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 the best gluten-free bread recipes!
So today I’m sharing a newly updated version of this collection of the very best gluten-free bread recipes. Recipes for amazing loaves of bread! Here’s a photo of one of the new recipes. Can you believe how pliable and sturdy that slice of bread looks? You’ll find more info on this bread recipe at the bottom of this post.
There are recipes here that I call “mainstream”—gluten free only—but there are also “more-free” recipes, such as dairy free, yeast free, vegan, paleo, and/or primal. I always love giving you enough options so that you’re sure to find at least one recipe that will work for you, and possibly one that will even become a new favorite!
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.
I also recommend that you do a quick scan of their readers’ comments as well. That’s especially true if you have questions about the recipe or wish to make substitutions. Because not only will you see their readers’ reviews of the recipe firsthand, but often you’ll also find answers on substitutions and preferences that you might find very helpful.
And now, folks “start your ovens” (or in one case, your slow cooker—really!) because you are going to want to make these gluten-free bread recipes! (Note: The French bread recipes—including baguettes—that were previously included in this collection are now here.)
Top 20 Best Gluten-Free Bread Recipes
~ Artisan Bread from Jules Shepard at GF Jules. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, with refined sugar-free and vegan options. Read Jules’ 18 Tips for Gluten-Free Bread Baking.
Reader reviews: “This bread is amazing. Thank you so much for creating and sharing these wonderful recipes. Even my gluten-eating family loved this.” and “I just made this recipe for the first time using a can of your bread mix and seltzer water. It was very simple, turned out great and has an amazing flavor and texture.” and “I made this loaf last night for my family and they set onto it like wolves. By far the best gf loaf I have ever made, with none of the gumminess of some of the other recipes I’ve tried.”~ Best Ever Gluten-Free White Sandwich Bread from Kim at Let Them Eat Cake. Kim says this bread tastes like the Wonder-ful white bread you remember. As further proof, she adds that her gluten-full son loves this bread. Bonus … Kim shows you exactly how to make this bread in her video with the recipe.
Reader reviews: “I have been gluten free for almost 7 years and have tried many GF bread recipes. I have to substitute xantham gum with psyllium husk since I react to it and most time the bread is mushy in the middle or too dense. Yours was AWESOME! While eating it, I kept saying this can’t be gluten free, it tastes just like the bread I use to eat. THANK YOU!!!!” and “I’m now making this bread for the second time. I’m very pleased with the taste, texture, and especially the nice crust.” and “This was so good that it actually made me cry! I haven’t been able to make soft “normal” sandwich bread since my celiac diagnosis until now. This is truly life changing and I’m grateful for this recipe.”
~ Best Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. This bread is gluten free and dairy free. Lynn says: “If you miss thin sliced sandwich bread this Gluten Free Sandwich Bread is a must try!” She adds: “My family has declared this recipe the best gluten free sandwich bread that they have ever had. I don’t call recipes the best very often, but we really think this is the best gluten-free store-bought or homemade sandwich bread that we have had. My husband and son do not have to eat gluten free and even they enjoyed this. In fact, my son choose this over the loaf of regular bread that I had in the cupboard.”
Reader reviews: “This is hands down the BEST GF BREAD ever! This recipe is super easy too! I’ve made lots of GF bread recipes over the years and they all turn out dense and with a weird taste. Not the recipe though! It is so fluffy I told my husband it reminds me of dense angel food cake consistency. Also, it actually toasts in the toaster unlike other breads.” and “I started making this recipe about 3 months ago & it’s awesome!! My husband, who doesn’t need to eat gluten free, loves it. He will eat a piece with butter as a snack. I have a difficult time finding white rice flour in my area. Brown rice flour is more plentiful. After researching I found I could replace the white with brown so I tried it. I actually like it better!! Thank you for the recipe, it’s wonderful!!”
~ Classic White Sandwich Bread from Gluten-Free Gourmand ~ This bread is gluten free and vegetarian.
Gina used her husband, a gluten eater and bread lover, to try out her trials of this bread. Finally, he proclaimed to her after trying a sample of this latest bread: “you can make me this every weekend for the rest of my life.” Now, that’s an endorsement!
She added: “I know my husband likes a bread I made when he immediately plans what sandwich to make from it. Well, he’s done that for every test loaf I’ve made for this bread. A few days ago, in fact, he ate a breakfast sandwich with this bread, got catered burgers for lunch at work, then came home and requested a steak sandwich on the fresh loaf of bread I made. I mean, I knew he liked sandwiches, but now I have a sandwich bread he will consume multiple times daily.”
Reader reviews: “Made it today – turned out great! This will be my new “go to” bread. Thanks for all your work on this recipe!”
Reader reviews: “I have been making this recipe now for a while, almost enough to memorize it. It is the best recipe I have found and leagues better than any store-bought GF bread I have tried. I use the Great Value brand of GF Flour from Walmart and active dry yeast. I use two whole eggs instead of 3 egg whites. I have used maple syrup instead of honey, and it still turned out great.” and “I have tried a few GF bread recipes and this one is the winner. I used Robin Hood Gluten Free All Purpose flour. I love that it is quick, dairy free and delicious.” and “After many dense, tasteless, crumbly loaves of bread we made this one and absolutely loved it! So moist and fresh tasting, easy to slices we ate it without toasting it. I am not celiac and I was impressed at what a lovely loaf of bread this is. Followed the recipe with Cup4Cup flour and 1/2 tsp of Xanthan ……perfect!”
Reader reviews: “I make 2 loaves of this bread on a weekly basis. We just can’t get enough! … I do the suggested egg white substitute. So good every time!” and “I made this bread a few days ago and it turned out perfect! I am so pleased. It was easy to cut too. I was able to cut equal-sized slices so that I can freeze it.” and “I’ve tried lots of recipes and had many failures but this one really works. I now don’t bother with the hassle of separating the whites from the yolks and just put the whole eggs in. It turns out great.”
~ Fluffy White Bread from Gluten-Free Gourmand ~ This beautiful boule loaf is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, and vegan.
Reader review: “This is far and away the best gluten free bread I’ve ever had/made. I have made it twice now.”
~ 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. (Megan has also published the very helpful The Everything Guide to Gluten-Free Bread with Troubleshooting Tips.)
Reader reviews: “Today I made a loaf of your bread. It is amazing..and delicious! This bread bakes beautifully, slices perfectly, and tastes delicious. Thank you for sharing with us. By the way, as I am vegan I used egg replacer instead of eggs and the bread turned out perfect.” and “Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! LOVE IT! Quick and easy, too.” and “I couldn’t find Teff flour so I used Amaranth like you suggested. Wow……what an amazing tasting loaf of bread and great texture too!! My son was very impressed!!” and “I made this in my bread maker today on the rapid setting for gluten free. I also used Rapid Rise bread machine yeast, adding it on top of the dry ingredients. It turned out fabulous!!!!”
~ Oatmeal Millet Bread also from Allergy-Free Alaska. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and vegetarian.
Reader reviews: “Since having to give up gluten in May, I haven’t been able to find any recipe that actually tastes, looks, and smells like bread!! I’ve just about given up, this weekend was my last attempt! It is just costing too much in time, energy, and flour! I happened upon your blog and I”m so happy that I did! I tried the Oatmeal Millet bread and it’s incredible!! It tastes, smells and looks like bread – THANK YOU!” and “I want to thank you so much for putting this recipe up. I made it today… Total success! I have tried many many many many bread recipes and this is the first one I’ve been able to make work. I made one substitution I used Namaste’s perfect flour blend instead of each of the different flours that you used in this recipe.” and “I made this bread yesterday and it’s delicious. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Udi’s won’t be taking any more of my money.”
Reader reviews: “Holy Cow this bread is amazing!!! Thank you for doing all the hard work to figure out the amounts of everything. I made it today, and although it doesn’t look as pretty as yours, it tastes phenomenal!” and “Tonight I made this recipe again after close to a year of being too lazy (and busy) to bake my own bread. I’ve been craving THIS bread and I’m so glad I took the time to make it. I actually had it for dessert! I recommend it to so many people, and have made it at the holidays for non-GF guests who only knew it was GF because I was eating it. I follow the dry ingredient instructions to the letter but use rice milk because I can’t eat dairy.” and “Thank you so much for this recipe. I have tried so many different recipes for Gluten Free bread that have turned out awful. Your bread looks just like the picture and tastes wonderful.”
Reader reviews: “Great recipe, I’ve been using it for years.” and “Love, love this bread. I’ve tried a few recipes and they come out cake like. I make a loaf every two weeks for myself and freeze it in thin slices. I add 2 tbsp salted pumpkin seeds to give it an even nuttier taste.” and “Wow. Impressive. Not eggy like some others I’ve tried. Great with butter or cream cheese spread. I’ll be making this one from now on.”
Reader reviews: “I just made this bread. It is delicious. My husband says your bread recipes are the best!” and “I substituted finely ground cashew flour for the almond flour, and it came out lovely! I have somewhat of a hard time with almonds, and I have had so far great luck substituting cashew for almond in your recipes. This bread is phenomenal!” and “I love this bread and recently tried making it with chia seed eggs instead of regular eggs and I think I like it even better this way! Great option for vegans!”
~ Paleo Bread from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry via gfe. See the second recipe shown on the page. It’s gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, xanthan gum free, and paleo. It’s actually a slight variation of the recipe shown above.
~ Grain-Free White Sandwich Bread from Danielle Walker of Against All Grain. This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, paleo/primal, and SCD.
Reader reviews: “WOW!!! This bread is AMAZING! I was very skeptical, but this bread was delicious! Only change I made was that I did not have the full cup of cashew butter so I used 3/4 cup of cashew butter and 1/4 cup of coconut butter. You may possibly be my new hero!” and “This is delicious. Thanks for a kid-approved recipe! We love it and use it for everything!” and “Definitely the best grain free bread I have made! I used homemade cashew butter and have been eating it toasted with butter. My 4 year old who has never liked grain free breads is asking for it with honey.”
Reader reviews: “I just made 2 perfect and delicious loaves of this recipe and put my homemade crabapple jelly on it. Fabulous treat!” and “I LOVE this bread! Moist, with excellent flavor. I used blackstrap molasses instead of maple syrup. This is the first gluten-free bread I have had that really tastes good!” and “I love this bread. It has become what I eat regularly. Well done!”
~ Farmhouse Seed Bread also from Ali at Nourishing Meals. This bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, xanthan gum free, and vegan.
Reader reviews: “I have been making this bread for the last year and it is absolutely amazing!” and “I have recently gone gluten free and was really frustrated with the lack of good quality gluten free bread available at the grocery store. Then I made this bread. It smelled heavenly while baking and tastes amazing with a gorgeous chewy crust and it slices well with no crumbling. Try it sliced thin and toasted and you won’t be disappointed. I am so happy I found this recipe. This bread will be a staple at my house.”~ Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Bread from Karina at Gluten-Free Goddess. This bread is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
Reader reviews: “I just finished eating 2 slices of this recipe & it is FANTASTIC! ! Though I must admit I’ve never had challah before today. I made this with a gf flour mix I made that’s very close to your mix. This was the EASIEST gf bread I’ve made yet and I’ve been at this for 3 years!” and “My two young girls were diagnosed with Celiac two weeks ago. We have challah every friday night at our Shabbat dinners and we were so disappointed with the frozen gluten free store bought challah we tried last week. We didn’t think that we would ever eat good challah again. I found your recipe, bought the silicone pan, and promised my family I would make yummy challah for them. It was my first time trying a real gluten-free bread recipe. I was nervous when I put it into the silicone pan since it was not a consistency I was used to. It was very sticky and wet. But, when it was done baking, it looked beautiful. We sat down to dinner, cut into it and noted that it “looked like challah.” So one by one we tried it and everyone began to smile. It was delicious!!! Very close to what we are used to eating. We are thrilled!! Thank you so much for the great recipe!!!!”
~ Challah also from Jules of GF Jules. This recipe is gluten free, with a dairy-free and refined sugar-free option.
Reader reviews: “The challah turned out great and is very tasty, followed your recipe to a T and used your amazing flour!” and “Me and my 6yr old daughter had great fun making these together! We put flaked almonds on the top. Thank you for the recipe.”
Reader reviews: “Really impressed with the texture of the finished product! Probably the airiest, springest bread I’ve had since going GF 12 years ago.” and “Finally! This is the best paleo bread I have made to date (and I have been experimenting with recipes for 6 or 7 years now). It actually has a true bread-like structure, rather than the typical cake-y structure of most grain-free breads. Not taking away from them – they have their place. But THIS! We had a chicken dinner that begged for bread to sop up the sauce and this delivered.”
Need more challah recipe options? See my complete gluten-free challah bread recipe roundup: Top 15 Gluten-Free Challah Bread Recipes.
~ Paleo Bread from me/gfe (Gluten Free Easily). This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, and paleo/primal. It was inspired by the artisan Golden Flax Bread.
Reader reviews: ” I’ve been craving bread ever since I saw the recipe, even though I don’t typically bake bread that often. Just had to let you know that it is just as wonderful as I thought it would be! I used 4 eggs, 1/4 cup coconut milk and 2 tsp baking powder, and had to bake it for 35 minutes (maybe because of using the milk instead of the additional egg?) Anyway I loved it, and so did my husband (who can eat anything). And it is so easy to put together.” and “The texture is great, very similar to “normal” bread and it has a wonderful golden brown color. I think next time I will reduce the salt a bit and add a little stevia, as I like my breads a touch sweeter. It’s yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!”
~ Perfect Gluten-Free Bread Baked in the Crockpot from Stephanie O’Dea at A Year of Slow Cooking. Did you know that you can bake bread in your slow cooker? Stephanie used a gluten-free bread mix that is no longer available, but any ready-made gluten-free bread mix should work using her method. The details on the bread (e.g., dairy free, egg free) will depend on which bread mix you use.
Reader reviews: “Oh my, I just tried this. I have a 5 qt cooker, so I had to use an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 pan. I used Breads By Anna because we don’t have a Whole Foods within 3 driving hours from us. I halved the recipe and shortened the cooking time to 2 1/2 hours. Perfect! No caving, no sinking, no weird globby parts in the middle. A lovely rounded top and great texture. I’m stunned.” and “I didn’t believe it could be done, so I mixed up a batch of my favorite bread dough (Tom’s Bread, from www.glutenfreeonashoestring.com) and threw it in my crockpot. WOW! It was great!”
~ Brown Honey Bread from Mike Eberhart of Gluten-Free Blog. This bread is gluten free and dairy free. Mike says: “This bread has a wonderful “honey wheat bread” flavor and texture, and is great for sandwiches, toast, French-toast, and so forth. We sprinkle the top with whole buckwheat kernels prior to baking, just for a little something extra. If you have an event coming up where you want to serve a great-tasting gluten-free bread, bake this bread recipe a few hours before the event and you will be sure to have a fresh-out-of-the-oven hit with your guests (and, chances are, most people will not even have a clue it is gluten-free). (FYI: Mike is the author of Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free Gourmet Desserts.)
~ Nutty Sandwich Bread from Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake. This bread is gluten free, rice free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan.
Reader reviews: “Made this today. This is by far the best gluten free bread I have eaten or made! I used buttermilk instead of milk, but changed nothing else. VERY. DELICIOUS!” and “Just tried this recipe, and it is already a big hit in our house. Our family does not have allergies but we are trying to eat better, and this bread has made it easier and tastier to reach our goals! Thanks a bunch!”
~ Sandwich Bread from Celeste of Life After Wheat. This bread is gluten free and vegetarian with an easy dairy-free option.
Reader reviews: “Made this bread yesterday on a whim and it turned out brilliantly! We have had so many different types of GF Bread since Celiac disease came into our lives– this one was a snap to make and super delish! Taste and texture are just like regular bread! Toasted was a revelation!!!!! Make this bread folks and you’ll never feel deprived of regular bread again!” and “Thank you so much for this recipe, my 8-year old loved it and mama loves not having to pay $9 for bread.” and “I’ve been trying a LOT of gluten-free bread recipes … and this one … is awesome!!! Even my greatest critic (my son) likes it!! No more store-bought bread for me!” and “This is the absolute best bread and my go-to recipe now! It is so much better and cheaper than store bought. Its texture is amazing and so is the taste. Plus it comes together very quickly!” and “I just made your sandwich bread in my bread maker. I put the wet first, then the dry, and sprinkled the yeast on top. Make sure your water is not too hot. The texture was great. The bread hot out of the bread maker was great with a little butter. It looks and tastes like white bread. I have a gluten-free setting, but I like to use the dough setting, then the bake setting.”
By the way, I had so much fun compiling these recipes that this roundup turned into a series! You can click on the bread page on gfe to access all the recipes in the series or click on individual links below the image to access preferred gluten-free bread recipe categories individually.
Part 1: This post (Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes: Loaves)
Additional parts of the series will focus on recipes for more bread options, including more of the best gluten-free bread recipes for loaves of bread. Honestly, this series just might never end!
Originally published November 13, 2012; updated September 22, 2022.