Easy Gluten-free Dairy-free Bread in your Bread Machine

Easy Gluten-free Dairy-free Bread in your Bread Machine

I hear from celiacs, gluten-intolerant, and wheat intolerant folks over and over how much they miss just good plain bread. Most gluten-free bread available in the stores is expensive, lacking in whole grains and fiber, needs to be kept frozen, and needs to be toasted to be edible. Most of it is just not very good. Many of us moms just want to be able to make easy, healthy lunches for our families and miss the ease of sandwiches. Today I bring you an easy to make, delicious, healthy, gluten-free, whole grain, rice-free bread that has the taste and texture of “regular” bread, and isn’t expensive! Can I get an AMEN?!

A couple of years ago, my local gluten-free store, Jake’s Gluten Free Market, started carrying this new line of flour and bread mixes called Manini’s. They started making and selling bread made from their mixes and I couldn’t believe how good it was! Unfortunately, at $7 a loaf, I knew I couldn’t afford to buy it for our family all the time. Thankfully, the staff at Jake’s was willing to share how they made it, just following the directions on the Maninis Classic Peasant Bread Mix, so that any of us customers could make it at home too. As you know, making homemade bread can be quite time-consuming. I spent the past year tweaking their recipe to get it to turn out just right in the bread machine, and according to our family’s preferences. I finally got it just perfect and am ready to share the recipe with you!

It takes me literally 10 minutes of work to make this bread in my bread machine!

Really… 10 minutes, and it costs me about $4.50 a loaf! I store this bread at room temperature in a container on my counter, and just slice as I am ready to make sandwiches. Our whole family loves this bread, and when we have gluten-eating guests, they do too! When my in-laws are visiting, they like the bread so much that I end up making a loaf every day so there is enough for everyone for toast in the morning and sandwiches at lunch. I don’t mind since it is so easy!

Two things you must buy to make this bread:

1) A Bread Machine with a gluten-free setting.

Gluten-free yeast breads do not handle two rises well at all. They need extra mixing time, and only one rise cycle. You need to make sure to get a bread machine with a gluten-free setting as it is programmed for this method. I know of three bread machines brands that have models with a gluten-free setting.

The one I have, and love is Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker at Amazon, also available from Costco onlineI have had mine for about 2 years now, for the past year I’ve used it weekly. It has worked perfectly for me. Another, very similar model is available with free shipping with Amazon Prime, Cuisinart CBK-100 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker.

I’ve heard great things about the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker. It has fully programmable settings, so you can program it to skip the extra rise. Their website gives specific programming instructions and says there are recipes in the manual as well.

I’ve also heard that people have had this Oster Expressbake Bread Maker and it has worked well as it has a gluten-free setting.
There are, I’m sure, other models available, but hopefully this gives you a starting place.

2) Manini’s brand Multiuso Multi-Purpose Flour Mix

I know, I know, another gluten-free flour?  YES! Trust me, if you want easy and healthy bread, it is worth it to seek out this flour blend and buy it.
You can either buy Maninis Peasant Bread Mix, or like I do, I just buy their Multiuso Multi-Purpose Flour Mix (because it is cheaper than the bread mix). The only difference between their Classic Peasant Bread Mix and their multi-purpose flour is the amount of fiber in the mix (due to using a higher fiber corn starch in the bread mix versus the flour mix). Otherwise, they are interchangeable in this recipe. Feel free to use either one.

This flour is absolutely amazing for yeast breads. You can use it in all of your gluten-free baking, but I just use it, and am amazed by it, in my yeast recipes. I make this weekly bread with it, but also French Bread and cinnamon rolls with it. They have many great recipes on their website and you will not regret trying them out. I love that it is a whole grain flour blend, high in fiber, and rice-free.

Right now, you can find Maninis flour and bread mixes for sale at natural food markets all over the Pacific Northwest, California, Idaho, Hawaii, New York, Alaska & Canada, and online you can order for delivery from Azure StandardAmazon, or directly from Maninis. You can see a list of everywhere it is available here.

The bags from Maninis will say that they make 8 loaves, and they do, if you follow their recipe. However, the recipe for one loaf was always so small in our bread machine and doubling it produced a loaf that wasn’t all the way cooked when the bread machine was done baking it. So I’ve done some tweaking to get a good sized loaf that cooks up just right in the bread machine, without being over-cooked or underdone in the middle. I get 5 loaves from one bag, which at a cost of $20-$24 per bag, depending on where you buy, equals about $4-$4.80 per loaf. The other ingredients you need, water, eggs, apple cider vinegar, oil, and yeast and are very inexpensive.

Can I use another flour blend in this recipe?  Answer: Probably not. Feel free to try it with your favorite blend, measuring according to weight listed. I cannot afford to buy every flour blend on the market to try in this recipe to see which ones will work. All I can say is that this particular blend of whole grains and starches is just perfect for this bread. I only recommend using Maninis flour for this, and I’m not getting any kickback for saying so!

Easy Gluten-free Dairy-free Bread in your Bread Machine

Make sure you read the recipe notes below so that you have the best success with this recipe.  Please note that results of home-baked bread can vary depending on humidity and on which bread machine you are using. You may need to make some adaptations for perfect results in your machine, but this should give you a good starting point.

Please do let me know if you have a chance to try this recipe. I really think you’ll like it.

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Easy Gluten-free Dairy-free Bread in your Bread Machine
 
Recipe from:
Recipe type: Yeast Breads/Rolls
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups warm water (105-110°)
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 egg white (room temperature)
  • 1½ Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 4½ Tbsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 420 grams Manini's Multi-purpose gluten-free flour or Classic Peasant Bread Mix
Instructions
  1. In a glass measuring cup, warm 1½ cups water until it reaches 105-110°. Add the yeast and sugar and stir to mix. Set aside until foamy, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Use a fork or whisk to beat together the 2 eggs and 1 egg white, then add to baking pan of bread machine.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar and oil to baking pan.
  4. Add foamy yeast/water mixture to baking pan.
  5. Lastly, add the Manini's Multi-purpose gluten-free flour or Classic Peasant Bread Mix on top.
  6. Place baking pan in bread machine and set for gluten-free bread setting and start.
  7. After mixing cycles, and before rising cycle starts, use a spatula to stir in any remaining flour that might be stuck in any corners or the bread pan. You can also remove the mixing blade at this time so it won't be left in the baked bread.
Notes
Tips:
*Make sure your water is the proper temperature. Too cold, and your yeast won't be effective, too hot and it can kill your yeast.
*Make sure your yeast is good. If your yeast doesn't foam, using the method I listed, then you need new yeast. I keep my yeast in the refrigerator so that it lasts a long time.
*Use room temperature eggs. If they are cold, your bread will not rise as much.
*If your bread machine beeps after all mixing, before it starts rising, then at that beep, use a spatula to mix in any remaining flour and also pull out the blade from the baking pan so it won't be stuck in there during baking.
*I have not used a time delay cycle to make this bread, so I can't recommend that.
*When the bread is done, immediately remove and invert pan onto a cooling rack to remove the bread from the baking pan. Allow to cool completely before slicing or covering to store.
*Please note that results of home-baked bread can vary depending on humidity and on which bread machine you are using. You may need to make some adaptations for perfect results in your machine, but this should give you a good starting point.

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Comments

  1. Karen says

    We have been eating gluten and dairy free for awhile now and I have always been scared to try making my own bread! Thank you for the recipe – I will get a proper bread machine. We just found out my son has an allergy to eggs as well – is there any way to do this without eggs? Thanks.

  2. Tarryn Anderson says

    I would like to try this but I don’t have a gluten free bread maker. I have a Hitachi automatic bread maker model HB E303. Any suggestions?

  3. Kim says

    Am curious if this bread could be baked in an oven? I have a bread machine but it doesn’t have a gluten free setting. Any suggestions?

  4. Pamela Bagell says

    Michelle – I have just discovered Maninis products! The first thing I tried was their cinnamon roll recipe. Wow! I was blown away! Am baking some bread today using the oven method since I did not have a full 420 grams flour left. Will order more but my question is this – for the bread machine does your recipe make a 1 1/2 pound or 2 pound load – and how long does your bread machine bake this loaf? I have a Zoji bread machine that has a GF setting but I also preset my own settings since my other recipes require a longer bake time (70 minutes) Thank you so much for taking the guesswork out of this process!

  5. Stacey says

    Hi. I tried this bread recipe and have the exact machine that you do. I smelled smoke and it was smoking really bad. So bad I had to take machine outside. Thank goodness my fireman was home with me. It had ran all over outside pan. Any suggestions on what I did wrong? New at gluten free and LOVE your recipes.

    • says

      Stacy,
      I’ve never had that happen to me with this recipe before… UNTIL LAST WEEK! Seriously, my hubby smelled something and went to check and it had overflowed and was burning. I have no idea what in the world happened differently this time compared to the other 100 times I’ve made this recipe. I don’t know if it was just more humid so it rose too much, or if I let the yeast rise a little too much ahead of time or what. Trust me, I’m looking into this as well! So very sorry this happened to you!
      In the meantime, if you want to try it again, just making a smaller loaf, I’ll send you my scaled down recipe version.

      • Stacey says

        That would be great if you will send me the scaled down version. We were boiling some green beans at the same time and my husband said it may have been the humidity.

      • Tania says

        Is love the scaled down version as well please as this happened to me too. House smelled like burnt bread for a week!

  6. Carol says

    My Breadman bread maker is still mixing the dough. I have had to add almost 200g to try and reduce the liquid consistency. It is still not of the texture that regular bread dough is normally produced for me. I will let it complete and see what happens.

      • Carol says

        Yes it is heavier but I enjoyed my first slice.
        I will follow your recipe amounts next time for sure to experience the difference.
        Plus it would be cheaper not to use the extra 225g.

        Thanks Michelle

  7. Carol says

    Success!!!
    Wish I could add a photo.

    I tweeked the recipe a little. This was my third attempt at gluten free bread. The first two loaves ended up bird food

    I used avocado oil, added 1/2t salt. ( will add a little more next time )

    Added 3/4 tsp xanthan gum

    Because the dough was too wet I added 220g more of Bob’s Red Mill all purpose gluten free flour

    Once the mixing was complete in my Breadman, I placed it in a clay loaf pan and let it rise for 40min in a warmed oven.
    Wasn’t sure what temp. To bake at so used 375F. For 35 min.
    Couldn’t wait for it too cool. It’s great. Thanks.

  8. Connie Wren says

    What size loaf should I select on my bread machine? 1 lb. 1.5 lb or 2 lb?
    Also should I select light medium or dark crust?

  9. Christine Rickets says

    Hi!
    I’m from the UK and am trying to find a good recipe for making gluten and dairy free bread in a breadmaker. The machine we have makes a smaller loaf (1lb) so please could you send me your scaled down recipe. Unfortunately we can’t get Maninis flour in the UK but I’d like to try your recipe with the gluten-free flour we can buy. Many thanks.

  10. cheryl says

    Hi:
    I would love to use this recipe. I have the GF pleasant Bread mix. I have Zojirushi bread maker. I can program the homemade cycle but I don’t know how long your breadmaker kneeds, mixes, rises etc. Can you let me know so that I may program this homemake cycle?
    Cheryl

    • Brenda says

      I have the same breadmaker and I found it on their website. 15 min preheat; 25 min knead; rise 1 none rise 2 none rise 3 55 min and bake 1 hour. Mine came out amazing.

  11. Kristyn says

    This bread is the best! We are completely hooked!!! I’ve tried it with avocado oil & a favorite garlic olive oil, both have been great! Thank you so very much for sharing =)

  12. Brenda says

    oh my wow! I just made this is my breadmaker and it came out amazing! My daughter is going to be so thrilled when I pack her lunch in the morning. Now if only they made bulk bags of the Manini’s. Thank you for the incredible recipe!

  13. Karen says

    I am under the impression from many readings that if you have corn starch in a bread mix then it is not gluten free…….

    • says

      Karen,
      All of the celiac associations and leading researchers in the celiac medical field all include corn products as safe for those needing to eat gluten-free. Some of the quack doctors, alarmists really, do tell you that you should avoid it. While corn may bother some people, it isn’t because of gluten, it would be a separate issue. I would suggest checking out some reliable websites, like the Celiac Disease Foundation to get reliable info. They published this fast facts PDF that is handy and answers your question: http://celiac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/fast-factsv1.pdf

  14. Frances Kopp says

    I havae a zojirushi bread machine and I still haven’t a decent loaf of bread with your recipe and my Manini’s flour. THe first loaf looked beautiful and rose really high. Not being able to see the screen of instructions I took out to soon. I thougth it said complete, and it really said complete in 18 minutes. So, I tried another loaf and did everything right, but the loaf caved in on the sides, and was not cooked in the middle. HELP

  15. Mia says

    One question, the sugar is to “activate” or “feed” the yeast, right? If I cut off the sugar and use fresh yeast will work the same? Or is sugar truly necessary? Because I’m trying to be sugar-free as well, and I’m not sure about the part of adding sugar to the bread.

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