Paleo Bread

Paleo Bread

Serves 10-12

Approximate cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients

3 cups almond flour

3 tablespoons coconut flour

6 tablespoons ground flaxseed

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

7 eggs

1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In either a food processor or stand mixer, combine the flours, flax, salt and baking soda. Mix until well combined. Add the eggs and beat or pulse until combined. Add the coconut oil, honey and vinegar and mix until well combined.

Lightly coat a standard 9x5 bread pan with coconut oil. Pour the batter in, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool completely before releasing from the pan and slicing.

Note: Make sure to bake the loaf in a standard 9x5 loaf pan (the kind you would bake banana bread in), and if the top starts to brown too much before it’s done, cover it with foil. You should wait until it’s cool before you slice it, but if you can’t wait, try a warm slice slathered with coconut oil.


38 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I’m new to your web site and am very much looking forward to trying out some of the recipes. Since I have a sensitivity toward almonds, what would you recommend to use as a substitute flour base? I should mention that cashews is not an option as well.
    Thank you,
    Cathie

  2. Doesn’t seem very “paleo” to me… Just trying to replace a modern diet using paleo ingredients. Why bother at all?

    • Neely Quinn

      Dave – Why bother? Because it tastes good, there’s nothing unPaleo about any of these ingredients, and it’s an awesome alternative for people who’d otherwise go eat “regular” bread and suffer the consequences later.

  3. How long should I get out of the bread before it will start to go off

    • Neely Quinn

      Adam – You could freeze it for several months, but in the fridge I’d say about a week or so.

  4. Would you recommend this for weight loss and if so how many servings?

    • Neely Quinn

      Zaheen – Yes, anyone can enjoy Paleo Bread – it’s very low in carbs. Servings depends on what you’re consuming it with and how many calories you need to eat every day. Totally dependent on each person.

  5. I LOVE this bread. I am a major bread eater so having this easy “bread” recipe really helps me with the paleo transition. I make this every week!! Thank you for a simple yet delicious recipe!

  6. does anyone know if anything can be substituted for the “apple cider vinegar” ?

  7. I’m allergic to almond flour. Seriously sad. Do you have a bread recipe using flax, coconut, or hazelnut combos instead?

  8. What would happen if i didn’t put in the baking soda, flax seed and honey (I could substitute erythritol if needed)?
    I am doing the bulletproof diet (dave asprey) and it’s hard to find recipes on his site so I look into Paleo and alter it according to my dietary needs.
    Also, would almond meal instead of Almond flour work just the same? I don’t mind a little gritty…It’s bread!

    • Liz – I have no idea what would happen if you didn’t add those things, but it definitely would not resemble this Paleo Bread recipe ;) You can try it, but I don’t recommend it. And yes, almond meal and almond flour are basically the same thing.

  9. I’ve searched for all theses ingredients and can’t find any of them in the supermarkets, where do you get them

    • Michele – Either at health food stores or on Amazon or other places online.

  10. Due to hypothyrodism I avoid anything that can produce any type of estrogens, and that includes flaxseeds. I was eating a lot of them when I came down with breast cancer, so, my question is, what would you substitute for flaxseeds in your recipes? I use chia seeds in many other things I make, but I don’t know yet if it would work with this recipe.
    Thanks

    • Fran – I’m not sure what would work well for you, unfortunately. I’d definitely try out the chia, but know that chia absorbs more water than flax does. Please let me know how it works out if you do it!

  11. Gurinder

    Hi, I have an intolerance to egss so try to avoid them in my diet. Is there an alternative to eggs I could use in this recipe?
    Thanks,

    • Gurinder – Look up “flax eggs recipe” on google and use that as your egg replacer in many recipes.

  12. Jennifer

    Hi, I made the Almond Flax Pizza Crust recipe you have on this site, and put it in a bread pan and came out terrific as bread. Thought people should try it as it sounds like some people have issues with the ingredients in this recipe. I’ve also put it in muffin tins and froze the leftovers for a quick snack, it’s fantastic!! Thanks for all of these delicious recipes!

  13. Can I make the paleo bread and leave the flaxseeds out?

    • Denise – You could, but you’d need to replace it with something. My main suggestion would be almond flour, but I can’t guarantee how it’ll turn out ;)

  14. Kimberly

    The first time I made this bread it turned out ok… tasted great but was a little dry. I made it again this weekend and added 1 1/2 cups of steamed mashed sweet potatoes into the batter. It turned out so moist and a little more fluffy. The taste didn’t change, still great!
    I also made my own version of hamburger buns by cooking the bread batter in a whoopie pie pan. Made pretty good bun-like bread. : )

  15. So I’m new to paleo, especially the bread making…. The mix is dry & clumpy, is that right? U say POUR batter incinuating that it’s a more liquid mix! So do I mush the dry clumpy parts together like dough or dump the chunks into the pan or add something to make it more liquid or am I just crazy & am screwing it up some how?? Thanks!!

    • Amanda – Definitely try to make the batter as smooth in consistency as you can. Then just pour, scoop, or spatula the batter out of the bowl. Don’t worry too much about it – it’ll come out well as long as you mix it all together evenly.

  16. I want to make this bread for my kids lunches at school, but their school is a ‘nut free’ school. What could I use instead of almond flour?

  17. I just made this bread and it is awesome! I’m not a big salt person, when I took the first bite it taste a little salty but otherwise I love it and will continue to make it!

  18. Chelsey

    I am allergic to all tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, etc). Could you recommend what I could use in place of almond flour?

  19. Anonymous

    Can i use Apple sauce as a substitute for eggs? My daughter is allergic.

    • Anonymous – You can try. Maybe do the flax egg substitute instead. Just google “flax egg recipe”

  20. About how many slices of bread does this make? I currently buy a store bought GF bread for my kids, but I am wanting to make my own. Trying to compare cost and such.

    Thanks! I love your recipes.

  21. I would like to know,what I can sub. for butter? I miss it on my vegs. and on the paleo bread. Thank you

    • Anita Griffiths – I like coconut oil, coconut butter, duck fat (you can get it at Whole Foods now), or leaf lard as a substitute for butter. Or just butter or ghee if your body deals with it well.

  22. Paleo dude

    I’m on day 21 of the 30 Day Paleo challenge. I eat 2 pieces of this bread a day and I’ve lost 21 lbs in 21 days. This bread is amazing.. I am such a bread eater, this recipe came out great, I’ve made it 3 times already and it totally tastes like great grain bread.. Thx.

  23. Victoria

    I want to make a banana bread version of this recipe (so yummy, made it twice). Any suggestions?

  24. Set your expectations; this has a cornbread consistency. The taste is ok, will take some getting used to but is palatable. I tried it as regular “loaf bread” but it doesn’t work. I tried it as “cornbread” with some kale and that was much better.

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