THE Best Gluten Free Bread

The most challenging part of going gluten free was by far the loss of delicious bread! Sandwiches have always been a staple in my diet and it felt like a major loss for me. I’ve been gluten free for a little over 3 years now and without a doubt it definitely gets easier, especially with all the gluten free options stores now offer. However, the bread options are not good! I’d rather wrap my sandwich in lettuce than eat store bought gluten free bread! And, don’t get me started on the price of it! Holy Cow, who wants to pay ten dollars for a half bag of bread that tastes like cardboard?! 

So, I set out on a bread-making journey last year. I was determined to find the best gluten free bread recipe or at least a bread recipe that wasn’t gummy or crumbled apart at the first attempt of cutting it up.

I tried many brand name store bought bread mixes and recipes and still nothing satisfied my taste buds, so I kept on searching and experimenting. I searched youtube tutorials, gluten free bakeries, gluten free cookbooks, and Pinterest……to no avail.

I found that it wasn’t completely about the ingredients, the method of how to cook gluten free baked goods was just as important! Low and behold after many failed attempts I came up with this gem! And guess what? It’s made with a bread maker!!! That’s right, go ahead and wipe the dust off of it and put it to use! The key is to not put it on the gluten free setting….or it will end up tasting like gluten free bread. Ha! I found this tip from a gluten free baker on YouTube and it produces the most amazing bread! My family can’t tell the difference between this version and its gluten competitors. Its crusty and crunchy on the outside and light and moist on the inside and loaded with good nutritious ingredients your body needs! This recipe is my go to everyday bread recipe and we make at least one loaf per week. The beauty of using a bread maker is that it does all the work for you! Who doesn’t love throwing ingredients in a bowl and three hours later having a home baked delicious loaf of nutritious bread?!

Don’t worry about having the best and most fancy bread machine. I purchased the most basic forty dollar version and it’s wonderful!

This amazing machine doesn’t even leave my counter, we use it so often that it’s now a counter top staple in my kitchen.

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Here are the ingredients you will need. Look familiar? These are basically all the staple ingredients I have written about having in your holistic pantry. With gluten free baking you will need to get used to using multiple flours at a time to achieve a certain texture and taste.

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This bread recipe does include yeast and eggs, stay tuned for my equally just as yummy vegan bread recipe!  Also, feel free to replace any of the flours to fit your taste and health needs! The ratio that works best is one part starch (tapioca, potato, corn) to two parts protein (quinoa, coconut, amaranth, almond, oat, flax etc) and you’ll produce an amazing bread every time! I’ve tried many different versions but this is my family’s most favorite Gluten free bread recipe EVER! 🙂

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Carly’s famous Gluten Free Bread

  • 1 bread maker
  • 1 ½ cups warm filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthum gum
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons of organic sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • ½ cup of flax meal
  • ½ cup of oat flour
  • ½ cup of almond meal

Put warm water, sugar and yeast in bread maker and let sit while you get your other ingredients ready. Add in the rest of the wet ingredients….vinegar, oil, room temperature eggs. Now add in all the flours! That’s it!!!

*I put my bread maker on a regular bread setting with a medium crust.

Do you have a favorite go to gluten free bread recipe that you love?

Please share your recipes and thoughts in the comments below 🙂

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