How to address the psyllium husk flavor?

I find the flavor of psyllium husk powder not ideal in this lovely bread. Mine is fresh, from a local food coop, and though it seemed quite finely ground, I ground it even more before using (after weighing). Is there a low-flavor variety I could find online? Or an alternative? This worked perfectly for my first loaf, in terms of texture. Just remarkable.

Rona Roberts
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Aran Goyoaga Gluten Free Bread
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Stephanie G. December 15, 2021
I have made her breads several times and don't notice a different taste. I can't really think of a substitute either. I would try another brand of psyllium first.
 
Rona R. December 15, 2021
Good idea! Thank you.
 
Nancy December 13, 2021
some more ideas for replacements of psyllium husk in baking.
https://www.simple30.com/faq/natural-substitutes-for-psyllium-husk/
 
Rona R. December 13, 2021
Thank you. Of all the options in this article, the description of glucomannan makes it seem like the one that would form the gel that seems magical for making this particular recipe. I appreciate the link.
 
drbabs December 13, 2021
It’s exciting to see a recipe for gluten free bread! I think you could easily substitute ground flax seed, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, but these two articles will give you some additional suggestions:

https://tastessence.com/psyllium-husk-powder-substitute
https://tastessence.com/psyllium-husk-substitute
 
Rona R. December 13, 2021
Thank you - I'm unsure some of these would work (coconut flour, for example, has its own quite dramatic impact on gluten-free baked goods) but I like the idea of having some options to try. I appreciate the suggestions.
 
drbabs December 13, 2021
I agree— I actually don’t like coconut, so that’s a non-starter for me. I think I’d start with ground flax meal, and see if you like the taste.
 
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