THE gluten-free Square Inch Community Communion Bread Recipe

Here it is, folks. If you’ve joined us at Square Inch Community, you’ve tasted it. This is now our bread at home. we love it. I always choose to make it 100% whole grain. If you have issues with Gluten, please make sure you use certified gluten-free oats. And, if you are a no-honey vegan, feel free to substitute with agave nectar. I double this recipe every week and never come home with left-overs.

Marie’s Vegan Honey Oat Gluten Free Bread (1 loaf)

2 tsp. Xantham gum

1 ¼ cup GLUTEN FREE oat flour (blend gluten-free oats in blender to make flour – or buy)

1 ¼ cup GLUTEN FREE brown rice flour

½ cup potato starch (not potato flour) – or you can add another ½ cup oat flour to make it a 100% whole grain bread. This is how I do the communion bread

1 tsp. salt

1 ¼ cup warm to almost hot water

3 tbsp. honey

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 pkg. Hodgsons mills yeast for whole grain bread

1 chia seed “egg” – 1 tbsp. ground chia seed to ¼ cup water – let sit a few minutes

1 egg substitute – 3 ½ tbsp water + ½ tbsp vinegar + 1 tsp. baking powder

This recipe is best done with the dough hook and a kitchen aid mixer. If you do not have one, you’ll have to stir/mix for a long time to get it to the right consistency.

  1. Mix yeast, warm water, honey and oil together gently. Let proof.
  2. Mix  flours, potato starch (If using), Xantham gum and salt together with a wisk.
  3. Make your egg substitute and then your chia egg and let it sit for a few minutes
  4. Add chia egg to your yeast and stir gently.
  5. Add flours and egg substitute to your yeast mix and turn on mixer. Let mix for 3-4 minutes, periodically scraping sides. The dough should be gloppy –not like gluten dough – almost like a just barely too floury banana bread or a too wet gluten bread dough.
  6. Let rise in greased (spray with oil) covered bowl in warm place for 1 hour. I also lightly spray the bread dough.
  7. Preheat oven to 350
  8. Put bread into oiled loaf pan, cover, spray with oil, and let rise until oven is preheated or for about 20 minutes.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Turn bread out and place back in oven to bake out of the pan for another 5 minutes (this is optional, but I like a crispy crust).   Should sound hollow when tapped if it is done.

 

*I use glass pans. You may be able to bake it a little less long in a metal pan. Play around with baking time if you use a metal pan. *

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