The best quick gluten-free garlic bread. Yes, you heard that! This hot and garlicky recipe takes less than 10 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients.
Above all, our gluten-free garlic bread is so good that your gluten-eating friends and family will enjoy it!
We crafted this recipe for busy people who do not have time to make a gluten-free loaf of bread from scratch but still want to enjoy garlic bread.
Read along to make the easiest gluten-free garlic bread, perfect for your busy weeknight. We will also share cost-saving tips and ways to personalize this recipe for your health needs and pantry findings.
What You’ll Need
Ingredients you will need:
- Gluten-free bread
- Grated parmesan cheese
In addition to the ingredients listed above, you will need a baking sheet and access to an oven of some sort to bake the garlic bread.
How to Make Gluten-Free Garlic Bread
1. Preheat your conventional oven to 425°F.
2. Mince 3 cloves of fresh garlic, read down below to figure out why we recommend mincing your garlic first. Hint! It is very important to let minced garlic rest to soak up more of the health benefits.
3. Chop 8-14 fresh Italian parsley leaves, depending on how much you like parsley.
4. Mix 2 tablespoons of room temperature butter with minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan, and 1 tsp of chopped parsley.
5. Line a cooking sheet with foil. Then, slice your gluten-free ciabatta bread in half and line up face up on a cookie sheet.
6. Spread the butter, garlic, and parsley mixture on each slice of toast ~1 teaspoon. Be sure to cover the entire face of the bread.
7. Bake for 9 minutes at 425°F. Then, enjoy the hot and crispy garlic bread.
Avoid Oven Cross-Contamination
For those with celiac disease, it is important to make sure your oven space is free of gluten. Especially if you are using a convection oven, see the photo below comparing convection ovens and conventional ovens.
Convection ovens can be great for speeding up cook times but it is important that only gluten-free foods are made in your toaster or convection oven. (1)
Why do we recommend you keep a completely gluten-free convection oven? Because convection ovens circulate hot air all around the inside of the oven.
If glutenous crumbs have a home on the bottom of your convection oven they will contaminate your gluten-free garlic bread.
It is also important to note that if you are using your “gluten-free food only” convection oven that you lower the temperature to 400°F and cook for 4 minutes (cooking time may vary).
Gluten-Free Garlic Bread Variations
Say you decided to make this recipe last minute and you do not have fresh garlic or fresh parsley on hand! Or maybe you’re trying to save money and want to stick with dried spices this time around. Keep reading for recipe swaps.
And as always, feel free to adjust this recipe to your taste preferences.
Fresh or Dried Parsley
We recommend using fresh parsley over the dried spice as it has a richer flavor. If you use dried parsley instead of fresh, decrease the portion from 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley to ½ teaspoon of dried parsley.
However, if you do not like parsley we recommend using 1-2 teaspoons of an Italian seasoning blend. If you do not have a gluten-free Italian seasoning on hand you can use 1 teaspoon of oregano.
Dried Garlic or Fresh Garlic
For greater health benefits use fresh garlic. We recommend mincing your garlic right after preheating your oven to allow for the garlic to rest for 10 minutes before cooking.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, allowing garlic to rest for 10 minutes after chopping or mincing gives time for the powerful compound allicin to form. (2)
Allicin is an antibacterial that forms anti-cancer compounds!
Garlic health benefits are still being studied and more human studies are needed. However, garlic has been shown to improve exercise performance in mice! (3)
Other Gluten-Free Bread Types
This recipe can be made with any type of gluten-free bread you have on hand.
We recommend Schar brand gluten-free ciabatta bread because it is soft and hole free! Often, store-bought gluten-free bread can be crumbly and full of air pockets. We prefer the high quality of Schar products.
This recipe would be great with Schars Baguette bread as well! Unfortunately, this product has been difficult for us to locate in our nearby grocery stores.
We recommend Schar breads because they are gluten-free, delicious, dairy-free, and wheat free for those who need! No, this is not sponsored, we just really enjoy Schar products. Although, Schar, if you are reading this, feel free to sponsor us. 😉
Butter or Margarine
Is butter-gluten free? Yes!
If you have a milk protein allergy we recommend using a gluten-free and dairy-free margarine spread for this recipe such as Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread.
We recommend using salted butter for this recipe. Gluten Free Athletes go-to butter is Kerrygold butter. Kerrygold is made from the milk of grass-fed cows which gives it more omega-3 fatty acids (butter for brain health!). This butter also has a creamier mouthfeel.
How to Store
This recipe is so tasty, that we do not think you will have leftovers. Our gluten-free garlic bread recipe tastes best the day of, so we recommend adjusting the recipe to make as much as you need.
But, if you do have leftovers, read below for tips on how to store your gluten-free garlic bread.
To Keep 1-2 Days:
Store in an airtight container on the countertop at room temperature. If you live in a humid climate, we recommend using the refrigeration storage method below.
To Keep 3-5 Days:
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Keep in mind the longer the gluten-free garlic bread is in the fridge the dryer it will become.
How to Reheat
To reheat the garlic bread the next day or up to 5 days later do the following:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Wrap garlic bread in aluminum foil
- Place foil wrapper garlic bread in the oven and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F
Repurpose your Leftovers
If you want to use up your gluten-free garlic bread in a more creative way try making gluten-free croutons!
Let’s Checkout the Recipe!
Gluten-Free Garlic Bread [5 Ingredients]
- Pre-heat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Mince garlic cloves and chop fresh parsley.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, parmesan cheese, parsley, and garlic.
- Cut ciabatta rolls in half and lay facing up on the baking sheet.
- Spread 1 teaspoon of the butter mixture on each slice of bread. Make sure to cover the enitre face of the bread. Then, bake for 7-9 minutes.
- Let cool for a couple of minutes and serve warm.