I just got introduced to millet recently and really love it. We eat it in a bunch of different ways. Millet can be cooked up and served with a red pasta sauce like polenta. You can also serve millet like a hot cereal. You can substitute millet for rice when eating a curry. Millet is full of protein. Strangely enough, it can also be popped like popcorn. If I had to say what millet tastes like, it’s nutty and is something like short-grain white rice but with a very mellow corn-like taste.
This recipe also has gluten-free oats in it. Actually, we took some gluten free oats and ground them up into flour. I’ve been cooking with oat flour for a while. It imparts extra heartiness and a nice sweetness to whatever you add it to. I really love adding oat flour to a pancake mix, and as regular readers here should know, I love gluten-free pancakes.
This gluten free millet oatmeal bread recipe came from Gluten Free Mommy. It is made with molasses, which informs its flavor. Sienna made a bunch of changes to the recipe, so we’re going to list it as she made it, below.
Gluten Free Millet Oatmeal Bread (made with Bread Machine)
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup gluten free oat flour (or quinoa flour)
3/4 cup millet flour
3/4 cup + 2 Tbps tapioca flour
1/3 cup arrowroot starch (or corn starch)
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1 Tbsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp whole millet
2 Tbsp whole flax seeds
2 eggs + egg replacer to replace 1 more egg
1 packet active dry yeast
1 Tbsp molasses
3 Tbsp date sugar
4 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup plus 1 cup heated water
We made it with our bread maker. For a bread maker follow the manufacturer’s instructions. (Shameless plug: We have a list of excellent bread machines for gluten-free bread making.) If you’re going to make this bread by hand, see the original instructions. Either way you go, make sure that the dough has the consistency of very stiff cake batter. To get it there, we had to add some water when the bread maker was done with its initial mixing cycle.
We both love this bread! It has enough flavor that you don’t feel like you’re eating wonder bread, but not so much flavor that it would get in the way if you want to make a sandwich out of it. It tastes especially wonderful with some butter, or you can add some honey too. The added raw millet gives the texture some character.
We want to know: Do you have a favorite bread recipe? Do you have a favorite way to serve millet? What do you add to your breads to give them character?
This has been another Gluten Free Portland Oregon feature.