Your Guide to Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Breads

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Bread collection

It’s no secret we’re Canyon Bakehouse fans at GFF. Launched in 2009, theirs was the first bread that brought us back to bread enjoyment as gluten-free people, allowing us for the first time to bite into gluten-free breads with trademark perfect texture, from firm but biteable crusts to soft and pliable centers that are equally fantastic with or without toasting.

That was a long time ago, and a lot has changed since then — all for the better! Canyon has much wider distribution now. It also has more flavors, more packaging variations based on how you enjoy GF bread, and more reasons to learn more about the variety of Canyon Bakehouse offerings. So we partnered with them to tell you what you want and need to know. Read on to learn about Canyon Bakehouse bread flavors and taste profiles, great ways to use their various breads, where to find them, how to store them, and more! 

5 Fast Facts about Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Breads

Even if you know CB well, you may not know these facts:

  1. There are 9 types of Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free bread on the market: 7-Grain, Mountain White, Hawaiian Sweet, Heritage Style Honey White, newly rereleased Cinnamon Raisin, Heritage Style Whole Grain, Ancient Grains Stay-Fresh, Hawaiian Sweet Stay-Fresh, and Country White Stay-Fresh).
  2. All Canyon Bakehouse breads are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, and baked with whole grains.
  1. Canyon Bakehouse breads are available nationwide — find your nearest locations here and use a coupon to save in stores (!!!) or purchase online.
  1. Depending on the store, Canyon Bakehouse breads can be found in the bread section, the freezer section, or both — we explain why below. 
  1. If you want to make huge sandwiches, you want Canyon Bakehouse’s “Heritage style” breads; their slices are on par with extra-large slices of gluten sandwich bread. 

Stay-Fresh Or Frozen Packaging Styles: Which is Right for You?

Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free bread's "Stay Fresh" and regular packaging

There’s more to know if you want to get the most of your Canyon Bakehouse breads, specifically the difference in packaging choices and why you might want to buy one over another. 

There are two types of packaging for Canyon Bakehouse breads: “Stay Fresh” gluten-free sandwich breads and fresh/frozen gluten-free sandwich breads. 

Canyon Bakehouse Fresh/Frozen Breads
Like most sandwich breads, the fresh/frozen gluten-free sandwich breads come sliced and in a bag tied with a bag tag. They’re made to be frozen and thawed so you can store them in your freezer for up to three months (we always have a few loaves in the freezer and pull out slices at a time) or kept at room temperature for up to 10 days with or without refrigeration. 

Fresh/frozen Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free breads can be found in the frozen gluten-free foods section or alongside fresh bread selections, depending on your market, and they’re available in the following six flavors:

  • 7-Grain (the fresh/frozen counterpart to the Ancient Grains flavor)
  • Mountain White (the sister to Country White flavor)
  • Hawaiian Sweet
  • Heritage Style Honey White (the BIG slices)
  • Heritage Style Whole Grain (the BIG slices) 
  • newly re-released Cinnamon Raisin

Canyon Bakehouse Stay Fresh Breads
Stay-Fresh breads are sealed in an airtight container and then put into Canyon Bakehouse’s trademark bread bags closed with a bag tag. Unopened, they can be stored at room temperature until the “best buy” date listed on the bag closure tag, which is three months from when they were baked. 

This means you can buy a loaf or two and tuck it away until you need it, or pack it and take it traveling with you (we’ve done this many times). Once the airtight container is opened, the bread should be enjoyed within the week. Stay-Fresh bread does not need to be frozen.

Stay Fresh breads are usually found in the grocer’s fresh bread section and are available in the following three flavors:

  • Ancient Grains
  • Hawaiian Sweet 
  • Country White

Canyon Bakehouse Breads: Taste Profiles

But what about taste and texture? We share some insight here, plus serving ideas of Canyon Bakehouse’s gluten-free sandwich breads.

Canyon Bakehouse 7-Grain Gluten-Free Bread

CanyonBakehouse Gluten-Free Bread: 7;Grain

This gluten-free substitute for whole-wheat bread has bits of whole grain that add little pops of crunch while maintaining all the barely sweet taste of traditional whole-grain bread. We always have a loaf of this bread in the freezer for breakfast toast, avocado or peanut butter and banana toast, egg in a hole, and sandwiches of every sort. The Ancient Grain flavor is 7-Grain’s stay-fresh counterpart.

Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Gluten-Free Bread

Canyon Bakehouse mountain white gluten-free bread

This gluten-free white bread delivers expected white-bread flavor and texture, perfect for everything from grilled cheese to French toast and PB&Js. The Country White flavor is Mountain White’s stay-fresh counterpart.

Canyon Bakehouse Cinnamon Raisin Gluten-Free Bread

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Bread: Cinnamon Raisin

Back by popular demand after a few years’ hiatus, this cinnamony, raisin-dotted breakfast bread satisfies morning desires for something lightly sweet — with or without a smear of melted butter, cream cheese, or peanut butter. Or try it for extra-flavorful French toast or bread pudding!  

Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Whole Grain Gluten-Free Bread

Gluten Free Bread: Heritage Style Whole Grain

If you want a supersized version of Canyon Bakehouse’s 7-Grain or Ancient Grain bread, this is it. We use this bread for bigger breakfast toasts and two-handed sandwiches

Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Honey White Gluten-Free Bread

Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Honey White gluten-free bread

The large-format version of the Mountain White delivers similar white-bread with kiss-of-sweetness flavor, but is big enough to satisfy big appetites, whether it’s served as a side for eggs and bacon, a hefty grilled cheese, or anything your white-bread-loving heart desires. 

Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Sweet Gluten-Free Bread

Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Sweet gluten-free bread in stay-fresh packaging
Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Sweet gluten-free bread in regular packaging

Turn to this light, moist, sweet bread—available Stay Fresh (top image) or frozen/fresh or (bottom image) — whenever you crave the flavor of Hawaiian sweet rolls for your French toast, barbecue sandwiches, or peanut butter and GF marshmallow fluff (a childhood favorite). Canyon makes actual Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, too, FYI.

Canyon Bakehouse Ancient Grain Gluten-Free Bread

Canyon Bakehouse Ancient Grain

The “Stay-Fresh” version of Canyon Bakehouse’s gluten-free 7-Grain has the same game-changing flavor and texture and is a go-to substitute for gluten-y whole wheat bread. 

Canyon Bakehouse Country White Gluten-Free Bread

Country White gluten free bread

The “Stay-Fresh” version of Mountain White, makes it easy to keep a loaf of classically slightly sweet white bread around and ready for whenever you need it. Tea sandwiches, PB&J, and toast with butter are just a few of the ways to enjoy this versatile bread. 

Still have questions about Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free breads? Ask us in the comments!

{This post is sponsored by Canyon Bakehouse, but our love for them cannot be bought!}

One Comment on “Your Guide to Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Breads”

  1. Avatar for Dennis McGrath

    Stay fresh breads will remain fresh long after opening if they are sealed a food storage bag before placing in the fridge.
    The storage bag prevents the bread from quickly drying out in the fridge.
    I am a widowed senior who is only home 4 days each week so I don’t use up the bread quickly.
    So far, I have never had a problem with spoilage.

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