Our Best Paleo Bread Yet

 As I have mentioned many times before, the hardest thing for me to quit along this Paleo path is wheat. I know it makes me feel tired and depressed, yet I still fall for its charms. There is nothing nicer than warm bread and butter. At the beginning of this journey I tried lots of Paleo bread recipes. Lots of them were OK, but none of them really hit the mark. I gave up and decided just to avoid bread altogether.

To be honest that's fine most of the time, but sometimes I just want bread - with no alternatives available I end up going for the wheat type - then regretting it the next day! We do buy bread in this house. BB eats it occasionally. Even though I have started buying those really small loaves, I usually throw more than half of it away. If only I could find a good Paleo bread recipe...

Well - today we have made some amazing bread. So amazing that it really satisfied me and BB said "Mummy I like your bread - it's very tasty" That's a first! So amazing too that I am slightly delaying our plans to go to the beach to write it down quick before I forget.

Paleo Bread Recipe

We roughly followed this recipe from Primal Chicken (stopping on the list of ingredients when we got to the orange essence as we just wanted a plain loaf). Primal Chicken in turn had roughly followed the Bread 2.0 recipe from Elana's Pantry. As usual though - we changed it slightly. Some bits intentionally because we didn't have the right ingredients and some bits by accident (like the oven temperature!). Whatever the reason - what we did turned into our best bread ever - so here it is.


1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 x 80g tub arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 generous teaspoon baking powder

4 large eggs
1 generous squirt of agave nectar
a splash of apple cider vinegar (about a dessert spoon full I think)
2 generous tablespoons natural yoghurt 

  • Whisk together wet ingredients
  • Mix together dry ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix well 
  • Put the mixture into a well greased loaf tin of about 10cm by 20cm in size (it can be worth lining just the base with a piece of grease proof paper too)
  • Bake at 190º for 25-30 mins
It could just have been luck - but we'll definitely be making this again. I will amend the post as we go along with any changes. For example - the oven was a bit hotter than I intended (I think BB may know something about that - I went for a shower while it was baking so I am not sure at what point the temperature went up a little), but who knows - maybe that was the secret to our success.

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.

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