Inside: If you are craving a sandwich, but don’t have any gluten-free bread, keep reading and I will show you how to make your own from scratch!
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One of the most difficult foods to find when you are practicing an anti-inflammatory diet is a bread that meets all of our needs to nourish our bodies and prevent flare ups. Fortunately, there are many recipes online for gluten-free baking that allow us to make our own delicious gluten-free dough for bread. This allows us to keep enjoying bread, but in a more healthy way that doesn’t compromise our health.
The easy gluten-free bread recipe that I am sharing today is soft and a perfect option for sandwiches or to eat toasted with butter or jam. It is gluten-free, grain free, and lactose free, which makes it a perfect option for many people with food sensitivities or who just like to have more healthy options.
This gluten-free bread dough is super easy to make and all you need is a blender to mix all of the ingredients together.
You will find that this recipe results in fluffy pan that tastes very similar to normal bread. The slices that I made are a little smaller than normal because I used a really tall bread pan, but you can get more normal size slices by using one like this, or you can double the recipe to fill up a larger bread pan a little bit more.
How Do You Make Gluten-Free Bread
While a bread machine is a good tool to have in the kitche, you won’t need it for this recipe. This recipe only has a few dry ingredients, combined with some wet ingredients, and it is then blended together in a blender before baking.
This bread uses a very small amount of gluten-free flour, because it uses cashews as its base ingredient. It also includes avocado oil which doesn’t add any flavor, but if you prefer, you can also use coconut oil.
I chose to use cashews because they have a mild flavor, and they are light in color so they don’t give the bread too dark of a color. In addition to the cashews, I also used walnuts to add some additional texture and flavor to the bread. Make sure you use the right size pan, like this one, which is 6.7 x 3.5 inches.
This will give you a great size bread that you can use in many ways. If you want to learn how to make gluten-free tortillas as well, check out that recipe here. I also have a great gluten-free pizza crust recipe that is very popular and easy to make that you can find here.
To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Cup of Walnuts
- 1 Cup of Cashews
- 2 Tablespoons of Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, or Olive Oil.
- 5 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons of Cassava Flour (you can replace with almond flour, buckwheat flour, or there are many other gluten-free flours or gluten-free flour blends that you can use if you don’t have this). Bob’s red mill has a lot of good options.
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
All you have to do is add all of the above ingredients to a blender, and blend until everything is perfectly combined. After that, you will add the dough to a prepared loaf pan. Then, bake in the oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick and have it come out clean. The bake time may vary depending on your oven, so that is why it is important to test it with the toothpick.
It is best to let is cool for a while before removing from the pan and allowing it to fully cool on a wire rack. You can then use it for sandwiches, toast, or any other way you use regular bread. You will notice that this recipe does not use instant yeast or active dry yeast. In this case it is simply not necessary and you will still have a fluffy, tasty bread.
The first time I made this, I was a little bit nervous about how it would turn out, but it ended up being delicious and everyone in my house loved it.
What are some benefits of using nuts in gluten-free cooking?
This recipe uses cashews and walnuts, which have many health benefits, including the following:
- Reduce cholesterol levels
- Improve blood circulation
- Has anti-oxidants 15x more powerful than vitamin e
- Contain fiber
- Helps prevent cardivascular diseases
- Contain omega-3
- Contain “good” fats, which help lower cholesterol levels
- Help brain functions
- Contain anti-oxidants
- Are heart healthy and include minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc which help prevent anemia, and can improve skins, hair, and nail health.
You can use these nuts in other healthy recipes like salads and they are great for an anti-inflammatory diet.
I hope you try this recipe the next time that you are craving a sandwich, but don’t want to use regular white bread or search for gluten free bread at your local grocery store. From the first loaf, you will fall in love and I am sure this will find a spot on your regular rotation.
Let me know in the comments below how it turns out for you!
Gluten Free Bread Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend well
- Add to a prepared 6.7 x 3.5 inch loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Hi, I’m Charbel!
I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father. A mother to four and wife to a marvelous husband. I am also a Lupus Fighter. I Love to cook. I love inspirational podcasts. I am also lover of all things creative and a fearless DIY-er. A Homebody. A wellness and Relaxation lover. Welcome to The Healing Cookbook! Read more...