Vegan, Herb Bread

I love baking breads, this was a recipe I tried out recently for a Women’s Day Event I co hosted.

Quite a dense, nutrient rich bread. It has a rustic Italian bread appearance.

Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan friendly

Instructions

1/4 cup warm almond milk (not boiling)

1 tsp coconut sugar

1 Tbsp dried yeast

1 Tbsp non- dairy milk of choice

1 1/ 2 cup oat flour

2 cups gluten free self raising flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp grapeseed oil

1/3 cup water as needed

1 large handful mixed herbs of choice, finely chopped

Optional add ins: Flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.

Proof the yeast by placing the dry yeast with 1/4 cup warm almond milk and mix with 1 Tbsp coconut sugar. Allow for it to sit for 5 minutes. If it bubbles that’s a good sign.

Place the yeast mixture with the remaining ingredients in food processor or mix using your hands. Mix well until a soft sticky dough forms. If the dough seems to dry add more water, bit by bit, if it’s too soft add a bit more flour.

If you are using your hands, make sure you work on a floured surface and your hands have been lightly oiled.

Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Make sure the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the dough and allow to prove in a warm place for a few minutes. (Not in direct sunlight or directly on top of a heat source).

After the dough has risen, roll the dough a few times on a floured surface, shaping it into a loaf or placing it into a lined bread tin, bake in the oven at 175 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Allow the bread to cool off properly before slicing. Serve with vegan butter.

The bread is also freezer friendly!

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Qualified chef, Health Coach and Nutritionist based in Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa

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