Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gluten-Free with Canyon Bakehouse (review and giveaway)

Disclosure: I received product samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



Canyon Bakehouse, located in Loveland, Colorado, is a bakery dedicated to making Gluten-Free bread that has the consistency of traditional bread, and tastes delicious.The website touts the following features of their freshly baked items:

  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Made in a dedicated Gluten Free Bakery
  • Dairy, Nut, & Soy Free (if egg is present, it is clearly noted)
  • GMO-Free

I hear about Gluten-Free all of the time, and I have been more than just a little curious to learn more about it. One thing that seems consistent, through my non-direct affiliation with it, is that it's hard to find Gluten-free items that appeal to those who don't have to eat it. Canyon Bakehouse is on a mission to make that no longer true.

Regular multi-grain bread on the left.
Canyon Bakehouse 7-Grain Gluten Free Bread on the right.
We were sent a box of Canyon Bakehouse items to try.  I was curious to get started right away, so the next morning I made my way to the 7-grain bread to toast up a hearty breakfast. In the house we also had a loaf of multi-grain bread, so I took a slice out to compare the two. They looked the same to me, but there were a couple of differences.

With the 7-Grain Gluten-Free bread, you can actually see and taste the grains. I liked that, a lot. The textures between the two were very similar, though the Gluten-Free was a bit more spongy...just a tad, and it did not deter from the flavor. My husband had 7-grain toast with his breakfast later that morning, and he said the same thing.  The gluten free bread took longer to toast too, which Ann from Foodie in WV (she has a lot of Gluten free recipes that look soooo good over at her place) assured me in an impromptu discussion we just had, is not out of the ordinary.

While you could tell the difference between the traditional loaf of bread we buy that has Gluten, and the Canyon Bakehouse loaf that was Gluten-free, both of us agreed that the Gluten-Free selection was not all that distinguishable from the bread we already had in the house. It was my first experience with anything baked intentionally Gluten-Free, and I'm glad I had it.

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Products
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Canyon Bakehouse offers five types of Gluten-Free bread:
  • 7-Grain
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Mountain White
  • Deli Rye Style
  • Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia
Canyon Bakehouse Hot Dog Buns
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They also offer two types of Gluten-Free buns...
  • Hamburger
  • Hot Dog
Canyon Bakehouse Muffins
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And one type of muffin:
  • Cranberry Crunch

Each of the items above is described in full, with a copy of the label for you to see on their website.

You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Thanks to Canyon Bakehouse, two lucky winners will get a varied assortment of different breads to sample in their homes.

US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

105 comments:

  1. Well this sounds like a bread to try. And I will.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. My first Gluten Free experience, Sandee. Woot! :)

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  2. I have been wondering if I need to take gluten out of my diet. Im happy to know that there are bread products without it.

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  3. I can find their merchandise at Target.

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  4. I found out that I can get this bread at Target in Norman, and I will share this with my granddaughters who have gluten problems. Thank you for sharing this review

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  5. Not a shred of gluten goes into my body, I enjoy standing too much haha

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  6. Sounds quite good. Most gluten free breads are quite dense.

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  7. I have not tried to not eat gluten.. but this makes it sounds good and easy..

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  8. I learned they are all gmo free and kosher!

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  9. Thanks for sharing. I've been wondering about this. I really want to try the gluten free foods side by side.

    I do eat some gluten free, but I don't see much of a difference at all.

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  10. I'm always trying gluten free things because my friends are gluten free, and the just don't appeal to me all the time. So I love that they are trying to make products many will enjoy.

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  11. I'm going to pass. I'm trying to avoid bread because it's way too filling and doesn't give enough calories for my liking.

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  12. Can't wait to try it out - thanks for sharing!

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  13. the bread looks so good. It is amazing that it is gluten free

    Michelle F.

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  14. hey i swear by gluten free....a kid i used to work with ...major behavior problems....put him on gluten free and it cleared him up....seriously...

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    1. I believe you. :) It's nice when behavior fixes can be found so easily, and I've seen it before too (with other examples).

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  15. Sounds good, looks good so it must be good. Ha I usually eat sprouted grain bread but I love bread and often yearn for some good old fashioned white bread with butter piled on top. Warm is even better and when the butter runs down your fingers.
    I'll look it up. thanks.

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    1. I'd like to try sprouted grain bread too, and warm bread?? Yep, I'm all in with warm bread too. :)

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  16. Cranberry crunch muffin? Sign me up! We are not Gluten free in our house, but I would definitely try their products.

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    1. Me too, Robin, on the muffins. I thought that type sounded good too. I'm a sucker for anything w/cranberries in it.

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  17. My brother has to stay off gluten. I will have to tell him about this company.

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  18. This is the first I have seen a GF bread that is multigrain, I will definitely look for this at the store (or online). It is so hard to find good GF breads but I love that things are getting better and easier to find.

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    1. That's what I was thinking too when I was trying these...that it's nice Gluten Free items are being made so thoughtfully now so that people enjoy them too (which I have heard previously was not always the norm).

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  19. This bread looks like a great gluten-free option. I've tried a few gluten- free things in the past. Gluten-free bread is hard to "get right". Sounds like this one is a winner. I would try it for sure.

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  20. I've not yet tried Gluten Free baked goods. I have always been curious about how they taste though. I don't think any gluten free bread would be a big hit with my kids and Husband, but I would certainly give it a try!

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  21. That bread looks nutritious and very fluffy. Does it taste good?

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    1. The 7-grain tasted good. The texture was a bit different, more dense/chewy, but still good! I really liked the actual oats/grains being detectable in the bread...that's a huge bonus for me in the taste department.

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  22. They seem to have a great selection of products. Gluten free is always an excellent option.

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  23. I learned they are sold at Target!

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  24. I like the recipe section. The recipe for Canyon Reuben Sandwiches looks delicious.
    Thank you!

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  25. It all sounds delicious and I know people more and more are going gluten free ~ Great post ~ thanks, xxx

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  26. I like their recipe: Spinach Quinoa Salad with Caraway Croutons

    I may have to try it.

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  27. Now this is something I definitely would love to grab a bite on plus its gluten free!

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  28. I have never heard of this brand bread before, looks good!

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  29. I like the French Toast Bread Pudding recipe.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  30. I like that they have a recipe section! I have been wanting to try gluten free bread for a while, but I have been too chicken to try it, as I am a bread junkie. I really need to make the switch though, for health reasons.

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  31. I learned that their cinnamon bread uses agave syrup as a sweetener.

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  32. The Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia bread sounds amazing.
    Jennifer Rote

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  33. When I attempted to be gluten free I had a hard time finding bread that wasn't absolutely awful! Since I am not currently trying a gluten free diet, I am going to pass on the giveaway to give those who really could use it and need it a chance to win. Still, best of luck everyone!

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  34. The bread on that sandwich looks so appetizing.

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  35. Those pictures made me hungry!

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  36. I love the fact they have Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia - Gluten Free Bread. Sounds great and I only eat Gluten free because of my diet.

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  37. My cousin has a bad gluten allergy. These options look so good! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I have heard a lot about Gluten Free products and it might be the way we go at our house.

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  39. I've tried a few of their products and they are pretty good. Thanks for the mention, I appreciate it :) Finding gluten free options that taste good can be a big struggle. My kids are finally to the point that they oftentimes prefer the gluten free bread and baked goods that I make, but it has taken a while for them to make the switch :)

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    1. That probably makes meal time easier if everyone is enjoying the same foods. I'm a vegetarian, and I'm the only one who is in the house, so meal times are sometimes not so great for me as everyone else. ;)

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  40. We have had some bad luck with gluten free breads. This one sounds like it would be tasty. We will have to give it a try.

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  41. I am fine with gluten, but I love that these are also GMO free. They may be worth trying anyway!

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  42. We don't have to eat gluten-free either but I'd love to give it a try! Those food pics are making me rather hungry haha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  43. I have been reducing my gluten, not sure if I can go totally gluten free. I am happy to see these products are sold a 6 local stores. I will have to give them a try, especially the cinnamon raison bread.

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  44. Thanks for sharing such a great selection of food with us!

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  45. We have tried couple of gluten free breads and they have been really dry :( Have to try Canyon Bakehouse one. Thanks for the great review!

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  46. I learned that their breads are all free from Gluten, All Nuts, Soy, Dairy, and Casein. That is really important to me, because most sandwich breads contain some form of dairy and my daughter is allergic.

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  47. I entered. That d sandwich looks soooooo delicious. I'm very bad about eating breads. It's good to know there's healthy choices out there.

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  48. I am sure there will be so many people pleased to find the gluten free bread. It looks so light too!
    Gourmet Getaways

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  49. more then half the ladies at my church eat gluten free. I will have to remember the name of Canyon Bake House. I sure hope they sell in Michigan near Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids

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  50. I totally agree that it's hard to find something that's not obviously gluten-free in taste. I'm glad this makes for a good option!

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  51. I like that it is a healthy bread

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  52. I have been using more and more gluten free foods and I am always looking for more. Thanks so much for the heads up!
    Tiffany

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  53. Thanks my sister has just changed to Gluten free and she is always looking for Gluten free products. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. My son has had some allergies recently and I've been looking for gluten free food everywhere. Glad to know I have some good options here!

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  55. I have yet had the desire to go gluten free but if I ever do join the dark side I will definitely give them a try. Can't make a gluten free sandwhich without bread. ;)

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  56. These look great! I've been thinking about going gluten free.

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  57. I have been finding some great gluten free, sugar and yeast free breads lately. I like the more natural way this company is headed.

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  58. So many friends are gluten free now. This would be great to have at a playgroup.

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  59. I've replaced a few items in my diet with gluten free items--I'm loving how I feel.
    I like the French Toast Pudding!

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  60. Gluten free foods are becoming a fast growing trend. Our local store has a fairly healthy selection of gluten free items, both inexpensive and more costly items to meet just about any budget. I'm very grateful for that since gluten often is really bad for thyroid patients like myself.

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  61. I had no idea that there was such a variety of products out there available in gluten free.I would love to try their focaccia bread.

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  62. Fortunately, I do not need a gluten free diet but I am always curious about these products.
    That bread looks really appetizing

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  63. It is great that there is a gluten free option. I like that companies are more sensitive to that

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  64. I wish we had one of these near us!I'd love to try their Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia!

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  65. Gluten free is such a popular food trend right now. It seems like more and more companies are jumping on the healthier bandwagon and I think it's great!

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  66. I enjoy gluten free products of all types. I bet I would love this bread.

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  67. I like that they don't just sell bread, they also sell muffins, Yum!!

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  68. As more and more people start to go gluten free, a lot of companies are coming out with gluten free products. It's a good move on their part!

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  69. I learned that these are excellent for me and I can pick these up in Vernon at the health food store - thanks!

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  70. i liked the muffins and the fact that the stuff is kosher

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  71. French Toast Bread Pudding recipe sounds scrumptious!! myawinz@mail.com

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  72. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they offer hamburger and hotdog buns too. Very cool!

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  73. marc would like the cinnamon raisin and i would like the rye ...
    i say that, but i am not sure about the gluten free, would love to try it

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  74. I have learned that their products are 100% whole grain and have all natural Ingredients.

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  75. Canyon Bakehouse sells gluten free rye bread! I haven't seen that anywhere else and I would love to try that.

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  76. It seems like these days they make everything out of gluten. I'm always short on bread.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/03/ww-erica-makes-friends-in-australia.html

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  77. Meijer sells it -and that's where I shop
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  78. I would really like to try the cranberry crunch muffin.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  79. I learned that their products are free of the following allergens: Gluten, Dairy, Casein, all Nuts, and Soy. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia bread

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  81. I found out that I can get this bread at Target :)

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  82. I loved all their recipes, especially the recipe for French Toast Bread Pudding.

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  83. I learned they are all gmo free and kosher

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  84. vanessa richard
    i like the idea of chocolate mint muffins me and my son would love these i am sure

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  85. I LEARNED THAT THEIR PRODUCTS ARE SOLD AT TARGET

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  86. the Cranberry Crunch Muffins sound good

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  87. i like hte Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia

    joe gersch

    josebissy@mail.com

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  88. I love that everything's gluten free!

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  89. I like that they have recipes on there.

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  90. i want to try the 7 grain bread. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

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  91. I learned that all of their products are free of GMO ingredients.

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  92. i liked that they provide recipes. and the photos they have posted look amazing!!

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  93. I like that they are gluten free but that will still taste good something that you cannot say of a lot of gluten free products. I really love the recipes.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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