Those who have attempted to make vegan products know that you must get creative. It’s always a challenge for us to make vegan food that’s reminiscent of its traditional counterpart. We know that one of the challenges many of you have is making your own vegan bread. For reasons of cost and ingredients, you try to make vegan bread at home but what you get is a dense product with a bad taste. We understand your pain, so we’re going to share with you our recipe to make a vegan bread that’s also gluten free!

The biggest challenge of making vegan bread is to get roughly the same result without using eggs. Here’s the trick: use apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Using these two ingredients, you will allow the bread to rise and give it a soft texture. For your convenience, we would recommend investing in a bread machine if you plan to make bread all the time. That way you don’t have to spend so much time kneading and baking each time you want to make bread. We use a Zojirushi BB-CEC20 bread machine and have been very pleased with the product. We’ve been using our machine for 4 years and it hasn’t given us any problems. It still makes bread the same way since day one. We heard good things about the Zojirushi bread machine brand and we haven’t been disappointed.

Vegan Bread Recipe – Ingredients:

Dry

– 3 cups gluten-free flour
– 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp salt

Wet

– 1 cup warm non-dairy milk
– 1 cup warm water
– 3 tbsp vegetable oil
– 2 tsp granulated sugar
– 2 tsp dry active yeast
– 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

1) First, combine the milk with the yeast and allow it to proof for about 5-10 minutes. Add the oil, vinegar, and water and set aside.

2) In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients together thoroughly. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is just combined. Pour the batter into a pan and allow it to rise for 30-45 minutes.

3) Insert the loaf into a pre-heated oven and bake at 350F for 60 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and allow it to cool completely on a rack before slicing.

Note: You can also use the recipe in the bread machine. First pour the wet ingredients into the machine, followed by the dry ingredients, making sure you at the yeast last. Put your machine on the appropriate baking cycle and voila. Again, allow the bread to cool down after it’s done baking. If you’re thinking of buying a bread maker check out the best bread machine reviews for guidance.