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If you’re planning a party platter then one thing you absolutely have to make is Gluten Free Breadsticks. They’re crisp, delicious and perfect for nibbling as part of a cheese board or having with dips.

These gluten free breadsticks are a really easy bread recipe and great for making with kids or if you’re a beginner to gluten free baking.

I love to roll them in sesame seeds for an extra crunch but you can keep them plain or even flavour them.

These breadsticks are infused with a little garlic and chilli but you can easily change this for your favourite herbs or omit completely.

I originally published this recipe in my Gluten Free Christmas ebook which is no longer for sale – but you can buy my actual, real book here!

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Easy breadsticks recipe

These easy breadsticks are great for those who want to give baking gluten free bread a go.

Enjoy them as part of a party platter for Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, The Super Bowl – you name it!

If you’re inspired and want some ideas of things to make with them, here are some of my favourite ways to have gluten free breadsticks:

However you choose to eat these gluten free breadsticks, I just know you’ll love them!

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My Gluten Free Breadsticks Recipe

This recipe makes enough for 32 breadsticks but you can easily cut the ingredients down if you want to make less.

Or bake them all up and freeze any leftovers for the next time you get the hankering for a breadsticks!

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. I love seeing your bakes!

And please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me. 

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Yield: 32 breadsticks

Gluten Free Breadsticks

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Proving Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Gluten Free Breadsticks are a super easy bake, perfect for parties, having with dips and nibbles or as a side dish or starter.


  • 450g gluten free white bread flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp quick yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300ml warm water (150ml boiling water + 150ml cold
  • water)
  • 15g salted butter
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Olive oil (for brushing)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C / Fan 160'C / Gas 4. Add the butter, garlic granules and chilli flakes to a small pan and melt over a low heat. Once melted, remove from the heat.
  2. Add the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and xanthan gum to a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon. 
  3. Pour in the warm water and melted butter, then bring together into a dough with the spoon. Use your hands to knead for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Bring the dough into a ball, then using a knife cut it into quarters. Cut each quarter into eight, and then using each hands, roll each ball of dough until it is about the diameter of a pencil. Don’t worry if it’s a bit wonky or bobbly – I call it rustic!
  5. If you are using sesame seeds, place them on a plate and roll each breadstick in them, gently pressing the seeds into the dough to stick.
  6. Place each breadstick on a baking tray with about 2cm between them. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for around 20 minutes to prove – they won’t rise much.
  7. Brush each stick with a little olive oil then bake for around 10 minutes until golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before eating. Best enjoyed fresh – if you’re eating these a day or two later you can refresh them with a 3-4 minute blast in the oven before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g


If you’re after some more gluten free Christmas classics then make sure you check out all my other gluten free Christmas recipes.

From sticky toffee pudding and mince pies to Twiglets and Mini Cheddars, there’s something for everyone.

I’ve also got my gluten free Christmas page with everything you need to enjoy a safe festive season.

There are plenty to choose from – here are a couple to get you going:

If you do make this recipe please let me know! I’d love to see your photos using #theglutenfreeblogger, share them in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram. 

And if you have any recipe suggestions, please let me know in the comments what you’d like to see next!

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Sarah Howells is a UK gluten free blogger and author. She has been living with coeliac disease since 2002. Her debut recipe book, Delicious Gluten Free Meals, is out now in the UK and to pre-order in the US.

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About Sarah Howells

Hi, I'm Sarah! Diagnosed with coeliac disease 20 years ago, I'm on a mission to create the best gluten free recipes since sliced bread. No fruit salads or dry brownies here.

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