Gluten-Free Sourdough Raisin Bread


Cinnamon raisin bread made with gluten-free sourdough starter discard instead of commercial yeast. I made this recipe during the Covid-19 lockdown when yeast had disappeared from the supermarkets. This light and fluffy loaf is very easy to make because there is no kneading; it is more of a batter than a dough. This bread is delicious toasted.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 loaf


  • ¾ cup raisins

  • 2 cups gluten-free bread flour mix

  • ½ cup buckwheat flour

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch cream of tartar

  • 1 pinch baking soda

  • ¾ cup whole milk, at room temperature

  • ½ cup gluten-free sourdough starter

  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place raisins into a bowl and cover with lukewarm water. Set aside to soak.

  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Whisk gluten-free bread flour, buckwheat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  3. Combine milk, sourdough starter, and agave in the bowl of a stand mixer. Start mixer on low and add flour mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated. Drain raisins and fold into the batter.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out the top using a wet rubber scraper. Loosely cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise until almost doubled in size, about 2 hours. Cover with foil.

  5. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake bread for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until bread is browned and has reached an internal temperature of 200 degrees F (95 degrees C), about 10 minutes more.

  6. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn bread out from pan onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Cook's Note:

If your oven has a light, you can put the dough in the oven to rise with just the light on.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
3g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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