Low Allergen Bread Recipe – Gluten Free

Published on Apr 30, 2022

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 80 minutes Serves: 1 loaf
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This Low Allergen Gluten-Free Bread is healthier than most and takes only five minutes to prepare for baking. The nutrient-dense ingredients are chia, buckwheat flour, chickpea flour, flaxseed, and psyllium husk.

low allergen gluten free bread, sliced topped with avocado

Why is this a low allergen bread?

This bread is grain-free, nut-free, xanthan gum free, egg-free, dairy-free and yeast-free. All these ingredients are considered high allergen foods. Some other known high allergen foods are soy, shellfish, wheat and peanuts. These foods are responsible for 90 percent of all food allergies.

What does low allergen bread taste like?

The pictured bread is made with healthy dark buckwheat flour. So it has a more robust and nuttier flavour and darker colour. The bread is denser than some bread, moist and easy to slice. The texture is almost like German rye bread.

If you want the bread to be milder tasting, use the light buckwheat flour. The colour of the bread will be lighter and the flavour milder. However, the texture will remain the same.

chickpea flour in a bowl with spatula

What is chickpea (garbanzo flour)?

Chickpea flour comes from garbanzo beans (chickpeas). It is made first by soaking the garbanzo beans in water and then drying them at 100 C. Once dry, they are ground into a fine powder — the flour. 

Chickpea Flour VS Almond Flour?

Chickpea flour is lower in calories and fat than almond flour. The flour is less dense and is probably the closest flour to replacing almond flour in gluten-free baking.

Dark buckwheat flour vs light buckwheat flour.

Dark buckwheat flour is made from unhulled buckwheat and has dark specs throughout. It has a robust and nutty flavour. Light buckwheat flour is made from hulled buckwheat, has a milder taste and is a little less nutritious.

Is buckwheat a grain or a seed?

I know it may sound confusing. Buckwheat, is it wheat? No, officially, it is not even a grain. Buckwheat is a seed harvested from a flowering plant related to rhubarb. Check out this Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Pancake Recipe!

3 slices of low allergen gluten free bread

Why is this low allergen gluten free bread healthy?

Here is why;

Chia: antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty

Buckwheat flour: protein, fiber, and may improve heart health, promote weight loss, and help manage diabetes

Chickpea flour: protein, fiber, iron, Thiamine, folate

Flaxseed meal: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6

Psyllium husk powder: fiber (used to act as a binder to replace eggs, and it gives gluten-free bread dough the elasticity and flexibility) 

Extra virgin olive oil: monounsaturated fats, good for heart health, vitamin E, vitamin K, and potent antioxidants.

Apple cider vinegar: Vitamin C, B-Vitamins, and polyphenols

To summarize, this low allergen bread is rich in fiber and protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and is lower in carbs than most gluten-free bread recipes.

How to make this low-allergen bread?

This bread is the simplest gluten-free recipe ever!

Start with soaking the chia in hot water for 15 minutes. The reason chia is first soaked is to make them much easier to digest, but it also helps increase the amount of nutrients your body is able to absorb. 

While the chia is soaking, get the ingredients ready.

First, mix the dry ingredients.

Whisk olive oil, apple cider vinegar and water with the chia mixture


chia seeds, water, olive oil in a bowl with a whiisk


Add chia mixture to dry ingredients and briefly mix until the batter comes together. It will be sticky and soft.


bread batter in a bowl with a spatula


Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, shape the top, so it is round, and bake.


unbaked low allergen bread in a loaf pan


Cool the bread completely on a rack before slicing.


baked bread in a loaf pan

How to store gluten free bread?

The bread should be in a plastic bag and refrigerated. It will keep up to 5 days when refrigerated.

Can you freeze the low allergen bread?

Yes, this bread freezes beautifully. Wrap the whole bread in foil paper and place it in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months.

Here are some of our nutritious gluten free bread recipes you may enjoy!

Seeded Quick Bread Recipe – Gluten Free

Dutch Oven Caraway Bread – Gluten Free

Healthy Gluten-Free Flax Bread

Gluten-Free Chia Soda Bread

top view of a slice of bread topped with avocado slices

Serving ideas

This low allergen gluten-free bread makes tasty, satisfying, savoury sandwiches. To make delicious sandwiches add your favourite fillings: creamed avocado, tuna or salmon spread, or bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion sandwich…the famous BLT, it’s so good!

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thank you Linda.

Linda Collin

Thank you.. I will try again and let you know how it works.


the recipe has been update Linda

Linda Collin

Thanks, I will wait for the gram measures. I don't see them yet.


Linda, The dough was either too wet or too dry. I have added grams for measuring the flour. Weighing flour is better than measuring it by volume, because when you weigh it, you avoid all the problems associated with its density, or lack thereof.

Linda Collin

Hello, I made this recipe yesterday and it looked great. Unfortunately, the top of the bread separated from the rest, and the bread was still a little wet despite 1hr. 40 minutes in the oven.. do you think it was because I under mixed.. I was trying not to over mix.. The taste is great.. I would like to try again. Thanks, Linda


Yes LM, you can use ( 120 g) blanched almond flour


Is there an alternative to using chickpeas? Some of us have allergies to it. Thanks.


yes you can Marie.


I haven't tried it yet but was wondering if i could use roasted buckwheat flour. Thanks, Marie

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