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Gluten-free/dairy-free/low fiber yeasted bread? Is that possible?

mark2climb's picture

Gluten-free/dairy-free/low fiber yeasted bread? Is that possible?

I have a friend with several dietary restrictions due to very slow stomach emptying.  I'd like to see if it's possible to build a nutritious bread that includes all her dietary restrictions.  The dough needs to be gluten free, vegan, and low fiber.

Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Gluten-free Gourmand's picture
Gluten-free Gourmand

Mark2Climb - Most of the low-fiber gluten-free recipes I know of have eggs, and most of the egg-free recipes I know have lots of fiber because the egg is replaced with a high-fiber seed as a binder. How low a fiber content would the bread have to have?  If there were no whole grains, the only theoretical way to make the bread nutritious would be to make a sourdough.

Here is a recipe from a well-respected GF blogger that has an egg substitute option that doesn't involve seeds:

I haven't tried it myself.  I hope that helps!



clazar123's picture

It might be easier to achieve a tasty flatbread than  a loaf with the restrictions you state but any product will be dependent on the fiber level you are hoping for. The gums and starchy grains that are allowable and necessary for any kind of texture will increase the fiber content. I think you have to have an idea of an acceptable fiber level so you can then reverse engineer a product.It will take some experimentation after an initial recipe design on paper.

Any more info available on the fiber aspect? Are eggs allowed? Eggs are usually necessary for texture and eggreplacemnt,as stated above, is usually from ground flax seeds-which increases the fiber.