Our Favorite Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe

Our Favorite Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe

Going gluten free is not always just a lifestyle choice. It is often a medical necessity. Gluten is a protein found in grains like barley, wheat, rye, and triticale. For many, it triggers a response in their immune system that damages the small intestine and can cause many painful and often serious medical issues. Living a gluten free lifestyle means cutting out a large number of foods with both visible and hidden gluten. Finding replacement products helps maintain this way of eating.

A gluten free diet means there is no gluten in the foods being eaten - nothing from grains or from items that may have been in contact with grains. Even contact between foods can cause contamination and be harmful to someone that cannot tolerate gluten. Depending on the product, this might even include some items that themselves are gluten free but were processed in a facility that also processed grain products. There can be transference between machines and different foods if items are not properly cleaned. It’s important to be aware of this if you are gluten intolerant. It takes a lot of patience and caution but once you have discovered the safe products, you are set to go in your quest to make great gluten free recipes.

This gluten free bread machine recipe is a favorite replacement for gluten-filled products that can cause so much discomfort. Plus, it’s dairy-free as well. It’s a tasty product that lets you enjoy sandwiches, toast, French toast, and so much more. The texture and taste are delicious and a good stand-in for regular bread.

Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe

Gluten Free Bread

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This gluten free recipe was created and then reworked over the years. While it isn’t exactly like bread that contains gluten, it’s a great substitute with a good texture and taste to make up for having to eliminate regular bread. One reason why this recipe works so well is the flour blend. Flour is not always wheat-based and this recipe uses a blend containing white rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch.

Because this is a gluten free bread machine recipe, it needs to be made according to the specific instructions for your bread machine. It’s also much different than a standard recipe you would bake in a regular oven  Simply transferring the oven recipe to the bread machine won’t work. T To make gluten free bread, you need a machine with a gluten free setting. 

Bread Prep


  • 1 ¼ cup of warm water 95F-100F
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon of dry active yeast
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca starch
  • ¾ cup potato starch – you can also use arrowroot starch
  • ½ cup millet flour – or almond flour
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed – or flaxseed meal
  • 1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup oil (pick what you want, avocado oil works well
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Ready to Bake

Ready to Bake
  • Put warm water, oil, egg whites and vinegar in the bread pan of your machine.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together. This DOES NOT include the yeast. Once the ingredients are mixed well, then put them in over the wet ingredients in a pile.
  • Dig a hole in the middle of the dry ingredient mound and place the yeast carefully in the hole. The yeast cannot touch any of the wet ingredients.
  • If your bread machine has a rest setting, turn it off.
  • Make sure you have chosen the gluten free setting on your bread machine.
  • Close the lid once everything is inside and settings are programmed. Press start.
  • Once the machine says it is ready, let it cool and then remove the loaf. This bread can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Tips for Your Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe

  • Follow the recipe and only make the substitutions noted. If you decide to try a different substitution, you may get a very different result.
  • Ingredients always work better at room temperature. This allows baking to begin sooner and with consistent heat. Even eggs can be brought to room temp quickly by running warm water over them for a short period of time.
  • Make sure to read all the instructions first and get the ingredients prepared. This ensures you follow the recipe in order and don’t miss any steps.
Tips for Your Gluten Free Bread Machine Recipe

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  • Do not use instant yeast. Dry active yeast or quick yeast work well but instant does not.
  • For egg-free bread, use chia eggs. The three eggs can be replaced by a mix of 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 7 tablespoons of water. Let this mix sit for at least 5 minutes before you add it to the recipe.
  • You can use psyllium husk powder in place of xanthan gum. 3 tablespoons of psyllium will replace 1 ½ teaspoon of Xanthan.

This gluten free bread machine recipe will quickly become a favorite once you’ve tried it. It’s a fluffy, tasty, and healthy addition to a gluten free lifestyle. While a lot of things are eliminated from the diet when you go gluten free, this bread fills some of the gaps and can help with cravings. It’s a great bread for toast, sandwiches, and any other recipe where you would normally use regular bread. With a little extra work and care, this gluten free bread machine recipe will become one of your favorites as a replacement for the gluten-filled products that can harm your health.

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