Recipe for Gluten-Free Bread in a Bread Machine – Quick and Easy

I crave carbs when I’m tired, and this afternoon was no exception. I was fumbling around on my keyboard, slowly typing articles, when I realized that baking some gluten-free bread would solve all my problems. Okay, maybe not all of them, but let’s not dwell on my exaggerations.

I’ve been making this gluten-free bread recipe in my bread machine for the last few years. It’s my go-to recipe, and I rarely use any other version of homemade gluten-free bread for sandwiches or French toast. It’s easy to customize this recipe, but more on that later.

You can toss everything in your bread machine if you have faith in the appliance’s ability to mix dough, but I don’t. I like to start by combining the warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl. I let it sit for a few minutes, combining the other ingredients in a separate bowl while I wait.

After 5 to 10 minutes, I combine everything and pour it into the bread machine.

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I hit the Quick Bread button and let the bread machine do its thing for 1 hour and 40 minutes.

When I open the lid, I see this:

bread machine recipe gluten free

Or maybe this, depending on how well I mixed the dough and whether I added extra olive oil:

gluten free bread machine recipe

Both gluten-free breads are delicious in their own ways, so don’t panic if you bake a loaf that doesn’t look pretty.

The gluten-free bread in the first pic is perfect for sandwiches and French toast. I rip off chunks of the bread in the second pic and serve it with dinner because it tastes like a gluten-free roll.

Here’s what Gluten-Free Bread #1 looks like when you slice it:

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Or this:

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Here’s what Gluten-Free Bread #2 looks like when you slice it (and by “slice”, I mean rip off a chunk from the loaf):

gluten-free bread slice

As you can see, this gluten-free bread has a wonderful texture similar to traditional white or wheat bread. It’s not dry and crumbly, nor is it moist to the point where it falls apart in your hand after you attempt to cut it.

I like to slap a glob of Kerrygold butter on my homemade gluten-free bread and chow down.

gluten free bread

Okay, I promised to talk to you about customizing this gluten-free bread recipe. If you want a savory bread, add garlic powder, garlic salt, and fresh herbs. If you want a sweet bread, add cinnamon, brown sugar, and a dash of maple syrup.

Don’t cut this bread immediately after you remove it. I know there’s nothing better than hot, crusty bread fresh out of the bread machine, but the bread will lose its shape and cave in if you cut it too soon.

Ready to try your hand at making your own homemade gluten-free bread in the bread machine? Scroll down for my printable, Pinnable recipe:

Recipe for Gluten-Free Bread in a Bread Machine - Quick and Easy
Print Recipe
Slice this gluten-free bread and use it for sandwiches, French toast, or jelly-covered toast. It has a texture similar to bread made with wheat, so it holds up well when you pile on toppings.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 40 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 40 minutes
Recipe for Gluten-Free Bread in a Bread Machine - Quick and Easy
Print Recipe
Slice this gluten-free bread and use it for sandwiches, French toast, or jelly-covered toast. It has a texture similar to bread made with wheat, so it holds up well when you pile on toppings.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 40 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine yeast, water, and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl. Let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in another bowl, beginning with dry ingredients. Whisk dry ingredients, then stir in wet ingredients.
  3. Spray down the metal container in your bread machine with cooking spray. Pour all ingredients in your bread machine and press the Quick Bread button. If you don't have a Quick Bread option, bake it for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  4. Wait at least 1 to 2 hours before slicing into the bread with a serrated knife. Serve with butter or jelly.
Recipe Notes

Add 2.5 teaspoons of xanthan gum if you use a gluten-free flour blend without xanthan gum or guar gum.

For best results, use a gluten-free blend with rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca starch. Tapioca starch creates a texture similar to traditional baked goods.

I like crusty bread. If you don't, omit the olive oil from this recipe. You'll end up with a softer bread.

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10 thoughts on “Recipe for Gluten-Free Bread in a Bread Machine – Quick and Easy

  • November 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    Can you recommend how to use this with coconut &/or almond flour instead? TIA!

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    • November 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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      Hi Patti, thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately, coconut flour and almond flour won’t work well in this recipe. Tapioca starch mimics the texture found in traditional baked goods, so that’s why I use it in this bread. I have an old recipe for paleo bread that I unpublished so that I could retake the photos, and that one uses almond meal and coconut flour. I’ll come back and reply to your comment again so you know when I republish the paleo bread recipe. 🙂

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  • November 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm
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    Thx so much for your reply! I would really appreciate it. All the best

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  • June 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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    Today was a success….I made this bread and mixed it before putting it into the bread machine. I forgot to add the blade so it was never kneaded and it was still delicious…My husband recently diagnosed with Celiac’s and I’ve made a few horrible dinners,so this success made me hopeful. Thank You.

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    • June 5, 2017 at 11:54 am
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      That’s wonderful, Patty! It makes me so happy to read this. I hope that you continue to find delicious recipes for your husband (not just from my blog, but in general). Cooking/baking without wheat is an adjustment, but it gets easier over time. Take care.

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  • June 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    I got rid of my bread maker, have you tried baking this in the oven? Letting it rise first? Thanks.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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      Hi Lavender, unfortunately I feel like cassava flour wouldn’t work well in this recipe. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out!

      You could possibly use cassava flour instead of coconut flour in another gluten-free bread recipe I have on my blog. Here’s the link. I’m not 100% sure it will work.

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