Ruffles magically appear as this bread batter bakes. Deliciously addictive and ready to eat in under 20 minutes! JUMP TO RECIPE
This bread is so delicious and addictive that my husband jokingly calls it “crack”, which is ironic because the first iteration of Gluten-Free Cheesy Ruffle Bread almost ended up in the trash. I was actually trying to develop a pizza crust when I came up with this recipe, but when I pulled the pan out of the oven the so-called “crust” was a bubbly, ruffled mess – not at all suitable for pizza toppings. If it weren’t for the fact that I’m maniacal about food waste I might have tossed it in the garbage, but I figured it was probably edible so I cut it into pieces and served it with dinner that night and much to my surprise, everyone loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!
Gluten-Free Cheesy Ruffle Bread is crisp around the edges with a tender, pleasantly chewy center along with lots of ruffles which give it a light and airy texture. I initially used a 12-inch round pizza pan to make this bread but it was a little raw in the center even though the edges were perfectly cooked. I then tried making it in a 9 x 13 quarter sheet pan but had the same problem, so my solution was to make two separate rounds of bread using 8-inch cake pans and it worked perfectly.
The best thing about Gluten-Free Cheesy Ruffle Bread is how quickly it can be made. You can have this scrumptuous bread on the table in about 20 minutes. No yeast, no kneading or rising, and only a few minutes of waiting to satisfy your bread craving! It freezes beautifully too, and can be reheated straight from the freezer in just 5-7 minutes in a 400-degree oven. If you need to adhere to a gluten-free diet, but are missing bread, this recipe is for you!
To see some other unique, gluten-free bread recipes, check out Broccoli Bread Slices, Miracle Microwave Gluten-Free Bread Slices, Kefir Flatbreads, and Pepita Quinoa Chia Bread.
If you make Gluten-Free Cheesy Ruffle Bread don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me over on Instagram @QueenofMyKitchen. I’d love to see your creation!
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1 cup (120 grams) tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of pepper
- ⅓ cup (40 grams) grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with olive oil cooking spray.
- In a bowl whisk together the tapioca flour, milk, egg, olive oil, salt, and pepper until you have a smooth batter.
- Pour half the batter into each pan and sprinkle the cheese evenly on the tops.
- Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 10-12 minutes until browned and crispy around the edges.
- Use a pizza wheel to cut each circle of bread into 4 pieces.
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