[This Oat Flour Bread post is sponsored by FREEE! All opinions are my own.]
This Oat Flour Bread is crusty on the outside, soft on the inside and has a lovely nutty flavour! It’s vegan, gluten-free, no-knead, yeast-free, free from sugar, oil-free and super easy to make! It’s perfect for making toast for breakfast.
Are oats gluten-free?
Oats are naturally gluten-free, but they are usually processed using the same facilities as other grains including wheat, rye and barley, which contain gluten. So, most oats you buy will contain gluten through cross-contamination.
So, if you have coeliac disease, a gluten allergy or are severely gluten intolerant, you will have to make sure you buy gluten-free certified oats.
Where can you buy gluten-free oats?
You can buy gluten-free certified oats in most supermarkets, local health stores or online. My favourite gluten-free oats are these FREEE Gluten-Free Organic Porridge Oats.
I’m super excited to be making a recipe using a FREEE product as the brand has been a lifesaver for me as they also make my favourite gluten-free flours and pastas!
As well as the gluten-free oats, FREEE also have an entire range of breakfast cereals, including Cereal Flakes, Fibre Flakes, Corn Flakes and Chocolate Stars, which are all organic, gluten-free and vegan certified. Finding a quick breakfast that suits your dietary requirements is now as easy as one, two, FREEE!
All of the products are made in dedicated production facilities, which are gluten-free certified, which is great as you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination!
The whole FREEE Breakfast Cereal range is available online at FREEE Foods and Ocado, with selected cereals available instore at Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. They are currently offering 25% off some of their products, including the breakfast cereals as well as oat bars, pastas and cookies until 31st January 2020!
Why you’ll love this Oat Flour Bread:
- it’s undetectably vegan and gluten-free
- it’s crusty on the outside
- it’s soft on the inside
- it has a nutty flavour
- it’s oil-free
- it’s free from sugar
- it’s yeast-free
- it’s nut-free optional
- it’s a source of protein and fibre
- it’s filling and nutritious
- it’s perfect for toast
- it slices well
- there’s no kneading required
- there’s no proving time needed
- it’s made in one bowl
- it requires just 15 minutes to put together before baking!
How do you make oat flour?
Although you can buy oat flour, I much prefer to make my own as it’s much cheaper and it’s so easy to make.
- Place the oats in a food processor.
- Whizz until you get a fine powder.
How to make this Oat Flour Bread
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the full recipe.
- Transfer the oat flour into a glass mixing bowl and mix together with all the other ingredients.
Tip: Use a measuring jug to measure out the water.
- Transfer the batter into a one-pound loaf tin.
Tip: Line the tin with greased baking paper to make the bread easier to remove after.
- Sprinkle over mixed seeds and more oats to decorate, if desired.
- Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Tip: Transfer the loaf to a cooling rack to cool down completely before packing away to store because otherwise the steam from the warm bread will get trapped and you’ll end up with soggy bread!
- Best left to cool completely before slicing.
How long does this Oat Flour Bread keep for?
This bread keeps well covered in the fridge for a good few days. If not eaten on the day it’s made, it’s best toasted before eating.
Substitutions you can make to this recipe:
- you can replace the ground almonds (almond meal) with ground sunflower seeds, ground walnuts, ground pumpkin seeds or ground pecan nuts
- for a nut-free version, replace the ground almonds with ground sunflower seeds or ground pumpkin seeds
- you can replace the apple cider vinegar with lemon juice.
More gluten-free vegan bread recipes:
- Gluten-Free Vegan Chickpea Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Irish Soda Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Almond Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Oat Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Dinner Rolls
- Gluten-Free Vegan Seeded Buckwheat Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Bread Rolls
- Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Bread
- Gluten-Free Vegan Biscuits
- Flaxseed Bread
- or browse the whole collection!
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Oat Flour Bread (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
- 300 g (3 cups) Freee Gluten-Free Organic Porridge Oats
- 300 g (2 1/2 cups) ground almonds (almond meal) *
- 4 teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
- 475 ml (2 cups) water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
To decorate (optional):
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Place the oats in a food processor and whizz until you get a fine powder
- Transfer into a large bowl
- Add the ground almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix well
- Add the water and vinegar and mix again
- Transfer the mixture to a loaf tin (I used a one-pound loaf tin) lined with greased baking paper
- Scatter over seeds and oats to decorate, if desired
- Bake in the oven for around 30-40 minutes, until risen and an inserted skewer comes out clean
- Leave to cool on a wire rack before putting away to store
- Keeps well in the fridge for up to a few days
- You can replace the ground almonds (almond meal) with ground sunflower seeds, ground walnuts, ground pumpkin seeds or ground pecan nuts.
- For a nut-free version, replace the ground almonds with ground sunflower seeds or ground pumpkin seeds.
- You can replace the apple cider vinegar with lemon juice.
- If you’ve kept your bread in the oven for the right amount of time and it’s still not done in the centre and the outside is becoming hard/burnt, then I would recommend covering it with a piece of baking paper to prevent the outside from becoming burnt, and and continuing to bake it until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- Make sure to leave the bread to cool down completely on a cooling rack before packing it away to store because otherwise the steam from the warm bread will get trapped and you’ll end up with soggy bread, which nobody wants!
How long does this bread keep for?
- It keeps well covered in the fridge for a good few days. If not eaten on the day it’s made, it’s best toasted before eating.
- If you’re freezing it, you can just slice it up and put the whole thing in the freezer. Then when you want to eat it you can just pop the slices of bread in the toaster straight from frozen.
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