Namaste Bread Mix Review

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When Namaste Foods sent me the BBQ Coating Mix, they also sent me their bread mix.  I have never made bread in my life.  However, I always envy those who make fresh bread regularly.  I remember my mom making bread when I was little and there is just something so comforting about the smell and taste of fresh bread out of the oven.  While extremely intimidated by the task, I took some time one night to make home made bread.

The ingredients were easy, I was just a little concerned about what pan to use.  I found some foil bread pans at Kmart on sale and decided to give them a try.  The pan size was 8 inches x 3 7/8 inches by 2 15/32 inches.

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The recipe called for oil, 1 egg and three egg whites. I only had two eggs so I made it with 1 egg and 1 egg white. Unsure of how that would impact the outcome, I proceeded as any normal kitchen goddess would do- I crossed my fingers.

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After blended in the mixer, the dough had to sit to rise about 30 minutes.  I then placed the pan in the oven to cook for one hour.  About half way through I added foil on top. This was a huge help to keep the top from burning.

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The bread came out really tall- it was on the top shelf of the oven and was practically touching the top of the oven. I think I may need to use a little wider pan next time.  After the bread cooled an hour or so, I decided to taste the bread… It was awesome.  It had a little bit of sweetness but was probably the best gluten-free bread I have ever had.  I have visions of using this mix for home made banana bread.  The portion size was plenty. It made more than I usually get with my typical Udi’s loaf. It is only good at room temperature for 24-48 hours. I decided to slice it and freeze it. This lasted me about a week. I would definitely purchase this bread mix- but am not sure how frequent I will be able to prepare this, you need a good 2 hours. Thanks Namaste for introducing me to making home made bread.

What is your favorite bread?

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5 responses to “Namaste Bread Mix Review

  1. Elizabeth

    Your choice of a narrower pan was a good one. I bake a lot and never use my full size pans anymore. Gluten free breads works much better as smaller loaves. The bigger pans tend to leave the center gummy no matter how long you cook it and often the bread falls when you take it from the oven. My favorite bread pans are for French baguettes and one that is just a bit larger for Italian loaves. You can buy them on Amazon and use any good bread recipe. You get an amazing crust. I couldn’t live without them now. If you do get one don’t buy the ones with the holes. Just get the cheap ones that are silver without all the special coating. You will love it and they are only about $10 each.

    Namaste products are great. That bread mix also makes great bagels. The pizza crust mix is my favorite! The brownies and blondies too. Every mix I have tried from them is really good.

  2. B. McNiel

    My favorite mix is from The Gluten Free Pantry — French Bread and Pizza Mix. Never made the pizza crust, but the bread is amazing. You can use baguette pans or regular loaf pans — it turns out beautifully either way. This reminds me a lot of the homemade breads my mom used to bake when I was growing up. I have been a celiac for 13 years and have tried most of the mixes out there, in addition to creating my own flour blends and using many, many recipes over the years. While many are quite good, I think The Gluten Free Pantry French Bread Mix is very hard to beat. They also make the best brownie mix, hands down. The ladies of my church always ask me for the recipe, lol … you really don’t know they’re GF. Let me know if you try it … all of their mixes can be made dairy-free, etc. as well. Directions are usually on the package.

  3. renee Hewitt

    I’ve not tried either but the Namaste is less expensive

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