Gluten-Free Seeded Honey Bread

This gluten-free bread is full of earthy flours and healthy seeds. Hearty yet surprisingly light, it makes delicious toast for breakfast or croutons for soups and salads.

Gluten-Free Seeded Honey Bread

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Serves: One 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch loaf


  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds + 3 Tbsp. boiling water
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup brown rice flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut flour or almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. honey



In the small bowl combine chia seeds and boiling water. Set aside.


In another bowl, combine warm water, sugar and sprinkle with the yeast. Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes, then stir to combine.


In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the flours, potato starch, salt, and seeds. Slowly add the yeast mixture, eggs, chia seeds mixture and honey. Increase the speed to medium-low and knead for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the dough to a loaf pan. Dust the top with a bit of brown rice flour and seeds. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled in size, about 1 hour.


Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Bake the bread for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350°F (180°C) and bake until the loaf is golden brown, 30 minutes more.


Let cool completely on wire racks before slicing and serving.


Inspired by Small Plates recipe.

Gluten-Free Seeded Honey Bread

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  • Reply
    April 1, 2013 at 12:19 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! I am going to make one tomorrow, adding all the seeds I have. This bread would make perfect crostini 🙂

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    April 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Thank you Marina. I am cooking with quinoa flour lately and I love it! Amazing earthy taste. And bread smell so good!!!

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    April 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

    A delicious looking bread! I bet it is quite addictive.



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    April 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    What a beautiful looking bread Yelena. Love the knife you have used as a prop.You are so right about "Beautiful Food-Cooking Melangery"

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    Eric Pepple
    April 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    What a stunning loaf of bread, can't wait to try!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    June 5, 2013 at 3:58 am

    I'm making this soon! Thanks for the recipe:)

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    October 18, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I just finished cooling my loaf. It's so delicious! Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe!

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    September 28, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I am new to working with yeast is there a certain tempature
    for warm water. thank you. pat.

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