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Gluten Free Bread: Delicious Recipes for Every Meal

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Gluten Free Bread

Finding gluten-free bread that checks all the boxes—delicious, nutritious, and free of major allergens—can be a challenge. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, knowing the best options available can make your meals much more enjoyable.

You might be wondering if you need a bread machine or if you can just bake it in a regular oven. Either way, there are recipes out there that are easy to follow and result in a tasty, fluffy loaf. From homemade recipes to the top store-bought brands, there are plenty of choices to suit your needs and preferences.

Exact Ingredients (Plus Possible Substitutes)

To make gluten-free bread, you’ll need several key ingredients. Here’s a list of those ingredients along with some possible substitutes:

Flour Blend:

  • Rice Flour: A staple in gluten-free baking.
    • Substitute: Sorghum flour or a mix of rice and tapioca flour.
  • Tapioca Flour: Adds chewiness.
    • Substitute: Cornstarch or arrowroot powder.
  • Potato Starch: Helps with moisture and texture.
    • Substitute: More tapioca flour or cornstarch.


  • Xanthan Gum: Provides elasticity.
    • Substitute: Psyllium husk or guar gum.
  • Flax Seed Meal: Can act as a binder.
    • Substitute: Chia seed meal or extra xanthan gum.

Yeast and Rising Agents:

  • Active Dry Yeast: Helps the bread rise.
    • Substitute: Instant yeast (use less).
  • Baking Powder: Adds extra lift.
    • Substitute: Mix baking soda with cream of tartar.


  • Water: Essential for activating yeast and mixing.
    • Substitute: Milk (dairy or non-dairy) or broth.
  • Oil: Adds moisture and richness.
    • Substitute: Melted butter or margarine.


  • Sugar: Feeds the yeast.
    • Substitute: Honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.

Other Ingredients:

  • Salt: Enhances flavor.
    • Substitute: Sea salt or kosher salt.
  • Eggs: Provides structure and moisture.
    • Substitute: Egg replacer or flax eggs (flaxseed mixed with water).

These ingredients and substitutes can help you create a delicious and satisfying gluten-free bread. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the perfect mix that works for you.


To make gluten-free bread, start by gathering all your ingredients. You’ll need gluten-free flour, water, yeast, sugar, salt, and a few other basics.

Step 1: Proof the Yeast

  • Combine warm water (95-110°F) with sugar and yeast.
  • Stir and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

  • In a bowl, mix gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (if needed), baking powder, and salt.

Step 3: Combine Wet Ingredients

  • Add the proofed yeast mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Include any additional liquids like oil, vinegar, or eggs.

Step 4: Beat the Dough

  • Use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or mix by hand.
  • Beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until well combined.

Step 5: Prepare for Rising

  • Lightly oil a bowl and place the dough in it.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.

Step 6: Preheat the Oven

  • Set your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 7: Shape the Dough

  • Transfer the dough to a greased loaf pan or baking tray.
  • Shape it gently with your hands.

Step 8: Bake the Bread

  • Bake for 40-50 minutes. Check if the bread has a deep brown color and feels firm.
  • The internal temperature should be 206-210°F when done.

Step 9: Cool the Bread

  • Let the bread cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Enjoy your homemade gluten-free bread!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.