Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Happy hump day! Hope your week is going well.

I love this bread. Really. It's amazing. You wouldn't think it was gluten free, as it's not the least bit dry, and it doesn't crumble apart when slicing it. Super easy to make too. Promise.

Brown Rice Bread with Pumpkin Seeds - makes one 3"x8" loaf.

1 cup very warm water
1 8g packet of instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup sorghum* flour (I used Bob's Red Mill brand)
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup skim milk powder
2 teaspoons guar gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 egg whites
1 egg
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

* for the what's what on sorghum, click here.

Spray a 3"x8" loaf pan with oil, then line with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together water, sugar and yeast. Let stand for about 5 minutes until mixture starts to foam. In a large bowl, stir together all dry ingredients until well combined. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat together egg, egg whites, vinegar and oil until well blended. Add yeast mixture and beat to combine. With mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry mixture. On medium speed, beat dough for 5 minutes. Scrape dough into prepared pan and allow to sit in a warm spot, for about 60 minutes, or until dough has risen to top of pan.

Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Bake for about 35 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when lightly tapped on bottom. Allow to cool, in pan, on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

Have a great day! Back soon.


Melissa said...

Oooh that last picture has pushed me over the edge - peanut butter and bananas are my fav combo ever so that with honey and your bread - wowza.

Tania Ramonde said...

It looks soooo tasty!! Thanks for sharing!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Happy Hump Day to you too! Love the look of this bread (and your Hovis tin!) x

McMaster and Storm said...

YUM! & the pan you baked it in......swoon.

koralee said...

This looks amazing! Hope you are well and your Valentine's day was lovely. xo

amy walters said...

This is the prettiest load I've ever laid eyes on!!!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

how strange - i was just thinking about peanut butter and bananas this morning...this bread looks delicious!

PinkPanthress said...

Thnx for posting this!
I'm always interested in new sorts of bread.

Though, I do hope the dough is kneadable by hand, 'cause in my Family (mother is Turkish) it is like commiting a sacrilege to use the mixer when we make bread. :D

Helene @ Homebound said...

oh Janis, can i please have that slice of bread with the peanutbutter and bananas? please, please, it just looks soooo yummy. have a lovely day, xo.

Punctuation Mark said...

great recipe... i will certainly try to make this one! Happy Friday!

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

I'm going to make this today!! I love all your recipes Janice! I'm curious, you seem to use guar gum over zanthum gum, is there a reason behind that?


liza said...

I will definitely try this one! Thank you Janis. Thanks again for the gluten-free goodies!