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Fresh new ideas while on the Cycle Diet. Gluten Free recipes and substitution suggestions are indicated. Open to the public.
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TOPIC: Gluten Free Breads

Gluten Free Breads 30 Aug 2006 19:11 #4336

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For those of you who are experimenting with gluten free baking I found these recipes and thought they might be interesting to try.

[b:5583288585]Flax Bread [/b:5583288585]
Ground flax seeds give body and a slightly nutty flavor to this flat bread. Serve with soups and sliced thin for sandwiches.

1 cup flax meal
3/4 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon anise seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon molasses
3/4 cup water
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 425?. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.

Combine the flax meal, garbanzo flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and anise seeds in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, molasses, water and eggs. Add to the flour mixture and beat hard with a wood spoon for about 30 seconds to activate the xanthan gum, which will thicken the batter. The dough will be sticky. Spoon two equal mounds onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a rubber spatula dipped in water, pat the mounds into two 6-inch diameter disks about 1 inch high. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake until lightly browned and firm, 22 minutes. Let cool on a wire baking rack.

Makes two flat breads; 8 servings

PER SERVING: 155 calories, 7 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat (1 g saturated), 53 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 5 g fiber.

[b:5583288585]Teff Gingerbread with Dates [/b:5583288585]
Teff, sometimes spelled tef, is a grass native to Ethiopia. It's ground into a fine flour.

1 cup brown (dark) teff flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup boiling water
4 dates, pitted and chopped

Preheat the oven to 350?. Butter a 8-inch square cake pan and line the bottom with baking parchment.

In a large bowl, combine the teff flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs. Add the molasses and boiling water and beat until smooth. Beat in the flour mixture; then stir in the dates by hand.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely in the pan before unmolding. Cut in half, and then cut each half into 6 slices.

Makes 12 slices

[b:5583288585]PER SLICE:[/b:5583288585] 200 calories, 3 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat (5 g saturated), 56 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium, 2 g fiber.

Gluten Free Breads 08 Oct 2007 01:37 #4337

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I have a great bread recipe but I think the key is to have a good bread machine. I have the Cusinart bread machine with the gluten free setting and I make a loaf a week. I will post the recipe. I also have tons n tons of Gluten free recipes if anyone is interested.


My Bread Recipe


Wet ingredients:

3 large eggs (I use to whole eggs and 2 whites)

1 tsp cider vinegar

¼ cup canola oil

1-1/2 cup water (luke warm)


Dry Ingredients:

2 cups Fava bean flour (or if you prefer rice flour)

½ cup potato starch

½ cup tapioca flour

1/3 cup corn starch

1 Tbsp xanthan gum

3 Tablespoons sugar

1 ½ tsp salt

2/3 cup dry milk ( I use Kroger Brand or Nestle)

1 envelope dry active yeast ( I use Fleishman’s)



Directions using the Cuisnart Bread Machine

1. Mix all your dry ingredients EXCEPT the yeast

2. Mix all the wet Ingredients

3. Put the wet ingredients in the bottom of the bread pan

4. And the dry on top of that

5. Sprinkle the yeast on top of that.

Close the lid on the machine and select the gluten free setting with the menu button, also set the loaf size to 1.5 and light crust. It will take about 2 ½ hours for the bread to be ready, but I take it out about 20 minutes before the time says, it gets a little brown if not. Remove the bread from pan and let cool about 30 mins then I slice it with an electric knife for nice sand which slices.


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Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Yes, we'd love to have others (healthier) recipes if you want to add them here....:)

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[align=left]I am posting some recipes and product info I used for a support group meeting.
these are good energy to make them have less sugar you could omit the chocolate chips. (note from Debra: This recipe should be saved for follicular phase only!)

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
[align=left]1 cup chunky peanut butter (natural peanut butter)[/align]
[align=left]1 cup packed golden brown sugar[/align]
[align=left]1 large egg[/align]
[align=left]1 t baking soda[/align]
[align=left]½ t vanilla[/align]1 cup chocolate chips

 Preheat oven to 350 mix first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix in chocolate chips. Form generous tablespoon dough for each cookie into ball. Arrange on 2 un-greased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until puffed, and golden about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 mins. Transfer to cooling


My Favorite Specialty Gluten Free Products

LARA BARS- energy type bar made of nuts and dried fruit.. something good to keep in purse
Kroger, and Wild Oats
Bob’s Red Mill All purpose baking mix
Kroger and Wild Oats
Bob’s Red Mill Wonderful Bread Mix
Gluten Free Pantry Sandwich Bread mix- Personal Favorite Taste like “real bread”
Wild Oats or Online
Vans Waffles- great with peanut butter
Wild Oats, Sometimes at Kroger, Publix
Envirokidz gorilla Munchies cereal
Kroger Wild Oats
 Natures Path Corn flakes- not all corn flakes are GF most mainstream contain Malt
Kroger and Wild Oats
Wild Oats
Gillians Rolls- Freezer Section (I microwave then toast in oven)
Bionature Pasta- make sure the bag says gluten free they also make regular
Harris Teeter
Kinnikinnick Pizza Crusts (frozen)
Wild Oats
Enjoy Life  Pre-Made Cookies- Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, No Oats Oatmeal, and Brownie cookies.
Wild Oats
EREWHON Crispy Brown Rice cereal- I use this in rice crispes, and Rice cream pie. Make sure the Box is blue and says GLUTEN FREE, they make regular and the box can trick you!
Wild Oats

Some Ideas of Regular Gluten Free Products:

·      Fresh, dried and canned fruit

·      Fresh vegtables, most canned read the labels

·      Meats- Fresh, or Hormel Deli meat says gluten free right on the package

·      Nuts- read the ingredients to make sure they are not dusted with flour. Planters are fine.

·      Cheese-Kraft is ok, Kraft will list the wheat source if it contains it on the allergen list. Kroger and Great Value is gluten free

·      Chicken Broth- Swansons original is fine but organic is NOT

  • Pacific 50% less soduim is the tomato soup I use.
·      Rice- brown, yellow, white etc

  • Yoplait yogurt( without the granola) Kroger yogurt
·      Peanut butter- JIF, skippy all varities
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