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Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

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An easy Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread recipe with a perfect golden crust and soft & flavorful middle. This rustic-style boule is dairy-free, to boot!

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Where do I start with this one? This has got to be one of the most magical recipes I’ve ever shared. The bread is just so gosh darn good, it’s really hard to tell that it isn’t loaded with gluten. The crispy crust and soft interior make for such a lovely combo that’s great on its own, alongside butter or spread or for use in sandwiches, toast—you name it!

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Gluten-Free Sourdough

  • Easy to make.
  • Super flavorful and fragrant.
  • Wholesome and hearty.
  • Reminiscent of gluten-filled breads.
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, corn-free, refined sugar-free.

How-to Make

Add sourdough starter to a large mixing bowl.
Add maple syrup and apple cider vinegar.
Whisk well.
Add egg and oil.
Whisk well.
Add sparkling water.
Mix well.
Add flours.
Add salt and baking soda.
Mix until a dough begins to form.
Knead dough, using extra flour as needed.
Transfer to a greased parchment paper-lined skillet or Dutch oven. Cover, let rise, refrigerate.
Gently knead and shape the dough into a nice boule.
Dust with flour and score the dough.
Let cool completely.
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Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

An easy and flavorful Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread recipe.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Gut Healing, Savory Baked, Sides
Cuisine: Egyptian, Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Rising Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 3/4 cup gluten-free sourdough starter (click for recipe)
  • 2 cups sparkling water or water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or vinegar
  • cups gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthan gum) plus extra for coating
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a large bowl add starter, water, egg, oil, maple syrup, and vinegar. Whisk well.
  • Add remaining dry ingredients. Mix until a dough begins to form.
  • Knead the dough, adding flour as needed, to form a smooth but still slightly tacky round of dough.
  • Place in a greased bowl or in a greased parchment paper-lined pan. Cover and let rise overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a cast iron skillet or dutch oven into the oven while it preheats, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and knead slightly to re-form a nice round of dough. Optionally, score the dough with any design of your choosing. Allow the dough to rest at room temperature while the oven and pan preheat.
  • After 30 minutes of resting time, place the dough into a greased parchment paper-lined dutch oven or cast iron skillet. If using a dutch oven, place a few ice cubes on the outside of the parchment, but on the inside of the pan before placing the lid and on and placing into the oven. If using a cast iron or other oven-safe skillet, place a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven right after place the bread on the middle rack. Keep the oven door closed the entire time to ensure proper steaming.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the bread has formed a nice golden crust, is firm and sounds hollow when you tap on the bottom.
  • Let the bread cool completely before slicing for best results. Slicing too soon can result in a gummy or dense bread.
  • Slice and enjoy!


Here is my Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Recipe.
Please refer to the post above for valuable information!
Gluten-Free Sourdough Web Story.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg


Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
Tapioca Starch
Brown Rice Flour
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.


  • Sarah Warren
    09/29/2020 at 8:52 AM

    5 stars
    It was the picture of your gluten-free sourdough bread that caught my eye – so sweet looking! And the ingredients were already in my pantry. Plus, your instructions and video steps are very helpful. So I made my first attempt at making the bread – it turned out pretty well. It did rise nicely and is so much better than any gluten-free bread available in stores. Having freshly baked gluten-free bread is the best! Next time I will use the Namaste brand of all-purpose flour. I used another brand which had the xanthum gum in the blend. I might have added too much extra flour during the initial kneading and maybe the blend of flour was a little different. Thank you so much for this recipe – keep up the good work! I will be trying more of your recipes!

    • Kristen Wood
      09/29/2020 at 9:15 AM

      This is such a fabulous comment to receive! I appreciate your kind words and I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to share! 🙂


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