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Need a Bread Recipe Containing no Wheat, Corn or Rice. Can anyone help??

kaiyaw's picture

Need a Bread Recipe Containing no Wheat, Corn or Rice. Can anyone help??

After Having a Miscarrrage 2 years back I developed  Endometriosis which has caused my digestive system to go out of wack. I am unable to digest certain proteins: Wheat, Corn and Rice. When I eat food containing these things( Even as a preservative) I have head pressure, head achs, hives and swelling in the stomach and ovaries. This makes it hard to go out to eat anywhere  or buy most things at the grocery story because most things contain Corn syrup/starch wheat or rice. 

I have found that I can have 1 Grain: Oats


I've read that Tapioca Flour  can be used to make breads but I haven't been able to get the bread to rise. It always turns out like (Gummie candy looking stuff on the inside).

Is their something that I can do to turn Tapioca Flour Into Bread?????


Or is there a bread recipe you know of that contains no: Wheat, Corn or Rice 

I've tried Rye Bread but it's flakey hard and breaks easy. Also the taste isn't very good.


Maybe something with one of the fallowing flours...

.Tapioca Flour

.Almond Flour

.Oat Flour

.Soy Flour

.Potato Flour


If anyone has a recipe I could try or any suggestions please let me know. :)

clazar123's picture

Take a look at the other posts in this forum for gluten-free and celiac sites,recipes and links-they will be a close match for your requirements.

Also,try the Food Allergy Network for up to date info and support of all kinds.

These 2 links will provide tons of info,support,recipes and product links for you.Google will be your friend for this.

Also, there are a lot of gluten-free products available on supermarket shelves and the Food Allergy Network can probably tell you which ones are corn and rice free.

Another source for some recipes is a carb free diet recipe source using almond flour as a base. I've seen them but never tried them.

Good Luck!



Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

I've tried Rye Bread but it's flakey hard and breaks easy. Also the taste isn't very good.

ericb's picture

Hang in there, Mini. :)

Chuck's picture

I sympathize greatly with your dietary needs, which if I understand correctly are significantly more draconian than even the typical "no gluten" dietary restriction.

Even so, I'm going to express some negative/contrarian views, hopefully just as a sobering warning, somewhat tempering the other responses: bread that rises well is the very hardest thing to obtain/produce without using any wheat. Even after you find suitable items for all the rest of your diet, bread may remain tantalizingly out of reach. If you're already a baker -or if you're lucky- the tips given previously night be enough to point you toward a decent bread you can bake and eat yourself. But if you're not already a baker, it may turn out to be a better idea simply to find and buy and eat something ready-made. This is one of those cases where "bake it yourself" is often not the best way to get to something that works.

I suggest making an appointment with and paying for a whole bunch of sound and knowledgeable advice from a professional dietician/nutritionist who has experience with your particular dietary restrictions. Such folks may be hard enough to find that you need to resort to getting a "referral" from your PrimaryCarePhysician.

Good luck!

jbaudo's picture

I use a cookbook by Annalise G Roberts called gluten free baking classics.  The only thing on your list that she uses in her bread recipes is corn starch but I have substituted arrowroot starch with no problems.  The other flours used are millet, sorghum, potato starch, tapioca flour and sometimes teff.  The recipes also call for xanthan gum - which is essential to the recipes - but I know that it is sometimes derived from corn.  The brand I buy is Bobs Red Mill and it is gluten/wheat free but you might want to email or call them to find out if it is corn free as well.  The sweet recipes in the book all call for rice flour so you could only use the ones for breads but she has plenty and they are all really good.  Also I get a magazine from the store called Living Without and they have a lot of good recipes too.  They also have a website but they have just started to limit more of  the articles to subscribers only but you could check it out anyway.  My son has been gluten and dairy free for two years now and I just found out that I need to avoid gluten as well.  I am so sad but will probably continue lurking on this site because I love bread and miss making it.


breadmantalking's picture

can be used as a substitute for corn flour with no problems. Also, use guar gum instead of the xanthan gum. I think the substitution rate is a little less guar gum for the xanthan gum but otherwise it's a straight substitution. There are various bean flours, like chickpea flour, buckwheat (no wheat despite the name!) and barley. Try recipes from the Gluten-free goddess. Hope this helps, good luck!


Sabinka's picture

My husband has not had any wheat, any grains, gluten and dairy for 18 years.  We are very lucky that the Australian supermarkets stock pasta, gravies, sauces and other items that he can eat. 


He makes he own bread from the Laucke Flour Mills, which is premixed, the ingredients are:   Potato Flour, Tapioca Flour, Soya Flour and Rice Flour, Raising agent, Canola Oil, Salt, Sugar, Vegetable Gum, you only have to add water.  Unfortunately, it is made in Australia.


On the internet their are so many sites with numerous baking and cooking information.


One blog site that I follow is called "Gluten Free Girl and the Chef"  the lady herself has the problem and has written numerous cookbooks on that subject.  She is an American.  If you are on Facebook she is also on there.



Hope this was of some help to you.  Good luck in finding more information.


Kind regards,


mariaaguero's picture

I just found out that I am allergic to Wheat, Corn, and Rice. I get itchy skin bumps and worst, I get bad arthritis pain.

I love bread and I need a recipe. I think I can eat tapioca, potatoes and oats.

Please help.


Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

Any of these? (Link)

Do click on "Wheat" and note the variety of wheat grains,  are you excluded from eating all varieties?

mariaaguero's picture

Mmmh I had a poisitive skin  test for wheat at the Allergist office, not sure what type. I may try the non grain ones. But do you have a recipe?

Thank you much.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

just click on my picture taking you to my blog and then look down my list of bookmarks.  Bound to be recipes in there.  Or type into the search box...  100% rye mini oven   or mini's favorite rye ratio   :)

sbwertz's picture

coconut flour is another possible wheat substitute.  Adding xanthan gum can give the elasticity similar to gluten in wheat-free breads.