Dave’s Killer Bread

Goodlifer: Dave's Killer Bread

It’s always a remarkable achievement when anyone manages to pull themselves away from a life of drugs and crime. But it’s even more of a feat when a person manages to do so after multiple prison terms, the longest for 15 years. Dave Dahl’s life was a mess (to put it mildly), but he somehow turned himself around and now, as part of a family venture, bakes bread—Dave’s Killer Bread, to be precise.

The company’s motto, “Just say no to bread on drugs!” is purposely ironic, of course, but the bakers are quite serious about not using any artificial flavors or preservatives or corn syrups in their products. What they do use are lots of organic whole grains (these breads are certified organic), sweeteners like organic molasses or organic cane juice, yeast, salt, water, organic expeller-pressed canola oil, and not a heck of a lot else. The breads are vegan-friendly, too; they contain no animal products.

Dave's Killer

Good Seed Flourless Sprouted Wheat Bread, Killer Nuts & Grains Bread & Killer Blues Bread.

Dave's Killer

Dave’s Killer 21 Whole Grains Bread, Good Seed Bread & Rockin Rye.

Freshly baked killer bread.

Freshly baked killer bread.

But don’t get the idea that Dave’s Killer Bread is just about popular, health-based catch phrases. There’s some seriously good flavor and lots of texture going on here, too. I love the Cracked Wheat, a true whole wheat bread with just the right amount of chewiness from those wheat kernels. If you like more different kinds of grains, try the 21 Whole Grains Bread (yes, twentyone!), with everything from quinoa to black sesame seeds to pumpkin seeds in a whole wheat base. There’s Spelt Bread, Sprouted Wheat Bread, even a Rockin’ Rye with caraway seeds.

Dave Dahl.

Dave Dahl.

Dave’s Killer Bread has a retail shop (The Healthy Bread Store) in Milwaukie, Oregon, and these breads can be found on retail shelves in six western states as of this writing. However, if you live elsewhere in the US, you can have this bread shipped to you. Dave’s also uses bread bags made from a material known as “oxo-biodegradable” plastic. This means that, in favorable conditions (the ideal being aerobic landfills), the plastic will degrade into biomass without producing any hazardous by-products in about 18 months. It’s not a perfect solution, but definitely better than conventional plastic bags. Read about that, browse the various breads, and see Dave’s fantastic story on the website.

About author
Stephanie Zonis was born with a spoon in her mouth — a tasting spoon, that is. She began cooking (especially baking) at a very early age, and for a short time even ran a highly illegal baking business from her long-suffering parents’ house when she was in high school. After acquiring a Master’s Degree in Foods, she eventually discovered the Internet in 1997. She’s been writing about food and developing recipes, especially where chocolate is involved, ever since. During those few moments when she’s not cooking or writing or thinking about food, Stephanie enjoys reading, walking, political discussions, and volunteering at a local no-kill cat sanctuary. She has been a member of a medieval re-creation group for longer than she’ll admit and loves absurdist humor.
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  1. Way to go Dave! I’m looking into making my own sprouted bread and stumbled onto your site……what a slap in the face for folks who say people can’t change!! You’re living proof that ANYONE can!

    God Bless,


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