The Best Gluten Free Bread For Spreading Butter on Wihout Toasting


Being able to spread butter on bread is potentially one of the most important things to consider when evaluating what gluten free bread is the best. Without this, you have to make sure that whenever you use bread that it is toasted.

The best gluten free bread to spread butter on in our test without ripping was Canyon Bakehouse’s Hawaiian Bread. This one didn’t tear and held up to the pressure of a knife and resisted the room temperature butter. It also was not too firm to be enjoyable without toasting it.

In my experience of trying many different brands of gluten free bread over the years, I’ve found that whether a brand of bread can have butter spread on it tells you so much about how good the bread is and how versatile it can be.

Gluten Free Bread For Spreading Butter On Without Tasting Ranked

This test was straightforward but important when comparing brands of gluten free bread.

Any versatile sliced bread should be able to have room-temperature butter spread on it without ripping. But it should also be soft enough to enjoy without toasting it.

I took a slice of room-temperature bread for this test and spread it with about half a tablespoon of room-temperature butter using a bread knife. I judged it on if it ripped, how it reacted, and how nice it would be to eat without heating it.

Below are the rankings:

  1. Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Bread
  2. Kroger’s 7 Grain Gluten Free Bread
  3. Sam’s Choice Gluten Free Bread
  4. Schar Artisan Bread
  5. Franz Gluten Free Bread
  6. Against The Grain Fresh Rosemary Baguette
  7. Udis Multigrain Bread
  8. Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread
  9. Simple Truth Puff Bunz

For more information on the test and what happened with each bread brand, see the section below.

To see what bread came out ahead in all the tests, check out this article about the best gluten free bread.

How Simple Truth’s Puff Bunz Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 1 star

Rank: 9 out of 9

I’m not sure why someone would want to spread butter on what is essentially scrambled eggs, but I wanted to include keto bread in our tests.

I turned the Puff Bunz over so that I was attempting to butter the smoothest side. I spread about half a tablespoon of butter on it as gently as I could. I even tried to soften up the butter by applying it around on the butter dish first.

But in the end, it not only ripped, but I couldn’t spread the butter at all. I can’t recommend this “bread” at all to replace regular bread.

How Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 2 stars

Rank: 8 out of 9

I knew this test would not show the best side of Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread. But this bread disappointed even me.

I took half a tablespoon of room-temperature butter and tried to soften it up some before spreading it by moving it around on the butter dish before applying it to the slice of bread.

Even though I tried to be as gentle as possible, the bread ripped severely. It tore so severely that it opened a hole in the middle of the bread all the way through. It is not the bread that you should use in this way.

How Udi’s Multigrain Bread Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 2 stars

Rank: 7 out of 9

Udi’s Multigrain Bread works very well in many applications. However, when we consider how well it works without toasting it, there are some hesitations. Out of the package, it is sticky and soft. This stickiness comes from using apples in the bread.

I spread about a tablespoon of room-temperature butter over the bread. Since I knew the bread was soft, I attempted to be gentle and split the butter into about four segments.

Even so, the bread ripped all the way through.

However, it was firmer than Rudi’s Gluten Free, so it gets a spot above it on our list.

How Against The Grain Fresh Rosemary Baguettes Work As Buttered Bread

Rating: 3 stars

Rank: 6 out of 9

We switch from the brands of bread that are too soft to bread butter on to those that are too hard to consider using without heating or toasting it.

I spread about a teaspoon of butter on the bread with a butter knife.

The bread was firm, and there were no rips to the bread. The reason for the low rating is how hard the bread is. It has mozzarella cheese as a primary ingredient. As such, it needs to be heated up to be useable as bread.

How Franz Gluten Free Bread Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 3 stars

Rank: 5 out of 9

I have used this bread for a few years, so I am pretty familiar with how it works to spread butter on it. I gave it 3 stars because it can rip if you aren’t careful and it is slightly more firm than I’d prefer.

I spread about half a tablespoon of room-temperature butter on the bread with a butter knife.

There were small tears that did not go through the bread. But the reason it ranks so low is how firm the bread is. I have used it for sandwiches without toasting, and it works ok, but I usually prefer something a little softer.

How Schar Artisan Bread Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 3 stars

Rank: 4 out of 9

Schar is another bread that works pretty well, but other brands of gluten free bread work better.

I spread about half a tablespoon of room-temperature bread on the Schar Artisan Bread with a bread knife. I tried to be as gentle as possible in all of the tests.

This bread is soft but not as spongy as some others. Due to this, it did end up tearing some but not through the bread.

How Sam’s Choice Gluten Free Bread Works as Buttered Bread

Rating: 3 stars

Rank: 3 out of 9

Sam’s Choice Gluten Free Bread and Franz Gluten Free Bread are incredibly similar in many of our tests, but they do have some differences. In this one, they performed very similarly.

I spread about half a tablespoon of butter with a butter knife on this bread. It ripped slightly but held up very well.

In the end, the bread was too firm to use without toasting it so that it couldn’t be ranked higher on the list.

How Kroger’s 7 Grain Gluten Free Bread Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 4 stars

Rank: 2 out of 9

I didn’t anticipate that Kroger’s Gluten Free Bread would be this high on the list, but it held up better and softer than most others.

I spread about half a tablespoon of butter on the bread with a butter knife.

It did not rip at all, and while remaining quite firm, it is also one of the softer on our list and doesn’t need toasting first.

How Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Bread Works As Buttered Bread

Rating: 4 stars

Rank: 1 out of 9

Canyon Bakehouse takes the top spot because it is soft and would be good without toasting. But it also didn’t have trouble with ripping.

I spread about half a tablespoon of room-temperature butter on the Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Bread with a butter knife.

I didn’t have trouble with it ripping at all. And it is one of the softest of the brands of bread. Plus, the taste of the bread ranks the highest for using it as buttered bread.

Fawn

My passion is supporting those who need to be gluten free. After my family had to transition to eating gluten free I realized how difficult it is. It is more than finding a recipe. It is about how to navigate social situations, deal with isolation, and other things that come along with it. I live in Oregon with my family, cats, and chickens.

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