Hello Gluten Free Sandwich Bread Recipe!
I have a new love to confess to you all! It’s this incredibly simple recipe that is going to blow you away!
I’ve been around the block when it comes to making gluten free bread recipes. This one is great, but I wanted to try to make a loaf with oats, or oat flour. Why?
Well, oats are super mild in flavor and also have a great texture for a hearty bread. Simply put…it reminds me more of a traditional wheat sandwich bread that I often find myself craving.
What Makes This A Sandwich Bread?
Glad you asked. Sandwich bread typically isn’t as sweet as others and they are usually higher in height.
For this recipe, I highly recommend that you invest in this pan.
When baking gluten free bread, the pan can make all the difference in the world. This is a commercial grade loaf pan and will give you the desired crumb and creates an evenly baked loaf of bread.
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The use of apple butter…
You typically find xanthan gum or other gums in gluten-free bread recipes.
But did you know that you can use pectin to achieve the same results?
Pectin (more specifically apple butter which naturally has pectin from the apples) helps hold the bread together and naturally helps preserve the bread.
So don’t skimp out on using apple butter in this recipe. It is needed in this recipe and is there for a purpose. Look for one that is unflavored and unsweetened (I buy this one).
Finding oats that are REALLY gluten free!
The other important element to this recipe is finding oats that are actually gluten free.
Several years ago, this would have been quite the challenge. Wheat and Oats are usually grown in the same fields and often cross contaminate.
More and more, people are struggling with gluten so this created a demand for a true gluten free oat product and you now can source gluten-free oats.
This is the brand I use and love! I go through them so quickly that I buy two bags at a time.
Are you ready to try this yet?
I am so excited to share this recipe with you all. It is slightly adapted from one of my most favorite gluten free cookbooks, like ever!
If you don’t have this cookbook, you need it! It is that good!
Let’s make some sandwich bread already, shall we?
If you’re looking for a gluten-free sandwich bread that tastes like the real deal…look no further, you’ve found it!
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Pour 3 cups of rolled oats on a baking sheet and reserve the remaining half cup for later. Bake/toast the oats for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Turn the oven off. Once cool, transfer to a food processor and process until a fine oat flour forms.
- In a small bowl, add the active dry yeast, cane sugar, and 1/2 cup warm water and allow it to proof for 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, mix together the toasted oat flour, tapioca starch, sea salt and thoroughly mix together. Add in the yeast mixture, eggs, olive oil, the remaining untoasted oatmeal, and the honey and mix well.
- Combine the unsweetened apple butter with 3/4 cup water and add to the dough/batter mixture and stir well. It will have a batter-like texture. Cover the batter and allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
- Grease a 4×9 inch loaf pan. Spoon the batter into the loaf pan, cover and allow it to double in size.
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the loaf pan into the preheated oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped on. If the bread starts to get too brown on the top, tent your bread with foil.
- Allow the bread to fully cool before slicing. Store in a cool dry place or slice and store in the freezer for future use.