Gluten-Free Bread Recipe (Vegan, Yeast-Free) - Elavegan (2024)

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This is the best homemade gluten-free vegan bread recipe which is egg-free, dairy-free, yeast-free, and nutritious! This German bread is actually healthy since it contains psyllium husk powder. It’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!

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Homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Bread

I cannot tell you how many times I tried making the perfect gluten-free vegan bread… Actually, I lost count how many times I ended up throwing the towel because it’s damn hard to create good gluten-free bread without eggs.

But since I can be quite stubborn (haha) I actually never gave up and continued with the recipe testing…

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Psyllium Husk Powder

One day, I started experimenting with gluten-free pizza crust that contains psyllium husk powder. The recipe turned out so good, that I got intrigued.

To make a long story short, I made an online search about homemade gluten-free vegan bread + psyllium husk and found a couple of different recipes that were using huge amounts of psyllium husk powder in their bread recipes.

One recipe was from a German blogger, and she inspired me to give psyllium husk a try. I tweaked her recipe and used a different flour blend and the bread turned out amazing!

I was shocked by how great it turned out, especially since the bread is wheat-free (and therefore gluten-free), and egg-free (vegan)! It did rise, even though it doesn’t contain yeast and it actually looked like German bread from a bakery.

Conclusion: Psyllium husk powder is a godsend for gluten-free vegan baked goods. It’s also very healthy, especially for our gut! So please do yourself and favor and buy it or order it online. It’s cheap and absolutely amazing!

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How To Make Gluten-Free Bread?

Check the video in the post to see how I made this amazing bread.

Step 1: Make the psyllium husk gel first. Mix the psyllium husk powder and water in a bowl. Try to be quick, because it gels instantly, within SECONDS. I always use a whisk, it works the best. Set aside and measure the dry bread ingredients in the meantime!

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Step 2: It’s time to measure/weigh all dry ingredients and add them to a big bowl. You can also preheat your oven to 390 °F (ca. 200 °C) now.

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Step 3: Mix it all together: Add the psyllium gel to the big bowl and mix all ingredients with a hand mixer (use the dough hooks). You can also knead the dough with your hands or use a Kitchen Aid. It will take about 5-10 minutes until the dough comes together.

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Step 4: Shape the dough and bake the bread in the oven for about 55-60 minutes. That’s it!

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Add Seeds Of Choice

I love adding pumpkin seeds but you can also use sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or nuts of choice (e.g. hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, almonds, etc).

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The Ingredients

You can find all the ingredients with measurements below in the recipe card! Please also check the recipe notes below where I list different substitutes.

My favorite flour combo is this:

  • Buckwheat flour
  • Rice Flour
  • Chickpea Flour
  • Tapioca Flour

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Recipe Notes & Substitutes

  • Some readers replaced the buckwheat flour with oat flour or sorghum flour (or a combo) and the bread still turned out amazing.
  • Rice flour works great in this bread recipe, but feel free to experiment with lentil flour, teff flour, sorghum flour, or quinoa flour.
  • You can use arrowroot flour instead of tapioca flour/starch. Cornstarch or potato starch will most likely work as well.
  • Chickpea flour is the same as garbanzo bean flour. It adds plant-based protein and I love adding it to bread. Some readers had success using oat flour instead.
  • Psyllium husk powder is the most important ingredient in this recipe and cannot be subbed by any other ingredient. Make sure to use psyllium husk POWDER. If you have psyllium husk (not the powder), you can blend it in a blender or electric spice/coffee grinder until it’s a fine powder.

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Can I Freeze Gluten-Free Bread?

You can definitely freeze this gluten-free bread! Slice it and wrap all individual slices in wax paper or parchment paper. Put in zip lock bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature and then toast the bread once you want to serve it.

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Other Gluten-Free Bread Recipes

You can serve the bread with stews, soups and all kinds of comfort meals. Make sure to also check out my other vegan and gluten-free bread recipes:

  • Gluten-Free Baguette
  • Gluten-Free Pita
  • Gluten Free Naan
  • Gluten Free Buns
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Moist Vegan Cornbread
  • Marbled Banana Bread

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Should you give this gluten-free German bread recipe a try, please leave a comment and rating below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan because I love to see your remakes! 🙂

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Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

Author: Michaela Vais

This is the best homemade gluten-free vegan bread recipe which is egg-free, dairy-free, yeast-free, and nutritious! This German bread is actually healthy since it contains psyllium husk powder. It's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!

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Prep Time 30 minutes mins

Cook Time 55 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 25 minutes mins

Course Bread

Cuisine German

Servings 12

Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

Psyllium mixture:

Instructions

  • I recommend using the metric measurements for this recipe (grams/ml). In a bowl, combine the water with the psyllium husk powder and whisk well. It will gel instantly and become thick. Set aside for 20-30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, measure/weigh all the dry ingredients and add them to a large bowl. Preheat the oven to 390 °F (200 °C).

  • Add the psyllium gel to the bowl and knead the ingredients with ahand/ stand mixer(use a dough hook). You can also knead the dough with your hands. It will take about 5-10 minutes for the dough to come together.

  • If the dough appears too wet, sprinkle it with 1-2 Tbsp tapioca flour. If it feels too dry, add a little water.

  • Shape the dough into a round or rectangular loaf and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I sprinkled the paper with a bit of tapioca flour).

  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. Let the bread cool completely, then slice and enjoy. The bread freezes well, for up to 3 months!

Notes

Video Of The Recipe

  • Psyllium husk powder is the most important ingredient in this recipe and cannot be substituted by any other ingredient. Make sure to use psyllium husk POWDER. If you have whole psyllium husk (not the powder), you can blend it in a blender or electric spice/coffee grinder until it's a fine powder.
  • A few people mentioned a weird smell in the bread (I didn't, and most other people didn't either), however, I received a few helpful comments.

"Talianah" commented that she used 2 tbsp less water but added 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and the bread came out wonderful and smelled fine.

"Elke" commented on my German site that she added the psyllium husk powder directly to the flour mixture and the bread also turned out fantastic and smelled nice.

  • You can use whole-grain buckwheat flour or regular, both are fine. Some people replaced the buckwheat flour with oat flour or sorghum flour (or a combo) and the bread still turned out amazing.
  • Rice flour works great in this bread recipe, but feel free to experiment with lentil flour, teff flour, sorghum flour, or quinoa flour.
  • You can use arrowroot flour instead of tapioca flour/starch. Cornstarch or potato starch will most likely work as well.
  • Chickpea flour is the same as garbanzo bean flour. It adds plant-based protein and I love adding it to bread. Some readers had success using oat flour instead.
  • Please don't compare this bread with wheat bread which contains gluten and yeast or a gluten-free bread which was made with eggs and yeast. It's hard to make a gluten-free, yeast-free, vegan bread, but this is the best recipe I have tried so far, and it turns out amazing every time! Depending on the flour mixture, the bread might end up more fluffy or dense.
  • Pumpkin seeds: You can use sunflower seeds instead, however, they will turn green due to a chemical reaction with the baking soda/powder. This is perfectly fine and shouldn't concern you.

Nutrition Facts

Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

Amount per Serving

Calories

110

% Daily Value*

Fat

0.9

g

1

%

Carbohydrates

18.4

g

6

%

Fiber

3.9

g

16

%

Sugar

1.1

g

1

%

Protein

3.4

g

7

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically

Equipment

Hand mixer*

Kitchen scale*

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