Jennifer Harris

Do You Make Your Own Gluten-free Bread?

by Jennifer Harris on April 27th, 2012

Homemade Gluten Free BreadI have often wondered what percentage of people following the gluten-free diet actually make their own bread.  I tend to use mixes to make sweet breads, but I usually buy my gluten-free bread off the shelf, or from my favorite local gluten-free bakery Pure Knead.

Most of us know that gluten-free bread has come a long way in the last five years, so there are a number of great options to be purchased at local health foods stores that don't contain artificial ingredients and have the taste and texture of wheat-based bread.

Still, there seems to be a rising percentage of people who prefer to make their own gluten-free bread. Some of my favorite gluten-free bread mixes to use are: Arnel's Originals, Breads from Anna, and Pamela's Products (bread and corn bread mixes).

So here are my questions:

  • Do you make your gluten-free bread?
  • Do you make the bread from scratch, or do you use a mix?
  • Do you bake it in the oven, or in a bread machine?
  • What do you think are the benefits of making your own verses buying it pre-made? Avoiding additional allergens is definitely a deciding factor, like eggs or soy, because these ingredients are commonly found in a number of pre-made options.

Please leave your comments below!


———————- Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA



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9 Responses to “Do You Make Your Own Gluten-free Bread?”

  1. Do you make your gluten-free bread?
    – Yes I do and I’ve been baking my own bread twice a week since I was a teenager (for almost 20 years).

    Do you make the bread from scratch, or do you use a mix?
    It depends. Sometimes I use a mix, but I always add ingredients such as nuts, gluten free oat etc.

    Do you bake it in the oven, or in a bread machine?
    Oven. I had a bread machine once, but I didn’t like using it.

    What do you think are the benefits of making your own verses buying it pre-made?
    It’s cheaper, it tastes much better and it’s bigger.

  2. Hi there! I do make my own bread and buns. I don’t use or need a bread maker because my bread and buns are not only gluten free but also yeast free. One of my bun recipes is even egg free. All taste delicious without all the bad stuff.

  3. Gail says:

    I make my own gluten free breads, from scratch and with my oven. Most store bought have a lot of rice flour. Mixes that use Tuff, Amaranth and such is too costly. So making my own is cheaper and I use different sugar then in the mixes also.

  4. Peg says:

    I bought bread maker at garage sale. Want to mske my own buy Udi’s very good. Didn’t eat much bread before intolerance so don’t eat much now.

  5. Dana says:

    Would anyone be willing to share a recipe for homemade bread? I purchased a bread machine so a recipe for that would be great! Thank you

  6. Doris says:

    I have been making my own breads and flour mixes for past 2 years. Occasionally I will buy some hamburger buns from Rudi’s. I make my own due to the price. I can make my own flour mix then bake a bread fro $2 where pre made is $5.99 a loaf. Once baked slice it the next day then freeze it. It lasts me the whole week doing it that way. The same goes for my cookies, cakes and pies as well make them all myself since there isn’t a gluten free bakery around. And not paying the store $4.99 for 4 pak of muffins when i can make a dozen for $1.50.

  7. Kate says:

    I make my own bread. I cook both from scratch and use Eating Gluten Free’s bread mix. I have a sister who has multiple allergies to rice, eggs, milk and has celiac. She has created an awesome GF oat bread recipe that I modify to include rice flour and eggs. It is delicious and stays really moist. (only 10-15 sec in the microwave after taking it out of the fridge or freezer)

    I also love a recipe for pumpkin bread (more of a dessert bread) according to friends who can have gluten, it beats out the Costco pumpkin bread available at Christmas time. I made it and left it on the counter in a ziplock bag and it stayed moist for days (I don’t know how long it can remain that way it was too good to let sit there) The recipe is found on

  8. Lisa says:

    I buy Udi’s whole grain (gf & df) bread for sandwiches. After microwaving it for 30 seconds and spreading a little Earth Balance on it, it stays soft even at room temperature. I don’t like it toasted though, it tastes kind of like a bagel (too sweet), I prefer Schar for toast. So I usually go back and fourth with Udi and Schar-soft sandwiches one week (Udi) and toasted the next (Schar).

  9. Kathy says:

    I make our bread here for the family. My son is super sensitive to various textures, so it was a really job trying to find a store bought that he liked. We don’t have any local bakeries that do anything gluten-free, so I decided to make bread instead. I make it from scratch and don’t have a bread machine so my recipes is a mix together and rise in pan to bake.

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