Easy Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Gluten-Free Bread Recipe
You've clearly reminded me that I must be gentle with you. Every bit of ingredient that I send your way must be delicate, carefully inspected, and made with care. Well today I have something very special for you. Something familiar. Open up your esophageal sphincter because I'm about to give you something that will make you feel wonderfully satisfied, at ease, and ...oh so much joy.
Okay, go ahead and take a bite out of this piece of gluten free and dairy free honey bread. I'll wait to give you a few moments to digest.
Hmm....no comment? Are you speechless because you're not sure how you feel about it, or are you in shock at how delicious it is? You want to spread some peanut butter on it? Okay sure...it wouldn't hurt to add a little bit more protein.
What's that? You want some Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread on it. Okay now you're asking for too much! Remember, you need to look good in the bikini this summer.
By the way, you're welcome.
Ingredients for Gluten Free Bread Recipe
- 3 cups Mama's Almond Blend Flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup apple sauce, @ room temperature
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
Additional Tips for Successful Gluten Free Bread Recipe
- Xanthan gum and guar gum are typically found in gluten free bread recipes. They both act as thickeners and emulsifiers. You can use just one or the other, as long as they both equal to 2 teaspoons. For the best results, I combine both of them together.
- If you have a digital thermometer, it should read about 210 degrees after 1 hour.
- Optional: for a shiny appearance, brush a coat of EGG WHITES on top of the loaf before you bake it.
- Since this bread does not require eggs, expect your bread to be slightly denser than normal. Eggs usually help it rise even higher.
- For this recipe I used a gluten free all purpose flour mix called Mama's Almond Blend. The ingredients are: White Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Potato Starch, Sweet Rice Flour, Almond Meal.
- You can also mix a healthier flour blend. Try mixing the following ratio:
- 1 cup sorghum flour or brown rice flour
- 1 cup tapioca starch (or potato starch)
- 1/3 to ½ cup almond meal (or buckwheat flour or millet flour)
Easy and Quick Instructions for Gluten Free Bread
- "Proof" your yeast by measuring 1 cup of warm water. Add in the yeast and sugar. Stir it gently and let it stand for 5 minutes. The yeast will feed on the sugar and start to create a large foamy mixture. Make sure the water is not too hot, as this will kill the yeast! The ideal temperature should be around 110 degrees F.
- In a stand mixer bowl combine flour, xanthan gum, guar gum and salt. Mix on low setting, briefly. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, applesauce and vinegar together and set aside. (Don't pour it in yet)
- By the time you've finished step 2, the yeast mixture should be foamy. With mixer running on low speed, slowly pour yeast mixture into the dry ingredients. Now slowly pour in the oil/honey mixture. Stop mixer and scrape down sides of bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
- Spray your bread pan with some PAM or rub some butter on it. Spread dough into prepared pan. Cover with towel and place in warm area to rise for 1-1½ hours or until doubled in size. If you want it to rise faster or if your house is too cold, turn the oven on to lowest temp and leave the oven door open. Place your pan in the oven with a shallow dish of water underneath your loaf of bread. Your dough is ready when it DOUBLES in size.
- Place on second lowest rack in oven. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F for the first 30 minutes. For the last 30 minutes, cover bread with a piece of foil to prevent the top from burning.
- When the bread is finished baking, turn off the oven and leave the oven door slightly open. Gluten-free bread can easily collapse if you take it out into a colder environment too quickly. I would suggest that you wait until the bread cools down (about half and hour) before you slice it. Eat it with your favorite jam or organic butter! Enjoy!
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If you are a beginner at baking gluten free bread, refer to my other article on 10 Tips to Gluten Free Baking. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment below, if you have questions about baking gluten free bread.
I hope you've enjoyed reading the recipe! Now go and bake your bread!
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About the Author
Kim Lam is a board certified Health Coach, Healthy Living and Cleanse Expert, half-marathon runner, gardener, and creator of Whole Foods, Whole Body Cleanse.
Kim Lam received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She studied under Dr. Andre Weil, Director of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Dr. Walter Willet, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University, among many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
She is deeply dedicated to sharing the exciting, yet critical journey to healthy living.