In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend. In a smaller bowl, add your wet ingredients and blend.
Open your bread machine and make sure the paddle is on the spinner. Pour in your mixed wet ingredients.
Pour the whisked dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients.
Dump the yeast on top of the dry ingredients. Close the cover and press the button. My bread machine has a gluten free setting.
If your bread machine has this setting, use it. After 5 minutes, take a soft rubber spatula and press the flour down from the sides. This tip will help prevent unmixed flour pockets on the side of your bread.
Remove the bread from the bread machine when it is done. I gently slide my bread out of the pan and place it on a cooling rack. This helps prevent your bread from cooking longer in the hot pan.
The only downside to using a bread machine is the little paddle comes off into your bread. The bread stays hot for some time so I highly recommend you using tweezers or these pointed tongs to remove the paddle. It is easier to remove when the bread is hot.
Many bread recipe directions will say you can dump all of the ingredients in the bread maker. Do not do this! When you are mixing as many ingredients as is needed for gluten free bread, you risk the ingredients not getting mixed thoroughly and that can affect how the bread turns out!
Most yeast is gluten free EXCEPT Red Star Platinum. As always, definitely check the ingredients label for any yeast you buy.
Light oils include avocado and canola oil. You can use other oils but they may impart a flavor in the bread, which can be good or bad.
Oven Baking Instructions:
Proof your yeast in ½ cup of warm water and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Make sure the water temperature is no hotter than 120º F. Let this sit 5 minutes until your yeast is frothy.
Follow the directions to mix your wet and dry ingredients.
Add the frothy yeast mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix then pour into the dry ingredients.
Mix your batter, pour it into a greased loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap, and allow it to rise one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Bake your bread for 35-40 minutes until the top of the loaf is golden.
Test to see if it is done baking by sticking a long toothpick into the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the bread needs to bake a little longer.
Remove the bread from the oven and place it on a rack to allow cooling. Do not slice the bread when it is hot.