This dairy free bread recipe is so easy anyone can make it, even if you’ve never baked bread before.
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No kneading is necessary when making this dairy free bread recipe so it will save you tons of time, money, and also provides you a bread without any preservatives or additives
It’s a good thing to have fresh bread in the house and especially a bread recipe that can be used in so many ways.
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As a busy mom, working full-time and running a farm I stick with recipes that are quick functional, and of course yummy enough for my whole family to enjoy. This dairy free bread recipe checks all those boxes and I know for sure you will love it as much as I do.
Not to worry if you’re not much of a baker as this recipe is very easy and it’s pretty much full proof. We’ll go ahead and let you know step-by-step how to make this dairy free bread recipe
Why this dairy free bread recipe
This recipe works because it has simple ingredients you can get from your pantry today. It has clean ingredients, easy to bake, and does not require you to knead the dough. You do not need experience baking and you can use this recipe to make all types of bread.
No need for a bread machine, any bread maker, stand mixer, a hook attachment or other kitchen appliances either!
What does bread does not have?
Eggs, milk, coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, olive oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil, lard, xanthan gum, preservatives, additives, or processed sugar.
What Is Dairy-Free Bread?
It is bread that is made up of ingredients that don’t come from dairy animals like a cow. Dairy free bread is very simple bread and doesn’t need much experience to bake because the ingredients are very simple.
Ingredients have flour, water, yeast, and salt, that do not contain eggs, milk, or butter. Dairy free in general means not having any dairy products in ingredients. You do not have to worry about eating this bread if you are sensitive to dairy, lactose intolerant, or simply don’t want to eat bread with dairy in it.
WHY YOU SHOULD BAKE YOUR DAIRY FREE BREAD?
You should bake dairy free bread because it’s better than store-bought bread in many ways. Most grocery store bread loaves have tons of preservatives, additives, and unnecessary ingredients that are not good for your gut or overall health. Dairy free bread won’t take you very long to bake so making it won’t take you all day. You should make dairy free bread because it’s the first step in controlling what is in your food.
You can use a large bowl, but If you’re gonna make this bread more than once invest in a high-quality food storage container. They are clear so you can see the measurement numbers, as well as your dough when rising.
One of the best ways to make bread is to measure ingredients using a kitchen scale. Your scale does not have to be expensive and you can buy any scale at your local store. I use this one.
Danish Dough Wisk
This is a must-have when you are working with any dough, its design helps aerate yeast, and mix up high-moisture doughs like sourdough and any type of dough the easy way.
Bread pan, optional
You can use this dairy free bread recipe for different types of shaped bread. If you’re wanting to make traditionally shaped bread then a baking pan is needed.
You don’t necessarily need parchment paper as you can just butter or oil down your pan before baking. Parchment paper does make it easy to lift your bread out of your pan after baking.
Dutch oven, optional
If you just want to make an artisan-looking loaf, a dutch oven is the best way to bake it. Now if you don’t have a dutch oven, then make sure you have a pan of water on the bottom of your bread when baking to help it rise.
Using a wire rack as a cooling rack for your bread is a good idea because it will prevent a soggy bottom.
All purpose flour
I’ve had the best results with all purpose flour, but you can also try using whole wheat flour. Other flours like whole wheat will give a little bit more nutrients to your bread, or bread flour, but all purpose flour will give you the best success.
This will help bind all the ingredients together!
Himalayan pink salt
You can use whatever salt you have on hand, but I prefer Himalayan pink salt because it is not as processed as regular table salt. Salt is used in bread recipes in order to give it flavor.
There’s no need to proof this when you make it you can dump all dry ingredients all at once. This will help give your dairy free bread the rise it needs.
Watch how to make Dairy Free Bread
Place the container or bowl on your scale and measure out the flour.
Then add the salt, warm water, active dry yeast to the flour and mix until combined.
Place your mixture in a warm place and cover it with a towel or lightly place a top on it.
Wait till the dough has doubled in size, or reaches the tip of your container, take it out & cut it in two.
Shape the dough of your liking, artisan, baguette shape (place dough on parchment), sandwich bread ( place dough bread pan), and cover the dough till it doubles in size.
After tough doubled in size, cut 4 slits in the middle of the dough.
If you’re making artisan-shaped bread, place the dough in a dutch oven, preheating the oven to 500° degrees with dutch oven inside the oven, and bake for 25 minutes and another 5 minutes with the dutch oven top off to give the bread a nice golden brown look.
If you’re making a french bread shape or sandwich-shaped bread, go ahead and shape your bread placing it in a loaf pan baking it at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes or until the center is fully cooked.
Homemade bread in general does not contain any additives or preservatives. That means storing homemade bread will spoil quicker than your average grocery store bread loaf.
You can store your bread on your countertop or freezer to extend its shelf life. Avoid placing bread in the fridge because it can speed up the process of mold.
Storing on countertop
When storing bread on your countertop make sure to prevent your bread from being exposed to air which will make your bread stale and not edible. You should not be leaving your homemade bread out on your countertop for no more than three days.
If you are storing your homemade bread on the countertop placing it in a storage container, wrapping it with plastic wrap, foil, brown paper bag, bread bag, or bread basket are all types of ways to store it.
Storing in the freezer
Placing your homemade dairy free bread in the freezer is the best way to preserve it for the long term. You can freeze bread for up to six months, but any time after that you have a higher chance of freezer burn and spoilage.
Before placing your bread in the freezer, make sure you wrap it with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. The main goal when preserving homemade bread in the freezer is to make sure there are no openings in your wrapping to prevent any freezer burn.
Dairy Free Bread Recipe Tips
- Use fast-acting yeast as it is the best way to make this bread quickly. Make sure the water you place is lukewarm.
- Using a danish dough whisk will make your life easier when mixing dough.
- Using a food storage container is a must when baking so you can see the progress of your dough rising. This is a high-quality food storage container, I use it for all my bread baking!
- Use organic all-purpose flour to decrease your consumption of glyphosate. Read all about glyphosate and its presence in our food HERE!
- Place your dough in a warm spot in your home to speed up the rising process.
- Having patience is key when baking anything.
Dairy Free Bread Recipe FAQ
What kind of bread has no dairy?
All types of bread can have no dairy in it as long as they don’t have buttermilk, cheese, or any type of dairy product. From artesian bread, french bread or sandwich bread all these types can be dairy free.
Does sourdough bread have dairy?
Most sourdough bread recipes do not have dairy in their ingredients. The usual ingredients in sourdough bread are flour, water, salt, and sourdough starter.
Can you eat bread on a dairy free diet?
You can eat bread on a dairy free diet as long as the bread is free from dairy products. This recipe doesn’t contain any diet dairy products so if you’re on a dairy free diet, you can consuming.
Is it cheaper to make your bread?
I think it’s cheaper to make your bread because you can not get bread made with quality ingredients for cheap at the grocery store. Buying a 5lb bag of organic flour, yeast, salt, and water will provide you with multiple loaves. Making your bread at home is organic, has no additives, or unnecessary ingredients, and is overall healthier.
Can you let the bread rise too long?
You can let the bread rise too long when you have exhausted the gluten and the bread dough becomes flat. Letting the dough rise too long can exhaust gluten making it too relaxed resulting in flat, crumbly, and sour bread.
Why do you have to let the bread rise twice?
You have to let the bread go through second rise to create more gas in the dough so it can create a fluffy texture. Trapping gas molecules in bread only happens if you let bread rise more than once and the overall result is a chewer and lighter textured bread.
Definitely try this dairy free homemade bread recipe as it’s simple, easy, has basic ingredients, and is a healthier bread than your average grocery store loaf.
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The Best Easy & Homemade Dairy Free Bread Recipe
- 900 grams All purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Himalayan pink salt
- 3 cups warm water
- 1 tbsp Instant dry yeast
- 1 tsp Instant dry yeast
- Place the container or bowl on your scale and measure out the flour.
- Then add the salt, warm water, active dry yeast to the flour and mix until combined.
- Place your mixture in a warm place and cover it with a towel or lightly place a top on it.
- Wait till the dough has doubled in size, or reaches the tip of your container, take it out & cut it in two.
- Shape the dough of your liking, artisan round shape and cover the dough till it doubles in size.
- After tough doubled in size, cut 4 slits in a the middle of dough
- If you’re making artisan-shaped bread, place the dough in a dutch oven, preheating the oven to 500° degrees with dutch oven inside the oven
- With dutch oven top on bake for 25 minutes and another 5 minutes with the dutch oven top off to give the bread a nice golden brown look.
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