How To Make An Easy Gluten-Free Bread
I’ve been researching to find an easy gluten-free bread recipe that anyone can make. This recipe you can make using one mixing bowl with a spoon or a Danish Whisk. No mixer needed. There are a few tricks with gluten-free bread, you cannot store some gluten-free bread in plastic bags because it is a moist loaf of bread and will become soggy. I learned I had to store it in foil or parchment paper. I realize some people are against foil, but I still use it for many things. Please note purchase the freshly ground almond flour from the refrigerated section of your healthy grocery stores. Please store your unused almond flour in the frig or freezer until you use it. Almonds or nuts go rancid very quickly.
I have had a few readers ask me to come up with a gluten-free bread recipe. I took several recipes and kept modifying them until I got this one that worked. I will call this one an easy one. But I like my bread a little more fluffy. So in the next few days, I will post a few more recipes. I have made bread since I was probably five or six years old with the help and example of my mom. All of my girls can make bread, dinner rolls, and cinnamon rolls to name a few, it’s a great skill to learn.
I learned a lot about gluten issues and I mean a lot of things I wasn’t aware of. For instance, some baking powders may have gluten, so I purchased a can that is gluten-free. Rumford Gluten-Free and Aluminum Free. I also learned that the dough enhancer I buy is safe to use. I buy this brand: Dough Enhancer. I also learned the SAF Yeast I buy is safe to use. Of course, wheat gluten would not be okay to make a loaf of bread for someone with gluten issues.
The reason I mention this is because I made several batches of bread before I settled on this one recipe to share. I was hoping I could exchange my almond flour for my whole wheat flour recipe. No, it didn’t work.
I must confess I was a bit nervous to step out of my comfort zone by making bread with almond flour. Now, almond flour is a little different than almond meal. The almond meal, the almond skins can be blanched (skins removed) or unblanched before grinding. But they are both finely ground, so there is no official difference between the two products.
I literally just dumped all the ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl and started stirring with my Danish whisk.
You can see it’s a sticky dough. Stainless Steel Danish Whisk
I greased the one-pound bread pan and scooped the dough in the pan. The finished product is shown below.
Gluten-Free Bread Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups finely ground almond flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a one-pound bread pan and set aside.
Grab a medium mixing bowl, no mixer needed. Combine the ingredients in the bowl and stir until the dough is smooth. It will be sticky. Spread the dough evenly into the greased bread pan. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean.
After baking, cool the bread on a cooling rack. Wait for about ten minutes to remove the bread. Slice when cool. Store the bread in foil or parchment paper.
Let me know if you try this gluten-free bread, I will be sharing more very soon. May God bless you and your family. Stay safe.
8 thoughts on “How To Make An Easy Gluten-Free Bread”
Hi Linda, Thank you sooooo much for a gluten free bread recipe. I can’t wait to make it. You made it sooo simple THANKS SOOOOO MUCH for your help. Cathy Miller
Hi Cathy, I am still working to make a perfect fluffy gluten-free bread recipe. That’s my goal. I need to add in the post you must store the almond flour in the frig or freezer. I asked for a bag in the refrigerator section, remember nuts go rancid very quickly. Thank you, my friend, Linda
This sounds so good! I am trying to cut back on wheat flour. Thanks.
Do you have or will you be posting a gluten free bread that is not sweet? More like a sandwich bread?
Love your posts, Linda.
Hi, Leanna, yes, I am working on a sandwich type loaf. I threw out two other recipe batches before this one. It’s still a work in progress but it’s my goal to make the best soft fluffy sandwich loaf like Costco sells. Thank you for your kind words, Linda
Linda, I’m a dad, but I still enjoy your posts. My wife’s doctor just told her the other day that she needs to go gluten free and totally vegan. She’s pretty bummed out because that eliminates SO many food choices. This recipe looks good, I was going to back it for her and then realized it requires eggs. Do you know of a vegan substitute for eggs that might work in this recipe. Thanks!!
Hi Robert, I have a lot of men that follow my blog and give me great ideas just like you. Yes, I do. I will be working on vegan recipes that are gluten-free as well. I’m sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I live in Southern Utah and our yard was flooded BIG time yesterday with rushing rains. So with our desert landscape of rocks rushing down the street with red dirt, we were grateful to have friends help us shovel it back on the yard. Here is a really good vegan blog/website. https://plenteousveg.com/vegan-egg-substitutes-baking/ I will be working on some easy recipes as well. You and your wife can do this!! Linda
Hi Linda, I’m sure glad I found your blog. My daughter has to eat gluten free and we would love to have a fluffy bread recipe. I hope to hear from you soon, take care. Linda
Hi Linda, I just bought a “sandwich loaf pan” for two reasons. I have never had one and I want to experiment with my wheat bread recipe, white bread recipe and I want to conquer my fear of making a gluten-free fluffy bread. I can do it, I have been making calls and researching everywhere. I use to teach bread making classes at a Bosch store but not gluten-free bread classes. I’m on it! Linda