I ordered my first pack of Paleo Bread last week. I was more than a little curious and super excited to make some egg and bacon sandwiches, French toast, and almond butter and jelly sandwiches. Unfortunately, I got my box today and the bread was COVERED in mold. Yummy!!
I’m totally going to try again and see if there is a way to expedite my shipment next time–oh, the perils of not stuffing your products with preservatives! I really, really want to try the stuff and I’m so excited that there’s a booming market for Paleo products. BUT since I’d been anticipating such bread-y wonders all effing week, I was f*cking furious. So I got baking.
The ingredients listed for Paleo Bread’s coconut variety are simple–egg whites, coconut flour, water, psyllium, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar. I started with these as a base and messed around with proportions a bit. Then I ended up adding a few touches of my own but I think the result was exactly what the doctor ordered!
This bread isn’t too strongly flavored–perfect for sandwiches!–and is sturdy enough to hold whatever you want…eggs, nut butter, lunch meat, etc. This weekend, I’m going to be making some serious French toast…oh, don’t you worry!
1/2 c Coconut Flour
1/2 c Ground Flax
1/4 c Arrowroot Flour
1.5 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Salt
1.5 c Egg Whites (you can also use 6 whole eggs)
1/2 c Applesauce
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the egg whites and applesauce and combine well–no lumps! Let the batter sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the apple cider vinegar.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
(1/16 of recipe)
Looking forward to trying this….I made you paleo vegan bread yesterday, and added some garlic, basil and oregano to make it “Italiany”, to go with the meal i was making. It was good, but I’d like to try this one that doesn’t have all that fat in it:-))
I like this one a LOT better, too…it’s lighter and higher in protein without the pound of oil!
If I ant to double the recipe and cook it in one loaf pan to get the bread bigger what would you suggest for cooking temp?
I’d probably stick with the same temperature, but keep an eye on it. If it starts to brown too much just cover with foil.
should I cook it for the same amount of time?
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I looking forward to trying this recipe. As far as the Paleo bread, sorry you recieved moldy bread. I bought one of the coconut and one of the almond. I missed the part that listed psyllium. Made me really sick. Being “Paleo” it should have been totally grain free. My husband said it tasted like chewing on a sponge. (I don;t know how he knew this) anyway we threw it out and chalked it up to lesson learned. Hope it you get more it will work for you.
Ick…well, they’re sending me a new bag this week so we’ll see! If nothing else, I generally feel better about making my own bread. I used to live off the Paleo Bread over on Elana’s Pantry until I had to stop baking with nut flour. I’ll be experimenting quite a bit with a coconut-based version!
Hello! Thanks again for the amazing recipe. I plan on making that Aztec Brownie this weekend! It looks WAY too good!
I’m curious, how big is your loaf pan? Is it the same one you use for all your loaf recipes? I’m just trying to figure out what to buy. I made the cherry/chocolate loaf and it was GOOD, but i think the pan i have is not helping.
I, too, ordered several loaves of the coconut paleo bread. They arrived with much condensation in the bag. It tasted awful–bitter and very wet in the middle, like it wasn’t baked long enough. Looking forward to trying your recipe!
Hi, I want to try this but is there a substitute for arrowroot flour?
You could try a couple things…either add an extra 1-2 tablespoons of coconut flour, or add equal amount of either tapioca starch or potato starch!
Is tapioca flour the same as tapioca starch? Thanks!
can you use almond flour instead of coconut flour?
Almond flour is tought to sub out for coconut. A really good almond flour based bread is this one over at Elana’s Pantry!
Thanks for the recipe! I’m making this right now. I also ordered the Coconut Paleo Bread and had bad luck. First batch of two loaves arrived mildewed with bad ordered, a replacement batch of two loaves was then sent out and I had the exact same problem. All four loaves ended up being in the trash. I’m excited to have fresh bread right out of my own oven! Thanks again!
Awesome! I’ve got a replacement coming, too, so I have my fingers crossed…but you know, NOTHING beats fresh from your own oven!
How do you store this bread? Any time I’ve made Paleo “bread” with flax, it seems to go bad quickly.
I keep mine wrapped in plastic in the fridge. Definitely don’t leave it out for more than a couple hours
Hi! How do you store this bread? Any time I make flax Paleo “bread” it goes bad quickly. Thanks!
I’ve made this bread twice now. It comes our perfect each time and my husband loves it. What I have been doing is freezing it right after slicing it from the oven. Whenever I want a few slices I stick it in the broiler for a few minutes.
I just got my Paleo bread and it tastes like spongy cardboard. It is crap. The pics are VERY misleading as well. The loaves are TINY. Way over priced for something that small and cardboard tasting… I hope your experience is better than mine was! I’m going to set out to make my own as well. Thanks for the starting point.
Just wanted to let you know I made this bread yesterday and thought it was really good. It was a little dark, but that may be b/c I used a dark bread pan or my flax is dark. Anywhooo, I will be making this again. Thanks for the recipe.
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i’m missing the size of loaf pan used… maybe i’m not looking hard enough. i tend to miss things.
let me know! it is baking day!!
I’d really like to try this recipe, as I can’t eat wheat due to my fructose malabsorption and I haven’t found a gluten free bread that is half decent. Only problem is this recipe has apple sauce in it. Can you think of anything that I could substitute for the apple sauce? I run into this problem a lot with healthy recipes
Any fruit puree would work, so what are the best options with low fructose? How about pumpkin, sweet potato, or other winter squash?
Yeah the pumpkin, sweet potato or maybe a butternut squash sound like they would work best. The only fruit I could eat that would puree well for this would probably be banana but I’d prefer a more savoury bread. Thanks!
I used pumpkin and it turned out great! I didn’t have the arrow root either.
mmmm I need to try that!
I dont have Arrowroot either, did you just leave it out or did you put more coconut/almond flour in place?
Leave it out and add about half the amount of liquid to make sure you get a thick sauce. I find that almond and coconut flour might give it a gritty texture. Tapioca starch is also a good substitute.
I’ve got another loaf in the oven right now. It comes out perfectly everytime. Love this recipe, it certainly is a blank canvas. It’s the perfect solution to keep my kids happy. Thanks for sharing.
does anyone here know the size of loaf pan to use? i have a few different pans i could use, but need to know which before i start!
I just used a regular size bread loaf pan, not a mini. It fills it up perfectly. I cook it slightly less than an hour b/c mine gets too dark and too dry if I leave it in for the full hour.
I want to try this… but flax tends to make me bloated/gassy. Do you think I could cut back the flax to 1/4 cup or 2 Tb and replace with more coconut flour? I like how this recipe uses egg whites instead of the 6-12 whole eggs seen in many coconut bread recipes. I think that will help keep the loaf from tasting too “eggy”
Yes. Try cutting out the flax completely and adding another 2-3 Tablespoons of coconut flour.
Thanks! I may also try to add just a bit of ground chia seeds since I’ve been reading that they can be used instead of flax.
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If I leave out the arrowroot powder, can I reduce the 6 whole eggs to 3? or should I reduce all of the liquid or sub in with a 1/4 cup more of coconut flours, thanks!
If you leave out the arrowroot, add an extra 2 Tablespoons of coconut flour
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What purpose does the applesauce serve for the bread? Is it just for fat? If so, could I use avocado instead?
Yeah, avocado would work really well!
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Hi, amazing recipe. I live in the tropics so have fresh dessicated coconut. Can they be used as coconut flour? Would the recipe call for a change in liquid Amount? What else can I used instead of applesauce? Would coconut oil help? Can I use lemon juice to substitute apple cider vinegar ?
Not 100% sure about the dessicated coconut, but I *think* it can be used interchangeably. As far as subbing applesauce, any oil (or butter) is fine, as is any fruit puree (like mashed banana) in equal amount.
Can I use coconut oil instead of the applesauce? If so how much?