The Butternut needs your help!


Help us open our first bakery and enjoy 100% gluten-free, grainless and naturally low-carb bakes that are sweetened without cane-sugar!

Hello friends!

The Butternut Baking Co. will be opening a bake shop this Spring at 2743 Dundas Street West in Toronto’s Junction community. We are excited to share this journey with you and want to let you know a little more about how this all started and why we need your help.

Let me start by introducing myself…

 My name is Michelle and I am 27 years old, and I have always had a passion for baking. My first memories of learning how to make miracles happen in the kitchen came from baking with my grandmother. Dusted with flour and decorated with cut-out cookies, her kitchen always seemed so magical to me. She taught me how to roll perfect pastries, how to tell when a cake was baked in the centre, and that patience was prized virtue when eagerly waiting for the oven timer to ding!


 Unfortunately, the ingredients I was familiar with when baking like traditional flour and cane sugar were not agreeing with my health. So three years ago, I transformed my life by switching to a gluten-free, cane sugar-free, and Paleo diet. At first this was a difficult transition as I discovered I could no longer enjoy my favourite treats - something had to be done! Dedicated to feeling so good and empowered by my new relationship with food as fuel and medicine, I was determined to find a way to create healthy bakes.

With a lot of trial and error and mountains of cake-battered dishes later, my health inspired recipes were finally perfected. With a new belief that anything was possible with natural grain-free and cane-sugar free baking, it became clear that something special could come of this discovery – and that ‘something special’ turned out to be The Butternut Baking Co.

Why we need your help!

We have the recipes, we have the passion, and we have the space – and now we need your help! In order to transition from small-scale production into a retail and commercial space, we started a crowd-funding project on kickstarter to help launch this venture.

If you or someone you know someone has diabetes, celiac disease, gluten-intolerance, autoimmune diet requirements or just wants to enjoy a delicious and healthy baked treat, click the button below to find out what SWEET REWARDS are being offered as a thank you for your support.

Thank you for following a long this exciting and crazy adventure!

Stay tuned for more information regarding our grand-opening & launch party.