Making Orgran Bread Mix in a bread maker

April 8, 2016 2:32 pm Published by 2 Comments

Orgran Easy Bake Gluten-Free Bread Mix

Orgran bread mix - easy to bake ina bread maker

Easy to bake in a machine

We are sometimes asked if this lovely bread mix can be made in a bread maker or bread machines – the answer is YES, but you may need to experiment, as there are many different types of machine.

Here are the instructions for making bread by hand and with a bread maker, plus some great tips we have been given by Orgran.


To 450g Orgran Gluten Free Easy Bake Bread Mix  add 425ml (14.3 fl.oz) water, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil *OR 450ml (15 fl.oz) milk in place of water.

(*it is very important to add the accurate amount of liquid, as any variation of measurements may affect the quality of the loaf.)

1/.          Place all ingredients into a medium bowl and mix continually on low to medium speed until the batter is smooth (3-4 mins).

2/.          Immediately spoon the mix into an oiled loaf tin measuring approx.  20cm x 10cm (10 x 4 inches) at the base of  tin (OR measuring 22cm x 12cm (9 x 5 inches) at the top of the tin).

3/.          Allow to stand in a warm place for approx 15 minutes or until the dough has risen above the top of the tin.

4/.          Place into a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 35 – 40 mins.

5/.          Remove from the tin as soon as possible and cool on a cake rack for 20 minutes before slicing.


* For a fuller bodied loaf, add 1 beaten egg (diet permitting), adjusting water accordingly by the egg weight. Or, crack the egg into a measuring cup and fill with water or milk as per the directions above.

* For a lighter bread, add 50g (1.7oz) skim milk powder (diet permitting)

* To achieve more browning, add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

* Microwave bread to freshen after refrigeration or storage.

Here are some online video links with step-by-step instructions for making Orgran Gluten Free Easy Bake Bread Mix



BREAD MAKING MACHINE (General Instructions)

As bread making machines vary slightly from each other, some practice may be necessary in order to achieve an even texture throughout. We recommend using a bread maker for mixing very soft dough, batter or cake-style mixes.

450ml (15 fl.oz) water

OR  520ml (17.5 fl.oz) milk (diet permitting)

1 packet Orgran Gluten Free Bread Mix

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

(1 beaten egg – diet permitting, or if desired)

1/ Place all ingredients into your machine

2/ Turn the machine on to the basic bread (rapid) loaf setting and start the cycle

3/ When mixing begins, use a plastic spatula to scrape flour from around the sides, to ensure consistent mixing.  If the mixing blades in the machine do not reach the sides, use a spatula to assist the dough mixing.

4/ When the loaf is baked, remove from the tin as soon as possible and cool on a cake-rack for half an hour before slicing.

Vivian’s Hints:  I have an old Breville maker and use the following settings.

Setting – Basic Size – 1KG loaf Colour – Dark

The above settings usually ensure that the loaf takes well over 3 hours to cook.  (Some of the newer machines only give loaf sizes such as medium, large and extra large.  Medium is usually around 750gm-800gm, Large around 1kg and Ex-Large around 1.2kg -1.5kg.)

I also mix the ingredients together in a bowl before by hand and then transfer to the machine: that way, I don’t have to scrape down the sides of the machine while it mixes. Don’t forget to spray the tin with cooking spray before you transfer the mix to it.

Too much liquid in the mixture will make it sink in the middle.

If you’re adding an egg to the mixture, crack the egg into a measuring cup and then top up with milk or water to approx 450ml, and add to the dry ingredients.

Mix by hand: if the mixture is too thick, gradually add the remaining water/milk in lots. The mixture should resemble a thick cake batter.

Orgran Alternative Grain Wholemeal Bread Mix.

I use the same setting as for the Easy Bake Bread Mix, but I don’t use as much liquid in the mix. I crack an egg into a measuring cup, and then fill with milk (if diet permits) to about 500ml. If you add oil to the recipe, then the egg, water and oil together should measure to 500ml.  To a large bowl I add the bread mix and then the liquid, and mix well.  It should resemble thick cake batter. (Add more liquid if necessary to achieve this thick cake batter consistency)

Again, when cooking in a bread maker the liquid measures can vary; if the bread sinks in the middle after cooking is finished, then there is too much liquid.  Cut back by about 20ml at a time until you perfect the loaf.

As I stated above, this is my method and may not work in your machine – but most people have achieved good results.

Orgran Multigrain Bread Mix with Quinoa and Chia

I have not yet made this bread in my bread maker; however, I would use the same settings as for the other two bread mixes, mixing all the ingredients in a bowl prior to adding the mix to the machine.

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  • lesley jerome says:

    I have tried all the settings you have suggested buy my bread still comes out very moist in side could have you got any more tips please
    I love orgran bread as it is the only one I can eat with my celiac

    thank you

    • Yzanne says:

      Hi Lesley. Our blog instructions were taken directly from Orgran. I could direct you to their website, but I’m pretty sure that their advice would be the same as ours: breadmakers do vary, so play about with yours to find the perfect setting. Start with a lower heat than suggested and gradually increase it. We’d be interested to hear how you get on.

      Best wishes,

      Yzanne Mackay (Editor and Copywriter, Naturally Good Food)

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