Red logo with text "Extraordinary Bread: Weeknights"Yes, you can fit bread baking into your routine! We're showing you how extraordinary bread is achievable on just about any weeknight — especially with the help of an overnight rise in the fridge or filling ingredients prepped ahead of time. This is Extraordinary Bread: Weeknights

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No matter how busy your schedule or stressful your weekday gets, you deserve fresh-baked, flavorful bread. And if you're baking gluten-free, good news! We've compiled our favorite gluten-free bread recipes (because great bread doesn’t always include gluten) with tips on how to match the flavors in our Extraordinary Bread: Weeknights collection. 

Since most yeasted bread recipes can't be easily made gluten-free with a simple flour swap, we’ve come up with a number of creative workarounds inspired by our Extraordinary Bread recipes to still give your bread baking a remarkable feel, even on boring but busy weeknights.  

Gluten Free Focaccia Pane Bianco Alyssa Rimmer
Cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil are studded throughout this gluten-free favorite. 

For a flavor-forward bread like Pane Bianco … bake our Gluten-Free Focaccia  

Think of focaccia as a blank canvas, ready to take on any flavor combination you wish. The soft, dimpled dough takes particularly well to the same delicious fillings you’d find nestled in our Pane Bianco: shredded cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. With its golden-brown crust and flavor-packed add-ins, it’s sure to be a crowd favorite — and takes just over two hours from start to finish.  

For a sweet treat like the Filled Wool Roll … bake our Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls  and add a creamy fruit spread

Take the breadbasket staple up a notch and give it a sweet spin! Make the sweetened cream cheese spread from our Filled Wool Roll using gluten-free versions of these staple ingredients.  After the pillowy rolls have cooled, slice each one in half. Add a schmear of the bright, zesty filling that combines freeze-dried raspberries, lemon zest, and cream cheese. Add the top half and enjoy as dessert or an anytime snack. 

For a savory showstopper like Tahini-Scallion Rolls … bake a variation of our Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls  

Use our favorite gluten-free cinnamon roll dough and swap out the cinnamon-sugar filling with a different spin, inspired by our Tahini-Scallion Rolls. The combination of nutty tahini and sharp scallions is balanced by a drizzle of honey. They’re fit for any occasion, whether a savory brunch centerpiece or showstopping side dish at the dinner table.  

Gluten-Free Cheesy Soda Bread Liz Neily
The perfect, cheesy sidekick to liven up your weeknight dinner routine. 

For a cheesy, comforting bread like Gruyère-Stuffed Crusty Loaves … bake Gluten-Free Cheesy Soda Bread

Don’t let this simple-looking bread fool you. The best part of this quick bread is that it comes together in under an hour (no proofing needed!) — making it an easy fit into any weeknight schedule. The second-best thing is its rich, robust flavor thanks to a hunk of grated cheddar and plenty of buttermilk — think of it as a cheesy, gluten-free cousin to our Gruyère-Stuffed Crusty Loaves

For a hearty, stuffed bread like the Stuffed Breakfast Braid … bake our Gluten-Free Filled Bread

What starts with a convenient box mix turns into a masterpiece layered with the fillings from our Stuffed Breakfast Braid — think sausage, cheese, spinach, onions, and hardboiled eggs. Prepared in a loaf pan, the layers alternate bread and filling for a beautiful, striated effect once sliced. 

gluten free pizza crust John Sherman
Pepperoni is only the beginning. Sliced winter squash, pickled red onions, and herb vinaigrette await! 

For an inspiring dinner like Artisan No-Knead Pizza Crust … bake our  Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Take your pizza game up a notch with toppings that go well beyond pepperoni or chopped basil. Baking Ambassador Martin Philip came up with a trio of contrasting flavors and textures for our Artisan No-Knead Pizza Crust, but they could be applied to any pizza with tomato sauce and cheese for an instant upgrade: thinly sliced winter squash, punchy pickled red onions, and a final drizzle of herb vinaigrette to bloom on the hot surface of the pizza. (For full details on how to make Martin’s special pizzas, the Veg Vinaigrette or the Smoky-Sweet, check out the baker’s tip at the bottom of the Artisan No-Knead Pizza recipe page.)

For more gluten-free bread-baking tips, check out our blog posts that cover how to use xanthan gum, making tangzhong with gluten-free flour, and an overview of gluten-free yeast baking.  

Cover photo (Gluten-Free Cheesy Soda Bread) by Liz Neily. 

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