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Vital Wheat Gluten Vegan Oat Bread

Unique Vital Wheat Gluten Vegan Oat Bread Recipe - A Hearty Delight

VWG Oat Bread

Hey there, wonderful readers! 🌱 I hope you're all doing fantastic. Today, I've got something special for you that's not your usual pumpkin spice treat. But before we dive in, I wanted to let you in on a little secret – I've decided to take a short break from sharing all things pumpkin and fall. Just a touch of mystery to keep you intrigued, as it's still early. Don't worry, though; we'll be back in the cozy fall groove soon! For now, let's explore a remarkable recipe that's both nutritious and oh-so-delicious. Say hello to my Vital Wheat Gluten Vegan Oat Bread!

The Quest for a Crave-Worthy Loaf:

Ever had one of those days when you're craving bread but find your fridge surprisingly bare? I sure have! That's when my culinary creativity kicks in. Picture this: vital wheat gluten flour, quick oats transformed into a fine powder, and a dash of chickpea powder. These pantry essentials joined forces to create a bread that's not just any bread – it's a protein-packed, fiber-rich delight.

Nutrition-Packed Goodness:

This oat bread isn't your average loaf. Packed with the wholesome goodness of oats, vital wheat gluten, and chickpea flour, it's a powerhouse of plant-based protein and fiber. Let's not forget the carefully chosen ingredients like plant-based milk, coconut palm sugar, and date syrup, enhancing flavor and texture while keeping things naturally sweet. This bread is rich in protein and fiber while using plant-based ingredients, it can be a great addition to a balanced diet, especially for those looking to increase their protein intake.

Crafting Your Masterpiece:

Creating this delectable bread is simpler than you might think. Slowly blend liquids into dry ingredients, preheat the oven (not too hot!), and mix in those seasonings to your heart's content. And guess what? In this recipe, more seasoning is absolutely encouraged. When it's time to bake, set the pan over a shallow water-filled pan to create steam – a must for that perfect bake. Don't forget the foil for a steam-powered finish.

bread loaf

Ingredient Healthy Benefits:
  • Oats:

    • Rich in Fiber: Oats are a great source of soluble fiber, which can help regulate digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and promote a feeling of fullness.

    • Nutrient-Rich: Oats are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and B vitamins.

    • Heart Health: The beta-glucans in oats have been linked to heart health, as they may help reduce LDL cholesterol levels and improve overall cardiovascular health.

  • Vital Wheat Gluten:

    • High Protein Content: Vital wheat gluten is a concentrated source of plant-based protein, making it a valuable addition for individuals following a vegan or vegetarian diet.

    • Improved Texture: Adding vital wheat gluten to bread recipes can improve the elasticity and texture of the dough, resulting in a chewy and satisfying bread.

  • Chickpea Flour:

    • Rich in Protein and Fiber: Chickpea flour is a protein-rich alternative to traditional flours and provides dietary fiber that supports digestive health.

    • Gluten-Free Option: Chickpea flour is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

    • Micronutrients: It contains important nutrients like folate, iron, and zinc.

  • Plant-Based Milk (e.g., Cashew Milk):

    • Calcium and Vitamin D: Fortified plant-based milks offer calcium and vitamin D, important for maintaining strong bones and overall bone health.

    • Lower in Saturated Fat: Plant-based milks are generally lower in saturated fat compared to animal-based milks, contributing to heart health.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):

    • Digestive Aid: ACV may aid digestion by promoting the production of stomach acid and improving gut health.

    • Blood Sugar Regulation: Some studies suggest that ACV may help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.

  • Coconut Palm Sugar and Date Syrup:

    • Lower Glycemic Index: Coconut palm sugar and date syrup have a lower glycemic index compared to traditional sugar, meaning they may cause a slower rise in blood sugar levels.

  • Avocado Oil:

    • Healthy Fats: Avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy fats that may help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

    • Vitamin E: Avocado oil contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports skin health and may have anti-inflammatory benefits.

Remember that while these ingredients offer potential health benefits, the overall nutritional impact of the bread will also be influenced by portion size, frequency of consumption, and your overall dietary habits.

sliced and buttered oat bread

Vital Wheat Gluten Vegan Oat Bread Recipe:


  • 1 cup ground quick oats

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk (e.g., cashew milk)

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (ACV)

  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar

  • 1/8 cup date syrup

  • 2-3 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Vital Wheat Gluten flour

  • 3 cups ground quick oats

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil


  1. Mix the first 8 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

  2. Sift vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, and remaining ground quick oats in a separate bowl.

  3. Gradually stir flours into the first mix, forming a sticky dough.

  4. Incorporate avocado oil and knead the dough in the bowl.

  5. Continue kneading on a floured surface till air bubbles vanish.

  6. Shape dough, place on parchment in a loaf pan, and cover loosely with foil.

  7. Bake over a pan with water for steam at 375°F for 45 mins.

  8. Remove foil, spread vegan butter, and bake 5 more minutes for a top crust.

  9. Test doneness with a toothpick; cool for 30 mins before serving.

Indulge and Savor:

Slice your creation and relish the dense, satisfying texture of this unique bread. Enjoy it with cashew butter, oat spread, or try it toasted with mashed avocado and a sprinkle of coconut bacon bits for a burst of flavors.

Storage and Toasting Tips:

To keep your bread fresh, store it in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. When you're ready to indulge, pop it in the toaster oven or heat a pan for a crispy, toasty experience.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving, Serves Approx. 12):
  • Calories: Around 220 calories

  • Total Fat: About 5g

    • Saturated Fat: Less than 1g

    • Monounsaturated Fat: About 2.5g

    • Polyunsaturated Fat: About 1g

  • Sodium: Around 480mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: About 32g

    • Dietary Fiber: Around 5g

    • Sugars: Around 8g

  • Protein: About 12g

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on ingredient proportions, specific brands, and serving sizes. Additionally, the estimation assumes the recipe serves about 12 portions. Individual serving sizes may differ.

There you have it – a bread adventure that's both wholesome and a treat for your taste buds. So, why wait? Get baking, and let this Vital Wheat Gluten Vegan Oat Bread become your new go-to favorite. And remember, while we take a pause from the pumpkin parade, there's always something exciting cooking up in the background. Stay curious, stay inspired, and keep enjoying the culinary journey!

Stay tuned for more amazing recipes and articles that will surely tickle your taste buds and warm your heart. Until next time!

P.S. Keep an eye out for more surprises – the fall magic is just around the corner! 🍂🍁

Disclaimer: The content provided here is intended for informational purposes only. The information, recipes, and suggestions shared are not a substitute for professional advice. Always consult with a qualified expert or medical professional regarding any health, dietary, or lifestyle changes. The author is not liable for any outcomes based on the use or misuse of the information provided. Reader discretion is advised.

sliced bread

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