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!
Top 20 Best Gluten-Free Bread Recipes
~ Artisan Bread from Jules 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. (Check out her gluten-free resource book and cookbooks.)~ 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.
~ Easy Gluten-Free Baguettes Made with a Mix from Karina at Gluten-Free Goddess. She uses a popular gluten-free bread mix to put homemade French bread on the table in quick order. This recipe is both gluten free and dairy free.
~ Easy Gluten-Free Bread from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free. Audrey’s recipe earns a 5-star rating and is gluten free and naturally dairy free as well. She says: “This soft gluten-free white sandwich bread has an amazing texture, bends, squishes, and is easy to slice.” (Audrey’s cookbook, The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, is a bestseller on Amazon.)
~ Easy Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread from Chrystal at Gluten-Free Palate. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free with a refined sugar-free option. (Chrystal is the author of Sweet and Simple Gluten-Free Baking.)
~ French Bread from Iris of Your Fairy Angel (formerly The Daily Dietribe) via gfe. This bread is gluten free, egg free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, with a dairy-free, vegan option. (Iris is the co-author of The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 1 and Part 2.)
~ 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.)
~ Keto Crusty Baguette Loaf Bread from Beauty and the Foodie. This recipe is gluten free, grain free, sugar free, vegetarian, and keto. Readers attest to Stacey’s description of this bread. One reader said: “There’s nothing better than fresh bread – this is SO DELICIOUS! Crusty outside, soft and tender inside! So perfect for sandwiches!”
~ Oatmeal Millet Bread also from Allergy-Free Alaska. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and vegetarian.
~ Soft Sandwich “White” Bread also from Jeanne at Art of Gluten-Free Baking. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free. (I recommend that you check out Jeanne’s award-winning gluten-free cookbooks, too.)
~ Bread 2.0 from Elana of Elana’s Pantry. This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, yeast free, xanthan gum free, and paleo/primal. (Elana is also the author of several outstanding gluten-free cookbooks.)
~ 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/primal. (Check out all of Elana’s grain-free (and “more free”) cookbooks.)
~ 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, and paleo. It’s actually a slight variation of the recipe shown above.
~ 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/primal, and SCD. (Danielle is the author of a whole series of excellent grain-free cookbooks.)
~ Dark Teff Sandwich Bread also from Ali at Nourishing Meals. This bread is gluten free, nut free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan. (Ali Segersten and Tom Malterre are the co-authors of several gluten-free cookbooks.)Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Bread from Karina at Gluten-Free Goddess. This bread is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
~ 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 several gluten-free cookbooks. Their latest is No Gluten, No Problem Pizza. )
~ Challah also from Jules of GF Jules. This recipe is gluten free, with a dairy-free and refined sugar-free option.
~ Grain-Free Breaded Challah from Predominantly Paleo. This recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegetarian, paleo, and primal. (Jennifer is the author of several outstanding grain-free and paleo cookbooks.)
Need more challah recipe options? See my complete gluten-free challah bread recipe roundup: Top 15 Gluten-Free Challah Bread Recipes.
~ The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Bread from Melanie at Hope’s Kitchen. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan.
~ 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.
~ 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? 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.
(Stephanie O’Dea is the author of several best-selling books, including her New York Times bestseller, Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking.)
~ 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.
~ Sandwich Bread from Celeste of Life After Wheat. This bread is gluten free and vegetarian with an easy dairy-free option.
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 27, 2021.