I have a very nice Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe here on cozebakes which is made using only ground almonds. I wanted to make one which used Gluten Free flour and to include dates and walnuts for extra flavour and crunch.
I’ve adapted this great basic banana bread recipe and it’s worked really well. Banana Bread can sometimes can bad press but it’s a great stand by recipe and this one uses no added sugar so it’s a healthier option to bake. Using very ripe bananas adds a natural sweetness which removes the need to add processed sugar to this recipe.
After the success of the Gluten Free Brown Bread Recipe, link here: https://www.cozebakes.com/2019/08/24/gluten-free-brown-bread/ I decided to try a white bread one. I’m not a fan of white bread and rarely eat it. The highly processed and additive full versions add nothing to a healthy diet so why include it?
Then I found this recipe, also from the folks at Doves Farm for their white bread recipe and thought it was worth a try. I’m converted! Plain and simple, totally converted! It is so delicious and cuts so beautifully, plus I know exactly what the ingredients are. I had no bloating or feeling of being unwell after eating it which was a very pleasant surprise.
Honestly I spent that much time just looking at the results of this recipe, it’s crazy but I couldn’t believe that gluten free white bread could turn out so beautifully, cut so well, taste so good and keep longer than a lot of other gluten free breads I’ve made in the past.
I recently found brown bread flour from Doves Farm. I use their flours in most of my gluten free baking. The quality is always excellent.
To make gluten free brown bread, it requires a mix of a few different flour types with lots of trials so to find one that’s been created, tested and is successful is such a joy! It’s great they have taken all the hard work out of trial and error with different flour blends and found the perfect combination!
You can find the complete Freee range from Dove’s Farm here: https://www.dovesfarm.co.uk/
The first time I made this recipe, I followed it to the letter and it resulted in a totally delicious and authentic brown bread. Such happiness ensued I can’t tell you! After that, I started to add my own twists and each loaf has been perfect.
There’s something very comforting about soda bread. It’s such a traditional Irish bake and one that is so easily adaptable from sweet to savoury that everyone should have it in their baking repertoire. It takes about 5 minutes to be oven ready so it’s a great reliable recipe.
On the cozebakes Facebook group page, there’s a recipe for a Crispy Bacon Soda Bread which is really delicious and if you want to try it, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/notes/cozebakes/crispy-bacon-soda-bread/1419741888044119/ but I’ve been trying to find a gluten free version so no one would be left out and after seeing this one on the “what the fork” website, it was worth a try.
I’ve adapted it to metric and you can add in some raisins or sultanas if you want a sweeter bake or leave it plain with no added sugar if that’s your preference.
I don’t claim this recipe to be in any way mine. It’s been doing the rounds for absolutely years and everyone has their version and their method. I found this one works for me. It does bake differently sometimes depending on what I add.
A friend gave me this recipe from I think a Weight Watchers book. It looks and tastes very like brown bread but uses no sugar, no flour, no oil or buttermilk … so it’s a healthier way to enjoy what seems like brown bread.