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Egg-Free Substitutions for King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix

Of all the many successful ingredient tweaks I’ve made over the years, this is one I am especially proud of, an egg-free version of King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix.

While I no longer buy very many gluten-free prepackaged products, this bread mix is one occasional exception I will make for my kiddos (even though it’s highly refined and lacks in the fiber department).  Personally, I am now grain-free so I don’t eat bread anymore and I’m fine with that (it’s amazing what one can adapt to over time), but I do still make grain-filled treats for my boys every once and a while…I consider this bread a treat, not a daily staple.

So why do I use a mix instead of making bread from scratch?  Simply put, I hate baking bread.  It requires a level of patience that I seriously lack.  A year and a half ago, I was more than content buying our gluten-free bread from Udi’s or Canyon Bakehouse, but the discovery of my youngest son’s egg allergy quickly threw that option out of the water.  I did try making gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free bread from scratch a few times but the effort and frustration involved made cleaning the tile grout seem fun by comparison.

So this is what I landed on as a happy medium (click here to read the Ingredients and Nutrition Information for King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Bread Mix).  I do still have to bake it myself (another reason this is a treat) but since the results are consistently good with a moist crumb and a pleasing texture, I don’t mind it as much since I know what I’m going to get for my efforts!  I will be honest though and tell you upfront that I’ve never tried toasting it (which some may consider a good thing for gluten-free bread…no toaster required to make it palatable!) or making egg-free french toast with it, so I don’t know how well it fares for those.  Sam and Luke love this bread for their PB&J’s or simply topped with either Earth Balance dairy-free buttery spread or honey from my father-in-law’s hive.

And sometimes, this mother just needs to feel that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from watching her children squeal with delight over something she’s baked for them, even if it’s not the most nutritious thing in the world.  It’s all about balance. :-D

Egg-Free Substitutions for King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Bread Mix

printable recipe

1 pkg. King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Bread Mix

4 Tbs. Coconut Oil, melted (I use Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil because there is no coconut flavor to it).  You can use a different oil if you wish but I think the coconut oil adds to the overall texture.

1 and 1/2 cups Lukewarm Water (95° – 110° F.)

Egg Replacer* (see below) for 3 Eggs

1). Use an electric mixer to combine the melted coconut oil, water, and egg replacers.  Beat in 1 cup of the mix and the yeast.  Add the remaining mix a cup at a time.  After each addition, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, then beat on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.  When all the mix has been added, beat on medium-high speed for an additional 2 minutes.

2). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let the batter rise for 30 minutes.

3). Stir to deflate.  Spoon batter into a lightly greased 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 9″ x 5″ loaf pan, leaving the middle domed in a traditional loaf shape.  With wet fingers, gently smooth the surface.  Preheat the oven to 350°F.

4). Cover the pan with greased plastic wrap, leaving room for expansion.  Let the bread rise until the middle is crowned 1″ over the rim of the pan.  This will take 20 to 40 minutes, depending on room temperature.  Carefully remove the plastic wrap.

5). Bake the bread until it’s golden brown and the center registers 200°- 210°F on an instant-read thermometer.  This will take 50 to 60 minutes.  Remove it from the oven; turn it out of the pan, and cool on a rack completely(Note: the bread will have a gummy texture if you try and eat it while it is still warm but the gumminess will disappear once the bread has cooled to room temperature).

*Egg Replacers

I used a combination of 2 different egg replacers for the 3 eggs called for on the package:

1). For two of the eggs, I used the following mixture for 2 ‘chia eggs‘: Mix 2 tsp. Ground White Chia Seed with 6 Tbs. Water, set aside until mixture thickens.

2). For the 3rd egg, I used this mixture: 2 Tbs. Warm Water + 1 Tbs. Melted Coconut Oil + 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder.

I tried to capture the fluffy texture for ya. :-D

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Comments

  1. That's awesome that you came up with a good egg substitute for our GF bread mix! Glad your kids can enjoy some good bread from time to time despite some dietary restrictions. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Bella says:

    Look at that bread!! Amazing! Will definitely have to try that out and let you know how it goes :)

  3. Michelle Olejar says:

    I hate baking bread too! I can honestly say I was just wishing you would come up with a recipe for me, lol! I currently buy Pamela's for Erik because he has to have his peanut and butter sandwiches. Seeing that peanut butter is the rare form of protein in his diet, gotta go with that! I LOVE King Arthur mixes. Particularly the chocolate cake. Why work that hard when I can buy a mix. Yeah it is not a nutritious cake, but cake isn't supposed to be and it isn't supposed to be everyday but a treat. It may have corn in it though, can't recall.

    I have not tried the bread mix. Maybe I should~ huh? You know that they have some ancient grains that they sell that can fortify the bread, but I don't know the details of the contents. It is certified gluten free (I believe). They may have the instructions on line for that to be added to their gluten free bread. Thanks again for a great post. Love ya!

  4. Rogene says:

    It's always good to hear when egg substitutes work with mixes. I use flax seed meal which I understand is similar to chia.

  5. Heidi, that bread looks incredible! Bravo, my dear. Did you tell me that your FIL raised bees? I don't remember that, but now I don't feel so badly about you scooting off early from the Expo and the fact that I ended up giving "your" honey to Andrea. ;-) Thanks for that guilt relief! LOL Heading off to share this post on Facebook right away!

    xoxo,

    Shirley

    • LOL, no need for guilt Shirley (but I do still want to try some of your honey)! Anyhoo Jim (my FIL), did raise bees…at least before they swarmed on him earlier this summer! Thankfully, I still have some honey left over from last year to tide me over until he can establish a new hive.

      Have your bees ever swarmed Shirley? Is there anything you can do to stop the Queen from leaving?

      • Yippee on no guilt! I promise that f I check a bag when I visit with you next, I'll bring you some of our honey. :-) Oh no on your FIL losing his hive. One can't totally prevent swarming, but the things we (and I mean Mr. GFE when I say "we" LOL) do to prevent swarming are give bees plenty of room by adding supers, and requeening every 2 years. I just found this article on preventing swarming. Will have to ask Mr. GFE what he thinks. I know he'd balk at #1. Not because he'd be afraid, but just because he'd think it would be interfering with nature. ;-)

        xoxo,

        Shirley

        • Oh thank you for this article Shirley, I will be sure to forward it on to Jim (and I'm sure he will agree with Mr. GFE on what he thinks), Jim is very much a "don't interfere with nature" kinda guy…although he did just recommend I take drastic action on the squirrel who is eating my tomatoes and zucchini, either with a BB gun or some poison laced peanut butter. Of course, I don't have the heart to do it, maybe I'll try and make a bargain with my furry little friend and make him his own separate garden as long as he agrees to stay away from my tomatoes!! :-D

          Jim also got 3 little Americana chicks last week (they are so cute and they love to poop on Mike for some reason, which makes them hysterical to me!). It's going to be fun watching the boys interact with the chickens as they grow…I just hope Luke continues to outgrow his egg allergy so he can enjoy truly fresh eggs, such a special treat. If the chickens prove to be fairly quiet, I think I might try to sneak some in my backyard too (the homeowner covenants prevent farm friends in our neighborhood)….think it will work? :-D

          xo,

          Heidi

  6. gfveg says:

    i really want to try that egg substitute–and the bread looks incredible!

  7. Lorena Esparza says:

    My 4yr old son has had food allergies to What, Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, and Tree Nuts since he was 9 months old. We've tried making all kids of breads, but we haven't been able to find one that my son likes. Every glutten free bread we have made has had a very gummy texture. I'm hoping that your recipe is a winner :)

  8. Sandi says:

    I am glad you found a solution. How was it for your kids to cut way down on grain? Wish this mix was corn free. I found out xanthum gum has corn so I am still baking/experimenting using guar gum.

  9. Wow that bread looks amazing. I may have to give it a try for Brad. Need to check if it's Soy free but I'm guessing if you made it, it is. I wish I could eat these mixes. They look good. They just need to use something other than rice.

    I love all the great info you share here. Catching up.

  10. Aly's mom says:

    I love your website! This bread is awesome! I have made two loaves and they turned out perfectly! My daughter was eating ener-g tapioca loaf, yuck is all I can say and she thought the same. The texture and softness of this bread is amazing! Thanks so much for an egg free version!

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