Saturday, February 11, 2012

No way this bread is gluten free?! It tastes yummy!

Too small, hard and unpleasant are the ways Joe described the gluten free breads I bought from local grocery stores. After a few months I added too expensive to the list. At $5.99 a loaf I decided I needed to find a way to make my own bread. Not only did I want to find a cheaper solution but I wanted to make bread that tasted delicious.

I'm excited to share this recipe as it turns out perfect every time and is super easy and cheap, about $2.00 a loaf. I buy the flours at the local oriental store which helps keep the cost low. I can get anywhere from 16-20 slices depending on how thick I slice it. I use an electric knife to slice the bread after it has cooled fully.

Everything bread should be is how Joe describes this bread.  I win!

Homemade Gluten Free Bread
                ( No breadmaker needed)

Homemade Gluten Free Bread


1 Tbsp. yeast
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 ½ c. warm water - about 105 degrees

1 egg
2 Tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 6 Tbsp water (let stand for 5 minutes)
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. rice vinegar

2 cups rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca flour
2 tsp. xanthan gum
1tsp. salt

1. Start by combining the yeast and sugar in a small bowl .Add the water while gently stirring the yeast and sugar. Let this mixture sit while you mix the rest of the ingredients – bubbles and foam will form.

2. Mix the ground flax seed and water and let stand for 5 minutes

3. Combine the rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, xanthan gum and salt in the largest mixing bowl and stir well.

3. Whisk the egg into flax mixture, add coconut oil and vinegar and stir until it is a bit frothy.

4. By this point the yeast mixture should be foamy, so you can pour the two liquid mixtures into the flour mixture. Blend the dough with a mixer for 4 minutes.

5. Pour the dough into a greased loaf pan. Allow the dough to rise in a warm area until is is about at the top of the pan. Then bake at 375 degrees for 60 minutes.

6. Take out of oven and invert on cooling rack or I simply flip over and let rest on top of pan.  It's important to let it cool completely before slicing. I usually wait about an hour. 



  1. jennifer sue you are the inspiration to my soul! I greatly enjoy eating this food item with some nice cherry jam. i like to masticate upon thus tasteful substance. Plese put a video recording of you and joesph dancing and eating this edible creation on to share with the rest of the world, if you do i will pay you 47 cents. love you mating call partners