A healthy gluten free oat bread recipe that is easy to make and is moist, has no refined sugar, and is perfect with both sweet and savory toppings! This simple ingredient oat bread is made with gluten free whole oats and fresh honey! For a more sweet bread, feel free to add chocolate chips to the mixture or right on top. Or maybe get “chunky” with it and add chopped nuts.
I’m more than happy to admit that I was once afraid of carbs. Why happy? Because since then I’ve learned so much about carbs and now I have no fear! What are carbs? Carbs are the sugars and the fibers found in fruits, veggies, grains, and milk products and they are an essential part of healthy diet. They provide fuel for the central nervous system and give energy to your muscles. Carbs are also important for brain function! They can be linked to good memory, mood, and much more. I also read somewhere that they can be important to overall mental health. There was a study done on people who were on a high fat, low carb diet which showed that they were showing greater signs of depression, anxiety, and anger. Now, I don’t know the exact science behind that, but it doesn’t seem too far fetched right? I used to worry that eating carbs, like those in fruits or oatmeal, would cause me to gain weight because of this stigma around carbs. I always saw all the low carb diets and I was convinced that that was my answer to losing weight. Long story short, without carbs, I was never full or satisfied and I found myself eating more throughout the day to keep me full.
I’m by no means a scientist. I went to school for 4 years to become an art teacher so science was never a class I took. Looking back, I wish I had found my love for health and wellness sooner because I could have become more educated on the foods I eat everyday. I could have calmed my own food fears and learned how to eat “smart” to live a healthy lifestyle rather than just to lose weight. These days, I love reading articles and books about all of this! I love learning about the human body and how we work from the inside. I’m not totally fluent in all things food now, but I have a much greater idea of how I should live my life. First things first, eat carbs! I love finding creative ways to eat carbs like in a beautiful oatmeal bowl or with gluten free oat bread! This recipe might be my favorite yet. My mom and I ate this in less than a week and we have no regrets. It’s a slightly sweet bread, but it goes well with a sweet or savory topping. My favorite is a little Forager Project yogurt and fresh fruit (more carbs yes!) Hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do.
Ingredients in healthy gluten free oat bread
This recipe is healthier than traditional bread because of the nutrient value in the ingredients.
Oat Flour – I love using oats and oat flour in my recipes. Oats have a lot of nutritional benefits (see above) and they have a nice soft flavor. I have not tried this recipe with any other flour, but let me know if you do 🙂
Honey – a touch of honey help the sweetness of this bread. You can totally sub another sweetener like maple syrup, molasses, or date honey. I have tried date honey before and the flavor was spot on.
Eggs – haven’t tested this recipe with flax eggs, but if you try it out let me know!
Almond Milk – adds to the texture of the bread! You can sub another nut milk or regular dairy milk if you’re not lactose intolerant like me.
Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder – a little extra flavor, fluff, and rise. All needed to make this recipe perfect!
Kitchen Tools needed to make healthy oat bread
This oat bread recipe is seriously easy to make. Here are the kitchen tools you need to make it. Not only are the ingredients super simple, but the tools are as well:
2 small mixing bowls
Food processor (if you don’t have pre-made oat flour)
Mixing tool (I used a fork)
How to make healthy oat bread
This oat bread recipe is seriously easy to make. If you have ten minutes and two little bowls, you can create the most delicious healthy oat bread.
Make oat flour! You can buy it pre-made, but I didn’t have any on hand so you can easily make it with gluten free oats. I had to use about 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats and blended them up in my food processor. There were some larger pieces left, but for the most part it resembled a light flour.
Combine oat flour with the dry ingredients (salt, baking soda, baking powder)
In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs, and honey until they are well combined.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour into a pre-lined loaf pan (lined with parchment paper) and bake at 350 for about 37 minutes. This is subject to change depending on your oven so just check with a toothpick to make sure it’s ready.
Let cool completely before cutting into it! Happy baking!
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Gluten Free Honey Oat Bread
- 2 and 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Make oat flour! You can buy it pre-made, but I didn’t have any on hand so you can easily make it with gluten free oats. I had to use about 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats and blended them up in my food processor. There were some larger pieces left, but for the most part it resembled a light flour.
- Combine oat flour with the dry ingredients (salt, baking soda, baking powder)
- In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs, and honey until they are well combined.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into a pre-lined loaf pan (lined with parchment paper) and bake at 350 for about 37 minutes. This is subject to change depending on your oven so just check with a toothpick to make sure it’s ready.
- Let cool completely before cutting into it! Happy baking!
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