Cinnamon raisin bread made with gluten-free sourdough starter discard instead of commercial yeast. I made this recipe during the Covid-19 lockdown when yeast had disappeared from the supermarkets. This light and fluffy loaf is very easy to make because there is no kneading; it is more of a batter than a dough. This bread is delicious toasted.



Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place raisins into a bowl and cover with lukewarm water. Set aside to soak.

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Whisk gluten-free bread flour, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  • Combine milk, sourdough starter, and agave in the bowl of a stand mixer. Start mixer on low and add flour mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated. Drain raisins and fold into the batter.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out the top using a wet rubber scraper. Loosely cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise until almost doubled in size, about 2 hours. Cover with foil.

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake bread for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until bread is browned and has reached an internal temperature of 200 degrees F (95 degrees C), about 10 minutes more.

  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn bread out from pan onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Cook's Note:

If your oven has a light, you can put the dough in the oven to rise with just the light on.

Nutrition Facts

219.1 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 44.1g 14% DV; fat 2.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 57.7mg 19% DV; sodium 223.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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This bread is tasty and easy to make. I have been gf for awhile and found it to be delicious Buckwheat is a seed even though it sounds as if it contains wheat - in fact, it does not. It is a wonderful alternative! Read More