Whether you are gluten free, considering going gluten free, or want to make something for a friend who can’t eat gluten, here’s a basic gluten free brown rice bread that doesn’t require a bunch of fancy flour mixes to make. You will need to add xanthum gum or guar gum, because those hold the bread together (instead of the gluten). Those should be easily found in the organic section of most grocery stores or you can pick them up on Amazon.
There was a period of time when we thought my daughter might be celiac, but thankfully testing showed that she was not. I still like to incorporate other grains besides wheat into our diet for variety, especially whole grains. If you make your own flours you could even sprout and dry the rice before grinding it, which is recommended in the book Nourishing Traditions to make the nutrients more accessible to your body.
This bread isn’t tall like a sandwich bread, but it is sliceable and tastes pretty good slathered in butter. If you really wanted to make sandwiches it would work to make tiny ones, like fun little tea sandwiches.
If you are looking for other gluten free recipes, Cedar Hill Chronicles has a paleo, gluten free pizza crust, and Spring Mountain Living has a buckwheat pancake recipe.
Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread Recipe
1 1/3 cups water (I keep meaning to try whey instead…)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups brown rice flour
1 1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum or guar gum
2 teaspoons yeast
Mix it all together and let it rise. It doesn’t get puffy like gluten bread, but it does get very airy. Put it in a greased bread pan and let it rise again. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
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