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

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Easy gluten-free, dairy-free bread in your bread machine!

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

I hear from celiac, 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 (now out of business) 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! I wanted to be able to make it at home too!

Thankfully, the staff there was willing to share how they made it, just following the directions on the Maninis Bread Flour, 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 $5-$7.00 a loaf (depending on where I purchase the flour from)! 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!

Bread Machine gluten-free dairy-free bread slices

Once cool, this bread slices so nicely! We love it for sandwiches like this gluten-free California club sandwich!

Two things you must buy to make this bread:

1) A Bread Machine with a gluten-free setting and that bakes up to 2lb loaves.

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.

Some have commented that this bread overflowed in their bread machine. This recipe is scaled for a bread machine that accomodates 2 lb. loaves. If you’re is smaller, with room for 1 lb. loaves only, then this will overflow.

The older bread machine that I have and have used for years in making this bread is Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker at Amazon.  I have had mine for many years now, and for over a year I 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 have recently bought new bread machine so that I could test it out. I finally bought from Amazon, this super nice Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Bread Machine with Gluten Free Menu Setting. It works really well! The main difference between this and my older Cuisinart is that this one is quieter, and it has two kneading blades instead of the one in my Cuisinart. Yes, this leaves two blade marks in the bottom of the loaves, but it also seems to help mix the dough better. I’m suddenly not seeing this one available new on Amazon now, so I’d recommend this Zojirushi model instead. 

There are, I’m sure, other models available, but hopefully this gives you a starting place. Just remember to make sure to get one that says it does 2 lb. loaves and has good reviews in regards to mixing well and not burning.

2) Manini’s brand Gluten-free Multi-Purpose Flour

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. This flour just makes the best bread!  I used to be able to buy this locally, but now it isn’t available anywhere near my. I buy Maninis gluten-free flour from Amazon now. Click here to see it at Amazon.

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. 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, or buy directly from the Maninis website. You can search to see if it is available near you here. Or like I said, you can buy it from Amazon if that’s easier.

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 $25-$35 per bag depending on where you buy, equals about $5-$7 per loaf. The other ingredients you need, water, eggs, apple cider vinegar, oil, and yeast are very inexpensive.

Can I use another flour blend in this recipe? 

Answer: Maybe! 

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 recommend using Maninis flour for this, and I’m not getting any kickback from them for saying so! Seriously, they don’t know who I am!

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.

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

How to make gluten-free Bread in your Bread Machine:

*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. Note that most bread machine instructions will tell you to add the yeast dry, and add it on top of all the other ingredients. That did NOT work well for me for this recipe. I recommend proofing the yeast first!

*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. You can also pull out the blade(s) from the baking pan so it won’t be stuck in there during baking if you prefer.

*I do not recommend you use the time delay feature.

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

Update: I have had many requests for a scaled down version of this recipe. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as easy as just halving everything. I am determined to try to get this to you in 2020, as well as provide a homemade flour alternative to use in it!

Easy Gluten-free Dairy-free Bread Machine Bread Recipe:

Yield: 1 loaf

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

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

The easiest gluten-free bread machine loaf to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105-110°)
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 egg white (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 420 grams Manini's Multi-purpose gluten-free flour

Instructions

  1. In a glass measuring cup, warm 1 1/2 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 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, your machine should beep. 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 if you'd prefer.
  8. When the bread is done baking, 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.

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. You can also pull out the blades from the baking pan so they won't be stuck in there during baking.

*I do not recommend using the time delay feature.

*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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Tuesday 7th of April 2020

[…] out just right in the bread machine. And best of all, it takes only 10 minutes of work to make this easy gluten-free dairy-free bread machine […]

Jenna

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

My bread maker has a 1 lb, 1 1/2 lb and 2 lb setting. I use the 2 lb setting with this recipe and it overflowed... Any suggestions on what I need to do to change the recipe so that it won't do this?

Margaret

Thursday 5th of March 2020

Hope many slices does everyone usually get?

catalin nastasa

Saturday 1st of February 2020

These breads have eggs, I understand dairy and gluten free , but eggs ? Eggs are the worse, any experience making breads without eggs too ?

Joyce Williams

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Could you send me your scaled down recipe version of this recipe, please?