Hot and buttery gluten free breadsticks have that wonderful traditional yeast flavor you get excited to bite into! A hot buttery breadstick filled with garlic, parmesan or cinnamon and sugar is under an hour away!
Gluten Free Breadstick Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Purchase Ready Made Gluten Free Breadsticks From the Store?
I haven't been able to find gluten free breadsticks (pre made, rise and serve or bake and serve varieties) anywhere. If you have, please comment with your store and location! I can usually find breadsticks at my local gluten free bakery and will buy some and freeze them for later. In a pinch if I'm craving breadsticks, I'll resort to my college style garlic bread.
I Don't Have Food Allergies, But I Like This Recipe. Can I Make These With Regular Flour?
We suggest using our classic under an hour bread recipe if you will be using all purpose flour or bread flour.
Can I Freeze Gluten Free Breadstick Dough?
Tempting, but we don't suggest it. Depending on the flour you use, you may be able to roll out the dough, but you may have to pipe the dough too. We suggest baking and then freezing the breadsticks over freezing the breadstick dough.
What Recipes Can I Use Gluten Free Breadstick Dough With?
Can You Use Your Breadstick Dough With Other Bread Recipes?
Absolutely! Here are a few that you can try. Just make a batch of the gluten free breadstick dough and then follow the directions for this recipe:
Under an Hour Gluten Free Breadsticks
- ⅔ cup water or dairy free milk (we used almond milk)
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 2 tbsp sugar*
- 2 cups gluten free flour (we used Bob's Red Mill 1:1. Cup 4 Cup also works well. )
- 2 tsp xanthan gum**
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 egg (can substitute egg replacer if needed)
- ⅓ cup olive oil or melted butter (can substitute non dairy butter too)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with Silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe measuring cup, heat the water in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in the yeast and sugar. Allow mixture to sit and proof for approximately five minutes.
- In the bowl of a mixer, add the remaining ingredients on low speed. Slowly add in the water and yeast mixture. Continue to stir on low speed for a couple of minutes until smooth.
- ***Depending on the gluten free flour you are using you may be able to roll out the dough or if it is a wetter dough, you may need to pipe the dough. The instructions here give you directions for both ways.
- For Piping: Place dough into a quart sized Ziploc bag, then seal. Cut a one inch slit in the bottom corner of the bag. Pipe dough into 8 inch long tubes onto the baking sheet, leaving space between.
- For Rolling: Divide dough into 6-8 even pieces. Roll into 8 inch long pieces and place on baking sheet leaving space between each.
- Set the pan in a warm place and allow breadsticks to rise for approximately 15 minutes.
- As the breadsticks are rising, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once breadsticks have risen, brush with topping prior to placing in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
- Once tops of breadsticks are slightly browned and breadsticks have baked, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving
For Garlic Breadsticks:
-Brush breadsticks with melted butter or oil prior to baking. Sprinkle evenly with garlic powder. Once you remove breadsticks from oven brush again with a little bit of oil or butter, sprinkle with a little bit of additional garlic powder if desired and coarse salt.
Cinnamon Sugar Breadsticks
Melt ¼ cup of butter (non dairy or dairy). In another bowl stir together ¼ cup sugar and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon. Brush breadsticks with butter, top generously with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake, brush with additional butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture if desired after baking if desired.
Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks
Melt ¼ cup butter. Stir together ½ cup finely grated parmesan and 1-2 teaspoon garlic powder in a separate bowl. Roll breadsticks in butter (or brush on butter if breadsticks have been piped onto the baking sheet). Then roll or generously sprinkle with the parmesan and garlic powder mixture.
* You will want to use white sugar. I don't have a lot of good luck with using cane, coconut or other sugars with yeast.
**Even if your gluten free flour contains xantham gum, you will want to use xanthum gum in this recipe.
Recipe Inspired by Zest For Baking