These gluten-free breadsticks are easy-to-make and beyond delicious! Made with Caputo Fioreglut flour – you’ll be amazed at their light and bready texture!
Craving breadsticks? This is our family-favorite recipe that we can’t stop making. I hope you enjoy them too!
Think you can’t enjoy delicious, chewy breadsticks when you eat gluten-free? Think again!
This amazing recipe is SO easy and SO tasty. It’s one of those gluten free bread recipes you’ll be whipping up regularly from now on!
These make a great appetizer for parties and events. Add marinara sauce and you have one crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvre! Trust me, everyone is going to LOVE these breadsticks, no matter their dietary needs!
Why I Love this Recipe
- Single rise time – Unlike regular flour, gluten-free flour only needs to rise once. That means this recipe comes together in a snap!
- Better than any store-bought gluten-free bread! – This recipe uses Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour, a special flour made from gluten-free wheat starch. Since the flour contains wheat (but not gluten), it gives the breadsticks incredible, restaurant-level texture.
- Versatile recipe – Customize your breadsticks by adding different seasonings and toppings. You can add other types of cheese or even make them into sweet, gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks.
Caputo Fioreglut Gluten-Free Flour
This recipe uses caputo fioreglut gluten-free flour. This is a special type of flour imported straight for Italy (you can buy it Amazon here!).
It is made with gluten-free wheat starch that has been completely removed of gluten. This flour makes the MOST AMAZING gluten-free bread I’ve ever baked.
I have celiac disease and don’t react to this flour. Just know while it is gluten-free, it isn’t wheat free.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
For the Gluten-Free Breadstick Dough
Here’s what you’ll need to make the breadstick dough:
- Caputo gluten-free flour: This type of flour is a must! Don’t use a regular gluten-free flour blend: It makes a huge difference in the texture and crumb. Caputo gluten-free flour is imported from Italy and made with gluten-free wheat starch. It’s not wheat free, but it has been removed of gluten to a trace level!
- Water: You want to use warm water here, but it shouldn’t be too hot! Water that is too cold won’t activate the yeast, while water that is too hot will kill it. Aim for 100-120 degrees F.
- Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil gives these gluten-free breadsticks a deep, buttery flavor. Choose a high-quality olive oil in a dark bottle, and reserve extra for the topping!
- Salt: You can use sea salt or garlic salt for this recipe. Garlic salt adds a bit more flavor to the homemade gluten-free breadsticks, so it’s my preference!
- Yeast: I like to use Saf instant yeast and mix it in with dry ingredients. This works beautifully and makes the recipe so quick and easy, since it only needs one rise!
- Sugar: A tablespoon of sugar adds a hint of sweetness to these breadsticks, which really takes these delicious homemade gluten free breadsticks to the next level!
Gluten-Free Bread Only Needs One Rise
Unlike traditional breadsticks, gluten-free breadsticks only need to rise once. I use Saf instant yeast and add it right to the dry ingredients.
Be sure to use fresh yeast, but no need to activate the yeast before hand!
For the Cheesy Topping
Next, here’s what you’ll need for the gluten-free breadsticks topping:
- Mozzarella: I prefer freshly grated Mozzarella, which melts more easily and has better flavor for these soft breadsticks.
- Parmesan: I recommend using freshly shredded Parmesan cheese here. Skip the powdered kind!
- Butter: You will brush the breadsticks with a little melted butter before adding the cheesy topping onto the gluten-free breadsticks with a pastry brush.
- Garlic salt: For gluten free garlic breadsticks, add a bit more garlic flavor to the topping. If you don’t have garlic salt, you can use a combination of garlic powder and salt.
Sere these with pepperoni dip!
How to Make Gluten-Free Breadsticks
Mix dry ingredients. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl, combine the cups of flour, granulated sugar, active dry yeast, and salt. Mix to combine.
Add wet ingredients. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the cup water and oil to the yeast mixture. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes.
Place dough in a bowl. Using an oiled spatula, scoop the dough into a medium-sized oiled bowl. (I rub a tablespoon of oil on the sides/bottom of the bowl so the dough doesn’t stick while it rises.)
Let rise. Cover and let rise in a warm location for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until doubled in size. Meanwhile, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 475F. Let the pizza stone preheat for at least 20 minutes.
Shape dough. Spray a large piece of parchment paper (about the size of a baking sheet) with cooking spray. Using oiled or wet hands, press the dough into a long rectangle that is ⅓ inch thick. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
Bake. Slide the parchment paper on the pizza stone and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Add toppings. Mix together the melted butter and garlic salt. Remove the parchment paper/dough from the oven and spread the melted butter/garlic salt over the dough. Sprinkle the mozzarella/parmesan cheese over the top.
Slide the dough off the parchment paper onto the baking stone and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the bottom.
Cut into strips. Let cool for 5 minutes then slice in half the long way, and then into 1 to 1 ½ inch strips. Serve homemade gluten free breadsticks with marinara sauce for dipping, if desired. Enjoy!
Store leftover gluten-free breadsticks in an airtight container for up to three days.
- DO NOT substitute the Caputo Fioreglut gluten-free flour for gluten-free 1:1 baking flour. This recipe will only turn out with that specific flour. Trust me though – it’s worth it!
- I like to use a simple marinara sauce for dipping into these soft gluten free breadsticks (Rao’s is the best store-bought brand!) But you can get creative! Alfredo sauce, cheese sauce, or pesto sauce would also be delicious!
- Customize your bread sticks with your own topping. You can go sweet or savory, cheese or no cheese. Try Italian seasoning, Everything But the Bagel seasoning, or try my gluten-free cinnamon breadsticks if you’re in the mood for a treat!
Easy, Gluten-Free Breadsticks
For the Breadstick Dough:
For the Topping:
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt I like Lawry’s
- 1 ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the gluten-free flour, granulated sugar, instant yeast and salt. Mix to combine.
- With the mixer running on low, slowly add the water and oil. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 5 minutes.
- Using an oiled spatula, scoop the dough into a medium-sized oiled bowl. (I rub a tablespoon of oil on the sides/bottom of the bowl so the dough doesn’t stick while it rises.)
- Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until doubled in size.
- Meanwhile, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 475F. Let the pizza stone preheat for at least 20 minutes.
- Spray a large piece of parchment paper (about the size of a baking sheet) with cooking spray. Using oiled or wet hands, press the dough into a long rectangle that is ⅓ inch thick. Let rise for another 10 minutes.
- Slide the parchment paper on the pizza stone and bake for 10-15 minutes. Mix together the melted butter and garlic salt. Remove the parchment paper/dough from the oven and spread the melted butter/garlic salt over the dough. Sprinkle the mozzarella/parmesan cheese over the top.
- Slide the dough off the parchment paper onto the baking stone and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the bottom.
- Let cool for 5 minutes then slice in half the long way, and then into 1 to 1 ½ inch strips.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping if desired. Enjoy!
No, Olive Garden breadsticks are made with wheat flour and are not gluten-free breadsticks. However, you can make your own gluten-free breadsticks at home.
Traditional breadsticks are made with wheat flour and are not gluten-free, but you can get good gluten free versions at some grocery stores and restaurants. I like to make my own amazing gluten free breadsticks with this quick and easy recipe! The taste just like the real thing!
Yes, Green Giant cauliflower breadsticks contain cauliflower as the base ingredient instead of wheat flour. They are certified gluten-free.