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Best Paleo Bread Recipe (Perfect As-Is or For Making Sandwiches)

This recipe for the Best Paleo Bread slices well with great texture and flavor. Eat it as-is, or use it to make sandwiches or toast it for breakfast!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 14 people
Calories 174kcal
Author Faith Gorsky

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F; generously grease an 8½ by 4½-inch loaf pan with ghee or coconut oil.
  • Whisk together the almond meal, arrowroot starch, flaxseed meal, tapioca starch, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the slightly cooled butter or coconut oil, eggs, almond “milk”, and vinegar in a medium bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and stir until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Immediately pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes in a glass pan.
  • Cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving, and store any leftovers wrapped in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

Update January 20, 2016: I received a lot of emails with different questions about making this bread. I've done several additional rounds of testing and have made slight updates to the recipe, and here are my tips.
Cooking Time: I use a glass loaf pan to make this bread. If you use a metal loaf pan, you may need to adjust the cooking time because although glass takes a bit longer than metal to heat up, once it's hot, it retains heat better.
Troubleshooting Why Your Loaf Didn't Rise: Be sure to use the same size baking dish that the recipe specifies; make sure your oven is properly calibrated; preheat your oven before baking; use fresh baking soda; don't skip the vinegar.
Brands of Almond Flour I've Used: I've successfully made this recipe with Bob's Red Mill, Honeyville, and Anthony's almond flour. If you use almond meal instead of almond flour, your bread will be darker.
Substitutions: I have tested the following substitutions with good results:
  • No Arrowroot Starch: Omit the arrowroot starch; add 1 large egg white and increase the tapioca starch to 4 tablespoons (30 g).
  • Golden Flaxseed Meal: Brown flaxseed meal will also work, but you'll have specks of brown in your loaf. You can make your own flaxseed meal by finely grinding flaxseeds, but do not use whole flaxseeds for this recipe.
  • Ghee or Coconut Oil: Unsalted butter (melted and cooled slightly) will also work.
  • Plain, Unsweetened Almond "Milk": Cow's milk will also work (I tested this recipe with both whole milk and 2% milk with good results). Other types of milk may also work, but I haven't tested them (if you make this with another type of milk, please let us know how it goes in the comments!).
Update October 9, 2018: I added nutritional information for this recipe, which was calculated through the nutrition plugin API. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutrition information.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg