The good news? I found an awesome gluten free bread recipe!!! The bad news? I can’t stop eating the delicious gluten free bread! It’s making it even more difficult for me to get rid of the extra chubbiness I’ve been carrying around lately. *sigh* I figure after the first few loaves perhaps I’ll be used to having good bread in the house again and won’t feel the need to scarf it down so much? We shall see.
Since being off wheat I don’t normally eat much bread at all. But I’ve bought a few gluten free breads to have on the rare occasion that I just really feel the need. I have the Silver Hills gluten free bread and although I like the taste it’s really not anything like normal bread. The loaf feels like a rock. Super dense, dry, tiny little pieces of bread. It doesn’t exactly get me excited to eat a sandwich. But it works in a pinch.
And then I was perusing Pinterest yesterday and came across a gluten free, dairy free bread made in the breadmaker. What a perfect excuse to haul out the old bread maker! My poor bread maker has been unloved for years. When I first bought it I stopped buying bread in the stores and always had delicious homemade bread on hand. And then for some reason I decided to put it in the pantry for bit. (Probably due to my severe lack of counter space) Bad move. It’s been there ever since.
So why do I love this recipe so much? The bread actually tastes like bread! It’s moist, light and delicious. You can actually fold the bread if you wish. It won’t flake and fall apart. And if you happen to drop a piece on the counter the children won’t go running to see who’s knocking on the door. I also love that it’s a versatile recipe. You have many choices as to what flours to use, plus you can add in extras such as sesame seeds or sunflower seeds if you wish. And of course I love that it’s a clean recipe as well.
The original recipe was posted by Kim on Gluten Free Real Food. Go check out her blog as she has other awesome recipes as well! She also has a simplified version of the recipe here if this one seems a little daunting to you. (It’s really not nearly as complicated as it looks!)
Since I didn’t have any special flours on hand I used my Vitamix to grind quinoa and brown rice flour. Gluten free flours can get quite pricey so if you can make your own it’s a great option!
Don’t have a bread maker? No worries! Click on the link to Kim’s blog for instructions on how to make it without a bread maker. And without further ado, here’s the recipe!
Kim’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free Whole Grain Bread
Now I’d better go make another loaf since this one is about done! I’m drooling at the thought of fresh bread with peanut butter on top. Mmmmmmm.
What’s your favourite way to enjoy a fresh slice of bread?