My gfe bread series, A Bountiful Bread Basket: Gluten-Free Bread Recipes, continues on with the best gluten-free bread machine recipes. Using a bread machine (you might call it a breadmaker) just seems more “doable” to many than making a loaf of bread from scratch and having to remember to do all the steps correctly.
Some of you are not sure which bread machines are best for making gluten-free bread. Plus, some of you want to know how to take a great gluten-free bread recipe that calls for the bread to be baked in the oven and instead make it in your bread machine.
I’m happy to say that I’ve called on some gluten-free experts to give you the answers to both those questions today in Part 3 of our series, A Bountiful Bread Basket, Part 3: Top 20+ Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes, Plus More Info on Bread Machines.
But first, let me reiterate that this series on great gluten-free bread recipes is an ongoing series. I’m sure that this post will not be our last discussion on baking great gluten-free bread in a bread machine and which bread machines are the best choices for doing so.
And, yes, we still have many more parts of this series; i.e., alternative breads (flatbread, tortillas, etc.), hamburger and hot dog buns, flavored rolls and biscuits, more loaf bread recipes loaf (not made in a bread machine), challah, and much more!
Be sure to check out the other posts in this series:
Now let’s get to baking gluten-free bread in a bread machine!
Info and Tips on Baking Gluten-Free Bread in a Bread Machine (Breadmaker)
First, here are some tips from some well-known, much respected folks in our gluten-free community. Today they’re serving as our gluten-free bread baking experts!
Take time to read their posts because they have the answers to the questions you have on making gluten-free bread in a bread machine. One important point that I’ll call out here is that you don’t need a bread maker that has a gluten-free setting to bake great gluten-free bread. Simply use the shortest cycle on your bread machine.
Naomi of Better Batter says: “The difference between a normal setting and a gluten free setting is that the gluten free setting omits the second rise and the punching down of the bread.” She adds that sometimes the express setting is the one you want to use because that omits the second rise.
~ Baking Gluten-Free Bread in a Breadmaker from GF Jules (you can even get your FREE copy of Jules’ 23-page Gluten Free Bread Baking eBook while you’re there!)
~ T-Fal Gluten-Free Bread Machine Review from GF Jules
~ Bread Machines and My Loaf Bread Recipes: Info and An Invitation from Art of Gluten-Free Baking
~ Instructions for Making a Bread Machine Loaf from Better Batter
~ What Is the Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine? from Gluten-Free Homemaker
~ Gluten-Free Bread Machine Tips from Gluten-Free Goddess
Next, here are the best gluten-free bread machine recipes! There are over 20 recipes from gluten-free folks who have done the hard work for you and created some praise-worthy bread machine recipes!
Top 20+ Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes
Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes Made with Gluten-Free Grains
~ Breadmaker Bread (Crusty Boule) from Celiac in the City ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Sarah won her breadmaker in the annual Gluten-Free Cookie Swap. (Be sure to check that holiday event out. It’s hosted by my friend Jules Shepard—also known as GF Jules—and it’s tons of delicious fun with terrific prizes!) This loaf is the first one that Sarah made in her breadmaker.
She says “If you’re a jam girl like me, slather it on.” and “It’s perfect for sammies (open or closed). Or just eat it plain. Still a little warm. Fresh or toasted, you’re in for a treat!”
Note: There is a newer version of this breadmaker, which my friend Cherie of Our Gluten-Free Life highly recommends. Cherie says: “Buying a breadmaker was the best thing I have ever done. Dump the ingredients and about 3 hrs later, fresh, delicious bread. I average making 2 loaves a week. So I quickly paid for the bread machine in savings from the overpriced store bread. And my kids have much better tasting bread.”
~ Brown Rice Bread for Bread Machine from Gluten-Free Mom ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option (Vance’s Dari-Free milk powder is her solution; another option is Native Forest coconut milk powder)
~ Delicious Gluten-Free Bread Recipe from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, rice free, with egg-free, vegan option
Reader review: “Wow, I just made this twice and was very impressed. I LOVE the flavor and texture. This will be my go-to recipe. I used the oat flour and potato starch both times. BF who is not gluten free ate half the loaf with warm butter and creamed honey!”
~ Easy Bread Machine Loaf from Better Batter ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Bread in Your Bread Machine from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, rice free
Michelle only recommends Maninis Multiuso Multipurpose Flour Mix or Maninis Classic Peasant Bread Mix for this recipe. She says this recipe gives you “easy to make, delicious, healthy, gluten-free, whole grain, rice-free bread that has the taste and texture of “regular” bread, and isn’t expensive!” (Note: If you can’t find Maninis mixes online, check out its store locator. It’s carried in many stores nationwide.)
~ Easy Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread from Gluten-Free Palate ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, with refined sugar-free option (Note: This recipe can be made in your oven or in your bread machine. The bread machine directions are in the middle of the article, before the actual recipe.)
~ Cinnamon-Raisin Bread-Machine Bread from Make Real Food ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
Chelsea said she wanted “to make a mildly-sweet-perfect-for-breakfast-not-hard-as-a-rock-or-crumbly vegan and gluten free Cinnamon Raisin Bread.” And she thinks you will be pleased. She loves her Cinnamon-Raisin Bread served with peanut butter as you can see.
~ Garlic Bread-Machine Bread from Make Real Food ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan
Chelsea says this bread is “garlicky and delicious.”
~ Gluten-Free Beer Bread (Beer Optional) from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, alcohol-free options. Note the bread machine instructions at the end of the recipe. Read Jules’ 18 Tips for Baking Gluten-Free Bread.
Reader review: “I used ginger ale since I haven’t bought any gf beer yet, and I have a Zojirushi machine. I just use the Gluten-free setting and no problems with texture or rise. So far, 2 perfect loaves of bread! Woohoo!”
~ Gluten-Free Bread Machine Bread from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Reader review: “I made this loaf today, it was my first loaf of gluten free bread and it turned out beautiful. Thanks.”
~ Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Bread Made in Bread Machine from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan
Reader review: “This has become bar none our favorite gluten free bread. We make it once or twice a week, and is our daily toast with eggs. Thanks for the great recipe!!!”
~ Gluten-Free Millet Sandwich Bread from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Note that the directions for making this recipe in a bread machine are at the bottom of Jeanine’s post.
Reader reviews: “Well we just took the bread out and my husband couldn’t wait to try it. Needless to say we sliced into it while still warm. AMAZING!!!!” and “Thank you for a fantastic bread recipe! I omitted the dry milk powder, as I didn’t have any. I also used 1/2c buckwheat flour & 1/2c flax meal in place of the millet, as I didn’t gave that either. Turned out fantastic! Baking more tomorrow!”
~ Gluten-Free Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, with egg-free, vegan option
Reader review: “YOU HAVE SAVED MY SANITY!! I have been searching for the best GF bread recipe for my husband. I made this bread for the FIRST time today, and it turned out perfect! My husband couldn’t believe it was gluten-free…it’s springy and soft and the texture and taste is like wheat bread. We are indebted to your brilliant talents! Thank you!”
~ Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, egg-free, vegan options
Reader reviews: “I made your sandwich bread from scratch and it was delicious!” and “Wow, I followed your suggestion of using your sandwich bread mix with a new TFal bread maker. My first try was a great success. My celiac husband has felt deprived of good bread for 20 years.”
~ Gluten-Free Oat and Honey Bread from Gluten Free Gobsmacked ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Although Kate did not make her bread in a bread machine, one of her readers did. I thought this recipe with her reader’s directions would be a great example of how you can make just about any gluten-free bread loaf recipe in a bread machine if you follow some basic instructions.
Reader review and guidance on how to make this bread in a bread machine: “YES I’ve tried this in my Cuisinart Bread machine and it came out wonderful! Looked just like the picture. My bread machine has a gluten free setting. You’ll need to put the ingredients in the order according to your brand of bread machine (for example: mine says to put all liquids in first, then dry ingredients and then yeast on top- making sure yeast doesn’t touch any liquid) then I set it for the gluten free option, set it at 1 &1/2 lb loaf and medium darkness and it was wonderful, moist, crusty on the outside and nice texture. My husband said it was delicious. I did have to substitute about 3/4 of the ratio of sorghum flour (only because I had so little brown rice flour) but it was great.”
~ Gluten-Free Vegan Bread from The Free from Fairy ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
~ Gluten-Free Vegan “White Bread” from Make Real Food ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan
Chelsea shares her tips on avoiding dry, crumbly bread and shows you exactly how to make this recipe via video.
Reader review: “Great bread. About to make a second batch. Moist. Dense. Love it.” And the same reader’s follow-up review: “Second batch turned out great as well. Used coconut oil instead. It’s a keeper.”
~ Panettone from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Positively Perfect Pumpernickel Bread from GF Jules (follow bread machine instructions) ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free options
~ Sorghum Bread Made in Bread Machine from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
Reader review: “Thanks for a great recipe! I’m six months GF and this has been my personal favorite bread recipe. I add about 1/4 C ricotta cheese to the liquid ingredients and usually an additional tablespoon or so of water or milk. It really helps to add moistness.” (Obviously the way this reader makes the recipe renders it dairy-full.)
~ Sorghum Bread Again from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
This post shares how Linda modified her original recipe to be more to her liking. Linda’s changes and the discussion in comments might provide helpful info for those who are learning to make recipes in their bread machines and know they just need slight tweaks, but are not sure which changes to make.
Reader review: “Hi, I made this tonight in my breadmaker. Was very surprised….IT IS THE BEST TASTING GLUTEN-FREE BREAD EVER!!”
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, and Paleo Bread Machine Recipes
~ Best Grain-Free Bread in the Bread Machine with Chia from Skinny GF Chef ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegetarian
~ Yeast-Based Paleo Bread from The Paleo Mom ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal
Reader review: “Delicious. The whole family gobbled it up. This will definitely be a recipe I make every Sunday for our family dinner. Wow!”
~ Revised Yeast-Based Paleo Bread (made without flax) from The Paleo Mom ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal
Sarah gives you lots of tips to make this flax-free version of her earlier yeast-based paleo bread a success. Read her tips to ensure you’re using an almond flour and almond meal that will produce the desired results.
~ Spectacular Gluten-Free Bread Made in a Bread Machine from Skinny GF Chef ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free and xanthan gum-free options
Reader review ~ “WOW WOW WOW. I doubt I will have any left to make french toast. I have never even made a loaf of traditional gluten bread that tops this recipe. I bow to you, you are officially the queen of gluten-free bread!”
Gluten-Free Quick Bread in the Bread Machine
Finally, how about something a little different? How about a quick bread, a delicious well-known type of tea bread in this case, made in your bread machine? That’s what Karina (Gluten-Free Goddess) did with the following recipe.
~ Pumpkin Pie Bread from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg-free, vegan (or not if you consume eggs and wish to include them)
Reader review: “Oh My GOODNESS!!!!!!! You are the QUEEN of gluten free baking. I JUST NOW made your pumpkin bread. I am in awe, totally in awe. This bread is FANTASTIC!!! … It’s DELICIOUS and it’s also BEAUTIFUL!!! I baked it exactly as directed, in my bread machine with extra time at the end.”
Be sure to read Karina’s post because she also shares how she made Banana Bread in her bread machine. Using your bread machine to make quick breads is a way to get maximum use out of this kitchen appliance. Doing so also ensures that your oven is free during holiday cooking or not turned on during the heat of summer.
Happy gluten-free bread baking in your bread machine!
Originally published November 28, 2013; updated March 28, 2019.