Gluten-Free Cinnamon Breadsticks - Also Low-Fat and Yeast-Free

Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free, Low-Fat Cinnamon Breadsticks
Gluten-Free, Yeast-Free, Low-Fat Cinnamon Breadsticks | Source

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, these gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks are delightful snacks to kill for! Besides their gluten-free advantage, they're also low-fat and yeast-free. Just mix the ingredients together, use a pastry bag to form the dough into long stick shapes, then pop them into the oven. There's no hassel with kneading and rising time. Plus, these goodies will make your whole kitchen smell incredibly lovely. How would you resist a recipe like this?

Please Rate This Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

3.3 stars from 6 ratings of Gluten-Free Cinnamon Breadsticks

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: 4 - 5 Breadsticks

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Cinnamon Bread Sticks

  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • fat-free cooking spray

Notes on Some of the Ingredients

  • I have tried using both white and brown rice flour for this recipe. It turned out I preferred the texture of the breadsticks made with brown rice flour a bit better. Plus, since brown rice flour is made from whole-grain rice, it is more nutritious than white rice flour. Yet, here comes the downside; like most whole-grain flours, brown rice flour tends to go rancid pretty quickly. So don't buy too much at a time. If you're not planning to use it often, refrigerate it in an airtight container to lengthen its shelf life.
  • Xanthan gum is a great binding ingredient for gluten-free baking, because it also prevents crumbling and dryness. It's in the form of white powder and can be found in either the baking or natural-food aisle at most supermarkets.
  • If you don't have vegetable oil, other mild-flavored oils will also work in this recipe. Some good alternatives include corn, canola, sunflower and light olive oil.

How to Make Gluten-Free Cinnamon Breadsticks

Dry Flour Mixture and Egg Mixture
Dry Flour Mixture and Egg Mixture | Source
Gluten-Free Breadstick Dough
Gluten-Free Breadstick Dough | Source
Cinnamon Breadsticks (Before Baking)
Cinnamon Breadsticks (Before Baking) | Source
Transfer Your Cinnamon Breadsticks to a Wire Rack After They're Done
Transfer Your Cinnamon Breadsticks to a Wire Rack After They're Done | Source
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together rice flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and xanthan gum.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, water and vegetable oil until smooth.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the dry mixture, then stir briskly with a plastic spatula or a big fork until well-blended. The mixture should end up very thick and not runny, but shouldn't be as firm as a typical bread dough.
  5. Put the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a plain round 1/2-inch tip.
  6. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Or you may line the baking sheet with aluminum foil first before applying cooking spray; this makes it easier to clean up afterwards. Squeeze the dough onto the baking sheet, forming breadsticks of about 6 - 7 inches long.
  7. Mix sugar and ground cinnamon together in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the mixture on top of the bread sticks.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 - 25 minutes, or until the breadsticks turn aromatic and slightly brown.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm and enjoy!

How Nutritious Are These Cinnamon Breadsticks?

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Breadstick
Calories 240
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

What else can we do with this breadstick recipe? Here are some tweaking ideas for you to try!

Got a Big Sweet Tooth? - I have to admit I'm not too heavy on sugar in this recipe, but if you want your gluten-free breadsticks to be decadently sweet, here are a few easy ways to make that happen. You can simply top them with some powdered sugar right before serving. Or you can mix 1 - 2 tablespoons of milk with about 3/4 cup of powdered sugar, and drizzle the mixture over your breadsticks as an icing. And if you're into dunking, try serving them with a little bowl of creamy chocolate or vanilla sauce.

Not Scared of Fat? - Add bits of cooked bacon to the dough. Then instead of cinnamon and sugar, top your breadsticks with handfuls of cheese before putting them in the oven.

Looking for Something Equally Healthy but More Savory? - Replace sugar and cinnamon with some coarse sea salt and your choice of dry herbs.

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Comments 16 comments

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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is really different, I must buy me some brown rice flour and try these! Thank you!


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Thanks for dropping by, Jackie. Glad you're going to give this gluten-free bread recipe a try =D


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molometer 4 years ago

Very nice recipes. I will try to make some of the Gluten free bread sticks. Sharing socially.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

Good to see you, molometer. Thanks for commenting and spreading the word!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Om,

Gave this another 5 star rating. Am sure that people will enjoy these cinnamon breadsticks (and all the alternatives) whether they are on a gluten free diet or not. Thanks for the recipe and good photos regarding making them. Up and useful votes.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Great looking recipe. I like the way you have it all laid out so nicely. Nice photos. I voted this Hub UP, etc.etc.


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

Too yummy! I just love your recipes! This is another one I will be trying! Voted up and shared!


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@peggy W - You're welcome, Peggy. Glad you like the recipe and all the tweaking ideas.

@mary615 - Thanks for your kind words and votes, Mary.

@lindacee - Thanks, Linda. Hope you give it a try soon!


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

Wow, these don't look gluten-free OR yeast-free! Very cool. Thanks for the recipe, Om!


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@Simone - Yeah, they look just like regular cinnamon breadsticks, huh? I think they also look like edible weapons. Hehehehe Thanks for stopping by, Simone!


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KrisL 4 years ago from S. Florida

These look great! Can you suggest a substitute for the tapioca? Might potato starch work? My gluten-free Dad cannot eat tapioca flour.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

I've never made these breadsticks with potato starch, but I think it might work. So yeah, give it a try anyway!


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aherbe03 4 years ago

These are fantastic! I am absolutely adding this to my growing book of gluten free recipes!


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@aherbe03 - Thanks! Glad you like this breadstick recipe :)


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renee21 4 years ago

These look really good! I haven't had bread sticks since I went gluten free.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago Author

@renee21 - Hey! Thanks for dropping by. Hope you give this gluten-free breadstick recipe a try soon :)

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