I know, I know what you all are thinking. Paleo bread? Isn't that a paradox? Sure, call it what you will, but I finally made my own nut free paleo bread that my brother can eat! The consistency is scarily close to the real stuff and my family loves it. I am not going to lie that it is a bit denser than real bread, but with this batch I was able to cut it without it crumbling and make thin slices that are perfect for toasting or for sandwich building. I am super excited that it is nut free too because all the paleo bread recipes I have ever seen called for a nut flour or an ingredient that wasn't really paleo (like xantham gum...). But this recipe has it all-- a great nutrition profile with an adequate amount of protein (from the eggs), good fats (from the coconut oil), and a safe source of carbs! I really like how easy it is to just pack a ziploc bag of the bread and eat a couple slices as a post-workout meal. Delicious! Anyways, I will keep perfecting my recipe to get it as airy and bread-like as possible, but for now here is what I have got! If you are allergic to nuts or don't want to cook with them for your fear of omega-6 PUFA oxidation then check out the recipe and enjoy...
Getting a good paleo bread is so hard because the gluten and yeast in wheat is what makes a bread stick together. This was my first attempt with nut flour. I am also working on a nut-free version right now, which I think will be well-received since my brother has a nut allergy and using nut flours really aren't optimal due to their high omega-6 ratio (omega-3s are the heart-healthy poly-unsaturated fats we get from foods like wild salmon and nuts + refined vegetable oils are their less healthy counterparts). But, I did like the flavor of this bread and how easy it was to make. I had been dying to see what a paleo bread really tasted like and if it was bland, but I think the almond meal really made it tasty. In the future, I may try to come up with my own fat bread, but for now stay tuned for a nut-free gluten-free recipe that tastes and has a similar consistency to real bread (it would really make our lunches easier sometimes...). For now though, if you are dying to try this bread with some butter and bananas, or you want to eat my french toast recipe, check this bread out...