If you can’t have dairy or gluten, I have you covered with my easy No-Knead Gluten-Free Bread. Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside. This is what all gluten-free bread dreams are made of. Even if you are not gluten-free, I highly suggest you try this bread because it’s actually softer in texture than my other no-knead bread recipes. When I first made this recipe, I didn’t tell anyone that it was gluten-free, and my family wasn’t able to tell the difference. This is hands down the best gluten-free bread you will ever try.
No-Knead Gluten-Free Bread
Activate The Yeast:
- 1.5 cups warm water (370 ml)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (4 grams)
- ½ teaspoon active dry yeast (2 grams)
- 3 cups gluten-free flour (420 grams) I used Caputo
- 1 teaspoon salt (5 grams)
- Start by adding the first three ingredients to a bowl and stir. Wait five minutes and if it does not activate you have to start the step all over. Make sure the water is warm. If it's too hot or too cold, it may not activate. It should be lukewarm.
- Add the flour and salt to a separate big bowl and stir. Slowly add in the activated yeast mixture and stir until you get the right consistency. You should have a thick sticky dough; it shouldn’t be too wet or too dry.
- Let it rest covered for 5 hours at room temperature away from drafts. Once the dough has risen, flour the counter and pour out the dough. Flour the top of the dough and shape it. No-kneading, just shape it into an oval even dough ball.
- Transfer into ANY baking dish that's lined with parchment paper and put the lid on. If you don't have a lid, you can add double foil on top instead.
- Put the bread in the cold oven, turn the oven to 450F and bake for 40 minutes. DO NOT pre-heat the oven. Put the bread in, turn the oven on, and the start the timer for 40 minutes right away. After 40 minutes, uncover it, and bake for another 30 minutes or less depending on the oven. Let it rest for a few minutes and enjoy. The total baking time will depend on your oven so keep an eye on it.
Hello, I wanted to ask if this bread can be frozen?
yes once it’s fully cooled but it’s always better fresh 🙂
Hi hun! I haven’t tried but I don’t see why not
Can any gluten-free flour be used? Thanks so much!
I have only tried bobs red mill and Caputo’s gf flour. Make sure its 1-1 baking flour
Hi. Thanks for sharing. I used to bake my crusty bread by using all purpose flour + bread flour with 2 tsp yeast. But you only use 1/2 tsp yeast for this glutter free bread. Is it glutter free flour doesn’t require more yeast? Can I use oat flour instead of glutter free flour?
I would not add oat flour in here, I would follow the recipe as is and use a gluten free 1-1 baking flour. I love the one by Caputo
This looks great, I baked it but it was somewhat gooey in the middle. Any tips?
it definitely shouldn’t be. My guess is too much water or it wasn’t baked enough.
Hi Hun, it definitely shouldn’t be. I don’t think it was baked enough if it was
You have to let gluten free bread cool completely before cutting, it will always be gooey if you don’t.
Yes definitely has to be cooled completely.
Question – Did you bake your bread in the liner from your crockpot? (if so – genius idea!)
no love, I used a regular corning ware dish but any baking dish will work 🙂
Hi! I was wondering if it can be left to rise for longer than 5 hours? I’d love to be able to make the dough before bed and bake in the morning.
absolutely you can 🙂 I let it rise overnight all the time
If I let the dough sit over night, do you let it rise just on the counter top? Or does it need to go in the fridge?
I put mine in the oven away from drafts. Oven turned off of course. It needs a nice warm spot for it to rise
Can you bake at 425? I have a silicon bread maker and it cannot go to 450
Definitely but it may take longer
Can I add chopped olives to this without adjusting anything in this recipe?
Should work but I haven’t tried that yet love.
Hi, I’m new to baking bread. So I hope this doesn’t sound like a dump question. Can I use all purpose flour?
Hi love please look at my no knead peasant bread as it uses all-purpose flour
Hi! is the 5 hours of rest time absolutely necessary or more of a recommendation? My dough has at least doubled in size in only 2 hours, so i was wondering if it’s necessary to finish the whole 5 hours 🙂
Hi hun it’s not necessary but the texture can vary. Try both and see 🙂
Followed the recipe but it doesn’t seem wet enough. Suggestions?
You can always adjust the flour or water. It should be sticky
Hi – I tried making this with bob’s red mill 1-1 flour and it didn’t rise at all, do I need to add xantham gum or would it just be that my yeast didn’t activate properly? Do you think I can bake this into anything (garlic knots, crust, etc.) or is it garbage?
Hi Justine, I wish I was there to see but it probably didn’t activate, was the yeast expired? so sorry
Hi! My bread didn’t rise at all. I tried 3 different yeasts! I’m so gutted
Did you look at the yeast to see if it’s expired? I think you should proof the yeast FIRST and make sure it’s activated.
This was so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to ship this to my daughter. How long does it stay fresh and how do you store it.
I am not sure where she lives but this bread is best eaten the same or following day. The same day is always best
I am struggling with activating my yeast. How much should it foam up since I am adding 1/2 tsp. to 1.5 cups of water?
Hi Deborah, have you checked to see if the yeast is expired or bad? That can happen so please make sure. It should bubble/foam up within 10 minutes. If it doesn’t then the water is too hot too cold or the yeast is bad! The water should be warm
I’m new to bread making and I love this recipe! I have to be gluten and dairy free but everyone else in my family can eat whatever. My husband tried it and his response was, “you aren’t missing anything with that bread!” I did find it helpful to put a thermometer in the water I had heated slightly on stovetop and wait till it was between 105-110 degrees F. (I wasted so many bowls of yeast first time around cause I wasnt sure I was doing it right) then add sugar and yeast. I always see just a little foam on top after waiting 5 min for it to activate. Works everytime! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am so grateful to have found something I can eat that tastes like the real thing.
Omg Heidi, this review made me super happy and emotional in the best way! I am VERY proud of you! Kisses