Isn’t that a pretty loaf?  Man, did this smell fantastic while it was baking!  We followed the

“baking instructions by hand” exactly on the package, not altering a thing.  It was nice that

all that was needed to make the loaf was oil, 2 eggs, and water.  There are also bread

machine baking instructions (1 1/2 lb. loaf) for you technologically advanced bakers.

The texture was a bit drier than my handmade recipes, but my bread recipes are much more

complicated with many more ingredients.  I did think it was lighter and moister than any gluten and dairy free loaf that you can buy frozen. I also think that you do get more bread for your money  compared to frozen and other gluten free bread mixes.  It was not too sweet at all, relying on the Whole Grain Sorghum Flour, raisins and molasses powder for sweetness.   (Isn’t it nice to see “whole grain” on a gluten free product?)  The raisins were nice and plump, with a nice amount included to balance the bread.  If you are a novice baker, the instructions are very clear and the results are definitely worth the small amount of effort.  All that, and your house smells good, too!

I think that you could take this mix and put it into oiled muffin cups, make a brown sugar/cinnamon topping, sprinkle that on the dough and you would have a fun little breakfast bun.  If you swirled that topping into the dough, you could drizzle a bit of icing on it and call it a cinnamon bun.  I might have to pick up another mix and try that out.  Or maybe use it as a hot cross bun stand in?  Hmm…I have some experiments to do!

If you don’t have the Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread Mix at your local store, you can get it at the Bob’s Red Mill website.

Nutritional Information for Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread Mix:

Serving Size                                 1/16 of pkg (35g)

Servings Per Container               16.00

Calories                                        130.00

Calories from Fat                         15.00

Total Fat                                       1.50g

Saturated Fat                                0.00g

Trans Fat                                       0.00g

Cholesterol                                   0.00mg

Sodium                                          230.00mg

Total Carbohydrate                      29.00g

Dietary Fiber                                 2.00g

Sugars                                          1.00g

Protein                                          2.00g


**Please note that nurtitional information reflects unprepared product.** Potato Starch, Raisins, Whole Grain Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Dried Molasses (Molasses, Maltodextrin), Sea Salt, Active Dry Yeast, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamon, Guar Gum, Natural Vanilla Powder (Sugar, Corn Starch, Vanilla Extract)