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How to Make Breadsticks without yeast

Easy breadsticks in just 8 ingredients and about 20 minutes. These breadsticks make for the ultimate sidekick to any warm soup or midday snack. With just a few simple tweaks, this recipe becomes vegan in a snap!

A closeup of homemade gluten-free italian breadsticks wrapped in a blue and white stripped cloth towel.

The inspiration for these quick and easy breadsticks came from making my everything bagels without yeast. This year has been a bit rough finding and holding onto yeast. And though I love making quick rise rolls for nearly any warm soup, I’ve realized you simply can’t have any pasta dish or my meatball soup without breadsticks. So a breadstick recipe without yeast, was a must! (related: so is this pizza dough without yeast)

We personally have made this with both gluten-free flour and with normal all-purpose flour. Honestly, gluten-free flour is what we had in the cabinet at this time so we are rolling with it.

How to make gluten-free breadsticks without yeast

One of the tricks to creating your own recipe or variations of a recipe, is knowing what can be replaced and what cannot. Most gluten-free flour, for example, cannot be substituted cup-for-cup with no other alterations. The flour simply doesn’t act the same. It is a bit more dry and flakey in nature. That’s why the ingredients to these breadsticks, though few, are of vital importance.

Homemade gluten free breadsticks in a bowl next to a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup.

Ingredients for breadsticks

Ingredients for gluten free breadsticks on a white marble countertop in individual glass bowls.

Steps for making homemade breadsticks

This recipe couldn’t be easier! Start by combining the flour, baking powder, salt, and italian seasoning in a large bowl with a whisk. Add the yogurt and egg to the bowl and mix roughly with a rubber spatula.

As your dough starts to come together, turn it out onto your countertop and kneed it slightly. It will be sticky and a bit dry. Use wet hands to help mold it together into a loose rectangle shape. From there, roll the dough out until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 semi-even strips. Lay evenly spaced apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes.

8 rustic breadsticks pre baked on a baking sheet.

After removing your breadsticks from the oven and while still warm, melt the butter in a small bowl with garlic powder. Use a pastry brush to coat the breadsticks. Enjoy while still warm with your favorite entree.

How to store and reheat leftover breadsticks

How to store

You’ll want to place these in a plastic Ziploc bag or wrapped in plastic wrap, on a dark, dry shelf or counter. They will last about 3 days this way, though I still suggest reheating even when at room temperature so they become a bit softer.

A homemade gluten-free italian breadstick dipped into a warm bowl of broccoli cheddar soup.

How to reheat

Wrap in a damp paper towel on a plate and mircowave for 15-30 seconds. This will help to essentially steam them and get moisture back into the “day old bread” helping to keep them from becoming hard.

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A closeup of homemade gluten-free italian breadsticks wrapped in a blue and white stripped cloth towel.

Gluten-Free Breadsticks

Easy gluten-free breadsticks in just 8 ingredients and about 20 minutes. These breadsticks make for the ultimate sidekick to any warm soup or midday snack. With just a few simple tweaks, this recipe becomes vegan in a snap!
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Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1-1/2 cups flour + more for rolling gluten-free
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (I personally like full-fat yogurt but greek works too)
  • 1 egg or flaxseed egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or dairy-free
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Start by combining the flour, baking powder, salt, and italian seasoning in a large bowl with a whisk.
    Flour, salt, baking powder, and italian seasoning in a glass bowl with a whisk to the side.
  • Add the yogurt and egg to the bowl and mix roughly with a rubber spatula.
    Dry ingredients for breadsticks in a bowl with yogurt and an egg.
  • Turn it out onto your countertop lightly floured and kneed it slightly. It will be sticky and a bit dry. Use wet hands to help mold it together into a loose rectangle shape. Roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 8 semi-even strips.
    8 rustic breadsticks pre baked on a baking sheet.
  • Lay evenly spaced apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter and whisk in garlic powder. Use a pastry brush to coat the breadsticks.
    Butter and garlic powder melted in a small bowl on a white and blue cloth towel, next to a small whisk.
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