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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Homemade Gluten Free Bread - Bread Machine!

My bread maker arrived J, so last weekend I had to test out a recipe! The bread maker has a gluten free cycle, and 2 specific GF bread recipes supplied by Bob’s Red Mill. The recipe calls for eggs which I used, however, next time I will try a “flax egg” substitute.

The recipe is really simple and easy to follow. I found there was a little bit of crusty unmixed dough on the sides, so next time I’ll give it a little help on the mixing cycle and make sure the sides are clean.

Gluten free bread takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes on my bread machine - it's hard waiting! 

The finished product was soft, moist, had good height and was super yummy! :D

3 large Eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
1/2 cup Potato Starch (I used arrowroot)
1/2 cup Garbanzo Bean Flour
1-1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 cups Hot Water (150 degrees)
1 tsp Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Canola Oil
4-1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
3 Tb Sugar
3 Tb Non-dairy Creamer
2-1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
2 cups Brown Rice Flour

Stir together in a bowl: rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, cup garbanzo bean flour, sea salt, xanthan gum, non-dairy creamer and sugar.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the hot water, eggs, vinegar and oil. Place the wet ingredients in the baking pan. Pour the dry ingredients on top of the wet. Make a small well on the top middle of the dry ingredients and add the yeast.

Set the bread machine according to the bread machine directions and press start.

Remove from bread machine when bake cycle is complete. Invert pan and gently shake to remove bread. Cool upright on a rack before slicing.  Makes one 1-1/2 lb loaf (16 slices).


  1. It was yummy. Better than all breads I have tasted since being gluten free in January 2012. Thanks Janelle!

  2. What brand of bread maker did you purchase? Is there anything that you don't like about it/would you suggest it to others?

  3. I have a Hamilton beach Homemaker bread maker. It's nothing fancy but has the gluten free cycle. My mom bought it in Florida at one of the kitchen stores for about $50 - well worth the money :)