Baking your own gluten-free bread an easy task

Most folks who think about or are forced to select gluten-free food items usually start off with having to find an alternative for one of the most basic items … bread.

Summer sandwiches take on a different taste and texture. Croutons atop a salad have to be created differently. Garlic bread to accompany spaghetti or lasagna has to start with a new host. And there are many other areas where having gluten-free bread is important.

Have no fear … you can just make it yourself.

Sadly, at least for now, you can’t just pop into your favorite grocery store and purchase a bag full of frozen gluten-free bread dough. But if you are able to get your hands on a bread maker, you’re all set to create your own! I must warn you: If you borrow a bread maker from someone, be sure to wash it thoroughly before starting. You don’t want any gluten remnants to find their way into your gluten-free bread.


Ingredients …

1 egg

1/3 cup of egg whites

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup of canola oil

1/4 cup of honey

1 1/2 cup of warm skim milk

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of xanthan gum

1/2 cup of tapioca flour

1/4 garbanzo bean flour

1/4 cup of millet flour

1 cup white rice flour

1 cup brown rice flower

1 tablespoon of dry active yeast


Directions …

Place all the the dry ingredient in the bread machine pan first, them add the wet.

Select the setting for “bread maker” and press start.

When finished, let bread cool at least 15 to 20 minutes before you slice the loaf.

TammySue Vincent is a celiac and the editor’s wife.