|September 26, 2022

How Gluten-Free Bread is Made

How Gluten-Free Bread is Made

I have always been fond of sandwiches. They're the most favorite part of my breakfast. 

But when I switched to a strict Gluten-Free diet, using the regular wheat bread wasn't an option. Then, I learned about Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread and even tried the homemade gluten-free bread recipe.

In the past years, I've learned how amazing it is to create a gluten-free substitute for the most delicious sandwiches.

So, buckle up, bread lovers. You’re in for a treat! 

What is Gluten-Free Bread?

Gluten-free bread is a bakery product prepared without wheat flour or any gluten substitute. It’s formulated using grain and legume flours combined with binding agents like gum or starch.

It benefits people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy. People who have adopted a strict gluten-free diet also use gluten-free bread with other gluten-free products as a part of their lifestyle.

Now that we know what gluten-free bread is let's jump to the recipe.

How Gluten-Free Bread is made?

Gluten-Free bread is made using grain and legume flours, including rice, almond, buckwheat, chickpea, sorghum, quinoa, and millet.

Making gluten-free bread is about understanding the unique functioning and properties of wheat gluten and gladiolus. It requires the addition of ingredients that provide:

  •     Forming an integrated gel-like polymeric network or matrix capable of        trapping gas and helping to break gas bubbles.
  •     Flour without wheat formation or maximum handling characteristics.
  •     Formation of crumbs through starch gelatinization and protein                    coagulation during baking.
  •     Conducting water and gas retention through viscosity building and gel        formation.

Gluten-Free Flours for Bread Making

Here is the list of flours which you can use for making Gluten-free bread.

Cereal, Roots & Tubers Pseudocereals  Legumes & Pulses Other Flours
Rice Flour Amaranth Flour Soybean Flour Coconut Flour
Potato Flour Buckwheat Chickpea Flour Flaxseed Flour
Oat Flour Buckwheat Pea Flour Almond Flour
Corn Flour Garbanzo Bean Flour
Brown Rice Flour
Cassava Flour


Formulation of White Sandwich Yeast Gluten-free Bread

Here’s a list of ingredients with percentage that’s involved in the making of Gluten-Free Bread using Yeast.

Ingredients Baker's % Based on Flour & Starch weight

Sorghum Flour


Corn Starch


Tapioca Flour


Potato Starch


Water (110°F/43°C)


Egg White


Unsalted Butter (Room Temp.)




Cider Vinegar (6% acetic acid)




Active Dry Yeast (ADY)


Xanthan Gum


Carob Bean Gum




  • Ingredient scaling: When cooking and baking, we may find it necessary to increase or decrease the yield (the amount we are making). Yield may be expressed in quantity by a scaling factor.
  • Yeast Activation: You should choose a small cup, dissolve the yeast, and add sugar to hot water. Then set aside to foam in 5 minutes.
  • Mixing: For foaming, beat the egg whites until thick and foamy and add the dry and liquid ingredients to the white egg foam
  • Mixing the flour: Mix on low to medium heat and mix for another 30 seconds or until the mixture is well combined and a little thick. There is no gluten protein, so there is no development of the vascular polymeric matrix.
  • Planning/Depositing: Grease 9×5 inch nonstick (Use a grey pan instead of the black loaf one) 
  1. With a white rice flour, lightly brush the pan.
  2. Transfer the loose dough to a pan and smooth the top with a wet spatula.
  • Proofing: Let the dough rise until the dough is level with the top of the pan (95°F/70%RH) (35°C/70%RH)
  • Topping: You can use sesame seeds oil placed on top of the bread. 
  • Scoring: Make three diagonal slashes (⅛ - inch deep) in a loaf so steam can escape during baking with a sharp knife.
  • Baking: Bake gluten-free bread loaf for 60 to 70 minutes at 190°C (375°F)
  • Cooling: Remove bread from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack. Cool until it approaches 30°C (86°F)

Structuring Ingredients

Structuring ingredients used in Gluten-Free breadmaking:

Hydrocolloids & Fibers Protein Sourcest Corn Starch
HPMC (Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) Dried Egg Whites Corn Starch
CMC (Carboxymethyl Cellulose) Nonfat dry milk or milk solids Rice Starch
Agar Dried fruits, tree nuts Potato Starch
Guar gum Milk Protein Isolates Pea Starch
Pee and Potato Fiber Pre-gel Starch
Psyllium Husk Tapioca Starch

How to Make Gluten-Free Bread at Home?

Just throw in some flours with water, yeast, and salt, and you’ll get a Gluten-Free dough. Yes, you heard it right! You can create Gluten-free bread at home, and it’s easy to make.

Here’s the secret recipe to enjoying a guilt-free sandwich at home.

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 hours


For preparing the bread:

  • White Rice Flour (1 cup)
  • Tapioca Starch (3/4 cup)
  • Arrowroot Starch (3/4 cup)
  • Ground Flaxseed (1/4 cup)
  • Millet Flour (1/2 cup)
  • Baking Powder (1 tsp)
  • Xanthan Gum (2 and 1/2 tsp)
  • Avocado or Olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Egg whites (x3)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (1 tsp)

For yeast:

  • Dry active yeast (2 and ¼ teaspoons)
  • Warm water (1 and ¼ cup)
  • Honey (2 tsp)

    Preparation Method:

    1. Set a metal loaf with cooking spray and parchment paper.
    2. Now, add honey and dry active yeast to warm water and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes for yeast proofing to complete.
    3. Add flour, ground flaxseed, gum, salt, and baking powder in your mixer.
    4. After they all are mixed well, add egg whites, oil, vinegar, and the yeast proof while the mixer is running.
    5. When the dough gets sticky and thick, put it in the metal pan and set it using a rubber spatula. Cover it with an oiled plastic wrap and let it rise.
    6. Preheat the oven to 350 F. After the dough has risen, remove the plastic and bake it for around an hour. After 30 minutes, cover the loaf with a foil.
    7. Remove it from the oven, let it cool, slice, and enjoy!

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