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🍞 Simple Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Recipe

Learn how to make a simple gluten-free sourdough starter with this easy recipe from Hello Sourdough. Discover the ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

Simple Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

You will need:

  • gluten-free flour1 cup of gluten-free flour (amaranth or oat)
  • filtered water1 cup of filtered water
  • glass jar with lid1 glass jar with lid
  • wooden spoon1 wooden spoon
  • cloth or cheesecloth1 piece of cloth or cheesecloth
  • rubber band1 rubber band


  1. First, measure out 1 cup of your chosen gluten-free flour and 1 cup of filtered water
  2. Next, combine these two ingredients in your glass jar, stirring well with a wooden spoon to ensure there are no lumps. This is your initial 'feeding' of the starter
  3. Cover the jar with a piece of cloth or cheesecloth. This allows the starter to breathe while keeping out dust and insects. Secure the cloth with a rubber band
  4. Now, leave your jar at room temperature for 24 hours. This is the beginning of the fermentation process
  5. After 24 hours, feed your starter with equal parts of gluten-free flour and water. Repeat this feeding every day until your starter is bubbly and has a pleasant sour smell. This indicates that it's ready to use in your gluten-free sourdough baking


Remember, the temperature and humidity of your kitchen can affect the fermentation process. If your kitchen is cool, the process may take longer. If it's warm, the process may be quicker. Always use clean utensils when handling your starter to prevent unwanted bacteria from interfering with the fermentation process.

Embarking on your sourdough journey is an exciting adventure, and it all begins with the creation of your very own sourdough starter. Our Simple Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter recipe is a fantastic entry point for those new to the world of sourdough or those who prefer gluten-free options. This easy-to-follow guide will set you on the path to creating your own delicious sourdough bread and treats.

While our recipe is a great starting point, there's always more to learn about the art of sourdough. For those eager to delve deeper, we have a wealth of resources available. For instance, our guide on Mastering the Art of King Arthur Sourdough Starter offers a step-by-step walkthrough of another popular starter method.

Once your gluten-free sourdough starter is bubbling and ready, the world of sourdough baking is at your fingertips. From classic loaves to innovative recipes, there's no limit to what you can create. If you're looking for inspiration, our Gluten-Free and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread recipe is a healthier choice for bread lovers and a fantastic way to utilize your new starter.

Remember, the key to a successful sourdough starter is patience and care. The fermentation process can be influenced by various factors, including temperature and humidity. If you're looking for more tips and tricks to ensure your starter thrives, check out our Tips for Creating a Successful Sourdough Starter FAQ.

Finally, if you have any lingering questions about sourdough starters or the baking process, our comprehensive How to Make a Sourdough Bread Starter at Home FAQ is a treasure trove of information. Here at Hello Sourdough, we're committed to helping you master the art of sourdough baking, one loaf at a time.