Gluten Free Bread Recipe for Bread Machines (without Xanthan Gum)

Over the past few months, I have received several requests for xanthan gum-free gluten-free bread recipes.

Without xanthan gum, the gluten-free dough tends to be more like a batter than a dough, which makes it particularly difficult to handle in making standard yeast bread without xanthan gum.

Below we outline some basic Xanthan gum-free approaches, common Xanthan gum alternatives, and then we dig into some of our favorite Gluten-Free bread recipes without Xanthan gum.

5 basic approaches to xanthan gum-free gluten-free bread recipes

1)  A xanthan gum-free yeast bread recipe

Wild Yeast Blog uses a xanthan gum substitute with guar gum, steam to gelatinize the starch in the dough, and an extra rise for a higher loaf.

2)  A xanthan gum-free quick bread

GF Kitchen Adventures uses rolled oats for the starch.

3)  A xanthan gum-free flatbread/cracker recipe

The Gluten-Free Homemaker made with rice flour, tapioca starch/flour, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum substitute.

4)  A xanthan gum-free soft sandwich bread recipe

Gluten-Free Baking uses eggs, milk powder, cream of tartar, yeast, baking soda/powder for leavening, xanthan gum substitute xanthan gum powder, psyllium husk powder, and steam.

5)  A xanthan gum-free quick bread

Zest for Baking has milk, eggs, substitute xanthan gum powder, baking soda/powder for leavening, vinegar, tapioca starch/flour, potato starch.

Common alternatives to xanthan gum in gluten-free yeast bread recipes

1) Guar gum is an acceptable xanthan gum substitute because it is roughly 8 times as thick as xanthan gum.

2) Gelatin can be used in yeast bread to improve volume and texture but can give it gummy feel.

3) Agar is a good alternative to xanthan. Use a little over a tsp of agar powder to replace xanthan gum. This may increase your bread’s crumbliness, so you might want to use an egg replacer for some of the liquid ingredients in your recipe.

There are a number of wonderful gluten-free bread machine recipes available to try at home. If you’re considering quitting gluten and experimenting with gluten-free bread, this is the place to be.

1. Italian herb bread

This recipe is easy and good for people who can’t eat gluten or dairy.

This link has more information and instructions for this recipe.

Recipe notes

  • Measure the ingredients accurately
  • Some ingredients need to be at room temperature or they need to be hot
  • Mix the liquids first
  • Wait for the bread to cool before slicing it

Wet ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil

The dry ingredients

  • White bean flour
  • White rice flour
  • Potato starch
  • White sugar
  • Salt
  • Dried mixed Italian herbs
  • Active dry yeast
  • Chia seeds
  • Tapioca flour

2. Chia Grain-Free Bread

This bread is gluten-free and low carb. Chia is perfect for this recipe because it makes the bread have a good texture.

The bread has a soft texture but is firm and cuts cleanly for sandwiches. It also adds a mild flavor to the bread.

The bread is nutritious. After a while, it becomes far more comfortable and quicker to make.

Wet ingredients

  • Warm water
  • Olive oil
  • Organic apple cider vinegar
  • Organic eggs

Just mix them together and put them in the bottom layer of the bread machine.

Dry ingredients

  • Ground chia seeds
  • Coconut flour
  • Salt
  • Cane sugar
  • Ground psyllium husks
  • Potato starch
  • Bean flour or millet flour
  • Almond meal flour
  • Dried milk.

Remove any large chunks, put them in a blender, and blend until smooth. Combine the blended material with the other half of the bread machine’s flour mixture.

The ingredients for the top layer of the bread machine that is needed is SAF instant yeast

Recipe notes

  • Only use fresh yeast.
  • The dough should be thick and sticky.

Click here for more details

3. Perfect Gluten-Free Bread

The bread is delicious and has a springy texture. It is soft and chewy with a firm crust.

It is simple and easy to make.

You’ll need:

  • Best Rated Bread machine
  • Cooling rack
  • Oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of honey and sugar
  • Three eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups of water
  • 3 ¼ cups of gluten-free baking flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon of salt

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Put the ingredient on the list in a loaf pan.
  • Put the pan in the machine and press the gluten-free button. Then press start to begin kneading.
  • After you knead the dough, it will rise. Then it bakes.
  • Remove the paddle and lay it on a cooling rack. Then pull out the bread from under it.
  • You can now have fun with it and save the leftovers.

4. Gluten Free Beer Bread

This beer bread is simple to prepare and delicious. It replaces conventional sandwich bread with gluten-free beer for a unique spin on the classic sandwich.

Dry ingredients:

  • gfJules whole grain bread mix or 3 cups of gfJules all-purpose flour
  • Dry milk powder or non-dairy milk powder.
  • Sea salt
  • Granulated cane sugar

Other ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Eggs
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey (optional)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Milk (dairy or soy or coconut)
  • Rapid rise or bread machine yeast
  • Gluten-free beer or sparkling water at room temperature

Recipe notes

  • All the ingredients need to be at room temperature.
  • Add liquid ingredients to the pan then dry ingredients and yeast.
  • Use the gluten-free setting

For instructions and more information on making this recipe, read this article by Jules Shepard.

5. Gluten-free vegan bread

This gluten-free recipe is easy to make. It doesn’t have dairy, eggs, nuts or soy.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • You will need 400ml of tepid bottled water.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil + extra
  • 450g gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of Allinson Easy bake yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of psyllium husk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • Filtered water


  • Put all of the ingredients in the pan in the order listed.
  • Choose the Gluten-Free option or the Quick Bread program on the machine.
  • Pour a little oil into the pan before the bread rising cycle starts. You may also add seeds to this mix.
  • Remove the pan once it’s cooked and set it on a cooling rack to cool.

This recipe is by Free From Fairy and can be found on this link.

6. Whole grain gluten-free

The bread is delicious and you will love it. If you want to make buns, use the dough setting and place the dough on the baking sheets. Use wet fingers to smooth the loaf or muffins.


  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • ½ cup of millet flour
  • ½ cup of tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup of sweet rice flour
  • ¼ cup of teff flour
  • ¼ cup of ground flax
  • 2 tablespoons of psyllium husk
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of guar gum
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups of warm water
  • 3 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 2 ¾ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons of white sugar


  • Mix all of the flours, psyllium husk, ground flax, cornstarch, and guar gum in a mixing dish.
  • Place the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and the cornstarch mixtures as indicated on the list. Stir them with a wooden spoon to combine yeast with the other components.
  • Select the fast bake cycle for 2 hours on the machine. Then, to cook for 50 minutes, select the dark crust option.

This wonderful and easy to make bread is courtesy of Caroline Booy., and you can find it on allrecipes.

7. Gluten-free bread machine recipe

Celiac in the City is the creator of this bread recipe. It’s best to eat it while still warm and fresh. It’s a wonderful addition to your family’s supper. Click here for the full recipe.


  • Gluten-free flour mix
  • Active dry yeast
  • Kosher salt
  • Warm water
  • Eggs at room temperature
  • Olive oil or any other of choice

You can also include brown rice, sorghum and tapioca starch


  • In a mixing dish, combine the dry ingredients (but don’t include the yeast).
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the egg mixture (flaxseed and boiling water), oil, honey, and water. To this add the flax mixture (ground flaxseed and boiling water).
  • Stir to combine the wet ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients on top of wet ingredients.
  • On the machine, select the gluten-free option.
  • Remove the bread when the cycle is finished.
  • Allow the cake to cool fully, then cut and serve.

Bottom Line

With these fantastic gluten-free dishes, you’ve got nothing to lose by giving them a shot.

You may have to try it a few times before getting it right, but the effort is worth it.

Also, your bread machine will be doing a lot of the work baking bread that is cheaper than in a store, it’s worth it in the long run.

We hope you enjoyed this article and that you visited some of those websites with Gluten-Free recipes!