Delicious crunchy gluten-free breadsticks. They’re also known as grisini and makes a great appetizer for a dinner with friends. This recipe is gluten free and very easy to make. Also it’s a really good appetizer for a christmass dinner.

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Baking gluten-free bread at home isn’t as difficult as it seems, but you need a good recipe to do it right.

If you’re just starting out baking gluten free bread, you’ll want to start with a simple recipe like this one. These gluten-free breadsticks are super easy to make and look great.

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this glutenfree bread sticks, just flour, spices, water, and the perfect gluten substitute: psyllium husk powder.

For any gluten-free recipe (specially bread) you need to add a gluten substitute. Commercial gluten-free flours blends or GF flour mixes usually contain a gluten substitute. They usually use xanthan gum, guar gum, psyllium husks, etc.

If you want to know more about gluten substitutes you can take a look at my post: Types of gluten substitutes for gluten-free baking

TIPS for crunchy gluten-free breadsticks

Here are some tips to make these grisini or gluten-free breadsticks


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  1. Mixing different gluten free flours
    To give the sticks a good texture, mix different gluten free flours with starches. You can combine rice flour with cornstarch. If you don’t have corn or potato starch, you can use any bread flour blend like Schar or Airos gluten-free bread flour blend.
  2. Don’t forget a gluten substitute
    To get an elastic dough that is easy to work with, it’s important to add an ingredient that acts as a binder and provides elasticity. For this, it’s important to add a little psyllium husk to the dough.
  3. Seeds and dried herbs
    To make the breadsticks crunchy and flavorful, add seeds and dried herbs to the dough. I added dried thyme, flax seeds, and sesame seeds, but you can use anything you have at home.

Check out how easy it’s to prepare these crunchy gluten-free breadsticks. They’re perfect for an appetizer with friends!

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How to prepare these crunchy gluten-free breadsticks

All the ingredients to bake gluten-free breadsticks

If you want to make these breadsticks with gluten, you can use wheat flour and don’t have to add psyllium husks.


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Step by step to make crunchy gluten-free breadsticks

To make these gluten-free breadsticks, first put the water, sugar and dry yeast in a bowl. Stir it, cover it, and let it sit for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.

In another bowl, mix the gluten-free flour, ground flax, psyllium husks and salt.

When you see that the bowl is full of bubbles and the yeast is active, add the oil and dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well and knead out of the bowl into a ball. Coat the ball with oil and cover it with a cloth.

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Let it rest for 1-2 hours until the dough has increased in volume.

In a bowl, mix a tablespoon of thyme with a tablespoon of sesame and flax seeds. Add the seeds to the dough. Knead the dough well until all the seeds are incorporated into the bread.

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Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and continue kneading.

Divide the dough into about 12 small pieces. Shape each piece into a stick shape. You can make the breadsticks long or small, but they should all be about the same size so they all bake at the same time.

Place the grissini on a baking sheet. Bake them for about 15 minutes at 180ºC (time may vary depending on your oven).

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When the sticks are golden brown, remove them from the oven and brush a little butter on each one.

Serve the gluten-free grisini with some dipping sauce and that’s it!

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FAQ

Can the dough be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze it, but I recommend freezing the dough raw and in the form of sticks. Don’t freeze the dough in ball form because it’ll take longer to thaw. It’s better to freeze the dough already in stick form.

What is psyllium husk?

It’s a type of fiber that absorbs many times the volume of water in the dough. It makes the dough cohesive, it doesn’t break, and it’s easier to knead and work with. Psyllium is used as a gluten substitute in gluten-free baked goods.

For more information on gluten substitutes, see my post – click here.

Can psyllium husks be substituted for another ingredient?

Yes, you can substitute and add xanthan gum.

Can I use a homemade gluten-free flour blend?

Yes, you can make your own GF floyr blend, but I recommend adding cornstarch and rice flour to get a good crumb.

If you want to make this recipe with gluten, you can use regular wheat flour and don’t need to add the psyllium husks.

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Look how easy it is to prepare these gluten-free breadsticks or grissini. They are ideal for a holiday dinner or appetizer with friends!

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Gluten free Breadsticks

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Easy and delicious gluten free bread sticks recipe

Ingredients

  • 220 gr gluten-free flour for bread (I used the gluten-free bread mix from mercadona)
  • 30gr ground flax (if you don't have it you can substitute it with any starch or a different gluten-free flour)
  • 180-200ml water
  • 1 sachet of dry yeast for bread
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk

Instructions

    1. To make these gluten-free grosini or breadsticks, first put the water, sugar and dry yeast in a bowl. Stir them together, cover and let them sit for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
    2. In another bowl, mix the gluten-free flour, ground flax, psyllium husks and salt.
    3. When you see that the bowl is full of bubbles and the yeast is active, add the oil and dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well and knead out of the bowl into a ball. Coat the ball with oil and cover it with a cloth.
    4. Let it rest for 1-2 hours until the dough has increased in volume.
    5. In a bowl, mix a tablespoon of thyme with a tablespoon of sesame and flax seeds. Add the seeds to the dough.
    6. Knead the dough well until all the seeds are incorporated into the bread.
    7. Place the dough on a floured work surface and continue kneading.
    8. Divide the dough into about 12 small pieces. Shape each piece into a stick shape. You can make the grissini long or small, but they should all be about the same size so they all bake at the same time.
    9. Place the grissini on a baking sheet.
    10. Bake them for about 15 minutes at 180ºC (time may vary depending on the oven).
    11. When the breadsticks are golden brown, take them out of the oven and brush them with a little butter.
    12. Serve the grissini with some dipping sauce and you're done!

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