Gluten Free Vegan Flax Sorghum Sandwich Bread Recipe

August 19th, 2010 yum Posted in Baked Goods, Bread, Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Egg Free, Rice Free, Sorghum, Soy Free, Teff, Vegan, corn free 11 Comments »

Those of you who follow this blog know I love fancy shmancy herbed and spiced breads. Sign me up for some rosemary-sundried tomato bread or onion rolls any day. I also love sweet breads- gluten-free cinnamon swirl, norwegian julekake. They make my pulse beat faster. If I could eat gluten-breads, I would try every fun variety of bread out there. But, as it is, I can’t eat gluten, so I have to make my own fun varieties. Delightful as fancy breads are, though, we still need a homespun everyday bread for lovelies like bread and butter (or soy free margarine), veggie sandwiches (hummus and avocado, how i love thee), and toast with meyer lemon marmalade. This bread is a vegan, rice free everyday sandwich bread inspired by an earlier roll recipe. I hope you enjoy! It makes one large loaf and will fill a 9*5 pan quite full or a slightly larger pan less full. Two half loaves are pictured- I made a sweet version as well as this one with one dough recipe.


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Sorghum Sandwich Bread Recipe
Ingredients
3 tbsp. ground flax combined with 3/4 cup water in food processor (or, if you eat eggs, 3 eggs whisked together)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups hemp milk (or other GF dairy alternative)
1 tsp. salt
1 TBSP xanthan gum
1/3 cup potato starch (NOT flour) or arrowroot or tapioca starch
2 cups sorghum flour
1 cup arrowroot or tapioca starch
1/3 c. GF teff or buckwheat flour (any wholegrain flavorful flour)
1 TBSP active dry yeast
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

Extra hemp milk for brushing
kosher salt flakes (optional)

Directions
Grease bread pan and dust with flour. Preheat oven to 375 F.

Blend or process flax and water until you have a frothy, egg-like texture. Pour into bowl of heavy duty mixer and then add oil, vinegar, and sugar, combining. Add dry ingredients. Warm milk in the microwave (or on the stove) and add to the bowl, gently folding it into the flour. Turn on motor, let ingredients combine thoroughly then turn power to medium and leave for 4 minutes while it stirs.

Use spatula to spoon into bread pan. Brush top with non-dairy milk and sprinkle with (optional) kosher salt. Let rise until doubled in size. This usually takes 30-50 minutes. Don’t let it over-proof. Put in oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. You know it is done when it is golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap it.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. Resist urge to tear into it like a starving wolf. Well, try. When it has cooled completely you can slice into it. You can cut it immediately before serving or if you want to freeze it, slice it all, wrap in saran wrap and freeze in a ziploc bag.

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Gluten-free Vegan Sorghum Flax Banana Bread Recipe

August 6th, 2010 yum Posted in Baked Goods, Bread, Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Dairy Free, Easy, Egg Free, JM friendly, Nut Free, Rice Free, Sorghum, Soy Free, Vegan, banana 6 Comments »


About one year ago, I published a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe for banana bread that has been astonishingly popular here at the Book of Yum. To date it has 42 comments, indicating to me that we are a community that definitely appreciates a good, easy quick bread. It was a very tasty recipe, and served me well in the early days when I only had to be dairy-free to breastfeed Baby Yum. Unfortunately it turned out that she was not only sensitive to dairy but to eggs as well, so I soon needed a new recipe. I found that while egg replacer has its uses, it yielded a somewhat gummy quick bread and so I was stymied for a time until I discovered the joys of flax seed as an egg replacer. To my delight, when you thoroughly process ground flax seed with water (in a blender or small food processor) it acts very much like eggs in a recipe. However, unlike the original, I find it useful to add some xanthan gum to compensate for any additional “crumbliness” resulting from the lack of egg. This is a delicious recipe and made for a delicious breakfast this morning basted with some soy-free earth balance margarine. Yum! I added lemon essence which gives this banana bread a little something special and decreased the sugar for those who want less of a sugar buzz with their morning coffee. If you are a traditionalist, you can add up to an additional 1/4 cup of sugar and replace the lemon with more vanilla. I added some teff flour for whole grain goodness and replaced rice with sorghum. You could easily substitute two cups of your favorite gluten-free flour blend for the flours that I used. You could also just use more sorghum instead of teff if you prefer. I think this recipe is something special. Heavy, gummy vegan bricks begone- this recipe is light, fluffy and fruity and I don’t think you’ll miss the eggs or dairy! If you try it, tell me about it in the comments!

Gluten Free Vegan Sorghum Banana Bread Recipe
Ingredients
1 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup potato starch (may sub tapioca or arrowroot starch)
1/4 cup teff flour
1/4 cup arrowroot starch (may sub tapioca starch)
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 tbsp ground flax seed + 1/2 cup water, processed in blender or food processor until they form an eggy goo
1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe bananas (3 or 4)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon essence
1/2 cup canola oil
Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray medium bread pan with nonstick cooking spray or grease with palm shortening and reserve. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and then make a well in the center. Add flax gel, banana, sugar, and oil to the center and combine them before folding into the rest of the dry ingredients. Pour or spoon batter into your bread pan. Bake for an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes before removing from pan, and then cool on a wire rack until you cant stand it any longer (ideally until bread is entirely cool, but hey, Im only human.) Slice a piece and enjoy!
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