I recently received a box of product samples from Canyon Bakehouse. The gluten free samples included their San Juan 7 Grain Bread, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Mountain White Bread, Rosemary and Thyme Focaccia, and Cranberry Crunch Muffins.
What immediately stood out to me was the packaging. They all looked like they could be sold in any grocery store on the bread aisle. In my small town, we only have frozen gluten free bread for sale in local stores and it was a big deal when that became available to us. I was happy to see that Canyon Bakehouse goods are available in some stores. I can't wait to see them available in my town!
All of the products that I sampled from Canyon Bakehouse were out-of-this-world delicious! I can't even compare them to other gluten free breads because they are in a class of their own. Canyon Bakehouse has set a new standard for gluten free baked goods. You can now avoid gluten without sacrificing taste and texture.
My favorites were the Cranberry Crunch Muffins. They are really moist and flavorful. The pumpkin and poppy seeds add a fun crunch.
My husband and I enjoyed the San Juan 7 Grain Bread. This is a hearty bread, but it is not overly dense like most gluten free breads. It has a slightly sweet flavor and tasted great right out of the bag.
The Mountain White Bread was also a hit in my house. Like the San Juan 7 Grain, this bread is perfect right out of the bag. It is very soft and sweetened with agave syrup.
The Cinnamon Raisin Bread was delicious. It is not too sweet and has plenty of raisins in it. My 3 year old loved having this for breakfast.
The Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia was outstanding. The texture is great and the flavor is absolutely superb. I would be proud to serve this to anyone whether or not they were gluten free.
They have definitely mastered the art of gluten free baking. But, I was shocked to see they their products are also free of dairy, soy and nuts. I read the ingredients, tasted the products, read the ingredients again, tasted again, took another look at the ingredients, double checked the ingredients online and finally did a little happy dance. These products will meet the needs of many families living with food allergies.
All of the Canyon Bakehouse goodies are made in a dedicated gluten free facility in Loveland, Colorado. You can order them online at http://www.canyonbakehouse.com/.