French Baguette Recipe – Gluten Free

Published on Nov 29, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

25 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40+ minutes Serves: 1 baguette
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I’m pleased to share this Gluten-Free French Baguette recipe! Imagining the aroma of freshly baked crusty bread wafting through your kitchen is truly a dream. Created to perfection, a gluten-free French baguette is a traditional long, slender loaf of white bread. Its exterior boasts a delicate, crispy crust while the interior remains irresistibly soft and fluffy.

close up of sliced gluten free French baguette

Why is the French baguette so popular?

The French baguette is popular for several reasons. Firstly, it boasts a rich heritage as a French crusty bread.

Secondly, its simplicity renders it a feasible homemade option, requiring only ten minutes of hands-on preparation time for this gluten-free French baguette recipe.

It’s versatility from making croutons for salads to breadcrumbs or serving as appetizers with your preferred toppings, the French baguette is always popular.

In France, the baguette often accompanies pâté or cheese alongside a fine glass of wine. However, the French bread is best known for making sandwiches or a warmly pressed panini, generously filled with various fillings.

This gluten-free French baguette recipe has only two flours?

For this recipe, I used only two gluten-free flours—Rice flour and arrowroot flour, also known as arrowroot starch. Another one of our popular recipes you may enjoy are the crusty Gluten Free Portuguese Rolls.

Helpful tips for gluten-free French baguette recipe?

Measuring the flour correctly is vital. The best way to measure flour is by using a kitchen scale. 

Another method for measuring out flour is to spoon it into a measuring cup, then use the flat side of a knife or another straight-edged utensil to level the flour across the cup, sweeping off the excess. Avoid packing the flour into the cup or scooping directly from the bag, as both methods can result in inaccurate measurements.

Use a light hand when shaping the dough or a spoon brushed with oil, so it doesn’t become too dense.

Make sure the oven is preheated to the correct temperature before baking.

Bake the baguettes on a traditional French baguette pan. The baguette pan has a perforated bottom allowing the gluten-free bread to get an even crispy crust all over.

showing inside of french baguette

Gluten-free French baguette recipe details!

I understand that making gluten-free French bread may seem complicated at first. However, this gluten-free baguette recipe is simplified enough even for novice bakers.

To start, combine the dry ingredients: white rice flour, arrowroot flour, xanthan gum, and salt. Activate the yeast by mixing it with maple syrup or your preferred sweetener and warm water. Allow it to proof for about ten minutes until it becomes foamy, indicating readiness.

Next, incorporate the yeast mixture with the remaining wet ingredients—olive oil, egg whites, and apple cider vinegar—into the flour mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture for one minute until well combined. The batter will maintain a wet consistency.

Using a large spoon coated in oil, transfer the dough onto greased French baguette pans, make diagonal slashes on top, and brush the baguette with olive oil. Loosely cover the pans with a dry cloth and let the bread rise for approximately 40 minutes. Now, the gluten-free baguette is ready for baking.

There’s no kneading involved, just simple mixing of the ingredients. It’s as straightforward as that. As you can see, this gluten-free baguette recipe is easy for anyone to make.

This gluten-free rendition of the much loved French bread is truly exceptional. The recipe is incredibly easy to whip up, requiring only seven ingredients plus basics like water and salt. With no lengthy kneading required, and the results are outstanding.

Gluten Free French Baguette with a side bowl of stew

serve the baguette with your favourite soup or stew

There are many reasons why gluten-free French bread is so popular. Just think, soft white bread with a thin crispy crust. Besides the satisfying taste of freshly baked French bread, it is amazing as a side to your favourite soup or a hearty stew. My favourite is the chilled vichyssoise soup.

Some of my favourite ways to serve gluten-free French baguette is as bruschetta. Bruschetta is often served as an antipasto in Italy.

The bread is toasted or grilled, rubbed with fresh garlic, brushed with good quality olive oil and topped with variations of fresh tomatoes, veggies, meats or cheese.

gluten free bruschetta appetizer

To make this simple gluten-free appetizer, slice the baguette, toast to a golden colour, lightly brush with extra virgin olive oil and top with chopped fresh tomatoes, sprinkle of salt, basil and finely chopped garlic. You can also add a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese.

If you are looking for a basic white sandwich bread try our popular gluten-free white bread recipe.

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This recipe is so easy and the French bread turned out so good! But I recommend using a baguette pan.


yes Jessica, you can use tapioca, potato starch (not flour), and cornstarch.


Do you have a substitute for the arrowroot please?


I am so happy you enjoyed the French baguette Christie, thank you

Psychic Christie Sadler

This bread is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!


have you tried out gluten-free hot dog buns? Either recipe should work, let us know how they turn out!

John Maxeiner

I am hoping to use this recipe to make some hoagie buns. I grew up loving the hoagies a shop in my town made! Now I am gluten intolerant! Sure hope this works!!


I am sorry, sometimes oven temperatures vary or high altitude, this could be the factor. I made mine in foil the very first time, and it worked. Maybe next time bake the baguette a little longer. The baguette pan also helps


I made this baguette it turned out ok but was gooey inside in some places I put it back in the oven and that seemed to u think I should have cooked it longer than 40 mins or maybe too much xanthan gum? Also I didn’t have a baguette pan but made one out of foil as you suggested


if you have heavy duty foil you can make one of the foil. If you don’t use something to keep the baguette style shape the bread will be wider and flatter. I have made it with the foil paper and the baguette shape was good. Good luck


I do not have a baguette pan. Can i still make this receipe or what else can I use in it's place?


Hi Nathaly, this recipe makes one baguette. Here is a link for weight chart. Hope this helps and thank you!

Nathaly Saucier Livano

Thank you for this recepy! I'm willing to try it but do you have the measurements in gr or oz? This recepy makes 1 or 2 baguettes?


Sorry about the confusion, yes the yeast is separate from the dry ingredients. I have changed the wording hope it helps.

W hunt

Will make this today and I love how you spread the instructions, however ! Mix dry ingredients...what is active dry yeast if not a dry ingredient ? So, now I'm left to wonder what is mixed with what and when? I guess yeast is kept out of the last of dry ingredients.


Easiest bread recipe I have made in a very long time, and so delicious. thank you


I am so happy that you enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me know.

Sally K.

Thank you, the French bread turned out perfect!!!

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