My Gluten Free French Bread will satisfy all your cravings without the gluten or grains! With the perfect crunchy crust, this delicious paleo French Bread is just begging for a smear of butter or to made into a sandwich! This is a grain-free, dairy-free and vegetarian friendly recipe.
I’ve never been a much of a sandwich eater, however I LOVE a slice of homemade, warm, crusty french bread slathered with butter. It’s the one food I’ve been missing desperately since staying away from gluten & grains. And this super easy, grain-free french bread is amazingly close to what I remember eating before I went gluten-free!
It’s so good that our family (who aren’t grain free) loved my gluten free bread so much, that we all ate more of it than the conventional biscuits during our annual family holiday dinner!!!
To me that’s the ultimate compliment, when folks that aren’t gluten free are excited to eat my creations and are looking forward to my recipes, I feel like I’ve done good!
This gluten free baguette recipe can be used in numerous recipes where you would typically use French bread such as bruschetta, garlic bread with or without cheese or served with a warm bowl of homade soup!
So, no matter who you are, you’ll love this bread. With the instant, rapid rise yeast and quick prep, my grain free french bread will satisfy everyone, including the cook! It won’t take much extra time since it does not require extra time to rise. From start to eat – it takes about an hour!
How to make Gluten Free French Bread
Since this recipe is both gluten free and grain free, we aren’t going to rely on any prepackaged gluten free flour blend, since the blends vary from brand to brand AND still contain grains that many of you are seeking to avoid in addition to gluten. We’re going to use a combination of gluten-free flours and starches.
You will also notice that we aren’t using xanthan gum or other gums to achieve the texture in these gluten free French baguettes.
This recipe won’t require a big work surface or the mess you’d typically have with making homemade bread. Instead you’re going to mix the BATTER in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Starting by combining the dry ingredient yeast mixture (you can also mix by hand in a large mixing bowl but your arm is going to get tired in the final mixing stage)
And the baking process is a little different too. I want to stress this isn’t a traditional dough, instead it’s more of a thick batter, so to achieve the characteristic French bread shape, I recommend using a French Loaf Pan to make gluten-free baguettes. Since the dough is more of a batter than a traditional dough, the shape of the pan is what helps to form the loves into a baguette shape. I recommend THIS pan French Loaf Pan lined with parchment paper.
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Grain-Free French Bread Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups Blanched Almond Flour
- 3/4 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup Warm Water, filtered 90-115 degrees F
- 1/2 cup Arrowroot Starch
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 3 large Egg WHITE(s), Organic Pasture Raised
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 packages instant, rapid rise yeast
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- Cut a 6 inch wide piece of parchment paper and line 2 wells of a french bread pan. It will keep the dough into the french bread shape
- Combine dry ingredients in the bowl of your mixer.
- Add olive oil and egg white and mix until combined.
- Add vinegar, honey and water, beat for 2 minute until you get a soft dough.
- Divide the dough in half and spoon into each (2) parchment lined wells of a french bread pan. Using wet finger and/or wet rubber spatula, smoothing the top. Cut slanted slices in the top of the dough using a very sharp knife.
- Place pan (with dough) into cold oven
- Turn (cold oven containing dough) on, to 400 degrees and set timer for 35, minutes.
- Bake 35-40 minutes, or until bread is lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes on a cooling rack prior to cutting and smearing with butter.