Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread

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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…

I call this gluten-free bread a “healthy millet bread” The bread is packed with whole-grain millet, sorghum flour, psyllium husk, arrowroot starch and heart-healthy olive oil. It is super healthy! The millet makes the bread taste so good. The way bread should taste!

 

millet bread, gluten free

 

This gluten-free bread is excellent for sandwiches, or toast it for breakfast with butter and jam or avocado slices. There are many options to use with this bread. What I love about this bread is, it toasts beautifully to a golden colour and perfect crispness.

 

millet bread, gluten free

 

So I know I named this “healthy bread,” but besides that, you can use this bread for just about anything. The other day I made this millet bread into garlic bread slices. If you want to make them, it is easy.

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 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. 

 

healthy gluten-free bread

 

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 numerous healthy gluten-free bread recipes on our blog, but they are all different. This bread recipe is also different. First, it toasts beautifully and has a perfect bread texture. 

It took me a long time to develop a bread recipe that toasts this well. And, the bread tastes like bread, not 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.

 

 

healthy millet flour

 

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.

 

healthy millet bread, gluten free

 

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 also sprinkle it over 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.

Difference between psyllium husk and 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.

 

gluten-free healthy bread

 

I hope you give this gluten-free healthy millet bread a try. We all love different bread textures and flavours. I think this millet bread recipe is a keeper. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. GF Whole psyllium husk or 2 tsp. Psyllium husk powder
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Lukewarm water (about 100 F)
  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp. GF Millet flour
  • 2 cups arrowroot starch 
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Fine coconut sugar, honey or pure maple syrup. *if you are using honey/maple syrup add it to milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. Warm milk, about 115 F
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
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    Instructions

  • 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
  • BAKING
  • 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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    3 Responses to Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread

    • Sarah K. May 11, 2021

      great bread, love the texture!

    • Rhonda May 12, 2021

      I love the consistency of this bread especially for sandwiches. Should I keep it in the fridge?

      • Kristina May 12, 2021

        yes I recommend keeping the bread in the fridge

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