Low Allergen Bread Recipe – Gluten Free
This Low Allergen Gluten-Free Bread is healthier than most and takes only five minutes to prepare for baking. The nutrient-dense ingredients are chia, buckwheat flour, chickpea flour, flaxseed, and psyllium husk.
Why is this a low allergen bread?
This bread is grain-free, nut-free, xanthan gum free, egg-free, dairy-free and yeast-free. All these ingredients are considered high allergen foods. Some other known high allergen foods are soy, shellfish, wheat and peanuts. These foods are responsible for 90 percent of all food allergies.
What does low allergen bread taste like?
The pictured bread is made with healthy dark buckwheat flour. So it has a more robust and nuttier flavour and darker colour. The bread is denser than some bread, moist and easy to slice. The texture is almost like German rye bread.
If you want the bread to be milder tasting, use the light buckwheat flour. The colour of the bread will be lighter and the flavour milder. However, the texture will remain the same.
What is chickpea (garbanzo flour)?
Chickpea flour comes from garbanzo beans (chickpeas). It is made first by soaking the garbanzo beans in water and then drying them at 100 C. Once dry, they are ground into a fine powder — the flour. Check out this Gluten-Free Chickpea Date Fudge Brownies Recipe!
Which is better, chickpea flour or almond flour?
Chickpea flour is lower in calories and fat than almond flour. The flour is less dense and is probably the closest flour to replacing almond flour in gluten-free baking.
Dark buckwheat flour vs light buckwheat flour.
Dark buckwheat flour is made from unhulled buckwheat and has dark specs throughout. It has a robust and nutty flavour. Light buckwheat flour is made from hulled buckwheat, has a milder taste and is a little less nutritious.
Is buckwheat a grain or a seed?
I know it may sound confusing. Buckwheat, is it wheat? No, officially, it is not even a grain. Buckwheat is a seed harvested from a flowering plant related to rhubarb. Check out this Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancake Recipe!
Why is this low allergen gluten free bread healthy?
Here is why!
Chia: antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty
Buckwheat flour: protein, fiber, and may improve heart health, promote weight loss, and help manage diabetes
Chickpea flour: protein, fiber, iron, Thiamine, folate
Flaxseed meal: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6
Psyllium husk powder: fiber (used to act as a binder to replace eggs, and it gives gluten-free bread dough the elasticity and flexibility)
Extra virgin olive oil: monounsaturated fats, good for heart health, vitamin E, vitamin K, and potent antioxidants.
Apple cider vinegar: Vitamin C, B-Vitamins, and polyphenols
To summarize, this low allergen bread is rich in fiber and protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and is lower in carbs than most gluten-free bread recipes.
How to make this low-allergen bread?
This bread is the simplest gluten-free recipe ever!
Start with soaking the chia in hot water for 15 minutes. The reason chia is first soaked is to make them much easier to digest, but it also helps increase the amount of nutrients your body is able to absorb.
While the chia is soaking, get the ingredients ready.
First, mix the dry ingredients.
Whisk olive oil, apple cider vinegar and water with the chia mixture
Add chia mixture to dry ingredients and briefly mix until the batter comes together. It will be sticky and soft.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, shape the top, so it is round, and bake.
Cool the bread completely on a rack before slicing.
How to store the bread?
The bread should be in a plastic bag and refrigerated. It will keep up to 5 days when refrigerated.
Can you freeze the low allergen bread?
Yes, this bread freezes beautifully. Wrap the whole bread in foil paper and place it in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months.
This low allergen gluten-free bread makes tasty, satisfying, savoury sandwiches. To make delicious sandwiches add your favourite fillings: creamed avocado, tuna or salmon spread, avocado egg salad or bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion sandwich…the famous BLT, it’s so good!
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