How To Store Gluten Free Bread

For bread lovers who have received a coeliac disease diagnosis, finding the best places to buy a loaf of gluten free white bread or discovering recipes for gluten free bread, makes a massive difference. As with any type of bread, learning the best ways to store bread to make it last as long as possible is a great way to maintain the great taste and freshness. If you want to find ways you can enjoy gluten free bread for longer, this is the guide for you.

Just like regular bread, gluten free bread needs to be stored away adequately to maintain its freshness and taste. It needs care to prevent it from getting stale or mouldy, and there are some simple things that you can do to ensure that it does. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to keep store-bought gluten free bread fresh, or you’ve baked a gluten free loaf and want to make it last for as long as possible, the tips are the same.

How to store gluten free bread

The options for storing gluten free bread include:

Freeze gluten free bread

You can store gluten free bread in the freezer. In fact, it is the best way to store gluten free bread, especially if you do not plan to eat the whole loaf within a couple of days of opening it. In this case, you should always consider freezing.

Tips for storing bread in the freezer:

  • If unsliced, slice before freezing to make it easier to thaw and use as and when you want to straight from the freezer
  • Wrap each slice in cling film, or put wax paper between each slice to prevent them from sticking together when frozen
  • Place in zip-bags or air-tight containers
  • Always label the loaf with the date it was frozen

Store it in the fridge

Another way to store your gluten free bread is to put it in the fridge, but this isn’t something that we would recommend. This will stop your bread from going mouldy within the 2-3 days that you could expect it to if it was left on the countertop, but it could also suffer from moisture in the refrigerator. If you do want to store in the fridge, always use an airtight container to do so, and eat within a couple of days.

In a bread box

Storing bread in a bread box, on the countertop always seems like a nice idea, but in most cases, gluten free bread can begin to lose its freshness within a day or two, especially in the warmer, summer months. 

If you want to try out some gluten free white bread or other types of gluten free bread, there are some options available to you. Every supermarket carries gluten free bread of some kind these days, and if you have coeliac disease, you may be eligible to access products on a  prescription depending on which area of the country you live in. Storing bread correctly maintains the freshness, the benefits, and the taste for a much longer period of time. If you love bread and have recently made the transition to a gluten free diet, it is vital you know how to make products last.