- GETTING TO KNOW BARELY BREAD1
- BUYING BARELY BREAD2
- STORING BARELY BREAD3
- EATING BARELY BREAD4
- LOVING BARELY BREAD (…OR FOR SOME REASON, NOT LOVING)5
Why is Barely Bread grain-free?
Our founder Amanda created Barely Bread, in her own kitchen, when she was dissatisfied with the heavily-processed “traditional” breads, carb-heavy “bakery” breads, and the bad-tasting “health” breads currently on the market. Although she wasn’t trying to create grain-free bread (or even gluten-free bread) in that moment, she wanted a bread with CLEAN, honest ingredients that she could enjoy every day without the multitude of sins now associated with bread and other baked goods: the refined ingredients with very few nutrients, the starches known to cause blood sugar spikes, and the potential bloating and inflammation associated with gluten.
Months of experimenting with various nut and seed flours (all coincidentally without a speck of grain) eventually produced a bread that met her high standards of nutrition, held up to toasting and spreading, and most importantly, tasted good enough for her Italian, bread-loving husband! Any other whole wheat, sprouted-grain, gluten-free, or low-carb bread simply didn’t stack up from a taste, performance or nutrition standpoint.
After realizing that many people choose to reduce their grain intake, Amanda fully understood the importance of Barely Bread to the marketplace. It’s been a gratifying achievement to bring a “staple” like bread back to the table for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivities, and diabetes; as well as those adhering to a grain-free, paleo, or low-carb diet; and those simply trying to follow a clean, minimally-processed, preservative-free lifestyle!
…But I thought whole grains were good for me?
While we understand there is a place for whole grains in a healthy diet, we recognize that many people chose to limit or exclude grains for a variety of different reasons. All grains including those that are gluten-free, provide a concentrated source of carbohydrates, which can lead to blood sugar spikes and promote an insulin response. Our products are naturally high in fiber, low in carbohydrates and contain both protein and healthy fats, which help to slow digestion and provide a stable source of energy. All of our products are designed to keep you feeling satisfied and truly nourished.
How is Barely Bread different?
Barely Bread is 100% GRAIN-FREE, inherently gluten-free, and great-tasting! We don’t use ANY of the high-carb alternative flours such as potato starch or rice flour that other typical gluten-free breads contain (which often cause spikes in blood sugar and can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and more).
Unlike grain-based bread (or simply gluten-free bread), our products are high in fiber, low in carbohydrates and contain both protein and healthy fats, which help to slow digestion and provide a stable source of energy. All of our products are designed to keep you feeling satisfied and truly nourished.
We are proud to say that our breads, bagels, baguettes, and rolls all taste and perform like traditional grain-based breads (<em>after three years of meticulous R&D</em>)! They are versatile enough to use as you would your typical loaf or slice – toasted with a thick layer of nut butter, smothered in avocado, piled high with turkey, layered in condiments, or whipped into a big batch of French toast.
Our combination of ingredients support a multitude of diets and lifestyles (whereas a strictly gluten-free bread, wheat bread, or sprouted grain-bread is much more limiting):
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Grain-Free</em>: Barely Bread contains a flour base of nuts and seeds – no wheat, rice, or grain of any kind.</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Certified Gluten-Free</em>: Contains no oats, yeast, or other hidden gluten; officially certified by the GFCO.</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Rich in Protein & Fiber</em>: Contains protein-rich eggs, high-protein almond flour and high-fiber flaxseed meal.</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Low-Net-Carb Count</em>: Contains naturally-low-carb ingredients: no potato, rice, corn, or tapioca starches; and no sugar alcohols to upset your digestive system.</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Low-Glycemic / Diabetic-Friendly</em>: Contains low-glycemic ingredients and no refined sugars.</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Certified Paleo</em>: Contains no grains, legumes, peanuts, dairy, soy, or processed sugar; officially certified by the Paleo Foundation.</p>
<p style=”padding-left: 60px;”><em>Clean, Honest Ingredients</em>: Contains no fillers, gums, stabilizers, artificial flavors, or preservatives – only ingredients you’d find in your own pantry (or your local grocer).</p>
What is the difference between gluten-free and grain-free?
Gluten-free products may still contain grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, rice, corn, teff etc. Grain-free products contain no grains or pseudo grains of any kind. In addition to their difference in ingredients, many commonly consumed packaged gluten-free foods are actually higher in fat and carbohydrates and lower in protein, iron, and B vitamins. Therefore the true nutritional benefit of eating gluten-free packaged foods for those without celiac, may be minimal.
Is Barely Bread safe for those with celiac disease?
Is Barely Bread organic?
I’m dairy-free…Can I have Barely Bread?
Is Barely Bread Vegan?
Can I eat Barely Bread if I’m diabetic or following a low-carb diet?
How are “net carbs” calculated?
What allergens are in Barely Bread?
Where can I buy Barely Bread?
In addition to our Online Store, Barely Bread will soon be found in the freezer or refrigerator section of many grocery stores across the country. (A Store Locator page will soon be available on our website where you can identify local retailers.) Please ask your grocer to start carrying us – retailers DO listen to their customers.
Why is Barely Bread sold frozen or refrigerated?
We proudly use no preservatives, so the cold temps prolong our shelf life!
This costs more than my usual bread…Why?
Our high quality ingredients and small batch baking process do make our products more expensive, but we think it is worth it for a loaf that is 100% grain-free and free of fillers and preservatives. We are certified gluten free, certified paleo and do not use any GMOs. Our products are chock full of nutrition: naturally higher in fiber and protein and lower in carbohydrates and sugar than traditional grain-based breads or gluten-free alternatives.
Why does your website link to ShopGourmet for purchasing?
Barely Bread is working to improve our e-commerce business. For the time-being, that means using a trusted e-commerce partner, such as ShopGourmet. They currently carry our loaves and bagels in cases of 6.
Which products are available to purchase online?
Barely Bread currently offers four products for sale online: our 100% grain-free signature loaf, our 100% grain-free cinnamon raisin loaf, our 100% grain-free onion-garlic-sea salt bagels, and our 100% grain-free cinnamon raisin-bagels. Each comes in a 6-pack, so you’ll receive 6 loaves or 6 packages of bagels (which is 24 bagels total).
How is Barely Bread best prepared?
How should I expect grain-free bread to taste?
How can I get more information and stay informed?
Is Barely Bread on Social Media?
I’m interested in a grain-free lifestyle. Where can I learn more?
What are the benefits of going grain-free? And how can Barely Bread help?
How can I reach you with additional questions or comments?
Where do I store Barely Bread?
Can I re-freeze?
What is the expiration date on Barely Bread?