Gluten Free Oat Bread
Oat bread with grilled Hulloumi cheese and cucumber relish!
I have found this to be a very easy and useful recipe, and have made it many times. I do fine wheat hard to digest and have found this a great alternative to bread made from wheat! It makes quite a small quantity so you may want to double up on the quantities. Also if you are thinking of using it with say, sugar free jam, leave out the herbs!
Before we start a quick mention regarding gluten.
Are oats gluten free?
The short answer is YES — non-contaminated, pure oats are gluten-free. They are safe for most people with gluten-intolerance and those with Celiac disease. The main problem with oats in gluten-free eating is contamination. Most commercial oats are processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, and rye and can cross contaminate the oats.
Oats are considered safe for those with a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance, and are easier for most people to digest, and much less likely to cause negative reactions. So the good news is that as long as you use 100 percent pure oats or oat flour that has not been contaminated by gluten-rich flours, it’s a great choice for people looking to avoid gluten. Infinity Foods sell gluten free oats (See attached article for more information on the health benefits of oats)
Again, if you are avoid gluten in your diet, check the baking powder. Some do have wheat in them!
120g/3oz of gluten free oats 1.5 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder 2 eggs 120g of fat free yoghurt or kefir milk Finely chopped herbs (rosemary or thyme) or dried herbs
Line a 1lb loaf tin with non stick paper.
Preheat oven to 180c/350f (gas mark 4)
Blend the oats in a blender or food processor to a fine powder. I use a coffee bean grinder, but there are gluten free oat flours on the market already ground.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
Blend the oats, with the eggs, herbs and baking powder.
Add enough yoghurt/kefir to make a runny batter consistence.
Pour in the baking tin. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a knife or skewer comes out clean when put in the centre of the bread.
To store the oat bread, freeze by slicing and inter-weave with non stick parchment paper and place in freezer bag. Stores well in the freezer and can be taken out a couple of slices at a time.
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