This Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Recipe makes a soft, tender and healthy loaf that’s perfect for sandwiches, toast and more!

This post includes tips and tricks to make an amazing gluten-free sandwich bread with delicious flavor and texture every time. It’s sure to become your go-to recipe!

loaf of bread cooling on a rack

I have tried a lot of homemade gluten free bread recipes over the years. I can confidently say this is the best gluten-free homemade sandwich bread I’ve ever made or eaten!

It has the perfect texture (not crumbly at all!), delicious flavor (think flaxseed with a touch of honey), and is way more nutritious than store-bought bread (thank you almond flour and psyllium husk powder).

Best of all this bread tastes amazing NOT toasted!

So many gluten-free breads have to be toasted to be edible. This bread is not only delicious without toasting the first day, but also good for 2 days after it’s baked. You’ll never need to try another recipe for gluten free sandwich bread!

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What Is Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Made Out Of?

Just like regular bread is made with wheat flour, gluten-free bread is made with flours from gluten-free grains like rice, sorghum, etc.

In this easy gluten-free bread recipe, I use a gluten-free all-purpose flour. Gluten-free all-purpose flour is simply a blend of gluten-free flours and starches that’s designed to mimic the results of wheat flour in baking.

I’ve found gluten-free baking isn’t always as simple as swapping in gluten-free flour for wheat flour. This is especially the case for gluten-free yeasted breads!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe!

  • Perfect texture (Not crumbly!)
  • Delicious flaxseed and honey flavor
  • Easy to make
  • Doesn’t need to be toasted
  • Lasts up to three days
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For more gluten free recipes and gluten-free bread dough, be sure to check out these Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls or this Gluten-Free Flatbread. 

How to Make Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

These how-to numbered pictures match up with the instructions below. I’ve also included a video with step-by-step instructions for making this gluten-free sandwich bread. 

step by step instructions for how to make gluten free bread
  1. Mix together the warm water, flaxseed meal, and psyllium husk. Let the wet ingredients sit for 2-3 minutes before adding it to the dough.
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in the large bowl of a stand mixer. Mix to combine.
  3. Add the psyllium husk mixture along with the eggs, butter and honey to the gluten-free flour blend and other dry ingredients.
  4. Beat the dough for 6 minutes.
  5. Use a rubber spatula to smooth the dough into a prepared pan. Let rise in a warm place for 45-60 minutes. (You can cover it with plastic wrap, if desired. But make sure to spray the plastic wrap with cooking spray, first!)
  6. Once you let the dough rise, bake for 35-45 minutes.
Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread sliced on plate

Storage Instructions

Be sure to let this bread cool fully on a cooling rack before storing in an airtight container, plastic bread bag, or plastic wrap. Store at room temperature or in the fridge. This gluten-free sandwich bread tastes great up to two days after making.

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread FAQs

What flour should I use?

I recommend using a high-quality, gluten-free all-purpose flour for gluten-free baking. For best results, pick a blend that contains xanthan gum or another binder. These blends are usually called measure-for-measure or 1:1 baking flour. This is my favorite gluten-free measure-for-measure baking flour.

Can I make this bread dairy-free?

Yes! You can easily make this bread dairy-free by substituting the butter for olive oil. However, you cannot omit the eggs. Eggs are important for the structure and flavor of this loaf.

How do you prevent gluten-free bread from collapsing? 

Be sure to carefully measure  the dry ingredients so you get the right amounts. Bake the bread in a glass loaf pan. This helps it rise and brown properly. Let the bread rise for the right amount of time. If the bread rises for too long it may sink slightly in the middle once it’s baked.

Gluten-Free Bread Tips and Tricks

Gluten-free bread recipes are very different than regular bread recipes. Here are a few things to keep in mind while making gluten-free sandwich bread:

  • Gluten-free bread only needs a single rise. I use instant yeast or fast-acting active dry yeast in this gluten-free bread recipe because the dough only needs to rise one time. Gluten-free dough isn’t stable enough for a double rise. The good news is this makes this delicious gluten free bread much faster to make than traditional bread.
  • You’ll need to add some binders. In traditional bread recipes gluten is what gives the bread structure and stability. Since this bread is obviously missing the gluten, it benefits from other ingredients that act as binders. I use a combination of psyllium husk powder, ground flaxseed and a flour blend that contains xanthan gum in this gluten-free bread recipe to give the bread structure and stability.
  • The dough will resemble cookie dough. Don’t be alarmed when this bread dough looks nothing like regular bread dough! It’s supposed to be that way. Just like this gluten-free pizza crust recipe, the dough will be thick and sticky, but not kneadable. See the picture below (Step 4) for a visual on the consistency. You can also see the video in this post to see what the final dough for this gluten free sandwich bread recipe looks like.

More Gluten-Free Recipes

If you like this gluten free sandwich bread recipe, leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

5 from 73 votes

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread (Amazing & Easy!)

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 8 slices (1 loaf)
This gluten-free bread recipe makes a soft, tender and healthy loaf that’s perfect for sandwiches, toast and more! It has delicious flavor and texture every time. You’ll never need to try another recipe!

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

Psyllium Husk Mixture:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup butter or olive oil

Instructions 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  • In measuring cup, combine the warm water, flaxseed and psyllium husk powder. Whisk until smooth and let sit for 1-2 minutes before adding to the dry ingredients.
  • With the mixer running on low, add the psyllium husk mixture along with the eggs, honey and butter. Increase the speed to medium-high speed and beat for 6 minutes.
  • Scoop the batter and smooth into a grease 9×5 pan. Let rise in a warm spot for 45-60 minutes. The bread will not double in size but should rise a few inches.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Bake the bread for 35-45 minutes, until the internal temperature registers 200F on an instant-read thermometer or until the top is golden and seems firm when tapped.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool for at least another 20 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Substitute the butter for olive oil or oil of choice
This recipe will not work without the eggs, unfortunately.
RECIPE TIPS
  • I recommend using a high, quality gluten-free all-purpose flour for gluten-free baking. For best results, pick a blend that contains xanthan gum or another binder.
  • Be sure to carefully measure  the dry ingredients so you get the right amounts.
  • Bake the bread in a glass loaf pan. This helps it rise and brown properly.  
  • Let the bread rise for the right amount of time. If the bread rises for too long it may sink slightly in the middle once it’s baked. 

Nutrition

Calories: 223.37kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.38g | Protein: 6.93g | Fat: 12.84g | Saturated Fat: 4.77g | Cholesterol: 76.63mg | Sodium: 370.81mg | Potassium: 106.24mg | Fiber: 2.79g | Sugar: 4.8g | Vitamin A: 266.37IU | Calcium: 38.02mg | Iron: 1.45mg
 

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. Hi, you use the King Arthur measure to measure for this bread or all purpose King Arthur? The measure to measure says not good for yeast recipes. Just wanted to make sure before I try the recipe.

    1. That’s a great question! I use the measure-for-measure flour. It isn’t that the flour doesn’t work with yeast, it’s just that it can’t be reliably substituted 1:1 in yeast bread recipes. However, this recipe was specially created to be gluten-free and use that flour so it works great!

  2. Hi.
    I can’t eat eggs soIm wondering if I can substitute Just Eggs, a mung bean egg substitute? It says 1/4 cup to replace 1 egg.
    Anyone else ever made this with an egg substitute?

    1. Unfortunately I haven’t tried this with an egg substitute. I would search through the comments because I think others have!

  3. I am an experienced GF baker, trying many bread recipes with mostly not bad, to ok, to I completed wasted my ingredients results. This, by far, truly is the best tasting GF bread I’ve made to date. The bread was just a bit “wetter” than I would like but that can attributed to many things. I think I can correct that! And as you promised, it sank a bit as I accidentally let it rise a bit too much, although it was only rising 30 min or so (warm kitchen I guess).
    Can you please confirm the net carb counts as I am making this for my diabetic grandson who is also celiac. I cut my loaf into 14 slices and I calculated a net carb (g total carbs – g total fiber) count of approximately 16g carbs per slice. Doesn’t have to be exact but fairly close.
    Thanks so much. I look forward to trying your other recipes.
    Carol

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the bread! The carb count in the recipe is for 1/8th of the loaf. So 16g if you made 14 slices sounds about right! I hope this helps 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        Yes it does, thanks so much! He and my daughter in law who is also celiac love the bread and said it was the best tasting they have had to date.

    2. Carol,

      I love Erin’s receipes. My niece is aslo Diabetic and Celiac, I would love to hear of your receipes if Erin would

  4. I have been searching for YEARS for a good gf bread recipe. I’d love to try this. Before I do and use all these ingredients, can you tell me if the bread comes out spongy? Can’t think of how else to describe it but I’ve yet to find a bread recipe where the slices weren’t spongy. Thanks!!

    1. April I have made many different GF breads and I think I understand what you mean with the word “spongy”. The answer is “no”, this bread texture is not spongy. It has nice air pockets but the texture of the bread is moist and like that of wheat bread. You won’t believe it! Today I had the last slice of a loaf I made 6 days ago. The top inch was getting a little dry (no surprise there) but the rest was still great. I had it wrapped well. Since the recipe says great on the counter for 3 days it was spot on in my opinion. I used 280 g of flour, extra large eggs, so I reduced the water to 3/4 C + 1 TBSP..

  5. 5 stars
    I tried this bread recipe using oil and substituted psyllium for hemp hearts yesterday. It came out perfect and was so delicious I couldn’t stop eating it. This will replace my favorite GF bread recipe, as its both tastier and easier to make. I couldn’t believe I found a GF bread recipe that actually looked like regular bread when sliced! Thank you so much for my new GoTo bread recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Yes, yes, delicious bread. As I am allergic to flax and psyllium, I substituted corn starch, as recommended by another baker. I also can’t eat almonds, so I used oat flour. Served with dinner tonight. The rest of my family can eat gluten, and the bread was enjoyed.

    1. That’s good to know oat flour worked in place of almond flour! I’m glad your family enjoyed it!

      1. You are a saviour for me and my family. I have tried a couple of your recepies. All turn great. Your banana bread is a staple at our home. Bake it every ten days. What I love best about your recepies is that a lot of them have almond flour portion. That why I get almonds into my kids 🙂 and that when you want a sweet tasting dessert then it’s a no tatse compromise dessert yet healthy.

        Bless you

        1. Aww I’m so happy to hear you like the recipes! We bake the banana bread at least once a month too 🙂 I love baking with almond flour for that reason too! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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