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    Hi ,

    I have been experimenting with different breads and its going ok but sometimes a little crumbly which I assume is the lack of gluten?

    Has anyone ever tried adding Guar gum powder as a gluten replacement as it is supposed to bind things together well?

    Is Guar gum powder even allowed?

    Apologies if I’m way off the mark!

    Many thanks



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    I use it in my baking sometimes..not sure what anyone else thinks about it..but i use it. Xanthan gum is corn based so i do not use it.


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    Gums are similar to carrageenan. There’s an article about what guar gum does in high doses, but you’d be unlikely to suffer those effects from your baking. If you feel comfortable with it, you could test it and see if it interferes with your digestion or not. Some people report issues from coconut milk, which commonly has it as an additive, but others don’t.


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    Thanks guys,

    I’m still researching as I’m a few weeks away from bread!

    I’ve given a list of all ingredients on the strict list to a few bread experts and challenged them to come up with the best possible Gluten, wheat, yeast, soy, sugar free bread!

    If anything turns up i will post it

    Here is the list, if anyone things I need to add or remove anything please let me know?

    •Coconut flour
    •Oat bran flour
    •Brown rice bran flour
    •Tef or teff flour
    •Buckwheat flour
    •Millet flour
    •Almond flour
    •Flaxseed flour
    •Ground Hemp Seeds

    Fats, oils and liquids
    •Coconut oil
    •Olive oil
    •Sesame oil
    •Coconut butter
    •Coconut milk
    •Condensed coconut cream

    Rising agents and thickener/binder
    •Guar gum
    •Aluminium free baking soda
    •Aluminium free baking powder

    Seasoning, spices and herbs
    •Sea salt
    •Black pepper
    •Bay leaf
    •Cilantro (Coriander)

    Sweeteners and flavourings
    •Apple cider vinagar
    •Raw Stevia

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