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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Oat bread recipe

Searching oat bread recipe?  We have just the oat bread recipe to share with you today that is also gluten free! 

It began with making oat flour, and ended up as a new oat bread recipe.  This oat bread recipe gluten free is very simple to make with the right tools, and pretty tasty as an oat bread recipe no flour.  

Plated oat bread

Do you remember when I said Mr. VS was building a kitchen from the start when we began dating?  No?  That is ok... I will share with you a little bit about it.

You see, every year for my birthday, or Christmas, or whenever, he would make purchases and I would receive them as gifts.  One year I wanted to say, are you trying to tell me something?  My mother spoke up and said he is building a home... so I kept quiet, and do you know that is exactly what he was doing?

One year I received a Vitamix for Christmas and I thought it was to be used more for smoothies.  Although I made a few with it, it was not my go to for all things kitchen.  After my smoothie fest was over, it sat in the cabinet unused for quite a while until I thought why not make my life easier and take out this handy kitchen appliance?    

Vitamix can be a little pricey, but I can tell you they are so worth it.  I have made cookies, cake batter, brownies, smoothies, flour, pulverized dates which is no small feat.  I have taken chicken breasts and made my own ground chicken which then I made into ground chicken and spinach burgers.  They were mighty delicious might I add.  So many things you can do with this little kitchen appliance.  

The best part?  

I know what is going into my food, no preservatives which is a big plus for me.  Preservatives can really wreck our bodies, not to mention all of the added sugars in processed foods which can really affect certain health conditions, speaking from my own experience.    

Gluten free flours can be kind of pricey when you are constantly buying them.  Reading labels are not always as transparent as one would think.  I prefer to make my own food, plus then I get to give back and share recipes with other gluten free folks, or anyone else who is searching for a change really, it makes my heart full.  

I began making up my own recipes as a teenager, but wow have I evolved.  I am no longer the pasta making wonder.  I am making dinners and baked goods like I never knew I would, or even could.  I never thought I would share them with others, but here we are, and I am so glad you are here with us.

So back to making oat flour, it's so easy for me to get off topic.  I measured out two cups of gluten free quick oats and dumped it into the Vitamix, started the dial at 1 and then turned all the way up and let it go until the oats resembled a flour consistency.  I put it into a glass canister and decided I would have it on hand when I was ready to bake my next whatever.  Only that flour kept looking at me, and I said ok, let's make some bread... you know my nemesis.  

A few weeks ago I mentioned I have been wanting to make gluten free bread, it is my one thing I have not been successful with making.  It actually ticked me off!  So I decided then and there, no more, I was making a gluten free oat bread recipe to rival all other recipes, and it was going to be yummy too.

Guess you will have to see if I am successful with this oat bread recipe.  

Gluten free oats in measuring cup

What you will need:
  1. 2 cups of oat flour (already made)
  2. 1 1/2 cups of quick oats
  3. 2 t baking powder
  4. 1/2 t baking soda
  5. 1 T Psyllium husk powder (not familiar with this?  see below for more info)
  6. 1/2 t salt
  7. 3/4 c applesauce
  8. 3/4 c almond milk
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  11. 1/4 cup honey

What you will need to do:
  1. If you have not already made your oat flour, follow directions above, if so, use the 2 cups you made
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together, I did use my mixer for the bread because my past experience has taught me bread can be finicky  
  3. Add in milk & applesauce, mix
  4. Add eggs, vegetable oil, and honey, mix well
  5. Pour into greased bread pans, sprinkle oats on top of batter, this recipe made 2 small loaves of bread
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
  7. You can drizzle additional honey over the top of your bread while warm if you wish
  8. Enjoy!

Gluten free oat bread on vintage plate

So p
syllium husk powder... I had a friend who used this in their homemade pizza dough and swore by it.  It is a thickener, binding agent, and enhances texture which is important when making breads.  You can find it on Amazon, which is where I picked up mine, click the link above to be taken directly to Amazon's site. 

I used the applesauce we had on hand, you can use any kind.  I like using applesauce in baked goods since it really helps in keeping it moist.  The bread does not pick up the applesauce taste if you have never tried this in baking.  My aunt taught me that little trick years ago, thank you auntie.     

Gluten free oat bread batter in bread pans
I made two small loaves, you could combine into one large loaf

Let us know if you try this recipe.  I was so pleased with how it turned out.  I made Mahi Mahi for dinner and added the oat bread as a side.  Do you know I never get to consume bread anymore?  I am not a fan of store bought GF bread, but I know this one will be bookmarked for the future and by my husband's reaction, I know I will be making it again, and again.  Mr. VS said you can make that any day of the week, that is pretty tasty.  It was a nice change of pace for me as well so I was glad when he liked it too.  

Baked gluten free oat bread

As I mentioned before, gluten free flours can be on the pricey side, so I decided why not make my own?  Almonds are expensive and what you yield for the amount of almonds needed, I scratched that off my list pretty quickly.  

I knew I had gluten free oats already here at the house so I decided to see how it would turn out.  In the beginning, I was only going to make the flour and share my finds with you, but like I said... that flour kept taunting me and I knew I had to conquer bread making.

Boy am I so happy I tried!  What a boost in bread making confidence!  I really needed that.  My other attempts at gluten free bread making were a bomb.  They looked great, and tasted like cardboard and felt like the consistency of cardboard too.  It scarred me for life, or maybe it was only until this recipe was created.  Now, I am like hey gluten free bread, you and me, it's gonna happen, and I am not taking any excuses!  

Yeah, so I talk to my food... don't you?  

My next adventure is tapioca flour.  I have used tapioca flour in the past when baking, but never attempted to make my own tapioca flour.  I am kind of excited to see what I come up with when I give that one a try.  The world is your oyster when you decide to give new things a try.

If you feel making your own flour is not something you would like to try, we have added several flours for purchase below.  I highly recommend trying to make your own though.  Having the right tools makes all the difference.  I was eyeing a grain mill to go with my KitchenAid mixer, and decided to see if the Vitamix would measure up to the task to save myself some money.  It did, and guess what?  I saved myself some money, and space since I did not need to find another storage place for a grain mill too.     

Would you like to comment?

  1. The Vitamix looks like a heavy duty blender, reminds me of the Ninja that I bought for my granddaughter. Yum, the recipe sounds good. Thanks so much for linking up at #FoodFriday 22 for Bread Recipes. Shared.

    1. I did not use our Vitamix for years because I thought of it more as a smoothie maker, but then one day I decided to make my own flour, and then it was cookie batter, and then a cake batter. I use it all of the time now. I love it! I should share it more here. It is an investment, but after I had it and was actually using it, I decided it is well worth it.