Coping with Thanksgiving can be rough when you have Celiac’s disease and can’t indulge in any of the yeasty, gluten-y dishes. Since this is only the 3rd year we’ve had to deal with this, it caught me a little off guard when No. 2 son asked me the night before Thanksgiving if I could make my gluten-free “Better Than Pumpkin Pie CAKE“ for him to eat at my Mom’s house the next day. I was kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner because I was already up to my elbows in other dishes I was preparing, but I couldn’t possibly tell him NO! So I just added it to the list. Luckily, it’s very easy to make.
Then the next day as we were getting ready to leave for my Mom’s house, No. 2 son asked what he could have instead of the homemade rolls at dinner. Darn it! I hadn’t thought of THAT either! Since we were literally on our way out the door, I grabbed my big container of Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking Mix and decided I would have to figure out something once I got there.
On the drive “over the river and through the woods”…I did some online research (thank you modern technology)…that really paid off! I found exactly what I was looking for and then some! A single-serving, yeast-free, gluten-free bread using Pamela’s baking mix that only took 85 seconds to cook in the microwave! Perfect!
When I got to my Mom’s house I whipped up a couple of “loaves” and it couldn’t have been easier!
Gluten-Free Bread In A Cup
by Jennifer Harris at G-Free Foodie
Grease one large cup (coffee cup, measuring cup, etc.) and add to it:
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp water
- 3 Tablespoons buttermilk - or 3 Tablespoons milk substitute (almond, rice, soy) plus 3/4 tsp vinegar
- 1/3 cup Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking Mix (Gluten-Free Bisquick or Bisquick All-Purpose Baking Mix would work as well)
- 1 tsp sugar (1 tsp honey, agave, molasses or 1 Tablespoon applesauce works well as a sweetener substitute)
Combine the wet ingredients first and then incorporate the baking mix and the sugar (makes the bread softer) and stir until well combined. Use a rubber spatula or your finger to push the dough down into the cup and clean the surface of any extra batter.
Put the cup in your microwave and cook for 85 seconds (cooking times may vary). Prepare to be amazed when the timer goes off. What you will have in that cup is warm, soft bread! Transfer the bread onto a rack to cool then cut into three slices (or just eat it like it is!)
You can also toast this bread and it’s even MORE delicious! (Gluten-free bread is always better toasted for some reason.) Or you could use it as a hamburger bun or even make grilled cheese sandwiches with it. The possibilities are endless!
Here are a few more variations that Jennifer came up with:
Sugar and Spice – 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, plus 1 tsp. extra sugar
Chocolate – 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips
Cornbread – 1 Tablespoon polenta, 2 Tablespoons grated cheddar and 1 Tablespoon green chilies
Italian – 1/8 tsp. Italian herbs plus 1 Tablespoon parmesan cheese
You can even cook the bread in different dishes to change the shape. Experiment and see what you can come up!
Now you (and I) have the perfect way to add hot, fluffy gluten-free bread to any meal! Hooray!