Nutrient-packed mini gluten-free bread rolls you’ll be happy to have in your baking arsenal.
I always say that everyone should have a go-to, simple gluten-free sandwich bread and gluten-free bread rolls in their baking arsenal. Keyword being simple and I’ve tried developing and using others recipes for gluten-free bread without much luck until last year with the Grain-free Walnut Bread. This mini gluten-free bread roll recipe calls for healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients, and nails the texture that’s hard to find in a lot of gluten-free bread recipes. Bonus? It freezes well to make in batches or for meal prep and you can make it two ways, loaf or mini rolls.
Whether as an entire loaf or as mini bread rolls, a good gluten free bread recipe is a must.
I’ve shared a few variations of grain free bread over the years, but I’m always excited to develop a new recipe that passes the “simple” test and tastes really good. I couldn’t tell you the number of emails and comments I get about making another grain free bread option because so many of you are looking for paleo bread or simply wanting to experiment with grain free bread options. This recipe contains tahini and sesame seeds which offer a savory take on standard gluten-free bread.
Whether you’re practicing a gluten-free lifestyle or not, you can enjoy the health benefits of grain-free recipes like this one. See, the beauty of many grain-free recipes is that you usually replace the grain with some other ingredient, and typically that’s in the form of healthy fats and protein from nuts, seeds, and nut/seed based flours.
Nuts and seeds are powerhouses when it comes to health benefits in a small volume. Sesame is the star of today’s recipe, with use of both sesame seeds and tahini, aka ground sesame seeds. Sesame is high in calcium and omega-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids that are the building blocks of protein (1), healthy fats, minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and B vitamins. We should all consume more omega-3 fatty acids because they help fight inflammation (2), they keep our brains healthy and active, joints lubricated, hormones happy (3), and they play a vital role in mental health and wellbeing (4).
Tahini offers a rich, nutty flavor to the bread, and packs anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits (5). Studies point out that it could be used in the prevention and/or treatment of various types of cancer, making it just another reason to love this nutrient-dense, and altogether less processed, nut butter.
Nuts and seeds are “superfoods” because these whole foods pack a large number of nutrients in such a small volume. They’re easy to enjoy on-the-go and they taste great in healthy baking recipes. I’ve found nuts and seeds to be the secret to many gluten-free recipes, and I’ve even found them to come in handy with plant-based entrees — like with the NS chickpea meatballs and nut loaf for example.
The possibilities and ways to enjoy these mini gluten-free bread rolls are endless! They’re the perfect bite-size to enjoy, and they can be made in loaf-form to be served with avocado, as sandwich bread, slathered in almond butter (with chopped dark chocolate on top), or dolloped with yogurt or dairy-free cheese and jam as pictured. To be resourceful with this recipe, you can freeze leftovers, I recommend allowing the rolls completely cool before putting them into an airtight glass container, or slicing the loaf then lay each sliced in a single layer in an airtight glass container.
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