If you’re a fan of gluten-free pizza bread sticks you’re going to love these Gluten-Free Cheesy Breadsticks. The crust is crunchy on the bottom and chewy in the middle making them the perfect gluten-free bread sticks.
Ever since I turned my favorite gluten-free pizza recipe into gluten-free cheesy breadsticks my girls can’t stop talking about how good they are. Like most people, we love pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? You can make gluten-free pizza so many ways and you can put whatever topping you want on them. It’s such a simple and versatile meal option.
Little did we know that we loved gluten-free cheesy bread sticks just as much as we loved gluten-free pizza. We’ve tried gluten-free pizza bread sticks at restaurants before but usually the crust is super thin. We like a thicker crust with a crunchy bottom and chewy center. One that doesn’t flop completely over when you pick it up.
There aren’t any complicated steps to this recipe and you don’t have to buy and fancy ingredients unless you think bakers yeast is fancy and even then they sell them in individual pouches. For this recipe I use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten free flour blend (affiliate link). You can use similar blends, but I haven’t tested this recipe with other blends. This post isn’t sponsored by them, we just love their gluten-free flour blend.
Can I make these gluten-free cheesy breadsticks dairy-free?
The recipe for the crust is dairy-free. It uses olive oil. You can top the crust with your favorite dairy-free cheese. Another options is to leave the cheese off all together and brush on some dairy-free butter and sprinkle it with garlic salt – after its cooked.
If you go the butter and garlic salt route you could call them gluten-free garlic bread sticks. Or you could just eat them and not call them anything. 😉
Can I substitute something for the egg?
Sure, you can use a flax egg (2.5 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon ground flax seed). Make sure to let your flax egg sit for 5-10 minutes until it get thick and egg-like. Just note that the crust won’t be a fluffy in the center. I haven’t tried other egg replacers in this recipe.
You mention a pizza stone in your directions, I don’t have one.
First, I highly recommend getting a pizza stone (affiliate link) if you don’t have one. It really makes a huge difference when you make pizza. But no worries. If you don’t have one, simply use a heavy baking sheet. If you don’t have a heavy baking sheet then you can use a cookie sheet. Let it preheat in the oven just as you would a pizza stone.
Pizza isn’t rocket science, but like all baking, it is science so please don’t make a bunch of substitutions and come back and tell me it didn’t work. Make this recipe the exact way that I did (with egg if you can) before you start playing with it.
If you love these gluten-free cheesy bread sticks you will also love my gluten-free pizza crust. It’s basically the same recipe with different toppings. I don’t currently have a grain-free pizza crust but I am working on one. When I’ve posted it I’ll make sure to link to it here. If you like to make your own pizza sauce you might like this Easy 5 Minute Pizza Sauce from What the Fork Food Blog.
Did you make this gluten-free cheesy bread stick recipe? Please let me know what you thought. Also, if you put on some fancy toppings I want to know which ones so I can make it too!
Have a question? Leave me a comment and I will gladly get back to you.
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 packet yeast (1/4 oz.)
- 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (for this recipe I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- more olive oil for brushing
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
Set pizza stone or heavy baking sheet on lowest rack of oven, and preheat to 450°F.
Mix water, sugar, and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes, or until it looks foamy.
In electric mixer bowl with a paddle attachment, mix flour blend and salt.
Add in egg, olive oil, vinegar, and yeast mixture.
Mix on low speed for 1 minute.
Using an oiled spatula, move the pizza dough onto a piece of parchment paper.
With oiled hands, spread the dough into a 10-12-inch round.
Slide the parchment paper onto the pizza stone and bake for 10 minutes.
Brush with olive oil and top with mozzarella cheese, or dairy-free cheese and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and enjoy hot.