Low-FODMAP Maple Egg Bread Recipe: Simply Delicious! Gluten-free, Dairy-free
August 14, 2017
Bread. Its a sensory experience. Pulling apart a crust from the middle. Savoring the colors of a bread basket. Crunching on toast. Smelling loaves in the oven.
Lately I have had a serious hankering for fresh baked low-FODMAP bread.
Not just any bread, either. I decided that I needed to make a spongy, springy, chewy, and slightly sweet low-FODMAP bread recipe. Perfect for holiday meals, low-FODMAP french toast, or a fancy low-FODMAP grilled cheese. This dairy-free, gluten-free, low-FODMAP bread is both simple and delicious!
I consulted some experienced sources and concocted a low-FODMAP egg bread/challah recipe using maple syrup, fresh eggs and a combination of flours. I know it can be a bit more cumbersome to buy more than one flour choice, but I think it is worth it. With gluten-free baking it really makes a difference to the texture of the final product. Plus with this recipe you don’t have to knead the bread, so it is actually quite simple!
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Be healthy and happy,
Rachel Pauls, MD
Low-FODMAP Maple Egg Bread/Challah
Modified from ‘Gluten-free Baking Classics, 2nd ed’. Annalise G. Roberts, 2008.
Bake time: 50 minutes
Temp: 400 degrees F
Prep time: 15 minutes prep, 50 minutes rise, 50 minutes bake (total: 115 min)
Equipment: 9 by 5 inch loaf pan, greased
Although this recipe has not been tested, a reasonable serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 3 TB canola oil
- Bread mixture:
- 2/3 cup millet flour
- 1/3 cup sorghum flour
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup potato starch
- 1/3 cup tapioca flour
- 2 TB sweet rice flour (this is rice flour made from glutinous rice, and is not the same as plain rice flour)
- 3 TB granulated sugar
- 1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 packet /¼ ounce/2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast granules
- 2/3 cup water, warm to 110 degrees F
- 4 TB maple syrup (room temperature), divided
- 3 for mixture
- 1 TB to brush on top
- Vegetable shortening for greasing
- Sesame or poppy seed for topping (optional)
- Prepare bread mixture, set aside in bowl when combined
- Add other dry ingredients including yeast
- Grease loaf pan well with vegetable shortening
- In electric mixer using flat paddle add egg, oil, warm water and 3 TB syrup
- Combine on low speed
- Add dry ingredients slowly (including yeast), scraping down sides and bottom of bowl
- Once all dry mixture is added, place mixer on high speed for 3 minutes
- Dough should be elastic and springy
- Place dough in loaf pan and make mound higher in middle than sides
- Decorate the top with swirls if desired
- Cover dough with cloth and store in a warm place for 50 minutes
- Dough should rise to 1 inch or less from top of pan
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- When dough has risen the desired amount (over rising will cause the bread to have poor texture), brush with maple syrup and sprinkle with seeds (optional)
- Place rack in center of oven and bake for 10 minutes
- Top should be lightly golden
- Remove and cover with foil and bake additional 40 minutes
- Once completed baking, loosen the edges gently with a knife and invert to cool on rack
- Enjoy with low-FODMAP pumpkin butter or low-FODMAP Strawberry Coulis
- Try it in a low-FODMAP Cajun Tuna Melt!