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These Gluten-Free Garlic Knots are the real deal!
My son doesn’t remember ever having a garlic knot (he was diagnosed with celiac disease and started following a gluten-free diet just before his 5th birthday) and when he asked if they tasted “like the real ones”, we all unanimously shouted YESSSSS!
They are garlicky of course, but more than that, they have the most amazing texture!
You can literally pull it apart (just like the ones at a pizza shop) and see how soft and fluffy and yummy it is!
So let’s talk the recipe….
The recipe is adapted from Skinny Taste, via my Instagram friend Jessica Lebovits of gfree_rd who shared her gluten-free version on Instagram….
When gfree_rd shared the knots she made, I knew immediately I had to try them!
They just looked unreal!
I shared them on Instagram stories when I first made them last week and we have since made them probably 5 times.
Yep, they’re that good!
Plus they make only 8 knots and while I really should double the recipe, instead we keep making them fresh because it is one of the easiest recipes ever!
And, each time we made them, I learned a little more about what makes the recipe work and best practices for making them gluten-free which I’m sharing here.
But first let’s talk ingredients… the secret ingredient may shock you as much as it shocked me!
The dough is just 4 ingredients:
gluten-free all purpose flour (we used GFJules, affiliate link)
and plain Greek yogurt! Yep the Greek yogurt works like magic!
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Back to the gluten-free garlic knots…
The dough comes together in literally a few minutes…
First you mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
Then add in the yogurt and mix with the flour.
The original recipe says to mix with a large spoon but I mixed it in my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (amazon affiliate link), finding that the gluten-free dough benefited from the mixing.
And when it’s done mixing (literally like 30 seconds), pulls away from the sides.
Next you knead the dough about 15 times.
I found it best to put a bit of flour on the silicone mat and coat my hands lightly with flour before kneading. This made sure the dough didn’t stick to my hands.
You might be tempted to skip the kneading step because they dough seems so pliable already, but it makes a difference and takes just a minute. On the few times we opted to skip this step, the knots weren’t as “stretchy”…
After kneading the dough, divide into 8 equal parts.
One at a time, roll a part into a ball, then using both hands roll the ball into a worm like strip about 9 inches long (I found it easiest to roll on a silcone mat) and twist or braid into a knot-like ball.
The dough is a dream to work with, holding together beautifully, pliable and stretchy… Hope you love them as much as we do!
Next, use lightly brush or spray the tops with olive oil and bake!
The original recipe recommended using the top baking rack, which I did several times but ultimately, I found it best to use the middle rack for our preference.. For slightly crispier on the outside, use the top rack.
While they bake (just 20-22 minutes), get the rest of your ingredients ready.
After they come out of the oven, you’ll saute them in a skillet for just a minute with butter and lots of minced garlic, then top with parmesan cheese and sprinkle with parsley.
Don’t they look amazing even before we mix with all the garlic?!
Golden on the outside, soft and chewy on inside!
Meanwhile, melt the butter, saute the garlic for a minute or two, until fragrant and starting to brown.
Then add in the baked knots and mix well, flipping the knots to make sure the are fully coated in the butter and garlic…
Sprinkle with Parmesan, which will gently melt onto the tops and parsley and enjoy!
One final tip…
My son asked to dip them in a marinara sauce so we whipped up a super simple marinara with lottssss of garlic!
Literally, it’s just olive oil, dried minced garlic, salt and Pomi Finely Chopped Tomatoes and we let it simmer for 20 minutes while the knots baked.
Whether you dip them in sauce or eat them straight from the pan, they are amaaaaazing!
The perfect soft and stretchy garlic knot texture and so yummy!
They never actually make it to the table around here but they’d be great as an appetizer, side dish, snack or anytime basically!
Hope you love them as much as we do!
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Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you make them!
These soft, garlicky knots taste are the real deal! Amazing soft & stretchy texture, perfect garlicky flavor! Recipe adapted from Skinny Taste with some extra tips for this gluten-free version.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time25 minutesmins
Total Time35 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish, Snack, Bread
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family
1cupall purpose gluten-free flour with xanthan gumwe used GFJules, affiliate link
1cupfat free Greek Yogurtdrained of any excess liquid (we used Fage)
5-7clovesgarlicminced (or less according to taste but we like them garlicky!)
1-2tablespoonsgrated Parmesan cheese
1tablespoonfinely chopped fresh parsley
Olive oil for brushing.
Quick Marinara Dipping Sauce
2- 2 1/2tablespoonsolive oil
1teaspoondried minced garlic
1 26ozcontainer Pomi Finely Chopped Tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl add flour, baking powder and salt and mix or whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix until well combined. I used a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (amazon affiliate link) and found the extra mixing helped the texture of the gluten-free knots. The dough will pull away from the mixer when well combined.
Place dough on a silicone rolling mat and using your dry hands coated with the tiniest bit of flour, roll into a ball and knead about 15 times. If it's too sticky you can add a little more flour but I find just having my hands coated in a little flour is enough.
Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, then roll each piece into a ball and then using both hands roll each ball into worm like strips, about 9 inches long (sometimes its a little less, don't worry!).Pro tip: I find it easiest to roll into the worm like shape by placing the ball on a silicone mat and rolling with both hands.
Then tie or braid each strip into a “knot-like” ball and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Use a brush to lightly spread olive oil on the tops.
Bake on the middle rack of the oven until golden about 20-22 minutes. Let them cool 5 minutes.
While they cool, in medium nonstick skillet melt the butter, add the garlic and cook until golden, 2 minutes.
Place the baked knots in the skillet with the melted butter and garlic and saute an additional minute. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
Serve as is or with a quick marinara sauce.
Quick Marinara Dipping Sauce
In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil until shimmering, not burning.
Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant and browning.
Carefully add tomatoes (they may splatter if you add too quickly!). Season with salt and let simmer for 20 minutes or more.
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54 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Garlic Knots”
These garlic knots are the real deal. They are AMAZING. So easy to make, although mine weren’t as pretty as yours! But we all loved them and they will be on repeat here. They were a bit garlicky for us. I left two plain right out of the oven for my husband and he loved them that way. They would be great with just the butter and Parmesan. Or my son suggested trying them with butter, cinnamon and sugar! My other son suggested sprinkling them with mozzarella and putting them under the broiler! We will be trying all variations! Thanks for a perfect recipe, as always.
So happy you made them and love them! I’m sure yours were great! And love all your ideas for adapting them to your family’s tastes!
These garlic knots were AMAZING! So delicious and so easy to make. Highly recommend! Karen’s recipes are the BEST! Thank you for all you do, Karen!
Your recipes never let me down! I’ve tried several of them and they always turn out great thanks to your careful and detailed instructions. I just tried the garlic knots for the first time tonight and they’re amazing!!
Aw, thank you so much! And happy you love the garlic knots!
Q, how much xanthum gum needs to be added to a cup of gluten free flour w/o zg?
Great question! I haven’t tried with this recipe but 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon max should work!
What’s a substitute for the yogurt? To make them Dairy free
While I haven’t tried it, several people have made these successfully with a plain dairy-free yogurt. Enjoy!
These were great, even with my change. I only had 3/4 of a cup of Greek yogurt left so I implemented with a quarter of a cup of sour cream. And it worked! I could have eaten the whole bowl full! There’s one two of us, so how should I store the extras? Just refrigerate and reheat in the oven or microwave? Not sure. I’ve been wanting to make these forever. So easy and fast! Thank you.
I refrigerated them and just reheated them in the toaster oven at 325° for about 5 or 6 minutes. Still delicious! I would make them again right now, but I ran out of plain yogurt.
I am allergic to dairy and eggs. Do you have a recommendation for substitutions?
These have no eggs, so you’re good there! And while I haven’t done it, several people have made these with dairy free butter and cream cheese. Enjoy!
Such a win!!! I used cup4cup and it turned out amazing
Great! Happy you loved them! Thank you!
Has anyone tried this with full-fat Greek yogurt?
I think I have! It should work fine! Enjoy!
I only have sour cream on hand, would that be a suitable substitute for the Greek yogurt? Thank!
Great question! Unfortunately, I don’t think it will work… it might impact the flavor too much and the texture is a bit thinner than Greek yogurt…
Made these this afternoon! First time ever making dough/bread. They are edible but they look NOTHING like the ones you made. Mine are thin and scrawny while yours are thick and full. I will try again though! I am not defeated! ?
I just posted a cooking video to this page… if you’re new to baking with gf flour, it should help! Lmk if you make them again!
Made those this morning and already some have disappeared before lunch ? absolutely delicious ?
Made them with full fat Greek yogurt!!!
Love it! So happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing!
I made these for the first time tonight. They are delicious. Even my husband, who can have gluten, said they were amazing. The dough is light and perfect, no one will miss the gluten. I used GFJules flour and Forager dairy free sour cream instead of the yogurt. I also used Shed Spread avocado oil “butter” so that these were dairy free as well. I will definitely be making them again Soon!
So happy you both enjoyed them! And thanks for sharing the dairy free option you used! Thank you!
What a treat these were! I coincidently was gifted the Skinnytaste cookbook that this recipe is in but never thought of making them into garlic knots. Thanks for the idea and tips! The stand mixer worked great.
Finally a Gluten Free recipe my newly diagnosed daughter LOVED and ate 3 garlic knots!!! And best of all our first recipe we tried by Karen… can’t wait to bake/cook more gluten free recipes by healthygffamily!!! Thank You!!!
Made these for my family! They were so easy and my kids loved them!
Happy you enjoyed them! Thank you!
can you freeze these and cook later?
Not sure, I haven’t tried.
These were delicious. Thank you! I dipped these in ranch instead of marinara and they tasted amazing. I’m extremely new to baking and this recipe was so easy for me to follow. They turned out better than I expected.
Happy you enjoyed them and found the recipe to be easy! And, ranch sounds yummy!
Made these tonight and everyone LOVED them!! I didn’t sauté them after baking in the oven – just added garlic and melted butter on the tops about halfway through and added parmesan at the end. We all agreed that we couldn’t tell these were gluten free! And they were so easy, we will definitely be making them again!
So happy you love them! And love your adaptations! Thanks for sharing!
Could these be made without a mixer? Any tips, if so?
I ran out of GF Jules all purpose flour. But I have her bread flour. Can I sub the bread flour in equal measurements?
great question! I’ve never used her bread flour… should work but I can’t guarantee…
Would you have the nutritional values for these ?
At this time, I don’t have nutritional values on my recipes.
Is it possible make this the night before and bake tomorrow? Thanks!
I’ve never tried it but it should work. Let me know if you try.
Has anyone failed making this without a mixer? I attempted and they didn’t work at all. Wondering if the stand mixer is key to success?
Just made these with my 12 year old daughter. They were fabulous! So excited to have all these delicious recipes that are easy to make and so tasty!
Thanks so much.
Happy you love them! And love that your daughter made them with you!
This recipe is AWESOME! They came out beautiful.
Can you repost the link for the flour please? Thank you
Hi! Here’s the affiliate link to the gluten-free flour we love — GFJules gluten free all purpose flour.
Would plain coconut yogurt work ?
Any thick, plain yogurt should work!
Mine the outside portions cooked and browned nicely- where they were folded was underdone and not cooked through even with extra time in the oven- what did I mess up?!?! 😢
hmmmm, I have not had that experience… do you mind my asking what kind of flour and yogurt you used? Did the dough seem “right” — was it easy to roll and form into knots?
Another tasty and easy to make recipe, thank you!! My gluten eating family members even love them! I’m so glad I found your website.
Happy everyone loves them! Thank you!