Today we’re making gluten free oat bread, a batter based dough made without any yeast whatsoever!
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It’s finally here!
This feels like it’s been a long time coming. Five years after finding out about my wheat allergy, I’m bringing you a gluten free bread recipe I truly stand behind.
Is it the same as traditional sandwich bread?
No; let’s be honest with ourselves, gluten free bread isn’t the same as traditional bread.
Nonetheless, I find that this particular recipe results in a bread that feels a bit more rustic and works wonderfully as a sandwich bread.
I found Dish By Dish’s Honey Oat Bread and was inspired to make my own spin using one of my favorite ingredients: olive oil.
Is there gluten in oats?
If you’re a regular here at Salima’s Kitchen, chances are we’ve had this conversation a time or two before 😊
That doesn’t make it any less of an important topic. For us living with food allergies, it’s important to keep the discussion going as the food industry is constantly changing.
There are a few different brands that carry certified gluten free oats. Those are the only kind of oats that I use due to my wheat allergy. Today I’m using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats.
If you have allergies remember that it’s important you consult with your doctor before adding a new potentially contaminated ingredient to your diet. You can read more about oats and the gluten free certification in this Healthline article.
Making your bread
This recipe results in more of a batter than a dough, which is normal with gluten free baking. Start by lining a loaf pan with parchment paper and greasing it.
Next you’ll mix together the wet and dry ingredients separately. From there, the dry ingredients are folded into the wet ingredients with the oats and poured into the loaf pan.
And just like that, you’ve made gluten free oat bread!
Finishing your bread
There are a plethora of different ways to ‘finish’ your bread. The process is intended to create a beautiful crust across the surface area of your loaf.
I opted to finish mine with water as it’s something easy that everyone has. That said, I think next time I’ll do some experimenting with different wash ingredients to finish the bread with.
Here are some options I’d like to try:
- Water + egg yolk
- Straight egg yolk
- Honey (like Dish by Dish used in her recipe!)
- Maple syrup
How to use your bread
I’ve been waiting for YEARS to be able to share a bread recipe that would work well with my sandwich recipes and it’s time baby!
Wondering what to make with your bread?
Look no further:
- Use two slices to build these EPIC tuna melts
- Eat a crusty toasted slice with this Moroccan lentil salad
- Dip slices in milk+egg+cinnamon to make the most amazing gluten free french toast?! Recipe coming soon...