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! Recipes for loaves of wonderful gluten-free bread. Well, usually the request is more in the form of a plea. And a heartfelt one for sure … “Can you ple-e-a-s-e give me some great gluten-free bread recipes? the very best ones?” 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!
Top 20 Best Gluten-Free Bread Recipes
Jules 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. See all of Jules’ books on the same page here.
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 Everything Guide to Gluten-Free Bread with Troubleshooting Tips on her blog.
French Baguettes from Jeanne at Art of Gluten-Free Baking. (This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.)
Oatmeal Millet Bread also from Allergy-Free Alaska. (This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and vegetarian.)
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, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour, and Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes.
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. Check out of all of Elana’s grain-free (and “more free”) cookbooks.
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.)
Danielle is the author of the following cookbooks: Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Look Well and Feel Great, Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime, and Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion.
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, including:
The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired—And Feel Better Fast, Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family; and their latest book, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Whole Foods Recipes, Including Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and Egg-Free Dishes. You can see all their cookbooks on the same page here.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 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 is Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day.
Pete also co-authored the excellent resource 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). You can see all of Pete’s books on the same page here.
Need more challah recipe options? See my complete challah loaf 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, Shirley (Gluten Free Easily). (This bread is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, yeast free, and xanthan gum free.)
Gluten-Free Sorghum Rosemary French Bread from Sea at Book of Yum. (This bread is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan.)
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, 5 Ingredients or Less Slow Cooker Cookbook; 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. See all her cookbooks on the same page here.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.)
By the way, I had so much fun compiling these recipes that this roundup is now a series! You can click on the bread image on my gfe sidebar 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 July 20, 2017.