One of the biggest challenges of a gluten-free diet is finding a decent loaf of bread to eat. The store-bought loaves tend to be very expensive and not so tasty. For those brave souls who want to make their own gluten-free bread, it’s difficult to find a recipe that doesn’t contain at least 6 different types of flour in it. Who wants to buy all that flour? Also, the price of gluten-free flour is much higher than that of regular flour, which is discouraging. I know that some gluten-free folks give up on bread altogether because of these challenges.
I am someone who could never give up bread. The convenience of a sandwich is a comfort that I need in my life. After going gluten-free a couple years ago, I tried a few bread recipes, but none of them came out well. At the suggestion of a nutritionist, and against my frugal judgment, I started ordering millet flax bread from a bakery in Tampa, Florida called Sami’s. For gluten-free bread, they have really good stuff. If you live in the Tampa area, I highly recommend it. Their prices are fairly reasonable, with a loaf of bread going for $4.50. However, once you add in the shipping costs, you pay way too much for a loaf. After my last order to Sami’s, I decided it was time to figure out how to make a good loaf of gluten-free bread myself.
I’m happy to say that I’ve done it! I really like this millet flax gluten free bread recipe. It tastes wonderful right out of the oven, and it freezes well. I slice it before putting it in the freezer, and I freeze it in pairs of slices so I can take out just enough for a sandwich. For the millet flour, I buy millet from the bulk bins at Whole Foods and grind it into flour in a coffee grinder.
Millet Flax Gluten Free Bread Recipe Price Breakdown
The ingredients for this recipe cost a total of $3.07. This may sound a bit expensive to those who don’t eat gluten-free, but it isn’t. It is so liberating to be able to come up with an affordable, tasty loaf of gluten-free bread that I don’t have to order online.
Adapted from Food Refashionista.