Sami’s Bakery – Bagels
Tested: Millet & Flax Bagels
Ah, life with a mono-dieter can definitely have its challenges. My husband is completely content to eat the same thing every single day of his life if not nudged out of his little cocoon of comfort every once in a while. He has eaten the same granola from the bulk bin (heaven forbid they are out of that one and I have to choose a different one that week!) for breakfast for nearly three years now. He has a handful of dinner meals that he loves and would be happy just rotating those until the end of time. And for a long time he wasn’t eating lunch because he just couldn’t find anything that was worth eating every day.
All of the products are light and fluffy like gluten-y bread and have fooled many gluten-eaters. I’ve tried lots of different GF breads but they are usually dense and require a LOT of liquid to chew and swallow. This bread is perfect in pretty much every way, and behaves exactly like wheat bread. My only real complaint is that it’s not labeled as gluten free, since it’s not made in a dedicated bakery. That said, I have never had any issues with digesting it, nor has the husband or any other GF peep I’ve fed it to. Our local pizza place, Satchel’s Pizza, also carries their Millet and Flax pizza crust to be topped with their fantastic pizza deliciousness and they also report no issues with their GF customers. The husband thinks that sometimes the bagel is a tiny bit dry (but nowhere near the arid desert of all other GF breads we’ve tried), and he wishes there were other varieties. He’d specifically like a sesame seed option. The only other variety available currently is a cinnamon/raisin, which we have not tried. Other products we’ve tried and really enjoyed include The Millet & Flax Bread, hamburger buns, millet sourdough bread, lavash, and pizza crust.
- Light and fluffy just like gluten-y bread.
- Great flavor, a little nutty from the millet and flax.
- Has actual pieces of millet and flax visible, which add a little extra texture.
- Looks just like “regular” bread, with all of the nooks for spreading deliciousness on the bagel and getting it to sink in.
- Worthy of eating every day.
- Not produced in a dedicated gluten-free bakery.
- Sometimes a little bit dry if over-toasted (true of wheat-y bread too though!).
- Limited varieties.