Gluten-Free Recipes: French Bread

2013 Jan 16 |  Written by:  | Tags: ,

Gluten-Free Recipes: French Bread, 3.1 out of 5 based on 218 ratings Sticking to a gluten-free diet is easily doable once you’ve learned how to adjust, but looking for good gluten-free recipes is another thing. Take bread, for instance. A common complaint is that it’s hard to find a decent loaf of gluten-free bread in stores, and searching for one usually entails lots of trial and error.

To save you the effort, here’s a gluten-free recipe for French bread. It has a wonderful crust, with the inside fluffy and tender.

Gluten-Free French Bread

Servings: 2 loaves

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes


  • 280 g rice flour
  • 110 g tapioca starch
  • 3 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp egg substitute (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 360 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fast-rise yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 egg whites, beaten slightly
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Melted butter, for brushing (optional)


  1. Using a heavy-duty mixer, blend the following on low: rice flour, tapioca star, xantham gum, salt and egg substitute.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve sugar in the water and then add the yeast.
  3. When the mixture foams slightly, add the mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Next, add butter, egg whites and vinegar.
  5. With the mixer on high, beat the mixture for 3 minutes.
  6. Spoon dough into French bread pans.
  7. Make diagonal cuts a few inches apart.
  8. Brush with melted butter.
  9. Cover the dough and let rise until doubled, about 20-25 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 200 C.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  12. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
Gluten-Free French Bread
This bread keeps for 3 days or longer if refrigerated.
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Rating: 3.1/5 (218 votes cast)
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    3 Responses to Gluten-Free Recipes: French Bread

    1. Jeanette  says:

      This gluten free French bread recipe is just awesome. I have been gluten free for over a yr due to health reasons and really good bread is just unheard of in the gluten free world. Most is like eating toasted cardboard, This recipe was easy and satisfied my desire for some French bread. Thank you so much!

    2. amanda  says:

      This is my go to recipe for gluten free french bread, I love it! It works decently well with vegan substitutions. Today I mixed in roasted garlic bread to one loaf and chopped kalamata olives to the other and it is soooo good. Thanks for this recipe!

      • Samantha Jones  says:

        You’re very welcome, Amanda! Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Your variation sounds delicious!

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