Congratulations! Your life just became inexplicably better.
I have a lot of recipes. Lots. (Look! They’re well-organized now!) I have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours researching, testing, photographing, and typing recipes and, needless to say, a lot of work goes into my recipes. I love every single one of my recipes. Every. single. one.
When I say that this is my favorite out of all the recipe to ever have been born out of my kitchen, I do not say this lightly. When I tell you this bread is MY MOST FAVORITEST RECIPE EVER, believe me. I mean it. I made my own tense for it. This bread will change your life for the better.
Starting right now!
Must-Haves for the Perfect Easy Healthy Yeast Bread
- Quick and easy
- Gluten and grain free
- Low carb
- Lasts well
- Able to be sliced thin
- Invokes Hallelujah chorus
How did I do?
Check check check! On everything! Sense of accomplishment! Exclamation points!
This bread has no rise time, but still has a lovely yeasty quality and smell. Oh. That smell. (Side note: Does anyone want to start a business with me where we bottle the scent of fresh yeast and sell it as liquid joy? Any takers? Your people will call my people. We’ll do lunch.) Plus, it is super versatile. Slice it thin, slice it thin, cube it, or (for the geometrically inclined) pyramid it. The bread has a wonderful, slightly nutty taste and this beautiful soft yet sturdy texture with lovely crumb. It’s magical.
Okay, now let’s get started! It’s yeast time.
Get yourself with some water and let her warm up to you, so when you introduce Mr. Yeastie (with honey as the wingwomen) the sparks can really fly. Note: the sparks look like bubbles. They’re beautiful.
Next we’re going to throw our dry ingredients into the mix, and then some more wet ingredients for good measure. Good measure looks like this. (i.e. amazing)
So just turn out our lovely dough friend onto a clean surface and show her some love because she kneads a hug.
Hugs work miracles!
Hugs really can be the best medicine. Grey’s Anatomy may not agree with me, but whatever.
Form the dough into a dough and dive a scour across the top. It really up the authenticity factor.
Since the time warp, the bread has now baked and cooled. Slice away! I like mine thin, and this baby can take it.
I am so excited. I can’t contain my excitement. Uncontained excitement is currently dancing around this room. It can’t be contained. This changes everything.
Dedicated with love to my dear mother. I love you more than anything. I love eating watching too much Netflix with you and eating a quarter of the loaf of this bread with you and being your daughter. You truly are the best mom ever. I love you.
- 2 teaspoons honey OR brown rice syrup
- ½ cup warm water (about 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit, see instructions on the package of your yeast)
- 1 ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal (Golden flaxseed meal is preferably as it lends a more bread-like color.)
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1-2 packets NuNaturals brand stevia packets (depending on how sweet you want your bread)
- 4 room temperature eggs OR 2 Tablespoons Ener-g egg replacer mixed with ½ cup water
- 5 Tablespoons applesauce OR mashed banana
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
- Meanwhile, pour the warm water into the bowl of stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl), and whisk in the yeast and the honey or brown rice syrup. Let sit for about 10 minutes, or until it is foamy, beautiful, and smells like happiness. With the paddle attachment, beat in the coconut flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, salt, and stevia until combined. Add in the eggs or egg replacer, and applesauce or mashed banana and continue to beat until the dough is smooth, light, and airy.
- Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead a few times until it comes together. Form into a loaf (longer and thinner is better so it cooks properly) and make scour marks over the top with a knife. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray (either olive, canola, or coconut oil spray). Bake in the oven at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set oven to broil and place the baking sheet under the broiler for 1-3 minutes, or until the outside of the bread is nicely browned. Let cool on a wire rack, slice with a sharp knife as needed, and top at will. Devour.
Recipe Notes and Substitutions
I used honey, applesauce, and regular flaxseed meal.
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