Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread Recipe

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This gluten-free healthy millet bread recipe is definitely one to try! I love baking bread and the aroma that comes from the oven while baking. Nothing is cozier, especially on a grey day, you know…clouds and rain. Baking bread at home just makes everything better 🙂

a healthy millet bread…

I call this gluten-free bread a “healthy millet bread” The bread is packed with whole-grain millet, sorghum flour, psyllium husk, arrowroot starch and heart-healthy olive oil. It is super healthy! The millet makes the bread taste so good. The way bread should taste!


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uses for gluten-free millet bread

This gluten-free bread is excellent for sandwiches, or toast it for breakfast with butter and jam or avocado slices. There are many options to use with this bread. What I love about this millet bread is, it toasts beautifully to a golden colour and perfect crispness.


millet bread, gluten free


So I know I named this “healthy bread,” but besides that, you can use this bread for just about anything. The other day I made this millet bread into garlic bread slices. If you want to make them, it is easy.

how to make millet garlic bread?

First, lightly toast the bread slices. Then, brush one side with a mixture of salted butter, olive oil, minced garlic and chopped parsley.

Place in a preheated oven at 400 F and bake until the bread is golden brown, about 4 – 5 minutes. YUM! The garlic bread goes exceptionally well with our 30-minute stovetop lasagna or spaghetti Bolognese.

While buying gluten-free bread from a supermarket may be easier and taste ok…this gluten-free millet bread is fresh, made with nutrient-packed ingredients, and you can’t beat the texture.

This has become one of my favourite gluten-free bread recipes. This millet bread you can use for savoury sandwiches or with sweet spreads. 


healthy gluten-free bread


the ingredients in this millet bread are all naturally gluten-free

This healthy millet bread recipe is naturally gluten-free. The ingredients such as millet, sorghum, arrowroot, and psyllium husk are gluten-free and have numerous health benefits. The bread is moist on the inside and has a light crust. 

I am super excited about this gluten-free healthy millet bread. I know we have numerous healthy gluten-free bread recipes on our blog, but they are all different. This bread recipe is different.

First, it toasts beautifully and has a perfect bread texture, and is packed with healthy nutrients.

It took me a long time to develop a bread recipe that toasts this well. And, the bread tastes like bread, not a sponge or dry crumbs. If you are looking for a healthy bread recipe but do not like seeds and nuts, this bread is for you.



healthy millet flour


what is millet?

Raw millet looks like birdseed. When ground into flour, millet is pale yellow colour and is ideal for gluten-free baking. Millet grows primarily in India, Africa and Russia.

health benefits of millet….

This tiny whole grain is packed with protein, nutrients and antioxidants. It has been documented that it may help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

nutrients in sorghum…

Sorghum is another nutrient-packed grain that is naturally gluten-free. Some vitamin and mineral highlights are B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. And sorghum is an excellent source of antioxidants, protein and fiber.

arrowroot starch is not a grain…

Arrowroot is a root vegetable used in gluten-free baking and cooking—this root, when ground to a powder, is an excellent gluten-free thickening agent. Arrowroot also lightens up the texture of gluten-free baked goods. This root is known to stimulate your immune system and treat diarrhea.


healthy millet bread, gluten free


psyllium husk is a must-have ingredient in gluten-free pantry…

I love psyllium husk. This superfood is excellent in gluten-free baking. Psyllium husk is used to retain moisture and help bread from becoming too crumbly. I often add it to chia pudding, yogurts or add to soups and gravy for extra fiber. 1 ounce of psyllium husk powder has 21.8 grams of dietary fiber. The best part, you can barely taste it. It has a mild flavour of oatmeal.

Difference between psyllium husk and psyllium powder…

They are both made from the same food source. The difference is, the powder is more concentrated nutritionally. You can replace whole psyllium husk for psyllium powder in baking. The ratio is 1 tablespoon of whole psyllium husk to 1 teaspoon of psyllium powder.


gluten-free healthy bread


I hope you give this gluten-free healthy millet bread a try. We all love different bread textures and flavours. I think this millet bread recipe is a keeper. Enjoy!


  • 2 Tbsp. GF Whole psyllium husk or 2 tsp. Psyllium husk powder
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Lukewarm water (about 100 F)
  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp. GF Millet flour
  • 2 cups arrowroot starch 
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Fine coconut sugar, honey or pure maple syrup. *if you are using honey/maple syrup add it to milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. Warm milk, about 115 F
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
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  • In a medium bowl, whisk psyllium husk with warm water, set aside
  • In a large bowl whisk together, millet flour, arrowroot starch, sorghum flour, coconut sugar, xanthan gum and yeast
  • To the bowl of psyllium husk mixture, add warm milk, olive oil and egg. Whisk to combine
  • Add wet mixture to dry ingredients, and using a spatula mix to combine until you form a sticky ball of dough
  • Transfer dough into a standard bread loaf pan 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, lined with parchment paper. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free place for 1 hour. (I preheated my oven for 5 minutes and placed the pan in the oven). The bread should rise by about half its size
  • Place a cake pan pan filled with water about 1-inch high on the bottom rack in the oven. Heat the oven to 425 F
  • Once the bread is proofed, lightly brush it with milk
  • Place the bread in the oven and immediately reduce heat to 400 F. After 15 minutes, carefully remove the pan with hot water and continue baking for 25 - 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. If the crust starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover the bread with foil paper shiny side up until done baking
  • Place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing
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    25 Responses to Gluten-Free Healthy Millet Bread Recipe

    • Sarah K. May 11, 2021

      great bread, love the texture!

    • Rhonda May 12, 2021

      I love the consistency of this bread especially for sandwiches. Should I keep it in the fridge?

      • Kristina May 12, 2021

        yes I recommend keeping the bread in the fridge

    • Annabel clowes August 30, 2021

      I don’t normally make comments but this time I had to… this is honestly THE BEST bread I’ve ever made – including wheat bread! I was in absolute shock that it worked and was so impressed. Thank you for sharing this incredible recipe ☺️

      • Kristina August 30, 2021

        thank you Annabel for sharing xx

    • Michelle.M September 21, 2021

      Thank you for this millet bread recipe. My son is 12 and has celiac disease and I couldn’t find a gluten-free bread that he liked until now. He LOVES this bread, thank you so much for this recipe. I have tried some of your chocolate muffin recipes and they are also a big hit, thank you for all your recipes!

      • Kristina September 21, 2021

        Michelle, thank you for sharing

    • Trish. Rodney October 14, 2021

      my gluten-free family LOVES this millet bread, thank you sooo much for this recipe!

      • Kristina October 14, 2021

        Thank you Trish for sharing, I am so happy that your family loves the millet bread

    • Jen. Reed October 14, 2021

      Thank you soooo much for this bread recipe. The texture is amazing!!

      • Kristina October 15, 2021

        excellent Jen, thank you for sharing

    • Liana Roy October 20, 2021

      Hi Jen….I just have the bread proofing and I’m excited to bake it. Do you think a Pullman pan would work instead of a cake pan filled with water in the oven? Would love to hear your thoughts.

      • Kristina October 20, 2021

        Hi Liana, It should work using a pullman pan, although I have not used it for this millet bread recipe, Kristina

    • Lea Davis December 19, 2021

      I have a severe egg allergy. Any suggestions? This looks delicious!

    • Terri S. April 9, 2022

      Two questions—can I eliminate sorghum for either flax or millet flour?

      • Kristina April 9, 2022

        you can sub sorghum for oat flour, quinoa flour, potato starch (not flour) and amaranth. If you sub for millet the flavour may not be the same Terri, but yes you can

    • Ros September 17, 2022

      Sounds a great, but do you think I could replace the arrowroot with tapioca? Thanks!

      • Kristina September 17, 2022

        yes Ros, you can replace it with tapioca starch, potato starch or corn starch

    • Peter November 7, 2022

      is it possible to replace xanthan gum please? Or just not add this artificial staff to it?

      • Kristina November 7, 2022

        Peter, I have not used anything besides xanthan gum in this millet bread recipe. However, if I had to substitute it, I would use couple of beaten egg whites

    • Peter November 7, 2022

      what type of yeast are you using? Active dry yeast?

      • Kristina November 7, 2022

        I used instant quick rise, there is a link in the post to the type of yeast I used Peter, thank you

    • Valerie November 13, 2022

      Can I use a nut milk in this recipe? Thank you!

      • Kristina November 13, 2022

        yes Valerie, you can use nut milk

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