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Gluten Free Sourdough Starter

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup daily 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


In this post I show you how to make an easy gluten free sourdough starter. It's so simple to start the process with gluten free flour and water! This sourdough starter makes the best bread!



1/3 cup Gluten Free Flour
1/3 cup Hot Tap Water


In a one quart jar place the flour and hot tap water. The tap water should be hot but you should still be able to run your hand under it without burning yourself. 

Stir the flour and water mixture until thoroughly combined.

Place a lid on top without screwing it down or place a coffee filter and rubber band on top.

Put the jar in a warm place. I put mine on the mantle above our wood stove. The room should be 70-74 degrees for the starter to grow.

Everyday around the same time discard half the starter and put another 1/3 cup gluten free flour and 1/3 cup hot tap water for 6 days. On the 7th day save the discard in a container and place in the fridge. Repeat the process of adding 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup hot tap water. 

On the 8th day add the discard to yesterday's container. Place this on the counter to bring it back up to room temperature. Feed the starter in the jar another 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup hot tap water. 

At this point you can leave your starter out and repeat the process of making bread every other day or you can place your starter in the refrigerator. If you place your starter in the refrigerator you will need to feed it 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup water once a week to keep it alive.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Fermenting
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: sourdough, gluten free, bread, starter, easy, best, how to make