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The best and easiest gluten-free bread you will ever make.

Gluten-Free Peasant Bread Recipe

  • Author: Alexandra Stafford
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 2 loaves


From my cookbook, Bread Toast Crumbs.

For best results, use a digital scale. It makes all the difference with bread baking. 

Note: If you are using a different brand of gluten-free flour, you may not need all of the liquid. Because all gluten-free flours and mixes absorb water at a different rate, you may find your dough to be much more liquidy than mine — this is due to the flour. This is what I suggest: add the liquid a little bit at the time, mixing with a spatula to combine. Reference the video to see what the dough should look like as far as texture goes. 


  • 4 cups (500 g) gluten-free flour—my favorite is Cup4Cup, see notes above if using a different type of gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 cups (455 g) lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil like grapeseed
  • 1 teaspoon white wine or cider vinegar
  • softened unsalted butter for greasing


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and instant yeast. In a medium bowl, pour the water over the honey and stir to dissolve. Add the eggs, oil, and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with a spatula to form a batter. (See notes above if you are using a different brand of gf flour.)
  2. Grease two 1-quart oven-safe bowls with the softened butter—be generous. Divide the dough evenly between the prepared bowls. With wet hands, smooth the surface of the dough. Let the dough rise in a warm or draft-free spot for 30 to 45 minutes, until the top of the dough just crowns the rims of the bowls — this may take longer… just be patient and wait till the dough crowns the rim. Halfway through the rising, set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 425 degrees F.
  3. Transfer the bowls to the oven, and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and bake for 17 to 20 minutes more, until golden all around. Remove the bowls from the oven and turn the loaves out onto the cooling racks. Let the loaves cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free

Keywords: gluten-free, bread, yeast