I recently made a trip to the Great Harvest Bread Company in Burnsville, Minnesota because I had a coupon for a free cookie with the purchase of a loaf of bread. I had driven by several times but never stopped in. Before I went I checked out their website at greatharvestmn.com to check their hours and verify the location. While I was on their site I was able to read a little bit about the companies bread making philosophy. They specialize in making whole grain breads – according to the site, it has “been their forte for more than 30 years.”
After checking the site, I took a drive to their Burnsville location. When I walked in, I was immediately offered a sample. There were several breads that they had available for sampling. I tried the Santa Fe Corn Bread and it was yummy! Nice and soft with whole corn kernels baked right in.
Then I stepped over to the rack to check out the other varieties available.
While I was shopping my daughter was entertained by the basket of kids books they had sitting on a bench. All the breads looked so good, I made a tough choice to get the apple crunch bread. We also picked up a chocolate chip cookie. The cookie was delicious – it was soft and stuffed with chocolate chips and oats.
When I got home, I had a slice of the bread and thought it was delicious!
The next morning I also made a few slices into French toast with cinnamon and nutmeg – and it was very delicious cooked up too. There were little chucks of real apple in the bread and it had a crunchy cinnamon topping. If you are ever in the area – I highly recommend checking them out! You can take a look at the newsletter on their website to see what bread varieties they will have each day that month. When I visited you were also able to pre-order breads, goodies, and even pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.
Here is a http://www.greatharvestmn.com/ to their website.