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61 Easy Paleo Bread Recipes – The Ultimate Guide to Paleo Bread

One common lament about those deciding to go on the Paleo diet is having to give up bread. But just because you can’t eat what and grains anymore doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy nice slice of bread or two, just as long as it conforms to the Paleo dietary recommendations. Here is our select list of wheat-free, grain-free paleo bread recipes that you can use for sandwiches, toast, or just to enjoy on their own.

61 Easy Paleo Bread Recipes

Easy Paleo Lemon Blueberry Bread

Easy Paleo Lemon Blueberry Bread

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Bejewelled with beautiful purple blueberries, this pretty, moist loaf also includes 2 small ripe bananas and ¼ cup of honey for sweetness, and lemon zest to add a tangy zing.



Low Carb Cauliflower Bread

Low Carb Cauliflower Bread

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Sticking to a paleo diet can be tough when you love bread, but this recipe is a great way to bridge that gap as it uses cauliflower rice for a low carb, delicious alternative.



Paleo Garlic Naan

Paleo Garlic Naan

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Grain free and gluten free, this garlic naan bread is a must to enjoy with traditional Indian cuisine, and can be made as garlicky or mild as your tastebuds allow.



The Best Homemade Paleo Sandwich Bread

The Best Homemade Paleo Sandwich Bread

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Equally good toasted or made into a sandwich, this paleo bread has a thin crust when baked, and as there’s no kneading needed, it can be ready in around 40 minutes.



Easy Paleo Zucchini Bread

Easy Paleo Zucchini Bread

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Using shredded zucchini will ensure that your bread is moist and soft, while the coconut and almond flour, along with the honey and mashed banana, give it a delicate nutty flavor.



Crusty Paleo French Bread

Crusty Paleo French Bread

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Almond and arrowroot flours make excellent substitutions for wheat flour in this amazing recipe, which results in totally paleo-friendly, crusty French bread using active dry yeast, honey, and apple cider vinegar.



The Best Pumpkin Bread You Have Ever Had

The Best Pumpkin Bread You Have Ever Had

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High in fiber and protein, this delicious pumpkin bread recipe not only provides the great taste of pumpkin, but is also flavored with warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.



Coffee Cake Banana Bread with Crumble Top

Coffee Cake Banana Bread with Crumble Top

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As if this moist coffee cake banana bread wasn’t treat enough, check out the incredible crumble topping which is sweetened with coconut sugar and includes crunchy pecans and warming cinnamon.



Homemade Paleo Pita Bread

Homemade Paleo Pita Bread

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Pita bread is one of those pantry staples which can be used in so many different ways – it’s great for dipping in hummus, or filling with salad – and this one is totally paleo-friendly.



Paleo Breakfast Bread

Paleo Breakfast Bread

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There’s barely enough room for the almond flour and coconut oil in this recipe, because it is literally packed with bananas, dried fruits, and nuts, which makes it not only delicious but nutritious, too.



Low Carb Coconut Flour Tortillas

Low Carb Coconut Flour Tortillas

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Swap wheat flour for coconut and arrowroot flours and you can make a paleo tortilla that will be every bit as delicious as those which are made the traditional way.



Easy and Pillowy Soft Paleo Tortillas

Easy and Pillowy Soft Paleo Tortillas

glutenfreeonashoestring.com VIEW RECIPE

Make more of these soft paleo tortillas than you need and you can freeze them, ready to be used when you’re short of time and fancy something Mexican for dinner.



Almond Flour Breadsticks

Almond Flour Breadsticks

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Flaky in the middle with a crispy, savory crust, these breadsticks will rival any you find in a restaurant and can be made easily at home using almond flour and coconut oil.



Apple Bread With Crumble Topping

Apple Bread With Crumble Topping

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Putting a crumble topping on top of any baked goods adds another level of texture and taste, and it works brilliantly in this recipe for apple and apple pie spice bread.



Almond Flour Chocolate Bread

Almond Flour Chocolate Bread

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Cut into this chocolate bread and you will treated to a slice of rich, dark, moist bread which uses a combination of unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips to make it chocoholic-approved.



Zucchini Brownie Bread

Zucchini Brownie Bread

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If you think putting zucchini into bread is odd, you really need to look at this paleo bread recipe, because the high water content keeps it super moist without affecting the taste.



Cauliflower Tortillas

Cauliflower Tortillas

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The problem with some non-wheat flour tortillas is that they crumble and break when you fold them. These cauliflower, coconut flour, and tapioca versions are soft and pliable, and taste outstanding.



Cassava Coconut Paleo Bread Balls

Cassava Coconut Paleo Bread Balls

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Although this recipe is paleo-friendly, it is high in carbs, but it produces delicious, dense balls of dough which bake up wonderfully as a filling accompaniment to soup or a warming stew.



Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia Bread

Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia Bread

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Enjoy this fragrant and beautiful rosemary and sea salt focaccia bread with any Italian dish, or even on its own, safe in the knowledge that it is both paleo and keto compatible.



Grain Free Cashew Sourdough Bread

Grain Free Cashew Sourdough Bread

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Using probiotic capsules to make bread might sound unusual, but it’s these which ‘sour’ the batter and give it the unique taste that’s so recognizable among bread lovers the world over.



Homemade Paleo Garlic Bread

Homemade Paleo Garlic Bread

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Almond flour and flaxseed meal make up the replacement for wheat flour in this paleo recipe, while the garlic topping is drizzled over the top once the slices have been toasted.



Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

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The problem with many gluten free breads is that they’re crumbly and tend to fall apart; not so with these burger buns, which have a similar consistency to regular wheat buns.



Easy Paleo Bread Machine Bread

Easy Paleo Bread Machine Bread

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Bread machines are a Godsend in busy households as they take all the hard work out of kneading and baking, and this paleo chia seeds and flax meal bread recipe is ideal.



Paleo Cassava Bread

Paleo Cassava Bread

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Use cassava flour and tapioca flour to make this delicious paleo alternative to wheat bread, and you’ll never look back – it’s light, crusty, and rises just like a regular loaf.



Seed and Nut Sandwich Bread

Seed and Nut Sandwich Bread

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Full of essential and health-giving nutrients – not to mention being really tasty – this paleo recipe uses a huge variety of seeds and nuts to give a delightfully nutty, chewy bread



Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

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Gluten free and sweetened with raw honey or pure maple syrup, this pretty loaf tastes as good as it looks, thanks to the orange zest, juice, and fresh tangy cranberries.



Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

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Gluten and dairy free, this loaf makes a delightful accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee and is full of flavor, from the fruity cranberry to the tangy orange icing.



Yellow Squash and Jalapeno Bread

Yellow Squash and Jalapeno Bread

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If you thought paleo bread was bland and tasteless, have a go at making this awesome loaf which is moist and flavorsome thanks to the yellow squash and shredded jalapenos.



Coconut Flour Blueberry Skillet Bread

Coconut Flour Blueberry Skillet Bread

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Perfect for breakfast or for when you really fancy something sweet and nutritious, this coconut flour blueberry skillet bread is perfect, and super filling to keep you going all day.



5-Minute Paleo Dump Bread

5-Minute Paleo Dump Bread

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Gluten free, grain free, and paleo compatible, this dump bread makes a great base into which you can literally ‘dump’ 2 cups of any shredded fruit or vegetables you like.



Quick Blender Paleo Bread

Quick Blender Paleo Bread

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One of the best things about this paleo bread recipe (apart from the taste) is that all of the ingredients can be blended together and then poured into a pan to bake.



Blueberry Bread with Streusel Topping

Blueberry Bread with Streusel Topping

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Fans of blueberry muffins will really enjoy having this paleo blueberry bread – with a maple syrup streusel topping – on hand to slice and enjoy with a morning coffee or afternoon tea.



Marbled Chocolate Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Marbled Chocolate Paleo Pumpkin Bread

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With pumpkin for moistness and the taste of fall, and chocolate for, well, nobody needs a reason for chocolate, this marble cake is both pretty to look at and delicious to eat.



Grandma’s Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans

Grandma’s Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans

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Incredibly versatile, this sweet potato and pecan bread is perfect with jelly, marmalade, or any other sweet spreads, and equally delicious served with a warming soup or bowl of stew.



Paleo Pineapple Bread

Paleo Pineapple Bread

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How amazing does this pineapple bread sound? Moist, fruity, and made with coconut flour, sugar, and oil, this bread also contains sweet honey which is offset by the tangy flavor of lime.



Cinnamon Roll Bread

Cinnamon Roll Bread

livinglovingpaleo.com VIEW RECIPE

Cinnamon rolls are one of life’s pleasures that can be off limits to those on a paleo diet, but this cinnamon roll loaf is grain-free and delicious, and drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.



Ooey Gooey Paleo Monkey Bread

Ooey Gooey Paleo Monkey Bread

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With no grains, no dairy, and no refined sugars, this monkey bread is also totally vegan so its awesome gooey and stretchy deliciousness can be enjoyed by just about anyone.



Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread

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This low carb chocolate chip cookie bread is moist and soft and full of chocolate chips, but if that’s not enough to convince you, it contains maple syrup and nut butter, too.



The Best Paleo Bagels

The Best Paleo Bagels

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This recipe will make sure that you don’t have to miss out on bagels for breakfast, and they’re so soft and chewy on the inside that you wouldn’t know they were grain-free.



Grain Free Paleo Bread Rolls

Grain Free Paleo Bread Rolls

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The perfect bread roll is soft inside and crusty on the outside, and that’s exactly what this grain-free recipe will give you, using a mix of three non-wheat flours.



Healthy Coconut Pineapple Bread

Healthy Coconut Pineapple Bread

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Delicious as both a breakfast and an after-dinner treat, this dairy-free and gluten-free coconut pineapple bread contains succulent chucks of juicy pineapple, and is topped with a crunchy pecan topping.



Almond Flour Soda Bread

Almond Flour Soda Bread

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With just five ingredients needed (alongside salt and water), this paleo recipe will result in a tasty soda bread which can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



Paleo Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bread

Paleo Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bread

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You can see how moist this pumpkin cinnamon roll bread is, thanks to the layer of delicious pumpkin spice swirl and the juicy canned pumpkin which goes into the dough.



Savory No Baking Tin Bread

Savory No Baking Tin Bread

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This dense, savory paleo bread is incredibly easy to make, and doesn’t even need a loaf pan to work. Flavor with garlic or onion, or choose Italian herbs if you prefer.



Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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Every bite you take of this cinnamon raisin loaf will be like having a little slice of comfort, and will perfectly complement a hot cup of tea and a good book.



Almond Butter Bread

Almond Butter Bread

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Low carb and gluten free, this flourless almond butter bread contains only 1.5 carbs per 1/16th slice and is the perfect alterative to wheat bread, while requiring only 5 ingredients.



Paleo Hemp Bread

Paleo Hemp Bread

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Both nutty and sweet, this hemp seed bread holds its shape and texture well, so is ideal for both sandwiches and toast, or just slathered with your favorite paleo topping.



4-Ingredient Paleo Cloud Bread

4-Ingredient Paleo Cloud Bread

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Cloud bread has it all – it sounds fun, looks pretty, and is incredibly light and fluffy, and by following this particular recipe you are keeping your carbs at an absolute minimum, too.



Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

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Cut into this strawberry banana bread and you will be met with the summery scent of berries, the prettiness of the juicy red fruits, and the chewiness of the sweet bananas.



Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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We bet you’ve never seen banana bread that’s quite as decadent as this one! Rich, moist, and dark, this version is packed with paleo-friendly chocolate chips and raw cacao powder.



Incredible Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Incredible Paleo Pumpkin Bread

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You know that when a recipe calls for canned pumpkin, chances are there will be pumpkin spice too; this has both, which gives this delicious paleo bread the delightful taste of fall.



Low Carb Almond Flour Keto Bread

Low Carb Almond Flour Keto Bread

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Suitable for both keto and paleo diets, this almond flour loaf needs just 6 ingredients and is super simple to make, yet produces a soft, airy and totally delicious loaf.



Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread

Gluten Free Banana Nut Bread

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Banana bread is such a staple when it comes to baking, but this one is special; not only does it contain crunchy walnuts and warming cinnamon, but it’s gluten-free and paleo, too.



Paleo Rainy Day Biscuits

Paleo Rainy Day Biscuits

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When a simple bowl of soup just isn’t substantial enough, biscuits are a great way to bulk up the meal without being too heavy, and these almond flour and butter ones are perfect.



Easy Paleo Dinner Rolls

Easy Paleo Dinner Rolls

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Dinner rolls are one of the most enjoyable parts of dining out – those little baskets of freshly baked bread are irresistible; enjoy them at home with this simple paleo bread recipe.



Microwave English Muffins

Microwave English Muffins

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Paleo, vegan, or gluten-free – this recipe has a version to suit all three, but each one will produce a delicious and authentic English muffin that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch.



The Most Addictive Paleo Garlic Breadsticks

The Most Addictive Paleo Garlic Breadsticks

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These breadsticks are totally moreish so you may have to resist the temptation to make them every day to get your fix of the herby, garlicky twists of bready deliciousness.



Sesame Grissini Breadsticks

Sesame Grissini Breadsticks

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These grissini breadsticks are made with thyme and garlic, although of course you can swap the herbs and seasonings to whatever you want – either way, they’ll be delicious and perfect for dipping.



Keto Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Keto Pumpkin Streusel Bread

beautyandthefoodie.com VIEW RECIPE

Pumpkin streusel bread tastes as delicious as it looks, and when it’s drizzled with a sweet butter and cream icing, you know it’s going to be a decadent keto treat.



Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread

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Mmmm, not only does this cinnamon banana bread have a layer of pecan crumble on top, but it also has one running through the middle for a double dose of comforting cinnamon spice.



Coconut Flour Bread

Coconut Flour Bread

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With just six ingredients needed, this simple bread loaf is made with coconut flour and oil to give it a distinctive taste, and is best enjoyed just as it is.


4 Best Flours for Homemade Paleo Bread

1. Almond Flour

As the name suggests, almond flour is made from blanched, finely ground almonds. The flour is relatively high in protein and also contains many other nutrients such as Vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and iron to name a few.

Substituting wheat flour with almond flour can however be tricky as the almond flour is gluten free. This means that if you are adapting a recipe, the consistency of the end product could be quite different. Without the gluten you will lose some elasticity.

The down side is that almond flour, by nature, is at least twice as expensive as traditional cake flour but by making it at home you can cut costs. The added advantage is that you can make ahead of time and your do-it-yourself flour will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months at a time. If you are using the flour from your freezer, simply remove the amount you need. Allow it to stand for 20 minutes and it’s ready to go.

2. Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is made from the dried out pulp of a coconut. It is a delicious gluten free, Paleo suitable flour. It is also a healthy source of fibre, protein and fat.

In terms of baking with coconut flour it is important to realize that adapting recipes can be tricky due to how absorbent coconut flour is. Coconut flour absorbs an incredible amount of liquid, so you can work on using a 1/3rd of the amount of coconut flour in comparison to ordinary flour.

Another fact to be aware of is that most recipes using coconut flour normally contain lot of eggs! This is necessary to bind the ingredients in the recipe together.

Tip: There are hundreds of tried and tested recipes out there, rather follow one of these Paleo coconut bread recipes here, and avoid expensive an disappointing results.

3. Cassava Flour

When it comes to consistency and texture, cassava flour is the one Paleo friendly flour, which behaves most like wheat flour. This makes it a favorite flour to make Paleo breads with.

With most recipes you will be able to use a 1: 1 replacement ratio, making our lives so much easier!

An added bonus to being gluten free is that this flour also supplies a welcome alternative to people who suffer from nut allergies. It really is a winning flour substitute.

There is a downside to utilizing this flour. It has a high carbohydrate content. If you are monitoring your sugar and carbohydrate intake very closely and are not particularly very active it would be wise to consume products made with this flour, in moderation.

4. Tigernut Flour

Surprisingly, despite the name, this flour is actually not made from a nut but rather a small root. It is therefore highly suitable for those who struggle with nut allergies.

Tigernuts were originally found in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. If we had to go back a few million years, Tigernuts would have made up about 80% of our Paleo diet.

Tigernuts not only contain fibre, iron and potassium but also act as a functional food, a prebiotic (fuel for the good bacteria in your gut to thrive).

A second advantage is that this flour can be used in a 1:1 ratio when adapting your favorite bread recipe.

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  1. Thanks for including me as well! I have yet to make a paleo sandwich bread recipe so the links to all of those are great 🙂

  2. What did I do wrong? Made the grain free/vegan bread and it just crumbles, no chance of cutting it. How long do you have to beat before it comes together in a “firm ball”. That never occurred and I put it into the pan at the semi-firm stage, after beating what seemed like forever, and it just falls apart.

    • Faye,

      I’m so sorry your bread crumbles, that’s so disappointing. That your dough didn’t become a firm ball indicates that a measurement might have been off. My best recommendations for baking grain-free include having all ingredients at room temperature, have the oven preheated, to measure everything accurately and to notice if things are happening the way they are supposed to, ie.: your dough is not firm. A soft dough would need you to add more flour to it, although if the dough is too soft because too much milk or fat was added, it will throw off the balance of everything else. Baking is very precise in this way, try it again and keep me posted on the outcome.

    • Kathy,

      As with all of your food choices, you have to decide. Read the label and check the ingredients, is it a grain-free paleo bread? If so, YAY, if not, and you are wanting to eat strict paleo, make one of the recipes in this post, you won’t be disappointed.

  3. I just made the best no-grain banana bread ever–in the microwave!!! Ten minutes of anticipation is a whole lot easier to tolerate than an hour, just sayin’…
    Here is the recipe if you’d like to make a healthy treat:
    Ingredients
    1/3 cup almond flour
    1 tablespoon coconut flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    3 Tablespoons egg whites (you can use a whisked egg instead if you’d like)
    2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
    1 whole over-ripe (really good and brown) banana
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 package of Stevia (the small single-serving ones like for coffee)
    Instructions
    Grease a coffee mug with coconut oil.
    Mix and mash together all the ingredients with a fork in a bowl.
    Pour mixture into mug.
    Microwave for 3 minutes on high. Check it. Cook in 30 second intervals until mostly set (mine looked a tiny bit mushy on top after 3 minutes 30 seconds.
    Cover with a cutting board or plate and turn upside down leaving the hot mug over the bread.
    Cool for 5-10 minutes.
    Pop out of mug gently and slice.
    1/2 of the “loaf” is about 310 calories of healthy fat, protein, and fruit.

  4. Would it be horrible to mix up the ingredients and freeze it to bake later? I can go on and on about how busy I am and blah blah blah, really I’m just lazy and know I may not make it if it’s not super convenient. #thestruggle These all look great!

    • Kelsey,

      It probably wouldn’t be horrible, but you’d have to plan ahead and let it defrost and bake it, which only sounds like more work…so I am going to recommend,the single serve bread and the microwave bread. Those are recipes that you can whip up and cook in no time. Otherwise make the recipes, the bread and then freeze it. Let me know what you do.

  5. When you cook breads with the Coconut flour does it come out w/ the coconut taste?

    I am no fan of coconut but I would love to have more recipe options so I am interested in trying the ones made with the coconut as the alternate but am scared to try it. Is anyone else not a coconut fan that can weigh in?

    • Kelly,

      Breads and other foods made with coconut, will have a coconut flavor and some added sweetness. I really like coconut and barely notice it, especially in recipes with seasonings. Maybe give the garlic breadsticks a try? They have lots of herbs and garlic and are very good. Let me know if you try them.

    • Kristene,

      You can use many different things to replace eggs, depending on your tastes and the recipe:

      ground flax or chia combined with equal parts water (1tablespoon ea, is equal to 1 egg)

      pureed apples, prunes, or bananas or nut butters.

      Hope these suggestions help, let me know what you try and how it works.

  6. I REALLY need to find a wheat and lactose free recipe for a curry accompaniment , i.e. nan , Chapati etc.
    I can make a great curry, but the bread aspect is a really causing a big problem. Nan has yogurt, therefore lactose etc.

    I know I’m not talking Paleo with this (this is a medical thing), but maybe somebody out there has a recipe that qualifies as Paleo , gluten and lactose free.

    I would be grateful for any ideas / recipes. (and it would make my wife happy – which as any man knows, is a very good thing:) )

    • Loch,

      Have you tried the flatbread recipe from this post? It’s really good, while the recipe does call for butter (you can use ghee, if that works for your dietary needs) or coconut oil.

      Let me know if you try it and how it works out.

  7. I am also curious if I can substitute the coconut flour for something else like tapioca or arrowroot? I don’t mind if for the sweeter breads but i don’t want to taste in in the “regular, everyday” bread.

    • Jamie,

      You can adjust flours in recipes, but you’ll have to be open to experimenting. When you substitute coconut flour, you’ll want to adjust the quantity of the replacement flour and add just a bit more fat. Or if you don’t like experimenting, you can look for recipes that do not contain coconut flour. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

  8. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me. I have a nonverbal two-year-old son. We are trying to move him off of grains completely, but the only thing I can get him to eat is an almond butter and honey sandwich. Just about every type of grain free bread I’ve tried he has discarded. I’m worried that he is so addicted to bread that it is limiting his world, not only are there different types of foods that he’s missing out on, but also his consumption of gluten may be affecting his development.
    I’ve tried withholding, and he just chooses not to eat anything at all. Has anyone gone through this successfully?

    • Hello, I had similar problem (not as drastic) with my son. If the bread you are giving him is gluten free he is getting no gluten. Try putting a piece of cheese with a dab of honey on his plate and see if the picks it up eventually. Don’t mention anything different. Also a very thin slice of apple or banana with almond butter on it. Just Introduce different things but about the same size and coloring. Next He needs to be on a protein shake with hidden kale in it. You must start slow with almond milk and ice and honey. See if he will drink it with a straw? If you can continue adding other things– he will pick it up eventually. Also use behavior modification by telling him if he tries the shake ( one sip at first) you will let him watch a favorite show or movie. He likes these flavors already. Good Luck.

    • Wendy, I’m just a grandma, who has not experienced your issues, but I wonder what else your son eats. does he eat apple sauce? try making a bread with coconut flour, eggs and let him add apple sauce to it. the apple sauce will provide sweetness, the coconut flour is said to offer more of a normal bread consistency, the eggs bind the coconut flour together. remember that coconut flour is VERY absorbent. you only need a little. I’m going to suggest microwave muffins in a cup so you don’t have to make so much only to have him reject it. here is a sample recipe for you to try.
      1 egg beaten
      1 Tablespoon of coconut flour
      one tsp of almond butter or regular butter or coconut oil
      1 tsp of grain free baking powder
      1 packet of stevia or one tsp of honey.
      1/8 tsp of salt, which can be omitted for one so young but I like it.
      2 Tbsp of apple sauce
      Cinnamon if desired.
      mix together the dry ingredients
      mix the wet ingredients beating til well mixed. combine and pur into a mug sprayed with pam or greased with coconut oil. bake in the microwave for 1-2 minutes til a toothpick comes out clean. This recipe is very similar to a one minute muffin but has salt, applesauce and coconut oil added for moistness. if you want it firmer, leave out the coconut oil since the apple sauce is meant to be a draw for you son. or cut back on the apple sauce. as created the recipe will be a moist muffin which can be sliced cross wise into rounds and topped with your choice of toppings. to make a sandwich you might have to make it firmer or cool it in the fridge to make the slices thinner. this recipe will also make about three 4 inch pancakes. if fried in coconut oil.

      • forgot to say, let the mixture sit for a minute before cooking so the coconut flour absorbs some of the moisture. I think it helps the texture.

    • Wendy,

      This must be so challenging and stressful for you, but know that young children can be very picky eaters. Typically young children like very bland, slightly sweet tasting foods, so I can see why he would like an almond butter and honey sandwich. If you can find a grain free bread that looks like the bread he likes to eat, use one slice of regular and one slice of grain-free (keeping the grain free on the bottom). And/or as he is resistant to grain free bread at this time, maybe focus on introducing other foods that he may enjoy such as cucumber, red pepper or apple slices, small pieces of cooked chicken or sweet potato and serve these with a side of almond butter to dip them into. Try introducing grain free crackers, cookies or muffins as well as paleo smoothies (into which you can sneak some greens), keep the portions small and offer him variety alongside his sandwich. He may also like the entire routine of meals and may enjoy the same meal at the kitchen table or in his highchair, so maybe packing a picnic and eating at the park might help him to try some new flavors. I hope these suggestions help, keep us posted on how things go.

  9. I’m not a believer in vegan or Paleo diets. I believe in a healthy diet that leans somewhat in the vegetarian direction and I just became convinced of the need to eliminate wheat from my diet. I applaud this website and the author for providing me with the bread alternatives I was looking for. I also appreciated the open eclectic attitude of the author in including some items recommended by vegans. Still, I believe red meat should be avoided . Thank You.

    • Unfortunately I think our concept of a healthy diet has been perpetrated upon us by big Pharma.
      I think red meat from grain fed cattle and sheep IS bad for us . These animals were designed to eat grass. We were designed to eat meat, fat, vegetables , a few seeds and a little seasonal fruit. But never any kind of grain. ! When Man began farming and grain consumption , so began disease and illness. Today our food supply is being contaminated by Factory farming and GMOs.
      I equate most “foods” in a Supermarket with “kibble” Sweet and tasty and Deadly

      • Linda,

        There has been so much nutrition and dietary mis-information in the past 100 years, it’s very confusing to sort it all out. I’m thankful I found Paleo! And as paleo shoppers, we know to avoid the center of the market and stick to the outside loop which is where we find the lean proteins, the nuts, seeds, greens, vegetables and fruits. It not only saves us time when we shop, it keeps us healthy.

    • Jordan,

      I’m so glad that you found this post and that you can enjoy some grain-free bread.
      Paleo offers a base structure of foods that are easily digestible for our bodies based on our genetics, but each of us can make decisions about what we eat based on our beliefs. I absolutely agree with you, because I believe in a healthy diet as well! Let me know which of these recipes is your favorite.

  10. I have a daughter who has the same basic problem with her 5 year old son…not eating what’s good for him. If you’ll give me your email address, I’ll send that on to her, and she can email you. She’s still got the same issues, but is just thought you and she could write to each other. BTW, my other daughter’s name is Wendy!

  11. I have polymyalgeia rheumatica and am on steroids.My rheumatologistt says go on the paleo diet to avoid weight gain and moon face effect but has given me no diet information. I have a dairy allergy and .use soya milk. I need a bread and pancakes which are not too difficult to make.PLease help
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    • Hi Mary,

      Thanks for reading this post. Of these recipes, pick one that sounds good to, and try it. These are all good recipes and fairly easy to make, I like to make the Cheesy Tapioca Flatbread, as its pretty quick and tastes great. I’ve got lots of paleo resources and recipes on here, so click around to find out more about paleo. Keep me posted on how things go and always feel free to share a story or ask a question.

  12. After 30 years of pain..heavy fatigue..etc etc etc..I have been shocked into this new world of paleo…and I feel great..it’s a dream come true! I can’t begin to describe the difference that being grain free has made. I am excited to know there are breads I can have. I feel so free that I’m in tears!

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