wonder Bread for the gluten free community. So I started baking which enlightened me to the fact that there is such a thing as great tasting gluten free bread. But breadmaking takes time (even when I use my Zohirushi bread machine) and although I always try to have a few pieces in the freezer I always end up with a few weeks here and there without bread in the house. Enter Rudi's. No, not Udi's - who is also a fine bread and excellent pizza crust maker, but Rudi's. I first had Rudi's multi-grain bread at Erik's Deli as they have recently started offering gluten free sandwiches. It was very tasty. So when our local Sprouts market had their gluten free sale and I saw Rudi's Cinnamon Raisin bread in the freezer, I just had to try it. Boy am I glad I did. This stuff is the real deal - after my first piece, toasted with some peanut butter on top, for the first time since going gluten free I could not recall what a glutenous piece of cinnamon raisin bread tasted like - it was that good! So I've found a new staple for my freezer. Thanks Rudi's!

What's your favorite commercial gluten free bread and why?

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Jina for the compliments! We are glad you found us and hope you keep enjoying Rudi's Gluten-Free Breads!

    In case you haven't heard we have joined forces with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) with a 'Spread the Bread' campaign. For every $1 off coupon downloaded at http://www.rudisglutenfree.com/spread-the-bread-coupon/ Rudi's will donate $1 to the NFCA to help in their efforts for celiac education and diagnosis.

    Thanks again for the nice words!
    -Maggie, Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery

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  2. thanks Maggie! I actually have the coupon but unfortunately my printer and coupons.com don't agree with each other. Hopefully I'll remember to print it at work!

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