Do you know how hard it is to find bread with no added sugar? Recently, I went off of sugar for three weeks and I had to search!
The bad news is that there weren’t many options and the ones that fit the bill were expensive. The good news is that I found my new favorite bread.
All the breads featured here do have a little sugar (1 gram per slice). I would guess it is added to give the yeast a head start to make the bread rise. Compared to other whole wheat breads, these three breads have far less sugar and are all sprouted grain (nothing but whole wheat flour). They have much more protein than regular bread.
Silver Hills Bakery sprouted bread is made in Canada and a game changer. I don’t know how they do it but the bread is fluffy in texture and very tasty. Can you see all those air bubbles? This was far less dense than many of the other options.
The best one was called “Squirrelly” and did not remind me of anything a squirrel would eat. I didn’t miss the sugar!
I found it at Big Y but it is also can be found in the freezer section at Targets nationwide. Check out: Where to buy.
For one slice of Sprouted Power - The Big 16 (another flavor of Silver Hills Bakery bread): 100 calories, 0 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 6 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 135 mg sodium, 3 Freestyle Pts
I ate it with avocado or peanut butter spread on it. YUM!
I have featured two other brands of sprouted bread on my site (usually found in the freezer section). Ezekiel Bread is a great option. My favorite loaf is the raisin bread which has natural sugar because of the raisins. I love it with peanut butter in the morning.
Alvarado Street Bakery has added some new breads in its line up that are fluffier. I tried the sourdough sprouted option and I really liked it (it could have been more sour). As a San Francisco resident for many years, sourdough has a flavor that I enjoy.
Sprouted breads are getting more and more popular it seems, I have been covering them for a while now and I am happy to see so many brands and options. Yes, some of these taste like cardboard but others are fantastic! It is all up to personal preference and my suggestion is to give two or three brands a try before you give up on them. They are a great almost zero added sugar option.
Do you have a favorite bread with no added sugar? Please share.
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