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Gluten Free Bread in a Crockpot

I have not attempted to make gluten free bread since the flood because I lost my favorite roaster pan that I always made my bread in.  I have no idea where it went as I thought we packed everything, but some how the Pampered Chef roaster got lost in the mix.

I found an interesting recipe for making the bread in a crockpot and thought I would try it out.  Next time, I am going to try my go to recipe that I used to always make in the roaster just to see how it works in the crockpot, but today, I used a recipe that I found on The Inspired Housewife.

Gluten Free Crock Pot Sandwich Bread Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups of Sorghum Flour

1 Cup Tapioca Starch

1/2 Cup Gluten-Free Oat Flour

1 1/4 Sea Salt

2 Teaspoons xanthan gum

1 Package Rapid Dry Yeast

1 1/4 Cups warm water

3 Tablespoons of olive oil (I used extra virgin)

1 Tablespoon honey or agave nectar (I used honey)

1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice

2 Eggs beaten

Spray or grease for your bread pan (not the crock pot)

Instructions:

With the crock pot I have found you do not need to put your dry yeast in your warm water to activate it and make it froth.  The crock pot creates a warm and moist environment conducive to your bread rising without any issues.

  1. Take all your dry ingredients and mix in a separate mixing bowl.

  2. If you own a stand mixer like I do put all your wet ingredients in your mixers bowl first.  I do this because I always seem to have a dry spot at the bottom and center of my bowl where the dough paddle cannot reach.

  3. Once all the wet ingredients are whipped together add in 1/4 cup of the dry ingredients at a time, stopping your mixer to use a soft spatula to get any dry flour from the sides of your bowl.

  4. Place crumpled tin foil or canning lids like I do on the bottom of your crock pot.

  5. Grease your bread pan, I use a regular sized bread pan that fit perfectly in my six quart crock pot.

  6. Pour your dough into the greased bread pan using your soft spatula to smooth the top and make the top even.

  7. Place bread pan on top of canning lids inside of your crock pot and cover with the lid.

  8. Add a spoon between the crock pot and rubber seal of lid to create a hole for steam to leave.

  9. Turn your crock pot on high and walk away.  My bread took me two and three quarter hours to cook, but I recommend the first couple times you check it at the two hour mark to be safe.

  10. Once cooked take pan with bread out of crock pot, then take bread out of bread pan and place on wire rack to cool.

I just took the bread out of the crockpot and it is cooling as I write this post.  It smells wonderful and hopefully it will be my new go to recipe for gluten free bread.  I will let you know how my other recipe turns out in the crockpot when I make it.

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