A Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 1: Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes—Loaves

Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 1: Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes---Loaves

Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 1: Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes—Loaves

Without a doubt, one of the top requests that I receive is for gluten-free bread recipes. Not just any bread recipes, mind you, but great gluten-free bread recipes. Well, usually the request is more in the form of a plea. And a heartfelt one for sure … “Can you ple-e-e-s-e give me some great gluten-free bread recipes?” You might have even beseeched me for such or pleaded the same to another gluten-free blogger.

As I’ve stated before, I don’t really miss bread. Well, not on a daily basis anyway, but I can certainly appreciate good bread from time to time and the winter and holiday season tend to make one wistful for a fresh-baked loaf of bread. You are suddenly imagining that amazing smell wafting through your house right now, aren’t you? I knew it! So today I’m happy to be sharing some of the very best gluten-free bread recipes on the web. These recipes are in no particular order and cover a wide variety of categories. There are recipes that I call “mainstream”—gluten free only—but most are “more-free” recipes, such as dairy free, vegan, paleo, and primal.

Many thanks to all my blogger friends who have graciously allowed me to share their photos! When you visit their blogs to get their recipes, be sure to read all their notes and follow their directions, and check out reader comments as well because not only will you see their reviews firsthand, but often it’s from our blog readers that you’ll find answers on substitutions and preferences that you might find very helpful. Oh, and folks “start your ovens” (or in one case, your slow cooker) because you are going to want to make these recipes!

French Bread from Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. (This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.)

gluten free, dairy free, French Bread, recipe, Linda Etherton, The Gluten-Free Homemaker

French Bread from The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Gluten-Free, Rice-Free Multigrain Bread from Megan at Allergy-Free Alaska. (This bread is gluten free, rice free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.) UPDATE: Megan has also published The Everything Guide to Gluten-Free Bread with Troubleshooting Tips on her blog.

gluten free, bread, recipe, rice free, multigrain, Allergy Free Alaska, Megan Ancheta

Gluten-Free, Rice-Free Multigrain-Bread from Allergy-Free Alaska

French Baguettes from Jeanne at Art of Gluten-Free Baking. (This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.) Jeanne is also the author of Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays, which is quickly moving up the Amazon Top 100 list for all Food and Wine books.

French Baguettes from Art of Gluten-Free Baking

Soft Sandwich “White” Bread also from Jeanne at Art of Gluten-Free Baking. (This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.)

gluten free, dairy free, bread, sandwich bread, Art of Gluten-Free Baking, Jeanne Sauvage, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays

Soft Sandwich Bread from Art of Gluten-Free Baking

Bread 2.0 from Elana of Elana’s Pantry. (This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, cane sugar free, yeast free, and xanthan gum free.) Elana is also the author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour.

gluten free, dairy free, grain free, bread, recipe, Elana's Pantry, Elana Amsterdam

Bread 2.0 from Elana’s Pantry

Paleo Bread also from Elana (Elana’s Pantry). (This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, and paleo.)

gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, paleo, bread, recipe, Elana's Pantry, Elana Amsterdam

Paleo Bread from Elana’s Pantry

Grain-Free “White” Sandwich Bread from Danielle of Against All Grain. (This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, paleo, and SCD.)

gluten free, grain free, bread, recipe, white sandwich bread, Against All Grain, Danielle

Grain-Free “White” Sandwich Bread from Against All Grain

Best Gluten-Free, Vegan Sandwich Bread from Ali at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. (This bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan.) While Ali recommends her newer Farmhouse Seed Bread (see info further down) over this recipe, her readers still make and love this one. Ali Segersten and her husband, Tom Malterre, are the co-authors of The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health, Nourishing Meals:  Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family, and their latest book, a new version of their first, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Whole Foods Recipes, Including Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and Egg-Free Dishes.

gluten free, dairy free, vegan, bread, recipe, sandwich bread, The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, Alissa Segersten

Best Gluten-Free Vegan Sandwich Bread from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Dark Teff Sandwich Bread also from Ali at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. (This bread is gluten free, nut free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan.)

gluten free, dairy free, bread, recipe, teff, Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, Alissa Segersten

Dark Teff Sandwich Bread from Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Farmhouse Seed Bread (Xanthan Free, Vegan) also from Ali at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. (This bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, xanthan gum free, and vegan.)

gluten free, dairy free, vegan, bread, recipe, Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, Alissa Segersten

Gluten-Free Vegan Farmhouse Seed Bread from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Bread from Karina at Gluten-Free Goddess. (This bread is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.)

gluten free, dairy free, whole grain, bread, recipe, Karina Allrich, The Gluten-Free Goddess

Whole-Grain, Gluten-Free Bread from Gluten-Free Goddess

Gluten-Free Challah from Pete and Kelli at No Gluten, No Problem. (This bread is gluten free and refined sugar free, with an option for dairy free.) Pete and Kelli are the authors of Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking: 275 Great-Tasting, From-Scratch Recipes from Around the World, Perfect for Every Meal and for Anyone on a Gluten-Free Diet – and Even Those Who Aren’t and Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes. Their newest book, Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day, will be released soon. Pete also co-authored the new hit book, The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life, with Melissa McLean Jory (Gluten-Free For Good).

gluten free, dairy free, challah, bread, recipe, Peter Bronski, Kelli Bronski, No Gluten, No Problem

Gluten-Free Challah from No Gluten, No Problem

Challah from Jules of Jules Gluten Free and Jules Speaks Gluten Free. (This recipe is gluten free, with a dairy-free and refined sugar-free option.) Jules Shepard is also the author of The First Year:  Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed and Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy.

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Gluten-Free Challah from Jules Speaks Gluten Free

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Bread from Melanie at Hope’s Kitchen. (This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan.)

gluten free, dairy free, vegan, bread, recipe, Hope's Kitchen

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Bread from Hope’s Kitchen

Paleo Bread from me, Shirley (Gluten Free Easily). (This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, and xanthan gum free.)

gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo, refined sugar free, recipe, Shirley Braden, Gluten Free Easily

Paleo Bread from gluten free easily (gfe)

The Best Gluten-Free Grain-Free Sandwich Bread in the History of Man from AndreAnna at Life As A Plate. (This bread is gluten free, grain free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, and primal; with refined sugar free and dairy-free options.)

gluten free, grain free, dairy free, bread, recipe, sandwich bread, coconut flour, primal, paleo, Life As A Plate, AndreAnna Maclean

The Best Gluten-Free Grain-Free Sandwich Bread in History of Man from Life As A Plate

Gluten-Free Vegan Sorghum Rosemary French Bread from Sea at Book of Yum. (This bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan.)

gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, bread, recipe French Bread, Book of Yum, Sea

Gluten-Free Vegan Sorghum Rosemary French Bread from Book of Yum

Perfect Gluten-Free Bread Baked in the Crockpot from Stephanie at A Year of Slow Cooking. Did you know that you can bake bread in your slow cooker? Note that Stephanie used a gluten-free bread mix that is no longer available, but any ready-made gluten-free bread mix should work. Stephanie O’Dea is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Make It Fast, Cook It Slow:  The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking; her newest book, 365 Slow Cooker Suppers; and More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes and Totally Together:  Shortcuts to An Organized Life.

gluten free, bread, mix, slow cooker, crockpot, A Year of Slow Cooking, Stephanie O'Dea

Perfect Gluten-free Bread from A Year of Slow Cooking

Brown Honey Bread from Mike of Gluten-Free Blog. (This bread is gluten free and dairy free.) Mike Eberhart is the author of Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free Gourmet Desserts.

gluten free, bread, recipe, brown, honey, Mike Eberhart, Gluten Free Blog

Gluten-Free Brown Honey Bread from Gluten Free Blog

Nutty Sandwich Bread from Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake. (This bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan.) 
gluten free, dairy free, vegan, bread, sandwich bread, recipe, Maggie Savage, She Let Them Eat Cake

Nutty Sandwich Bread from She Let Them Eat Cake

By the way, I had so much fun compiling these recipes that this roundup is now a series!

Part 2: Top 40 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes: Basic Rolls and Biscuits

Part 3:  Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes Made in a Bread Machine, Plus More Info and Tips on Bread Machines

Part 4: Top 30+ Best Gluten-Free Tortilla and Wrap Recipes

Part 5: Top 30+ Best Gluten-Free Hamburger, Hot Dog, and Sandwich Roll Recipes

Additional parts of the series will focus on recipes for flatbread, pita bread, and more bread options, including more terrific gluten-free recipes for loaves of bread. Honestly, this series just might be neverending! Therefore, if you are a blogger and have a great gluten-free bread recipe (loaf, rolls, flat bread, etc.), please email me your link for consideration for inclusion in a future post. Please do not leave a link to your recipe here in comments. Let’s focus on these wonderful bread recipes for now!

This post is linked to Gluten-Free WednesdaysAllergy-Free Wednesdays, Gluten-Free Fridays.

Not just gf, but gfe!

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131 Responses to “A Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 1: Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes—Loaves”

  1. Johnna on November 13th, 2012 3:53 pm

    What perfect timing! I’m going to turn on the oven and make bread this afternoon. Today I need the smell of bread baking and having this blog post gives me lots of options. Thanks for the lovely compilation!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 12:16 am

      Hey Johnna–Hope you had a great day baking! Will look forward to seeing what you came up with over in your kitchen. :-)


  2. Megan @ Allergy Free Alaska on November 13th, 2012 4:24 pm

    I am so honored to be included in this post! Thank you! There are some incredible recipes here and I really appreciate the variety. I’m going to share on my FB page.

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 12:20 am

      My plearsure, Megan. Appreciate all the kind words and much appreciate your sharing! :-)


  3. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) on November 13th, 2012 4:29 pm

    Wow, what an incredible list! Now I have to go check them all out! I shared this one too through FB. This is exactly what I love about gluten free baking…the possibilities are endless!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:23 am

      Sarena–Thanks on all, dear! The possibilities really ARE endless, even with gluten-free bread, which most consider to be a challenge. I can’t wait to share more terrific gluten-free bread recipes in the future. ;-)


  4. cheryl on November 13th, 2012 5:45 pm

    What a nice roundup, Shirley. Great resource!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:24 am

      Hey Cheryl–Thanks! I love sharing others’ fabulous recipes! :-)


  5. Tara on November 13th, 2012 6:11 pm

    These breads make my mouth water! Thank you for sharing such an array of gorgeous breads.

    One question: do you have any YEAST free recipes? I find it so hard to make a nice bread without yeast (no bacteria starter either).


    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:26 am

      Hi Tara–Welcome to gfe! :-) I think photos of amazing bread do that to us all. ;-) Grain-free bread recipes never require yeast. I updated the post to include “yeast free” in the descriptions, so you’ll want to take another look to find recipes that work for you. There are several really terrific ones! :-)


  6. Gina on November 13th, 2012 6:15 pm

    This is a great list! I’ve definitely used some of these recipes before, if not exactly as written at least for inspiration. I’m dedicating the rest of this week on my blog to bread recipes – I’d love it if you stopped by to check it out!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:28 am

      Hey Gina–Nice to see you again! Talk about a coincidence on our timing. ;-) I’m sure that folks will be finding their way over to your blog to see all the bread wisdom you are sharing! :-)


  7. Hamsami on November 13th, 2012 10:30 pm

    How would you use these recipes in a bread machine?

  8. Eileen Beran on November 14th, 2012 12:07 pm

    Shirley, this is a wonderful collection of breads. I’ll refer to it in the future!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:52 am

      Hi Eileen–Thanks so much! I hope you find some great ones for you and your family. :-) Hey, you have a different website name … or do you have two sites?


      • Eileen Beran on November 19th, 2012 11:54 am


        I have just one site but I recently changed my blog title to Eileen’s Everyone Eats Right, so my new domain is currently redirecting to the old one. When my redesign rolls out there will be one domain name and much hoopla on my part!


  9. Anne on November 14th, 2012 1:43 pm

    Thank you!!! This is an awesome list. Now I can use challah again for my favorite baked french toast breakfast!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:53 am

      Hi there, Anne–You are very welcome! Your comment made me smile a really big smile … I love that image of you finding a “new, old favorite.” And that breakfast sounds fabulous!


  10. Sarah on November 14th, 2012 3:00 pm

    Thank you for the awesome roundup! So helpful!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:54 am

      Hi Sarah–It looks like you are new here at gfe–welcome! :-) I’m so glad that you and others are finding this post to be a big help!


  11. Diane Eblin- thewholegang on November 14th, 2012 3:37 pm

    Oh I hear this request all of the time. This is going on permanent bookmark! Thank you for sharing all of these recipes.

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:55 am

      Hi Diane–I know, right? It was clearly time to help folks out with this challenge. ;-) Thanks for bookmarking and sharing with others!


  12. Ellen (Gluten Free Diva) on November 14th, 2012 4:00 pm

    What a fantastic bread post! You really did a great job of collecting outstanding GF bread recipes. Like Diane, this will be a permanent
    bookmark for me. I want to try each and every one of these recipes! Thank you Shirley!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:57 am

      Yay, Ellen! I’m so glad that you’ll be bookmarking this roundup and checking out all these recipes. :-) Wish we could have an in-person bake-off, review of them all. That would be fun, wouldn’t it? With a big group of us, we could only indulge so much, right? ;-)


  13. InTolerant Chef on November 14th, 2012 4:05 pm

    Spoilt for choice! Thanks for doing such great research pulling them all together for us!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:58 am

      InTolerant Chef–Ooooh, I like that term “Spoilt for choice!” That’s the kind of gal I am … I love being spoiled with wonderful choices! Thanks so much, dear. :-)


  14. Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat on November 14th, 2012 6:01 pm

    Shirley, this is a fabulous round up! Thank you! I just passed it onto a friend who is newly gluten-free and dearly missing bread. What a wonderful resource

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 8:59 am

      Oh, Kate, thank you! Both for the kind words and for sharing this roundup with someone who needs it right now. I sooo love that! :-)


  15. Linda on November 14th, 2012 10:15 pm

    Shirley, this is a great round up of bread recipes. Thanks for including my French bread. I’m off to share.

    BTW, I’m loving getting full posts in my inbox!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 9:00 am

      Hey Linda–Thank you, and I’m so happy that you created that delicious French Bread recipe so that I could share it with so many!

      I was wondering if you’d notice the full posts. ;-) It’s an experiment. We’ll see what others think of it …


  16. Alisa on November 15th, 2012 11:45 am

    Oh wow, I bet this will be a popular round-up Shirley!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 12:36 pm

      Alisa–I hope so because that will indicate that I’ve provided a great resource for folks with the help of some terrific bloggers! :-)


  17. Iris on November 15th, 2012 12:21 pm

    Great post, Shirley! You’re right…bread is one of those foods that people miss the most, and finding a good loaf of bread can make all the difference! Whenever I taste really bad commercial gf bread, I get annoyed because I realize that people will assume all gf bread is like that. Not so!

    And so many of the breads you highlighted are the same ones I’ve been eyeing forever…too bad I’m eating paleo and nut-free right now. But someday my gut will heal and I’ll be able to try some of these!! As God is my witness. :)

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 12:39 pm

      Thank you, Iris!! I know exactly what you mean about folks tasting a bad product and assuming that they all are like that. And you know how I feel about most products anyway. ;-) Making one’s own of anything is almost always infinitely better.

      And guess what, dear … AndreAnna’s Best Sandwich Bread in the History of Man is paleo and nut free! No kidding. Follow the link and try it out!


  18. Vicky on November 15th, 2012 8:04 pm

    Hi Shirley! Ooo don’t these loaves look awesome all on one page!

    I love the fact that you’ve indicated Xanthan gum free, dairy free etc!

    Thank you!

    • Shirley on November 15th, 2012 9:34 pm

      Hi Vicky–I thought so, too! Like I said to someone earlier, it would be fantastic to have them all on one table and have a little tasting fun. ;-) Glad you enjoyed looking! I’m already thinking about a follow-up post. :-)


  19. Christine on November 16th, 2012 10:16 pm

    Nice to see your site is back up. I’m still unable to post or “like” on facebook though and not sure why.

  20. Rogene on November 17th, 2012 8:07 pm

    That’s quite a list! Thank you.

  21. Gretchen on November 19th, 2012 12:55 pm

    So glad you endured and came back to us – I know what it’s like to fight with the websites, computers, etc. especially when you have no control – thanks again for the wonderful recipes, looking forward to trying some of these breads.

    • Shirley on November 19th, 2012 3:38 pm

      Hi Gretchen–You’re welcome on the recipes and welcome to gfe, too! :-) Hope you’ll report back here or on the bloggers’ websites if you try any of these breads. ;-)


  22. Susan on November 19th, 2012 10:58 pm

    Wow — thank you sooooo much for this post Shirley. My mom keep saying, “You need to find a good GF bread recipe instead of spending all that money on a loaf of bread.” Now I’ve got loads to try!
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving in the U.S.

    • Shirley on November 19th, 2012 11:53 pm

      Hi there, Susan!–You are sooo welcome, dear. :-) I think that not only will you save money, but you’ll also end up eating some pretty amazing bread. ;-)

      Thanks so much for the Thanksgiving wishes! It’s coming up quickly!

  23. Michelle @ The Willing Cook on November 21st, 2012 10:24 am


    This is an amazing round-up and resource. Which one do I make first? I’m featuring this post on today’s Allergy-Free Wednesday. You can find the feature here: http://willingcook.com/allergy-free-wednesdays-november-21-2012/

    Thanks for doing the work on compiling such a great list!

  24. Kelly @ The Nourishing Home on January 3rd, 2013 3:07 pm

    Hi, Shirley! What a blessing to find you! I was searching for some good GF bread recipes on google and this post came up. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and just shared it with my FB friends. Thanks so much for putting this together. I look forward to giving some of these recipes a try! Lots of blessings to you! :) Kelly

    • Shirley on January 4th, 2013 1:20 pm

      Hi Kelly–Welcome to gfe. :-) What a wonderful comment! Thank you! I recently discovered your blog, too, but I’m not sure I’ve left a comment yet. I thought this post would fill a need for many. ;-) I have at least two more parts planned to make this a great series. :-) I hope you enjoy the bread recipes that you make from all these great bloggers!


  25. Crystal on January 24th, 2013 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this comprehensive list! Our family has been vegan for 4 months, but only started cutting gluten this week (hoping to clear some eczema issues.) This list helps save me time endlessly searching the web for bread recipes. Much appreciated!

    • Shirley on January 25th, 2013 12:22 am

      Hi Crystal–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’m so happy that this post is going to be so helpful to your family in its transition. I’m going to be sharing part 2 of this serie, featuring rolls and biscuits, in the near future. A little preview on that … it will include my Brazilian Un-Cheese Rolls, which are a delightful gluten-free, vegan recipe. Another favorite is my Sweet Potato Biscuits (I’ve been making these with much less sugar lately). Hope those recipes help, too!


  26. Sepi on April 9th, 2013 11:16 am

    Hi Shirley, Thank you for sharing the recipes with everyone.I have a question and would be grateful if you could guide me. My boyfriend recently developed gluten intolerance and tried to find a Gluten-Free bread for him, so I tried couple of G-free recipes in my breadmacker (including the one suggested by my bread machine, and some few others with different flours). All results turned out looking great (high rise, beautiful texture etc.) but they had “AWFUL” taste and smell! I just had to throw them out! Though I had bought and tasted prepared G-free bread (like Udi’s white sandwich bread) and I thought they tastes wonderful to me! So I was wondering what is the matter with this awful result that I get!!? all my ingredients are Bob’s Red Mill and I tasted them in my mouth to see if I can realize which ingredient has that bad taste?!!

    The recipes I used combined these ingredients:
    1.Rice Flour (I used whole grain brown rice flour)
    2.Potato starch flour
    3.Tapioca flour
    * In one of the recipies I used 1cup rice flour and replaced the other cup with Bobs redmill G.Free whole purpose flour.

    I would appreciate if you could help me with this issue.

    • Shirley on April 9th, 2013 10:14 pm

      Hi Sepi!–It looks like you are new here … welcome to gfe. :-) Okay, first, I’ll tell you that I have never made gluten-free yeast bread or even bread in a bread machine. Part of the reason that I shared this roundup was to make up for my lack of knowledge in this area and showcase so many others’ talents. All that said, I’ll give you some of my thoughts and hope that others might weigh in, too. First, I’m going to be perfectly honest and tell you that I am personally not a fan of Bob’s Red Mill products. Second, Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour contains garbanzo bean flour (also known as chickpea flour). Many, including myself do not care for the taste of this bean flour at all. Third, tapioca flour can go bad and have a very off taste. The only tapioca flour that I use comes from the Asian or international grocery store and is Asian in origin. It’s very finely ground, which makes for a wonderful texture, and I’ve never had it go bad. Fourth, you might want to specifically take those considerations in mind and then actually try one of the recipes that’s included in this roundup as they’re “tried and true,” so to speak. There are specific posts from experienced gluten-free bread bakers (some of whom are included in this roundup) on using bread machines, too. Take a look at some of these recipes. I believe that some specifically use a bread machine. One even uses a slow cooker to make bread from a mix.

      Best of luck, Sepi!

  27. Jessica on April 12th, 2013 8:19 pm

    Great list, these look so delicious!!

    • Shirley on April 12th, 2013 11:13 pm

      Hi Jessica–Thanks! Welcome to gfe! :-)


  28. Dominique on April 14th, 2013 5:43 am

    Hi Shirley and hi to everyone else as well! I’m so excited that I found this site, this leading me to this page with all of these amazing recipes. I’m a huge fan of cooking and baking and recently put myself back on a gf diet due to health issues. It’s so hard to find a prepackaged bread that actually tastes good. Thank you so much for this compilation! Any thoughts on what one to try first if you’re looking for a sandwich type bread? Have a great day!

    • Shirley on April 16th, 2013 6:01 pm

      Hi Dominique–Welcome to gfe! I have not personally made all these recipes. I would suggest going through the posts and looking at the recipes via the links and deciding which to try first based on readers’ comments, what ingredients you wish to use, etc. I love my own Paleo Bread, but it is quite a bit different from traditional gluten-full sandwich bread. I will look forward to any feedback you might have, as I’m sure the other recipe creators will, too. :-)


  29. Lisa McCarroll on April 25th, 2013 7:42 am

    Just looking for a bread recipe to take to my first meeting with the Houston Celiac Support Group. Wow! Thank you for putting this together all on one page with pics. Beautiful.

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2013 11:36 pm

      Hi Lisa–A very belated welcome to gfe! :-) I sure hope that the recipe you chose came out great. This post will actually be part of an ongoing series, so stay tuned. ;-)


  30. Paula Cowan on May 14th, 2013 6:10 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I’m still getting the hang of GF (2nd month) and trying to get my head around GF baking. Nice to know I can still make bread. Think I want to try the teff flour one first.

    • Shirley on May 14th, 2013 11:42 pm

      Hi Paula–Welcome to gfe! :-) Congrats on going gluten free and already seeing so much success! I hope it continues. I was reading your blog. I’m sure that sharing your story with ongoing resolution of symptoms will help many! Good luck with your bread making!


  31. RETHA ELDRIDGE on May 16th, 2013 12:07 pm


    • Shirley on May 16th, 2013 5:35 pm

      Hi Retha–I hope you find a recipe here that you love and can use with your granddaughter. Most of us here don’t eat bread all the time like when we did before going gluten free, but it takes time to get used to that. If I might add a positive perspective here, one advantage of a 2-1/2 year old going gluten free is that there are so many things that they will not have experienced and won’t miss. Being gluten free will be all they remember in the not too distant future.

      By the way, there are so many gluten-free sites that are geared towards families and children. Here are a few: Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom, G-Free Kid, She Let Them Eat Cake, and Celiac Family. You might also want to look at my printable tip sheets (like 50 Foods You Can Eat Today) here.

      Best of luck, Retha!

  32. Sally on July 5th, 2013 5:46 pm

    These all look delicious. Can I make any or all of them in a breadmaker.

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2013 11:45 pm

      Hi Sally–Welcome to gfe! :-) I would suggest clicking the links of the one you are interested in and asking the originator if you can make them in a breadmaker. I imagine that most of them you could. Non-yeast breads, like my paleo bread, should most likely not be made in the bread machine. Good luck!


  33. Lanna Martorana on July 9th, 2013 1:26 pm

    This is great! Thanks so much so many options to try. I’m new at the Gluten Free bread making and just purchased a bread machine, and made my first loaf last week. This will be so helpful to have more options. :-) Thanks Again for sharing.

    • Shirley on July 9th, 2013 11:47 pm

      Thanks, Lanna. Welcome to gfe! :-) I think you will love these bread options. What recipe did you use the first time around?


  34. BostonGreekGirl on August 20th, 2013 8:42 pm

    OMG you have NO IDEA (well you probably do since I’m sure I am not the only one who has said this LOL). You have NO IDEA how HAPPY, ECSTATIC, DELIGHTED (should I go on?) that I am to have found this wonderful, amazing blog of yours. I am newly diagnosed Celiac & I’m also Greek. We LOVE our bread & you literally been looking for this. THANK YOU!!!
    Btw where can I find the other parts (series) to this? I’m new to your website so I am not sure how to find things. I would love to know how to make GF Pita & Flatbread.
    I can’t wait to try some of these & also to peruse your entire site. So looking forward to it.
    Thanks again, please keep it up!!

    • Shirley on August 21st, 2013 12:23 am

      Hi BostonGreekGirl–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’m so happy that you are over the moon with finding this roundup! The rest of the series is only in draft so far. Life sort of took over. :-( Your comment might kick me in gear to get Part II up next week and hopefully, the rest will follow soon after. Sorry it’s not already published and ready for you right now, as was intended. Hope you can wait a bit! ;-)


  35. amanda on August 23rd, 2013 8:26 am

    I have made a few of these récipes and they are quite good. But I just had to say that I made the Honey Brown Bread yesterday and it is FANTASTIC! The crumb is very similar to a wheat bread. It is a Little sweet, so it depends on what you are in the mood for. But well worth it!

    • Shirley on August 30th, 2013 8:05 pm

      Hi Amanda–I’m so sorry for the delayed reply. Welcome to gfe and thank you so much for this terrific feedback! :-) Everyone reading will appreciate it, and I’m just so happy you found a recipe that works for you!


  36. Des on August 30th, 2013 5:54 pm

    Thanks for the dairy-free recipes! Any chance of an egg-free one as well, so we can be totally cruelty-free?

    • Shirley on August 30th, 2013 8:09 pm

      Hi Des–There are a number of egg free and vegan recipes in this bread recipe roundup. They are all labeled.


  37. Kelly on September 12th, 2013 4:38 pm

    Hi Shirley,
    This list is fabulous and I should have known you would save the day! I’ve been following more of a paleo template so haven’t really dabbled in bread baking since going gluten/paleo free 3 years ago so my question to you is: I’m looking for a good bread recipe that will work well for Thanksgiving stuffing. We now have 4 more family members who have finally listened to me and found out that they are also either gluten intolerant or have celiac disease (mom AND dad, sister and my daughter). So it looks like it is finally going to be a totally gluten free holiday since we have the majority. :) If you have made any of the above breads and can make a recommendation I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for all you do lady!

    • Shirley on September 13th, 2013 4:01 pm

      Hi Kelly–It’s great to see you again, and I can always count on your for overly generous feedback–thank you! :-) I have to admit that I have not tried any of these recipes for stuffing yet. I have made several of these recipe as breads and they were terrific, but again I can’t speak to how well they’ll do as stuffing. They *should* be fine, but since we’re still in September, you could certainly try one out every few weeks until you find a winner per your personal tastes. ;-) If you’re looking for a paleo recipe that everyone might love you might even want to go with a paleo recipe designed for stuffing, like this recipe from Brittany at Real Sustenance. If you’re just going for gluten free for this particular event, you might try an alternative recipe like this Surprise Tortilla Chip Stuffing. And, finally, woohoo on so many family members going gluten free (getting a diagnosis is fantastic!) and being able to enjoy a gluten-free Thanksgiving together!


  38. debbie szal on September 26th, 2013 1:58 pm

    I make homemade cinnamon rolls every year using my bread maker to do the work thru the rising.this year I need to make gluten free do I use just the gluten free flour and leave the rest the same

    • Shirley on September 26th, 2013 11:34 pm

      Hi Debbie–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’ve never used a breadmaker so unfortunately I can’t answer your question. Hopefully, someone else will be able to answer it, or an upcoming post I’ll be doing on gluten-free bread machine recipes will help.


  39. debbie szal on October 1st, 2013 2:33 pm

    does anyone have a good recipe for gluten free sweet bread or cinnamon rolls

    • Shirley on October 1st, 2013 5:09 pm

      Debbie–I’m not sure what you mean by sweet bread. Do you mean like Hawaiian sweet bread or quick breads like banana bread, pumpkin bread, etc.? There are many terrific cinnamon roll recipes and I plan to do a roundup of them soon, either here or on my desserts site. You can find a few cinnamon roll recipes here on my dessert site right now. And there are many more you’ll find via searching online. :-) Hope this info helps some!


  40. John on October 3rd, 2013 6:32 pm

    Wondering if you could help me as been searching for bread recipes that are Dairy/Yeast/Sugar free for Bread-maker machine due to my candida problem.
    Hope you do have some recipes as been buying Spelt and Kurmat Bread from Health shop. As like to make my own bread at home.
    Looking forward to hear from you.
    John :-)

    • Shirley on October 7th, 2013 10:53 pm

      Hi John–Welcome to gfe! :-) I plan to do a post on gluten-free recipes for the bread machine as soon as I get enough to post. It’s been a frequent request. I’m sure that there will be some recipes that fit what you need when I share that. Sorry that there’s a wait on that. Please know that neither spelt (read my post on spelt here) nor kamut are gluten free and as such they’re not allowed on candida diet plans. I recommend taking a look at this list again, John. Some of these recipes are dairy-free, yeast-free, and sugar-free—and, of course, gluten free—per your needs, and they’re so easy and rise/bake much differently than typically breads. Therefore, a bread machine is not needed. Some examples are the grain-free paleo breads. Give those a try and see what you think. They are super easy and quite tasty! Promise!


  41. JL on October 11th, 2013 6:43 pm

    Shirley, I’m on a new yeast free, low sugar diet.. and thus gluten free, and I lean towards vegetarian/vegan. That all really puts restrictions on my diet. That being said, I have been craving bread! Thanks so much for a simple collection of recipes. Now I can spend more time getting my bread fix than researching it! Will let you know which recipe I start with.

  42. Linda on October 18th, 2013 9:38 pm

    Thanks so much for the recipes! Now I can make some French bread and use it for stuffing in Novemeber. Wow stuffing after so many years! Can’t wait. Also just got a bread machine so now I can experiment. But hanks again

    • Shirley on October 28th, 2013 6:38 am

      Hi Linda–I missed your comment earlier. :-( Welcome to gfe! :-) Stuffing made from French bread sounds wonderful! I hope you love it! Good luck with your experimenting with your bread machine, too.


  43. pam on October 28th, 2013 4:39 am

    how can i get the bread recipes. thanks Pam

    • Shirley on October 28th, 2013 6:34 am

      Hi Pam–Welcome to gfe! :-) The name of each recipe is also a link that you click on to be taken to the blog where these recipe is. For example, the first recipe is French Bread. Click on French Bread and you’ll be taken to The Gluten-Free Homemaker’s blog where the recipe is. Hope that makes sense!


  44. Brenda Ilgen on November 4th, 2013 11:47 am

    I am wondering If there is a good gluten free sugar free bread machine recipe or can I use any of these. thanks for the help…

    • Shirley on November 4th, 2013 12:14 pm

      Hi Brenda–Welcome to gfe! :-) I note whether the recipes are sugar free or not, but I don’t know if any of these can be made in a bread machine. Bread machine recipes are one of the most popular requests for sure and I plan to do a post in this series on them. In the mean time, I’d find the recipes here that are refined sugar free and follow the link to the original blog post and see if there are notes about making the recipe in a bread machine. Also, readers often leave comments saying how they have made a recipe so scan the comments on the post, too. And, last but not least, you could leave a comment for the blogger asking if the recipe can be made in a bread machine. The blogger and/or other readers might have an answer for you.

      Please stay tuned to this series. :-)

  45. Nicky on November 12th, 2013 2:47 am

    Hi there! I wanted to know if you can help me find a bread recipe using tapioca flour and potato flour that is dairy free, nut free, egg free and rice free.(or any other foods for that matter)
    I put my toddler on a special diet as per the advice of his doctor and am searching the web for some recipes i can make him without all these ingredients!!! If you can help me I would really appreciate that! Have a great day!

    • Shirley on November 12th, 2013 1:37 pm

      Hi Nicky–Welcome to gfe! :-) I don’t know of any recipes offhand. That’s a pretty tall order as you know, but I can ask my readers on my Facebook page. Before I do that though, I need to know more information. A lot of ingredients could be included in your “any other foods for that matter.” ;-) Do the forbidden items include all grains? How about bean-based flours? Are egg substitutes like flax gel eggs (flaxseed meal and water) and chia gel eggs (chia seed meal and water) allowed? Please tell me more details and I’ll ask others for any input. Last note, and I say this with utmost respect, if workable solutions are not available, please know that gluten-free life without bread is fine, too. Many of us who are gf rarely eat bread and some don’t at all. It makes life easier in some ways and there are tons more foods that we can eat.

      Hope to hear back from you soon!

  46. Janet on November 15th, 2013 10:42 am

    I just bought a bread maker. What adjustments, if any, do i need to make to these recipes to make them in the bread maker? What awesome possibilities! Thanks.

    • Shirley on November 18th, 2013 7:42 am

      Hi Janet–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’m actually working on a new part to this series that shares recipes that use a bread maker and how to use a bread maker for recipes that don’t call for one. It’s not ready for publication yet, but here are three posts you might find helpful in the mean time:

      Baking Gluten-Free Bread in a Bread Maker

      What is Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine (more than about choosing a machine; Linda explains mechanics of making gf bread and applies them to bread machines)

      Gluten-Free Bread Machine Tips

      Good luck and stay tuned for the upcoming parts of this ongoing series! :-)

  47. Pat H on November 26th, 2013 6:48 am

    I HATE your page on gluten free breads. They left me not only soaking with drool from the gorgeous pictures, but I had a sore finger from scrolling up and down endlessly deciding which one to make first!! (just kidding about the HATE part). Great list for the holidays with baking being my passion, but gluten being an issue for some family members. Thanks.

    • Shirley on November 26th, 2013 10:57 pm

      Hi Pat–Welcome to gfe. I admit you had me going with your “mean” beginning there. ;-) Glad you’re having a hard time deciding! Hehe! It’s wonderful that you are looking out for your gluten-free family members this holiday season. They will appreciate that so much. I’m sure you’re already well versed in feeding them safely gluten free. Again, that is such a gift to us gluten-free folks. :-)


  48. Neil on December 11th, 2013 8:21 pm

    My wife and I just started this gluten-free life style…It’s not easy! Breads are my first hurdle. This looks like a fun and challenging place to start. Our goal is low carb, and gluten-free. It looks like our pantry is changing over and we love it. I’m headed out tomorrow to buy my first coconut,and almond flour…Raw honey too. We are reading “Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter,MD. What an eye opener. Thanks, and Merry Christmas

    • Shirley on December 14th, 2013 10:20 pm

      Hi Neil–Welcome to gfe and congrats on going gluten free! Love your enthusiasm! :-) Living gf seems really tough at first, but gets easier fairly quickly, especially when one focuses on whole, real foods with few gf specialty items. Low carb and gluten free requirements are best met by grain-free, paleo/primal recipes. While the bread tastes different than gluten-full bread, you’re likely to start enjoying it shortly. I found giving up bread for a while made the transition easier. I honestly don’t miss bread, but do enjoy some now and then with paleo bread recipes (several here) being my favorites. Dr. Pearlmutter is educating many … well at least those willing to listen. One only has to be gluten free for a while and then accidentally get glutened to get what he means by “Grain Brain.” It’s often hard to understand that concept while still consuming gluten.

      Merry Christmas to you all, too!

  49. Jen on December 23rd, 2013 12:23 pm

    Wow, what a gift this post is. We are so thankful you put this together! Also eating gluten free in Northern VA!

  50. Erica C on February 5th, 2014 2:42 am

    I have a severe wheat allergy and yeast intolerance and basically haven’t eaten bread, or rolls in over two years. I’ve finally worked up to trying gluten free baking and I was so relieved to find your post that listed out the specifics of what wasn’t in them from one place! Every other gluten-free bread recipe I’d clicked on had a number of things I can’t have in it.


    • Shirley on February 5th, 2014 9:35 pm

      Hi Erica–First, welcome to gfe. :-) I’m really so happy that this roundup will be helpful to you! Be sure to check out Part 2 and Part 3 of the series, too. And the series will continue in the near future. ;-)


  51. Beth Blair on March 17th, 2014 2:00 pm

    Thanks for this awesome list!! Reposted the link to my Facebook page Gluten Free Review! Going to attempt to make either the vegan bread from Hope’s Kitchen or the soft white sandwich bread from Art of GF Baking today!!!

  52. Cheryl Bowman on March 23rd, 2014 12:35 pm

    I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes wanting a piece of bread and knowing how my stomach bloats and feels awful after eating things with wheat in it. Decided to check on Google to see if there was any gluten free bread recipes. so happy at what I found on this site. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.
    Sincerely – Cheryl Bowman

  53. Brin on April 5th, 2014 4:07 am

    I am new to gluten free and vegan cooking. I’ve always made bread by hand, but was given a bread making machine as a gift. I have no recipes yet, but can gluten free bread be made in a bread making machine? I’ve never used a machine before.

    If anyone has any tips thank you in advance:)

  54. Sandi on April 5th, 2014 5:21 pm

    You’ve labeled quite a few of these recipes “yeast-free” but they have apple cider vinegar in the recipes. Vinegar is part of the yeast family and is to be avoided by those with yeasty allergies.

    • Shirley on April 6th, 2014 11:49 pm

      Hi Sandi–Thanks for the comment. My “yeast-free” label is specifically intended for readers who have told me they can’t consume yeast as an ingredient. Otherwise, I would have looked at ingredients suitable for the candida diet and labeled recipes without yeast, sugar, vinegar, etc. as candida compliant. Hope that clarifies my intention. This is not a site geared to the candida diet, but greatly respect that way of eating and there are many great resources for eating candida free, like my friend Ricki Heller’s site.


      • Sandi on April 7th, 2014 2:11 am

        Thanks … Sugar isn’t an issue for me. I’m allergic to bakers and.brewers yeast which are naturally found in vinegars. Its just very frustrating trying to find yeast free/gluten free recipes and products.

        • Shirley on April 7th, 2014 10:15 am

          I see, Sandi. My Paleo Bread recipe, which is included in this listing, should be safe for you as it contains none of those ingredients. And, just FYI, when ACV is called for in bread recipes, it’s providing the acidic ingredient to react with the leavening agent (usually baking soda). However, many times another acidic ingredient like lemon juice can be substituted successfully. I’ve seen comments from readers on Elana’s recipes where they’ve stated they’ve made just that substitution and it worked great. So you might have more options than you realize. :-) Best of luck!


          • Sandi on April 7th, 2014 12:31 pm

            Thanks! I’m finding that lemon juice is working as a substitute for vinegars. Made my mayonnaise last night by.subbing the vinegar with lemon juice. :-) I’m getting the hang of this I think!

  55. Lizet on April 24th, 2014 12:19 pm

    Looking forward to the series part that will focus on tortillas and flat bread!!!


    • Shirley on April 26th, 2014 6:11 pm

      Welcome, Lizet! :-) It might be one part on tortillas and another on flatbread. There are so many great recipes!


  56. Vickie Beson on April 26th, 2014 3:06 pm

    Do you make the yeast,egg and gluten free breads and send them out?

    • Shirley on April 26th, 2014 6:11 pm

      Hi Vickie–No, these are simply a variety of gluten-free bread recipes for my readers to try.


  57. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) on May 22nd, 2014 9:44 pm

    What a great round up! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Its live now!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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