A simple internet search will yield a lot of gluten-free bread recipes. But there is not much when it comes to it that can be made using a bread machine. This article will show you the top 3 best gluten-free bread recipes for a bread machine.
You do not have to do another search for the best gluten-free bread recipes because here are the top 3. Recipes for simple white bread, a dairy-free variety, and pumpkin bread are included.
Editor’s Note: Since a lot of people have written in and asked, we highly, highly recommend that you make these recipes using a bread maker that has a special gluten-free setting.
Gluten-Free White Bread
One tip when making gluten-free bread is that you should follow the instructions and ingredients strictly. As much as possible, you should not halve or double the ingredients. Stick with what is said in the recipe.
Another tip is that you should not substitute anything. If the recipe asks for a quick yeast, then that is what you should use.
To make a medium sized white bread, you will need:
- 310 grams of vegan milk
- 1 tsp of vinegar
- 6 tbsp. of oil
- 2 regular sized eggs
- 450 grams of gluten-free flour for white bread
- 1 tsp of salt
- 2 tbsp. of sugar
- 2 tsp of quick yeast
The first thing you have to do is to take out the pan from the machine. Make sure that it is free from any gluten residue if you have used for a gluten bread before.
The next step would be to put the milk into a separate bowl. Add in the vinegar then beat in the oil and eggs. Pour the liquids into the pan.
Add the dry ingredients, except the yeast, to the pan and, using a spoon or spatula, stir the mixture.
Then you can scatter or sprinkle the yeast on top of the mixture.
Put the pan back into the machine, and then you can start the machine on its preprogrammed normal bread setting.
After a few minutes in, open the lid of the machine and scrape the sides of the pan. Use a spatula and not your fingers.
Continue with the program.
Take note that the rising and baking of your white bread will depend on the type of machine that you are using. For some machines, you might need an hour of rising and an hour of baking. While for others, 15 minutes of mixing and 55 minutes of baking will be enough.
If you do not want to guess or do a trial and error, over what the best settings are, it would be better just to get the best gluten-free bread maker. These are bread machines that have gluten-free bread settings.
Recommended Reading: Get started with baking by reading our Ultimate Guide to the Best Baking Equipment for Beginners!
Gluten and Dairy Free Bread
This next recipe is for those that are not allowed gluten and dairy in their diet. To make a medium sized gluten and dairy free bread, you will need:
- 1 ½ cups of warm water, it should be about 105-110°F
- 2 tsp of active dry yeast
- 2 tsp of sugar
- 2 regular sized eggs, it should be in room temperature
- 1 egg white, it should also be in room temperature
- 1 ½ tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
- 4 ½ tbsp. of olive or grapeseed oil
- 420 grams of gluten-free flour
To start your bread, pour the warm water in a measuring cup then add in the yeast and the sugar. Stir it then set aside until you can see foam forming on the mixture. That would take about 8 to 10 minutes.
Next, beat the eggs and egg white together and then add to the pan of the machine. Remember to take the pan out of the machine before you pour your liquid ingredients into it. This is so you don’t get your machine wet in case of spillage.
Next, add the vinegar and the oil to the pan.
Then, add the yeast mixture to the pan.
Lastly, you can add the gluten-free flour to the liquid ingredients in the pan.
Place the pan back in the machine and set it to its gluten-free bread setting. Then you can start the mixing cycle.
After the mixing cycles, open the lid to scrape remaining flour on the sides of the pan. Again, use a spatula. At this time, the mixing paddle can also be removed so it will not be stuck in the bread after it is cooked.
Proceed with the rising and the baking cycle.
One tip to make sure that your bread is successful is that all ingredients should be in room temperature. This is to ensure that the yeast will be effective and will make the bread rise.
Another tip is to use good yeast. If you tried the first step above and your yeast didn’t foam, it is bad yeast. Replace it with a new one and make sure it is not expired.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
The last recipe is for a loaf of gluten-free pumpkin bread. For this recipe you will need:
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar, light brown sugar will work best for this recipe
- 4 tbsp. of maple syrup, the purer it is, the better
- ¼ cup of olive oil (Here are some olive oil dispensers you may like)
- 2 large eggs, if you want to make it dairy-free, you can substitute the 2 eggs with 1 tbsp. of egg replacer whisked in a ¼ cup of warm water
- 1 tbsp. of vanilla
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree, you could also use pumpkin from a can
- ¼ tsp of apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup of gluten-free buckwheat flour
- ¼ cup of gluten-free millet flour
- ¼ cup of sorghum flour
- ½ cup of potato starch
- 2 tsp of baking soda
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of xanthan gum
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp of nutmeg
- Peach or apricot juice
To start, take the pan out and add all the ingredients, except the peach or apricot juice. The juice will be added during the mixing process when your mixture looks a little stiff and thick. Add the juice a tablespoon at a time.
The mixture should look a little thicker than a cake batter.
Put the pan in and set it to light to the medium crust. Program the machine for the super rapid or whatever setting your machine has that is equivalent to this.
Once the mixing cycle is done, remove the paddle from the pan. Then let the cycle continue.
After the cycle is done, cook it for another 10 minutes because this is a large loaf.
Want More Gluten-Free Recipes?
Check out our recommended gluten-free cookbook: Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine by Annalise Roberts
So those are the top 3 best gluten-free bread recipes that we have tried at our homes. Hopefully, it will also be your top 3 when you try it.
Remember – please use a machine that has a gluten-free setting. Our top pick is the Breville BBM800XL [Latest Price | Reviews]. We’ve also compiled a list of safe gluten-free ones in our Ultimate Guide to Bread Makers.
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