Gluten-free bread in a cup by Pamela's Products

I attended the GFAF Expo in Illinois this past weekend.  The event had live cooking classes (beginners and advanced), product demonstrations, speakers and a large vendor fair.  One of the product demonstrations was conducted by THE Pamela of Pamela’s Products and she showed us how to make yeast-free, gluten-free bread in a cup using their baking mix in mere seconds.

It is really is quite simple.  Grease one large cup (latte, measuring cup, etc.) and add to the cup:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • 3TBS buttermilk (or 3 TBS milk substitute (almond, rice, soy) plus 3/4 tsp vinegar)
  • 1/3 c. Pamela’s Baking Mix
  • 1 tsp. Sugar (1 tsp. honey, agave, molasses or 1 TBS applesauce works well as a sweetener substitute)

Combine the wet ingredients first and then incorporate the baking mix and the sugar (makes the bread softer) and stir until well combined.  Use a rubber spatula or your finger to push the dough down into the cup and clean the surface of any extra batter.

Now comes the even easier part.  Put the cup in your microwave and cook for 85 seconds (cooking times may vary). Yes, 85 seconds is all it takes to get warm, soft bread.  Transfer the bread onto a rack to cool and it rises tall enough to cut into three slices.  This bread in a cup has a number of variations to create sweet and savory gluten-free bread:

  • Sugar and Spice – 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, plus 1 tsp. extra sugar
  • Zesty Delight – 2 TBS dried cranberries plus 1/2 tsp. orange zest
  • Pecan and Raisin – 1 TBS chopped pecans and raisins
  • Chocolate – 1 TBS chocolate chips
  • Healthiest – 1 TBS applesauce plus 1 TBS gluten-free oats (omit sugar)
  • Cornbread – 1 TBS polenta, 2 TBS grated cheddar and 1 TBS green chilies
  • Italian – 1/8 tsp. Italian herbs plus 1 TBS parmesan cheese
  • Freshest – 1/8 tsp. finely chopped rosemary plus 1/4 tsp. lemon zest

I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see if with my own eyes.  This bread has endless applications: toast, french toast, grilled cheese, hamburger bun, bruschetta, etc. You can even cook the bread in different dishes to change the shape.

If you have attended a gluten-free expo lately and picked up a sample size bag of Pamela’s Products baking mix, then you have enough mix to make two batches of bread in a cup.  Experiment and see what you can come up with on your own. I am the only one gluten-free at my house, so this recipe is a perfect way to add hot, fluffy gluten-free bread to any meal.

Thank you Pamela’s Products!

Article Courtesy:  Jennifer Harris