Crispy Grain-Free Bread toasted bread, seasoned with garlic, topped with bubbly mozzarella. No Gluten? No Dairy? No Egg? No Soy? No Nuts? No Peanuts? No Grains? Is This A Dream?

You’re not dreaming!

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Allergen Friendly Crostini (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)

How do we make amazing crispy crostini that looks like it came out of a brick oven?

We’ll need some gluten free/ grain free bread, some dairy free-cheese, some seasonings, and some toppings. That’s it. Then it’s 25 minutes to heaven!

If you’re looking for a cheese recipe, try my dairy free mozzarella, it cooks up quickly and got rave reviews from my tasters! (One of them messaged, me saying she needed the recipe immediately)


Welcome to Break A Recipe!

Nina Blake, Grain-Free lifestyle coach with her homemade cheeseburger casserole.

My name is Nina, I’m a food nerd who has bene cooking and baking without Grains, Dairy, Egg, Soy Corn, Almond Cashew, Peanut, Sesame, and many other allergens since 2012.

Whenever I tell people this, they ask What’s left to cook with?

I always tell them, My secret ingredient is Unicorn Farts!

We laugh, and then I explain how I use simple ingredients like chickpea, tapioca, and coconut to create recipes without most allergens.

Are you ready to add indulgent Grain-Free foods to your table?

It’s My Mission To Help You Simplify & Organize

Your Grain-Free Lifestyle!

I remember how much I struggled when I was new to the Grain-Free Lifestyle in 2012. I also remember how wonderful it was to have Grain-Free cookies that Christmas. Those cookies made me feel normal.

To help you simplify and organize your Grain—Free Lifestyle, I’d like to give you a copy of my cookbook 7 Simple Grain-Free Recipes.

Inside you’ll find recipes for fast mac’n cheese, pizza, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies that get rave reviews! While the recipes are simple, they give you the feeling that you aren’t missing out. They’re some of my favorite recipes for sharing.

Or, if you’d like you, can try baking up some of my Grain-Free Sandwich Bread. I did that for one of my test batches and it was delicious. I Broke The Recipe and baked it in a bread tube to get the cutest little flower shapes! Mix as directed. Split the dough in half or thirds, bake in a bread-tube, for 70 minutes, and slice when cooled, and you have little grain-free flowers for crostini!

Baked in a bread tube and toasted to be perfectly golden!

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Shopping List

If you’re looking for equipment or ingredients, the links below will take you to the ingredients and equipment I use in my own kitchen.

  • Gluten Free/ Grain Free Bread
  • Dairy Free Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Grape Tomatoes
  • Sliced Black Olives

These ingredients and equipment are what I use in my own kitchen. As an amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase anything through an affiliate link, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for helping to “keep the lights on,” here at Break A Recipe.

Enough With the Words, Let’s Break A Recipe!

We’re using gluten free bread…and dairy-free cheese…why does this look real? And why does it taste real?

Because it is real! It’s real food, made with real ingredients, and it tastes amazing!

Crostini (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Allergen Friendly)

Crispy toasted gluten-free bread seasoned and topped with dairy free mozzarella. 25 minutes to hot allergen friendly appetizers. What's not to love?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 14 slices


  • Baking Stone or Baking Sheet
  • Spatula
  • Basting Brush
  • Measuring Spoons


Crostini Base

  • 14 slices Mini Gluten Free/ Grain Free Bread
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • 6 ounces Dairy-Free Cheese
  • 2 ounces Black Olives
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Grape Tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.  In a small ramekin, mix olive oil and seasonings.  Set aside. 
  • Brush baking stone with olive oil.  Evenly place Gluten-Free bread on baking stone.  Brush bread with seasoned olive oil. 
  • Toast bread for 5-7 minutes, remove from oven. Turn slices.  Toast 5-7 minutes until tops are lightly brown. 
  • Remove from oven and top with dairy-free mozzarella.  Toast 5 more minutes.  
  • Remove crostini to serving platter and top with olives; arrange fresh basil leaves and tomatoes.  


  • As ovens and bread types can vary, it’s important to check your crostini after the first 5 minutes.  
  • If the underside shows now change, toast another 2 minutes.  However if the underside appears darker than the top side, turn the crostini.  
  • Melting time for dairy free cheese varies by brand.  If your cheese takes a longer time to melt, top your crostini with cheese after turning the crostini.  
  • We can always toast a light crostini a little longer, but we can’t un-burn a crostini.  
Keyword allergen free, allergyfree, appetizer, bread, crostini, dairy free, fingerfood, gluten-free

Let’s See It Happen

Yes, It Is That Easy!

Feel free to pin this recipe and run to the store for ingredients. I respect all appetizer emergencies. Especially after countless get togethers where I’ve watched others enjoy delicious apps….

If you’re wondering about toppings…the answer is yes! You can Break The Recipe and make it your own! Choose your favorite foods and make magic!

  • Artichokes & Spinach
  • Roasted Red Peppers & Garlic
  • Serve Crostini with Hummus or Dip
  • Bacon & Cheddar
  • Tomato & Basil

You are going to amaze your friends and family with these. No one is going to believe it’s grain free & allergen Friendly! But Tasting is Believing!

Let’s Connect!

I’m on a mission to help you pack your Grain-Free Lifestyle with flavor and variety!

Breaking Recipes, teaching cooking classes and helping Grain-Free VIPs simplify and organize their Grain-Free Lifestyle is my passion!

My Grain-Free VIPs learn to Break Their Family Recipes so that they can once again enjoy them without grains and other allergens!

When we start working together, I teach them about Grain-Free Ingredients and how they work together to create recipes with the appearance flavor, and texture of the foods they’re craving! I’m always impressed with how my VIPs break their favorite family recipes so that they can enjoy them safely!

If you’re ready to add flavor and variety back to your table, use the link below so that we can connect.

If you’re ready to save time, become a confident Grain-Free Cook, and ease the anxiety of transitioning to the Grain-Free Lifestyle, then I would love to connect with you!

Thank you again for reading this blog post. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest using the links below. I really enjoy your feedback and comments. I can’t wait to hear how your recipe turned out!

Come connect with others who cook without grains. Life’s better with Foodie Friends. We’d love to have you join us in Grain-Free Lifestyle And Support Community.

Wishing You Safe & Delicious Foods,

❤️ Nina Blake, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach