Five Grain Gluten-Free Bread

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on February 3, 2010

Bread has never been my thing.  Sure, I enjoyed it warm and crusty speared with a serrated knife at restaurants, but sandwiches didn’t entice me.  I did eat them, but not often by any standard.  Likely, this is because bread has a very high gluten content so it wouldn’t have been jiving with my system.


Anyways, bread hasn’t been something I’ve missed as a celiac.  At least not that much.  If I really need a bread-type-thing, I use frozen english muffins.  Defrost them and toast them.  Thats it!

This is better.  It may not be perfect, but I ate about a third of the loaf on the first afternoon.  For a non-bread person, that says something.  The next day (kept in an airtight container) it was still good.  Its yummy =D.  I even found it addictive.

This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.

Five Grain Gluten-Free Bread
An original recipe of Lauren of Celiac Teen.
3/4 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch/flour
3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/4 cup quinoa
2 tsp xanthan gum
1 packet instant yeast
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
2/3 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp olive oil

1. Whisk flours, quinoa, xanthan gum, yeast and salt together in a bowl.
2. Combine remaining ingredients and pour them into bread machine pan.  Sprinkle dry ingredients over wet ones.  Set bread machine to gluten-free setting at 1.5 lb loaf and light crust.

Note: With my bread machine, I like to stir the dough, especially at the beginning to make sure that the flours all get incorporated.  You don’t necessarily have to, but that’s what I do.

bread dough

Yes.  I like to stir the bread dough.


Isn’t it pretty.  Definitely not crumbly either.  Those crumbs you see just happen to be from me dumping it out of the bread maker.  The bits stuck to the side of the pan fell on out!

See those holes?  Tiny as they may be, they are beautiful.
There are some other big things I have to share:  The Blog Aid Cookbook, spearheaded by Julie, will be available shortly (less than 24 hours!).
My ebook for Haiti will also be available within a couple of days (I’m just finishing it up!).

I don’t have much more to say (and need to get editing!).


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine February 16, 2010 at 2:27 am

What a great looking loaf!

Kate June 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm

By quinoa, do you mean quinoa flakes?

Lauren | Celiac Teen June 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm

No, I meant plain old quinoa.

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