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Simple Gluten Free Bread Recipe

Updated on January 19, 2015

Fast and Easy Gluten Free Bread Recipe

This simple gluten free bread recipe is ideal for people who suffer from wheat allergies, coeliac disease or other gluten related problems. Even if you don't suffer from these health problems you can still enjoy this easy bread recipe. It makes a nice change from store bought bread varieties.

The basic mix will make a small loaf but you can easily double or triple this simple gluten free bread recipe to make a bigger loaf or larger quantities. You can even try some other variations by adding your own favourite herbs.

Don't forget to add this recipe to your list of favourite wheat free gluten free recipes.

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Fast and Simple Gluten Free Bread

First thing to do is preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C. I've never figured out why most recipes don't mention "pre-heating" until near the end of the instructions.

Ingredients

1 cup rice flour (The video below shows a great way to make your own)

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

1 3/4 teaspoons gluten free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/8 cup vegetable oil

Method

Combine the dry ingredients and give them a good dry mix to ensure even distribution.

Beat the egg lightly and add it and the other liquids to the dry ingredients.

Mix thoroughly, the batter should be similar to the consistency of a muffin mix.

Pour the batter into a greased small loaf tin.

Place on the centre rack of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Check with a skewer to ensure the loaf is baked right through.

Allow to cool in the tin for 30 minutes.

Once completely cool, slice your loaf and enjoy.

For some other variations, during the mixing stage you could try adding cheese, fruits, or some favourite herbs or spices. Use your imagination.

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      Helen 

      3 weeks ago

      Love this bread Steven. Thank you so much.

      Used white Jasmine rice ground in my coffee grinder. Reduced the salt to 1/4 tsp. the sugar to 1 tbsp & had to bake it for 40 mins.

      The saltiness & sweetness were the right amount for me. The texture of this bread is great.

      I don't tolerate eggs well. Do you think I could sub flax meal, chia seed, or psyllium husk instead?

      Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

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      julia 

      3 years ago

      Can i use yeast instead of baking powder?

    • blessedmomto7 profile image

      blessedmomto7 

      4 years ago

      I'll have to try your gluten free bread, thanks.

    • VictoriaHolt profile image

      VictoriaHolt 

      4 years ago

      I'm going to try this out. If you want, pop over to my Cheap Easy Gluten Free Recipe lens for some meal ideas! Thanks for the recipe.

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      4 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: I can only assume there was a problem with the raising agent, the baking powder.

      Are you sure you used the right quantity?

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      @emilysmaids: I tried this recipe but the mixture did not rise, any ideas what I did wrong ???

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      That looks simple enough. Bob misses bread, but I really don't. I really should make him a loaf from time to time. Will have to try this.

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      penmypage 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the gluten free bread recipe. I've never made one before but I am keen to try bake one one day. I didn't know that there exists a gluten free baking powder. I actually baked some vanilla cupcakes using rice flour and baking powder to replace the self raising flour. And i thought these were ok for my friend who takes gluten free food. Luckily, there was no side effect and she has very mild celiac issues. I shall remember the gluten free baking powder for the future...Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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      Giovanna 

      5 years ago from Perth UK

      I need a bread recipe for a gluten free diet. I'll certainly try this one. Thanks

    • emilysmaids profile image

      emilysmaids 

      5 years ago

      Thank you so much for this recipe!! My daughter has celiac disease and this is the first safe bread that tasted like bread :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      We just found out my oldest son has an allergy to wheat, corn, soy & peanuts so finding a bread like product for him to eat is almost difficult. Happened across this recipe and we all LOVED it. I had to use olive oil(since veggie oil contains soy & corn) and used almond milk instead of cow's milk. It came out with a cornbread like consistency. It was very good. And I will be making it again.

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      5 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @JackNorbridge: The "living micro-organisms" in a sourdough starter also include yeast but it's likely to be a different species.

      It's true that some sourdough breads are suited to some people with gluten intolerance however, it is not a solution for all sufferers.

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      JackNorbridge 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing about gluten free baking. While I do not suffer from this ailment, my wife has some trouble with wheat. She heard about baking sourdough bread that some people can tolerate. It's called Bread For Life. It is made with natural leaving agents from living micro-organisms. Some folks have problems with commercial yeast rather than gluten..

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      holtight 

      5 years ago

      These are some terrific recipe ideas and tips on maintaining healthy and tasty gluten-free eating. Thanks for this website. Cheers

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      theclutterhelp 

      5 years ago

      My wife is celiac so she has to be on a gluten free diet. Thank you for sharing!

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      momideas 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. trying to avoid gluten and wheat, so might try this sometimes.

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      heidi lm 

      5 years ago

      Looks like a nice, simple recipe. Thanks!

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      mouse1996 lm 

      5 years ago

      I will have to try this. I love using rice flour and I am going to be switching back to a gluten-free lifestyle and need a good bread recipe.

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      makemoneyonline5 

      5 years ago

      love your lens very helpful thank you for sharing.

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      5 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: Actually the original version of the recipe didn't specify "gluten free gluten powder". The term was added later to remove any confusion.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Apparently you missed the part that says "GLUTEN FREE BAKING POWDER"!

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      5 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: Something around 6x3 inches should be fine. A small loaf pan. If you use a larger pan adjust the quantities. Experiment with whatever you have.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      What's the actual pan size for one batch?

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      5 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: Yes you can.

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      D_L_Harbin 

      5 years ago

      Loved it, very helpful! Thank you.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Could I substitute the milk with almond or soy milk?

    • MyExerciseEquip profile image

      MyExerciseEquip 

      5 years ago

      My son has changed to a wheat free diet for health purposes, he is not allergic to wheat but has other problems, so I am pretty new to this and I need all the help I can get. have to try this bread as bread is one of the biggest challenges for me.

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      Smashbooks LM 

      5 years ago

      It took us awhile to perfect our bread-making technique. We use a combo of GF flours, including almond meal we make from the goo leftover from making our own almond milk. Xanthan gum helps to hold things together if you end up with a crumbly loaf

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      6 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: Many brands of gluten free baking powder are available in stores. Check the labels to be sure. Another alternative would be to make your own. Check this link for more info and suggested brands http://glutenfreecooking.about.com/od/glutenfreeco...

      I will edit the recipe to to make it clearer that gluten free baking powder should be used.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      made fritters and or pancakes with this recipe...Tasted almost like cornbread fritters, or so as I remember but better LOVED IT :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @Lucky621 LM: Baking powder contains gluten, so this bread is not gluten free

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I like how simple this recipe is, mine had more of a cornbread type texture but I was so excited to have bread I didn't mind. I have a grain mill attachment on my Kitchen Aid mixer, so I was able to grind my own rice flour. I also used xanathan gum (helps thicken) since I had it, not sure if it made a difference or not. I also used this as a pizza crust, I just smashed it down and it worked well for that too.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Was really sweet didn't really like the flavour needed less sugar, more like biscuit flavour than a nice loaf, didn't rise really so very small slices

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      6 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: Should work just fine. Try it and let us know how it turns out.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What can I use instead of milk? Would coconut or almond milk work ok?

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Does anyone know what the texture is like is it moist??

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I made the recipe but added mango nectar instead of milk... lactose intolerant...

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Can you list the ingredients?

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      gee5 

      6 years ago

      Definitely will try this. Kids can tolerate gluten.

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      microfarmproject 

      6 years ago

      Will try this. Thanks!

    • Lucky621 LM profile image

      Lucky621 LM 

      6 years ago

      Wow - this recipe sounds great - not too many ingredients. I am adding them to my shopping list right now.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      this recipe works GREAT in a muffin tins.

      kinda tastes like corn bread- the texture at least

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      Whitwillow LM 

      6 years ago

      My wife can't tolerate gluten. I've printed out your recipe and will try it tomorrow.

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      glutenallergy 

      6 years ago

      I'm new to all of this, and haven't yet tried to make my own bread. I love the video! I never thought about grinding rice. I've got some brown rice in my cupboard and will have to try this. Bread is one of my weaknesses, so creating my own is an exciting adventure for me.

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      ottoblotto 

      6 years ago

      Great - a gluten free bread recipe that doesn't include a million obscure ingredients - thank you!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I was being physically sick 2 or 3 times a week and had such bad stomach cramps that I'd have to stop work 2 or 3 times/day. On 3 Dec 2011 I stopped eating foods that contained Gluten and my symptoms stopped. Yes i miss breads sometimes but there are all sorts of great alternatives. For 'experts' to suggest that gluten sensitivity is unsound science is hogwash. Let them stand in front of me and I'll vomit all over their feet.

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      nickirc lm 

      6 years ago

      I am trying your recipe tomorrow...i can't wait, thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I just made a few changes to this recipe and had the most amazing bread ever, I doubled the Ingredients and added 3 Teaspoons of Yeast and 2 Teaspoons of Xanthan Gum (its expensive but so worth it!)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I know a lot of people with allergies and understand this could be real problem. It is good to know they don't have to give up on such common food as food. Thanks for help!

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      Netlexis LM 

      6 years ago

      Looks like a good recipe (and lens) and I don't even have a gluten allergy. I am looking for some new bread ideas, however.

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      wheresthekarma 

      6 years ago

      I just wanted to let you know this is one of the recipes i featured on my new gluten free lens:) I just put a link to your lens....

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      CornellRedhead 

      6 years ago

      love the lens! Now that I'm done with school I can try all these new recipes...

      Best Gluten-Free Foods, Brands, Recipes, and More!

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      Johanna Eisler 

      6 years ago

      I appreciate your contributing gluten free recipes. My daughter has Celiac Disease, and I want to support her all I can. I look forward to trying your recipes. :)

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      wheresthekarma 

      6 years ago

      THank you for this lens, am posting it on my lyme support facebook group, we are all gluten free...

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      JodiFromFlorida 

      6 years ago

      The rice bread is really good! It makes a good sandwich bread.

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      JodiFromFlorida 

      6 years ago

      I just bought a bunch of rice so i'm going to try your recipe tonite. Thank you.

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      modernchakra 

      6 years ago

      Just found out why I randomly would have itching fits.. you guessed it. Wheat. Only when I had taken wheat out of my diet for a few weeks and then having two slices of pizza did I finally realize what has been bothering me for years. Thanks for providing a wheat free bread recipe... I have some work to do!

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I think I'll try your recipe very soon here!

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      Fairies_of_the_mist 

      6 years ago

      Could be interesting, my sister might have to go gluten free so she will be looking for recipes like this Thanks :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @StevenCousley: Ok, so I assume both recipes work then. Thanks!

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      7 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @anonymous: Simple answer, it's a different recipe.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Ok, the recipe here is different than the video, what gives?

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      glutenfreelovinit 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. Very helpful lens you've created.

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      natashaely 

      7 years ago

      Very helpful page, concise and easy to follow, will be adding it to my lens! Liked this lens as I am impressed with it.

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This looks good! I want to try it soon. : )

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      7 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      @dogface lm: It's a small amount added for flavour but it can be left out. Many people put more than that in their cup of coffee. A little sugar added to bread also helps to give the crust more colour (or your toast). Sugar will make the bread softer as it retains moisture.

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      dogface lm 

      7 years ago

      Sugar? :o I never add sugar when I'm making bread.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      This is a great alternative recipe for people who

      can't tolerate gluten. Great lens!

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      deroke 

      7 years ago

      Thank you! awesome lens and awesome recipes! Definitely earned my like :)

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      debbierapsky 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for the recipe, can't wait to try ot

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @WritingforYourW: I used the substitutes: 1/2 c amaranth flour, 1/2 c sorghum flour, corn and aluminum free baking pwdr, and 1/2 c coconut milk. It was still delicious! I did use the regular egg, though.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Dear Mr. Cousley

      Thank you for a great recipe. i'm new to gluten-free baking and my first couple of loaves were inedible. so i didn't know what to expect. the bread rose and was delicious.

      i want to ask for your permission to post this recipe on my blog in Arabic because there aren't many gluten-free recipes posted online in Arabic.

      Thanks again.

      Lama

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      saraih26 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for posting this recipe!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Does it have to be rice flour ? Can I substitute another gluten free flour?

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      LOLteez 

      7 years ago

      Always looking for new gluten-free recipes! Thanks!

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      ShamanicShift 

      7 years ago

      Gluten gives me only a mild indigestion but gluten-free goes down trouble-free. I was looking for lenses about gluten-free recipes. Thanks for lensing this one and the extra information.

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      AslanBooks 

      7 years ago

      Excellent lens. My grandmother has coeliac disorder.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I have a bread maker but can not find a good gluten free bread to make in it

      can you help new at making gluten free food

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      JoDeeVale 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. I added you to my lensroll here: Gluten-Free Doesn't Have To Be A Drag

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      9 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Certainly worth a try. Substituting a different liquid should still produce something loaf shaped and hopefully edible. Try with or without the egg substitute and see how that affects the result as well.

      [in reply to WritingforYourWealth]

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      WritingforYourW 

      9 years ago

      Think this would work with soy milk and egg substitute? ;) It's bad enough having to avoid gluten but I'm supposed to stay away from eggs and dairy too. I've pretty much just given up on breads, heh.

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      Andy-Po 

      9 years ago

      Excellent. I shall give this a try. Thanks.

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      9 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      [in reply to KathleenH]

      The egg adds more protein to the mix so it should help to give more volume.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      9 years ago

      Another great recipe! Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      KathleenH 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for this interesting recipe! I haven't tried a gluten free bread recipe with egg before, so should give it a go.

    • StevenCousley profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Cousley 

      9 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Certainly is. Flour can be made from just about any grain.

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      poutine 

      9 years ago

      I didn't even know there was such a thing as rice flour.

      Poutine

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