Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

An easy recipe for gluten-free sandwich bread made using straight-forward ingredients. Easy to prepare and low-FODMAP! 

Avocado toast with kale and egg on top of homemade gluten-free sandwich bread

I whipped up this toast last week and teased you with it on my Instagram story, because what better place for a runny yolk than Instagram? Spoiler alert: it’s nothing more than mashed up avocado, a sprinkle of sea salt, sauteed kale, a soft boiled egg, and sunflower seeds. By now, I’m sure you have all manners of avocado toast down to a fine art, so I’m not including an actual recipe for the toast in this post, because…

The real recipe here is the loaf of gluten-free sandwich bread from which das toast was plucked. Can you believe this is my first time posting gluten-free sandwich bread on the blog? I feel like we should have gone over this eons ago. But as they say, better late than never…Truly, I think you guys will absolutely love this recipe.

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread made with millet flour and brown rice flour

I adapted this recipe from Gluten-Free Baking’s Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread recipe. It’s such a simple approach! Most homemade gluten-free bread recipes I’ve seen include 3+ flours, as well as 2+ starches and 2+ leavening agents. It’s no wonder many of us gluten-free-ers rely on store-bought GF breads!  

Well great news, this recipe is straight-forward in the realm of gluten-free breads. To the extent that it may even become a staple in your home. It has in mine!

One of the things I love about this recipe is the ingredients list isn’t very intense. I used both millet flour and brown rice flour, but truthfully you could get away with using all millet flour or all brown rice flour (or any combination of the two). Note: if you use sweet rice flour, you’ll end up with a sweeter bread, which I think would be quite tasty.

Homemade Gluten Free Sandwich BreadThat said, I wouldn’t go willy nilly replacing millet or rice flour with other flours such as oat, chickpea, sorghum, cassava etc, because they don’t always react well as 1:1 replacements for one another, and depending on what you use, the flavor can taste odd and the texture can be off as well. What I’m trying to say is I recommend sticking with millet and brown rice for your first go with this recipe, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take it from there on your next loaf.

Easy Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread made with rice flour and millet flour

Have you all ever thought about the perfect piece of toast? Perfectly golden, crispy but still soft and moist on the inside. Oh my gawl, let’s have words. I used to use the broiler in my oven, because I’ve literally never owned a toaster. That is, until Wolf Gourmet sent me their Four Slice Toaster  a few weeks ago, along with their 10” Serrated Bread Knife. As I’ve found with Wolf Gourmet’s products over the years, these two tools blew other toasters and bread knives out of the water.

Wolf Gourmet Four Slice Toaster for toasting homemade gluten free sandwich bread

The toaster includes extra wide bread slots – perfect for homemade loaves – self-centering bread guides for optimal toasting, a slide-out crumb tray to keep your counter clean, and more! On a scale of one to 10 for toasting mechanisms, this is an infinity. I never in a million years would have thought there was such thing as the perfect toast on a piece of bread. Spoiler alert: there is, and Wolf Gourmet’s Toaster delivers it. The knife is made with Forged high-carbon stainless steel, and comes with a beautiful pakkawood handle. It sliced through the loaf of bread like a dream…no squishing or tearing at all!

The Best Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Suggestions when making this recipe:

  • Use level measurements of all dry ingredients.
  • Pay close attention to the yeast. If it doesn’t foam up a bit and smell yeasty, it may not have activated. Be sure you’re using yeast that isn’t expired, and make sure the temperature of the water is between 110 and 115 degrees F.
  • Use Quick-Rise yeast to get your bread fermenting instantaneously. I love using Quick-Rise because I know whether the dough is working almost immediately.
  • You can get creative by including nuts and seeds within the bread dough, and/or topping the bread with nuts and seeds.
  • If you don’t own coconut sugar, you can easily replace it with 2 tablespoons of granulated cane sugar, no probz.
Easy Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread made with rice flour and millet flour

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 packet Rapid-Rise Yeast 2 teaspoons
  • 3/4 cup warm watter between 110° and 115° F
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar separated
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar or lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the yeast, water, and 1 tablespoon of the coconut sugar in a small bowl. Allow the yeast to activate for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it smells very fragrant or looks a little bubbly.

  2. Add the dry ingredients (millet flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, sea salt, and baking powder) in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Turn the mixer on for a few seconds to mix the flours.

  3. Add the yeast mixture, eggs, olive oil, and cider vinegar to the stand mixer and mix until the dough is combined. Note: the dough will be very sticky and won't resemble regular bread dough. 

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled or greased 9"x5" loaf pan. Smooth into an even layer with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and store in a warm spot for 1 hour, or until dough doubles in volume.

  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover with foil (to avoid the top of the bread burning), and bake another 15 minutes. 

  6. Allow bread to cool 10 minutes before releasing it from the loaf pan. Cut into large slices and enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. Mikey

    This bread looks great- I am wondering if you know any substitutions for xanthan gum. I am allergic to it also and I can NEVER find gluten free bread without it!

    Reply
    1. Julia Mueller

      Hi Mikey! That’s a great question! From what I’ve read, there are a few ways you can substitute xanthan gum. You can use a chia or flax “egg”, gelatin (I’d use a quality source like Vital Proteins beef gelatin), or Pectin.

      For the chia route, mix 2 tsp chia seeds with 1 tablespoon hot water – stir well and allow mixture to sit and congeal for a few minutes before adding to the wet ingredients in this recipe and proceeding as normal. For the flax, use 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons warm water. Allow the mixture to thicken for 15 minutes, then add to the wet ingredients. For gelatin, dissolve 1 tsp gelatin in 2 tsp cold water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, then proceed as normal. For more information on xanthan gum substitutes, check out this article: https://www.glutenfreeclub.com/substitutes-xanthan-guar-gum/ The most important thing to keep in mind is you need something gummy in texture that helps bind the bread together. Whatever replacement you use, be sure to not use too much so as not to throw off the moisture balance.

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! xo

      Reply
  2. Julie Hasson

    This bread looks amazing! When you say packed and leveled cups, do you mean you pack it down like brown sugar, pressing down as much flour as you can? I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

    Oh and that toaster is a beauty!

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Julie, It shouldn’t be packed quite as firmly as brown sugar. If you were to go by weight, you’re looking for about 113 grams of millet flour, and 57 grams of rice flour. Hope that helps!! Enjoy! xo

      Reply
  3. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    YES!! You are a freaking GF magician, lady. That’s the main reason I hate cooking with starches and gums; it’s just way too much shit to buy, haha! I love how simplified this version is. The texture looks perfect and I’m drooling over that first shot. So pretty!

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  4. Cara

    This bread looks awesome! I dont think I have a paleo bread loaf on my blog either so youre not alone in it taking eons! Your photos are great!

    Reply
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  6. Margaret

    Hi, I’ve only just found your site – following recipes for beet pesto which I’m trying tonight.
    The GF bread looks great. IS it possible to substitute GF oat flour for part of the flour? I’m trying to get soluble fibre into food for IBS?
    I’m really excited by your site and can’t wait to get more veggies into family meals. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Margaret,

      I haven’t tested the bread using oat flour yet, but I’m thinking it would work as long as it’s a partial substitution. I’ve had a difficult time getting oat flour breads to turn out without the use of another fluffier flour, like millet or rice flour. I hope it works out, and I’ll keep you updated if I try it with oat flour on my end as well! xo

      Reply
  7. Anne Jeltema

    This is the second GF loaf I’ve attempted. Happy to say that even my husband said it was “ok.” This is high praise from him. I say it’s a keeper and will make it again and again. Thank you so much!!

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so happy to hear it, Anne! Let me know if you try it using various GF flours – I’d love to hear how other flours turn out 😉 xo

      Reply

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