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Gluten Free Breakfast Bread

I've been eating oatmeal for breakfast on weekdays for years. Oatmeal 5 days a week for years. YEARS. And I dreaded the day that I would get tired of it, because oatmeal for breakfast is so easy, so healthy, and most importantly, so portable for work. I am not a morning person, so I barely make it out of the house to get to work on time, so bringing oatmeal in a container to eat at my desk was the perfect solution for me.... until recently. And then I got tired of having the same thing for breakfast every day.

Instead of oatmeal, I have tried bringing in yogurt (no good - I never feel satisfied even after a large bowl with fruit and nuts and granola and agave), I have tried bringing in milk and cereal (no good - too complicated). And then I came up with this bread recipe! It is perfect. I bring in a thick chunk of bread to work, pop it in the toaster, and eat it with my morning cup of coffee. It is just so satisfying and filling and delicious. At home I put butter on it, but at work it is good enough by itself. I don't like sweet things for breakfast so it is perfect for me. It might not be perfect for others as breakfast, but if you like the texture of vegan-paleo-type breads then this recipe is worth trying (though it is obviously not vegan or paleo, it just has that same 'healthy' texture).

I really like the texture and flavor of this bread - it is very nutty and delicious. And I like that I can bake this on Sunday night and it will last me all week.

More gluten-free bread recipes: Buckwheat Bread

Gluten Free Breakfast Bread

I came up with this recipe after trying several versions of coconut flour pancakes (none of which were awesome 🙁 ), and as I looked up recipes for coconut flour bread, I really thought that this bread really needed some kind of flour that would bind, not just ground up almonds or coconut. So I made a flour out of oatmeal. I've been using this flour as a partial substitute for wheat flour and I've really been liking it, so I will try to create more recipes with it. But until then, here is the recipe for the Gluten Free Breakfast Bread.

Gluten Free Breakfast Bread

Gluten Free Breakfast Bread

Makes: 8 servings. Total time: 40 minutes.

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup oat flour* (See notes below)
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup olive oil (or any oil of your choice)

Note: You can make your own oat flour by processing quick cooking or instant oatmeal in a blender or a magic bullet for a few seconds until a flour forms. In order to have true gluten-free bread, you must use oatmeal or oat flour that is specifically labeled gluten-free, otherwise, oats often contain traces of wheat.

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a small bread loaf pan with butter or spray with non-stick spray. I used an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.

2. Combine all the dry ingredients (coconut flour, oatmeal flour, almond flour, flax seed, salt & baking soda) in a large bowl and mix well.

3. Combine the eggs, milk, and oil in a large bowl and mix with a whisk until combined.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir well until all the clumps are broken up.

5. Add the batter to the greased baking dish and bake at 350F for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6. Remove from heat and allow to cool before slicing.

7. Serve warm with a juicy smear of salted butter. Mmmm!

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Friday 19th of March 2021

Lovely! I added 1/3 c of homemade pumpkin apple butter to this , it was amazing!


Friday 19th of March 2021

ohh that does sound amazing!! Now I am craving some apple butter.


Tuesday 4th of August 2015

We love that this bread is GF and utilizing so many great ingredients like oat flour and flax seeds. We hope to make it dairy-free as well by using a nut-based milk; do you think that the batter will prepare just as well?


Friday 24th of July 2015

the oatier the better for me when it comes to bread. I love this breakfast bread! I am going to put it in my next week's link roundup.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

I think this bread is beautiful for breakfast but it wasn't until I read that you'd eat it with some salted butter that I knew you were on my side. :)

Little Cooking Tips

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Panos doesn't like eating sweets in the morning as well, so this is a great alternative for the classic oatmeal:) What we usually do with rolled oats, is serving them with a little all-bran, different nuts each day, a couple of dry fruits or raisins and a different (half) fruit as well. Oh and low fat milk. This helps changing the taste a bit so you won't get bored:) But we realize what you mean when you said..."FOR YEARS" above:):):) This bread seems very easy to make, plus it's versatile (you can also drizzle some honey on it for example). So, it's a really good frugal recipe! Excellent work Kate. Greetings, Panos and Mirella

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