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aschlichting

Wheat-Free but not Gluten-Free

I am looking for a good sandwich bread recipe that does not contain wheat (or spelt or kamut) flour.  My son has a medical condition called eospinophilic esophagitis, in which wheat causes inflammation in his esophagus.  He does not have Celiac Disease so gluten is ok.  He can have any other type of flour (ie. rye, barley, oat, sorghum, millet, etc.)  Is there any good whole grain, healthy, yet tasty bread recipe out there? I've tried some of the gluten free store bought breads (usually made with rice flour) and they are not very good...in fact, they are horrible.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!


 

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clazar123

We have a gluten free bakery in our area that is supposed to have some pretty good products. Do a google search for "gluten free bakery,your city" and see what pops.I understand wheat is the problem (not gluten) but you are likely to find more products under gluten free than wheat free.


There are also many online bakeries that will ship product and mixes, if you want to make your own. Betty Crocker even has a gluten free line but I don't know if they are wheat free-it may take a phone call or product ingredient list to determine that.


Can your son have yeast? Some of the commercial baking yeast products have wheat in them.Is this a problem? He may need a homegrown (sourdough type) yeast, if he is sensitive to the commercial yeast.Kefir actually works quite well for that (a fermented dairy product ).


I haven't tried wheat free baking,yet,but it will be interesting to see what pops here.

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aschlichting

If I could buy a tasty and healthy bread...I'd love to buy.  Unfortunately...I haven't had much luck.  I will have to search for area bakeries.  I just wish there was a perfect substitute for wheat flour.


As far as I know my son can have yeast.  The list of forbidden foods given to us by our nutritionist does not contain yeast.  I will double check with her just to be sure.  Thanks for the info!

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clazar123

When my son had allergies, there was a local allergy support "club" available to me. Everyone had their own problems-different allergens,different types of reactions and different solutions. It was really nice to talk to someone that had been dealing with it for a while and had some practical ideas and recipes.


http://www.foodallergy.org/


This is the link for the parent organization and it may be helpful for you.To find a local support group, click on "Education" and then "SUpport Groups" on the drop down menu. It took me a few minutes to find it. There is a LOT of info on this site.


Good luck!

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aschlichting

Thanks for the info.  I appreciate it!