Started by two Georgia women, with hopes to provide wholesome, delicious goods for their families, The Bread House is seemingly one of the most amazing bakeries I’ve ever experienced, if not THE MOST. They actually mill their OWN hard, red wheat every morning and use grain milled that very day in The Bread House. They honestly provide the freshest breads I’ve ever encountered. More than the products, I simply adore their whole philosophy and the ideas that their company is founded on.
While they also provide nutritionally sound breads and baked goods, their main focus is the “nourishment of souls”. They support a long-term, non-profit substance abuse treatment community for women which provides them with a spiritual environment, empowering them to become productive members of their family & society by strengthening their relationship with God. The community program is called Graceway Recovery and has been very instrumental in thousands of lives to date.
Jennifer, from The Bread House was kind enough to send me samples of the following products for review on my blog: Banana Bread Loaf, Apple Cinnamon Loaf, Cranberry Walnut Energy Bars, and Chocolate Chip Crunchy Seed Cookies. Thanks, Jenn!
Each and every one of these goodies were COMPLETELY and UTTERLY delicious. I especially loved that within each delicately packaged item, wrapped in clear plastic and accented with a handmade tag, was a strip of construction paper that was printed with a Bible verse. How cool is that?
I simply CANNOT choose a favorite. This is my favorite company thus far of all the products I’ve ever tried. And believe it or not, I didn’t have ANY nutritionals on them, which used to frighten me. I was comforted by the ingredients lists containing nothing but wholesome, natural ingredients. The foundation of each bread consisted of freshly milled hard red wheat flour.
As you can see, in the Apple Cinnamon loaf, there was a combination of fresh apples, walnuts, honey, and cinnamon. This particular loaf was garnished with brushed on melted butter and dusted with sugar. The breads were also very moist and tasted fresh from the oven!
The Banana Bread loaf combined butter, cream cheese, bananas, walnuts and brown sugar in its mix, creating a comforting, warm taste that I simply could not get enough of. It was EXCELLENT smeared with a spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams from PB&Co. I highly recommend this combo ;) These first two breads are certainly not the extent of the varieties available through The Bread House, though. They also make loaves in Whole Wheat, Cranberry Walnut, Slightly Sweet Whole Wheat, Crunchy Seed, Cinnamon Swirl, Rosemary Parmesan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Cinnamon Rolls, and Pumpkin!
Each Cranberry Walnut Energy Bar proved to be perfect for fueling a long run, a yoga class, or a stationary bike workout. The freshly milled red wheat flour was this time, laced with cranberries, walnuts, millet, flax seed, sunflower seeds, oats, and honey. No wonder this baby was magnificent for energy power! The healthy fats, proteins from the seeds, and complex carbohydrates from the oats/millet/wheat flour were all-stars! These bars are also made in Blueberry Walnut and Raisin Walnut varieties!
On to the Chocolate Chip Crunchy Seed Cookies…Holy Yum (in the words of Tina). Laced with sunflower seeds, oats, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, this is unlike any Chocolate Chip Cookie I have ever laid on. In all seriousness this texture is phenomenal. Heat it up in the microwave so the chips get a tad bit melty, and you will think you’ve died and gone to foodie heaven. It doesn’t end there, either! They also make their own granola, spiced pecans, and pecan cookies!
These people are TRULY talented and are in the business for a terrific cause. You can order from them online, and I highly reccommend that you do because your palate is really missing out.