Delicious whole grain bread (it’s steamed!) {gluten-free}

It is so important for me to know exactly what’s in my food. I have began to make as much as I can from scratch… including bread. Although I love my grandmas homemade bread recipe,  I could see this being more of a staple in my kitchen. If you like to make home made bread, I suggest giving this one a try. It is made with gluten free whole grains , brown rice and rolled oats. It is not grain free, but if you like, check out my paleo bread recipe. I had never even heard about steaming bread before this recipe, but I must admit it was delicious and so moist. I’m sure you could play around with flavors adding either fresh herbs for a more savory taste, or seeds and dried fruit for a sweeter breakfast bread.  I definitely recommend a bamboo basket steamer for this recipe!

 

Steamed Gluten Free Bread

Makes 1 loaf

1.5 cups cooked squash (or sweet potato)
1.5 cups brown rice flour (best to make your own by grinding brown rice in a vitamix)
1 cup oat flour (purchased, or again, make your own from rolled oats)
1/4 cup ground flax
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
2.5 t salt
2.5 t active yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 T honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil for coating bread
Cube squash and boil until tender.
Meanwhile, grind brown rice and oats to make a flour.
Combine flours, flax, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
In a measuring cup, combine warm water, sugar and yeast and let is sit for 5 minutes or until it gets foamy.
Once squash is cooked, drain and pulse with honey in a food processor. Add yeast and water.
Add squash mixture to flour mixture and mix into a ball (best to use your hands here!) Oil hands to shape the bread into a big round ball.
Use a bamboo basket steamer for the next step and place over a pot of boiling water.
Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the steamer and add bread dough.
*Preheat oven to 375*
Steam for 30 minutes. Remove bread from steamer, add more oil to the exterior and bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until the exterior gets firm.
Best enjoyed as fresh bread with a delicious soup!
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