New Paleo Yeast Bread Recipe!



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.

If you like this recipe, know that you can find more of our Paleo creations in the beautifully updated Fat Burning Chef eCookbook. You can get yours here.

Paleo Yeast Bread (updated 3/4/16)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 6


  • 11/teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/cup water, warm, not hot
  • teaspoons honey, raw
  • 3/cup coconut flour
  • 1/cup flax seeds, ground
  • tablespoons flax seeds, ground
  • 1/teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/teaspoon sea salt
  • large eggs, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put the yeast, water, and honey in a mixing bowl. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool completely before slicing.