Finding food that you enjoyed eating before being on a restrictive diet can be difficult. Finding bread that is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and gum-free is nearly impossible. So I decided to make my own bread and am so pleased about how it turned out! This Sandwich Bread requires one bowl, 10 ingredients, and only needs to be baked for 45 minutes!
How I like to enjoy this sandwich bread:
- By itself with some butter or jam
- Use as sandwich bread
- Use as toast for breakfast with eggs
- Cut up into cubes for garlic croutons
- Make into breadcrumbs and use as breading
- Dip into soup
- And, spread smashed avocado and your favorite avocado toast toppings
A couple notes about grain-free Sandwich Bread:
Yes! The maple syrup is optional. The maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness that you get from grain-FULL breads, but you don't have to add it if you are looking for a sugar free option.
Even though coconut contains the word 'nut' in their name and they grow on trees, coconuts are not nuts. They are a type of fruit called a drupe. Drupes are a fruit with an outer flesh and a seed or pit in the center. Other examples of drupes are avocados, olives, cherries, and plums- even walnuts!
If the bread is a day or two old, it's perfect for making croutons. To make croutons, cut the bread into ½ inch cubes, toss in olive oil, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt. Spread out on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes. The croutons should be golden brown and crispy. Allow the croutons to cool completely before using. You can store the croutons in a closed container in a dry, cool place for about a week.
To make bread crumbs, cut the bread into ½ cubes. Place on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes. This is the same as the croutons but without garlic and olive oil. The goal is to dry out the bread. Once dry, allow to completely cool. Place in a blender or food processor and blend/pulse until you get the consistency of bread crumbs. Do not bend or process when the bread is hot, it will turn mushy.
- 2 cups tapioca starch
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup flaxseed meal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 6 eggs
- 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
- ½ cup oil (olive oil, coconut oil or melted ghee)
- ¼ cup nut milk of your choice
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease a loaf pan with oil or line with parchment paper
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the eggs, maple syrup, oil, nut milk and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until combined
- To the same bowl, add the tapioca starch, coconut flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until completely combined
- Pour the bread batter into the greased loaf pan and place in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top of the bread is crusty and golden brown. If you touch the center of the loaf, it should feel hard and hollow- that's how you know it's baked
- Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting
- Once cut, smear on a slab of butter and enjoy!