Gluten Free Farmhouse Sourdough "whole Wheat" Bread

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 16-20


  • 2
    cups oat flour
  • 1
    cup water
  • 1 12
    cups teff, starter (see directions)
  • 12
    cup bobs red mill 1 to 1 flour
  • 3
    tablespoons oil
  • 2
    tablespoons whole psyllium husks
  • 3
    tablespoons ground chia seeds
  • 14
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1 14
    teaspoons salt
  • 2 12
    teaspoons yeast


  • To make teff starter: combine equal amounts of teff flour and distilled or bottled water in a large bowl, stir well, cover with a dishtowel and sit in a warmish spot. Teff should bubble slightly right away. If it doesn't you can add a tiny bit of yeast. Be sure not to use tap water as the chlorine in most tap waters will kill off the yeast. I often start with 1/2 cup of teff. Feed once or twice a day, stirring with a clean fork and recovering just like a sourdough starter. You can use this to make injera. The longer you let it ferment the more sour it gets-just like sourdough starters. It should be slightly bubbly and sour smelling. Separation is normal. Just stir together before using.
  • Combine oat flour, gluten free flour, dry teff, salt, and arrowroot powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a large measuring cup or mixing bowl, combine water, teff starter, yeast, sugar, oil, psyllium husks, and ground chia. Stir well to combine and let sit 2-3 minutes.
  • Whisk wet ingredients again and then pour into dry ingredients. Mix together with a large mixing spoon until combined.
  • Optional: turn out on a floured surface and knead, adding oat flour as needed until dough holds together and isn't too sticky. I don't usually knead.
  • Place dough in a large oiled bowl or onto parchment paper. Roughly shape into a loaf form. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Once bread has risen, move to baking sheet and cut a shallow tic-tac-toe patter into the top. Optional-scatter poppy and sesame seeds on top.
  • Bake at 400 for about 40 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into it.