Friday, April 17, 2020

Gluten Free Hemp Bread

Gluten Free Hemp Bread

Today while carousing GF bread recipes and reading about the need for flours with high protein content, a light bulb went off.  I have some hemp protein powder sitting in my freezer from when my hubby was on an exercise kick and needed the protein for building muscle.  I browsed around for a hemp bread recipe and came across a recipe at  Although the recipe originally said gluten-free, it actually was not, as spelt is the primary flour used.  They have since changed the title of the recipe and I went to work actually making a gluten free, though not necessarily vegan, version.  So here you go, courtesy of FantasticHemp.
Gluten-Free Hemp Bread (adapted from FantasticHemp's Vegan Hemp Bread)

900 g all purpose gluten-free flour mix (I used 400g Bob's all purpose and 500g of my own blend)
50g hemp flour (I used hemp protein powder, 50% protein)
50g hemp seeds (or sunflower if you would prefer a larger, crunchier seed)
1 T xanthan gum (or physillum husk powder)
1 1/2 T kosher salt
3 1/2 C warm water
1 T organic sugar, agave or honey
2 T yeast
1/2 C olive oil
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 egg (or 1T flax + 3T water for vegan)

(My blend is: 4 C sorghum, 1 1/2 C brown rice, 2 C potato starch, 2 1/2 C cornstarch, 1 1/2 C tapioca starch, 1 1/2 C Expandex.  Brown rice and sorghum are interchangeable, as are potato and corn starch.  Regular tapioca starch can be substituted for the Expandex but you won't get the same results.  Thoroughly combine and store in air-tight container.)
Combine water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let stand while you get the other components together.  Weigh out all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Add olive oil, vinegar and egg to the water mixture and slowly add into the dry ingredients.  I use a stand mixer and let run for a few minutes (3-5 minutes).  Grease three 8x4 bread pans.  Divide the dough evenly among the 3 pans.  Dough will be wet, like a thick pancake batter.  Put in a warm, moist place to rise for about an hour.  (I heat a cup of water in the microwave for 2 minutes then put the pans in the microwave with the steamy cup and close the door.)
When the bread has just about risen to the top of  the pan, turn your oven on and heat to 350 degrees.  Put your loaves in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.  Remove from oven when done and allow the bread to sit in the pan for 10 minutes before removing.  After 10 minutes have elapsed, run a butter knife or plastic spatula around the edges and remove bread to a cooling rack.  Allow to cool at least 30 minutes before cutting (an hour is better, but it's so hard to wait!)  Spread with a little organic butter and enjoy!

Printable Recipe here: Hemp Bread

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