Delicious Whole Grain & Dairy Free Bread Recipe
Are you tired of eating bland gluten-free and dairy-free bread from the grocery store? It’s time to try something new – a delicious and healthy whole grain gluten-free and dairy-free bread recipe. As a nutritionist cum food blogger, I am passionate about creating recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. And let me tell you, this bread recipe is no exception.
I know that gluten-free and dairy-free baking can be daunting, but trust me- with the right ingredients and the right recipe, it can be easy and delicious. In this recipe, we use a combination of whole grains, gluten-free flours and gums to create a hearty, nutritious bread that won’t leave you feeling like you’re missing out on anything!
Not only is this recipe gluten-free and dairy-free, but it is also free from any artificial preservatives or additives. You know exactly what is going into your bread, making it a healthy option for the whole family. Plus, it’s packed full of fiber, protein, and essential nutrients.
You don’t need to have celiac disease or be lactose intolerant to enjoy this bread. This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to switch to a healthier option without compromising on taste.
So let’s get started! In just a few easy steps, you too can make your own homemade whole grain gluten-free and dairy-free bread. Get ready for some mouth-watering goodness straight out of the oven!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you gluten-free or dairy-free but still want to enjoy delicious, freshly baked bread? Look no further! This whole grain, gluten-free, and dairy-free bread recipe is perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or simply looking for a healthier alternative to traditional bread.
This bread is not only healthy and nutritious, but it also tastes amazing. The combination of rice flour, millet flour, and other whole grains creates a beautiful texture that’s perfect for sandwich bread, toast, or even as a side with dinner. Plus, the addition of honey gives the bread a subtle sweetness that will leave you wanting more.
But what sets this recipe apart from others is the use of guar gum and xanthan gum. These ingredients help give the bread the structure and elasticity needed to mimic traditional wheat-based bread. Plus, they provide additional health benefits such as improved digestion and an increase in beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Not only is this recipe easy to make with minimal ingredients needed, but it’s also versatile. You can easily swap out flours or adjust the amount of honey based on personal preference. And if you’re vegan, this recipe is perfect for you too!
So whether you have celiac disease or simply want to eat healthier, this whole grain gluten-free and dairy-free bread is sure to become a staple in your household. Try making it yourself and see just how delicious healthy eating can be!
Now it’s time to gather all the ingredients for this delicious and healthy whole grain gluten and dairy-free bread recipe.
Here is a breakdown of all the ingredients that you will need:
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup millet flour
- 3/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup warm water (around 110°F)
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of guar gum
- 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
So, get your apron on, tie your hair back, and let’s get started with making this perfect bread!
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have gone through the ingredient list, let’s get to the fun part – making the bread! Follow these steps for a delicious and healthy whole grain gluten-free and dairy-free bread:
Step 1: Prepare the dough
First, combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl – including gluten-free flour blend, brown rice flour, sugar, salt, guar gum, xanthan gum, and baking powder. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients including eggs, lemon juice, vinegar, honey and warm water. Whisk well.
Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture while stirring continuously until the dough becomes sticky but smooth.
Step 2: Let the dough rise
Transfer the dough into a greased bread pan and use a spatula to spread it evenly. Cover the pan with a moist cloth and let it sit for about 40-45 minutes in a warm place until it doubles in size.
Step 3: Bake
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Once your dough has risen to your satisfaction, put it into the oven on the middle rack and bake it for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
To check if it’s done right, use a toothpick to poke holes into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean with no dough sticking to it then your bread is ready!
Step 4: Cooling Off
After you finished baking your bread, take it out of the oven and transfer it from its pan onto a cooling rack. Letting your bread cool off for about 20-30 minutes before slicing will make sure that its texture remains light and fluffy.
Congratulations! You just made yourselves an amazing homemade whole-grain gluten-free and dairy-free sandwich loaf with organic ingredients! Slice off a piece of this goodness, spread on some butter or jam, and savor every bite.
Substitutions and Variations
If you are looking to make this Whole Grain Gluten & Dairy Free Bread Recipe your own, there are plenty of substitutions and variations that you can try out. This recipe is already versatile, but with a few tweaks, it can be personalized to your preferences.
When it comes to flour, the original recipe calls for a mixture of rice flour, millet flour, and gluten-free oat flour. However, you could always substitute with other gluten-free flours such as quinoa flour, sorghum flour, or buckwheat flour. Just make sure to adjust the amount of guar gum and xanthan gum accordingly.
If you prefer a sweeter bread, increase the amount of honey or add other natural sweeteners such as maple syrup or agave nectar. For a savory touch, try adding herbs like rosemary or thyme to the dough. You could also mix in chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans for an extra crunch.
Sometimes, it’s nice to mix things up and switch out ingredients you have on hand. Instead of lemon juice and vinegar, you could use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar instead to get that same tangy flavor. If you don’t have eggs on hand or follow a vegan diet, you could try using 1/4 cup of applesauce or mashed banana in place of each egg.
For a seeded bread version of this bread recipe, add 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds to the dough before baking. To make banana bread with this recipe just swap honey with brown sugar and add overripe bananas.
Remember that practice makes perfect when it comes to baking bread – don’t be afraid to experiment and make adjustments as needed until you find your perfect combination. Enjoy your deliciously wholesome Whole Grain Gluten & Dairy Free Bread Recipe!
Serving and Pairing
So, you’ve baked the perfect whole grain gluten-free bread. Now what? The answer is simple: enjoy it! This bread is delicious fresh out of the oven or toasted, smeared with some dairy-free butter or jam. It’s perfect for rounding out any meal and pairs well with a variety of dishes.
For breakfast, try using this bread to make French toast, avocado toast, or your favorite sandwich. A classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich on this bread makes a great lunch option for kids or adults alike. Top slices with hummus, sprouts, or veggies for a tasty vegan sandwich.
For a hearty dinner, use this bread as the base for a gluten-free stuffing or croutons for a crunchy salad topper. Pair it with soup, chili, or roasted vegetables for a complete meal. You can also use this bread to make gluten-free breadcrumbs for meatballs, burgers or even crispy chicken tenders.
If you’re serving this bread alongside your main course, go ahead and experiment with toppings and spreads that complement your meal. Try dipping it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, for example. Or thinly slice the bread and serve it with a side of hummus or homemade pesto.
No matter how you choose to eat it or pair it with other foods, this whole grain gluten-free and dairy-free bread recipe is sure to become one of your favorites.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
One of the best things about this whole grain gluten and dairy-free bread recipe is that you can make it ahead and store it for later use. Once the bread cools down to room temperature, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or an airtight container and store it in the fridge. Alternatively, you can slice the bread and pack them in a resealable bag for easy grab-and-go breakfasts or snacks.
To reheat the bread, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the slices on a baking sheet. Bake for around 5 minutes or until they are heated through. You can also use a toaster to toast the bread slices if you prefer them crispy on the outside.
Another great option is freezing the bread for longer storage. Wrap each loaf or sliced portions in parchment paper before placing them in an airtight freezer bag. Then, thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating using any of the above techniques.
This makes this recipe perfect for meal planning or busy weekdays where you don’t have time to bake from scratch. You can enjoy warm, freshly-baked bread any time by simply reheating it. The bread will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
With these make-ahead and storing tips, you’ll never have to buy expensive, store-bought gluten-free and dairy-free bread again. You can easily make this homemade bread at home without worrying about it going stale or losing freshness over time.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to focus on making your whole grain gluten and dairy-free bread perfect. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you achieve great results every time.
Firstly, make sure you measure the ingredients accurately, especially the flour. I suggest using a kitchen scale for this task, as it will ensure that each loaf turns out consistent. If you don’t have one, be sure to fluff up the flour before measuring it with a measuring cup and level it off with a straight edge.
When mixing the dough, keep in mind that gluten-free dough tends to be wetter compared to regular bread dough. Therefore, don’t overmix the dough as this can make the bread dense and dry. You should mix just enough to combine all ingredients.
Another tip is to add more liquid if required. If your dough seems too dry or crumbly, add a little more warm water until it reaches a sticky consistency. Alternatively, if it’s too wet or sticky, add some more flour gradually until it comes together.
Baking soda and baking powder are essential ingredients in any bread recipe because they help the bread rise by creating gas pockets in the batter. However, replacing regular flour with gluten-free flour requires extra lift from ‘xanthan gum’ or ‘guar gum.’ These two ingredients give structure to the dough and help prevent your breads from falling flat.
In order to have nice browning crust on your bread loaf, use a little less sugar than in regular bread since gluten free flours tend to brown faster because of sugar content.
Additionally, be patient while baking the bread as gluten-free bread usually takes longer to bake due to its denser nature. Bake at temperatures between 350°F (180°C) and 375°F (190°C) for 45-60 minutes until golden brown on top with an internal temperature of at least 200°F (93°C).
Lastly, store the bread completely cool before you store it. Wrap tightly in foil and keep in fridge for upto 3 days or just at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Warm up in the oven for softer crumb and texture.
These tips will help you get a great result from your ‘Whole Grain Gluten & Dairy Free Bread Recipe’ every time. Happy baking!
Now, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about this whole grain gluten and dairy-free bread recipe. Whether you’re new to gluten and dairy-free baking or a seasoned professional, these FAQs will address your concerns and ensure your bread comes out perfectly every time.
Can bread be whole grain and gluten-free?
While whole grains can be a great addition to a healthy diet, it’s important to note that not all whole grains are gluten free. If you are following a gluten free diet, it’s important to choose gluten free grains such as quinoa, brown rice, or amaranth instead of traditional gluten containing grains like wheat, barley, and rye.
How can something be whole grain and gluten-free?
A variety of wholesome grains such as buckwheat and quinoa are packed with nutrients and do not contain gluten. Gluten is a type of protein present in wheat, barley, and rye. It plays a crucial role in making bread dough elastic, boosting food texture, and aiding leavening processes.
What holds gluten-free bread together?
Gluten-free bread often contains gums like xanthan gum or guar gum. Xanthan gum is a powder that originates from a non-active bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. This bacteria goes through a fermentation process on a sugar that creates a gel. The gel is then dried and milled into a powder for use in gluten-free bread.
What is the best gluten-free flour substitute for bread flour?
Creating a gluten-free version of your beloved bread recipe can be easily achieved by utilizing the versatile Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour. This flour stands as a suitable replacement for wheat flour in just about any recipe, and will ensure you can still enjoy your favorite baked goods without having to suffer from any unwanted gluten-related side effects.
In conclusion, this whole grain gluten and dairy-free bread recipe is a game-changer for those with dietary restrictions or anyone looking to add more whole grains to their diet. The right balance of flours, gums, and binders gives this bread the texture and taste of “real” bread without any of the unwanted ingredients.
With a few substitutions and variations, this recipe can be adapted to suit any taste preference or occasion. From sandwich bread to artisan loaves, banana bread to seed bread, this recipe will surely become a staple in your baking repertoire.
By making your own gluten and dairy-free bread at home, you have control over the ingredients and can avoid the harmful additives found in many store-bought brands. And with the help of a bread machine or maker, homemade bread has never been easier or more accessible.
So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and taste the difference for yourself. Your body (and your taste buds) will thank you.
Whole Grain Gluten & Dairy Free Bread Recipe
- 1 3/4 cups brown rice flour
- 1 3/4 cups oat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon yeast (I use quick rise)
- 1/4 cup Earth Balance margarine, melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg white
- 1 cup warm water
- Have all ingredients at room temperature.
- preheat oven to "warm" to allow bread to rise.
- Combine all dry ingredients in bowl of stand mixer & whisk to combine using the paddle attachment.
- To melted margarine add honey, lemon juice or vinegar & lightly beaten eggs or egg whites.
- Add liquid ingredients to dry in mixer and slowly incorporate.
- Add warm water (should be slightly warmer than room temp.) to mixer & slowly incorporate until batter is thick. More water can be added 1 Tbsp at a time if needed to achieve the correct consistency. You should be able to see beater tracks while dough is mixing or dough is too wet. Once water is added, beat on med / hi for 3 - 5 minutes.
- While mixing prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan by spraying with oil and lining with parchment paper.
- Scrape prepared dough in to pan and smooth top. Cover top with foil sprayed with cooking spray.
- Turn off preheated oven & allow loaf to rise for approximately 30 min., or until risen 1 inch over top of pan.
- Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minute When done, loaf should sound hollow when tapped.
- Cool completely before slicing.