Our Story

Our Mission is simple // We want you to Love Bread Again.

Our Family Is Passionate About Making Real Bread With Wholesome, Clean Ingredients.

We bake bread the old-fashioned way and use only 100% whole grains. From our family bakehouse in the Rocky Mountains to your kitchen, Enjoy Eating Without Compromise.™

When co-founder Christi Skow was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2007, the Canyon Bakehouse mission to make high-quality, great-tasting gluten-free breads began. Frustrated by gluten-free breads that lacked in taste and nutritional value, Christi, her husband, Josh, and their friend and Master Baker, Ed Miknevicius, set out to bake breads that were free from gluten and other allergens, but held the taste, texture and feeling of “real” bread.

Gluten-Free Bread
From one loaf of bread to more than 20 Styles of great-tasting gluten-free bakery products throughout the US.

Helping People Love Bread Again™

Learn more about the Canyon Bakehouse history and the Skow family's passion for making healthy and safe bread for the entire family.

Sustainability Report

Behind the Baking: Get to Know Canyon Bakehouse

We're bringing love back to bread one slice at a time. From non-GMO whole grains and food safety to our zero-gluten standard, we're committed to making the best gluten-free products. And we, like our customers, Enjoy Eating Without Compromise™. Learn more about our sustainability efforts and company culture.

Christi Skow Co-Founder

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2007 after years of being sick. Adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle was hard, but out of everything, I missed bread the most. We founded Canyon Bakehouse with the mission to make gluten-free breads that taste and feel like “real” bread. Now, I no longer see Celiac Disease as something that limits me. Instead, I see it as a healthier way to eat and live.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one Canyon Bakehouse product, which would it be?

Our 7-Grain is a staple for me, but if I could only bring one, it would be our Cinnamon Raisin bread. It's yummy right out of the bag so no toasting required, and it's healthy, too!

What's your #1 tip to other gluten-free moms?

Try to make the gluten-free lifestyle as normal as possible. One way to do that is to take your favorite recipes and convert them to gluten-free. We use my grandmother's stuffing recipe at Thanksgiving and swap our Canyon Bakehouse bread - no one knows it's gluten-free!

Christi Skow
"I no longer see Celiac Disease as something that limits me. Instead, I see it as a Healthier Way to eat and live."

Josh Skow

Josh Skow Co-Founder and CEO

Being an entrepreneur, I love having the opportunity to start and run successful businesses. Outside of running Canyon Bakehouse, my time is spent with my wife, Christi, and our three kids. Between school, church, sports, friends and everything that comes in between, we stay busy! So 'relaxation' for us often times means carving out time to do nothing or doodling around with no agenda. We love living in Colorado and being a part of the amazing healthy and outdoor lifestyle that is found here!

If you were a superhero, what would you want for your superpower?

Teleportation - then I could do a lot more traveling without getting stuck in airports and traffic jams. I'm sure this would help me be on time more often, too!

Ed Miknevicius Co-Founder, Retired

The idea for our products was born in fall 2008 when my friend Josh and I sat in a small Colorado café near the Flat Top Wilderness Area discussing the lack of good tasting and healthy gluten free breads. At that point we set out to create gluten-free bakery products that tasted good, were healthy, and had the same texture as regular bread. For me, baking is a passion, and it's my life's work. I am honored to be able to create delicious and healthy baked goods for people who aren't able to eat gluten.

What's your favorite way to spend your free time?

Any chance I get I'll be on a trout stream. The bakery is close to many rivers and fly fishing is the most relaxing and mind-clearing experience for me. Being on the water with my fly rod on a cool summer night or with a snow storm moving in is where I want to be.

Ed Miknevicius