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Use Gluten Free Pantry for the Best Tasting Gluten Free Breads

Updated on January 8, 2013

Are you looking for the Best Gluten Free Bread? Try a mix for easy, great tasting bread!

Have you searched gluten free bread recipes but gave up after seeing the long list of necessary ingredients? You may think it's hard to make homemade bread, but it's a lot easier when you use a mix. You'll have all your flours in one box, and you'll only need to add a few ingredients. Homemade isn't hard, and the result is a golden loaf of bread that's tasty and moist.

When I started my recent journey into gluten free eating (based on a gluten intolerance), I thought bread was off my menu forever. I avoided whole grains, like wheat and bran, which meant giving up sandwich bread, biscuits, muffins, cereal and other similar baked goods. For my health, it was the best choice, but oh, did I miss some favorite foods (sandwiches, pizza, muffins, toast, cookies, cereal, hamburgers with buns).

After three months, I decided to search for gluten free recipes. It turned out that the recipes required many different types of flours and ingredients, which would be very costly.

I ditched the idea of homemade bread and purchased frozen bread from popular gluten free companies. It's an expensive option, but when you really want bread, it will have to do.

My husband, our household chef, searched for bread recipes and found the same dilemma (though the cost of buying multiple ingredients would be cheaper over time, it was expensive at the outset). He decided to try a bread mix from Gluten Free Pantry. It was $1.50 higher in price than the frozen counterpart I'd been buying, but we hoped it'd be tastier and larger than those frozen loafs.

This page highlights our experience in using the GF bread mix. If you've been struggling, find out why we're convinced this is the best gluten free bread for our family.

Image courtesy of Amazon, Gluten Free Pantry mix

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Easy Gluten Free Bread Mix

Make gluten free sandwich bread in your oven

We choose a mix because all the different flours would be included in the box. A mix saves on buying several types of flours to create moist, tasty bread. Sandwich bread seemed a good place to start with our journey in the Gluten Free Pantry mix brand.

This bread mix is gluten and wheat free. It contains milk and may contain traces of soy, so avoid this mix if those ingredients are a problem for you.

The mix uses white rice flour and brown rice flour. It also contains potato starch, skim milk, whey, corn starch, brown sugar, guar gum, and salt. It will make 20 servings; each serving is 110 calories. It also has 0 mg cholesterol, plus 0 g saturated fat, and 0 g trans fat.

There are two bags inside the box: a yeast packet and a bag including the flours and other dry ingredients listed above.

The recipe calls for basic ingredients we had on hand. To bake, you can use a gluten free bread machine, or your own oven. We chose the latter method.

Here are the additional ingredients to add to the mix:

1 3/4 cups of lukewarm milk

2 large eggs

4 TBSP of butter

1 TSP of honey (my husband added this ingredient; it isn't a listed ingredient)

Like all bread recipes, this one takes time to rise. After mixing the dry and wet ingredients, you set the loaf in a warm place to rise, around 30 to 40 minutes.

When it rises to the top of the pan, it's time to put it in the oven. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Take a look at the loaf on the mix cover. Ours turned out similar.

When the bread finished, my reaction was "Wow"! The top was golden. And it smelled heavenly! We let it cool a little before slicing. The crust was thick; the texture a little denser than the typical white, gluten-filled bread. Finally, a tasty and EASY homemade bread that's Gluten Free! I was overjoyed.

It tasted delicious! The slices had a nice texture and flavor without a funny aftertaste that can occur with some gluten free foods. Since it was denser than than the usual white sandwich bread, it was delicious as a slice of tasty bread (with butter) alongside dinner.

Homemade bread is hard to resist when the aroma spreads throughout the kitchen. Our teen son tried the bread too - plain slices and another piece buttered. He loved it!

This was our first attempt, and we're raving about this gluten free mix. Of course, I had to share our experience with you!

Important Note: Once you enjoy the hot from the oven slices of bread, be sure to slice the remaining loaf and freeze left overs. It's not the same as the gluten-filled loafs and can't sit on your kitchen counter, but freezing will keep your bread fresh when you want it.

I love taking a frozen slice (or two for sandwiches) and toasting it in our toaster oven. On a medium setting, it's a warm slice of bread; a heavier setting will actually toast it.

Where Can I Buy Gluten Free Bread? - Amazon offers a 6-pack of Gluten Free Pantry mix

We bought our first The Gluten Free Pantry Sandwich Bread Mix at our local grocery store. It was so easy to use. Simple ingredients, nothing exotic to buy to make the recipe work (we will be experimenting with adding optional ingredients, but it's not necessary).

Amazon sells the bread mix for less than our local grocery store. With a 6-box package, you'll save almost $8 overall to the list price. This package saves me almost $15 over my grocery store purchase. And here's more good news - shipping is free with Amazon's Super Saver Shipping (free shipping with a $25 purchase)!

The loaf also baked larger than the frozen bread we had bought previously, so you'll get more for your money. More tasty goodness, cheaper than other ready-made breads, and easy to bake! Win-win-win!

Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix, 22-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)
Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix, 22-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

Tasty, gluten free sandwiches are possible with this mix. Imagine the smell of homemade bread in your kitchen. I think your family will love it as much as mine does!

 

Kitchen Tools We Used for our GF Bread - Homemade bread doesn't require specialty tools

Isn't it great that you don't need specialty tools to make delicious homemade bread? Here are the kitchen tools we used for our recipe. It only needs some basic kitchen tools that you can use for other recipes too.

Pyrex Prepware 1-Quart Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements
Pyrex Prepware 1-Quart Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements

You'll need this to measure the milk (and it'll be handy for other recipes too). Also, Pyrex is a popular brand for measuring cups - quality glass with easy-to-read measurements.

 
OXO Good Grips Large Wooden Spoon
OXO Good Grips Large Wooden Spoon

OXO makes excellent products. A wooden spoon is handy to use with the mixer to scrape the ingredients off the sides of the bowl. Of course, we also used it to transfer the dough into the loaf pan.

 
West Bend 41125 12-Speed Stand Mixer with 2 Mixing Bowls, Black
West Bend 41125 12-Speed Stand Mixer with 2 Mixing Bowls, Black

An electric mixer is an absolute necessity. It ensures your dough is thoroughly mixed.

We mixed our bread on low for three minutes. Easy!

 
Farberware Bakeware 52105 9 x 5-Inch Nonstick Loaf Pan, Gray
Farberware Bakeware 52105 9 x 5-Inch Nonstick Loaf Pan, Gray

A 9-by-5-inch loaf pan is great for many recipes, and it was perfect for our loaf of gluten free bread. Farberware offers quality kitchen tools.

 

Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe - Gluten Free Pantry Mix is Perfect in Bread Machines

If you don't want to deal with all the steps for homemade bread, you can make tasty gluten free bread in a machine. Some people prefer this method and buy the mixes and one bread machine dedicated to only gluten free recipes.

We may try it sometime too. If you have a bread machine and want tasty gluten free bread, Gluten Free Pantry mix works perfectly.

Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix, 22-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)
Glutino Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Bread Mix, 22-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

One of the easiest and tastiest, gluten free bread mixes we've ever tried. If you miss eating sandwich bread, try this mix. While nothing quite replicates those gluten-filled breads, this one tastes good. I look forward to making loafs of homemade bread with Gluten Free Pantry mixes. I'm grateful that I found in our local store and Amazon sells it at an even better price!

 

Popular Bread Machine, West Bend Hi Rise Bread Machine - Features a Gluten Free Button

The West Bend Hi Rise bread machine will help you bake homemade, gluten free loaves of bread. It's easy to use - put all your ingredients, choose your loaf size (and crust) and press the button. This model even has a gluten free button, and with its two paddles, it always bakes high rising bread. If you're worried about those strange "bread machine" shapes, this one solved the tube shape of other brands -- you'll bake a horizontal loaf, that's golden and tasty.

West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker
West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker

One of the most popular bread machines because it creates homemade, tasty, high rising bread -- just like your mom or grandma used to make. It's easier than making the bread by hand, and by using the bread mix, you couldn't ask for anything easier!

 

It's so helpful to share what recipes or mixes taste good and fit a gluten free lifestyle. Let us know if you've tried Gluten Free Pantry Sandwich Bread Mix.

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      JenniferAkers LM 4 years ago

      @othellos: Thank you for visiting and your kind comments. I'm glad the lens will be helpful to your family member. In my gluten free journey, I'm finding it helpful to discover friends who are gluten free and all the many resources (and recipes) on gluten free foods.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      We found out last year that one of a family member is gluten intolerant - so this lens is helpful. Thank you for publishing it.