Homemade Nut and Seed Paleo Bread. Finally, a homemade paleo bread that is soft, easy to make, and great for sandwiches. This wholesome nutty bread is freezable and low carb! A grain free bread to enjoy at each meal.
Oh hey there Monday. I’m ready for my peanut butter apple pie cake breakfast fuel to start off the week! Ya’ll, I have a feeling I’m going to need a lot of energy this week. Not to mention good “golden” food to boost my immunity (post surgery). Good thing I have a bread recipe to share (and devour). Um, yes, this paleo bread recipe is totally my bread and butter today! Haha. Plus I think you’re totally gonna love it! Who doesn’t love a good bread recipe? Bread is needed in life. Always.
So.. let’s talk about the needed part. Quick, what’s the one thing you can’t live without, food wise? That you NEED!! Here’s what I hear a lot when I explain the Paleo or grain free style of eating. “Oh my Goodness, how can I live without bread or a good sandwich bread?” Well ya, bread is so delicious and I don’t always make paleo bread, but when I do, it’s usually for a good reason.
Reason 1 –>> I need it. Like I need comfort food. Plus we all could use some extra healthy fats in our diet. Right? Paleo bread and butter (or coconut butter) = Good fat BOMB diggity Bomb! Did I just say that? Whoa I did.
Reason 2 –>> I can’t find a good store bought sandwich type paleo bread that is actually soft and tasty. I’m sure many can relate.
Reason 3 ->> We’re “reducing” grains for a few days, or weeks, or whatever. This usually happens when we are trying to reduce inflammation in the body, gut, etc. For us, we have found that reducing grains when we are either stressed, sick, or over trained, can help the body recover faster.
How so? By easing digestion and BOOSTING nutrient absorption. When you limit certain grains, the gut is able to really ABSORB the nutrients your are eating. Is this true for everyone? Yes and now.
Studies on phytic acid reveal that for some people, the phytic acid in whole grains blocks calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron and copper; while others are immune to it. (weston price)
Gah, do you feel like I say that enough? Haha. But really, the way our bodies respond to certain foods and digestion is so individualized. I think it’ definitely depends on our gut flora, hormones, environment we are living, etc. Which is why I like to make gluten free allergy friendly recipes. Some people need grain free, nut free, others feel better on an egg free or vegan diet, and some are just starting off eating a gluten free diet and are overwhelmed.
Regardless of people pleasing, this nut and seed paleo bread quickly became a staple in our house and a new FAVORITE! I made a few loaves batch and froze one loaf. Just one loaf of this paleo bread made about a week worth of sandwiches plus breakfast toast. Heck ya! If you follow me on snapchat, you will know this. I made the kiwi (aka my husband) all his sandwiches in one week so he wouldn’t forget to eat! Who does that?
Anyway, back to my point here ya’ll. This easy nut and seed Paleo Bread recipe tastes DELISH and is made with just 7 nutrient dense ingredients. It’s great for those looking to reduce grains, for back to school grain free paleo sandwich bread, or for toasting and enjoying with with soup/pasta. You know when it’s not 100F out.
I really wanted to keep this nut and seed paleo bread more on the seed side. Haha, you get my point. The only nut that is really involved is almond in the almond flour. The rest are seeds such as pumpkin seeds, chia seed, and poppyseed, which you can interchange with flax or sunflower seeds. Either way, it truly gives the bread a nutty flavor that’s not too heavy. Cool?
If you are looking for more fluffy bread recipes, I highly recommend Meaningful Eats AMAZING gluten-free sandwich bread. Um, YUM!!!!
Before I jump the recipe, I must confess…. I experimented with making a vegan option for this paleo bread as well. It definitely tasted GREAT but didn’t rise as much. So great for eating, just not sandwiches. Just so you know. Option is noted in recipe.
Homemade Nut and Seed Paleo Bread
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 5 eggs (6 if you want extra fluffy)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1 tsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- dash of black pepper
- Optional 1 tsp spice mix of choice (garlic, rosemary, Italian, etc.).
- 1 - 2 tsp poppyseed (plus extra for topping)
- 3 to 4 tbsp tapioca flour (if you are using more egg, add 4 tbsp).
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup chia meal (just grind chia seed in a coffee grinder or blender)
- Pumpkin seed for topping and Extra poppyseed
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x5 bread pan or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk your eggs, oil, and vinegar.
- In another bowl, combine your flours, poppyseed, and seasonings.
- Add your wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Pour batter into greased pan and top with additional pumpkin seeds and and additional poppyseed.
- Bake covered for 20 minutes. Then uncover and continue to bake for additional 15-20 more or golden and knife in the centre comes out clean.
- Should be around 35-45 minutes all together depending on your oven.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Wrap the paleo bread in foil or plastic wrap, slice and store in container. Keeps well in fridge for up to 7 days or freezer for up to 3 months.
- See notes for vegan option.
If you are looking for vegan or egg free option, you can try using 3/4 cup aquafaba to replace the eggs. It does bake but does not rise much. Still tasty!
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Told you this bread was nutrient dense and low carb. SO SO needed to fuel us for the week. Bring on the healthy fats. My brain needs it!
More grain free or paleo bread to try!
What’s your favorite homemade bread recipe?
Paleo folk, please share with me if you have found a good paleo store bought bread. I found one store in Dallas that is AMAZING but that’s kind of a long haul for one loaf of paleo bread.
This month’s gluten free meal plan will be a little delayed. Ugh, this whole month is one big reschedule of all things. Whoops! But better late than never, right?