Baking Gluten-Free Bread Step By Step

gluten-free bread made from buckwheat flour on the kitchen table

Those with a gluten, wheat, or soy allergy know how difficult it is to find food to fit their specific dietary needs. Restaurants might have gluten-free options, but when it comes to making a sandwich at home you’re pretty much on your own. And the bread you can buy at the store is either frozen and doesn’t reheat well or doesn’t actually taste like bread at all. Solve your own problem by dabbling in bread-making yourself! It might seem daunting, and the recipe might call for several ingredients, but once you own everything, you can make several loaves of this homemade gluten-free bread. You’re so close to delicious, warm bread that won’t upset your stomach!

Head to the Store

For your yeast mixture, you’ll need warm water, sugar, and active dry yeast. For the bread, you’re going to need several different types of flour to get started on your bread batter. Be sure to collect the following:

  • White Rice Flour
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Potato Starch
  • Millet flour

Other ingredients you’ll need are ground flaxseed, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, any oil, 3 egg whites, and apple cider vinegar.

Get to Bakin’

Now for the fun part! Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and give it a spray with cooking spray. Combine yeast, sugar, and warm water, and let it all sit for 10 minutes. While that sits, mix the flours, flaxseed meal, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Combine in a stand mixer on low. Keep the mixer on low and add oil, egg whites, vinegar, and the yeast mix. Crank the speed to medium, and let it go for 2 minutes until it’s thick. Use a spatula to pour the dough into the pan. Do any smoothing you need to with your hands after slightly wetting them. Cover and let it rise for about an hour. When it’s risen, bake at 350° for an hour, and cover it with foil halfway through. When the time is up, let it cool before you cut and serve it.

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Pure Sandwich Bliss

You can keep the bread in a container on the counter for four days, but it can stay in the freezer for up to a month. Turn this bread into delicious turkey sandwiches, grilled cheeses, or garlic bread to serve alongside GF spaghetti!