Oatmeal and Millet Bread RecipeThis is a gluten free oatmeal and millet bread recipe with flax seed. It creates two hearty loaves of bread that are the perfect balance of sweetness, whole grain flavor, and texture.
This recipe is adapted from one at Gluten Free Mommy.
Millet Bread Recipe
Ingredients (makes 2 small loaves)
To make your own flour, place 1 cup quick or old-fashioned Quaker oatmeal, uncooked, in blender or food processor. Cover and blend 60 seconds. Makes 1/2 cup flour.
Make sure all your dry ingredients (and eggs) are at room temperature.
Grease the bottom of two 8-inch bread pans. Preheat oven to 200 degrees then turn oven off.
In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate, medium bowl, combine eggs, molasses, vinegar, and melted butter.
Heat the water for proofing the yeast. It should be 120 degrees. (No thermometer? Then just barely hot to the touch.) In a small bowl, stir together the active dry yeast and one teaspoon of sugar. Add 1/4 cup of the heated water. Let the yeast mixture rest for 10 minutes. If it is not foamy and active after ten minutes then start over with another packet of yeast.
Once the yeast is ready (or proofed), add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Then add the yeast mixture.
Using a stand mixer, beat the dough on high for about 15 minutes while slowly adding the remaining cup of water (should still be warm). Your millet bread dough should be like very stiff cake batter. If you accidentally add too much water simply add a little rice flour until you achieve the right dough consistency.
Divide the millet dough and place in the greased, 8-inch bread pans. Place pans in oven to rise for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. You can put plastic wrap or a towel over the pan. Once the dough has risen to the top of the pan, bake your millet bread for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until a thermometer placed into the center of each bread loaf reads 190 degrees F.
Substitutions and Additions
To turn this Millet bread recipe into a Quinoa bread recipe, substitute 1/2 cup Quinoa flour for the Millet flour and add 1/4 cup more Oat flour. Or Quinoa flour can be substituted for all of the Oat and Millet flour.
A tablespoon of honey or maple syrup, or 3/4 tablespoons of tightly packed brown sugar can be substituted for the molasses.