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Looking for a gluten free bread recipe? You've come to the right place - as here I've got a collection of the BEST gluten free bread recipes on the blog.
From an easy gluten free loaf and gluten free focaccia to soda bread, bagels, brioche, flatbreads and baguettes, I've got it all.
I'm also working my way through making sure all of these gluten free bread recipes have video tutorials to make them super easy to follow.
First I'm going to cover the essential ingredients you need for making bread - and how these might differ to 'normal' bread.
Then I'll share all my recipes and video tutorials below for you to bake until your heart's content!
Don't forget I also have some delicious gluten free bread recipes, including authentic gluten free naan breads, in my book - Delicious Gluten Free Meals.
If you do make any of these gluten free bread recipes, please do join my Facebook group and post your photos, I love seeing your creations!
Common gluten free bread ingredients
While all of these recipes are different, there are a few common ingredients you'll need for the majority of them.
I make all of my breads using ingredients from UK supermarkets to ensure they're as accessible as possible.
For most of these recipes you will need the following basic ingredients:
Gluten free bread flour
Most of my gluten free bread recipes are made using the FREEE Gluten Free White Bread Flour.
You can buy this in most supermarket free from aisles, direct from their website, or on Amazon in multi-packs.
If you can't get hold of this I would recommend using a plain gluten free flour blend instead.
This will still work well - but the bread flour blend has tapioca flour in which produces a better texture in gluten free bread.
A lot of people have made my gluten free bread recipes using a plain (or All Purpose) gluten free flour blend and it worked perfectly.
I'd recommend avoiding self-raising flour (you want the rise to come from the yeast, unless otherwise specified) and stick to a plain blend with no raising agents.
Gluten free yeast
I use dried yeast - also known as quick yeast or active yeast - in my gluten free bread recipes.
Be aware that not all yeast is gluten free, some brands have added wheat flour in them.
In the UK, the Allinson's time saver and dried yeast sachets are gluten free and found with the 'normal' flour.
The Doves Farm yeast in the free from aisle is also gluten free (and certified by Coeliac UK).
I use this yeast as it's quick, easy and reliable to use.
If you find you aren't getting a rise, make sure you activate the yeast first as specified in the recipes.
If the yeast doesn't froth it may have died (or be past its expiry) and will need replacing with some new stuff.
A lot of people ask me if xanthan gum is essential in my recipes and when it comes to gluten free bread, the answer is YES.
Although the flour blends I use tend to have some xanthan gum already in them, it's important to add the extra.
I test all my recipes thoroughly and the xanthan gum helps to replicate some of the texture usually provided by gluten.
Without it you'll end up with a sticky mess, so please don't omit this from the recipes.
You can usually find xanthan gum in the free from aisles of UK supermarkets - a little goes a very long way.
Which oils to use for gluten free bread
Most of the moisture from these gluten free bread recipes come from oils.
I typically use vegetable or rapeseed oil (same thing in the UK!) as it keeps the bread nice and light.
In my focaccia bread recipe or gluten free baguettes you'll need olive oil for that delicious depth of flavour.
You could substitute the vegetable oil for a different type but it will affect the flavour and texture.
I always recommend using vegetable oil as it's light and fairly flavourless, so works perfectly.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I add apple cider vinegar to my gluten free bread for two reasons.
Most importantly, in gluten free bread, apple cider vinegar helps to strengthen the dough.
This adds to the texture and overall structure of the bread when it's baked.
It also acts as a preservative which will keep your bread fresher for longer.
I haven't tested any of my recipes without apple cider vinegar, so if you choose to omit it I cannot guarantee what the results will be.
I also haven't tested them with a different vinegar, so if you choose to switch apple cider vinegar for a different kind, again I cannot guarantee the results.
Apple cider vinegar is fairly easy to find in UK supermarkets and a bottle will go a long way, so it's definitely a worthwhile investment.
It's also worth noting that all of my yeasted gluten free bread recipes include sugar.
Sugar is crucial for activating the yeast - without it your yeast won't activate and your bread won't rise.
I have seen some people switch caster sugar for honey but this is not something I've tried myself.
All of these recipes only contain a small amount of sugar and I'd strongly recommend not substituting or omitting this.
Equipment for making gluten free bread
In terms of equipment for making gluten free bread, you don't need a lot at all.
I mix all of my gluten free bread doughs using a trusty mixing bowl and wooden spoon, combined with a bit of elbow grease!
You may be able to use a stand mixer, but I currently don't own one (I know, rubbish food blogger!) so haven't tested this out.
I'd also recommend to avoid error purchasing a food thermometer - I use this one which is cheap and reliable.
This is so you can check the milk or water in the recipe is around 40'C when you add the yeast.
If the milk or water is too hot it'll kill the yeast and the bread simply will not rise.
You can use a normal 2lb tin but this one definitely gives a more traditional 'loaf of bread' shape.
If you're making my gluten free baguettes you'll also need a specific baguette tray - trust me, it's worth it!
This is the baguette tray I use and it always creates perfectly crust baguettes.
And for my artisan loaf you'll need a banneton like this, which is what gives the bread its beautiful shape and boulle pattern.
Other than that, you don't need any fancy equipment or anything.
My gluten free bread recipes are designed to be as easy as possible. So shall we start?
My gluten free bread recipes
Now you understand the basics of what's needed, it's time to get baking!
Here are links to all my gluten free bread recipes, along with video tutorials where I have them.
I am working my way through adding these to my Youtube channel so any that are not here yet should be updated soon!
If you do make any of these gluten free bread recipes, please do join my Facebook group and post your photos, I love seeing your creations!
I'm also always on hand to answer any questions there so make sure you come join the fun.
Gluten free white loaf recipe
If you want to start at the very beginning, there's not better place than my classic white gluten free loaf.
This is a super simple gluten free bread recipe which will produce a fresh white loaf, perfect for sandwiches or toast.
You can easily slice up this gluten free bread and freeze it too.
Click here my gluten free bread recipe or watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten free brown seeded bread
If you'd rather have a gluten free brown bread recipe then next on the list to try is my brown seeded loaf.
This is much the same as my basic white loaf recipe but uses brown bread flour and is packed with a mix of seeds.
If you want to give this recipe a try, I haven't yet filmed a video tutorial but the method is much the same as the white bread video above.
If you want to give this recipe a go, you can find this easy gluten free seeded brown loaf right here.
Gluten free bread rolls
I do love a good soft, squishy bread roll and these easy white gluten free bread rolls are just the ticket!
These bread rolls are super soft and squishy and perfect for lunchboxes or burger buns.
You have to watch the video tutorial below just to see what I mean when I say they are the softest, most amazing things!
This recipe has been one of my greatest bread triumphs and I always keep a load stocked in the freezer.
Click here to try my soft gluten free bread rolls recipe or watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten free focaccia
Oh gluten free focaccia, where have you been all my life!?
If you haven't tried a focaccia before then prepare to become obsessed!
This is a deliciously light and chewy bread with the PERFECT crust, achieved through the generous use of olive oil.
I always make rosemary and sea salt focaccia as I love this classic combination but you could add any flavours you like.
It's a really simple bread to get the hang of and it's accidentally vegan too!
Find my gluten free focaccia recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten free baguettes
This gluten free baguette recipe might just be one of my favourite bread recipes on the blog!
With a squishy inside and chewy, crusty outside, these are just the dream.
They're definitely worth ordering a baguette baking tray for as you get those gorgeous holey-bottoms!
I love to have these as a filled roll for my lunch but they also make incredible garlic baguettes.
You can find my gluten free baguette recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten free brioche
If you want to be able to make the perfect gluten free burger buns then this recipe is a dream.
My gluten free brioche recipe is a simple and super soft bake!
Enriched with butter, milk and eggs, this produces a pillowy-soft hamburger buns perfect for a BBQ.
Its pretty similar to make to my other gluten free bread recipes and definitely one to try.
Find my gluten free brioche burger buns recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten free soda bread
This gluten free soda bread was the first ever bread recipe I made and it's yeast free too!
The rise from this bread comes from using buttermilk and bicarbonate of soda instead of yeast.
It's a hearty and delicious bread which requires no kneading or proving.
This is a great one to make if you want a quick gluten free bread, and it also works well if you add dried fruit or savoury flavours too.
Find my gluten free soda bread recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten Free Bagels
Making gluten free bagels is one of my favourite activities and it's not as hard as you think!
Bagels get their trademark chewy exterior from boiling the dough before baking.
This idea used to put me off but it's not complicated at all!
I cannot recommend making your own gluten free bagels enough, especially with my homemade Everything seasoning.
Find my gluten free bagels recipe here to watch the video tutorial below.
Gluten free doughballs
These gluten free doughballs are a bit of a 'cheat's' bread but they are OH so good!
I really missed the classic Pizza Express doughballs during lockdown so I decided to create my own.
These cheesy gluten free doughballs are actually yeast free and only made with two ingredients!
If you want to give them a go, they make the best side dish ever when paired with garlic butter to dip them into!
Find my gluten free doughballs recipe here or watch the tutorial video below.
Gluten Free Flatbreads
Similarly to my doughballs recipe, these easy gluten free flatbreads are made with a simple yoghurt and gluten free flour dough.
This makes them yeast free and super quick to throw together without any proving time.
I love making these to have for lunches, filled with all sorts of goodies or to mop up a dish of soup or stew.
You can flavour them however you like and even add Nigella seeds to make them more like a cheat's naan bread if you like.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
These gorgeous, gluten free cinnamon rolls are just the dreamiest bake to make for a brunch or sweet treat.
The enriched dough is rolled up with cinnamon sugar, baked until golden and then drizzled with frosting.
They're actually not as difficult to make as you might think and the results really are worth it!
Find my gluten free cinnamon rolls recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.
Artisan Gluten Free Loaf with Olive and Feta
If you want to create a beautiful gluten free loaf for a picnic or lunch event, this artisan gluten free loaf is the one.
Made using a bread basket it looks absolutely gorgeous and like a rustic boulle bought from a bakery.
I studded mine with olives and feta but you could easily edit the recipe to include things like garlic, sundried tomatoes or fresh herbs.
Get creative and see what imaginative flavoured gluten free bread you can conjure up using this recipe as a base!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brioche
Any sweet bread fans in the house? You'll love making my gluten free chocolate chip brioche recipe!
This is an absolutely gorgeous bread to make which is enriched with butter, sweetened and studded with chocolate chunks.
Enjoy it warm for a perfect treat or it also makes excellent French toast when sliced up and fried in egg.
I absolutely love this recipe and it's just so much fun to make - you can make this in any standard loaf tin so no fancy equipment is needed.
Gluten free hot cross buns
If you love a seasonal bake you'll adore making these Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns.
These sweet bread rolls are studded with dried fruit and warm cinnamon flavours.
Decorate them with a white cross and a sticky glaze for the perfect treat. I love them toasted and slathered in butter!
Get my gluten free hot cross buns recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.
I also have a salted caramel hot cross buns recipe variation too.
Gluten free stollen
If you want the perfect bread to bake at Christmas, try my gluten free stollen recipe.
Stollen is a German Christmas bread, which is an enriched dough studded with fruit and wrapped around marzipan.
It's dusted with icing sugar for the perfect sweet treat - you can also slice it up and freeze it really well too.
Find my gluten free stollen recipe here or watch the video tutorial below.