French Bread for the Gluten Free

Tried and true, this easy gluten free bread recipe doesn't require a chemist to mix it up or +10 different kinds of gluten free flours. From start to finish it takes just over an hour. Now that's not bad!


  • 2 cups organic white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 3 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp fast rise yeast
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • additional melting butter for brushing
  • coconut flour for dusting (or cornmeal)

*Original recipe from here.

Part 1

  1. Mix the flours, xanthan gum, salt. Set aside
  2. In separate bowl, dissolve sugar in water then add yeast. Wait for it to get foamy then blend with dry ingredients.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat on high for 3 minutes.
  4. Butter a baking sheet and dust with coconut flour. 

Part 2

  1. Form two loaves and cut diagonally with a buttered knife. Brush with butter when done.
  2. Cover and leave* in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (about 25 minutes).

*Tip: To warm the bread while it rises, I turn my oven on at 100˚F for 2 minutes, then turn it off and place the baking sheet inside.

Part 3

  1. Once the dough as risen, turn oven on to 400˚F and bake for 30-40 minutes (depending on your oven).
  2. Once nicely browned remove and let cool slightly.
  3. Slice and enjoy with your favorite spread or meal.

With your delicious gluten free french bread you can make a tasty appetizer like this little gem found here. Just substitute the sourdough bread for your own GF and cancel out the basil oil and just use fresh chopped basil.

Bon Appétit