Soft Gluten-Free Bread for the Holidays

This is my first time making gluten-free bread with a bread maker and yes, excitement is an understatement. Bread Maker of choice for this experiment is the Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker which has a gluten-free setting, raisin/nut dispenser, and yeast dispenser. This is base recipe you can dress up for the holidays. My next batch will feature raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar, and lots of love! What’s better than giving the gift of fresh, baked bread? Nothing.

After testing this round, some notes are included to adjust. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. To make it nut free, you can substitute the almond flour with sorghum.



2 teaspoons instant yeast

Dry Ingredients
2 cups brown rice flour
1 1/4 cups tapioca flour
2/3 cup almond flour or coconut flour (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons physllium husk
1 teaspoon salt

For Holiday edition: add 1 tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients
1 cup warm dairy free milk (or water) (110 degree) water or dairy free alternative
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons coconut palm syrup
3 tablespoons chia seeds + 9 tablespoons of water (egg replacer)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

For Holiday edition: add 2 tablespoons of coconut palm syrup + 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar


1. Grind 3 tablespoons of chia seeds in coffee grinder. Add to medium bowl and mix with 9 tablespoons of water. Place to side and let sit for 5 minutes.

2. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl.

3. Add the remaining wet ingredients to the bowl of chia seed egg replacer.

4. In the bread pan, add the liquid ingredients first. Then add dry ingredients on top.

5. Insert the dry yeast in the yeast dispenser.
(For Holiday Edition: Add 3/4 cup organic raisins to the raisin/nut dispenser)



6. Set the bread pan into the main unit, and plug the bread maker into the outlet.

7. Select #7 setting and start the machine. After 2 minutes, use a silicone spatula to scrap the flour from the sides. If the bread is too thick, add 1/4 cup more milk.

8. Press start again.

The Gluten Free setting for this bread maker only takes only 2 hours since it only allows the dough to rise once.



You may ask why is there a hole on the side of the bread? I could not contain my excitement and broke off a piece. #SorryNotSorry


In the first test batch , I used 1 1/2 cups of milk which made it too gooey in the middle thus I reduced it down to 1 cup. Chia seeds hold a lot a lot of liquid, thus the adjustment.

Have you made gluten-free bread before? Share your favorite recipes below!

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