How many store-bought gluten free breads have you tried that taste and feel like cardboard? Say good-bye to the cardboard and hello to soft, scrumptious gluten free bread made in the bread maker!
Can you make gluten free bread in a breadmaker?
Heck yes, you can! This recipe is seriously the best gluten free bread maker recipe I have tried. It’s soft, slices well, and feels like eating wheat bread. The downside? I have to make it over and over because my family devours the entire loaf so quickly. Luckily, the bread maker makes this job so easy that I don’t mind at all!
My daughter has had a gluten sensitivity since she was born and breaks out in full body eczema when she eats it. This recipe has been a saving grace for making daycare lunches and sandwiches.
How to make gluten free bread in a breadmaker
Take out your bread maker and pull out the mixing basket so that you can add in the ingredients easily. Be sure you attach the mixing paddle before adding ingredients (I have forgotten this step more times then I would like to admit!) Add in the liquid ingredients. No specific order is needed, just be sure to give the eggs a little whisk before pouring them in. I really like using local honey but you can certainly switch up the honey for another liquid sweetener or 2 tbsp of sugar. You could also swap out the olive oil for another oil such as a canola or vegetable oil.
Once all the liquid ingredients are in, we move to the dry ingredients. I like to measure these out and then sprinkle them over the surface of the liquids. The idea is to create a dry ingredient island that you will eventually nestle the yeast into. I’d suggest starting with the flours, moving on to the seeds, and sprinkling the salt, baking powder, and xanthin gum on top. Make a little bowl shape in the top of the dry ingredients and add in the yeast.
Carefully transfer the bread maker basket into the machine. My bread maker has a gluten-free setting which makes things extremely easy! If you have an older style bread machine, you might want to look up specific instructions for baking gluten-free bread in your bread maker. The big difference here is that the resting times of the dough will be much less as there is no gluten that needs to be developed during baking.
You will blow away your family and friends with how good this bread it. My family loves to put a vegan margarine on warm slices of this bread, but it’s equally as good a day or two later in grilled cheese sandwiches or French toast.
The Best Gluten Free Bread Maker Recipe
- Bread Maker Ideally with a gluten-free bread setting
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup white rice flour
- 3/4 cup tapioca flour
- 3/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 1/2 tsp yeast
- Crack eggs into the bread maker basket and whisk with a fork to scramble lightly.
- Add in all other wet ingredients and stir to mix.
- Sprinkle in all the dry ingredients in order.
- Make a small depression in the top of the dry ingredients (not enough to tough the liquid underneath though) and pour the yeast into this.
- Put bread maker basket into the machine, lock in place, and close the lid.
- Select the gluten-free bread setting on your bread maker and let the machine work its magic.
- If it lasts long enough on your counter to cool completely, be sure to store in an airtight container or bag for up to 2 days.
Can I sub out other flours?
Yes, but be cautious. I find rice, oat and almond are fairly easy to interchange but flours such as coconut have thickening properties and can really through off the consistency of the bread. Brown rice flour can easily replace white rice flour.
What the heck is Xanthan gum?
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide which is a type of complex carbohydrate or sugar-like molecule. It is a thickening agent and helps to emulsify and stabilize ingredients. Because this action, it helps to bind ingredients together, much like gluten would in a wheat product. It gives the “mouth feel” of a gluten-product…which means you might be able to surprise your family with your amazing gluten free baking!
Where should I get gluten-free flours?
My favourite place is Organic Matter foods in Nelson, BC. They have an amazing assortment of goods at great prices!