Are you tired of paying a small fortune on gluten free breads from the supermarket that end up tasty powdery, dry and nasty? This Best Gluten Free Bread recipe is for you! This makes a moist loaf that is fabulous for sandwiches, toast, or however you like to eat your bread. If you are trying to venture into gluten free baking but feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, begin with this bread and you can prove to yourself and your family and friends that gluten free food can taste good!
This bread is moist and delicious and the closest thing I have found to “normal” gluten bread. With this easy recipe in my arsenal it will be so easy to transition my family back to gluten free eating. Because we go through so much bread in my home I will plan to make up several loaves at once and even refrigerate or freeze any that I don’t think we will use up quickly. Although around here, I don’t think that will be a problem!
Homemade, but not Handmade
I wish I could tell you that I’m incredibly gifted in baking and that I make this all by hand and know how to knead it to perfection and do everything 100% old school. But seriously, I don’t have time for that and because I have a super duper awesome and amazing bread machine, I use that and it creates consistently good loaves and I can spend my time chasing my kids around, or doing really fun things like those dishes that I like to pretend aren’t piling up in my sink….yeah, that’s how I roll around here! You could do this the good ‘ol fashioned way but I can’t tell you exactly how to do that so you may need to do my favorite thing and “google it” if you need some help in that area. As a busy mom I love the convenience of a bread machine and I consider it to be a fabulous investment for anyone wanting to make healthier bread from the comfort of their own home. You literally dump in the ingredients, press a button or two, and walk away for several hours and then will be greeted with a delicious loaf of bread with no effort. Hooray! Just what every home needs! Mine also has a 2 hour quick cycle which makes figuring out what to feed my kids (when I haven’t gone grocery shopping) all that much easier! This is the bread machine I have (it’s essentially the BWM of bread machines) and I love it!
Egg Free Version
This recipe can be made without eggs. Because one of my kids is allergic to eggs I am always experimenting with recipes to accommodate his allergy. If you can use eggs, you will get a better rise in your bread. I usually use flax eggs (1 T ground flax to 3 T water- soaked for 10 minutes) as my standard egg substitute, but in this recipe in addition to 2 flax eggs I also use 1 gelatin egg (1 T gelatin mixed with 1 T cold water and then 2 T hot water) with the thought that it will help with elasticity and texture. For my egg free version I also add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to help the lift along or it may very well be flat as a pancake without that extra help!
Need some good reasons to go gluten free? Be sure to check out my post on Gluten Intolerance.
All you need is some patience while it bakes, and some butter once it’s done. Yum!