You’re trying to eat healthy, but regular bread is full of gluten, dairy, and who knows what else. Plus, it’s full of empty carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you feeling bloated and sluggish. But who wants to give up that delicious taste and convenience of bread? Luckily, I’ve got a recipe for you that’s sure to hit the spot: Gluten Free Oatmeal Flax Bread.
This bread is not only delicious, it’s also packed with anti-inflammatory, high-fiber ingredients like oat flour and flax seeds. And don’t worry, we don’t use any weird chemicals or hard-to-find ingredients here. This recipe is easy enough for even a novice baker to follow.
So whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, or just looking for a healthier way to enjoy your bread, this recipe is for you! Get ready to enjoy soft, tender slices of bread with a slightly sweet maple flavor. Trust me, you won’t even miss the old stuff.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
When it comes to dietary restrictions, it can sometimes feel like there are limited options available to satisfy both health and taste. But fear not! This gluten-free oatmeal flax bread recipe is here to save the day (and your taste buds).
I know what you’re thinking: “But Stephen, I haven’t had a good loaf of bread since I went gluten-free!” Well my friend, let me tell you that this recipe is the solution you’ve been searching for.
Not only is it free from gluten, but it’s also dairy-free and vegan oil-free. And don’t let those substitutions fool you because this bread is just as soft and tender as any wheat flour bread out there.
But wait, there’s more! This bread isn’t just delicious – it’s also packed with several health benefits. The combination of oat flour and flaxseed meal makes for a high-fiber and anti-inflammatory bread. Plus, with just 91 calories per big slice, you can indulge without the guilt.
So if you’re looking for a quick and easy go-to bread recipe that checks all your boxes – gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan oil-free, high fiber, anti-inflammatory, and delicious – look no further than this golden loaf of honey oat flaxseed bread. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll never go back to store-bought breads again.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowls – small and large
- Blender, whisk or fork
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Bread loaf pan
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper (optional)
- 2 cups of oat flour
- 1/4 cup of flax seed meal
- 1 tablespoon of xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil (or olive oil for a different flavor)
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- Optional: 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree for extra moisture
This easy-to-make bread recipe only requires a few gluten-free ingredients. The oat flour is the perfect base for creating the soft, tender texture. The flax seed meal, in addition to being an excellent source of fiber, also binds the ingredients together. Xanthan gum helps to give it that “stretchy” texture that most gluten-free breads are lacking. The eggs serve as a leavening agent that helps the bread rise. To sweeten the bread naturally, maple syrup and honey are used instead of sugar. Melted coconut oil adds moisture and a mild sweetness to the bread while apple cider vinegar helps increase its acidity, creating an environment that allows the bread to rise more. Lastly, a mix of baking powder and baking soda gives this bread recipe its fluffiness. Combine these ingredients together to make a soft, moist honey oat sandwich bread that is free- from gluten,dairy and vegan-friendly.
The Recipe How-To
To begin making Gluten-Free Oatmeal Flax Bread, I gather all of the necessary ingredients, including gluten-free oat flour, ground flaxseed meal, pumpkin puree, and coconut oil. In a large mixing bowl, I add 2 cups of oat flour, 2 cups of rolled oats, 1 cup ground flaxseed meal, 1 tsp xanthan gum, and 1 tsp sea salt. Then I mix everything together with a whisk until it is evenly combined.
Next, I add in the wet ingredients – 4 eggs, 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 cup melted coconut oil. I slowly pour in 2 cups of warm water while continuing to whisk until the batter becomes smooth and well mixed.
Preparing the Bread Pan
Before pouring the batter into the bread pan, I make sure to grease it with a light coating of olive oil. To make sure there is no sticking, I sprinkle some oat flour onto the bottom and sides of the pan. It also adds a pleasing texture to the crust!
Baking the Bread
Once the dough is ready to be baked, I pour it into my prepared bread pan and smooth out any lumps or bumps. Then, I place it in a preheated oven at 375°F for roughly an hour.
After baking for about 50 minutes, the bread should become golden brown on top. To ensure that it’s properly baked through, I insert a toothpick into its center after taking it out of the oven.
Once cooled to room temperature and firm to touch, the bread is ready to slice and eat!
Substitutions and Variations
Ah, substitutions and variations. Something that gives any cook a rush of excitement and creativity. And there are plenty of ways to switch up this Gluten-Free Oatmeal Flax Bread recipe.
First up, let’s talk about the flour. If you don’t have oat flour on hand, try making your own by grinding whole oats in a food processor or blender. You could also swap out the oat flour for another gluten-free flour, such as rice flour or almond flour.
If flaxseed meal is not available, you can use chia seeds instead. Combine them with water and make a chia egg by mixing 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it thickens.
If you’re looking to make a vegan version of this bread, simply replace the eggs with vegan egg substitutes like applesauce or mashed bananas.
You can also get creative with add-ins such as nuts, raisins or cranberries. Combining different herbs like oregano, rosemary or thyme will take the bread to the next level.
For a sweeter version of this bread, increase the maple syrup or honey to your liking. And for those who want an even more decadent loaf, try adding dark chocolate chips for gooey goodness in every bite.
This Gluten-Free Oatmeal Flax Bread is a versatile recipe that can be enjoyed in many ways by playing around with substitutions and variations. So go ahead and have some fun! Just make sure to take note of any changes you make so you can recreate your perfect loaf again and again.
Serving and Pairing
Now that your gluten-free oatmeal flax bread is out of the oven, you must be wondering what to have with it. The warm, soft, and tender bread can be served in many ways, and the options are endless.
Firstly, you can enjoy a slice of this bread slathered with creamy butter and some homemade jam. The sweetness of the jam mixed with the savory flavor of the bread is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.
Alternatively, try using the gluten-free oatmeal flax bread to make a delicious sandwich. Add some fresh lettuce, tomato slices, avocado, and turkey or ham to create a mouth-watering lunch that will keep you full all afternoon.
The bread is also perfect as an accompaniment to soup or salad. Dip it in your favorite soup for a hearty meal, or pair it with a light salad for a refreshing and healthy lunch.
If you have a sweet tooth, serve this bread as dessert topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. You could even toast a slice and spread some cinnamon butter on top for an indulgent treat.
This versatile bread pairs well with almost anything, and its high fiber content makes it an ideal addition to any meal. So go ahead and experiment with different combinations until you find your perfect match!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Congratulations! You made a delicious loaf of gluten-free oatmeal flax bread. But what if you have some left over, or want to make it ahead of time for the busy week ahead? No worries, I’ve got you covered on how to store, reheat and make-ahead this soft and tender bread.
Once your bread is fully cooled at room temperature, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you need to keep it longer, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
To reheat your bread, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the bread on a baking sheet. Butter the slices and cover the loaf with foil before reheating for 10 minutes or until warmed through. You can also toast individual slices in a toaster or toaster oven.
For a make-ahead option, this recipe works well for freezing. Once cooled at room temperature, slice your bread and freeze it in an airtight container or freezer-friendly plastic bag. To thaw, remove as many slices as you need from the freezer and let them come to room temperature naturally or defrost them in the microwave.
I must caution you that the texture may be slightly different after storing, reheating or freezing this bread, but rest assured that it will still be delicious and nutritious with all its gluten-free high fiber goodness intact.
By following these simple tips for storage, reheating and making ahead, you’ll always have fresh gluten-free oatmeal flax bread whenever you desire.
Tips for Perfect Results
One of the best parts about making this gluten-free oatmeal flax bread recipe is that you don’t need to be an experienced baker to get it right. However, if this is your first time baking with gluten-free flours, there are a few tips that can help you make the perfect loaf. Here are some tips for perfect results:
Firstly, I recommend using warm water when mixing the ingredients. This helps to activate the yeast and creates an ideal environment for the dough to rise. When mixing the yeast with the warm water, make sure that it’s not too hot or you risk killing off the yeast.
Secondly, I suggest using a high-quality gluten-free flour. Oat flour and flaxseed meal are great options for gluten-free baking as they are high in fiber and can create a light texture. Also, adding xanthan gum to the mixture helps bind everything together and create a similar texture to traditional wheat-based bread.
Thirdly, allow enough time for the dough to rise. This is crucial for developing a good crumb structure in the bread. You should ideally let the dough rise until it has doubled in size. I recommend covering the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and placing it in a warm spot in your kitchen.
Fourthly, don’t overwork the dough when mixing it. This can cause your bread to become tough and dense. Instead of kneading by hand or in a stand mixer, do it directly on your countertop or work surface gently until combined.
Lastly, feel free to experiment with add-ins such as dried fruit or nuts to give your bread some extra flavor and texture. You can also try substituting different liquid sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.
By following these tips, you’ll be sure to get great results every time you bake this healthy gluten-free oatmeal flax bread recipe. Enjoy!
As we wrap up this gluten-free oatmeal flax bread recipe, I’d like to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that may come up during the preparation of this delicious and nutritious bread. These questions cover common concerns and issues you may encounter when making this recipe and will provide answers to ensure that you achieve perfect results every time. Let’s dive in!
Can you use flaxseed in gluten-free baking?
Using Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed in gluten-free recipes can be a game-changer as it imitates the beneficial characteristics of gluten in cooking and baking. Flaxseed not only aids in binding but also enhances the moistness and tenderness of the end product.
Is flax bread anti-inflammatory?
This bread recipe is a healthy choice as it contains flaxseeds that are rich in plant-based omega 3s, known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Unlike traditional bread, which can be inflammatory, this bread is anti-inflammatory. Moreover, this recipe is suitable for people following a dairy-free, keto, or gluten-free diet. Additionally, it is effortless and quick to prepare.
What does flaxseed do in bread?
Adding flaxseed to bread can affect the fermentation and proofing time, which can be compensated by increasing the amount of yeast used in the recipe. To avoid over-browning of the bread, it might be necessary to adjust the oven temperature slightly.
Can celiacs eat oat bread?
Many oat breads sold in stores contain gluten, making them unsuitable for individuals with celiac disease. However, a unique baking technique can be used to create a gluten-free oat bread option.
Now that you have all the information about this incredible gluten-free oatmeal flax bread recipe, it’s time for you to give it a try! This bread is not only delicious and nutritious, but also very easy to make. The simplicity of the recipe makes it ideal for beginners who are just starting on their gluten-free baking journey.
With its high fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, this bread is a real treat for your body. It can help regulate your digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and even contribute to weight loss. Plus, it’s completely vegan and oil-free, which makes it a perfect choice for those who are following a plant-based diet or trying to cut down on their fat intake.
Whether you enjoy it as a sandwich bread or a quick snack, this gluten-free oatmeal flax bread will become one of your favorites. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice flavor or texture when you switch to gluten-free baking.
So why not ditch the traditional wheat flour and try something new? Go ahead and make this amazing bread today – your taste buds and body will thank you!
Gluten Free Oatmeal Flax Bread Recipe
- 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
- 2 tablespoons rice bran
- 1 cup hot water
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour (Bob's)
- 1/2 cup flax seed meal
- 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- In small bowl pour 1 cup very hot water over 1/2 cup oats and rice bran. Set aside. In med bowl, mix together dry ingredients and set aside. Test temperature of oats, once warm start to:
- In stand mixer add eggs and beat for a minute, then add all the rest of the liquid ingredients and beat for another minute. Add oat mixture and dry ingredients and blend for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into greased breadpan and let rest in warm area for 1 hour. Most of the rising takes place during baking -- don't think it's not ready! Bake for one hour at 350. It may be a little less for some ovens, but usually it's best to bake a little longer than it looks like it needs. The flax will make the top appear a little darker.
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