Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread
Last week in True Gluten Free Benefits we spoke of the negative effect that all grains can have on us and how simple it is to make delicious grain free breads, and we pictured a grain free garlic naan bread and promised you the recipe – well, here it is.
Recipe for Grain Free Garlic Naan Bread
Preparation Time: 10 mins Baking Time: 7-9 mins
Ingredients – Makes 4 large naan breads
- 5 tablespoons of Whole Psyllium Husks (not powdered, use only whole pysllium husks) or flax seed meal can be substituted
- 5 large eggs
- 3 1/2 tablespoons of double cream (dairy or nondairy). Coconut milk or cream from a can will work. Alternatively use a plain dairy or nondairy yogurt or better still kefir.
- 1/4 cup of room temperature mild tasting oil (coconut oil) or melted butter
- 1/2 packed cup coconut flour
- 1 packed cup tapioca starch
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder or garlic paste. Fresh minced garlic will also work or if you do not like the taste of garlic, try herbs of your choice.
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vinegar (Apple Cider Vinegar is good).
- Preheat oven to 220 C or 425 F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large baking tray and lightly oil the surface. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) beat the eggs for about 30 seconds. Add in the psyllium, cream and oil. Beat for an additional minute. Begin adding in the remaining ingredients (Coconut Flour, Tapioca Starch, Baking Powder, Garlic Powder, and Salt). The batter should be semi thick and very sticky.
- Using a spatula quickly stir in the vinegar. Then oil your hands and divide the dough into roughly 4 equal amounts. Keeping your hands well oiled shape each piece of the dough into a round ball and then place it onto the baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand press the dough out until it is between 6 – 12 mm or 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick. Leave the dough slightly un-even as that will make it look most authentic.
- Re-oil hands and continue with the remaining dough pieces until you have 4 large pieces of naan shaped dough on your baking tray.
- Place into the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes. You will know it is finished when the bottom is slightly golden and the top surface of the grain free garlic naan bread springs back and feels cooked through if you touch it. PLEASE NOTE: It is VERY important that you do not overcook this naan or else it will become hard instead of being soft and chewy.
- Serve hot. Store in a sealed container at room temperature or fridge depending on your local weather, or freeze. Re-heat at a later date.
Enjoy this delicious grain free garlic naan bread on its own with your meal or use as a sandwich bread by slicing along one side and filling with whatever takes your fancy.
Finding healthy alternatives for you, Edith and Tim at CoolWellbeing Foundation
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Grain free garlic naan bread recipe courtesy of Gluten Free Society