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Homemade Crispy Breadsticks

  • Prep Time: 2 hours (including rising)
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 30 breadsticks 1x


These dairy-free egg-free breadsticks are perfect with flaky salt, but can be adapted with any flavors you can imagine: sesame, olives, herbs…be creative!


  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Mix ins: Fresh herbs, chopped olives, citrus zest, roasted garlic
  • Toppings: Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, coarse salt, nigella seeds


  1. Combine all the dough ingredients together and knead by hand or in a mixer until smooth. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  2. Add any mix-ins at the end.
  3. Cover and let the dough rise for 1 1/2  hours, until doubled in size.
  4. Roll the dough out into a long rectangle 10in x 20in.
  5. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with seeds and/or salt.
  6. Use a pizza wheel to cut into 1/2 inch strips. Twist or shape as desired.
  7. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover and let rest while the oven preheats.
  8. Preheat oven to 425. Bake the grissini for 12-14 minutes until golden brown, and not soft. Watch them carefully at the end, they can turn from golden to burnt in a flash.
  9. Enjoy
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: homemade breadsticks, homemade grissini, dairy free breadsticks