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Gluten free Millet Olive Bread {Vegan}

sliced gluten free millet bread with olives

This gluten free millet olive bread is easy and quick to make at home! It’s soft, vegan and made with a homemade gluten free flour blend!

Days are getting cooler here in northern Italy, summer is slowly giving way to Fall and I thought that this easy recipe for gluten free millet olive bread, made using a homemade flour mix, is the perfect occasion to switch on the oven again after having totally forgotten about its existence during the steaming hot summer days.

This millet quick bread recipe is:

  • GLUTEN FREE
  • DAIRY FREE
  • EGGLESS
  • NUT FREE
  • CORN FREE

As you can see it really is an allergy friendly bread recipe, without having to give up on the taste and softness, I promise!

How to make this vegan gluten free millet bread

It takes only few simple steps to make this millet flour quick bread:

  • mix together the flours and the dry ingredients
  • add water and olive oil and carefully incorporate all the ingredients
  • add the olives
  • let the bread rise
  • bake and enjoy!

Scroll down for the full recipe, but don’t miss the Tips and Substitutions!

TIPS and SUBSTITUTIONS

IS THE GUAR GAM NECESSARY?

In this case it is. I usually make my gluten free bread recipes without gums, but in this case it is necessary in order to have a bread that is not crumbly, due to the brown millet and rice flours.

WHY THE BAKING SODA and CREAM OF TARTAR?

They are not necessary, but they are an extra help in the rising of this gluten free bread.

LOVE THE BREAD, NOT A FAN OF OLIVES.

Not a problem, you definitely can enjoy this bread without olives, or replace them with walnuts (if you can have them) or dried tomatoes, for instance!

I SEE THIS IS A RICE MILLET BREAD, WHAT IF I NEEDED TO REPLACE THE RICE FLOUR?

You can definitely replace the brown rice flour with more millet flour, or other naturally gluten free flours like buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa (these three have pretty strong flavors) or sorghum (this one has a more neutral flavor).

WHAT ARE MILLET BREAD HEALTH BENEFITS?

Millet is a naturally gluten free cereal, it is rich in antioxidants and fibers and it has a low glycemic index.

HOW LONG DOES THIS GLUTEN FREE BREAD KEEP SOFT?

It keeps soft up to 2-3 days if kept well sealed in a dry place and when it dries off you can either toast it in a pan and make bruschettas.

CAN I FREEZE THIS MILLET OLIVE BREAD?

You sure can, slice it and freeze it, so you can heat it up directly in a toaster whenever you want!


You will love this whole grain gluten free bread! It’s soft, rustic and flavorful!

If you make this recipe or have questions, leave me a comment down here!
And don’t  forget to tag me on Instagram if you make this or any of my recipes! I absolutely LOVE to see what you make and share it in my stories!

Ciao!
Sonia

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Gluten free millet olive bread {Vegan}

This gluten free millet olive bread is easy and quick to make at home! It's soft, vegan and made with a homemade gluten free flour blend!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, millet flour, vegan, without eggs
Servings: 8 slices

Equipment

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon/spatula
  • parchment paper
  • loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 7 oz gluten free brown millet flour (200 gr)
  • 5.3 oz gluten free brown rice flour (150 gr)
  • 5.3 oz potato starch (or other gluten free starch) (150 gr)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar * (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda * (optional)
  • 0,3 oz gluten free dry yeast (7 gr)
  • 2 tsp guar gum
  • 1 tsp sugar / agave or maple syrup
  • 14.1 oz lukewarm water (400 gr)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 oz (ca) olives (150 gr)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven at 390 F / 200 C
  • Mix the dry ingredients
  • The dry yeast I use doesn’t need to be activated and you only have to let the batter proof for 10 minutes before putting it into the oven. Check the instructions on the bag of the yeast you are using 
  • Add the water and the olive oil ingredients and mix well
  • Incorporate the olives into the batter, saving a handful of olives for decoration
  • Pour the batter in a greased loaf pan, add more olives on top and let it proof as per instructions on your yeast bag (15 to 30 minutes would be my advice)
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, depending on your oven (insert a toothpick in the loaf, when it comes out “clean”, the bread is ready)
  • Let the loaf cool down before slicing it

Notes

*Cream of tartar and baking soda can be omitted, yet the help with the rising of this gluten free bread

4 Comments

  • Reply Mai March 18, 2020 at 9:45 am

    4 stars
    Hi! I just found your recipe on Pinterest and made it today. The “batter” was more like a dough. Is it supposed to be more watery like an actual batter? Or doughy and shapeable? But the inside came out pretty good and wonderful, but the outside is sooooo tough! I wonder if I did something wrong or 400g of water is just not enough?

    • Reply Sweet Sensitive Free March 18, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! The batter is meant to be more watery, closer to a cake batter. Surely the crust should be crunchy, but not tough (eeek, sorry about that). It can really depend on the brand/quality of the flour used, so maybe your flours absorb more water and you may need to add some water to make it “batter-y”. Hope this helps!

  • Reply Britney September 20, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    5 stars
    I still can’t believe how soft this bread came out! And I love you didn’t use store bought gluten free flour blend. This recipe is a keeper, thanks! x Britney

    • Reply Sweet Sensitive Free September 20, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      I’m SO happy you loved this bread, Britney! Thank YOU for your lovely comment!

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