Let’s just say this from the outset: There is no such thing as a flourless bread that will knock your socks off. It’s like hoping a chocolate-free chocolate will be just as rich and chocolatey as the real thing. A hunk of sourdough or French baguette slathered in butter… it’s life.
I don’t have celiac, but sometimes I try to keep the flour/gluten to a minimum in my diet. I’ve tried a number of gluten free bread options. While Aldi’s liveGFree Wide Pan Gluten Free White or Whole Grain is a wonderful tasting gluten free bread, to my mind, nothing beats Ezekiel Flourless Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. Here’s why…
If I am eating a gluten free or flourless bread, I’m trying to be “good” or at least healthier in some small way or another. But sometimes that craving for an avocado toast or a good sandwich gets me in it’s grip. That’s when I want a flourless bread that is filling, healthy, and yet, still satisfying.
Let’s face it, gluten free breads usually taste like cardboard. They have no spring and lack any semblance of a pleasing texture. I have found Aldi’s liveGFree Wide Pan Gluten Free White or Whole Grain to be the most traditional bread-like options available. However, I prefer Ezekiel.
Ezekiel Flourless Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is hearty with a mild, whole grain taste. Despite being a bit small, the serving size is just the right amount. I can eat this bread without feeling like I am going to gnaw my arm off in a hour. And it’s nutritious, to boot.
Ezekiel compared to the Aldi brand has:
- Almost 50% less calories
- 75 mg of sodium (Aldi’s live GFree: 280 mg)
- 15 g of carbs (Aldi’s live GFree: 28 g)
- 5 g of protein (Aldi’s live GFree: 2 g)
- No sugar (Aldi’s live GFree: 2 g)
If you truly need to go gluten free, go with Aldi’s. But if it’s nutrition you are looking for, Ezekiel wins hands down.
I keep my Ezekiel Flourless Sprouted Whole Grain Bread stored in the freezer and pop out a couple of slices whenever I want to go full healthy mama. Usually I toast it. This bread lasts forever. I’ve never had to throw out a loaf of Ezekiel Flourless Sprouted Whole Grain Bread because it’s gone south unlike every other bread – gluten free or not – I have bought.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
A good choice for those who must go gluten free is Aldi’s Wide Pan Gluten Free White or Whole Grain.
Ezekiel 4:9 Flourless Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is the best all around flourless bread. Find it at most regular grocery stores, usually in the freezer section.
Both breads are Nancy Approved, but Ezekiel earns the top prize.