Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

New Year’s Resolutions. Do you make them? Keep them? I know lots of people are cynical about them, but I like the chance to reflect, to think about how I can make my life better and happier – and it’s a very good excuse to take the leap and cross something off your bucket list. For this event, I’ll make a ‘bucket list’ recipe.

Organic and natural gluten-free breads
Gluten-free breads have lots of benefits. Not only does it effectively manage celiac disease, but it also contributes to a healthy digestive system due to its ample fiber content. Moreover, it stays fresh for longer periods

The recipe at the top of my bucket list is gluten-free bread. I’ve conquered gluten-free cakes and even pastry, but those areas have always been my comfort zone – bread is way out there. I think I made bread at school, and did it in a bread machine a couple of times, but it was never really something I got into. Then becoming gluten-free knocked any breadmaking ideas out of my head – after all, you can just about get away with no gluten in cake batters, but it’s pretty essential in bread, isn’t it?

Well, thanks to this bucket list challenge, I’ve finally rolled up my sleeves and given it a go. And you know what? It worked! Now, gluten-free bread is never going to be the same as a normal loaf – the gluten-free bread recipe involves quite a few more ingredients and you don’t get the bouncy elasticity of a normal dough.

Easy and simple gluten-free bread recipe
My homemade gluten-free bread doesn’t have a nice look, but it’s healthy

Also, perhaps simply due to my lack of experience, it is not the most beautiful loaf of bread ever made, but it tastes good and it doesn’t fall apart, which I consider to be a success! The bread tasted lighter. You can pair it with some delicious toast toppings here.

It’s given me the confidence now to experiment, so you can expect a few more bread recipes before long. This is how to make (or bake) gluten-free bread.

Gluten-Free Bread

Toast to a year filled with scrumptious gluten-free creations
Total Time 2 hours
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French, Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 330 kcal


  • 400 g gluten-free bread flour should contain xanthan gum – if not you will need to add about 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 sachet 75g fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml warm water
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil


  • Grease a loaf tin and set to one side.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Crack the egg into a measuring jug, then add the water, milk, and oil. Mix lightly.
  • Pour onto the flour mixture and stir together until you have a ball of dough. Transfer to the loaf tin, cover with a plastic bag (inflate so that it does not stick to the dough), and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 200oC and bake for about 45 mins. Check that the bread is done by tapping the base – it should sound hollow. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool slightly.
  • Slice and enjoy with your favourite jam while it is still warm!


Gluten-free bread tends to lose moisture rapidly since it lacks the protein (gluten) responsible for maintaining its moisture and tenderness. That’s why you have to store it properly.
To keep your gluten-free bread fresh, avoid refrigeration as it can make it dry and crumbly. Store it at room temperature, ideally between 60-80°F, in an airtight container or Ziplock bag with the air pressed out. You should eat the bread within 4 – 5 days for the best taste.
If you have extra bread, just freeze it. Freezing won’t drastically alter the taste if the bread is frozen while still fresh.
Keyword gluten free, holiday, low carb, vegetarian
Johanna Cleveland
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Hi, I'm Kate, the creator of Happy Baking Days. I'm a food lover, recipe creator, and kitchen explorer. I have amateur baking knowledge gained from years spent in the kitchen with my grandma and mum, where I graduated slowly from dusting work surfaces with flour and licking the spatula to the finer arts of pastry and meringue. Now in my own kitchen, I put all those years of training into practice, experimenting with recipes and ingredients from around the world. Join me as I share my culinary journey and favorite recipes that make cooking a delightful experience.

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