Soft and fluffy on the inside with a slightly chewy exterior, these gluten-free and vegan breadsticks from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free are packed with the flavor and aroma of garlic and herb.
Gluten-free no longer means bread-free.
Want to talk about hard? Try being Italian and celiac! I mean, I've rarely met a bread I didn't like. Add soft + slightly chewy and delightfully garlicy hot breadsticks with a bowl of hearty soup or alongside a plate of pasta - sublime. These breadsticks are the quickest gluten free breadsticks EVER and are easily ready to serve with a weeknight dinner. Tear them apart and savor the herb flavor, dip them in a little olive oil, smother them in parmesan, or dip them in Lidia's Vegetarian Mushroom Ragu. Vegan's too can now enjoy a good breadstick - egg and dairy free!
Gluten-free breadstick basics.
Breadsticks, also known as grissini/grissino or dipping sticks. They are generally attributed to the Piedmont region of Italy, originally thin, crisp sticks of dry baked bread. The soft-baked breadstick version we've come to love, and which you will find in this recipe, were popularized in North America. It’s pretty much impossible to just go to the store and buy gluten, egg, and dairy free breadsticks, let alone ones that are flavorful and freshly baked. This one bowl recipe for gluten-free vegan garlic & herb breadsticks can be done in 30 minutes or less (my favorite kind) -no kneading, no rising. Simply whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl, add liquids and mix until combined. Pipe the dough into lengths onto a baking sheet, and bake. The hardest part will be the seemingly endless minutes as the smell of baking bread fills the house.
The secret to these gluten-free breadsticks.
Gluten-free breadsticks start with Sarah’s gluten free flour blend, grain free baking powder, salt and herbs. Vegan replacement for eggs help these breadsticks rise. You can use maple syrup (or honey depending on whether or how strictly vegan you are) and plain sparkling water. These interact with the baking powder to give these breadsticks a nice rise. The result is a soft, yet slightly chewy texture. See full ingredient list here:
Gluten-free breadstick ingredient list:
- Sarah’s gluten free flour blend
- grain free baking powder
- garlic powder
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- sea salt
- plain sparkling water
- pure maple syrup or honey
- olive oil
Serve your gluten-free breadsticks with these savory gluten-free Italian dishes:
This ideal dish consists of tender pasta sheets, a cheese filling, and a hearty and meaty tomato sauce. I'm sharing mom's multi-generational recipe, so we can all enjoy it. Don't want to buy gluten-free pasta sheets? See my recipe for Gluten-Free Lasagna Sheets or Cut Pasta.
This killer recipe is a hearty, savory, robust Italian comfort dish and completely vegetarian! To achieve the richest and earthy mushroom taste, Lidia Bastianich uses fragrant aromatics like onions and fresh thyme in a porcini-infused stock. Here's our version of her Ragu di Funghi Misti - or Mushroom Ragu!
You'll definitely want to try this delectable minestrone recipe with gluten-free Parmesan Dumplings. Although GF dumplings may sound difficult, they are actually quite simple. It hurts my hungry little heart that Julia at No Face Plate, who gave me this wonderful recipe, is no longer blogging because her food is delicious. But you can always find my version of her dumplings here!
This is my mother's Traditional Meat Sauce Recipe which she learned to make from her grandmother. I'm happy to share it, but even happier to document it so my cousins and I can use it every time we make sauce. You can use this sauce to top pasta or polenta, as the meat layer in lasagna. Why not use it as a dip for your Gluten-Free Vegan Garlic Herb Breadsticks? It's delicious, versatile, and it freezes well.
Gluten Free Vegan Garlic Herb Breadsticks
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Prepare large baking sheet by lining with parchment paper. In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour blend, baking powder, garlic powder, herbs and salt. Pour in sparkling water, honey, and olive oil. Mix until just combined.
- Scoop dough into large piping bag or ziploc bag, fitted with large round tip. Pipe breadsticks onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Store leftover breadsticks in air-tight container. To reheat, place in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Since fall is soup time, why not pair gluten-free breadsticks with these four warm and hearty classics?
Now that you see how easy these garlic breadsticks are to make, try them with a bowl of hearty winter soup. In fact, try them all fall and winter long with my favorite soup recipes.
You can dish up this soup with gluten-free breadsticks, a grilled cheese, or eat it solo. Why not serve it as a first course at a party and knock everyone out! This soup is so creamy and full of flavor (without any cream) that people often ask me for the recipe or for another serving. This Homemade Tomato Soup freezes really well, so be sure to make a batch or three to pop in the freezer.
This hearty, rib sticking soup is courtesy of A Girl Defloured and is filling enough to serve for dinner. Alison says that fancy cheese is exactly what elevates this humble potato soup is truffle cheddar, taking it from basic to bomb! The perfect combination of sharp and earthy, and full mouth-watering ingredients: onions and garlic sautéed in rendered bacon fat, good quality chicken stock or bone broth, minced fresh rosemary, and a touch of sour cream. Why not make your own homemade chicken stock?
This traditional but easy French Onion Soup is full of rich flavor from caramelized onions, wine and broth. It's the method that is really the secret here. The onions are cooked in the oven, bringing out the most flavor possible while minimizing stirring and the possibility of burnt onions. French Onion Soup that's actually easy? That's extra-delicious, as far as I'm concerned!