Gluten-Free Basic White Sandwich Bread

Published on Mar 03, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

27 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Serves: 1 loaf
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Whether you’re a seasoned gluten-free baker or just starting your gluten-free journey, this gluten free white sandwich bread is a game-changer. Say goodbye to dense, crumbly loaves and hello to soft, fluffy slices that taste just like traditional white bread. 

Follow along as we share valuable tips and tricks to ensure your bread-making success, from selecting the right gluten-free flour to achieving the ideal rise and crust. Plus, we’ll discuss the best sandwich fillings to inspire you for your next gluten free sandwich.

top view of slices of white sandwich bread, gluten-free

So, where do you start? 

Bread is often one of the first things people give up when they go gluten-free. But it doesn’t have to be that way! 

recipe details

I used only one flour—an all-purpose gluten-free blend to make this recipe as simple as possible. I added eggs, butter, and almond flour to have a soft texture. 

These ingredients will keep the bread moist and stop it from crumbling. Another good reason to use almond flour is that this flour is packed with protein and fiber.

To keep the gluten-free bread light, I added yeast. And the best part is, there is no kneading needed. How wonderful is that!

Once you proof the yeast, mix wet ingredients with dry ones, and super sticky dough will form. The dough is then placed into a loaf pan to rise.


sliced white sandwich bread, gluten-free

What is the secret to making good gluten-free sandwich bread?

First, you need to use the right gluten-free flour blend. One with a good balance of flour and starch and will give the bread a good texture.

Second, you need to add xanthan gum to the flour blend if the blend doesn’t contain it. This helps to bind the ingredients together and gives the bread a more traditional texture.

Third, you need to use an egg in the recipe. This helps to make the bread moister and gives it a light texture.

Fourth, you must bake the bread in a preheated oven until it is golden brown. This ensures that the bread is cooked through and has a good crust.

Finally, let the bread cool completely before slicing it. This will help to prevent it from crumbling when you slice it. 

best sandwich fillings

When it comes to sandwich fillings, the sky is the limit. But if you’re looking for a classic sandwich filling, these are our top picks.

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly: A classic combo that never gets old.

2. Ham and cheese: A perennial favorite for a reason – it’s delicious!

3. Turkey and avocado: A flavorful and healthier option.

4. Chicken salad: A classic lunchtime staple.

5. Salmon salad: Another healthier option for a tasty and satisfying sandwich.


top view of slices of white sandwich bread, gluten-free

storing gluten-free bread

If you plan on storing the bread, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Make sure to store it in a cool, dry place. If the bread is stored in a warm or humid environment, it will mold faster because it does not have preservatives.

If you have cut into the loaf, be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. This will help to keep the bread from drying out.

 This bread is also freezer-friendly, so you can make a big batch and freeze it for later. Just be sure to wrap it well before freezing.

best knife to slice sandwich bread

The right knife is key to slicing sandwich bread. You want a sharp knife that will give you a clean cut. A serrated knife is the best option for slicing sandwich bread because it has sharp teeth that can easily slice the bread without squishing it.

If you don’t have a serrated knife, you can use a chef’s or utility knife. Make sure the blade is sharp to get nice, even slices of bread.

4 of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for sandwich bread

These blends are perfect for making your sandwich bread at home without fail.

1. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour: This flour is a great all-purpose option for gluten-free baking. It can be used as a 1-to-1 replacement for all-purpose flour in most recipes.

2. Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour: This flour blend has a good balance of flour and starch.

3. King Arthur Measure for Measure All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour: This is another all-purpose gluten-free flour that can be used in place of regular all-purpose flour in most recipes.

4. Better Batter Original Blend: This flour is excellent for gluten-free baking.

Do you have to use yeast in a gluten-free sandwich bread recipe?

No, you don’t have to use yeast, but it does help the bread to rise and gives it a more traditional bread-like texture. 

If you’re avoiding yeast, try baking powder or baking soda instead. However, the bread will be flatter, heavier and dryer.

How to make gluten-free white sandwich bread healthier?

If you are looking for ways to make the white sandwich bread recipe healthier, there are a few things you can do. 

Add chia, flax, or pumpkin seeds if you wish. I would add about 1/2 cup per loaf. 

Or, consider adding fruit or nuts. This will add even more nutrients and fiber to your sandwich bread. You may enjoy the healthy  Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread.


This gluten-free basic white sandwich bread is an excellent alternative for those seeking a gluten-free option. 

This bread is soft, fluffy, and ideal for making sandwiches or garlic bread. The recipe doesn’t require any unique ingredients or equipment. Just mix, bake, and enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. Check out our complete list of gluten free bread recipes to create your next homemade gluten free bread.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx







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Andrea, ovens vary in temperature. It sounds like the bread needed to be baked longer. Next time, line the pan with parchment paper for easier removal. Thank you for sharing.

Andrea Watts

Tried this today, but I'm not a bread maker, so I didn't know how much to grease the pan. I didn't grease it enough and the bottom stuck in the pan Will know better next time. Then it also raised over the edges of my pan then fell. Came out a little heavy Still tasted good. I'll keep trying


thank you Cindee, glad you enjoyed it!


perfect sandwich bread, thank u!!!


thank you so much for letting me know. I am so happy that you enjoyed it!

Duck Julie

Love this bread! Comes out with all the spongy goodness of regular bread, just not as high of a loaf. I may cut back to 1 teaspoon salt for personal preference. I used Cup4Cup Wholesome and Regular gf flour. Thank you so much for such a good bread recipe!


I am so happy that you enjoyed the bread

Lisa Guttormsson

My daughter made this for us the day after I made one that was gluten free & keto & didn't rise at all. This bread was wonderful!!!


thank you Stephanie


Great recipes

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