Everyone should learn how to make bread even if they live above a boulangerie. When I made my first loaf at age 24, I felt the same sense of freedom and achievement I felt when I passed the driving test at 17. I was so proud of myself. If I can make bread, I could make anything.

The process itself of turning four basic ingredients; flour, yeast or sourdough starter, salt and water into the most desirable food isn’t only liberating, it’s humbling and meditative. When I don’t know what to do with myself, I bake bread. It requires time to proof, bake and cool down but not attention or hard labor. The gluten-free version is slightly more effortful but definitely not hard.

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Gluten-Free Yeasted Bread

Simple, easy to make gluten-free bread with or without seeds and nuts.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Healthy
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Gluten-Free
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Shelly


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin oil olive oil for greasing
  • ¼ cup superfine brown rice flour plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • cups warm filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons psyllium husk powder
  • cups sorghum flour
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Handful walnuts - chopped roughly
  • 1 egg - beaten – optional
  • 2 tablespoons everything mix or sesame seeds or poppy seeds or both.


  • Line a loaf pan with baking paper or brush a loaf pan with olive oil and dust the inside with brown rice flour.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the yeast, molasses and water. Set aside to proof for 10 minutes. Whisk in the psyllium husk powder and let it sit for 5 minutes, until it becomes like a gel.
  • Add the flours, salt and vinegar and mix until you form a dough. Dust the counter or surface with the rice flour and knead the dough for 5 minutes. If the dough is too dry add water, if it’s too moist add some buckwheat flour. Flatten the dough slightly and scatter the walnuts over it, then fold it a few times. Shape it into a log about 9 inch (23cm) long. Gently transfer the log to the loaf pan. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and set aside to proof at room temperature for 1 hour or until doubled its size.
  • Preheat the oven to 420°F/210°C. Put the loaf pan into a Dutch oven and cover (another option is to cover the loaf pan with a baking tray). Bake for 30 minutes then remove the bread from the oven (keep the oven on) and brush the bread with the egg. Sprinkle with everything mix and put it back in the oven covered. Bake for 30 minutes. If you decide not to top it, just bake it covered for 1 hour.
  • Let the bread cool down on a cooling rack for a minimum 2 hours before you slice it. It needs to set and dry a bit, otherwise it would get gummy. (Google: -When you cut into hot bread, you cause the steam to escape at a much faster rate than if you had left the loaf to emit steam slowly, at its natural pace. – Many bakers find that flavor develops as the bread cools)


The walnuts and everything topping is totally optional.


  1. Hi Shelly, in step 2 it seems you left out adding yeast to the water and molasses? Also is there an alternative to the buckwheat flour that is non-grain? thank you

  2. Ingredients says 1/2 cups sorghum flour.(note the s on cups) shouldbthat be. 1 and 1/2 cups? The dough was very wet, had to add lots ofcextra buckwheat flour.

  3. Hi there, the yeast is there, in step 2. You can use chickpea flour or instead ½ sorghum flour + ½ cup brown rice flour. Pls lmk how it came out. Good luck!

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