Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vegan Gluten Free (And Healthy) Bread for the Bread Machine

I did it! I made a vegan, gluten free, soy free, healthy bread machine bread!
I had an awesome recipe for gluten free bread for a bread machine. But it had eggs, buttermilk, soy flour and white rice flour. Hmmm, tasty but not that healthy.

Bit by bit I health-a-tised and Vegan-ised it, and I'm stoked with the end result. My version uses brown rice, oat flour and chickpea flour, with flax for eggs. It tastes like *normal* bread and is flipping delish if I may say so myself! All the ingredients I picked up from a fairly basic health food shop; they are cheap and easy to buy. Oh and I like oat flour (made from whirling oats in the blender, but it's switchable for any flour such as more rice if you can't have oats)

Gluten Free Bread (Updated)

1 Cup warm water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Oil
1 Tbs yeast

1 Cup Non Dairy Milk
1 Tsp apple cider vinegar

Place water sugar in bread machine pan, stir to dissolve. Add yeast, then oil and stir gently. Let sit for around 5 mins, the yeast should be bubbly.In a separate bowl, Mix together the non dairy milk and vinegar, leave for the same time as the yeast.

2 Tbs ground flax

1 Tbs Apple cider vinegar (this is separate from the other measurement)
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbs Guar Gum
1/3 Cup cornstarch
1/2 Cup Potato Starch
1/2 Cup Chickpea (besan) flour
1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1 Cup Oat flour

Beat together the soured milk and flax. Add milk and other vinegar measurement to bubbly yeast mix.
Sift in the rest of the ingredients, mix together. It should form a thick mixture, sort of like banana bread batter.
Put in bread machine and go! I cook mine on the Large White setting and it comes out perfectly.


  1. I made this and it was PERFECT!!!! I am going to try it again, but put the machine on "dough" only and bake in the oven in a loaf pan for a better shaped loaf.

  2. ok, made it in the loaf pan in the oven (350F for approx 45-50 mins) and it came out just as good as the last one. :)

  3. Can you substitute the chickpea flour for rice flour, or any other flour for that matter?

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  5. I tried going to your new site, but couldn't find this same recipe to refer you to with my question, so I guess I'll leave it here. I really want to try this bread as I'm looking for a bread that would be similar in texture and softness as other breads. I am trying to stay away from all allergens including corn, and so this recipe works for me except it has corn starch in it. Do you know of a substitution I could do for the corn starch by chance?

    1. Hi Robyn, tapioca/arrowroot probably would work just as well :)

  6. Anyone try this recipe using a different vinegar than the apple cider? I can't do apple anything.

    1. I used distilled white vinegar and it worked out well.

  7. This was a great bread recipe. I forgot to add the second amount of vinegar but it didn't seem to make a difference. I think it's a bit sweet though and will reduce the amount of sugar next time

  8. What kind of bread maker do you use?

  9. Can I do this without a bread maker?