This Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread is also dairy free, soy free, egg free, peanut free, yeast free, sugar free, and vegan.
Gluten free bread can be hard to make. That’s why I prefer to make yeast free quick bread. Gluten free quick bread is much easier to make and has a much softer texture, similar to a muffin. Quick bread is also yeast free, which is great for people who have to avoid yeast. I call this my Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread, because when using my own self-rising flour blend recipe it’s so quick to throw a loaf of this together. If you want more easy gluten free quick bread recipes, check out my Ginger Bread, Rosemary Honey Bread, and Gluten Free Lemon Bread.
How to Achieve a Soft Texture in Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread
Multiple ingredients help give this Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread a soft and delicate texture. Like I said, unlike standard yeast bread, you want your quick bread to be much softer and lighter. They should have a very similar texture to a muffin. Think in terms of zucchini bread or cornbread, both of those are very soft bread and are great examples of quick bread. Two ingredients are the stars when it comes to giving this Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread a soft texture.
Coconut flour gives this Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread a great texture. To be honest, coconut flour is an odd flour to bake with. I often see people new to the gluten free ask if coconut flour is a sufficient flour substitute in their baking. The answer normally is no. Coconut flour does not mimic gluten-full flour. It has a VERY light texture and cannot be substituted 1:1 for gluten. That light texture is a perfect addition to this recipe, but it works much better when I combine it with my self-rising flour blend. The distinct flavor of coconut flour is also a pleasant addition to this recipe. Since I only used a small amount of coconut flour you don’t exactly taste the coconut, but it does offer a subtle sweetness.
Applesauce is the other star ingredient that gives this Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread a great soft texture. It also adds a sweet flavor without the need for sugar. By adding just a small amount of applesauce, this bread gets a nice amount of moisture. When making gluten free and egg free recipes, it’s very important to find ways to add moisture. That way your baked goods won’t become the dreaded crumbly gluten free stereotype. Applesauce is a great easy trick to add that moisture, without the need for extra fat (like mayonnaise).
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Easy Gluten Free Quick Bread
- 1 tablespoon Ener-G egg replacer
- 1/4 cup water - for egg replacer
- 2 cups Eat or Drink’s gluten free self-rising flour blend - click for recipe
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4 oz apple sauce
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil or olive oil - olive oil will have a distinct taste
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 teaspoons oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bread pan with a small amount of oil.
- Make egg replacer egg by combining egg replacer powder and water. Set aside to thicken.
- In a large bowl whisk the self-rising flour, coconut flour, ground flax seeds, and salt.
- In a medium-sized bowl whisk your milk, oil, applesauce, and apple cider vinegar.
- Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix very well with a rubber spatula for about 2 minutes.
- Spread the dough into your already greased bread pan. Using a brush spread on your oil (just enough to evenly coat the top) and sprinkle on your salt.
- Bake in the center of your oven for about 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry. Let cool completely, slice, and enjoy!