Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread Recipe
Published on May 08, 2021by Kristina Stosek
This gluten-free healthy millet bread recipe is definitely one to try! I love baking bread and the aroma that comes from the oven while baking. Nothing is cozier, especially on a grey day, you know…clouds and rain. Baking bread at home just makes everything better.
a healthy millet bread recipe
I call this gluten-free bread a “healthy millet bread” The bread is made with whole-grain millet, sorghum flour, psyllium husk, arrowroot starch, and heart-healthy olive oil – it is packed with nutrients and fiber! And the millet flour makes the bread taste so good, the way bread should taste!
uses for gluten-free millet bread
This gluten-free bread is excellent for sandwiches, or toast it for breakfast with butter and jam or avocado slices. There are many ways to enjoy this bread. What I love about this millet bread is, it toasts beautifully to a golden colour and perfect crispness.
how to make garlic millet bread?
First, lightly toast the bread slices. Then, brush one side with a mixture of salted butter, olive oil, minced garlic and chopped parsley.
Place in a preheated oven at 400 F and bake until the bread is golden brown, about 4 – 5 minutes. YUM! The garlic bread goes exceptionally well with our 30-minute gluten free stovetop lasagna or spaghetti Bolognese.
While buying gluten-free bread from a supermarket may be easier and taste ok, this gluten-free millet bread is fresh, made with nutrient-packed ingredients, and you can’t beat the texture.
This has become one of my favourite gluten-free bread recipes. This millet bread you can use for savoury sandwiches or with sweet spreads.
the ingredients in this millet bread are all naturally gluten-free
This healthy millet bread recipe is naturally gluten-free. The ingredients such as millet, sorghum, arrowroot, and psyllium husk are gluten-free and have numerous health benefits. The bread is moist on the inside and has a light crust.
I am super excited about this gluten-free healthy millet bread. I know we have many healthy gluten-free bread recipes on our blog, but this bread recipe is different.
First, it toasts beautifully and has a good bread texture. In addition, it is packed with nutrients and fiber.
It took me a long time to develop a bread recipe that toasts this well. And, the bread tastes like bread, not like a sponge or dry crumbs. If you are looking for a healthy bread recipe but do not like seeds and nuts, this bread is for you.
what is millet?
Raw millet looks like birdseed. When ground into flour, millet is pale yellow colour and is ideal for gluten-free baking. Millet grows primarily in India, Africa and Russia.
health benefits of millet
This tiny whole grain is packed with protein, nutrients and antioxidants. It has been documented that it may help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
nutrients in sorghum
Sorghum is another nutrient-packed grain that is naturally gluten-free. Some vitamin and mineral highlights are B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. And sorghum is an excellent source of antioxidants, protein and fiber.
arrowroot starch is not a grain
Arrowroot is a root vegetable used in gluten-free baking and cooking—this root, when ground to a powder, is an excellent gluten-free thickening agent. Arrowroot also lightens up the texture of gluten-free baked goods. This root is known to stimulate your immune system and treat diarrhea.
psyllium husk is a must-have ingredient in gluten-free pantry
I love psyllium husk. This superfood is excellent in gluten-free baking. Psyllium husk is used to retain moisture and help bread from becoming too crumbly. I often add it to chia pudding, yogurts or add to soups and gravy for extra fiber. 1 ounce of psyllium husk powder has 21.8 grams of dietary fiber. The best part, you can barely taste it. It has a mild flavour of oatmeal.
psyllium husk vs. psyllium powder
They are both made from the same food source. The difference is, the powder is more concentrated nutritionally. You can replace whole psyllium husk for psyllium powder in baking. The ratio is 1 tablespoon of whole psyllium husk to 1 teaspoon of psyllium powder.
I hope you give this gluten-free healthy millet bread a try. We all love different bread textures and flavours. I find this millet bread recipe is a keeper. Enjoy!
Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread Recipe
Published on May 08, 2021by Kristina Stosek
In a medium bowl, whisk psyllium husk with warm water, set aside
In a large bowl whisk together, millet flour, arrowroot starch, sorghum flour, coconut sugar, xanthan gum and yeast
To the bowl of psyllium husk mixture, add warm milk, olive oil and egg. Whisk to combine
Add wet mixture to dry ingredients, and using a spatula mix to combine until you form a sticky ball of dough
Transfer dough into a standard bread loaf pan 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, lined with parchment paper. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour. (I preheated my oven for 5 minutes and placed the pan in the oven). The bread should rise by about half its size
Place a cake pan pan filled with water about 1-inch high on the bottom rack in the oven. Heat the oven to 425 F
Once the bread is proofed, lightly brush it with milk
Place the bread in the oven and immediately reduce heat to 400 F. After 15 minutes, carefully remove the pan with hot water and continue baking for 25 - 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. If the crust starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover the bread with foil paper shiny side up until done baking
Place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing
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I understand, we are working on it for all our future recipes, thank you
I am interested in trying this "Healthy Millet Bread"! I'm wondering if you have version of the recipe in grams so that I can weigh the ingredients on a scale? I've found that I have better success with gluten free bread when I measure this way. Thanks very much.
Roxy, the yeast may have expired. There is no reason why the bread should not rise. I make this bread often, and it always turns out great. Was the dough too dry or too thin for you? I am sorry that it didn't turn out.
This was my first and last time attempting gluten-free bread. I'm so upset I wasted so many expensive ingredients... It barely rised and it did not bake inside. No idea what went wrong...
yes Gina you can use tapioca flour
Can I use tapioca flour instead of arrowroot?
Anon, I can’t answer that question since I have not tested the recipe with sorghum flour that includes tapioca and psyllium, sorry.
Hi Kristina, One more question. I just found that my sorghum flour already contains tapioca starch and psyllium. How much of the sorghum flour should I take then given that I may not need to separately add arrowroot starch and psyllium powder?
Anon, they are US
Hi, Could you please tell me if the volume measurements are metric, US, or imperial?
sorry Christine, but we have not tried this recipe in a bread machine, so don’t know the answer to that
Hi, does this recipe work in a bread machine? Thank you in advance. Christine
yes Valerie, you can use nut milk
Can I use a nut milk in this recipe? Thank you!
Peter, I have not used anything besides xanthan gum in this millet bread recipe. However, if I had to substitute it, I would use couple of beaten egg whites
I used instant quick rise, there is a link in the post to the type of yeast I used Peter, thank you
what type of yeast are you using? Active dry yeast?
is it possible to replace xanthan gum please? Or just not add this artificial staff to it?
yes Ros, you can replace it with tapioca starch, potato starch or corn starch
Sounds a great, but do you think I could replace the arrowroot with tapioca? Thanks!
you can sub sorghum for oat flour, quinoa flour, potato starch (not flour) and amaranth. If you sub for millet the flavour may not be the same Terri, but yes you can
Two questions—can I eliminate sorghum for either flax or millet flour?
yes Lea, you can make an egg-substitute. Here is a link on how to make an egg replacement https://onlyglutenfreerecipes.com/recipe-items/how-to-make-an-egg-substitute/
I have a severe egg allergy. Any suggestions? This looks delicious!
Hi Liana, It should work using a pullman pan, although I have not used it for this millet bread recipe, Kristina
Hi Jen....I just have the bread proofing and I'm excited to bake it. Do you think a Pullman pan would work instead of a cake pan filled with water in the oven? Would love to hear your thoughts.
excellent Jen, thank you for sharing
Thank you soooo much for this bread recipe. The texture is amazing!!
Thank you Trish for sharing, I am so happy that your family loves the millet bread
my gluten-free family LOVES this millet bread, thank you sooo much for this recipe!
Michelle, thank you for sharing
Thank you for this millet bread recipe. My son is 12 and has celiac disease and I couldn’t find a gluten-free bread that he liked until now. He LOVES this bread, thank you so much for this recipe. I have tried some of your chocolate muffin recipes and they are also a big hit, thank you for all your recipes!
thank you Annabel for sharing xx
I don’t normally make comments but this time I had to… this is honestly THE BEST bread I’ve ever made - including wheat bread! I was in absolute shock that it worked and was so impressed. Thank you for sharing this incredible recipe ☺️
yes I recommend keeping the bread in the fridge
I love the consistency of this bread especially for sandwiches. Should I keep it in the fridge?
great bread, love the texture!