Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Multigrain Bread

gluten free multigrain bread
Happy New Year!

I was going to post my caramel corn recipe, but seeing as we are just barely recovering from the indulgence of the holidays, I decided to post something a little healthier instead. So today's recipe is for gluten free multigrain bread. Don't worry, caramel corn will come soon :)

gf multigrain bread with honey and butter
I have been working on this recipe over the last few months. I was looking for a healthy bread recipe, with lots of fiber and nutrients, that had a mild and pleasent taste. I really like the nutty, whole grain flavour of this bread. It is a decent size for gluten free bread, and can be sliced fairly thin. Like most gluten free baking, it is best stored (pre-sliced) in the freezer and microwaved or toasted to thaw.

Let me know what you think of this bread recipe!

(makes 1 loaf)

Dry Ingredients
1 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 cup Oat Flour (grind gluten free oats in coffee grinder or food processor) (you could probably sub rice, sorghum or millet)
3/4 cup Sorghum Flour (or millet or buckwheat flour) - Quinoa flour also works great. See end of this post.
1/2 cup Tapioca Starch
1/3 cup Corn Starch (or Potato Starch)
1/4 cup Ground Flax
1 1/2 Tbsp Guar Gum (or 1 Tbsp Xanthan Gum)
1 1/2 tsp Salt

Wet Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 tsp vinegar
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 1/4 tsp Yeast + 1 tsp Sugar
4 Tbsp Canola Oil
1 1/4 cup Very Warm Water


Mix the yeast, 1 tsp sugar, and 1/4 cup of the warm water (or more if necessary) and set aside for 10 minutes to let the yeast proof.
In medium bowl, beat the rest of the wet ingredients (eggs, vinegar, brown sugar, oil and remaining water)
In a large bowl (you can use the bowl for your electric mixer), sift together the dry ingredients.
Slowly add wet ingredients and yeast mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing as you add.
Using a mixer or with your hand, mix on low or medium for 5 minutes.

Spoon dough into greased 8" nonstick loaf pan (if your pan isn't nonstick you should line it with greased foil). Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for about an hr.
Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until it sounds hollow when tapped or the internal temperature is 200-210.
After 1/2 an hour of baking, cover the loaf with foil to keep from getting too dark.
Let cool on rack until room temperature before slicing.
Freeze in airtight container within 12 hours.

add wet to dry ingredients and mix

spoon into greased nonstick loaf pan

let rise for about an hour

bake and let cool on rack

slice and freeze (or eat!)

I tried this recipe the other day using 1/2 cup quinoa flour (simply grind raw quinoa in your coffee grinder until flour like) and 1/4 cup buckwheat flour in place of the sorghum flour. It turned out really good (I liked it more than the original recipe) and the quinoa/buckwheat flours are better for you than the sorghum anyway!

Multigrain bread with quinoa flour


  1. Great recipe! I tried it today and was surprised at how well it turned out. It definitely tastes a lot better than the majority of the Gf breads out there. It still has that GF taste, but it's fairly mild. It tasted a bit 'yeasty' (if that's a word). I wonder if the yeast could be decreased and replaced with something else.
    Overall, a great bread and I love that it's so healthy. Thanks for posting.

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I tried this recipe the other day with some quinoa flour (just quinoa ground in the coffee grinder) and it turned out really good. I will add that variation into this post.
      I have had success making GF bread with baking powder, so if you don't like the yeast taste, you could try that. I would suggest 1 T baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Or a bit less if you still want to keep some of the yeast. You might have to do some experimenting:)

  2. Made this in my breadmaker today with the GF setting. Came out great! Thanks for the recipe. :)