Braided pesto bread

Gluten-free braided pesto bread

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Serves: 8

Calories: 205

Quick, easy, and so delicious! Nothing smells better than the aroma of freshly baked bread. This braided pesto bread recipe is so good and it looks impressive too. In the recipe I used a curry-date pesto but you can use any homemade or store-bought pesto you like.

Serve with soups, stews, toasted with butter or enjoy on its own as it is.

For this recipe I used Schär Bread Mix B but you could also use another gluten-free flour blend.

If you’ve tried this braided pesto bread recipe, let us know in the comments down below how you liked it!

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Braided pesto bread

  • Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
  • Calories 205


  • 300 ml water
  • 300 g gluten-free flour mix, (e.g. Schär Mix B Bread)
  • 10 g yeast, dry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g pesto, purchased or homemade


  • 1)

    Put the flour into a bowl and stir in the yeast and salt. Pour in the water and olive oil. Knead for 5 minutes until smooth.

  • 2)

    Cover the dough with a tea towel and let rise for about 1,5 hours. Rise the dough until it’s doubled in size.

  • 3)

    Preheat the oven to 180°C conventional heating (top-bottom heat).

  • 4)

    Press dough to 1–2 cm flat rectangle. Use flour if dough is sticking to the surface. Spread the pesto over the dough. Roll the dough starting from long side. Cut in half lengthwise and twist the halves a few times.

  • 5)

    Bake for 40 minutes or until braid is golden brown.

  • 6)

    Let cool on a wire cooling rack.


The indicated nutritional value is based on standard tables and therefore an estimated total. The indicated nutritional value is intended for informational purposes and should only be used as a general guideline. No rights can be derived from the data in the nutritional table.



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