Are your products gluten free?
Yes! Grain free also means gluten free. We have had our products independently tested by a laboratory to ensure they are gluten free and we work out of a dedicated gluten free kitchen.
Is your bread suitable for Diabetics?
As a Type 1 Diabetic myself I would certainly say yes! One of the biggest reasons we started making our own bread was to create a low-carb gluten free option that I could eat. Most gluten-free breads contain a high amount of starches and refined flours such as rice flour which play havoc with my blood sugars. Because our bread contains moderate amounts of protein, fibre and good fats it will not spike your blood sugars. Another benefit is that it’s very filling so you don’t need to eat a large amount to feel full!
Diabetics should be more mindful with the fruit loaf as it contains raisins, dates and honey and can therefore raise blood sugars. We have balanced this out with cinnamon which is excellent for stabilising blood sugars. Although it contains more carbs than our savoury loaves it is still significantly lower in carbs than regular grain-based fruit bread.
Our pizza bases also contain some tapioca starch to give them some crunch so Diabetics should check the carb content and bolus accordingly. Our pizza bases, however, are also significantly lower in carbs that regular grain-based pizza bases.
How should I store the bread?
Because our bread contains absolutely no preservatives and by nature is a very moist loaf, we recommend that people store it in the refrigerator after they’ve purchased it. Storing it in the fridge is more important during summer or if heat your home above 22 degrees in winter. It keeps best in an airtight container.
Is your bread vegan?
No, whilst our bread is dairy free it does contain eggs so it is not vegan. Although this may not be any consolation to all the committed vegans out there, we only ever use certified FREE RANGE eggs. No ifs or buts about it.
Our pizza base, however, is 100% vegan.
Can your bread be toasted?
Yes it can, however, it does toast a little differently to grain-based breads and typically takes twice as long because the middle has a tendency to stay more moist. It was really important to us to create a gluten-free bread that didn’t need to be toasted in order to be edible so we actually think our bread in best untoasted. It will also not crumble to pieces when you use it for sandwiches!
One way to guarantee a perfectly toasted piece of No Grainer bread is to toast it in a sandwich press, it is particularly good if you butter it first with some grass-fed butter. If you are making eggs, it’s also delicious to pan fry it along with your eggs.
Can you freeze your bread?
Yes you can. We recommend freezing it for no longer than 2 months to retain freshness. You can either defrost it and eat it or toast it straight from the freezer. Expect to give it a couple of goes in the toaster though! See the FAQ on toasting for more tips.
Is your bread certified organic?
Whilst most of our ingredients are certified organic, our almond flour is not. This decision was based on both the availability of the product and the cost. We initially started out using organic almond flour but it was often not available and this is not an option when you have stockists waiting for your product. Saying “Sorry no bread for 2 weeks while we wait for ingredients.” Is not really going to cut it!
We also had to weigh up the price of organic versus conventional and at more than three times the price only the very wealthy could afford to buy our bread if we chose to use organic almond flour.
We do, however, ALWAYS buy Australian grown almonds that have been blanched so the skin is removed along with all the anti-nutrients.