Paleo AND Vegan Sandwich Bread

Can I just say something here?  Baked good that are both Paleo AND Vegan are a little hard to make.  I mean, holy crap…I can’t use eggs.  I can’t use wheat flour.  I can’t use xanthan gum.  I can’t use 90% of the gluten free flours out there…sooo, hey, let’s make bread out of NOTHING!!

OK, it wasn’t out of nothing…I just had to get creative with…not a lot.

I’ll admit up front that if you’re fat phobic at all, you’ll likely not want to eat this bread.  But you knew from the start of this little Vegan Venture that I was not going to give up my most beloved macronutrient.  Luckily, the fat content of this bread makes it really filling and I’ll say it made a very nice little breakfast for a few days.  I also experimented with some open-faced sandwichmaking–might I recommend this spinach and chutney combo…

Made me feel all exotic and creative when I really just had a ton of chutney left over.  That’s economics, people.

Anyhoo, the texture of this bread is definitely more of a quick bread, so it’s not going to bend and fold like a lot of commercial options, but it does the job.  Not too bad for making bread out of nothing.  I could be a Vegan Jesus…

Wait..wait…I’d be amiss if I didn’t ask you to !  Please??


1/2 c Coconut Flour

1 t Salt

1 t Baking Soda

1/2 c Flax Meal

1 c Palm Shortening

1 c + 2 T Applesauce (make sure it’s at room temp)


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the palm shortening and applesauce.  Add the flax, salt, and baking soda.  One tablespoon at a time, add the coconut flour and beat until you have a stiff dough.

Press the dough into a greased loaf pan.  Bake for 55-60 minutes until a knife inserted comes out clean.  Cool COMPLETELY before cutting into slices.

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23 thoughts on “Paleo AND Vegan Sandwich Bread

  1. Lois

    New to Paleo eating so please excuse my stupidity; is flax meal and flax seed flour the same thing? I haven’t had bread for sometime and would love to make this. I purchased flax seed flour – can I use that? THANKS

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  3. Ruth

    Hmmmm… I just tried this recipe — it tasted good, but it was very crumbly and cakey — I don’t know how anyone would make a sandwich from it. Fortunately, I had lined 2 of the sides and the bottom of the loaf pan with parchment, so I could lift the bread out of the pan by the parchment on the sides. I don’t dare move it off the parchment because it would probably fall apart.

  4. Andi

    I agree. Very tasty, but super crumbly and cakey. I had to cook it forever to get it not super gooey in the middle. Any suggestions for getting it more bread-like?
    I’ll make it again anyway, just because it’s yummy.

    1. tgipaleo Post author

      Unfortunately, I have yet to get the texture right without eggs–or resorting to legume-based flours. Ugh…

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    1. Lindsey

      This response may be too little too late, but I used coconut oil and it was an epic fail for me. Not sure if that was the failing ingredient, however what I pulled out of my over was nothing close to a loaf of bread.

      1. tgipaleo Post author

        Yeah since coconut oil turns liquid really fast, there’s no binding property to it…it takes “moisture” to a whole new level!

      2. Randi

        I am so glad I read this because I was gonna substitute coconut oil! Ive been trying to find good paleo bread, but I cant have eggs.

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  7. andria

    this recipe is intriguing, but does it really call for 1 CUP of shortening?? I am not afraid of fat but that seems excessive.

  8. Lindsey

    I couldn’t find palm shortening so I researched and subbed coconut oil. Clearly this was a bad idea. This ‘bread,’ for me, ended up being a crumbly mess. I feel like I should use it as seasoning. It smells delicious, but I obviously did something terribly wrong, beccause there was nothing ‘bread-like’ about what came out of my oven. Thanks for your recipe…I will have to try again.

  9. Lindsey

    My husband has an egg allergy so I tried this bread recipe. I found it to taste very salty. Next time I would add very little or perhaps no salt. I also noticed that my bread did not rise AT ALL. Could this be because my flax seed meal is kind of old? Also, I wonder if soaking the flaxseed meal in warm water would help it to make the bread hold together better?

  10. DL

    I stumbled across this recipe and made the mistake of thinking this bread might be edible! The texture and softness set your tastebuds to expect a sweet delicious bread. What you get is a mouthful of Palm oil flavor! Sorry to say that this is just not a successful recipe and I feel a little silly for wasting the time and ingredients, following the recipe to the letter, then trying the bread and throwing it all in the bin!


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