Crusty Bread: Gluten & Yeast Free

Crusty Bread: Gluten & Yeast Free

The smell of fresh bread brings back so many thoughts, so many memories and so many aromas! I remember walking to the shops to get freshly baked French sticks and tearing off chunks on the way home; home baked bread straight from the oven slathered in melted butter; the kitchen full of warm doughy smells mingled with cinnamon sugar; shopping in Harrods in the 1990’s to see how many different flavoured breads we could try; kneading and shaping dough into plaits, knots, rolls, twists and anything else we could think of; so many things you can do with a delicious loaf!


Free-from loaf waiting for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, now we are here!ย I still love bread, baking and the delicious aroma’s these create. Nowadays bread is something which I don’t consume very often and when I do it’s usually a delicious homemade loaf like this! No gluten, no yeast , no soy and no dairy. Crisp shell, soft crumb, fluffy and light, this is one loaf which everyone can eat! Yumyum!

Sharing this with Deborah over at the Plant Based Potluck Party ๐Ÿ™‚ and with ย Mary Ellen & Kimmyย at Healthy Vegan Fridaysย Come and join in the fun and see what everyone else is bringing this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Crusty Bread: Gluten & Yeast Free

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 55g linseeds (flaxseeds) ground
  • 600ml unsweetened carton coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 270g brown rice flour
  • 130g gram (chickpea /garbanzo) flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I used pink Himalayan)


  1. Mix the linseeds with approximately half of the milk, stir and set aside.
  2. Stir the apple cider vinegar into the remaining milk and leave to curdle.
  3. Combine the rice flour, gram flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together – using a balloon whisk is great for this.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry mix and pour in the two milks. Ensure everything is fully mixed. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the dough into a prepared tin (I used a shallow glass bowl lightly greased with coconut oil).
  6. Bake at Gas Mark 4 (350f / 180c) for 50-60 minutes. The bread will rise andย turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Turn out and leave to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Slice, spread and eat! Great for chia jam!
  • Heat a wedge in the oven and serve with soup.
  • Try toasting and adding nut butter.
  • Serve with baked beans (homemade ones)!
  • Make garlic butter, spread over slices and bake.


  • Loretta 11th January 2017 at 13:24

    Nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread. Gluten & yeast free sounds extra special!

    • Life Diet Health 12th January 2017 at 12:12

      Yessss… delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Loretta ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re well x

  • Christina Nifong 12th January 2017 at 14:47

    This looks delicious! Love your blog and looking forward to following along. I wanted to reach out and invite you to take a look at my new blog: If you like what you see, please sign up for my weekly email newsletter in the sign up box you’ll find here: Thanks for taking a look!

    • Life Diet Health 12th January 2017 at 16:27

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a quick look at your blog- what a lot of published writing you’ve accomplished! Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be back again soon!

  • Karen 15th January 2017 at 10:10

    Looks delicious

    • Life Diet Health 15th January 2017 at 14:01

      Thanks Karen ๐Ÿ™‚ and welcome to Life Diet Health. Do you follow a GF diet?

  • Zoe 15th January 2017 at 21:26

    This looks awesome – decent GF bread can be so hard to find, I’ll have to give this one a go ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Life Diet Health 15th January 2017 at 23:22

      Hello Zoe ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Indeed it can! I made delicious toasted sandwiches with this and used it for my (vege) burgers. It stores well too. Let me know how you get on if you have time to make it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janse Van Rensburg Natassja 19th January 2017 at 09:24

    Suffering from gluten intolerance is quite a difficulty at times. So thank you for helping with your delicious recipes.

    • Life Diet Health 19th January 2017 at 10:21

      Hello Natassja ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you and welcome to Life Diet Health. Do you have a favourite bread recipe? and have you seen my pitta pockets recipe – they’re really good too!

  • Kimmythevegan 19th January 2017 at 17:08

    My parents never made bread growing up, so I don’t really have fond memories. But I do LOVE the smell of fresh, baked bread. I was ready to scroll on down and assume it was a recipe I couldn’t enjoy. Low and behold it’s gluten-free!!! Yay! AND I have every single one of the ingredients. This makes me beyond happy. I cannot wait to try your delicious bread recipe!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing (and bookmarking to make soon!). Have a great week =)

    • Life Diet Health 19th January 2017 at 19:05

      Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Kimmy. All my recipes are gluten free as well as vegan and refined sugar free! ๐Ÿ˜€ Health comes first! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the weekend… maybe make some bread! ๐Ÿ˜› x

  • Sophie33 29th January 2017 at 21:42

    A fantastic loaf of gluten-free healthy bread! That is why, I made it! MMMMM! xxx

    • Life Diet Health 30th January 2017 at 12:50

      Thanks Sophie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Toast? Sandwiches? with soup? How did you eat this bread?

  • 13hales 21st February 2017 at 05:25

    This looks delicious! Do you know what the moisture substitute would be for adding moisture to gluten-free baking, like butter milk is in normal flour baking? I’m also needing it to be dairy free, lol. I’m generally wondering if you know. I realise your recipe is meant to be crusty โ˜บ

    • Life Diet Health 22nd February 2017 at 21:36

      Hello Christina, thank you and welcome to Life Diet Health. I’m not sure of your question entirely? You can make a dairy free buttermilk using plant milk and apple cider vinegar? It depends on the other ingredients but there are lots of things you could add for moisture such as apple sauce, mashed bananas, chia or flax eggs? Is that a bit helpful? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 13hales 2nd March 2017 at 06:23

        Yes, thank you ?


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