Gluten-Free Crusty French Baguette Recipe

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I am super excited about this Gluten-Free Crusty French Bread recipe. The aroma of freshly baked bread in your kitchen is something we dream of. A gluten-free French baguette is a loaf of white bread shaped like a thin long loaf. The bread has a thin crispy crust on the outside and is soft and pillowy on the inside. If you love French food, this gluten-free French baguette is a must have recipe.

In France, a baguette is often served with pate or cheese and a glass of good wine. But the most popular way to serve French baguette is as a sandwich or warmed up panini generously filled with all the delicious things we love.


French bread, gluten free


Gluten-Free baguette recipe – the details!

I know making gluten-free French bread may seem intimidating. However, this gluten-free baguette recipe is made simple enough, even for a novice cook.

First, for the dry ingredients, mix white rice flour, arrowroot flour, xanthan gum and salt. Prepare your yeast by mixing the yeast with maple syrup or desired sweetener and warm water. Wait about ten minutes for the yeast to foam, now the yeast is ready.


Add the yeast mixture with remaining wet ingredients such as olive oil, egg whites and apple cider vinegar to the flour. Using an electric mixer beat the mixture for one minute. The batter will remain wet. Using a large spoon dipped in oil, spoon the dough onto greased French baguette pans, slash diagonally and brush with olive oil. Loosely cover with a dry cloth and allow the bread to rise. This takes about 40 minutes. Now the gluten-free baguette is ready for baking.

To summarize, there is no kneading just mixing the ingredients together…nothing to it. As you can see, anyone can make this gluten-free baguette recipe.

This gluten-free version of the famous French bread is exceptional. The recipe is super easy to whip up using only seven ingredients plus the basics such as water and salt. There is no lengthy kneading, and the results are amazing. This gluten-free baguette is a classic French bread that we know and love. I never thought I could create a gluten-free version of this famous French bread that tastes this good. I promise you will love this gluten-free baguette. The picture says it all, a perfect gluten-free French baguette.


French Baguette, gluten-free


Why do we love crusty baguette?

There are many reasons why gluten-free French bread is so popular. Just think, soft white bread with a thin crispy crust. Besides tasting oh so…so good, this bread is more than only 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 cheeses.

I hope you try this gluten-free baguette recipe, trust me on this, you will not be disappointed. Today, many people are suffering from gluten intolerance, so entertaining sometimes becomes challenging. However, this gluten-free baguette can be used as an appetizer with your favourite toppings, and you don’t have to worry about your gluten-free guests being glutened.

A simple appetizer made with gluten-free French bread.

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 some freshly grated parmesan cheese. The delicious gluten-free appetizer is ready. Enjoy!

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


  • 1 1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum
  • 3/4 tsp. Himalayan fine salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (105 - 110 F)
  • 1 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) GF active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil plus some for brushing
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, whisk together rice flour, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum, and salt
  • In a small glass bowl, whisk water with maple syrup, and add yeast. Wait until the yeast foams, about 10 minutes
  • Add yeast mixture, olive oil, egg whites and apple cider vinegar into dry ingredients. Using an electric mixer beat for one minute, scraping sides as needed
  • Using a large spoon dipped in olive oil, spoon dough onto greased French bread pans. Slash diagonally every two inches and brush with olive oil. Loosely cover with a dry cloth and place in a warm place for 40 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and bake for 35 - 40 minutes until golden. Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely

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    7 Responses to Gluten-Free Crusty French Baguette Recipe

    • Sally K. August 1, 2020

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

      • Kristina August 1, 2020

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

    • Penny August 1, 2020

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

    • W hunt September 2, 2020

      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.

      • Kristina September 3, 2020

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

    • Nathaly Saucier Livano September 14, 2020

      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?

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