Bread. It’s a staple of the American lifestyle. In almost every restaurant or at almost every fast food chain across the nation, you’re going to find bread incorporated into almost every meal. It’s everywhere, and for many of us, it’s just another part of our everyday meals.
But when it comes to living a gluten free lifestyle, it seems that bread is the one thing you have to live without. In a country where bread is such a huge part of your regular meal, this can be a very difficult task. That’s probably why one of the biggest requests we get on our blog is for more gluten free bread recipes. Even with all the great gluten free flours out there, making gluten free bread can sometimes be as difficult as re-creating the wheel!
So does gluten free mean bread free as well? Do I have to abandon all hope of every having bread again because of my gluten free diet? Can’t there be a simple solution to making gluten free bread while still maintaining my gluten free lifestyle?
There is! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Grandpa’s Kitchen Gluten Free Bread & Pizza Mix. When it comes to creating delicious, gluten free bread, this mix is the King! It’s super easy to bake and create delicious, gluten free bread in half the time it takes to make regular bread. I took the basic Bread Making recipe found on the back of the packaging, made a few Honeyville tweaks, and came up with this delicious Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe. Check it out below, and I promise you, you’ll be wanting your own bag of Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix yourself!
1 Pack Grandpa’s Kitchen Gluten Free Bread & Pizza Mix
1 tsp Salt
3 tsp Brown Sugar
2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 1/2 Tbsp Honeyville Buttermilk Powder + 1 Cup Water
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Bananas
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Reconstitute your buttermilk powder in a large bowl and add yeast from the Grandpa’s Kitchen Mix, then let sit for 5 minutes. Add eggs and coconut oil, then mix together.
Re-hydrate banana’s by soaking in a large bowl, then drain the excess water.
Add mix, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda to wet ingredients and mix together. Spoon in banana’s and mix until a smooth and shiny dough appears.
In a greased, 9″ x 5″ loaf pan, pour in batter, cover, and let rise for about 20 minutes. The dough won’t rise like a typical bread dough, but will fill in throughout the pan.
Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. About half way through, loosely cover the top with foil, to avoid burning.
When finished, turn out on a cooling rack immediately. Slice, and serve.
The first reaction to this bread is just how amazingly light and fluffy it is. Typically gluten free breads tend to be pretty dense, but not with this mix! Not only was it light and fluffy, but it had a spongy, flexible texture as well. You could easily make sandwiches or toast with this bread. Or just slap some honey or jam on a slice while it’s still warm.
Once the slice hits your mouth, you’ll be amazed at how similar to regular bread it really is! There’s a sweet, tangy taste from the Buttermilk, but what wasn’t extremely overpowering were the bananas! In fact, if I could re-due the recipe, I’d probably add two cups of bananas, and 2 tsp of cinnamon to really enhance that banana flavor.
So does gluten free really mean bread free? Thanks to Grandpa’s Kitchen Gluten Free Bread Mix, not anymore!