Gluten-Free Teff Bread (Vegan Optional)

gluten-free bread

These days, I’ve been in search of a homemade bread that omits the white flour and is still tasty, soft, and filling. Usually, whole-grain and whole-wheat bread variations will have a little bit of white flour in the mix, making them less than pure. This creation has completely filled this gap. I’m okay with a bit of butter and eggs in this gluten-free teff bread recipe, but you can always substitute the butter with oil and the eggs with flax “eggs”.

The glow is in the gluten-free grain:

Teff: is a staple in traditional Ethiopian cooking. It is full of calcium, protein and fiber is fitting for porridge, stew, pilaf or baked goods. It contains the 8 essential amino acids and is rich in manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, aluminum, barium, thiamin, and vitamin C (rare for grains). It helps maintain blood sugar levels, as it has a relatively low glycemic index, thus a good option for diabetics. It will stimulate bowel movements and is incredibly versatile.

Gluten-Free Teff Bread (optionally vegan)

Makes 1 loaf for about 15 slices

Ingredients:

Yeast:

  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Dry:

  • 1.5 cups teff flour
  • 3/4 cups sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Wet:

  • 3 eggs (vegan: 3 flax eggs)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (vegan: vegetable or coconut oil)
  • 1  tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey (vegan: sugar/agave/maple syrup)

Directions:

In a small bowl whisk together 1 packet of yeast with 1 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs. Melt the butter and slowly add the butter to the eggs while whisking.

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Whisk the apple cider vinegar and honey into the melted butter and add to the dry ingredients along with the water and yeast.

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Fold until smooth and place in a greased bread tin.

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Cover with a moist towel and set in a warm place for 1 hour to allow to rise. After 45 minutes, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, place into the oven for 55-60 minutes. Remove, let sit to cool, and eat warm or at room temperature.

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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