I am allergic to yeast. How do i sort (at this site) successfully to get only bread recipes that don't have yeast in the ingredients.

  • Posted by: bmbohn
  • January 19, 2015


Marsha January 22, 2015
Hi, I hear your heart-cry. The following is not on this site. However, Please find below, a recipe for yeast-free bread called sourdough; a youtube video link on making the sourdough starter to make the yeast-free bread (I googled sourdough starter and found several instructional sites with and w/o videos), and a website. Please also note that Whole Foods makes, on the premises, in their bakery, a variety of delicious whole-grain yeast-free breads: olive, pecan, 100% WW, San Francisco sourdough. Why yeast-free? Instant yeast products encourages overgrowth of the bacteria, which unbalances the good flora in the intestines, causing a systemic yeast overgrowth called Candida. Candida is the silent killer. It is like the catalyst on which many other chronic illnesses thrive and feed upon. Sourdough bread is just the opposite. The wild yeast, or bacterial leaven, is a natural probiotic to the intestines. This leaven, predigests the gluten and protein of the wheat, making it much easier to digest, and easier to assimilate the nutrients in the grains. This is the leaven used since man ate bread with leaven, and it’s beneficial to having healthy intestines.

YouTube sourdough video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F86r7ByDFM

My favorite whole grain sourdough recipe: Makes One Loaf (belongs to a friend of mine)

In large bowl, stir till well mixed:
1 cup sourdough starter
3/4 cup very warm water
1 1/2 T. Honey or maple syrup
2 T. Melted coconut oil
1 t. Salt

2 3/4 cup whole grain flour, one cup at a time.
*optional: Add 1 T. Gluten flour

Knead for 5 min. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes to allow the batch to rest. It is very important to give the ingredients this rest time, for it makes the kneading time easier, and allows the grains to soak up the water and the gluten to be more workable.

Once it has rested, knead till dough passes window pane test. Dough will be slightly wet and sticky. Knead dough by lifting part of it up, and folding it over onto itself. As the dough gets closer to being ready, it will become less sticky, and more stretchy. Knead either by hand or in bread mixer. To test for window pane test, take a walnut sized piece of dough and form a round ball. Begin to flatten the ball and stretch out the dough slowly in the center till the dough forms a window pane look, where the dough stretches enough to allow light to be seen through the dough without tearing or stretching holes in the “window”. When dough passes window pane test, put in bowl and cover with plastic. Let sit and rise for a couple of hours, till double in size.

Punch down and shape into loaf of bread. May put a little oil on loaf to keep it soft while rising. Depending upon the temp, air, altitude, etc…, loaf can take as little as an hour, or as much as 12 hours to rise. Let loaf almost triple in size.

When ready, put into hot oven on a pizza stone (if making round loaves) or put loaf pan in oven. Spray oven and loaf with water to put steam in the oven! Bake at 400 F for 5 min. Turn stove down to 350 and spray oven again. Let loaf bake for 40-50 min. Take out and place on cooling rack. Don’t slice into it for at least 8 hours. This allows the yeast to die off completely before eating it.

Happy bread making!
drbabs January 20, 2015
As far as I can tell, the site search isn't organized so that you can eliminate an ingredient. I did a search on quick breads and got these: https://food52.com/recipes/search?q=quick%20bread&cat=bread-rolls-muffins

A few do have yeast, but what you can do is create a collection on your page and only enter the breads that don't (and, yes, I realize that this means you have to read through a bunch of recipes. sorry).
Nancy January 20, 2015
And @bmbohn if you want to extend your search beyond food52, some searches do permit exclusions, e.g. allrecipes and Google itself. So you could search "bread recipe" with the criterion "omit yeast"
inpatskitchen January 20, 2015
Try a recipe search using terms like"quick breads", "baking soda bread" or "baking powder bread". You won't get all yeast free breads but you'll find many.
Nancy January 20, 2015
Make home-made crackers (surprisingly delicious and worth the effort) and flatbreads made with b soda and/or b powder.
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