This is the last of our bread recipes of Bread Month here at Paleo Plan, but don’t worry – there will be more in the future! So, when I published our Paleo Sandwich Bread recipe, someone asked if they could use yeast in it and still call it Paleo. I hadn’t honestly thought of that before, but in the end I decided there wasn’t anything at all wrong with using yeast in bread on a Paleo diet!
So this is our first stab at a Paleo yeast bread recipe, and I’d love to know how you like it! If you miss the yeast-like smell and flavor of bread, this recipe is your answer. Honestly, I think it’s delicious and very reminiscent of the old breads I used to eat and smell :) It’s totally grain free, and unlike traditional yeast bread, it doesn’t require any rising time, yet still comes out tasting and smelling like the yeast bread you love.
Made with a combination of coconut flour and flax, it’s soft, yet hearty, and makes great sandwiches and toast. Golden flax will give you a truer bread-like color, but the darker flax variety works just fine.
Paleo Yeast Bread (updated 3/4/16)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 11/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup water, warm, not hot
- 2 teaspoons honey, raw
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup flax seeds, ground
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Put the yeast, water, and honey in a mixing bowl. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly.
- Whisk the flour, flax, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, and add to the yeast mixture, followed by the eggs. Mix well with a spatula and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Line a baking pan with parchment. Transfer the bread mixture to the parchment and form into a loaf. Let sit while you preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake for 35 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool completely before slicing.