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Paleo Bread

This gluten-free bread is easy to make, tastes great, and is full of nutrient dense ingredients.

Gluten-free isn’t necessarily healthy, especially when it comes to bread.  Here’s a gluten-free bread recipe, made of high protein ingredients that won’t leave you dragging.  I’m loving every slice that comes from this new Paleo diet friendly bread recipe.

This bread is just a bit lighter and fluffier than my other breads.  It has a nice nutty flavor from the flax meal which makes it almost have a kind of “whole wheat” thing going on, and it has a lovely little bit of sweet flavor from the honey (I used honey that my friend Shirley harvested from her bee hives and sent to me as a gift –I treasure it).

I’ve been working on this gluten-free bread recipe for several months and have tested it a couple of dozen times. In fact, every time I create a recipe I test each and every ingredient addition or subtraction. That’s why I think it’s kinda funny when people leave comments below recipes (or on Facebook, Twitter and in my forums) asking if such and such ingredient substitution will work.

For example, with this recipe, I tested changes as minute as 1 teaspoon baking soda versus 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda. Same with the apple cider vinegar. I tested this recipe with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. I could go on and on. I varied the number of eggs in several batches. I played with numerous ingredient combinations to come up with this recipe.

It’s just hard work folks. I wish I had a crystal recipe ball that I could look into to answer all of your substitution questions. I don’t. So be adventurous. If you have an idea, test it. Then come back here and let us know if it worked!

Paleo Bread (use this)


  1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor
  2. Pulse ingredients together
  3. Pulse in eggs, oil, honey and vinegar
  4. Transfer batter to a greased 7.5 x 3.5 magic line loaf pan
  5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
  6. Cool in the pan for 2 hours
  7. Serve

* If you do not use the recommended size loaf pan, your bread will not be the proper height.

Update: due to feedback in the comment section I have retested this recipe. Since it worked for many, I am leaving the original recipe below. Regarding the amended version above, use this version if you have experienced the “tunnel” issue mentioned in a number of comments.

Paleo Bread (old version)


  1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor
  2. Pulse ingredients together
  3. Pulse in eggs, oil, honey and vinegar
  4. Transfer batter to a greased 7.5 x 3.5 magic line loaf pan
  5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

* If you do not use the recommended size loaf pan, your bread will not be the proper height.

This gluten-free bread recipe is somewhat similar to my Bread 2.0 recipe. However, this bread does not contain arrowroot and agave so it is a much more Paleo/primal friendly bread recipe. I’ve also added coconut oil and switched around the amounts of other ingredients.

I like this healthy bread recipe. For now. In a few months I’ll probably get bored of it and decide I want to come up with something different, better. Then I’ll start tinkering again. Presently though, I’m really enjoying this gluten-free bread and I hope you do too.

Special thanks to Amanda who left a comment on my Bread 2.0 recipe that inspired me to get to work on something even tastier and more nutritious.

posted on August 30, 2011, 936 comments

  1. Sue

    What is acv?

    Thanks, Elana.

  2. Claudia

    Listen carefully… do you hear that sound?

    That’s me woohoo-ing you from across the ocean!

    This recipe looks wonderful, Elana! Till now, I made an all-almond flour bread and even though it was semi-sweet and delicious, it was also dense and chunky. Just last weekend, I caught myself wondering – what if I were to add just a bit of coconut flour to create some fluffiness? And then I started fretting about the proportions and decided to sleep on it for a few nights and postpone my kitchen adventures till next weekend.

    So you can imagine my joy at finding this recipe in my inbox. You did all my thinking for me! Thanks a gazillion… off to bake some bread now…


  3. Hrather

    After some searching, I can’t figure out how a magic line pan differs from a cheesecake pan. Is it the same?

  4. This looks fantastic! I was just thinking I “needed” to make some bread, but until now was thinking of your “rye” recipe. I think I’ve changed my mind!

  5. Ah, just what I was after, I can’t wait to try it, thank you Elana.
    PS: I made the Lemon almond biscotti last night, and all I can say is that right now I have a belly full of delicious lemon almond biscotti, success indeed. x

  6. Krissy @ Make It Naked @ makeitnaked.wordpress.com

    THANK YOU! I am new to GF and really miss making quick breads. I’m still learning a new way around the kitchen. Lots of changes and your site has been a great help. Thank you.

  7. Leeann

    Just wondering about the use of Magicline pans. I notice that they are made with aluminum. There’s a lot of info on the web about the dangers of cooking with aluminum as they may contribute to the development of Alzheimers. Does anyone know if these are these pans coated with something to prevent the leaching of aluminum into the baked goods?

  8. Christina

    I’m making this today! Thank you for sharing your creative genius with us. I know I speak for all your readers when I say that we ALL appreciate your talents and willingness to share! Cheers!

  9. Tonya

    Just in time for back to school! I try to keep my family Paleo, but once in a while they still want that sunbutter and jelly sandwich! Thank you! Thanky you! Thank You! I have all of the ingredients and will be making this today!

  10. Michelle

    When you measure the flax meal, do you pack it into the measuring cup the way you pack almond flour? Do you happen to have a weight for the 1/4 cup of flax meal?

    If you need ideas for future recipe projects, I’d love to see a graham cracker substitute!

  11. Bev Weidner @ bevcooks.com

    I might love this bread simply because it’s called Paleo. YUM.

  12. Dee

    Hurrah! I can’t wait to try this! I have to eat gluten free & have found so many bread & carb gf products to be high glycemic, calorie-laden, & even unhealthy. I love your 2 cookbooks. Just started eating paleo/primal for most meals & what a positive change! Please do more paleo/primal recipes! Possibly even a future cookbook idea?

  13. leslie Christensen

    How do I mix ingredients without a food processor? I know some things don’t turn out well if mixed too much or in certain ways.



  14. Laura

    I’m having trouble using flax – is there a substitute for that – a different ground nut? Chia? pumpkin seed?


  15. carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com @ gingerlemongirl.com

    Will be making this ASAP!! Thank you so much Elana! And for the person who asked about the flax — I’ve made her bread a number of times and just left it out with no problems! :-)

  16. THANK YOU ELANA!! This recipe came just in time for back to school lunches for my special dietary needs daughter! I can’t wait to try it in that pan you recommended. Ordered it! :)

  17. Christina MacLaren @ christinamaclaren.blogspot.com

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I can’t wait to try it. I’m not much of a baker myself, so I greatly appreciate all the time and hard work you put into testing these recipes for success. This is just the recipe I’ve been looking for to appease my bread-loving hubby.

  18. Felicia (Natural + Balanced) @ naturalandbalanced.com

    thank you for sharing this recipe! i need to get that almond flour..

  19. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious!!!

  20. Helen

    What’s the correct way to measure almond flour? Someone mentioned packing it….I’ve just been measuring by fluffing like regular flour.

  21. Jenny

    I too think it’s funny how many people basically ask permission to do substitutions, as if the recipe police will come down on them or something, or like you eluded to that maybe you can predict the exact outcome of every possible substitution. Victim of your own success!! : ) You are pretty good Elana so we won’t be surprised if you develop baking clairvoyance. Thank you for this recipe, after going Paleo this year I’ve really wanted to find some baking recipes I could feel good about eating. Excited to try this!!!

  22. Lauren Christine. @ newestobsession.com

    I can’t wait to give this a try! I will let you know how it goes.

  23. Jennifer Ciano

    I was just wondering what the Apple Cider Vinegar does for the bread? Does it help it rise or something else? I am on a yeast free diet and can’t have vinegar, so I am trying to think of something for substitution for it, but don’t have a lot of cooking knowledge. Thank you.

    • I too am on a yeast free diet. The book The Candida Cure says you can have only Braggs organic raw apple cider vinegar. I am super sensitive and I have been fine with it. Wish the best for you.I know its hard!: )

    • Heather

      Lemon juice *might* work. I’m not 100% sure though… Just an idea!

    • Masha

      The vinegar, when added last, gives the bread the rise. Often, Russian recipes call for baking soda and vinegar to give the rise (air pockets) you would normally get from yeast. I’m assuming, based on what I’ve read, that ACV has more health benefits, and a slightly different taste. I just took my bread out of the oven and it rose beautifully. Similar breads I’ve made called for less wet ingredients and were much denser. I can’t wait to cut this baby open and take a peek.

  24. I cannot find the magic loaf pan you mention as essential for your breads…..Any suggestions?

  25. Beth

    This looks like a great recipe. Hard to believe that anything would be better than your Bread 2.0 recipe, but I like being wrong ;)
    Perfect timing for the cooler weather on the way, and my brother is trying out gluten-free, so I’ll make an extra loaf for him.

  26. Mary

    Awesome! Thanks for all your work. I love that it’s made from “normal” ingredients that I have on hand. Can’t wait to make it!

  27. Ohhhh! Almond flour and coconut flour! I love it. I have made bread with just coconut flour, and love the texture, but find it too sweet. The almond flour bread I love the taste, but it’s a bit dry. This recipe sounds like a great match. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for working so hard to find such amazing recipes and then sharing them with the world!

  28. Vanette Fontenette

    Thank you for another amazing recipe, Elana! I am thrilled to find delicious recipes that support a healthy lifestyle, and that I can share with family and friends. Your cookbooks are a staple in our house and your blog is a gift to me. I am looking forward to trying some of your great breakfast ideas to start to school year off right. Thanks for sharing the fruit of your efforts. :)

  29. Audrey J

    Thanks for the Paleo bread recipe. I will try this one. No xanthan gum! Whoo hoo!

  30. Lynn

    I am really looking forward to trying this one! thanks for sharing.

  31. This looks awesome! Just wanted to say thank you. I’m a bomber cook, but when it comes to baking, I’m so grateful people like you are willing to play around in the kitchen and make all the mistakes for me. :) Also, I made your chocolate cream pie from your cookbook for a party and I swear, no one ever knows your desserts are GF and Primal-friendly. It’s gotten to where I always bring dessert so I know I can enjoy something, but then everyone ends up eating it too!

    Thanks again.

  32. Thank you Elana.. It does show in your recipes the hard work that you put in. Every recipe I try has great results. Your recipes are probably the only ones I dont tweak! They have become such a big part of our everyday food.. This bread is amazing : )..

  33. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com @ kirantarun.com/food

    That’s one yummy looking and cute named bread :)

  34. Elana,

    I just want to say thanks for all the wonderful recipes! I’m gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and vegetarian so baking has become a source of much frustration. Also, I’m on the anti-candida diet, so I’ve really been enjoying your low-starch recipes!

    The only thing I have to change is the agave, which I substitute with a mix of applesauce and stevia. It’s such a joy having so many recipes to play with!


  35. Almost exactly like the recipe I posted in January! http://chickiepea.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/grain-free-bread/

    So great that we can all inspire one another!

  36. Heather {Multiply Delicious} @ multiplydelicious.com

    Thanks Elana for the recipe! I’m already looking forward to trying it. I have been eating Paleo for over a month now, as is my family, so this recipe is sure to be a hit. Thanks again!

  37. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots @ chocolateandcarrots.com

    Love this! I’ve attempted a couple of paleo breads. I baked them with all coconut flour. But, almond flour just might have to be my next challenge. Yum!

  38. Jennie (the gf-gf) @ thegfgf.com

    I think you read my mind! I’ve been craving bread, but finding that grains (except rice) do not agree with me. I have all these things in my fridge, I can’t wait to make this!

  39. Janis

    Thank you for sharing yeast-free bread recipes. I am trying to stay away from yeast breads as much as possible.

  40. I can’t wait to try this! I haven’t cooked with coconut flour yet, only almond flour – which has left me with very crumbly bread recipes. I’m hoping this will hold up better! Thanks, Elana!

  41. Heather

    This recipe looks excellent! I am looking forward to trying it; it’s very hard to find nutritious gluten free bread.

  42. jean finch


    You are wonderful I have made most of your other breads and they are great! This sounds even better! I will make it later today along with my homemade yogurt and kombucha tea! I am not brave about experimenting but I love that you are, and are willing to share!

    Thanks Jean

  43. Thank you for this bread recipe. We (My 14 year old son and I) truly appreciate all of the effort you put into this site and your books. We just got the cupcake one and he is planning which recipes to try first. He has really been missing bread, but can not have arrowroot powder. I can’t wait to surprise him with this one! You rock!!!

  44. Carolina D.

    I am so very excited to try this; thank you Elana!!

  45. rbwolfie

    hi – thanks for the recipe…we LOVE all your recipes in your books and blogs..and we are a Paleo and dairy free..Paleo my husband and son HAS to because of dairy intolerance. I would like to mention that those following a strict Paleo diet need to omit the Flax. Flax is not a paleo ingredient as it is a cultivated grain. I have omitted the flax in your recipes when called for and you never miss it. Thanks again for all of your hardwork and recipes!!!

  46. Lynn Krukowski @ fireagateartstudio.com

    Thanks for this recipe and all the tweeking that went into it. I was too rushed in town (Vancouver,B.C.) yesterday to make it to the store to buy a new gluten-free bagel they now carry (baker from Colorado!)(if you can believe it!),so now I can satisfy the craving with this recipe. I have been using your Traditional Irish Soda Bread as my mainstay (use to be the carrot cake cupcakes with added grated apple,poppy seeds, dates…) and at Easter I was missing the taste of Hot Cross Buns so I added 1/4cup currants, 1tsp cinnamon, 1/4tsp nutmeg, dash of clove & allspice and 1/4cup diced candied peel to the soda bread and it was a great substitute. Last week I tried adding dates to the mix but hit critical load and got to eat tasty crumbs!
    I really appreciate, like everyone else, all the time, care and attention you give to helping us be healthy. I hope to visit that bakery and all the gluten-free restaurants in Denver when we attend the Denver Coliseum Gem Show in September. Thanks for the guidance/support.

  47. Elans, I love your recipe books and daily email recipes. Thank you for all of the work that you put into them! I can’t wait to try this bread. Have you tried making donuts? Carmie

  48. Christina

    Just tasted this….excellent. Much fluffier than 2.0, though similar in flavor. I used coconut palm sugar syrup (boiled 1/2c water, added 1c organic coconut palm sugar, reduced heat for 3 min until dissolved, let cool before using, store in mason jar in fridge) which I use to replace any sweetener in baking…agave, honey, etc. Worked great in this as well. So moist too. Awesome texture! Thanks Elana!

  49. loligoss


    Rosh Hashana recipes paleo/primal/low-carb please ;-).

  50. loligoss

    I forgot to say that I discovered your website at Passover time and I’m hooked. My kids love your recipes and want me to always re-bake anything I have tried from your site.

    I do change the ingredients slightly as I am low-carbing trying to lose weight.

    You give so much to so many and I’m sure you aren’t even aware how far your fame has spread. (I live in Israel).

  51. Eleanor Snyder

    For those concerned about aluminum just line your pans with parchment paper and dough will not touch aluminum and you have the benefits of the even heating of the metal.

  52. aarin

    I just made this and it is very good. I used a glass pan, which worked great (it was just a bit larger and the loaf turned out slightly flatter but not much by the looks of it). The texture is cake-like and reminds me a lot of banana bread without the bananas.

  53. Sue

    Elana, have you changed to more paleo? Do you still use agave?

  54. Penny

    Do you use coconut oil as a solid in this recipe or do you melt it first? I have some coconut oil but have never used it as recipes never say to melt or use as a solid. If you use it as a liquid do you still measure 1/4 cup then melt or use less then melt?


  55. Natasha


    I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and diligence. we all appreciate that you take so much time to perfect a recipe, with numerous substitutions and changes in ingredients, before sharing it with us.

    So, again, Thanks :)

  56. Riki Shore @ rikishore.com

    Elana, thank you for this bread recipe! It’s nice to see a gluten-free, Paleo bread that not only sounds healthy, but looks delicious. Too often the GF breads taste like cardboard and are not even worth eating. I’ll definitely be trying this out for my GF daughter.

  57. carol

    I imagine your first sentence was supposed to say Gluten isn’t necessarily heathy especially when it comes to breads? and not the opposite right?

    can’t wait to try it though… thanks again.

    ps my son gave me your Almond flour dessert cookbook for my birthday… yumm

  58. Amy

    Hi Elana,
    I’ve been a huge fan of yours for the two years that we’ve been gf, and I’m so excited to try this bread. Thank you for the hard work you put into these recipes!

  59. Hannah

    I’m so excited to try this bread!!! I LOOOOOOOVE all your recipes Elana. You’re amazing.

  60. Holly

    Elana, do you have a gluten free bread recipe that does not use eggs? Thanks!

  61. K

    I made this recipe precisely following the instructions and had a bizarre thing happen: the bread is green inside! I purchased organic, free-range eggs today and used the almond flour Elana recommends. I’m baffled, and I’m somewhat concerned about eating this. What could have gone wrong?

    • Did the flax seed meal have a green tint to it? I would say maybe it’s the grape seed oil, but this didn’t have any. Curious.

    • elana


      From my research online I have discovered It is possible that using brown flaxseed meal, instead of golden, may result in giving recipes the green tint that you mention. I have updated this recipe and specified golden flaxseed meal as the ingredient to use.

      Thanks, Elana

    • Laura

      I used golden flaxseed meal, and while my bread loaf is not green, I just took out a sunbutter & jelly sandwich I made last night and the bread in contact with the sunbutter has all turned a bright green. I still ate it and it tasted fine, but I wonder what caused it?

      • randi

        It’s most likely due to the SunButter:

        “All plants contain chlorogenic acid, mostly in the stems and leaves, but sunflowers also have it in the seeds. A spokeswoman for Red River Commodities says that SunButter does indeed turn cookies and other baked products green as they cool. The solution, she says, is to reduce the amount of baking soda or baking powder in your recipe by almost half, which balances the acidity of the ingredients and keeps them from changing color. Whether your cookies will rise adequately with half the leaven is a good question, but she says some people who have gotten in touch with the company say they don’t notice any difference. Adding a bit of lemon juice to your dough or batter can also help maintain expected colors. ”

        more: http://www.ochef.com/1267.htm

        • Laura

          Thanks! That explains it. Good to know before I try baking with it, too =)

          • Kristin

            I tried this recipe (delicious, btw) substituting sunflower meal for flax meal (in the middle of hurricane Sandy and had no flax), and the bread turned green… SO glad that someone else experienced this and it was answered. Thank you! That helps. It didn’t rise as much as I hoped – maybe it was because of the substitution…? In either case, thank you for this fantastic recipe! My husband and I loved it.

        • Jan

          thanks for the great Paleo recipe. I used unblanched almonds and instead of flax seed used sunflower seeds. Imagine my surprise when it had lots of green in after I cut it about 4 hours later. Tastes great but looks like it’s got the lurgy! Very nice and moist. At least I know it’s ok to eat. I thought it had gone off!

  62. QueenJellyBean

    I maaaaaaade this! I agree with aarin’s comment above, it’s like a banana bread texture without the banana taste. I ate 5 yummy slices and will make this again. hee hee.

    Mine worked with these substitutions-of-necessity:
    1 Baked in 5″ x 9″ glass loaf pan
    2 Used parchment paper, not greased pan
    3 ran out of coconut oil so it was 3/4 parts coconut oil, 1/4 olive oil
    4 Once again, used Trader Joe’s almond meal, didn’t have blanched alm flour on hand today
    Yes, as you commented jgentry, it was the perfect blend of almond and coconut flours so as not to be almond flour dry or c-flour sweet.

    Do you count calories or other food values? I do! Always training for something athletic, and I like to know what’s in my GF food. Here are my calculations, so you won’t have to do the math:
    Total recipe: 1974 /152/110.7/108.1 (calories/grams of fat/carb/protein)
    1 slice (if yield 14 slices): 141/10.8/7.91/7.72 (calories/grams of fat/carb/protein)

  63. Thank you for posting this! You made our Tasty Tuesday Gluten Free Inspiration List! We love the blog!

  64. Jill

    I made this yesterday and it is pure heaven!!

  65. Kelly Z

    I cannot wait to try this one! I follow the Paleo lifestyle so any Paleo friendly recipes I am ready to try! I just made your Skillet Apple Pie the other day and that is one of the best desserts I have ever made!! Very good! Thanks for all the great recipes!!

  66. Anne Tower

    Thank you, Elana, for another soon-to-be amazing staple in my home! I’m gluten free and yeast free and BREAD is the one thing I still crave! I have one recipe that I make a lot that my dad created, but I’m very excited to try yours!!!
    Thanks for always being inspiring!!!!!

  67. Caroline

    When I tried this yesterday, it didn’t bake all the way, specifically most of the center was still raw. So after eating what was edible and tossing the rest (how do you do that btw, I always feel so bad throwing away the unfavorable outcomes…) I tweaked it as follows, went back today and now it’s great! I substituted 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda for the baking soda and baked it in the preheated oven at 325° for about 55 min. Thanks Elana for your hard work! Keep it up, it’s highly appreciated!

  68. Kristin J @ FastPaleo.com

    How inventive!! Elana, we would love for you to share this wonderful recipe with our community since I know our Paleo/Primal friends will just love this. If you’re interested, please take a minute to submit the recipe at fastpaleo.com/upload-a-recipe/. Feel free to plug your blog at the beginning of the directions section, and we’re more than happy to give your Facebook page a shoutout when we post it! This is exactly the kind of delicious and healthy recipe people are asking for!

  69. I have admired your blog and recipes for a while now. But as a “Paleo” devotee and blogger I am motivated to compliment you on this particular post. The first sentence about gluten free not necessarily meaning healthy is so true and has kept me from trying a lot of gluten free products and recipes. But my kids often request some sort of gluten free bread (kinda funny that kids would consider getting bread a treat!) I can’t wait to try this recipe because the ingredients are really wholesome -truly “Paleo”.

    As someone who works pretty hard on recipe posts myself, I also appreciate how much time and effort you put into getting the ingredients just right.

    Thanks for what you are doing!
    Regards, Lea

  70. Sarah

    Today I made the Paleo bread, and your chocolate cupcake recipe, and WOW! Outstanding! Your recipes produce the best gluten free/sugar free items I have ever made. Your sesame crackers have become a staple and a favorite food. THANK YOU for making my grain free, sugar free lifestyle very very livable.

  71. Nora

    I made this with Trader Joe’s Just Almond Meal (not blanched) and it came out perfectly! I doubled it also w/o difficulty to bake in a larger pan. Thanks! This will be my new favorite grab and go snack.

  72. Lori

    This is FABULOUS!!! I doubled the recipe, baked it in a regular sized bread pan and doubled the time. I covered it in foil after 30 min. to prevent burning. Now we have “normal” sized bread to have toast and sandwiches with. It sliced beautifully, too! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Elana!!!

  73. Helen - Kjernesunn Nordkvinne @ kjernesunn-nordkvinne.blogspot.com

    Great recipe!! I dont eat honey, but I’ll try yaconsirup instead. Thanks for sharing!!

  74. Line

    Elana, you did it again! This bread is your best to date because I tried them all…even brought some to the office to show them how good it was, and distribute the recipe of course. If anyone is going to create a delicious, gluten free bread that is high in protein and Paleo friendly, it will definitely be you. Keep up the extremely good work…

  75. Valerie

    Made this tonight, and it came out delicious!! I subbed in grapeseed oil for the coconut oil, and used ground chia seed instead of the flax, because they are what I had on hand, and it is wonderful. Nice “whole grain” texture and nutty taste, so yummy just spread with good butter. Will definitely be making this again! I’m mostly Paleo, and LOVE your almond flour and coconut flour recipes, delicious and grain free. Thank you so much.

  76. Regina @ none

    Have you tried making yeast raised breads? I have had good results adapting a flax seed unfiltered gel in place of eggs.

  77. Thanks so much for this, Elana! Do you know if we could add mix-ins, as with your “Nutty Bread”, “Cranberry Almond Loaf”, and so forth?

  78. I made this a couple of nights ago and my family loves it. This will definitely be part of my bread baking rotation now. In fact, I had to blog about it.

  79. gfe--gluten free easily @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    Thanks so much for the link love, dear Elana! I’m so, so happy you are enjoying our bees’ honey! :-) I’ve been making a similar paleo bread of late, but mine doesn’t contain coconut flour or ACV. I’m intrigued with your variations, but more importantly I know it’s good as you have just posted this recipe and I’ve already seen folks reference it in their posts! Now that’s a stellar recommendation, my friend! ;-)


  80. I baked this today. I like it better than the bread recipe I was making from your book (Scrump Sandwich Bread). This one is moister and has a more complex taste. It made a great sandwich this afternoon. I baked them in a mini loaf baking stone pan and they turned out fabulous. Next time I’m going to try chia seeds in place of the flax. Thank you.

  81. Daphne

    Dear Elana,

    I would like to try this Paleo recipe as it really does look like a healthy one! We appreciate all your hard work “tweaking” these recipes to get them just right! However, I would like to comment that some of your recipe “supporters” live in Canada and we can’t get some of the brand named items you mention at times. Perhaps for this reason some have asked re substitutions. As an example, I made your Chocolate Prune Bars the other day but wasn’t sure about the NuNaturals Stevia. I didn’t know whether it was a powder or a liquid, and since we don’t have that brand here I took a “leap in the dark” and used SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme since there was vanilla in the recipe anyway. I’m sure yours turned out better than mine but I’m going to try again. Also, wasn’t sure whether the chocolate chips were semi-sweet or unsweetened, but just used what I had, which was bittersweet. I guess that item is pretty well a personal choice. Just thought I would let you know that we do have some different brand names in Canada which can sometimes confuse the issue.

  82. KathyinMD

    This bread tastes much less egg-y than bread v2.0. The texture is nice and the flavor is decent. I will make this again, and not just for french toast!

  83. Jennifer @ EFTHypnosis.com

    This is a great recipe – thank you, Elana! I made it a couple of days ago and have been thoroughly enjoying it toasted with home-made stevia sweetened raspberry jam. It tastes sort of like eating a toasted muffin. Yum!

  84. Astrid D.

    So… I just made this. And it’s baking in the oven right now. I thought for sure that I had ACV and baking soda in the house, but I didn’t. So since I was already far into it, I decided to make it without these two ingredients and used baking powder instead. I also put it in a mini loaf pan. I really hope it turns out. Will let you know….

  85. Astrid D.

    Ok…. I’m back.
    It turned out fantastic… Heavy, dense, not sweet, so tasty. Absolutely perfect! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  86. Rachel

    Always excited for more new bread recipes! This is awesome. Thank You!

  87. What a fantastic recipe! I just made this and my house smells like sweet, toasty almonds. The texture is light and fluffy. Can’t wait to toast it gently in my oven in the morning with a little peach jam :) I used a glass pyrex loaf pan and lined it with parchment paper and lightly oiled it with coconut oil and it came out perfect,for anyone wondering about the specific pan you mentioned, which i haven’t heard of either. Thanks for this great recipe!

  88. jillian

    has anyone else had this problem…a tunnel of raw dough in the middle of the bread? it happened today with the paleo but has happened with others and it only happens with the magic line pan. never cupcakes. followed recipe exactly and i live in boulder so not the altitude…the whole middle collapses and is gooey..wasting half of the loaf..thanks for help. ( the good part is yummy)

    • shannon

      That happened to me when I made a different type of bread. The next time I made it, I lowered my oven temperature a bit (my oven runs a little hot), covered the top with foil to prevent it from browning too much (only covered it for half of the baking time), and baked it for an extra 10-15 minutes. :)

      • April G

        Thank you so much for this! I baked this bread twice determined to make it work and had the raw dough in the center with a hole in the middle both times, even though the outside looked delicious! :( I saved the ends, made my kids their lunch sandwiches and vowed to find an answer! Thanks for finding it for me. :D

      • Charee

        I also experienced raw in the middle with the Magic Line pan. I will use the foil method next time – great tip! I cooked the bread for about 20 minutes longer and it was fine.

        Totally yummy! Thanks Elana for such great recipes!

    • darkhorse


      My loaf also was raw in the middle…found out when I tried to get it out of the pan…scooped it up and put it back in and put the top back on…turned the oven back on and put it in when it was hot, then turned the oven off and let it be for about 20 minutes…perfect! Delicious recipe!!! Thanks Elana! :)

    • Anne

      I also have had the “raw tunnel” of dough in the middle – TWICE now. I’ve followed the recipe to a “t,” except for the name brand Magic Line Pan (I do have the correct size pan though). Thanks for the tip to cover w/foil. I did it after the 30 min, but I’ll try it from the start. I also had added an extra 20 minutes. Strange ours turn out this way after reading how perfect others’ turn out?! Thanks gals! Happy baking!

      • Randi

        Mine was also raw in the middle. What a shame…. The cooked parts were yummy though. I will try again another day by adding another 20 mins and some foil after it rises. Looked nice and came out of pan whole. Didn’t know I had a problem until I kept slicing. Used the magic line pan, honeyville almond flour, and everything else in recipe.

  89. Shannon

    OK – so I made this last night and didn’t care for it at all. I am wondering if it is the flax, as I haven’t really cooked with flax meal before. Anybody know what the unique smell/taste could be, and what I might substitute next time? Thanks!

  90. Janel

    Just made this and it is awesome!!! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!! I plan to add some cinnamon, walnuts and a little sweetener for a sweet bread to have as a treat once in a while. I will come back and let you know how it turns out:)

  91. Christine

    Just made this bread, DELICIOUS!!! I only had 4 eggs and I also decided to add 2 tbls. chia seed, turned out great!!!! Thanx for the recipe

  92. valerie

    made this bread exactly as directed and while it tasted very good, it was rather dry and certianly was not a pourable batter. I did check the recipe again to see if I had missed out any liquid but I hadn’t. It did not look at all like the loaf pictured.

  93. This is my kinda bread indeed! Thanks Chris & Elana :)

  94. Hey Elana, I came here via Celiac Handbook. Loved seeing you featured over there…xo

  95. Heather Jacobsen @ gluten-free-foodie.net

    I have been turned off by trying to bake gluten-free breads for so many reasons, one important one being that gluten-free substitutes are often not that nutritious. And since the consistency and taste often lacks, as well, I figure, what was the point?

    But I’ve changed that thinking after seeing this recipe. I love that it is Paleo friendly. The next weekend that I have a little extra time to spare, I’m definitely giving this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  96. Wow, it looks like it slices without crumble. I have been experimenting with “gum free” breads and I just realized that flax and chia seed are great ways to keep the elasticity. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  97. When I made this bread it turned green, do you have any idea why or has this happened to anyone else?

    • elana


      From my research online I have discovered It is possible that using brown flaxseed meal, instead of golden, may result in giving recipes the green tint that you mention. I have updated this recipe and specified golden flaxseed meal as the ingredient to use.

      Thanks, Elana

  98. Andrea

    I made this today and it turned out great! It is moist, dense, and flavorful. This is going to be so awesome for breakfast this week.

  99. Carrie

    I made this bread several days ago and loved it. I read the directions wrong and added 1/4 honey. I was afraid the bread would be way to sweet but it turned out really nice.
    I ate it for breakfast this morning with herbed goat cheese and was delicous.

  100. linda

    I have seen almond meal and almond flous, but never blanched almond flour. Could you please comment if there is a difference, and source.
    Thank you so much.

  101. Eileen

    This is my first attempt at making my own gluten free bread so I was nervous. This turned out amazing! Even my family who doesn’t eat gluten free loved the taste and texture. My only problem was the bread, when sliced was the size of a large biscotti.

    The bread in your photo looked like the size of “real” bread so I’m wondering if it was my pan or the fact that I used Bob’s Red Mill blanched almond flour? Is the pan you recommend more narrow so the bread has more height?

    I also substituted coconut nectar for the honey and it tasted wonderful.

    Thank you so much for doing all the legwork for us! Much appreciated!!

  102. Karen

    Thanks for this lower starch recipe! I made it right away and was so excited to find that it actually “toasts”! My kids are loving it!

  103. Stephanie

    I made this yesterday and was so impressed! It doesn’t fall apart when I sliced it and holds up well with our blueberry cinnamon jam! The coconut oil and flour added a nice flavour and I love anything with flax seed.

    Thanks so much!

  104. mkowalchuk

    I think there might be something wrong with me…my bread came out half the size of the one in the photo. I followed the recipe exactly and used nutsonline flour which has never failed me before but the result was…well yucky. Can anyone help? I’m desperate for a decent piece of toast!

  105. Vanesa

    For some reason, mine did not rise very much… ? Or really at all- my bread is about half the size of a loaf pan/the one pictured. Anyone else have this problem?

    • Vanesa

      Update! I made this bread a 2nd time today and it was delicious and perfect height. I think I had short changed the apple cider vinegar and didn’t put enough in…. this time it came out perfectly!

  106. Chrissy

    I am BLOWN away by this bread! I added up the protein and net carbs … umm … WOW. A huge bonus is that both kids – one of whom is crazy picky – AND my husband both love it!!!! They devoured the first loaf within a few hours. This will obviously be a huge staple in our house. It’s really a God-send. Our son, who is the picky eater, is mostly picky about proteins. He won’t eat any meat except for chicken, no eggs or dairy. We’ve gone gluten/casein free to see if it helps with his autism and as much as I totally wanted to eliminate bread, I finally just had to accept that he HAD to eat a peanut butter and honey sandwich at lunch. My cracker/veggie/peanut butter dip thing just wasn’t working. Not only will he EAT this bread – he wouldn’t eat the other gluten-free breads I was making – it is actually giving him the ONE thing he needs most – PROTEIN. Seriously, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wendy

      Hi Chrissie,
      Would you mind sharing what you used as an egg substitute in this recipe? Very recently, I’m gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and sugar free, and am desperate to make a bread recipe work. Thank you!

  107. Chrissy

    Vanessa, mine too! Both times I made it … I’m wondering if I’m not “pulsing” the flours together enough?? Or it’s the pan? I bought new baking soda for the second batch but it didn’t make much difference. Still, even if I never get it to rise that much, I’ll take it at half height! We love it!

    • Vanesa

      Chrissy! I made it for the 2nd time today and it came out perfect. Make sure you put enough/little extra apple cider vinegar. That was my problem last time I think, I shortchanged it. This time it was perfect height, less dense, and less dark in color. ;)

  108. DamselflyDiary

    Elana – I would love it if you would share more of your cooking notes with your readers. I think it would really help those of us who need or want to experiment with ingredients and/or quantities. For instance, I made this bread and find it too “eggy” so I might try it again with one fewer egg. If I knew more about your process it could help mine. Thanks for all of your hard work! I get frustrated with one bad cooking experiment — you do it for a living!

  109. That bread looks very yummy ill be trying out that recipe for sure thanks for sharing with everyone so we can all enjoy it :)

  110. Made this a couple days ago…it was great! So far, I used cubes of it with cheese fondue (I used the fondue recipe from Crockpot365), served some with soup, and also made French toast with it this morning.

  111. vlada

    Hi Elana, i jsut made it!

    i still cant believe how deliscious & bready it tastes!
    N so simple to make!

    Your recipe is great in terms of measurements required, love it!
    Keep up the great work!


  112. Steven

    This bread looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it.


  113. I can’t WAIT to try this, thank you Elana!!

  114. Hi…
    Just sharing my experiments as you suggested.

    I first made this as your recipe stated except I used ghee instead of coconut oil. It turned out very nicely.

    Today I added a cup of walnuts and a cup of raisins and OMG…SO delicious!! One could also add a bit of cinnamon and/or nutmeg if so desired…

    thanks very much…I see lots of playing with this wonderful base you’ve provided us with.

  115. janet

    Baked eggs in bacon rings, yummy.

  116. MANDA

    this looks amazing! i am low carb, so this will work for me as opposed to some of your other gluten free breads! i cant have arrowroot powder and other similar ingredients. that being said, i love ALL your recipes and even if they contain ingredients i cant have, they are usually easy to substitute or ‘play’ around with until i get it low carb friendly;) thankfully, you have done the work for me here;)thanks!!!!!

  117. Faye

    I made this last night and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

  118. I just pulled my loaf out of the oven. It smells AMAZING. I cannot wait to try it. Thank you for all your hard work. It is VERY much appreciated.

  119. Hi
    I published a variation on this recipe in my blog. It´s delicious, even more with olive oil instead of coconut oil. Thanks very much for your work, it´s worth it.
    Greetings from Barcelona

  120. Sarah

    This bread turned out really nicely. Very tasty just spread with butter, and I am anticipating it will be good for small sandwiches.

    One question, when I released this bread out of the pan there was a very strong ammonia smell coming from the bread. After it cooled this ammonia smell was gone. I’m just curious what could cause that odor? Is it a reaction from the almond flour? I was just caught off guard when I bent over to get a whiff of the freshly baked loaf and it smelled of ammonia!

  121. Vanesa

    This is great with ground up chia seed too (in addition to the flaxseed for an additional nutty and healthy goodness! ;)

  122. Sandra

    Thank you for this recipe–I just pulled mine out of the oven and it’s heavenly! But I reeeeaaaally shouldn’t eat all of it…..right now……

  123. Paleolololol

    So is the magicline pan Paleo too? The whole Paleo craze has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Time to get off the internetz, IT AIN’T PALEO!

  124. Jen

    Tastes great and rises beautifully. Thank you!

  125. Aimee

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Just tried it out this afternoon and half way through mixing i realised i didn’t have enough eggs (i had only 3) but continued making it anyway. It still turned out really great, just a little shorter. I poured some olive oil, garlic and parsley over a slice of it and grilled it to make garlic bread. so good! :)

  126. Robin

    Hi Elana,

    As much as I love your recipes, what your calling paleo isn’t really paleo. For examplpe, apple cider vinegar, agave nectar, and salt aren’t paleo foods. There is a lot of hype out there about eating paleo. As a nutritionist, I find some of the claims about what paleo is disconcerting and confusing. I hope people are seeking help when they are following any “diet.”


    • christina

      Hi Robin,
      I am studying nutrition and, like you, understand that many foods labeled as paleo weren’t actually consumed by our paleolithic ancestors thousands of years ago. I guarantee elana knows that as well. Labeling a recipe paleo is an easy way to categorize posts so those eating a paleo, or grain and dairy free whole foods diet, know it’s for them. Hope that clears up some of your frustration and or misunderstanding about paleo recipes. enjoy!

  127. Barbara

    thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it last night and am in love. I think I will be making this at least once a week.

  128. Kim

    My daughter is allergic to flaxseed. any substitutions?

  129. Julie

    Just made this today and it is the BEST grain-free bread I’ve ever tried! Thank you for all your hard work!

  130. Posting again as this time I subbed Chia Seeds for the flax and I chopped up kalamata olives and crumbed some rosemary into the dough. My family was literally upset when I told them they ate the whole loaf. It was amazing! Try it!!!! VERY YUM.

  131. Cynthia

    Is it possible to make this vegan? I don’t eat animal products or grains as I feel so much better by avoiding them. They are too acidic and pull the calcium out of our teeth and bones to neutralize them…Five eggs is a lot to substitute for and I want to know if it’s been tried yet. Thank You!

  132. Amanda Dittlinger @ thefrickinchicken.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the recipe! I actually made it this morning, but instead of making it as a loaf bread, I cooked the batter up pancake style. Mostly because I wanted “bread” quickly! I really wanted a BLT for breakfast so using your batter as a pancake, made it cook quickly. Then I quickly whipped up some homemade mayo and fried some bacon. What a tasty breakfast! Thanks again!!

  133. Aimee

    I made this again today but added some cinnamon and mixed spice with some dried fruits and a tiny pit of maple syrup. It’s made an amazing fruit bread, delicious on it’s own. Yum!

  134. Lisa Brown

    I don’t have the pan specified in the recipe. Can I use a 9×5 pan or will it bake incorrectly? Thanks!

  135. I just wanted to mention, because I don’t believe it has come up yet, that I substituted ground sunflower seeds for the almond flour (they are much cheaper and I have successfully used them in many almond flour recipes!) however I noticed something very odd this time… the bread was green when it came out of the oven! I was stumped, but after some research, found out that baking soda reacts with the chlorophyll in sunflower seeds and turns them green.
    Other than the strange color, the bread was delicious!

  136. Monica

    This bread is AMAZING! We are a Paleo household, and we have struggled to find a “bread” recipe that isn’t dry and without flavor. Thank you so much for this recipe! I love the buttery flavor of it… plain delicious! I cooked it in a regular glass loaf pan and it came out just fine.

  137. I made this bread recipe today using the ingredients shown in the recipe. Since I don’t own small sized bread pans I cooked this in my enamelled cast iron LeCreuset Pate Terrine with a parchment paper liner. It made a long low loaf, perfect for smaller sandwiches or for hors d’oeuvres with a gorgeous crust. I was a little worried about the coconut oil taste being dominant in the bread but thankfully, it wasn’t. I sprinkled raw sunflower seeds all the way down the top of the loaf. I poured some apple cider vinegar into my tablespoon but finished off the amount with boiled cider to add to the apple flavor.

    Lovely easy recipe to make a quick grain and gluten free bread loaf.

  138. Looks great! Did anyone substitute Butter for coconut oil? Im afraid of the coconutty flavor! :) Thanks

  139. Hi Elana.

    I found you via Mark’s Daily Apple and a link to your paleo bread recipe.

    I whipped up a batch this weekend and wanted to come back and say THANK YOU!

    I am recently discovering some reactions and inflamation to gluten and grains and have been trying to live without any kind of breads or crackers or baked goods and it’s killing me!

    plus I love to bake and I can’t imaging living without it.

    your site and recipes look and sound delish as does your Paleo Bread!


  140. Just tried this subbing 2 “chia eggs” and using on ly 3 real eggs. I added rosemary and thyme too! I have roasted garlic just waiting to be spread all over it!

  141. Lizzie B

    I’ve made this bread a half dozen times now, let’s just say that both me and the Mr like having some tasty GF bread around. I love that it is a quick bread too.

    The first five times I made it in a 9×5 loaf pan and it turned out fine, just ‘squashed’. Time and temp for the oven seemed to be perfect.

    This morning I made it in my brand new MagicLine pan, I wanted bread that looked more normal. 5 inches wide by less than 2 inches high just is awkward. I wound up with the doughy tunnel through the middle! So disappointed in the new loaf pan.

    After reading through some earlier comments dealing with the raw middle, I think I may just double the recipe and cook it the same as I would need to for the new pan, but have normal size and shape bread.

    • Lizzie B

      Ok, made it again last night. Used the MagicLine pan…pretty sure I will line with parchment next time to make clean up easier.
      Anywho, I set my oven a little under temp as it tends to run hot. Let the bread go for 20 minutes, covered it with foil and went another 20 minutes, turned the oven off and let the bread set in the oven for another 10 minutes. Came out beautifully! Finally I have yummy, normal looking bread.

  142. Connie

    I worked at a bakery for 7 years that ground grain and made fresh bread – six years into it – I found out I was gluten intolerant.

    My quest has been bread with more than 5 gr fiber. Chia flour is what I have found. I substitute it for 1/3 of the flour in a recipe and it does the trick. It is lavender though and does tend to make my sandwich bread a little grey. But it is very pretty in blue berry muffins and pancakes. I grind my own rice flour, millet and corn flour and it makes a huge difference.

  143. Cindy Sampey


    Has anyone tried to toast this bread and if so, how did it turn out? I love toasted bread, even for sandwiches. Thanks

  144. Anita

    I love this recipe! You do a wonderful job of helping all us manage our food issues. Thank you!

  145. Stacey

    This bread is DELICIOUS!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  146. Antoinette

    Thank you so much….saving the world, one bite at a time is perfect.

  147. Michelle Simmons

    Delicious! I had to use white rice flour as I didn’t have coconut and it wasn’t available at the store across the street. It smelled a bit odd, but tastes great! Anyone have any ideas as to why all my breads come out the height of biscotti (ok, maybe a little taller, but not much)? I use a Pyrex glass loaf pan. I try to avoid using Aluminum cookware and I’m tempted to try the cast iron pan that several people raved about, but I am definitely looking for a sandwich bread shape. I would love some feedback on that.

    Elana – your site is my go-to place for all baking ideas and snack recipes. I’m a huge experimenter myself, so I love using your recipes for a base (or following exactly for a trial run) and then running wild. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making your recipes not only edible, but delicious and filling and healthful. I’m always excited for your post.

  148. sandy

    Wonderful bread! Out of all the wheat-free gluten-free breads we have tried…this one is the best. Thanks!

  149. This is my first go at gluten free baking that didn’t come from a box mix. I’m impressed. You said at some point to comment if substitutions were made and how they came out, so here it goes. Try not to cringe because I know I violated some kind of foodie/paleo rule.

    I ran out of coconut oil last week and my replacement doesn’t arrive until tomorrow. Desperate to try this I used canolia oil instead. I acknowledge that it’s properties are very different than coconut oil. That said, the bread is fantastic, a bit oily (but I bet that is the fault of my decision), and the taste is really eggy almost like french toast. I also lack a food processor so I mixed it all by hand after sifting the flours together.

    My 16 month old son loves the bread. He prefers it over the bakery italian bread(full of gluten and yeast) that we normally get him. Plus our dog is allergic to grains, so now I don’t have to worry about our son sharing his bread with her. As for me, I’m allergic to yeast and I’ve wanted to reduce gluten in my diet. Finding gluten and yeast free bread is nearly impossible.

    I’m going to experiment a bit since once I make a recipe the first time I start my own game of substitutions, though I may try this your way with the coconut oil just to see how that changes everything. Your guide to what each ingredient does is helpful as I go forth in this venture.

  150. Lisa

    This sounds wonderful. Regrettably I am allergic to almonds so I’m going to give it a whirl with another type of nut flour. I’ll let you know what happens.

  151. Posy

    I just put this bread together and I think something is missing in the ingredients? It did not “pour” into bread pan as recipe suggests, it was more like a crumbly dough. I went over my steps again and again and can’t find any steps or measurements I missed. Has anyone made this yet? I have it in the oven any way as I’m not very good at figuring out what to do, so I hope it turns out! Elana, I am truly enjoying your almond flour cook book and your website is so inspiring! Thanx!

  152. Posy

    Update: Bread out of oven, did not rise at all, I cooled it and took it out of the pan and it’s like a brick! :) On to the next recipe!

    • randi

      what brand of almond flour are you using and is it ‘blanched’? also, did you substitute any ingredients?

    • Lisa hohan

      I have this in the oven now. I doubled the recipe to make sandwich slices but the bread is in no way getting bigger. I followed the directions to a t. Except doubled and baking longer. The 2.0 bread did not rise either all though the consistency was more liquidy and this one is thick. Did I do something wrong? My

      • Debbie

        I’m new to this and never tried the 2.0 bread – just came across this site a couple of weeks ago and looking to go grain-free. Didn’t know if you figured anything out or not as I’m also wanting to double and have the 9×5 size. I posted that question today and hope to get answer soon as I’m ready to make it this week.

  153. Posy

    I’m going to sound like a broken record! I just put together the “nutty bread” and it has the same ‘crumbly’ consistency. I’m not going to go any further with trying to bake this. If anyone has a suggestion I will save my mix so as not to waste 4 more eggs!

  154. Lisa hohan

    Going to make this today! Made the 2.0 last night but we try to eat paleo so this is great!!

  155. I made this wonderful bread for the second time today…I omitted the honey this time…I also baked it on the convection setting in my oven at 350 (auto-converted to 325 in the convection) for 45 minutes and then let it cool in the pan for an hour…
    It was perfect, no soft spot or hole in the middle at all! And it still tasted as good as the recipe with the honey…

  156. ginger

    If you don’t use a food processor, should you use a mixer? I wondered if mixing by hand doesn’t mix as well or is just an easier way?

  157. Debbie

    I have a “typical” bread pan (Pampered Chef stone to be exact) and it’s the 9×5 size. I’m interested in making it for sandwiches, etc, but want to double recipe as I don’t care to have 2″ high slices. With that said, what are recommendations and baking times for doubling?

  158. Lisa Shulman

    Hi Elana,

    Sorry if this question has already been posted. I made the paleo bread for the first time today. It tasted great but didn’t rise very much. Only got about 1 1/2 high. Any ideas what I may have done wrong?

  159. Hannah

    I love this recipe! This last time I made it, I split the dough into 6 rounds and baked it in my bun pan, making 6 “hamburger buns”. I like this size better than the loaf slices because I can get a more substantial sandwich. It held up great to a BBQ chicken sandwich as well as a simple almond butter and jelly sandwich… I think this will be my preferred way of baking the bread. Thanks for such a great recipe, Elana, I love it!

  160. Robyn Baldwin

    Elana, Thanks so much for this recipe. I think it’s the best bread one by far. I made this yesterday, and instead of using a loaf pan, I used my muffin top pan. They resemble the oroweat bread thins. Great for sandwiches and hamburgers.

    I love that you create the recipes and then I can tweak them.


  161. Lori

    Just made this bread yesterday. It is sooooooooooo good! Kind of cakey but not too sweet. I only put half the amount of honey in and it was totally sweet enough. Yum! Thanks Elana!

  162. KittyR

    Great bread recipe! It turned out perfectly. I can hardly wait to try the banana version.

  163. Traci

    Great recipe! I made it not too long ago without the flax meal (I didn’t have any) and it was great then as well, but I absolutely love it this morning with the flax added. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us!

    I also recently made some of your coconut choco-chip cookies for my neighbors who recently had a baby, and they were so impressed that they were gluten free! Of course, I myself ate way too many…

  164. Lisa

    Hi Elana,

    I’ve tried a couple of your breads and my absolute favorite is the Paleo Bread. My problem is that my bread doesn’t rise the way yours does, is there any reason that you can think of as to why this might be happening? I follow the recipe as it’s written but my bread comes out almost flat.


  165. Laura Fisher

    Hi Elana,

    Any plans for your own paleo recipe book?

    I love all your books and paleo recipes, so a paleo book would be a great addition.


  166. Anita

    I’ve made this bread three times now and I love it. However, I the last batch I made tasted strongly of acv. I am always careful to measure so I know that I got the measurement right and I was wondering if the acv is absolutely necessary… or if it helps with the rising. – Anita

  167. I made this bread and it tasted overwhelmingly eggy… I wonder if my eggs are larger than the ones the recipe was based on? What is the volume or weight of the eggs?

  168. Chris

    Has anyone figured out the proportions of ingredients to use and baking time/temp for a normal looking loaf in a 9×5 pan?

  169. Hi Elana,
    Made this bread the other night and it is so wonderful!!.Love it slightly warmed with a pat of butter.My only problem is that it did not rise that much so can’t really use for a sandwich.My eggs were not fresh nor my refrigerated flaxseed meal..I used a glass loaf pan (buttered).I did cook at 350 degrees for the 30 min and it came out wonderful!!Thanks so much for the recipe.I love the recipes with honey and/or stevia, sucanat or rapadura.

  170. Ellie

    I love this Paleo bread.

    Elana, it would be great if you came up with a similar Paleo bread for a larger loaf pan:):)


  171. Tonja Pizzo

    Hi Elana:
    Our family LOVES your paleo bread recipe (among others–like the muffins, cupcakes, cookies…) I’m wondering if have any plans to work on a Paleo Tortilla?? Mark’s Daily Apple posted one–I’ve made it a couple of times–changing the recipe a bit–but have not figured out a way to keep the tortilla from falling apart once you fill it. Any suggestions or tips would be GREATLY appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Tonja Pizzo
    PS. Our family (and friends) are really enjoying the Almond Flour cookbook!! Thank you for all that you do!!

  172. Mindy

    I just made this and it is SOO good! After reading all the comments, I decided to add another 1/2 tbsp of ACV. I also put the mix into two mini loaf pans. Because of this I reduced the cooking time by just a few minutes. They came out perfect! We are in love with this bread!

  173. Meredith

    I substituted quinoa flour for the almond flour and it worked well. The loaf was somewhat dense but very good (though could have used a touch more salt) with a nice crust to it. Looking forward to making this with almond flour after reading the comments of it being fluffy and light.

  174. Rachel

    I have tried this twice and both times ended up with a loaf with a hole in the middle! Any idea what I am doing wrong?? Thanks! The ends are great–I just wish I would get a whole loaf sometime! lol.

  175. beth

    How do you store the paleo bread?

  176. AnnMarie Deis

    I am wondering if the honey has a purpose in this bread or if it’s just for taste. I’m looking to just omit it for a more savory bread, but not sure if it’s necessary for texture.

    Wonderful bread, by the way!!! It makes awesome french toast!!! :)

  177. Thank you SOOO much for this recipe. I made it the other day and it was delicious smeared with a thick pat of butter. I’ve tried several grain-free baking recipes and have always been disappointed but this bread is such a treat I would eat it even if I wasn’t grain-free! (can’t wait to try your banana bread recipe!!)

  178. Jan

    After making this wonderful bread half a dozen times (that’s in 10 days!) I decided to experiment. To this recipe I added a handful of each: drained and dried Calamata olives, fresh rosemary, raw pecans. I doubled the salt, at least, and sprinkled a few shakes of garlic powder into the batter. The new bread is just delicious. I just finished a piece with a smear of chèvre on it whine still warm.

    Elana, you are making a gluten-free (sugar-free, also honey-, dyes- and cholate-free college girl very happy and her also gf mama is happily supplying and sending. Thank you for your thoughtful and delicious recipes.

  179. AnnMarie Deis

    I omitted the honey and added pizza seasoning and sun-dried tomatoes. DELISH!!!!! I’m making them into bruschetta and serving with pizza soup. Thanks, Elana!!!

  180. Chris

    I doubled the recipe and used a 9×5 loaf pan.. baked at 350 for about 50 and it came out great!

    Still a little short but good nonetheless.

  181. Hi Elana thanks for this recipe. I’ve used it to come up with an Australian version using ingredients we can source locally. I love your blog keep up the good work. Jodie
    Here is a link to my recipe if you would like to see the modifications.

  182. Laura

    Yum. I just made this, and it turned out perfectly. I just wish that I had bought jam when I was at the market this morning to spread on it. I was most impressed by the fact that it actually has a crust. Excellent recipe. Thank you!!!! I’m so happy to be able to have fresh, homemade grain-free bread.

  183. I made it yesterday, i just noticed that it has quite a strong smell. I used olive oil instead of coconut oil & regular vinegar. Has anyone else noticed this?

  184. sarah

    Can i make this in a bread machine?

    • Holly

      Hi Sarah

      I’ve made this in my bread machine several times, and it comes out beautifully. I double the recipe, choose the quick bread setting and it produces a nice 1 kilo loaf (2.2 pounds). I’m using a Kenwood model BM450 as I’m in the UK, but I think the same machine is marketed in the US by DeLonghi, if anyone wants to compare specifications. I just dump all the ingredients in the pan in order, and give a couple of stirs around the edges of the pan with a spatula while its on the mix cycle (though I’m not sure if its even necessary), and that’s it.

      I made the recipe exactly as stated the first time, but found it tasted a bit sweet for a savoury sandwich bread, so am now omitting the honey, and it still comes out fine. It also cuts down the carbs even further.

      I’m really grateful for this recipe. I’ve been primal/paleo for a couple of years, and last year I spent a lot of time experimenting with more paleo versions of Elana’s Simple Bread and Bread 2.0 recipes that would work for the bread machine, but none of them came out as well as this.

      Thanks again Elana!


  185. Christina

    Elana, is the honey used for sweetening in a Paleo-friendly way or to work as an acidic ingred. along with the ACV to activate the baking soda? I generally use coconut palm sugar syrup in place of agave and honey. I did so in this recipe as well but it came out a little bit dense, like a leavening issue. If you say the honey’s just to sweeten, I’ll adjust the leavening issue on my end by experimenting with other options. Otherwise I’ll use honey next time and see if that helps. The bread is fabulous regardless! Thanks!

  186. Nikki Ostrower @ naonutrition.com

    My clients and I adore this recipe. I am about to make it now and add some pecans to it.

    Thanks for all your delicious and nutritious recipes

    NAO Nutrition, NYC

  187. Elana, this bread is AMAZING. Seriously. We made some today, using ground chia seeds in place of the flaxseed meal, and xylitol in place of the honey (honey spikes my blood sugar too high, unfortunately), and it came out SO delicious. We used a little to do a trial run of Thanksgiving stuffing, and it came out JUST like our old corn bread stuffing recipe. I get to have stuffing this year!! Thank you so much for putting in all the work to get the recipe just right. It is much appreciated :)

  188. Lee Kirby

    Finally found the recommended loaf size and could hardly wait to make this paleo bread. After 45 minutes and the toothpick coming out clean, removed it from the oven. After it cooled, cut it to serve and had two inches on either end and about a half an inch on the top and bottom that were edible. The middle consisted of what I would call an empty tunnel about the size of a silver dollar and surrounded by uncooked batter. Yuck. What’s so interesting is I made your Scrumptious Sandwich bread out of your book, and it turned out perfectly. I’ve been baking a LONG time, and I can’t even speculate as to what happened to this loaf. Did I have a massive air bubble in the middle, and, if so, why? Did using the food processor affect it? Any light you can shed on this will be greatly appreciated. I’ve been experimenting with the recipes in this cookbook and loving it. Please help me understand what happened to this paleo bread.

    • April G

      This happened to me a lot too – I haven’t quite solved all my problems with it, but I did have to lower the temp of the oven to 325, cover it after 30 minutes then turn the oven off and let it sit covered for about 15 minutes afterwards to have it fully cook as the oven cooled. It sometimes browns too much/gets dry if left for too long.

  189. Judy

    Elana, have you ever tried forming your bread recipes as roll or bun shapes instead? I’m wondering if they would work in a different shape. Thank you! :)

    • Mary Ann

      I have done this many times in many different ways. I used a regular size muffins pan and make dinner rolls for the holidays. English muffins rings for burger size buns, and whoopee pie pans for slider size buns. I use a standard size ice cream scoop for the rolls and slider buns (1 level scoop) and 2 scoops for the larger burger buns. Usually bake rolls and sliders for 20-25 minutes and for the bigger buns, start checking them at 25-30 minutes. Hope this encourages you to experiment,
      Mary Ann

      • Mary Ann

        Change the above baking times to: At 350 degrees, sliders and rolls- 15 minutes and burger buns- 20 minutes. Let your own oven temperature and kind of pans be your guide to perfection.
        Mary Ann

  190. Jasmin

    i made this bread yesterday following the directions and used my Magicline Loaf Pan but it was wet in the middle and tastes like baking soda! Super gross! What went wrong? Any ideas?

  191. Wow, thank you for this recipe!

    I’ve been gluten-free for a couple of years now and I’m expecting my first child. One side of my family seems pre-disposed to gestational diabetes (and diabetes in general), so I’ve started really watching my sugar and carb intake.

    This bread is just sweet enough, and really hits the spot as breakfast or a mid-day snack. I don’t even bother with jam or butter, delicious and moist all on its own!! I may try making it with butter or shortening next time since good coconut oil isn’t always within my budget. Perfect for my low-carb, low-sugar eating goals!

  192. Karen

    Hi Elana,

    I’m especially happy that this recipe has a mix of coconut flour and almond flour because the texture is great.

    However, I’ve made the Paleo bread twice and the same thing happened both times. The inside of the bread developed a huge hole and was not cooked. I’ve made the Paleo Pumpkin bread five times and had no problems, which makes me ask: since the Pumpkin bread bakes for 45 minutes, could there be a typo in this recipe and perhaps the bread should bake longer than 30 minutes?

    • Ron Gross

      I am having the same issue with the Paleo Bread. It turns out fine but definitely needs longer in the oven than the 30 minutes. I have tried the recipe twice now with no substitutions. The difference was how I used the coconut oil. The first time I used is as a solid and the 2nd time it was melted. Each time needed more time in the oven.

  193. Alice

    Hi, I’m new to your blog and loving it! I had to laugh, though, when you said you tested even as small a change as 1/4 tsp of baking soda. Why? Because you’re in CO and I’m in TX at sea level. There is no way my bread is going to bake like your bread! But I will give a few tries, and I’m sure it will turn out well eventually. :)

  194. Jenni

    Love the bread. I think it would make a great pumpkin bread. Any suggestions for what amounts to add of pumpkin purée, and what ingredients you would cut back on to replace? And maybe amounts of cinnamon and or nutmeg you would add.

  195. Teja

    Hello Elana.
    I want to make this bread, but the problem is, that I only have coconut flour. I can´t buy almond flour in my country. Do you have any sugestion?
    Thank you.

  196. Kelly @ mybooch.com

    Can I double this bread recipe in the same bread pan to make a larger loaf? Just want to see if this will work before I use 10 eggs on a loaf of bread. Thanks!

  197. sarah

    Oh my dear lord this did not come out well at all. It tasted like one big egg. It looks like a loaf of banana bread without the delicious aroma or taste. I’ll have to try this again some other time. I can’t help but laugh when I look at it because I decided to stay up late to make bread that some how came out tasting like an egg-filled boot.

  198. Kristie

    Thank you for posting this! I have been frustrated by the lack of availability of paleo-friendly breads, and my own experimentation has been disastrous!

    I omitted the flax meal (because it’s not an ingredient I keep on hand) as well as the honey (because I am on a sweetener-free/fruit-free program right now to try to break my addiction to sugar), and it turned out a bit salty-tasting, but otherwise, great! Next time I will play around with decreasing the salt/baking soda or add vanilla to help with the salty taste.

    I didn’t have the right-size bread pan, so I used 2 mini-loaf pans instead (approximately 5″ long, 3″ wide, 2″ deep) and baked them for 30 minutes – perfect!

    Thank you again!

  199. Kathy

    Thank you – thank you – thank you!!! I LOVE this bread. I followed the recipe exactly and did have to bake an extra 10 minutes but that was the only change – and I use the small disposable aluminum bread pan (bread pops right out) This bread is wonderful…not only easy to slice but easy to slice thin and the slices hold up great in a sandwich (no matter what the filling is) and it tastes great. This is my new best bread. I told my husband that he would probably even like it but we’ll never know since it is gluten free :^)

  200. Gingi

    Thank you Elena! I Used a 500g William Sonoma non-stick loaf pan (a tad larger than suggested) and ground whole brown flax seeds in my spice grinder because I had them on hand in the freezer. Also, mixed in a small amount of unblanched almond flour with the blancheds because I had some to use up and used my grandmother’s old manual hand mixer rather than a food processor (don’t own one). My apartment smelled absolutely delicious when this was baking… nutty, earthy, eggy… I suspect the addition of the unblanched flour and regular flax deepened the color and flavor of the final product. It doesn’t look at all like your bread but rather has a deep brown multigrain look and cracked top. Even took some pictures. Very happy with this one. Easy, tasty, and so much better looking and tasting than most gf bread I’ve had. Texture is consistent all the way through and slices beautifully. I’ve sworn off the stuff but this wholesome paleo-friendly loaf has me sold. Can’t wait to try it on a sandwich tomorrow. So sick of salads for lunch. BTW tried the rosemary crackers last week and they were fantastic as well.

  201. Elana, how long does the loaf usually last you before it stales?

  202. Mike H

    I love this bread, I’ve made it several times already.

    I’m having one problem that maybe someone can help with. Every time I’ve made this, I get a giant hole in the middle of the loaf. It’s like a big cavern that runs right through the middle for most of the length.

    I’m following the recipe exactly, no substitutions, and I’m using the Magic Line pan that is recommended.

    Any ideas what may be causing this?

  203. Christine

    Thank you so much for offering gluten free and grain free options Elana! You are such a blessing! x

  204. Tonya

    This just got done cooling. I made 1/2 a recipe because I only have a mini food processor. I baked it in a mini loaf pan and it is delicious. :) I’m so excited to have a bread I can eat almond butter and jelly sandwiches on (which is what I’m doing right now). I did use Trader Joe’s almond meal because that’s what I have on hand and it still turned out well. I would imagine it would be even better with the right almond flour though, but even this is delicious and a great texture. :) Thank you Elana!!!!!

  205. Paulina

    This bread is delicious! I have CD and my husband has autoimmune issues that make eating grain a challenge. But, we both still want to have bread, crackers, etc…

    Thank you, Elana. Your delicious, easy recipes make it possible to stay healthy while still enjoying our favorite treats.

    Happy Holidays!

  206. Daphne

    Is there a metric equivalent to “a cup”? : )

    Love this bread!! I subbed ground salba seeds (chia) for the flax meal and it turned out great. (1/4 cup of salba seeds made 1/2 cup of salba meal) Also subbed using date sugar and coconut crystals for the honey and that worked fine. I did this to reduce glycemic impact/carbs by half. (I thought about leaving it out, but was afraid it was in there to counter the vinegar taste)

    Here’s how I mix mine without a food processor: Mix all dry ingredients well (I do this by hand) and then add the coconut oil and mix well by hand. Then add the eggs and apple cider vinegar and mix it all with a spoon till well combined. Pour into pan! I haven’t had any trouble with air pockets in the baked bread.

    I also doubled the recipe in an attempt to make the loaf larger, because my loaf pans are bigger. After doubling, I took out enough of the batter to make 6 rolls in a muffin top pan. I filled the holes not quite to the top, then put the remaining batter into the loaf pan. It didn’t seem to help with the size of the loaf much. I may try it again using the full double batch. I added 7 minutes to my bake time for the bread and did the toothpick test. I have to say, I prefer the rolls, which I baked for 18 minutes. They are wonderful for breakfast when filled with an egg, sausage, and cheese!

    Thank you, Elana! You’ve blessed countless lives!

    (Being Conformed)

  208. Tried this but didn’t quite turn out looking like yours, ah well practice makes perfect and think i know where I went wrong but will for now keep it to myself ;)

    Best Regards,
    Mike – Paleoworks

  209. donna

    has anyone ever tried this with egg replacer? have recently found i am highly sensitive and cannot have eggs anymore :(….which really puts a damper on my life and baking! i was just wondering if it would work..

  210. donna

    oh…sorry i guess that was a substitution question…never mind but thanks

  211. nikky

    i have been following your web page and i have made soooooo many things that my family loves the best being kale chips my 2 year old takes the bowl and runs away so no one can eat them. I am very very alergic to coconut. do you have any gluten free paleo like bread ideas to make? I live to make as much as possible from scratch.. i cant have gluten and my daughter and husband cant have dairy. if you have any ideas let me know. thank you so much I am such a big fan!

  212. amanda

    this is a great recipe! I am not full-on paleo, primal, or other, but like to experiment. This one is a keeper. I followed the recipe pretty much to the point, just adding in a tablespoon of hemp protein powder (pure hemp) with the flour mixture. It has wonderful flavor and I’m looking forward to having it with some almond butter tonight. Thanks for all your testing! You’ve made happy recipients out of many of us :)

  213. Lindsay

    I am wondering if you can do more recipes with Stevia. I can’t do any sugar or anything with an glycemic index and so far have done pretty well in substituting stevia for agave. But I would LOVE to see more recipes with stevia in them so there is no guessing required. Especially breakfast foods and desserts :)

  214. D

    I want to make this over the weekend and have one question regarding the coconut oil: should I measure it in its solid form or should it be warmed more to a liquid and then measured. I did not see anything on the ingredient page about this.

  215. Michelle

    I like this recipe, as far as wheat-free bread goes it’s much better than rice bread. I do have to bake for a longer time though, about 45 minutes. I slice it up and freeze it and it’s great from the toaster! Thank you.

  216. Kristin

    So I went to my kitchen to make this bread (again because I LOVE it) and thought I had run out of coconut oil. I decided to try making it with the grapeseed oil since I happened to have a brand new bottle on hand. That was the prettiest and best tasting loaf I’ve made yet! From now on, I’m using the grapeseed oil in this recipe! YUM!

    Oh, and if anyone is wondering… when I first wanted to make this bread, I had hubby buy the flaxseed meal for me. He didn’t buy golden, just regular. I actually like the color and flavor of the regular flaxseed meal =)

  217. Anne H.

    Thank you so much for all the work you do on recipes. I had been craving – really really craving – a sandwich. Somehow, having a sandwich, even more than having a pizza, or a piece of cake or pie, seems “normal” to me. So, I finally got all the ingredients, and made your bread. I used egg whites and a couple of whole eggs, and they ended up being more liquid that you used, so I had to leave the bread in the oven quite a bit longer than 30 minutes. But when it came out, and finally cooled, I had a sandwich. Thank you so much.

  218. pamela

    I just made this and it tastes like brushing my teeth with baking soda! Thank goodness I tasted the batter before it went into the oven. I added an extra 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey, then 1 teaspoon of vanilla to try to cut the bakingsoda flavor. I didn’t know what else to do- I didn’t want a sweet loaf but it was too astringent to eat. I ended up with a neutral (not sweet) tasting loaf that still tasted soda-ish. Very metallic tasting.
    Does anyone know if you can cut the 1 1/2 tsp. bakingsoda to perhaps 1 tsp soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder? Maybe the acv is contributing to that taste? I won’t be making this again. Does anyone have any other bread recommendations?

  219. Monica

    I made this recipe and following the instructions carefully but my bread looked completely different from the picture depicted. Any suggestions?

  220. Jenny Zilmer

    Thanks for the paleo bread recipe! I love it! It’s so good to eat sandwiches and toast again!

  221. Rena


    When are you going to come out with a coconut flour cookbook? I can’t even tell you how much I love your recipes. I never put your almond flour cookbook away but sadly we learned my oldest son is allergic to almonds so now I’m looking to other alternatives.


    Anticipating More :-)

  222. Kelley

    I made this last night and it turned out great! I used Bob’s Red Mill almond flour which I know you don’t usually recommend and subbed 1/8 cup chia seed for the flax because that’s what I had on hand and it worked well. We’ve had grilled cheese and peanut butter sandwiches so far. My son is autistic and a very picky eater, and sometimes we have a hard time getting him the protein he needs so this recipe helps a lot. Thanks, Elana!

  223. ncherven

    A fine job!
    I use 1.5 to 2 tbsp chia seeds for the flax.

  224. Audrey


    Just wondering if this almond flour is a good kind to buy, because it’s a great price here.

  225. Tressa B

    Has anyone figured out why it smells like ammonia? I followed the recipe exactly.

  226. Debra

    Thank you for the recipe and wonderful website. This bread is fantastic! I took the liberty of changing a few things around and used what was on hand: Bob’s Redmill Almond meal, fortunately the texture is excellent, 1/2 cup roasted & mashed Delicata Squash, one tablespoon of Ghee, one tablespoon of Coconut oil instead of 1/4 cup, substituted Hemp Seed for Flax meal and Volia! Delicious.

  227. Mary Garrard

    I made this bread tonight and it turned out pretty good. It’s tender and has a good crumb. I didn’t have the problems that some had with holes or rawness in the middle. I used four eggs, subbed tapioca flour for the coconut flour since I was out of coconut, and subbed Trader Joe’s ground almond meal (I pretty much exclusively use the TJ’s almond meal when almond flour is called for, and have never had problems). The bread does taste a bit too strongly of soda for my tastebuds, so maybe baking powder would work just as well. I’ll try it next time and report here. My loaf did not rise as much as the photo shows. Comparing the size of the loaf to the jam jar (which is a typical small jam jar) and the spoon in the photo, I think the loaf was probably baked in a smaller pan than the one called for in the recipe. Thus it looks like it rose a lot when it really was just baked in a smaller pan.

  228. Marilyn

    Tastes incredibly greasy…

  229. Jill Johnson

    Wondering if this would work without the starch? Perhaps a substitute for it?

    Thanks and love your recipes Elana!


  230. Toni Hill

    How long does a loaf of bread last sitting out? Should it be stored in the fridge or freezer?

  231. Tanya Rudman @ trphoto.co.za

    Thank you so much for this recipe, my hubby and I have been Paleo for almost a year and being Portuguese he really misses his bread so now I can make him a Paleo friendly bread to enjoy! I really appreciate your hard work as I know how difficult it can be to come up with new Paleo recipes hehehe

    Regards Tanya

  232. Donna

    I made this today but it tasted a bit too eggy for me. I baked it on the middle rack for 30 minutes so unless i under baked it but I followed all the instructions to the tee. Maybe it needs to bake a little longer. The texture was good but the egg taste put me off.

  233. Sarah

    Hi Elana, first let me say this bread is DELICIOUS! It turned out sweet, very moist, and just wonderful. HOWEVER, I am new to gluten free baking and despite the deliciousness of the bread, I ended up with a very faint ammonia-ish smell/after-taste and for the life of me I cannot figure out why. The only difference in the way I made my bread from your recipe is that I used whole, raw almond meal and whole, raw flaxseed meal, because that is what I had on hand. Oh and i used pure maple syrup instead of honey.

    Any ideas?? Thanks,


  234. Arlene

    what can be used instead of coconut oil – I am allergic.

  235. Cheryl

    I’m having trouble with it getting done in the middle and checking if it is done. It seems to be jiggly in the middle but the skewer comes out clean….any ideas? Do you know what temp it should be in the middle?

  236. Michelle

    Thank you for the recipe; it looks quite nice.

    As for the preface to it, could you be more snarky? People are curious and not every place in the world has Celtic sea salt or coconut flour easily accessible. Given that you try every minute substitution, it makes me wonder if you tried Celtic sea salt vs. Gaelic sea salt. Geez, woman, lighten up and realize that people are just tapping into your wisdom. Who knows? Maybe you tried the substitution they were asking about and you can tell them how it worked out.

  237. Melissa Thomson

    I just made this for breakfast this morning. FABULOUS!!

  238. Gail Gibson

    After nearly a year on a gluten-free diet, I finally ate a delicious piece of bread! I love the texture and taste of this recipe! Thanks so much!

  239. Christine

    Hi – I can see from the ingredients that the paleo bread could and should be low carb, with high protein… Does anyone know the carb and fibre content per slice or for the loaf??

    Many thanks,


    • SoCalBonnie

      Christine, I make this bread with 4 eggs instead of 5 (see my comment why) but worked out how many calories, fat, protein and carbs are present in every loaf.

      Carb 84.54
      Protein 77.95
      Fat 177.36
      Calories 2163.83 per loaf

      If you use 5 eggs, you’ll need to adjust those totals. You’ll also need to count how many slices you get per loaf and divide accordingly. Sometimes I slice the loaf thinly (like zwieback) and sometimes more thickly, like traditional bread.

      (I was not a math major, so you might want to double-check the numbers yourself, too!)

  240. SoCalBonnie

    Elana, I adore this … it’s now my go-to gluten-free bread recipe.

    I can dress it up or down with spices, nuts, fruits, chocolate, whatever, and I make frequently make it for friends as a gift. It is the very first gluten-free bread that my non-GF friends have ever liked, and I’ve tried every store-brought version as well as numerous homemade versions.

    When I first made it, it was too wet in the middle. I tested my oven temperature and it was just right, and I also have the pan you recommend. I live very close to sea level; I don’t know if that would cause the problem, but I did tweak the recipe a bit and now it always comes out perfect for me every time.

    My tweaks: use 4 eggs instead of 5, and bake it for 45 minutes instead of 30. It rises a little higher than the photo above, and is moist and slices thinly without crumbling. It’s always a beautiful loaf.

    I use parchment paper to avoid the aluminum in the pan and that makes a nice liner to lift out the loaf (no cleaning!). I’ve made it with coconut oil, ghee, and regular butter… it’s always yummy! I’ve substituted coconut sugar for the honey and once even made it without a sweetener… it’s always fantastic! Occasionally I’ll substitute chia for the flax seed, too, but the basic recipe is the backbone for all my experimenting.

    I’m about to make this loaf (again) for yet another friend who is desperate for a decent gluten-free bread. When I do this, I always tuck a copy of your recipe in with the loaf so they can make it themselves — but also know where to go for more recipes.

    Thank you so much, Elana, for all you do!

  241. Marsha

    This recipe also works well in two 3″x6″ mini loaf pans. Thank you for the recipe, it was a hit!

  242. Tanya

    I don’t have a food processor… will this work if I just mix it the old fashioned way, by hand?

    …. wonders why everyone just assumes everybody has a food processor…..

  243. Michelle Lancaster

    I made this bread today and it is AMAZING!!! I’ve been eating paleo, gluten free and dairy free since early November and the ONLY thing I have missed is bread. I can’t believe how light and moist this delicious bread is. It was wonderful warm and smeared with a layer of sunbutter and it made an amazing tuna sandwich later when it was cooled down. The only thing I would do differently next time is try not to eat the entire loaf in one day!! Thank you so much Elena. It’s PERFECT!

  244. Nick

    So I made a loaf of bread this past weekend, it tastes great but didn’t rise. I used almond meal instead of almond flour because of the price difference and didnt have apple cider vinegar. Could either of the two be attributed to the lack of rising, any suggestions welcome.

  245. jaime

    does anyone know what i could sub for almond flour if child is allergic to all nuts,rice,coconut and gluten.

  246. Patty Rathwell

    I really like your paleo bread. In fact my whole family does. I wanted to let you know that instead of the honey, I substituted blue agave and it came out great! Now, I’m eating bread regularly again. Thanks.

  247. Erin

    I LOVE this bread. For the past two weeks, I’ve made a double batch using 4 mini loaf pans lined with parchment paper. The size is perfect for the kids’ lunch sandwiches, with an egg on top in the morning, with a spread of almond butter for snack and so much more!!! Thank you sooo very much!

  248. Pat

    Nothing like wasting expensive ingredients. I bought the pan, the exact size and brand. My ingredients were exact and fresh and I baked it at 350 for 30 min and it came out completely uncooked in the center and crusty and risen on top. Back in the oven for 15 more minutes – still raw batter through the entire center of the loaf. I now have it back in the oven to finish cooking the center which will no doubt burn the outside. But I’m not wasting all those ingredients and throwing in the trash. Including the pan, I have a huge investment and expected it to turn out so nicely. Is 350 correct? for only 30 minutes? correct? what could possibly cause this. The pan was dead center in the oven as well and my oven works.

    I’m low carb and have baked with almond flour and flax meal, coconut flour since 2007. I know these ingredients and I always buy and keep them fresh. What happened? All opinions welcome. Disappointing because I love your site and know you test and test and I never change your recipes.

    • frostedsnow @ frostedsnow.com

      I just made the bread today (in a mini oven too!), made a few tweaks, and it came out as the picture did.

      Instead of baking it for just 30 minutes though, I left it in the oven for around 50 mins without taking it out or opening the lid even once. Maybe you can give that a try next time.

      Also make sure you use a mini pan.

      To everyone else, I also recommend putting less baking soda because as I came back to read the comments, it does taste very metallic.

      I’m pretty sure if you lessen the amount, it will still rise fine because I’ve made different bread recipes with less than half the amount of baking soda!

    • Kelly

      Mine came out perfect following the directions exactly (and for the first time, one of my recipes looks exactly like the picture!). I was having problems baking gluten free foods in my new house, I had to extend cooking times and then they were unevenly cooked often. I finally had the temperature checked on my oven and it turns out my temp was running quite a bit lower, the repairman said it was a common issue. Once adjusted my GF recipes are coming out perfect. (It seems gluten free baked goods are a little more tempermental.) Just a thought, the trouble may be your oven.

    • Elisabeth

      Exact same thing happened to me today :(

  249. Chris

    Arghhh! Me too! My bread has a raw cavern in the middle–but the cooked ends taste good! I’m at the same altitude as Elana so I can’t imagine i need to adjust for that but maybe. Help!

    • Chris

      OK–replying to my own comment! I tried it again. I used 4 eggs (instead of 5) and only 1 t. of baking soda. The loaf rose nicely, there’s no cave in the middle and it’s cooked all the way thru. Oh–it also required an additional 5 minutes of cooking.

      I found the first loaf to be a bit soda-y tasting so hopefully the adjustment took care of that too.

  250. donna

    Do you recommend refined or unrefined coconut oil?

  251. Caroline

    Question on the coconut oil – do I blend it in as a solid, or do I need to melt it first?

  252. This is the best grain-free bread recipe I have ever tried. I didn’t have the loaf pan so I used one of my small casserole dishes and it came out square and a little darker around the edges. I used 1 1/2oz. of coconut oil and mixed it with 1/2oz. of melted butter and it came out really moist. It also came out dark like whole wheat bread, so I am assuming that I used just a little too much flax meal. I love you for taking the time to perfect this!!! I’m thinking of making a spice bread next time. Let you know if it works!!

  253. ironcharles

    This recipe is so simple but so tasty. I use almond flour I grind myself (use a coffee grinder–it’s so much cheaper than buying bags of almond flour at the grocery store or online). The first loaf I made as stated and felt it was a little too much on the coconut. The second loaf I exchanged the coconut oil for bacon grease, which worked well but was a little too strong on the bacon. The third loaf I used half coconut oil and half bacon grease and I really love the taste. A little smear of almond butter and a dollop of jam really makes this a great Paleo breakfast!

  254. michelle

    this bread is awesome, first great gluten free bread I have successfully made and is so healthy! Thank you so much for you efforts. we are newly GF and were hurting for something good.

  255. Ashley

    Do you melt the coconut oil??

  256. Teri B

    Just a little hint I use when making gluten free sandwich bread. More often than not, of course, it doesn’t rise as much as I’d like – so – I cut the loaf in half, stand it up on end, and slice it that way. It makes a bigger slice for sandwiches…

  257. PaleoGal

    Bread was phenomenal!! I followed the recipe exactly, I had a bread pan that was about an inch wider than yours but bread still rose. Looks great, looks just like a loaf of banana bread! The bread is very buttery in flavor, I can’t have more than one slice it’s pretty rich. It’s a dense bread like banana bread. I was SO excited when I pulled it out of the oven and it looked and tasted good I did a little “I made BREAD!” dance. Alas, bread, I have missed you…

  258. Suzanne Foote

    Loved this recipe. Thank you very much from a struggling diabetic Paleo old person

  259. Kelly

    This bread is, hands down, THE best GF/paleo bread I have ever had or made in my life. It is so simple, so easy, so perfect, and so delicious that I haven’t been able to stop staring at it, mouth agape. (Quite convenient since that makes it easier for me to continuously eat it.) With Kerry butter it is simply divine. I will never want for another quick/soda bread recipe ever again.

    Thanks, Elana. You have made me a star in our GF kitchen. (I never take full credit of course; I’m just following your directions!)


  260. Heidi

    I am so happy to have found this delicious and easy recipe. I used a regular sized loaf pan and baked it about 5 minutes less time since the loaf is thinner. Also I think I will put a piece of parchment on the bottom of the pan next time as it stuck to the pan a little bit. I thought it had a kind of like a cornbread texture. It is so good though, I believe I will be eating some of this every day for the rest of my life. Can’t wait to try some of the suggested variations!

  261. Cindy

    If you can stand it one more time I’d just like to say that this is FANTASTIC! Very good recipe. Thank you.

  262. Andy

    Is there any way to half this recipe?

  263. lynn thiessen

    I am so looking for breads that work……….this does not……I have your books………..but the question about the ammonia…….they are an in your face issue…………for me, not till I sliced the loaf……but my nose is very sensitive….and I taste the amonia without ingesting the product…………my Mum, who has no sense of smell left, loved it…….. time to keep trying…………I am borderline diabetic, mum is, and my lover is in denial……………..so looking for something that passes as ‘bread’…………..thanks for the help………….luckylin……….

    • Ok, I made some changes that seem to kick the ammonia problem out…took some leavening tricks from Bruce Fife in his Cooking with Coconut Flour book……..here is what I did………

      deleted the vinegar and the baking soda and increased the honey to 2 tablespoons to compensate for the elemination of the vinegar.

      I used Fife’s leavening approach by combining eggs and baking powder.

      I added 1 tsp baking powder, aluminum and sodium free, incorporating the change in the honey.

      Kicked the salt up a pinch to address the absence in my baking powder.

      Result was a neutral/sweet bread with an adequate rise and good crumb that could be sliced easily into thin slices.

      Next time, I may reduce the honey back down and up the coconut oil a tbsp or throw in some coconut milk.

      I am at sea level…….added 5 minutes and baked in convection oven on your recommended setting.

      Thanks for you pioneering on behalf of all of us……… Respectfully, lyn

  264. lynn thiessen

    ok my bread did not quite look like this.it had ammonia scents. serious…. seriously working recipes….open to suggestion…my husband’s mum was a a baker…..I fail at every attempt to provide. Your assistance is helpful.thx I am the ever so lucky lin..plan to stay lucky….(ps do this b/c my bs is borderline.fasting bs +90……..and though, my spouse refuses to acknowledge it he has issues as wel).180 after a mango whatever…I love this man, and plan to keep him with me. forever….pls assist..so tired of numbers that are compromised….bull ..we are a unique community because we care…many others are impacted, they just do not connect… We are the only people who appear to care about what elevated glucose does to people….I care for my mum…….she is blind…..confused……multiple strokes..pls, keep helping…Mom was a pilot, a photograhpher, an independent woman from the age of 15. Now, she lves in a bedroom, vision gone, and momory deplleted…….life does not have to end this way. She loves your recipes……I prep them……you have made her happy…love, lucky lin………..

  265. Error msg again, sorry if this is redundant….lilely to not be as flowely, need to care for mom…………but I owe you great thanks…….keep you efforts us………I care for my 87 yr old mum……I keep her bs stable, I keep her contented………she loves your recipes….I am working to protect my husband who has numbers I do not like………I keep cooking to take care of everyoone……thankyou for taking the time to poste……I know my mum will have time defined by God……plan to kleep my spouse by my side so long as God can tolerate his absence………..ok, I am somewhat different…….but, this is about you, not me, so, thankyou for your efforts………………..sleep well………..luckylin

  266. the numbers for my mom make no sense………..she has Alzheimer’s, and multiple strokes……….her life is confusing and hard..unfair….but if I keep her Blood Sugar under control..she will do better..and will be able to connect with us….so little…. provides so much………………I love my mother…..for a moment.I would give anything….a dialogue…is everything.
    Thankyou. for helping me in reaching out to her….I am truly lucky, or just blessed……………
    .I am lucky….lin.

  267. Martha

    Hi Elena,

    I just made the paleo bread and I am enjoying a warm slice as I type this comment. I wanted to share that I substituted pure maple syrup for the honey and used a blender to mix since I don’t own a food processor. The loaf still came out delicious and moist. I wish I could submit a picture of my wonderful looking loaf. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  268. DeannaBuchanan

    Hello Elana: I have been a Paleo girl for about 8 months and am thoroughly enjoying the hunting and gathering! Today I was cooking turkey and wanted to adapt my stuffing recipe and found your Paleo bread recipe. Thanks so much. It works well with my other ingredients, mushrooms, onion, parsnips, celery, jalapeño and sausages, spicey pepper and summer savory and of course coconut oil. Can’t wait till dinner time.

  269. Kelly

    Oh my GOSH!! It’s REAL bread! My poor little guys (okay, and me too) have really been struggling since going gluten free for the third time (this time we went Paleo and it has finally resolved their symptoms and as a side note resolved mine, though I didn’t realize in the beginning I had a gluten problem). My son and I are oohing and ahhing in my kitchen right now over this bread. I’d given up on the difficult task of making gluten free bread when the first several complicated recipes I tried were gross and gritty. I did not have high hopes for yet another bread recipe, nevertheless one that would fit into our Paleo diet, but this is seriously amazing and it was fast and easy to make in my Vitamix. Moist and delicious, we decided we had to make some quick strawberry jam to celebrate this delicious occasion. Thank you, thank you for giving my boys (and me!!) our bread back!!!

  270. This is exactly what I have been looking for.

    The only thing I really miss going paleo is something edible to put ingredients on.

    It really is so convenient to eat poorly, there should be a law against some of the foods we are allowed to buy and consume.

    I’ll be baking mine on the weekend!

  271. Jill

    Yum! I tried this recipe with only adding almond meal since I didn’t have the coconut flour or flax seed. It is good! Looking forward to trying it with the correct ingredients and the right pan size!!

  272. Patty Pappas

    Hi…I just made the paleo bread, and though it smells great, it is only 1″ high. My hopes for a sandwich for supper are dashed. It doesn’t look like the picture at all. Any guesses as to what I did wrong?


  273. Patty Pappas

    Hi…I just made the paleo bread and it doesn’t look like the picture. Mine is only 1″ high. No way I could make a sandwich. Any idea what i could have done wrong?


  274. andree


    I’m allergic to eggs – has anyone ever tried an egg-free version of this bread? What would be recommend as a substitute? I’ve used boiled flax seeds in other recipes in the past before but wondering if it would work in this bread….Thanks!

  275. Melissa

    Mine had a distinct ammonia scent, which I noticed from the comments was an issue for a few other posters as well. My research tells me not enough acid in my batch to neutralize the soda. I may have left it a bit too long in my processor because my coconut oil was lumpy and I was trying to break it up. It tastes a bit like Irish soda bread, which is not my favorite. I’m thinking of experimenting with baking powder instead to suit my personal preference.

    I did love the texture though. Definitely worth a second attempt.

  276. Laura

    I have made this bread a few times now and it’s great! I do have a question though. A couple of the times I had a huge hole in the middle of my loaf. I’m not an expert baker, so I’m really not sure how to fix this. It’s not a huge deal except when I go to make sandwiches for my kids :-) Any tips?

  277. Janet Shiffer @ none

    I have developed multiple food sensitivities and allergies. I am avoiding almonds and peanuts. This bread looks/sounds good. What could I use instead of the almond flour?



  278. Jennifer Kingsley

    My son made the Paleo Bread today. It was absolutely awesome. We haven’t been able to find golden flax for a while, so we used some brown flax. Fabulous bread recipe.

  279. Carol L.

    Hi Elana…….I love this paleo bread recipe and I’ve made it several times, mostly it is always wet in the middle……..I do the recipe exactly as written…….I was wondering if someone with a perfect loaf could take the internal temperature of the bread after removing from oven. I took the temperature of mine yesterday and it registered 140 degrees and that’s not enough…….although toothpicks came out dry. I cooked it 35 minutes………should I leave it in for 40 minutes?.. I would love to know the internal temperature for doneness……….I think knowing that would eliminate the wet middle.

    Thank you

    Carol L.

    • Angela

      This has been happening to me too! I make it exactly how the recipe is written. I tried baking it longer and its still hollow in the middle and mushy. It used to come out perfect for me but the last 4 times it has been this way. I just recently moved and made the first loaf in the new oven and same thing!! So frustrating. Maybe cover it with foil and cook it even longer than 35 min? What rack should it be on? Please help!! I can’t live without my paleo bread!!

  280. Anabelle

    Hi Elana, thank you for these wonderful recipes, had long sought an option without wheat flour and came across your blog. I congratulate terrific and continues to share your culinary wisdom
    Thank you,

  281. Sarah

    I’ve made this twice now and it’s simply delicious! I doubled the recipe to fit into my 9X5 baking dish and it came out great. Elana, I saw this recipe today and it made me want to share with you because I think a Paleo/GF version of this would be wonderful…


  282. Cristina

    Can you recommend a good source to purchase the flaxseed meal?

  283. Yay, you! Loved seeing you get a shout out from GOOP today–just fantastic, and I wanted to say hello and congrats, old friend! Hope all is great with you and yours. xx Paige

  284. Melissa

    Thanks for this recipe! It was my first attempt at paleo bread and I just finished my first slice! I doubled the recipe, but used only 8 eggs instead of 10, put it an a standard size loaf pan and it came out to the perfect size and is delicious! I can’t wait to have toast!

  285. shanna

    Hey! This recipe was featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog Goop today!

  286. Ali

    Just made this bread and it was delicious!
    I substituted all purpose gluten free flour for the almond flour, and a mixture of almond meal and Psylium for the flaxseed and it still worked. I will try the original next time!

    thankyou for an amazing recipe :-)

  287. Julie R

    This was my first attempt at GF baking…and it turned out okay as in it’s not burnt and definately edible. I think I had glass pan issues…and I didn’t realize you had to melt the coconut oil since the recipe didn’t specify in liquid form vs soft solid…but my main comments is that it’s just too eggy. Like French toast eggy. Definately not what I’m looking for as a GF bread option to eat in the morning WITH EGGS. On to the next recipe.

  288. Donna

    Came upon this wonderful site and made the paleo bread last night. I used the Bob’s Mill almond flour as it was all our market carried. Also didn’t have my food processor with me so just stirred by hand. My bread turned out beautifully and delicious. I am looking forward to more trying out recipes. Thanks!

    • Donna

      ps. didn’t melt the coconut oil, just incorporated it with a fork and did not have any problem with ammonia smell or it not being cooked through. Did line bottom of pan with parchment. It came out great!

  289. Hi! Thank you for this recipe. Love this bread! Do you have any nutrition info, I.e. calories, fat etc.? Thanks! Nicole

  290. Kathy

    Hi, Elana,

    This bread is great! I don’t handle grains well, so it’s great to find a recipe for something that is not only gluten free but grain free as well.

    Have you tried making any gluten/grain free breads risen with yeast?

    Also, have you tried working with coconut butter instead of using coconut flour+coconut oil? It somehow feels better to use more ‘whole’ foods and was wondering what your experience is.


  291. Elisabeth

    Bought the pan, made as instructed. Loaf is brown a crispy on the outside and total mush in the middle. So bummed! Was hoping to make my GF 5 yr old a sandwich! Any suggestions?

    • Elisabeth

      Made again today with the following changes: 4 eggs, 1tsp baking soda.
      Bake 30 min @ 350 and another 15 min @ 325.
      Came out much better this time!

    • Mindy

      I just made this bread today and as I was cutting it there was a hole in the middle of the loaf and it was mushy. I put it back in the oven and cooked it longer and it’s a little better. Did I do something wrong? It did taste really good – the parts that were cooked through…and my 5 year old loved it!
      I guess I’ll try 4 eggs and see how that goes. Any suggestions are appreciated. Oh, and I used a pan the size Elana suggested.

      • Denise

        I had that happen the first time I made the bread. The only thing I could think of that caused it was that my eggs were cold and my coconut oil seized up upon contact. The second time I made the bread, I used room temp eggs, and no other changes, and the it came out great. Hope this helps you too.

      • Alyssa

        That happened to me the first time too. I thought it was because I live in FL and with all the humidity down here I decided to adjust the cooking time. So now I cook this bread for 40 minutes and it comes out great.

  292. sola

    Hi…I bake this bread….
    Alas!! came sooo dark colored..but tasted great…wonder ,why so different from your photo !!!

    Someone help me on this..please???!!

  293. kris

    hello – i just made this bread today and mine came out dense and rubbery. it was delicious, though! what am i doing wrong, how can i get the fluff? someone mentioned using less eggs, and i admit that i usually buy “jumbo” eggs, so maybe that was it. can someone confirm this? thanks!

  294. Lucia Vanhoof

    Hi Elana,

    Thank you for this web-site! I just bought your book,”The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook” and love it.
    I’ve made the Paleo Almond Bread recipe twice now and it was delicous, but I was wondering how to make it rise more. I changed the 1-1/2 tsps. baking soda to 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Instead of adding the 5 eggs at once I added 4 plus the egg yolk of the fifth egg. I beat the leftover egg white until frothy and folded it in at the end. It worked for me! Turned out delicious!
    Thank you again for what you do.

  295. Nina Page

    Elana I have just made this bread, not sure what went wrong, it did not rise and it tastes more like cake then bread. It tastes good however I am trying to make bread for my son to take a sandwich for lunch. Any suggestions please

  296. Amy

    Hi. Thank you so much for the website. I know I can’t ask this, though I am Fructose intolerant, and not great.

    I am really trying to do Paleo and look at all these recipes at the same time though things like onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar and agave keep popping up and substitutions are the name of the game.

    I have tried putting rice malt syrup and equal parts lemon juice and white wine vinegar as substitutes for the ACV and agave. Is this ok?
    The bread came out with a sour after taste. I am not sure if it was the seed mix I added. Just sesame, poppy and sunflower.

    I want to try again. 5 eggs is a lot to get it wrong..

    Thank you so much again for the recipes and videos online. They are helping.


  297. Debbie T.

    For anyone who doubled the recipe for a larger loaf pan, how long did you bake the loaf? Mine is in the oven right now. :-)

  298. staygold

    I just made this for the first time (it’s cooling on my counter!) and I SWEAR it smells reminiscent of yellow cake batter! So excited to dig in and give it a try :)

  299. Donna Howard

    Hello, I am just wondering, would almond meal be the same as almond flour?? I have the ‘meal’ but not the flour and I would so love to make this tomorrow!! Thank you

  300. Danielle

    I just made the Paleo bread and loved! Since I have never made this type of bread before, does it need to be refrigerated or can it stay on the counter covered properly . . . thanks much!!

  301. Has anyone been able to make this without eggs? We have to eliminate eggs but I’d still like to make this, or the bread 2.0 recipe. Thank you.

    • Alex

      Try using chia seeds mixed with water. I haven’t tried it in this recipe but it’s a great egg substitute. Mix 1 tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.

      1/4 cup of the chia/water mixture (after sitting for 15mins) equals 1 egg.

  302. Connie Livingston @ connielivingston.com

    Elana, love the yummy-looking bread recipes!

    I make a protein bread with yeast that I’d like to replicate without the wheat flours. It sounds like almond flour is a good way to go. I’ve noticed that your bread recipes have baking soda. Is it not possible to use yeast in gluten-free bread-baking?

    Thank you!


  303. emma

    Hi ELana, love the recipe,
    I was wondering if there would be a way of lowering fat content?
    Do you think tat substituting egg whites for whole eggs might work?
    Thank you

  304. Beth

    I made this bread the other day following the recipe to the T, and although it tasted delicious, I did have some problems with it. I used the same size pan and my bread came out to be about half as tall as whats pictured. Also, the first time I took it out of the oven it was still raw inside even after cooking for quite a long time, so I had to put it back in. This wouldnt be a problem, except I found that when it was finally all cooked through, It had such a thick crust on top that I couldn’t cut it without it crumbling all to pieces. Any suggestions on how to get it to rise more and how to prevent the ultra-thick crust from forming on top?

    • Beth

      UPDATE: I tried this recipe again today, using one less egg and covering the pan with tin foil for most of the baking time, which was about 45 minutes or so, and not only did it rise a bit more, but no thick crust formed so the bread could be very easily sliced. It looked remarkably like the picture as well!

    • Ruth Bianchi

      I had the same problem with the inside of the bread not getting cooked. Would baking on a lower heat for a longer time help?

  305. La Cucina Di Kait @ lacucinadikait.com

    This looks like a great staple bread to have around!

  306. Nicole

    I made a couple of substitutions that I wanted to share. My husband cannot have starch, so I haven’t tried the bread 2.0, but wanted something more like a whole wheat sandwich bread. I substituted almond meal for the flax meal (because my husband cannot eat flax), olive oil for the coconut oil, and honey for the agave. It turned out great.

  307. Veronica

    Elana, what brand coconut flour do you recommend? Thank you!

  308. Ruth Bianchi

    I made the paleo bread and love it. I followed your recipe exactly, including the right pan. When I made the bread the outside 1″ – 1 1/2″ were baked correctly, but the inside was totally unbaked.
    What did I do wrong?
    I took that inside uncooked dough and put it into muffin cups and baked it and it was fine, though a bit heavy.
    Please help, because I love your recipes. They are a wonderful relief for people on a no grain diet like my husband and I.

  309. Angela K Albers

    Amazing bread!!!

  310. Alex

    I just stumbled upon your website today..perfect timing! I have been struggling with my first month of switching to the Paleo lifestyle. I love to cook, love to eat, and hate being restricted. Even though I very rarely crave pasta, grains, or dairy I was going a bit nutty because I’m now “not allowed” to have them. Your website has been a blessing. Already today I have made the silver dollar pancakes for breakfast, the Paleo bread for the rest of the week and have so many other recipes I can’t wait to try!

    I know there is some conflict between whether sweet potatoes are Paleo or not but, since I am a personal training and exercise daily, I still eat them. In the Paleo Bread recipe I substituted 1/2 cup of the almond flour with 1/2 cup of sweet potato flour. I also baked them in 1.5 x 3 inch mini loaf pans for 20 mins instead of 30mins. They turned out really great. Adds a little bit extra nutritional value.

    Can’t wait to try more recipes!

  311. Karen Melweis

    Hi Elana

    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes that you share so generously!

    I have a question for you about eggs. Do you have any particular size or volume of “egg” that you tend to use in your recipes? In most of my cookbooks, an “egg” means a medium sized egg that yields about 50mls by volume, so there are slightly more than 5 eggs in a cup. I tend to buy extra large eggs locally, and I find that when a recipe calls for more than 3 eggs, the end result is quite “egg-y.” I’m going to experiment, but perhaps you would be able to tell me if there is a size or volume of egg that you tend to use in your recipes. (I didn’t see anything specific under the “ingredient” menu on your blog.)

    And thanks again for all that you do!


    • Adrian

      The convention in baking is that recipes use “large” eggs which are supposed to be 50 g weight or something like 47 ml volume. I find that the large eggs I buy are generally around 50g-54g in weight.

  312. Jessica

    Here is the nutrient content on this bread (total recipe, and my brand of flours)

    Calories: 2079
    Carbs: 71 (Net Carbs: 39)
    Fiber: 32
    Fat: 176
    Protien: 76

  313. Norma P

    You use an aluminum pan, I understand it is a toxic material you should avoid for cooking or baking….Can you comment on this? Thank you NP

  314. Elaine

    Love this! Thank you for sharing. I started experimenting with it, too. I took out an egg and added two mashed bananas…still so good!

  315. Julie R

    AnOkay, so I tried this again as my husband is now going gf. Much better results this time as i only used 4 eggs so it wasn’t overly eggy! Also reduced cooking temp to 325f5to compensate for the glass pan.it was still a bit dry though so i think next time i’ll reduce cooking time to 25 mins and see how that goes.

  316. Ester Perez @ supermilkmama.com

    I just made this bread but added an extra tablespoon of honey and replaced the coconut oil with butter and it came out delicious. I toasted some in the oven with freshly crushed garlic and it was amazing! Thanks Elana! Both of my kids gave a thumbs up :)
    Many blessings,

  317. E

    I made this last night – finally!! Been looking at the recipe for ages since I saw it on GOOP. Got all my ingredients on iHerb.com and they arrived over the weekend.

    I made my own almond flour as I can’t get them from around where I live in Asia. The bread turned out perfect! I love it!! And it tastes really good! I still prefer the Cranberry Almond Loaf but this is a good plain bread to spread nut butter on.

    However, 5 eggs is a lot, and since my husband doesn’t really follow my eating lifestyle, having the loaf to myself means I am actually eating 5 eggs in a week (possibly even more, in other food).

    Was toying with the idea of substituting the egg with chia seeds as I read that it’s a good replacement for eggs in recipes… Has anyone tried it before? :)

    Thanks for the amazing recipes Elana! I’m gonna try Nutty Bread for next week. Now I can eat bread and be guilt free!!

  318. Deidra

    I made this bread yesterday and I love it!! It’s so good!!

  319. Adrian

    I didn’t read through all 400+ comments, so I don’t know if this has been discussed, but this recipe calls for a really huge amount of baking soda and doesn’t have the huge amount of acidic ingredients needed to balance it. I tried it anyway as written and sure enough, the resulting product smells and tastes like un-neutralized baking soda. Normally a recipe like this would use baking powder, so I tried again, using 1.5 tsp of baking powder instead of the baking soda. I eliminated the vinegar, since its main role would be to neutralize (some of) the baking soda.

    The result is a *huge* improvement. The almond flavor comes through instead of the baking soda flavor.

    It appears that there are many gluten free baking powders out there, so I’m not sure if there’s some reason for avoiding baking powder. But baking soda is four times as powerful as baking powder. (In fact, a teaspoon of baking powder contains 1/4 tsp of baking soda, 1/2 tsp of acids, and 1/4 tsp of filler.) So this recipe calling for 1.5 tsp of baking soda is like putting two TABLESPOONS of baking powder into this little tiny loaf, which is a crazy amount. Using 1.5 tsp of baking POWDER is much more reasonable, and that’s 3/8 tsp of baking soda. Note also that the tablespoond of vinegar is about sufficient to neutralize 1/2 tsp of the baking soda, so my substitution should give about the same actual leavening power as the original recipe. (Another way to make this recipe better would be to just reduce the baking soda so that the amount used is completely neutralized.)

    • Orielle Cookie @ orielleanais.com

      That’s interesting that the baking soda is a strong flavor for you… I’ve been baking with the 1 1/2 tsp. called for in the recipe, and haven’t tasted it once. Perhaps it’s the kind of baking soda… ? In any case, I’m curious about your method, I have several friends who want to try the bread but avoid b. soda. Thanks!

      • Adrian

        Baking soda is a single, very simple chemical, sodium bicarbonate, so there are not different baking sodas that one could use. Perhaps you don’t recognize the taste of baking soda. I didn’t clearly understand what was happening until I had both loaves available to taste one right after the other.

        Baking powder contains baking soda, so if somebody is trying to avoid baking soda they are out of luck. The only way to leaven something in that case would be with eggs, and I don’t think it would work on something this heavy.

    • DrD

      Baking pwder is not allowed on the SCD diet because of it’s negative effect on the intestines-maybe thats why

  320. Orielle Cookie @ orielleanais.com

    The first time I tried this recipe I followed the instructions to the T, and although it was absolutely lovely, there were a couple things that didn’t quite click for the bread I was going for.

    I found the flavor of egg was a little too predominant, so I tried it with four eggs instead of five – instant fix, the bread was unaffected consistency wise. I’ve also found that it ALWAYS needs at least ten extra minutes of cooking time (I live in Iowa), that may just be an oven or weather issue.
    I’ve omitted the coconut flour on different occasions due to a lack-thereof in my pantry, and I found it didn’t change the bread a bit. Yummy, but overall not a crucial element.

    This recipe is so wonderful! I was SO excited to see that even though I’ve made the life choice of going grain free, I could still enjoy some delicious bread.

  321. Charmaine

    Would love for Elana to experiment with making this Paleo Bread! I like that it has limited ingredients and uses just the egg whites.

  322. Marsha

    I make this wonderful recipe for my daughter. To eliminate the fructose in this recipe, I substitute 1 Tablespoon of rice malt syrup.
    It works wonderfully! Thank you!

  323. I made this. Easy and so delicious. I would love to find a way to do without eggs so I will try a banana, 1 cup applesauce and chia seed and see if that works as I’m sensitive to eggs. But I just wanted to try this anyways. Came out perfectly!

    Thanks Elana!

  324. Debbie


    I am newly gluten free, dairy free and wheat free. Added to that, I am to be watching my caloric intake! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes! Just wondering, do you have access to the nutrition count (calories) for any of your recipes – particularly the breads?

    Thanks so much,

  325. S_kxnny

    Fur the eggs, is it necessary to include the yolk? Thanks!

  326. Edward

    What if I’m using a pan that is the next size up. How much do I add to the recipe make the bread rise?

  327. April

    This is amazingly similar to real bread. I made a few changes, but I’m so happy with how it turned out! I can’t wait to make this for my Mom. Next time I will double the recipe to get normal sized bread. The changes I made were that I used 3 eggs and 1 chia egg. I also baked 10 extra minutes because of all the complaints about a doughy center, but ended up overbaking. Next time I will stick to the original baking time. Thank you so much Elana! I love your vegan herb crackers as well; I eat vegan 4 times a week and they are life savers! Definitely a staple. I can tell that they are one of the things I will be taking to college with me once I graduate in 2 years :)

  328. Maeve

    Just made this, and oh my gosh it is AMAZING! Absolutely LOVE it! Great, great recipe! Keep it up!

  329. Natalie

    I tried this bread recipe tonight and it was wonderful! I used a glass loaf pan and it turned out great. This is going to be my go to recipe when I’m craving bread. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  330. Claudia H

    Does anyone know the carb content of this bread. I just ordered some gf paleo bread from Julian’s bakery, but since it is pricey, I’d like to make my own. I am on a very low carb, paleo type lifestyle. I am also allergic to apples (crazy, right) and sulfites (so no regular vinegar), so I’m a little unsure of what to do about the apple cider vinegar. I may just try it and see if there’s a problem.

  331. So glad someone finally posted a concrete recipe for paleo bread!! Looks amazing, so excited to try it out :)

  332. Mary Ann G

    I have made this recipe a couple of times with great success, and today made some adjustments. I used regular flax meal(nice flecked look) and coconut nectar instead of honey. I wanted hamburger buns out of this recipe so I used greased muffins rings,a bake sheet and parchment paper. Baked 20 mins @ 350, Yielded 6 buns. Worked great.
    I also wanted smaller buns (slider size) so I used a muffin top pan (aka Whoopie Pie pan by Wilton). Baked 15 mins @ 350 Yielded 12 buns. This also worked great. Next I’ll try making dinner rolls for the holiday dinners. YUM…
    My altitude is 8,200 feet and no adjustments were needed. A great way to further the use of the recipe besides sliced bread. Enjoy.

    • Mary Ann G.

      I made the dinner rolls today and the recipe worked great. I lightly greased a muffin pan, used a scant half cup of batter for each roll, baked for 15-18 minutes and they are perfect for holiday dinners. My yeild was 13 rolls. Good thing there was extra, because I ate one hot from the oven. I also used coconut vinegar and coconut nectar instead of apple cider vinegar and honey. Yum, Yum, Yum

  333. Rochelle

    I have been on a Paleo diet for awhile.. The trouble I am having is I am highly allergic to eggs.. Having a hard time getting the ratio of egg substitute to go with recipes…

    What do you suggest?

  334. Lynda Gatlor

    Sounds so good, but what about coconut allergy?………….What would be the best substitution for the flour and the oil?

  335. Janet

    Thank you so much! I didn’t have any flax for the first couple of batches, so subbed extra almond flour, then made it my bread machine and it was a hit. But for this batch, I doubled to make two loaves using the ground golden flax and baked it in the oven, and it was even better!!! My son who has celiacs loves it. This is a godsend with school lunches coming up again.

  336. Julia

    Has anyone tried this without the honey/sweetener to make it candida-diet friendly?

  337. Anna

    A few days ago, I was seriously considering breaking my gluten free/low GI diet just to have a sandwich. Luckily, I found this bread recipe instead. It is beyond delicious! Thank you so much for all your recipes. I don’t know what I would do without them!

  338. Heath

    I have a quick question about cooking times in my oven. My oven is older and has a medium sized oven and a small one next to it. Baking times seem to differ drastically. i only got 14 minutes into the 30 min recommended for paleo bread and had an amazing golden brown top but still a bit soft in the middle. Any ideas on what to do about that?


    • Adrian

      Get an over thermometer and figure out what temperature your oven is actually at. Probably it’s overheating. When I grew up we had a double oven that sounds like yours and I believe one oven overheated by 50 and the other one by 100. Personally I like to cook this bread at 325 to keep it from browning too fast.

  339. colleen

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I baked this bread this morning (I’m new to paleo, but lost a pound so far….not hungry at all!-I guess I’m sticking to this one).

    I don’t have a processor big enough for the ingredients so I used my big mixer. I was afraid that the bread would come out tough because I used the mixer, but it wasn’t. It came out light and delicious, with a nice brown crusty crust and a soft inside-I love the nutty flavor. This one is a keeper- I’ll be making this often. Ditto your paleo breakfast bread.

    Thank you Elena for such a wonderful site and for all of your hard work.

  340. Kat (The Grain-Free Goddess) @ thegrainfreegoddess.wordpress.com

    I made this bread today and it is DELICIOUS! I had a piece plain out of the oven, and another with some butter, and it is great! My only issue is my oven temp must be slightly off, because the middle did not completely cook through. I will add 5 more minutes to my cooking time on my next loaf. Thanks, Elana! I am going to share this on my blog.

  341. Krisztina


  342. Srephaniedem


    I have made this twice, the second time in the “magic pan” and the center is not getting done. What am I doing wrong? I put in for 10 more minutes, but it didn’t help?? Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thank you,

  343. Elizabeth

    Love this bread! I added a couple of over-ripe bananas, and it tastes just like conventional banana bread!! Yummy!

  344. Corisa

    I was wondering how many slices of bread you can get from this recipe ? Thank you!

  345. Tina

    Can I ask, does this taste coconutty? I don’t like coconut but the bread looks so good!

  346. Cristina

    I made this bread and loved the way it tasted. Unfortunately my bread slices only ended up rising about 2 inches… any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

  347. Skyesmom

    Gosh, this was really good – I am very pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t sure when I got it out of the oven but it has a real bread-like consistency and it slices really thin and holds together wonderfully – just made a veggie sandwich with it – no crumbling or sogginess – score!!! Thank you for making my life a little bit better :-)

  348. Melissa C

    I just made the paleo bread & it smells delicious. I did make a mistake in my haste & added baking powder instead of soda. So this batch is getting 1 1/2 tsp of both. I didn’t have the size pan you used so am using a regular loaf pan but it isn’t squatty at all! I checked internal temp & it was close to 170. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your recipes – you are a gem!

  349. Nav

    Made a loaf last night and was also pleasantly surprised! I followed the recipe exact with the exception that I added 5 chopped dried dates to the mixture. 30 minutes bake time right on point. I only had a slightly bigger pan than the one recommended but it rose pretty well. Thanks for sharing!

  350. Ilissa

    I just made this for the first time. The only issue I had is that it had to cook for almost another 15 minutes before it was done on the inside. But I was pretty happy with the consistency and taste once I cut a slice. Btw, it’s awesome with a smear of chocolate peanut butter! I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!

  351. Wow! This was fantastic- it was like the best of both soda bread and challah. Thank you!

  352. Karen

    Hi Elana!
    I followed the recipe exactly & I even ordered the pan that you recommended. The loaf looked golden & beautiful but the center was gooey and raw. Any suggestions as to what I might have done wrong?

  353. Angel

    I am new to the Paleo and gluten free eating. I think I am on day 4 and so far I feel amazing. Anyway I just wanted to let you know that I made this bread this morning and it was DELICIOUS! It smelled absolutely wonderful as it baked. I could barely wait for it to cool before cutting into it. Truly a delicious bread! Now I just need to stop myself from eating the entire loaf!

  354. Kendall

    Hi I was wondering what is the best way to store the bread?

  355. Julie

    I had some extra batter left over (I had to use a smaller loaf pan) and so I added some of my homemade almond/coconut milk to make the texture of the batter more like pancake batter…I fried them up in some coconut oil and MAN, they were delish!! Yum.

  356. Marti D

    I’m not much of a cook and recently been diagnosed with Hashi’s disease and need to implement an AI diet with no eggs, dairy, and gluten. Do you know if using just egg yokes would alter the baking of this bread? my understanding is the whites of the eggs are what cause inflammation in AutoImmune. Thanks for any advice on the substitution.

  357. Wendy

    I baked this bread tonight…it smelled so good in the oven, even my kids couldn’t wait to try the Paleo bread! But as soon as I cut a slice, it smelled distinctly like ammonia. Wondering if Elana or another baker-type could explain what this is, why it happened, if it’s still safe, and how to avoid it next time? Thanks so much.

  358. Elana, could you address the issue many of us have with the bread’s uncooked middle? I think this recipe needs some more work. We’ve all had to make adjustments to get it fully cooked and no one would know about this issue if they don’t read the comments. Thanks! P.S. I live at about 1,100 ft. above sea level. Could that affect things?

  359. Wendy

    As a follow up to my post a few days ago about the ammonia smell after I slice the bread…..someone mentioned it could be the flax. So I baked a loaf and substituted chia for the flax, and still got the ammonia smell. I am wondering if there is some kind of chemical reaction taking place? And if so, I would assume this is not safe to eat? Is it the baking soda? Or apple cider vinegar? I don’t want to keep using up all my almond flour (I use Trader Joe’s), so if someone has any insight I would love to hear. Thanks

  360. A friend made this bread with pecans or walnuts because she had no almonds. She sent me home a slice after church this last week. I did not think I missed bread…OH MY Goodness. It is SO light. I loved every bite.I am very strict paleo because of allergies and blood sugar issuses keeps me low carb Paleo. Thank you so much for the HARD work of your experimentation. Love you. Lynn

  361. Minkalue

    Delicious! Thank you!!!

  362. Nancy Mitchko

    What are the recipe adjustments for on the printer friendly recipe copy? [2 cups] almond flour, [1/2 teaspoon] baking soda and [1 Tablespoon] coconut oil.


  363. Danielle Netherton

    Do you have any recommendations for a bread like this but with macadamia nuts? My son is 2 and allergic to every single nut but these. : /

    It seems to be an oilier nut and harder to get into a fine grind than almonds-but maybe i just need to process them longer.

    Anyhow, I’d love to dive into this recipe and just try it but macadamia nuts are so expensive-so I was wondering if you had any tips before I dove into it?

  364. Hey ALL!

    I cannot have eggs..so I decided to change up this recipe. I did not have a
    7.5″ x 3.5″ Magic Line Loaf Pan (which I do have on order). SO I went with a 8.5″ by 4.5 bread pan.

    I am on a special program called “Maximized Living” http://www.maximizedliving.com/HealthEssentials.aspx and a MAIN thing in this is avoid ALL sugar except “XYLITOL & STEVIA” which is fine to have!

    Paleo Bread

    2 cups blanched almond flour
    2 tablespoons coconut flour
    ¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
    ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
    5 (1/4 cups)of chia gel
    ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
    1 tbsp of xylitol
    1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

    Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor

    I did not pulse my ingredients but use a spatula for most of it then used my hands a little to build a ball of dough.

    Mix in chia gel, coconut oil, xylitol and vinegar

    Pour batter into 8.5″ by 4.5 bread pan (I used parchment paper in the pan)

    Bake at 350° for 45 minutes (30 mins was not enough cause I cut a slice off and it was still to moist in the middle) so I put it in for another 15 mins to make it 45 mins. STILL to moist on the inside, though it tasted AWESOME!

    CHIA gel is created by taking 1 tbsp of chia seeds and adding 3 tbsp of water to it. (you should produce CHIA GEL in about 15 mins). 1/4 cup of chia gel equals 1 egg.

    SO I am unsure what I need to adjust to make it less moist? I do have a few pics taken..but can’t add them here :(

    But by the outside it looks like a beautiful loaf of bread but the inside well not so pretty! :(

  365. Erica M

    Has anyone tried to double this recipe and use a regular 9×5 pan for a larger loaf? If so, how did it turn out, and did you need to make any adjustments on the ingredients and/or cooking time?

  366. Ashley

    Just made this and it’s great! I used the revised ingredients. I left out the honey though as I’m pretty sensitive to sugar. This took 55 min to cook. I did not expect it to rise so beautifully and look/taste so much like real bread! Thanks!

  367. Rachelle

    I made this bread as originally prescribed and it is fantastic. It has a nutty buttery taste to it. Great alone or toasted!

  368. Sandy

    I recently found out I’m allergic to many of the foods that I’ve consumed over the years and was recently told to eat strictly Paleo……..and for someone who needs a map and directions in her own kitchen, for someone who has singlehandedly kept the restaurant business in the black, that’s a pretty big expectation. This bread has saved me and my fiance in so many of those, “I can’t do this any longer” moments when we really miss the old way of eating. We cant recommend this bread enough! Thank you!

  369. Kate Wolfe

    Any suggestions for how to make the paleo bread if you are allergic to almonds?

  370. Gwen G

    OMG! Thanks for this awesome bread recipe. Is very similar to cornbread and I am a southern gal who is wheat gluten and corn gluten intolerant, having been tested at age 7 (50+) years ago allergic to both. I am going to try lowering the honey to a teaspoon and adding cheddar cheese and jalapeños to make faux jalapeño cornbread. Will let you know how it turns out. I am so thrilled to have found your website. Your information is invaluable. Bless you for sharing with the rest of us who struggle with this gluten free handicap!

  371. Keshia

    Hello Elana,

    Made this bread the other night and it didn’t turn out good at all. It taste eggy and didn’t taste appealing one bit. The taste was very similar to when you make french toast. It almost felt like i was eating french toast minus the syrup! Any suggestions on why this may have happened?

    Thanks and as always your recipes are an inspiration to all of us!

  372. Gail Wise

    i Have made the Paleo Bread now for the 3rd time. I am having a problem. My center never gets done! What do I need to do. I have made it the last time by the new changes. I love this breads taste Can you help me.I cook it longer than 30 min. Help…

    • Amanda

      I would first have to ask what type of pan you had? Some types of dishes do not cook evenly and thoroughly. However, I am not an expert but it could be a good place to start. The next thing I would suggest is that you are pulsing all the ingredients so they are evenly mixed together.

  373. Kathy

    I wanted to say thank you for the recipe. I made it today with my Vitamix. I used whole raw almonds and whole flax seed that I ground up in the Vitamix in batches rather than almond flour and flaxseed meal. I substituted two single serving packages of stevia for the honey and mixed everything in the Vitamix. My bread turned out great and tastes wonderful. The almond skins and stevia changed the color a little from the picture on the web site but my loaf still looks good (lighter crust and darker interior). (I used 1.5 cups of whole almonds, 2 tablespoons coconut flour, ¼ cup of whole flaxseeds, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1.5 teaspoons baking soda, 5 large eggs, ¼ cup coconut oil, 2 packets of stevia, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the Magic Loaf Pan.) Thanks again.

  374. It is interesting in gluten free baking how seemingly minute changes can have a big effect on the taste, texture, consistency and rise of the finished product. I thought it was just me that had such an enhanced palate (since I have Fibromyalgia, CFS, etc) my senses and nerves are forever enhanced. In my vanilla oat banana quick bread recipe I have found that variations in the type of pan etc will change the entire finished product. I have tried it in a large loaf pan, mini loaves and muffins. This recipe which I created works best as mini loaves. Just last week I made it and I used my nutri bullet instead of my food processor to ground the oat, corn meal and corn starch flour blend I created and it made for a very fine powder. This change in the texture of of the flour gave the bread a different texture. It was a slight change that only I would have noticed but I was going crazy trying to pinpoint what made the difference. I pinpointed that in order to get the rise and texture I prefer, I need to use mini loaf pans and pulse my blend in the food processor. I feel like these variations are part of all baking but pronounced in gf baking for sure.

  375. Emma

    I made this tonight for my son’s lunch tomorrow… I didn’t want to use just almonds, so I used 1 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup ground pepitas and 1/2 cup ground sunflower seeds. I also used olive oil, as I didn’t have enough coconut oil left. The bread worked wonderfully! I will use coconut oil next time though, as I do prefer it.

    The real test will come from giving it to my daughter, she is more gluten sensitive, but also more resistant to GF breads… lol

    Thank you so much for all your hard work, my family surely do appreciate it and the sharing of your recipes here… it has been a real life saver for us on this new journey of GF life.

    With much gratitude,
    Emma :)

  376. Rennie

    Baked this bread yesterday and it exceeded my expectations! I’ve baked other GF/low-carb breads and was always dissatisfied with the texture. The combo of almond flour, coconut flour, and flax works really well here. The Paleo bread’s flavor reminds me of a popover, and it holds up well in sandwiches. It did take a long time to bake, but that might just be my oven. The bread looks and tastes great! Thank you, Elena!

  377. Laurie

    Great recipe. I made the following swaps:

    I packet of stevia instead of honey
    Almond oil instead of coconut oil
    Deleted vinegar
    Added dash of cinnamon and vanilla

    Came out moist and tasty!

  378. Ryan

    Ok so got a question. Would almond butter work instead of almond flour? Really hard to find an almond flour here in Europe that is fine in texture.

  379. Ryan

    Do you know of any online company that sells the Honeyville almond flour? Honeyville does not ship overseas and I am wanting (really bad) to try recipes with their flour as I have heard it makes a better product.

  380. Cindi

    Made my first loaf this AM. Did not add coconut flour because I did not have, but otherwise followed original recipe. Came out perfect. Easy, easy. Smelled wonderful baking. Love the flavor. I used standard loaf pan, I do not mind the squatty loaf at all. May or may not invest in smaller loaf pan. Satisfies my every need for bread.

    Thank you Elena.

  381. Lisa

    Is there anything that can be used instead of Almond flour in your recipes??? I can have coconut flour but I saw your Faq’s that says you can’t use that. Anything else without nuts?

  382. Amanda

    Just made this bread tonight and I love the texture. I am still deciding on the taste. It reminds me of cornbread which isn’t a bad thing, necessarily. I think when I make an actual sandwich out of it I will not even notice the difference. Also thinking it could be good for a casserole of some sort. We also had your Chipotle Orange Chicken and that was a big hit! I am loving this site, a huge THANK YOU!

  383. Stacey

    Mine came out like shortbread not a batter not seen anyone else had this problem. Didn’t forget anything and measured so unsure what happened any ideas before I attempt it a second time anyone?

  384. Silva

    Well I SO owe you for this. I really wanted to go grain free, but couldn’t begin to imagine what to spread things on! I just baked my third round, with success every time, although using whatever nuts I had on hand, cashews, hazelnuts, and today almonds. YIPPEE!!!

  385. Maggie Spilner @ walkforallseasons.com

    I just tried the PALEO bread (newer version) and I really like it!
    Have to laugh with me — I mixed it all up in my cuisinart, popped it in the perfect sized, non stick bread pan and put it in the oven for 5 minutes before I realized I’d forgotten the Apple Cider Vinegar! (Which helps the baking soda do its work, right?) I grabbed it out, poured the vinegar on top and stirred it up and shoved it back in. It came out fine, believe it or not! I’m having earth balance margarine on it, with some honey, Yum.

  386. Maggie Spilner @ walkforallseasons.com

    Oh, I did not get the golden flax,,,just regular ground flax..that might have made it heavier in texture? It definitely looks darker than your version. Everything else was the same.

  387. Ashley Rae

    Hey there! Just made and tried this recipe. It came out marv but with a few reccommended tweakings:

    *Separate egg yolks from whites. First whisk egg whites (or hand mixing) to form a white bubbly consistency .Then add whites to mixturea as ityou aids with arriation of dough.

    *I researched on yeast substitue sites that the apple cider vinegar (you or lemon juice if you prefer )and baking soda ratios MUST be a proportional 1:1 . (Ex: 1 tablespoon of each). Also when you add all the dough ingredients together, omit Applecider vinegar and baking soda untill your ready to pop dough in pan into the oven. (Whisking the vinegar and baking soda together also produces the same desired effect as yeast in a regular bread recipe ..thus the addition quickly and at the end)

    Great job on such a fab bread Elena!

  388. Ashley Rae

    Also, bread WILL rise in whatever size loaf pan you use. Cooking is essentially edible chemistry so the WAY in which you combine ingredients matter most! I used a standard size pan and my bread is 2 &1/2 inches high!!!!

  389. Alison

    What can I replace for the coconut as I am allergic.

    • Raewyn

      Perhaps try buckwheat flour? I have used both coconut flour and buckwheat flour at the same time but have never tried one as a replacement for the other. The coconut flour is what will give its fluffiness. Experiment and see?

  390. Linda

    Hello Elena! Happy Monday!
    Need your help in regards to the Paleo Bread my husband fallowed your recipe exactly with the ingredients you recommended purchased the 7.5″ x 3.5″ Magic Line Loaf Pan and baked it at 350° for 30 minutes on the middle rack of the oven!
    It failed both times was nice and golden brown on the top middle was not cooked at all! What are we doing wrong? Would you give us a step by step video please?
    So very excited about your Almond Butter Bars we bake them 3 times a week! So super yummy!
    Thanks for all your hard work and dedication we so appreciate all of your wonderful delicious recipes.
    Sending all our best Michael & Linda!

  391. Bodine

    My son cannot have wheat, yeast, dairy, or almonds(amongst other things, corn, soy, peanuts….) how can I make these bread recipes? would using cashew flour or any other nut work??

  392. Aryn

    I am curious if you have any suggestions…. I tried adding one banana to the Paleo recipe and it seemed really brown on the outside and a little undercooked on the top in the middle…maybe there was too much moisture? Thanks!

  393. Tom Provost @ onfoodandfilm.com

    Oh. My. I made this yesterday. I am a very good cook but a terrible baker. For me to make a loaf of bread, one with such easy prep, btw, and have it come out this wonderfully good… well, miracles happen. I’ve just devoured 1/3 of the loaf with peanut butter and homemade jam. I so look forward to trying many of your other recipes.


  394. Carol@easytobeglutenfree @ easytobeglutenfree.com

    I’ve made this several times already. Love it, especially toasted. I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour every time and it has always worked just fine. I didn’t have golden flax seed meal so I just ground up some regular flax seeds in a spice grinder. I didn’t use a food processor to blend the ingredients, just a bowl and spoon.

  395. Raj

    Hi Elana,
    I love your website and just made this bread tis morning. It tastes great, but didn’t come out as smooth looking in texture, like your picture, but that may have been because I used a mixer, instead of a food processor?

    One question: can you toast this bread?

    Thanks again!!

  396. Janet

    Absolutely fantastic; the best bread I’ve ever eaten. Thankfully it’s very filling and satifying; otherwise I would eat the whole loaf at once!

    The main change I made was to omit the flax, as it doesn’t agree with me, and I felt wonderful after eating it–no digestive discomforts at all. I also lowered the temperature to 300 degrees F, as I find almond flour browns quite quickly and I like my baked goods barely browned.

    This is also the easiest bread I’ve baked, as the recipe works so well and the food processor method is so quick and easy.


  397. Terri Schelpe

    Thank you Elana for posting such a delishious bread recipe. I followed the recipe as originally posted, but I didn’t feel there was enough batter, so I made another batch and added it to the first. The only change was I added aprox. 1 tsp. of cream of tartar. I used unpasturized dark honey, but next time I will only use 1 TBS. instead of the 2 for when I double the recipe. I think 1 TBS. will be plenty enough. I also baked the loaf a little longer until it was browned because of it’s thickness. Out of the grain free breads I have experimented with in baking, this one is definately the best. The taste and texture completed my ham and cucumber sandwich.

  398. Emily

    Anyone tried this recipe (or any baking) with yacon syrup as a sweetener? Sounds great for diabetics except for the cost…

  399. Sophie

    Hi Elana,

    How long will the original & amended version of this loaf keep if refrigerated?
    Would it also be possible to freeze a loaf for later consumption?
    (Given that you’ve tested it out for yourself) :)

    Kind regards,

    Sophie Hopwood

  400. Courtney Pack

    I am new to the Paleo diet and cooking with Almond Flour. I decided to try your Paleo Bread recipe first and it did not turn out the way yours looks in the picture…..instead it was more grainy and extremely dense, did not resemble bread in any way shape or form :-( I did not have coconut flour so that is the only ingredient I left out but I am hoping you can help me find the error in my ways. Please help!

  401. April

    I made an amendment yet again to this receipt because I did not have the right size baking bread loaf pan. I used:
    3 C almond flour
    4 T coconut flour
    1/2 C flax seed
    1/2 tsp salt
    3 T baking soda
    7 eggs
    1/4 C coconut oil
    2T Honey
    2 T vinegar

    Mix all ingredients together, put in a regular sized baking bread loaf pan and bake at 350 degree’s for 30-40 min.

  402. Kaley

    Uhhh, YUM!!! I have been stalking this recipe for a couple weeks.. Finally decided to make it. Didn’t change anything except I used 3 whole eggs and 2 whites (not sure why. Thought I read in here somewhere that egg whites only will make the loaf lighter)… Anyway it’s AWESOME! So very tasty… It turned out better than even any wheat based bread I’ve tried to make in the past. This is a keeper… Especially great with Vermont cultured butter. I cut my loaf into 16 pieces. Easy to cut, way too easy to eat…. Could I add a few ripe bananas, walnuts, and Some spices and make banana bread??? I’m gonna try it!

  403. Fotografie Ilse @ fotografieilse.blogspot.com

    I’ve been following your blog for a long time, I eat since seven years organic and gluten free (brown rice, millet, buckwheat). I have fibromyalgia and have no sugar, cereals and milk. For a year, I do still suffer from a fungus in my gut, so I want to try the paleo diet, so no more grain! I have some of your recepies tried and what are they delicious, never thought that the bread would be so nice! Even better than brown rice and buckwheat! My English is not so good, but wanted to let you know that I love your recipes and I occasionally make a link on my blog for you!
    Kind regards Ilse from Belgium

  404. Hey! Just put this in the oven and realized in my crazy hurry (baby was waking up) I put in 2x the amt of baking soda. Will this be ok to eat still? Meaning not too much to eat or bad for us?

  405. I just put thIs in the oven and realized I put in twice as much baking soda. Is it going to be safe to eat?

  406. Serena

    I love this recipe and I like to tweak things. I came up with a tweak to make banana bread. Since holiday baking is my weakness and I had an almost suicidal reaction to wheat (I really know I’m allergic now) I wanted some banana bread. I subbed 1 cup of almond flour to walnut flour, omitted the ACV, added sweetener to taste, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (sugar free) and 1 mashed banana. I LOVE banana so I also added a little banana flavoring. Baked up to a heavenly bread that I can eat without bloating and severe mood reactions!! I LOVE this site for recipes!! My next attempt will be either pumpkin bread or orange cranberry. Makes a great “I NEED SWEET” snack or breakfast as I’m zooming out the door.

  407. Kelly Spezzano

    Can you tell me if this recipe would work without the flaxseed meal? Or is there a substitute?

  408. KL

    If you put in 4 eggs instead of 5 on the top recipe it works perfect, and doesn’t have as much of an eggy flavor.

  409. Monica Ryan


    I really do hope you read this. It may make a difference to some people. I know it makes a huge difference to me. I tried your paleo bread recipe and several other bread recipes on other websites. I kept tasting a bitter undertone in the bread. Every time it would just make me gag. I finally figured it out that it’s the almond flour. It makes sense now, since almonds DO have a bitter aftertaste. But it usually doesn’t matter when using whole or chopped almonds. So I tried your paleo bread recipe by replacing it with cashew flour. I had to make the flour myself in the vitamix blender, but it worked real well. AT LAST, NO BITTER UNDERTONE! I recommend informing people that cashew flour is an alternative. The only problem I have now is that it still doesn’t have that wheat bread taste. I tried increasing the flax seed meal to 1/2 cup and reducing the cashew flour to 1 3/4 cups but the flax seed meal still didn’t shine through. I know flax seed meal has the potential to create the taste. I intend to increase it further in my next attempt. BTW, I’m not worried about the phytoestrogens in flax seed because my naturopathic doctor says it doesn’t act like real estrogen.

  410. Shawna

    This was really good! Thanks for sharing!

  411. diana

    Awesome recipe. I didn’t have flax meal so threw in 2 tblsp applesauce & scoop.of chia seed.
    Didn’t have loaf pan so used a muffin tin about 8 muffins 20 min. Thank you

  412. Tobi

    Hi! I’ve been looking for a good paleo bread substitute recipe lately and this one looks perfect and then some! I was just wondering if it’s lower in calories than regular bread as I’ve been trying to watch my calorie intake recently and I know almond flour is a little higher than regular flour. Does anyone happen to know what the calorie count is for one loaf? Thanks in advance!

  413. Stephanie

    This recipe is awesome! My husband and I just started the paleo diet and this is so nice to have around when we’re craving “carbs.” You can eat it alone, slab some almond butter and natural jam on it or put turkey between 2 slices. I love it! Thank you!!!!

  414. Kim

    Sounds great. I just wondered if I chose to use just coconut flour and not almond, how much more coconut flour would I use than the original recipe calls for? I know that coconut flour soaks up much more liquid than almond floud so not sure if I would also need to add more liquid and if so what and how much? I’m new to paleo and not much of a cook but I’m trying to change that, esp with this new lifestyle change I’m trying to make. The Paleo bread I can get in stores is just too expensive, so I’m trying to do this on my own to save money. Also I need something like this to use with almond butter as a post-workout snack after hitting the gym. Options for portable protein are really limited, so that would work the best.

  415. I have someone asking about the carb content. Do you have that on hand? I LOVE this bread and so do my kids. Thank you for posting all of these recipes and working on Paleo recipes.

  416. Priscilla

    does it freeze well?

    • Doris @ none

      Yes. It freezes very well. I slice it & put it in sandwich bags. Also if you have problems with the middle being soft, put it back into the oven to finish baking. If the outer crust is hard, I put it in the food processer & make bread crumbs for meat loaf etc. No waste & so good & convenient. Just wanted to share!

  417. Elizabeth

    Made this bread tonight using the original recipe – really yummy! I used a bowl and fork to mix and had no problems with that and the bread was fluffy. Also didn’t have a tunnel problem. Ready to try another recipe.

  418. Diana

    Thank you for the recipe. I don’t use coconut flour or oil because I’m allergic to it. I will sub fava bean flour and use canola or olive oil. Looks very tasty.

  419. Nana Daya

    I bought your cookbook, tried the quiche it was Great!!! My Husband even likes it, and then I tried the Scrumptious Bread recipe…. it turned out so tender!!! Just like real bread!!! Thank You Elana!!

  420. Linda King @ lindak.myrandf.com

    Does anyone know the actual carb count on the Paleo bread? My son is on the ketogenic diet and my husband and I are carb free right now. The bread is amazing, just hope I can eat it ;-).

  421. I don’t suppose you have tested any bread recipes without egg? I love your stuff so much, but for now am allergic to egg :(

  422. Daniel

    I made this bread, but with some tweaks to fit what I had on hand.

    1. Used dessicated coconut instead of coconut flour
    2. Used white vinegar instead of acv
    3. Used molasses instead of honey
    4. Added 1/4 cup of raisins soaked in grand marinier. Couldn’t resist!

    Just mixed everything by hand in a big bowl bc i don’t have a food processor. I baked it in a loaf pan for just under 40 minutes.

    Result: it looked beautiful. I mean, really pretty. Dark crust and moist, golden crumb. And the smell was intoxicating!

    Tastewise, I love it. It’s got a great bread texture that i miss from not eating bread. Only critique is that it was a little too eggy. Next time i will reduce it by one egg, use maple syrup instead of molasses, and throw in more raisins.

  423. Catherine

    I made the original version a while back and had the unfortunate “tunneling” effect that other people mentioned. The bread that did bake all the way through was delicious though so I tried again with the modified version. That took about 45 minutes total to bake but was cooked all the way through! And it’s just as delicious as the original! Had a couple slices tonight with some beef stew. Can’t wait to have some for breakfast tomorrow!

  424. Connie

    Love this recipe. It turns out perfect every time. I had some whoopie pie pans left over from my pre-paleo days, and I have been using those to make buns for “sammies.” A small cookie scoop is the perfect tool for this. The whole family has been using my “paleo buns” so that we can take sandwiches for lunch. Thank you, Elana!!

  425. I tried this bread and it was amazing! I left out the coconut oil because I forgot it, but it tasted just like real bread, but better. Thank you so much.

  426. Anna Lindholm @ anzis-life.blogspot.com

    I made your bread long ago and really liked it but now the other day I couldnt find the recipe so I went online to check it out. But this recipe is not the one I used in the beginning. There was no coconut oil and no coconut flour. I think it was grapeseed oil instead.

    Is that old recipe hidden somewhere?

  427. Ellen

    Has anyone tried to make this without the honey? Have you substituted anything else, like Stevia?

  428. Rebecca Rosenblum

    This bread is amazingly wonderful! It makes following the Paleo lifestyle doable. My husband said, and I agree, that even if we weren’t eating Paleo we would love this bread! I used the original recipe with no problems. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  429. Marie

    Can I omit the vinegar?

  430. Liz Jones

    Help – what have I done wrong?
    Followed this recipe to the letter but it came together in the mixer in one big ball! I added an egg but still too thick.

    I’m in the Uk but use american cup measures – are the tablespoon measures the same?
    so want to get this right – the picture looks delicious. Mmmm

    • Cal

      I’m in the UK too – my ‘batter’ turned out more like biscuit dough following the recipe so I added an extra egg, it was looser, so I added another (7 eggs in total) – it turned out quite nice, a tiny bit dry maybe. It probably would have been perfect with 8 eggs (I only had 7 to hand). The eggs were on the smaller side of medium in size.

      Hope this helps!

  431. Donald


    Does anyone know what I can substitute for the apple cider vinegar? I’d love to try this bread recipe but I can’t have vinegar.

    Thank you!

  432. Alice Yovich

    Has anyone tried ,askimg this in a bread machine?

  433. Made this last night. Though it would be dry and yucky. It was GOOD. I mean, really GOOD.

    Will totally make again!


  434. Julie

    I can’t eat almonds, walnuts, or peanuts…trying to figure out how to make the delicious sounding paleo foods without using almond flour. Would love ideas! Julie

  435. Krista

    Hi, I cant wait to make this bread! I was just wondering if you had the nutrition value of it. How many carbs verses proteins. I am just learning about paleo and have been doing gluten free for a long time and found your recipe and am really looking forward to making it

  436. Rebecca

    Hi everyone, I made this bread and it smelled AMAZING baking, but as soon as I cut into it, I got The Smell. It’s a bit like ammonia, but even more, to me, it smells EXACTLY like Nickelodeon Gak (anyone else remember that from the 90s?). I can sortof taste it as well. It’s quite disappointing after using all the almond flour and eggs, but it’s just not edible to me.

    I used the ingredients exactly as stated in the version-1 recipe, though I did mix it by hand (I added the coconut oil to the dry ingredients, combined thoroughly with a fork, then stirred in the other wet ingredients with a wooden spoon).

  437. Elana,

    I just made your Paleo bread with a link to your site in my blog! I LOVED it! Sometimes it’s even the texture you may crave. Thank you!!!!

  438. Pam O

    I went on an Atkins diet months ago and have lost 30 lbs. The only things I missed where breads and cookies…then I found your website. I love the breads, they are so good!! I just took a batch of your chocolate chip cookies to work and they are a hit!!! Thanks so much for all your great recipies!!!!

  439. Daniella Silver @ thisamericanmama.com

    I just made this recipe and it was AMAZING! I used almond meal (because I just made almond milk a few days ago, so the “meal” was what I had left over). It came out so moist, light and fluffy….not dense at all! Do you think it would freeze well? What would happen if I only put 3 eggs in? Have you tried less eggs? Thanks for posting such a great recipe!

  440. Vernita

    I made this today and it is delicious! I doubled the recipe, except: added 1 tsp baking powder instead of doubling the baking soda; only used 1 1/2 tbsp acv; used 7 eggs. I baked the bread in a 9×5 loaf pan at 325F for 55 minutes. It’s a beautiful brown color and is fairly light in texture. Will definitely make this over and over again!

  441. Deena

    This was surprisingly amazing!! I’m wondering could you add any fruits to this for a different variation or will it mess w/ the consistancy?

  442. Tane’

    Dear Elena,
    I love the recipe the bread is sooo yummmy thank you so much for such a great recipe, instead of making it in a loaf pan, I made it in a muffin pan for smaller portion and I could freeze the muffins if I wanted to and it would not go to waste.. Thanks and love your webiste..

    Hugs Tane’

  443. Kathy

    Has anyone used a 6 x 4 loaf pan how did this bread turn out?

    Do we melt or leave the coconut oil solid?


  444. Taylor

    I was just wondering how everyone stores their homemade paleo bread?

  445. DrD

    Bought the 15.00 pan.
    Followed the 2 cup recipe.
    Gooey in the middle and still cooking after 30 minutes.
    Very brown on the outside
    Very disappointing.

  446. Harriet

    Paleo bread. Stacy recommended this bread to me! I’m delighted there is no yeast as I can’t have anything fermented. Do you think I could sub vitamin c powder for the same amount if apple cider vinegar or would that be too much Vit c?
    Thanks for your help.

  447. DrD

    As a follow up to my last- I bought the pan-ccoked the bread over 35 minutes. The first slice was fine, but then I encountered the gooey inside. I put it back in the oven and it is cooked on the outside but not the inside.
    I thought the purpose of the special pan prevents this.
    I even slightly packed down the 2 cups of flour. It is very disappointing to spend the time and money on purchasing this pan, the cost of the almond flour, and then have it turn out this way. It would be beneficial if only those who made the recipe commented on it. Then we can have a better idea of problems.

  448. VM

    Tried making this bread. I would suggest the author have the GOOP website modify the recipe to reflect the revised edition. I tried the first one and had to throw it away. Super eggy, smelled horrible and didn’t taste good at all. Wasn’t gooey in the center, cooked fine but came out nothing like the picture above. And it is a lot of expensive ingredients to go to waste. That first recipe should get deleted.

  449. Nancy Cordray

    Can this Paleo Bread be made in a bread machine?

  450. Joey Thomas @ joeythomas.com.au


    I love the fact that you’ve created a paleo friendly bread but I’m not loving the fact that you use honey and even worse agave syrup (didn’t think this was paleo?). I have fructose malabsorption even though it’s quite mild, these ingredients set me off big time. Is there any hope that this recipe will still work with maple syrup?


  451. Kelsang

    I just made this and it is d e l i c i o u s
    My bread pan was a little smaller, at about 7.5×3
    When the timer went off at 30 minutes, I poked the bread at top and it sunk in a little so I left in for another 12 minutes.
    After the bread cooled, the ends were fine but a chunk of the middle was uncooked.
    Oh well, I ate the uncooked part because I’m fearless!!!
    Great recipe, will use again and again

  452. Stuart Pierce

    I just made version #2, and it was delicious. My pan was slightly larger, but I kept the 30 minute cooking time. It came out more golden brown on the outside, but it was perfectly moist. This is SO much tastier than store loaves, and I love slicing it thick. I greased my pan with butter and coconut oil and lined it with wax paper on the bottom, and it slipped right out.

  453. Anna

    Question. should I melt the coconut oil? I did, but it solidified once it’s mixed in the recipe, how can I stop it doing that? It’s in the oven as I type! Cheers

  454. Today I subbed 1/2 cup of sunflower seed flour for 1/2 cup of the almond flour. I swear this loaf baked up better than my previous ones and the sunflower flour made the loaf turn a great St. Patrick’s green….it did not change the flavor at all and we loved it.

  455. Nancy

    Thank you! Made this for the first time tonight and just a taste off my fingers was awesome! Cant wait to have a slice

  456. Lauri

    Looks great and delicious! But one I would change is hemp instead of flax.

  457. Dacia

    I’ve made this bread several times now in a traditional loaf pan and it came out great. A little short, but fully cooked and tasty and since i wasn’t using it to make a sandwich I was ok with the short, squatty loaf. The other day i decided to add the magic line loaf pan to my amazon order just to see what was so great about using this kind of pan. I made the recipe (the first one) just as I always have, same ingredients, same proportions, no subs and my bread came out barely cooked. The whole inside was raw. I continued to bake it and continued to bake it…..for another 45 min! and still raw. I pulled off the cooked “sides” and put the raw goopy mess back in the pan for another 30 min. Still raw in the middle. Not sure what’s so “magic” about this pan….???

  458. Lizmarie

    Hi! My english is not very good, but I want to know if the time for bake the bread is different if I use a muffin pan? Thanks

    • Kristin

      Yes, if you bake this as muffins you will need to adjust the cooking time. If it’s a regular oven, start checking it around 15 min, if you have a convection oven, start checking them around 12 min. Also the size of your muffin tins will affect the outcome so if yours are smaller, just keep an eye on them and when they smell good and look done, start testing them with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, they are done.

  459. Leonie

    The only problem with making something this delicious is I end up eating it all right away!

  460. Stalean

    I made you Paleo Bread today. It was YUMMY with my grass-fed Beef Vegetable Soup. I didn’t change one thing (except I only had a 8.5×4-inch glass loaf pan–my smallest). It turned out great. It did stick a little on the very center bottom. I think I may have been a little anxious to get it out of the pan, but your suggested pan would be a much better choice.

    I have one question. In your amended recipe, you have only 1/2 teaspoon baking soda listed. Whereas, in the original recipe (with less almond flour) you have 1-1/2 teaspoons. Is this a typo?

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I had to stop eating it after three slices or I would have gone over my calorie count for the day!

  461. Heather

    I tried the original recipe today, in the recommended pan and experienced the “tunnel” effect. It seems like it didn’t cook in the center. It has great taste and I will definitely try the amended recipe next.

  462. J

    I was hoping you can tell me why high fat is better than high carb health wise. I am trying to change my lifestyle eating habits and lose weight and would love to know your input in this.

  463. Barbara Brant

    I tried this and I really need a smaller loaf pan to get sandwich size results. Waiting for my bread to cool then I’ll try a slice. Thanks for the recipe. I hope I like it as eating paleo can be expensive!

  464. Mindy

    Very tasty bread, but the original version also gave me the undercoked center, so I will try the Amended version next. I even bought the magic loaf pan recommended. I think I can still eat this bread if I toast the middle slices, although I kind of like the softer center! :)

    Thanks, Elana!

  465. Lesley Yates

    Made this for the first time and after reading all the reviews about dense and not rising, decided to separate egg whites and yolks and whisk first the whites and then the yolks to increase volume, as one would for a sponge cake. Must confess to adding a pinch of cream of tartar to the whites, ( this is one of the ingredients in baking powder so shouldn’t upset the purists). I also only had almond meal ( trader joes) unblanched, and substituted fresh lime juice for the vinegar and used 1tbsp olive oil, didn’t have coconut oil. Once all three bowls were mixed thoroughly (1.whites, 2.yolks plus honey, oil and lime juice, and 3. dry ingredients whizzed tog. In processor,) gently fold all together, yolk mix into whites, then dry mix into egg mix . Put into oiled loaf pan and bake as directed……….it turned out just perfect and delicious……..looks like the picture only much darker because of the almond meal…..more like a whole wheat loaf would look…I am so pleased, the added step is worth the trouble, it rose to the top of the pan and very light and easy to slice.

  466. Lesley Yates

    Read reviews of dense or no rise results and decided to try whisking egg whites and yolks separately as one would for a sponge cake. Confess to adding a pinch of cream of tartar to whites, shouldn’t upset the purists, it’s one of the ingredients in baking powder. Then added the wet ingredients to yolk mix before mixing into whites. Gently folded in mixed dry ingredients (I only had whole almond meal so the bread is dark, like whole wheat would look). It turned out perfect, rose to top of pan, slices beautifully , light and delicious. Thanks so much for this recipe, I love it.

  467. Kristin

    Thank you so much for what you are doing! I’m making my second loaf now and my family enjoyed the first one immensely. I finally was able to enjoy a poached egg on toast again. Your recipes are so easy to follow, and even substitute with. For instance I just finished baking up a ton of your “thin mints”, and was low on Almond Flour, so I just threw in what I had, about a cup, and then added a half a cup of raw Pecans to the food processor and continued as directed on the recipe. It was perfect. So since I love to experiment, I’m making my second loaf with walnuts instead of pecans. It’s rising and looking beautiful. I can’t wait to try it.

  468. Josh H

    Great recipe! Since it is (apparently) impossible to find the Magic Line pan, and since I didn’t want a flat loaf, I made a few tweaks to create an extra large loaf.
    All ingredients x 1.5 (to make 50% larger) except:
    3/4 c. Flax meal
    2 tsp baking soda
    7 eggs

    Bake at 325 for a little over an hour (1:15 in my convection) until cooked through. This yields a much larger loaf that fit nicely in my standard glass baking dish, and the lower oven temp allowed it to cook through.

  469. Bill Zielke

    Substituting 1/4 to 1/2 cup pecan meal for the almond flour is tasty.

  470. RaeAnn

    Elana, Is there any way to take any of your paleo bread recipes and substitute the eggs whites in them successfully? My son can have yolks, just not whites. He misses bread so much.

  471. RaeAnn

    Has anyone tried to make this bread with a substitute for the eggs? I actually can separate and still use the egg yolk, my son CAN’T have the egg white. He really misses bread and I’d love to provide something for him. He has Crohn’s disease.

  472. Stacy

    Can I sub the honey? I cannot have honey.

  473. Lorain

    I don’t know why I hesitated making this, maybe the thought of being disappointed with yet another gluten free bread recipe ?
    Well, let me say that this is very good! Made the recipe, original, with 4 eggs as recommended by another poster and it was perfection. I do have a mild egg allergy so getting rid of one egg was great.
    Bought the smaller pan as recommended in the recipe.
    Can’t stop nibbling!

  474. Kathleen

    I have made both versions of this delicious recipe, and find the “amended version” works best for me. Keep up the good work, Elana. I’m enjoying many of your recipes since discovering I am gluten intolerant. Thanks.

  475. Leonie

    I am so addicted to this bread I’ve gone through several loaves since i discovered the recipe a couple of weeks ago. Even got the approval from my boyfriend who eats everything, and I’m not sure he knew how healthy it was. I experimented with using Chia Seed instead of flax because I had some soaking that needed to be used. Follow the recipe the but instead of flax liquefy about 1/4 cup chia seeds (soaked, they doubled in volume) in vitamix and add them to the food processor at the end, it will seem like a lot because they fluff up in the vitamix. Loaf turned out so delicious and moist, with no tunnel action like i had in my previous loaves. Chia has a slightly bitter taste in comparison to nutty flax seeds, so if you don’t like the bitterness you can add more sweetener.

  476. Cynthia

    I just made this bread and it was AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing the love.

    I know Elana cannot respond due to all the awesome comments she gets. Could someone else let me know if I should refrigerate this bread. Thanks!

  477. Louise

    Was very excited to try this recipe (amended version) because it did not call for rice flour and because it was GF and Paleo. However, after spending the $15.00 + $11.00(s/h) for the pan, and the cost of the ingredients, I am very disappointed. Bread looked good and spelled good until cutting it and found that the center was raw, gooey, and smelled bad. Had to throw it all away.

    • Jeannie Weitzel

      Same with me. Looking for same solution!

      • Alena

        I accidentally forgot mine when my “timer” didn’t remind me. I remembered it and pulled it out after it had been in the oven an extra 13 minutes. It was almost perfect. I also just whisked vigorously as my processor is missing since the last move. I will definitely make it again, but I will likely play with it a bit as I am hoping to find a few versions to make regularly to replace my family’s usual bread. Even our most finicky eater is loving these recipes so far. Thank you!

      • Laurie

        I just read under the banana paleo bread that someone cooked this paleo bread for 50 min at 325. I will use that temp and time next time I attempt this.

  478. Toni

    I made the amended version of this yesterday (in the Parrish pan) and it turned out great. I have an oven thermometer that confirmed the 350-degree oven temperature, but the bread took another ten minutes (40 altogether) in the oven before it toothpick-tested done. Testing for doneness this way is nothing more than I would expect of any kind of baking. The bread tastes wonderful.

    I’m new to the whole GF thing – I don’t have a physical need/condition for eating grain free, but the whole concept of this healthy way of eating intrigues me, so I’m just “testing the waters.” It is very generous that Elana shares her recipes for free so that I can give it a try before jumping in with both feet – and when/if I do, I’ll be buying her recipe books. Great blog.

  479. Amy

    has anyone tried to put any of these bread recipes into a breadmaker?? I’m curious to hear.
    I’m thinking the loaf size would be possibly odd, since the shape of the pan is unusual in breadmakers.

  480. Jeannie Weitzel

    I have made the Paleo bread twice now and after 30 minutes on 350 in the Magic loaf pan, the inside is still gooey. Any suggestions?

    I love at sea level in Maryland. Does this matter?

    I am gettng discouraged.

    PS: I made the banana paleo bread and that turned out perfect.

  481. Stuart Pierce

    I made version #2 again with a tablespoon of parmesan cheese over the top of the batter — really delightful. I am experimenting with rosemary, thyme, garlic, & basil, but I don’t have the proportions right yet.

  482. Jen

    My son can’t have eggs, so I did MAJOR substitutions, and it still turned out yummy. We usually use flax for eggs, but since this recipe already calls for flax, I used 5 different eggs substitutes: 1/4 coconut yogurt, 1/3 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used olive), 2 heaping tbsp potato starch, 2 heaping tbsp arrowroot powder. Perhaps because we couldn’t use the eggs, there wasn’t a hard crust, but again, it was still yummy. We have to make do in a no egg diet ;). I also didn’t have the correct size loaf pan, so I used two mini loaf pans and baked them for about 25 minutes. Hope someone sees this who has to eat an egg-free diet :).

  483. Joni Kovac

    I made both the regular recipe for this bread and the modified paleo, and both were raw in the middle. I baked the second loaf for 40 minutes to try to get it to bake through, but it still had some raw portions in the middle. I know it’s not my oven. The portions that were cooked through taste good though.

  484. Colie

    When I made the paleo bread I followed your exact recipe, when it was done cooking I smelled an ammonia smell on the bread, but it did not taste like ammonia. How can I prevent the ammonia smell from occurring when I bake this again?

  485. Sarah Robb @ gingeredlife.com

    Hi Elana! I just found your website and I’m so glad that I did! I’ve been on a GF diet for about a month after having years of terrible GI problems. I can’t remember when I didn’t have GI issues, and have done a number of elimination diets to figure out the problem. I’ve visited a few gastroenterologists and they haven’t identified anything “wrong” with me. I still haven’t pinpointed it, but overall I feel happier knowing that I’ve omitted something that was such a big part of my life before. Your bread recipe was very much needed since I still have an affinity for bread-like (carb-y) foods. The bread is delicious and SO hearty. I was skeptical at first, but it turns out I’m hooked on the stuff! Unfortunately I didn’t have coconut flour, so I ended up using 2 T of GF flour, it still worked! I have a shipment coming soon and can’t wait to try it out with the CF! Thanks again, I look forward to reading more of your posts even though I’m not a paleo nut! ;)

  486. Toni

    I had an awful experience with the recommended Magic Line loaf pan. The uncoated “natural” aluminum this pan is made of can dissolve and leach into food that contains acidic ingredients. I’ve been using anodized aluminum cookware for years to prevent this from happening, and I should have known better, but I ordered the pan from Amazon anyway because I wanted the little square slices.

    The first loaf I baked in it was seriously tainted with dissolved aluminum – not only did it have a STRONG metallic taste, but parts of the loaf turned pale green. Food with aluminum concentrations strong enough to be seen and tasted, are not safe to eat – I tossed out the loaf, along with the pan.

    I’ve left a review about this pan and my experience with it on Amazon’s product page, along with pictures of the toxic green loaf –


    I have replaced this pan with a small food-safe Fat Daddio brand anodized aluminum loaf pan that won’t leach aluminum – no more toxic bread.

  487. Laurie

    Cooked this exactly as the recipe stated in the magic pan. The middle would NOT cook through. Anybody know what could have gone wrong? Should I up the temp next time?

  488. Di

    Hi Elana Thank so much for such wonderful insite into healthy cooking.
    I just made the bread above and sadly for me LOLOl it was only 2′ high I am wondering if that is because i mixed it in my Mixmaster not a food processor it tastes yummy but I’m not sure why it didn’t rise higher. the batter was very thick when I put it in the loaf tin Oh well I wil have to try it again LOLOl we will eat it fast as it tastes soooo good
    Thanks so much for the amazing sharing f your info and recipes Di

  489. Mazz

    Do you think if I was to grind flax myself it would have the same consistency as the Golden Flax Meal? I can’t wait to try it out. Where did you get your Golden Flax Meal from? not sure if I’ve seen it in our local coles or woolies, next step will be to try my health food store and the organic co-op.

    I’m looking forward to it. Ps I will be trialling it in my Thermomix… so will have a play with the cups vs grams and see if I can convert it for other Thermomix users ;) Great Anzac Day Bake-up I think

  490. Mazz

    Do you think if I was to grind flax myself it would have the same consistency as the Golden Flax Meal? I can’t wait to try it out. Where did you get your Golden Flax Meal from? not sure if I’ve seen it in our local coles or woolies, next step will be to try my health food store and the organic co-op.

    I’m looking forward to it. Ps I will be trialling it in my Thermomix… so will have a play with the cups vs grams and see if I can convert it for other Thermomix users ;) Great Anzac Day Bake-up I think

  491. samantha

    this recipe is amazing < i have tried it before and it was always gooy in the middle, and kinda flat so today i added 1 tsp of baking soda and used maple syrup because my child is allergic to honey . and cooked it at 350 for 30 mins and 300 for 30 mins and it was like a real loaf of bread so good thank you

  492. Deena

    This bread is by far the best recipe out there! I made this & then out of curiosity tried about 4 others from different sites. Nothing compares! Love this site I cook something from it at least 3 to 4 times a week & has been an anchor for me on my new Paleo journey…… So thanks for be a great cook & sharing your awesomeness with the rest of us :)

  493. Angelica Pompa

    Can this be made in a bread maker? If so what do I need to do different?

  494. Diane

    I made this bread with the ingredients I had on hand. I had almond meal from Trader Joes and Flax Seed (not golden). It came out gread! It’s darker and denser than the picture, but it’s still good! Thanks for sharing all of your recipes.

  495. Rachel

    I see a lot of Paleo recipes that suggest mixing things with a food processor or blender instead of using a hand mixer or just a plain ol’ fork. What is the rationale behind this? My Cuisinart is great for certain things but is too cumbersome and difficult to clean for a quick and easy recipe like the ones on your site.

  496. Ariel

    I just made this bread and it came out great although I did adjust a few ingredients. I made this bread with four eggs(1 less than called for). Also I whipped the egg whites separately until they formed peaks(in order to make the bread less dense). Lastly, I added two tablespoons of applesauce to make up for the missing egg. This bread did take 45 minutes to bake, but I lowered the temperature to 245 because the outside was cooking faster than the inside. In the end this bread came out delicious and I enjoyed it with jam and honey, happy baking.

  497. Rachel Kennedy

    I live in Denver and must account for the high altitude when baking. How should I account for this with the Paleo Bread recipe? Thanks in advance!

    • Jessica

      I don’t think you’ll need anything different for high altitude since Elana lives in Boulder.

      • Tonya

        I’ve made this bread at least 50 times and have never use a food processor until today. I’ve also never had the “tunnel” until today. I’ll not be using the food processor again and will go back to mixing it by hand with a whisk. It’s always turned out perfect that way. :)

  498. Erica

    I do not have a food processor. Is that a necessary step for this the bread to turn out?

  499. Megan (New Zealand)

    Hi, please could you post this recipe using the exact weights of the ingredients rather then cups/teaspoons etc. (ie: 150gms, 10gms etc).
    Some cups are 225ml and some are 250ml.
    I’ve found with different recipes where people are having varying results its usually down to how individuals measure things.
    If you have the weights then its exact every time.
    Many thanks :-)

  500. Love love love this bread! I am a nutrition coach for many mamas with food allergies so I’m going to try to swap the almond flour with sunflower seed flour. I’ll let you know how it goes. Yum!

  501. Carmen

    I added 2 mashed bananas to mine. Love it!

  502. Emma

    I like how you mentioned it’s hard work, you’ve tried baking it in different ways…poor you! all these questions can be too much.I’ve tried few of your recipe and I love each and every one of them.good job I admire you :-) next, it’s hard cooking wheat free but I’m trying my best for the health of my family.

  503. Tathiana

    I’d like to know if i can bake this bread in a slow cooker. Thanks

  504. Shirley

    I really want to try this, but I do not have a food processor. Could I still make by hand or an electric mixer?

  505. OMG thank you I was doing the Paleo Diet this month and was REALLY craving bread and this recipe is so good.

    I am going to try to make the muffins and pancakes which are similar. I didn’t have coconut oil and used olive the first time I made this it worked… not sure what the difference would have been.

    Also I used just the egg whites on the bread but whipped them really good like making meringue and it was a little fluffier, I am going to try that on these too:

    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
    • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
    • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda grapeseed oil , for cooking (or for Paleo use coconut oil, or olive)
    1. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, water, vanilla and agave
    2. Add almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix until thoroughly combined
    3. Heat oil on skillet over medium low to medium heat
    4. Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter at a time onto the skillet
    5. Pancakes will form little bubbles, when bubbles open, flip pancakes over and cook other side
    6. Remove from heat to a plate


    • 4 ounces blanched almond flour (about 1 cup)
    • 4 ounces eggs (about 2 large eggs)
    • 1 ounce agave nectar or honey (around 1 tablespoon)
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    1. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour and baking soda
    2. In a large bowl combine eggs, agave and vinegar
    3. Stir dry ingredients into wet, mixing until combined
    4. Scoop about ¼ cup of batter at a time into a paper lined muffin pan
    5. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, until slightly browned around the edges
    6. Cool in the pan for ½ hour

  506. Melissa

    This bread was so great, thank you so much! I followed the original recipe and it was perfect!
    I can’t wait for your book to come out.

  507. Sarah

    The most updated recipe worked perfectly! I used every ingredient and the amount called for with the Magic Line loaf pan. The one and only thing I did differently was I needed to add 10 extra minutes of baking checking the bread with a toothpick every 5 minutes after initially checking at 30 min. I live in western Mass and the weather was humid and hot when I made this, maybe that has something to do it.

  508. Kim

    Made this bread yesterday. The taste was great but more like cake (banana bread consistency) than a sandwich bread. I only had a 9 x 3.5 pan and adjusted ingredients to make up the difference. I will continue to use this recipe but any suggestions on a sandwich bread?

  509. Kitti

    This bread is the tastiest Paleo recipe I’ve tasted! Even my fellow finicky friend ask me to bake her a loaf! She couldn’t stop raving about it! No problem with the baking. Came out perfectly DELICIOUS!!!!!

  510. Shannon

    I am curious to know your thoughts on cooking with almond flour? I understand that it can have a number of drawbacks nutritionally?

  511. Amy

    I just made this recipe, my sister is the paleo eater and she loved it. I separated the whites and yokes. I only added 3 yokes and whipped the whites to soft peaks and folded them in to the batter. I added 3 ripe bananas as well. It turned out great, very light and not eggy at all. It had the exact texture of regular banana bread.

  512. Lisa Millettt

    Hi I have only just discovered your website. It is amazing. Thank you so much. I wanted to ask if almond flour is different to ground almonds. I live in the UK.


  513. Laura

    Has anyone successfully doubled the recipe? What adjustments did you make?

  514. Shannon

    Absolutely delicious!!! Anyone have an idea of the nutritional value as in fat etc?!

  515. LNdA

    I made the bread with double the salt and substituted toasted walnut oil for the coconut oil. I added a handful of toasted chopped walnuts and omitted the honey. I wanted a more bread taste and no sweetness. Came out tasty and super easy. Great snack.

    I only wish the recipe was in grams. It makes all the difference for accuracy. Peter Reinhart’s books made me switch to grams and now I convert all my favorite recipes to grams.

  516. I trying this tonight! Looks amazing!

  517. Jan

    For your bread recipes, do I use fine or course Celtic sea salt?

  518. Adria

    Worried, before I made this recipe I calculated the calories. Because just because something is healthy doesn’t mean you can eat as much as you want! I have an 8×4 inch loaf pan that it is baking in. 1/2 inch slices for an 8 inch pan are 134 calories per slice. Can’t wait to taste it when it’s done. I hope those slices are filling because I have a feeling they will be small.

    • Queen Jelly Bean

      Hi Adria, I also struggle with fitting baked almond flour goods into a low cal lifestyle.
      — TIP: if you use Daily Burn Tracker online (free) to track your calories, search for “Elana” and you’ll find a few of us already calculated the nutrition data (including cals/fat/carbs).

      — HOW I WORK IT: I am 10 years into maintaining my 35 lb weight loss, and it continues to be a conscious effort. Right now the best way I am able to include Elana’s recipes into my post-weight-loss and weight-maintenance life is by following the gaps diet, which includes hearty soups as the basis for eating, filled in by some nut baked goods. Enjoy!

  519. Lisa Belknap

    I dusted the top of the bread with butter and garlic…delish!! So nice to have garlic bread I can eat!!!

  520. Sam

    Can I make this without the flax? ): I don’t eat flax. Will it work if I leave it out? If not can I substitute something?

  521. GiGi Eats Celebrities @ gigieatscelebrities.com

    Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!! I need to find a replacement for honey… And syrups in general though.

  522. Jenny

    Just made this, thank you for the recipe! My loaf pans were too wide so I used 6 Texas size muffin tins and they came out great. I used maple syrup instead of honey because, well, I live in Vermont and my husband sugars. I am fairly new to Paleo and I’ve been an avid baker for decades-I miss baking! I will experiment with this recipe for sure, using it as a base. The first thing I am imagining is lemon poppy seed and baking them in mini muffin tins. Or baking in a cast iron skillet in the oven like corn bread. And maybe a morning glory version. Oooh my world just opened up.

  523. Sandie

    Gonna try yr paleo bread today . Sounds fantastic !thanks

  524. Kelli

    I made the paleo bagels from your new cookbook. Love them!!

  525. This is great paleo bread! I’ve tried other recipes which produced a heavy, dense product, but this recipe reminds me of a nice whole wheat consistency. It’s a great option for those of us who don’t eat wheat!

  526. Reyna

    Hi, i love your blog and recipes! Just starting in Paleo with no grains and sugar at all for a month(being a Celiac for year and a half). I did the recipe with no Flax seeds just replace it using more coconut flour and used applesauce instead honey. The result look very different from your picture and has a strong egg flavor. I am thinking using jam instead applesauce next time and using more almond flour than coconut, any advices? Thanks!

  527. Lindsay

    I bake this bread every Saturday night so my hubs and I can have it for breakfast on Sunday mornings. I’ve started adding to it some cinnamon, nutmeg, an extra egg, and whatever fruit and nuts we have on hand (this week, I threw about a cup of fig purée into the batter and baked it for an additional 10 minutes; next week, walnuts and raisins).

    Thanks so much for the recipe. :) It’s become the highlight of our weekend routine.

  528. Marianne

    Hi! I feel kind of silly, since everybody else seems to be enjoying this bread but for me.. well – I managed to make a mess out of it. How come my bread turned out a pile of dry flour? I double-checked the recipe to see if I missed something, but I followed the recipe exactly. Can you think of something I could have done wrong? I would really love to make this bread! Thanks =)

  529. Thank’s a lot for this recipe, I realized that I was gluten intolerant (and grain) a week a go and have not been able to eat bread for breakfast.

    I did my OWN version right from the start:

    Exact same recipe BUT I switched flaxseed for hempseed!
    Super delicious, more omega3 and protein and it was still perfectly firm.

    (First time I made my own bread)

  530. Dawn

    What can I substitute for the apple cider vinegar? I have a sulfite sensitivity and all vinegar that I have tried has effected me in some way… I just want yummy bread again! Thanks!

  531. Elizabeth

    Hello, I was wondering if I could use ground flaxseed meal in placement of the Flaxmeal?
    will it be the same measurements?

  532. Rachel

    Is it essential to the recipe to use the apple cider vinegar?

  533. Rachel

    Bread is amazing! So excited to use it for almond butter French toast in the morning!
    Does the bread need to be stored in fridge or on counter?

  534. Abby

    I made the amended version, further substituting organic coconut sugar for the honey, and it is excellent! I made mine in a standard loaf pan in a convection oven and it reduced the baking time to 20 minutes. This is my first foray into paleo/anti-candida eating, and I’m excited at how tasty and satisfying this bread is. It is moist, dense and flavorful with a great texture. So glad I found your website!

  535. David

    This recipe is awesome. Perfect for when your craving a sandwich. Good flavor and texture

  536. Katy

    I have a bread maker my kids gave me for Xmas and would love to use it…Can the Paleo Bread be made in one? If so, what are the instructions for that?

  537. Penny

    Pros – I basically threw this together while two toddlers screamed for my attention (I have no idea what got into them today). My almond flour was clumpy and I didn’t know how to fix it (first time baking with it), I don’t have a mixer so I used a whisk, and I forgot the ground flax until after it was in the pan and had to take the batter out and add it. Yet it turned out. And it tastes great, and it slices! I used the 4 eggs, 1 tsp baking soda and 35 min comment as a guide.

    Cons – I ended up with a flat loaf that yielded 6 slices. At approximately 313 calories per slice and $11 per loaf, this will definitely not be a staple at my house. I think that I would like to try baking it as buns with the remaining flour.

    • Susan J

      Try rubbing your almond flour through a wire strainer if its is clumpy. When I freeze mine, I often have to do that after thawing.

      Your loaf was likely flat because of stirring in the flax after it was mixed. Those bubbles that form with soda and ACV are fragile, so after mixing, the loaf needs to go in to the oven right away, undisturbed. Any additional mixing once they start forming will literally burst your bubbles… ;-)

  538. Hi Elena,
    Any chance there might be anything I could substitute for the eggs? I’ve only on day four of having to work on eliminating wheat/dairy/surgar and am searching for recipes – I never knew unti now the hard work all this really entails!

  539. Leah

    I have made the new recipe many times and it is really delicious. By mistake I used regular almond flour and the bread came out just as tasty as if I had used blanched almond flour. Also, coconut flour is not available where I live, so I substituted the same amount of unsweetened shredded coconut, and 1/4 cup oil for the coconut oil, since my friends said the bread had too much of a coconut flavor. The substitutions worked just fine and the bread was delicious!!! Maybe it would be even more delicious if I followed your recipe exactly, but even my son, who usually does not like “healthy” food, told me it was really good, and keeps helping himself to more slices everythime I make it.
    Thanx for your exciting recipes. I have used many of them and always have enjoyed the results.

  540. Stacey

    This bread is AWESOME. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is completely delicious with a little cream cheese and jam on top.

  541. Irene B.

    I have been so longing for something that tasted like bread since starting Paleo a half a year ago. This answered the missing part of my boring breakfast! I will also take a small sliver at night as a treat!

    For those who were considering ordering Paleo bread from the Julian Bakery online, just a word of caution: beware! The bad reviews are really true, and I’m not one who usually does any online reviews. I have ordered both the almond and the coconut breads for awhile. I am not sure what to make of the taste of them, but the almond is definitely a no-go for me. The coconut was palatable, if you chug down some liquid with it and pretend you’re not about to choke! It’s gagging, tasteless, and soggy-at-times bread, but I guess I was desperate for a slice, truly desperate to think it was edible.

    The last order, 2 weeks ago, nipped it for me forever. Not only did they lie about the shipping date, but the loaves arrived 12 days later than their process date, which was supposedly 2 days delivery, but it was all molded. A total waste of $35 for 3 breads.

    Thank you so much for all your effort on this site. Great recipes and information! Very much appreciated by me!

    • Irene B.

      Oh, and by the way, I made the original recipe by mistake and it’s been wonderful! I have varied it to use 1C of almond flour, and the rest is coconut flour, and I accidentally left out the sea salt the first time, and it was great regardless! I hate salt anyways, but so far the original recipe works fine, and no tunnels in the middle. I did use the correct size pan as recommended, but I lined it.

  542. Mary

    Is there and egg substitute?

  543. Babs

    I just made this recipe a couple days ago and it turned out great! But, I feel like it’s on the sweeter side, which would be perfect with PB&J or nut butter, or honey or something like that (which I haven’t tried yet, but I will soon with the slices in my freezer, yum!).

    However, I used it for a meat/cheese/mustard type of sandwich (to pack in my work lunch), and I thought the taste didn’t really go well together because of the sweetness of the bread. Any suggestions for a more savory loaf? Could I leave out the honey? And would it help to leave out the coconut flour as well? Thanks! :)

  544. Jess

    Hi, just wondering if anyone had any idea if this will turn out ok without the honey? Would love to make it I am Gluten Intolerant and recently giving Paleo a go, but my mum is FODMAP so can’t have the honey and I’d love for her to be able to have it too. Maybe double the coconut oil? Any help would be appreciated :)

  545. mrp@numail.org

    Hi Elana,

    Love your bread and don’t care to change a thing!

    I am curious how long it holds/is good for and the best way to store it? Mine tastes/smells funny after a few days. Can’t seem to find an answer anywhere..Thanks!


    • QueenJellyBean

      Hi Mindy – same here. But I did read in a comment about 1 or 2 years ago the same thing. From what I remember from those comments, others said the type of food we make from Elana’s baked recipes are just not designed to sit for more than 2 – 3 days. Other commenters chimed in and said their family eats up everything they bake, so nothing sits long enough to get the 3-day-old smell.
      – on the practical side, I put my Paleo Bread in the fridge, covered, right away. I also plastic wrap and freeze whatever portion I’m not going to eat within 3 days, which is usually little to none. Really this bread is a pleasure when its fresh. I just make it as often as I can in the mornings.

      • Rosa

        Hello QueenJellyBean!

        Your comment is very helpful! May I ask, how is the taste or texture of the bread after it has been frozen? Do you have to thaw it ahead of time to use it? Often I take slice of frozen bread and put it straight into a toaster, unthawed. It usually turns out fine this way for me, and this way I also never let bread go bad. Thank you for any input!

  546. Jenny

    Tonight, I tried using this differently…I coated all natural hot dogs with it and made “corn dogs”. I was able to cover 7 easily with a full recipe, minus 1 egg so it would be stiffer dough, and laid them on a Silpat covered cookie sheet. I started at 400 degrees to make sure they browned, but I ended up turning it down to 350 for about 25 minutes. They were great. Thanks again for the recipe and hard work.

  547. I love Elana’s Pantry and so far every recipe of Elana’s that I have tried has been SOLID. This was the only recipe I had to tweak a bit because I found the recipe FAR too eggy tasting. For those of you who experienced the same thing, here are my modifications. I hope they help you!

    2 cups blanched almond flour + 2 T.
    2 tablespoons coconut flour
    ¼ cup golden flaxmeal
    ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt (I used 1/2 tsp.)
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    3 eggs
    2 T. coconut oil
    1 T. honey
    1 T. apple cider vinegar

    And Elana, if you read this, I love your blog and your amazing recipes–I just wanted to share my tweaks with others who found the bread a little too eggy tasting, like I did :)

  548. Nikko

    I made this for the very first time and it came out fantastic!!!

    It was made with almond meal and I left out the flax meal, the only container I had close to that size was a 8.5 x 4.5 pyrex dish. Thank you for this very tasty recipe, it was delish right out of the oven topped with some grass fed butter.

  549. I love the Paleo lifestyle and I’m so glad I found this site! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. I have been searching for some better alternatives to use in place of the bread I have been avoiding. Paleo bread seems like it will be a winner. :)

  550. Magda

    Really nice, Thankyou. :)

  551. Kerry

    will try your recipe. I make one with a cup of mashed sweet potato, coconut flour, eggs, baking soda, salt, milk (I use oat milk) I also added done herbs and olive oil

  552. Laura

    Does the coconut oil need to be measured before or after it’s softened?

  553. Coconut flour – where do you find this? Or what can you substitute it with?

  554. Boni

    I buy organic coconut flour at nuts.com; and I also buy the almond flour there, and organic golden flax seed.

  555. Jax

    Has anyone figured out the nutritional value for this bread yet?

  556. Kathy S

    Elana, Thanks for putting a picture of the recipe at the top of the printer friendly page. I’m a very visual person and like to have pictures!

  557. Sharon @ cox

    I love ur breads especialty the Chico zucchini
    My problem is my breads come out so dry & crumbly that u can’t make a sand which or pick up & eat with hands, must use spoon. Any idea what I’ve done wrong.
    Thx for all u do

  558. Tamara

    Hi, just wondering if there is an alternative to the Almond flour and if even more possible, one that is not high carb?


  559. Miles Thomas @ WordPress/megaflavor.com

    I just made this yummy recipe of yours and its great. Instead of almond flour I used almond meal. Also used 4 eggs instead of 5 because mine were soooooooo large and instead of a food processor I just used a bowl and a wooden spoon. Mine is probably not at fluffy as yours because of the changes but still quite delicious. Great recipe

  560. Jocelyn

    Hi, can anyone tell me if they used a 9.25×5.25×2.75 loaf pan and if so did you adjust the ingredients.


    • Regina

      I just used a 9 x 5 pan and did not change the recipe proportions at all. Since this is the only loaf pan I have, instead, I pushed the dough against one side of the pan and formed a small loaf that is closer to the 7.5 x 3.5 pan size that Elana says to use. The dough was sticky enough to hold together fine and did not collapse or spread out during baking. It’s not the most beautiful creation, but it’s proportioned OK and tastes fine. I say – make it work with what you have and you’ll be alright.

  561. estkim

    Hi elena!

    I just tried this recipe and it was a little on the crumbly side. I was trying the bread and it occurred to me that the recipe doesn’t specifically state whether you should use ground flax or whole flax so I thought maybe that’s where I made a mistake? Please let me know, thanks!


  562. Danni

    Could this recipe be mixed and then added to a bread maker?

  563. Susan

    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I am on a strict Paleo diet for medical reasons, and your site is truly a lifesaver. I am allergic to flax, so I substituted chia seed in this recipe. The bread turned out, but it was a little dense. Do you think it would work to just omit the flax?

    Thanks again for your beautiful ideas.

  564. Susan Yarligan

    My loaf got green twice, had to throw all away…First I used flax seed flour, second I didn’t use thinking that was the culprit, but second also turned green and bitter.

    I’m thinking it has to be something with the beach in the almond meal and the metal tin that is reacting to it…because the green comes from the bottom to up, with the top not green but still bitter…

    Maybe will try with silicone tin to see if gets better.

  565. Michelle

    I live in COLO and wonder if her bread recipes need to be adjusted for altitude? I can’t find on this site that state she lives in.

  566. Wally

    hello, I am starting to plan my paleo meals, where I live I cant find Coconut flour. Is this highly necesary? what can I substitute with?

    Thank you very much.

  567. Beth

    I was wondering if any of your recipes could be made using a bread maker. Would you be kind enough to email me your response? Your recipes look delicious!

    Thank you

  568. Christine

    Hi, I/m new to this site.
    What am I doing wrong with the Paleo bread? I have just mixed it in my bowl and it was solid, I was simply not able to pour it! I added a little extra of the wet ingredients, still not enough, so added some almond milk. I still had to spoon it out. Goodness knows what it’s going to look like :(

  569. thanks for this! it is a huge hit with all I shared it with. I describe it as healthy french toast like consistency, a single slice of which keeps you as full for hours as an (animal) protein breakfast would!

    due to a weirdness with my webpage syncing app, I ended up following the original recipe and it worked out perfectly for me. (Brooklyn, NY, for those interested in altitude)

    re almond flour & coconut oil, any health food store staff would be super helpful in pointing you to the right ones, especially when you tell them you’ll baking. he showed me unbleached almond flour and coconut flour (Bob’s Red Mill is all over NYC, at least, and you can get it online http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Organic-16-Ounce/dp/B000KENKZ8/ref=sr_1_4?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1383057846&sr=1-4&keywords=bob%27s+red+mill+coconut their products are consistently great, IMHO)

    and the coconut oil that is in a jar that looks like a PB jar and has a creamy solid-looking consistency is the one I used. (it smells divine!)

    yes, these ingredients were a bit spendy, but I made two loaves (in a regular sized pyrex loaf pan, which worked fine for me) and they were devoured by friends and colleagues (and me!) so quickly I’ll make again soon!

  570. Sandraben

    This was delicious! I cooked it in a glass pan. Because of the size of my pan it did not come out as high as in the picture. It totally didn’t matter. Also when I took it out of the oven after 30 minutes the middle still seemed raw after testing it with a knife. I popped it back in the oven for about eight minutes. The bread reminds me of bran muffins, just in bread form. Even my four-year-old loves it! I highly recommend it because of the taste and how quick and easy it was to make.

  571. dawn

    I made this bread and it smell like ammonia. Is it still safe to eat. Do you know what caused this reaction. I did a bit of research on the internet and others have had this ammonia problem.

  572. Keith Hawkins

    I have a problem, Im hoping someone here can help me with! I have a wheat allergy, very lactose intolerant, allergic to chick peas, and also sensitive to most other grains (rice flour is one the safe ones). I really thought the paleo diet would be able to help me, but Ive bought a cookbook, and look on various sites and most of the recipes call for coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut aminos, coconut crystals, or coconut milk; and I have a bad intolerance to coconut! Its not an allergy, but it will make me very uncomfortable for at least a cpl hours! I saw one question that was brought up, that said that almond flour and coconut flour are used for different reasons and connot be interchanged, so is there anything out there that can be used in replace of coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut aminos, and coconut crystals that will still make the recipes come out good?
    Hopefully someone in this community can help me!
    Thanks for listening

    • Gale

      Hi Keith, hope I can help a little. Coconut flour is very dry and absorbs a LOT of moisture so it is most difficult to replace in recipes. I have had success increasing other flours and/or reducing liquid. Coconut oil can be replaced with ghee or olive oil, but the taste will change a bit. I use date sugar or honey (again, adjust liquid) in some recipes. It might just be easier for you to do a web search for coconut-free recipes!

  573. Audery Rosenberg


    My boss loved this recipe, so I looked it up. I have been gluten free for about 9 months and still trying to find good substitutes for the food I loved.

    I have been part of a League and have had many bake sales, When you mentioned “tunneling” I encountered this with other recipe’s and it is usually due to “old” baking powder, the kind that has been in the cupboard for so long you can’t remember when it was bought.
    I am wondering if this might be the problem vs. such slight variations.
    As I remember my grandmother never used any measurements and just threw things together and it was always wonderful. The only thing I might try would be egg whites or just a few yolks, for high cholesterol individuals.

    Thank you for all your efforts and exploration of the different flours and meals.

    Audrey Rosenberg

  574. Denice

    I made the bread with one exception, did not use flaxmeal because I am on SCD not Paleo. It turned good but was small because I did not have the right size pan. I liked the flavor and texture. It makes a great sandwich bread.

    Today I changed the recipe hoping it would work in my “normal” size bread pan. It turned out great. Here are the measurements I used:

    3 cups blanched almond flour
    3 Tbsp coconut flour
    1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
    1 tsp baking soda
    7 eggs
    2 Tbsp coconut oil
    2 Tbsp honey
    2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

    I cooked it at 325f for 50-55 minutes.

    As I am new to this diet, it is good to find the people who take the time to test and create good recipes for those of us on special diets. Thank you so much.

  575. Leah

    maybe i missed something, but my batter came out really grainy and totally didn’t seem wet enough to be batter. i put it in the bread pan and into the oven, and sure enough, it didn’t come out right at all. i am usually pretty good at baking and cooking so this is a mystery to me! thoughts?

    • Gale

      If you measured correctly, it’s possible that your eggs are smaller than the ones Elana used. My eggs are very large, and the batter comes out perfectly every time. Too bad more recipes don’t use weights or measures for eggs (beaten to make it easy to adjust quantity) to ensure consistent results! Eggs can vary widely in size. 5 jumbo size can easily be 7 smaller eggs.

  576. Teri

    I only have a few small silicon loaf bakers to put the dough in and I’m hoping that will work. Please let me know if i should modify my recipe.

  577. JCM1953

    Wow, looks great and no “exotic” ingredients like xanthan gum or inulose or anything to buy that you have to order online! THANK YOU! I love stuff made with real whole ingredients.

  578. Eva Clary

    Thank you for sharing such fine recipes. They feel like even I can have success with them.
    Is there any way to get the “nutrient” info? Since starting a modified version of Paleo, counting carbs,fat,protein,calories is very helpful for me as I retrain my diet.
    Thanks again, Eva

  579. Carolyn

    I recently discovered that I’m allergic to egg yolks. Egg whites are okay though. Can you recommend an adjustment to your recipe that would make it possible to use egg whites? Thanks so much.

  580. indea

    This bread would help me a great deal if I was not allergic for tree nuts.
    Is it possible to substitute the almond flour with another flour?
    Looking forward to you answer.

  581. Laura

    I make this bread all the time, with butter instead of coconut oil and no honey, as I don’t think it is necessary. It comes out great every time and it’s very easy to throw together.

    Today I accidentally used besan (chickpea or garbanzo flour) and again, it came out great. I had forgotten that the almond flour was in the fridge and not the cabinet. I was wondering what was going on when the dough was much more sticky, was slightly darker, and smelled differently. I realized my mistake, cooked it anyway, and now have an acceptable substitute for almond flour. I think I like the almond better, but will enjoy this loaf anyway.

  582. Joan McCallum

    the old version of the recipe read exactly the same as the new version..am I missing something?

  583. Jeanie French @ gardenforestfield.com

    Hi, Elana. Just wanted to let you know that I love this bread recipe. I make it all the time. Not long ago, I had an epic fail because I forgot to let my ingredients come to room temperature. I had quite an issue with tunneling. The bread was unusable for slicing, but I decided to cube it and dry it in the oven so I’d have some gluten-free bread for stuffing. I used it to convert my treasured cornbread stuffing recipe to a gluten-free version, and it turned out great. My recipe will be featured on my blog(www.gardenforestfield.com), with a link to your bread recipe, on Monday, Nov. 18th. Thanks for all you do.

  584. Gale

    I love this bread, and so do my German, bread-loving children! Hearty, rich German bread is the best in the world so that’s no small praise. I have a regular glass loaf pan, and adapt the recipe to make a full-size loaf. I add 1 extra egg (very large) and increase other ingredients 25%. Baking time is usually 5-10 minutes longer, although I reduce the temperature to 325 after it begins to brown to compensate for the glass pan. Topped with butter or pumpkin seed butter, this is my 3-year-old son’s favorite “treat” ever!

  585. So thrilled to find a bread recipe both gluten- AND yeast-free!

  586. Regina

    Just finished baking this tonight. It’s a little bit on the eggy side for me, so I will follow other comments and use half egg whites beaten until fluffy next time. I didn’t have flax meal so used 1/4 C more coconut flour. It’s really light and has great coconut flavor, which is my preference. My 4-yr old son liked it! I am so happy about that. I topped it with some strawberry preserves and he is enjoying it with a cup of warm milk. I did have a little tunnel of under-doneness on top, but I moved the oven rack to the top and popped it under the broiler for 3 minutes which seemed to solve the problem. Overall – I am surprised that the texture is closer to white bread than I had expected. I am just REALLY happy to have some bread after my first month on Paleo and feel absolutely NOT GUILTY! YAYYY!

  587. Lawn

    Love the bread. The only issue i am having is that it doesn’t rise! anyone else have this problem or know why?

    Other than that it tastes delicious :)

  588. Valerie

    Hi Elana,
    I would first like to thank you so very much for your recipes, research and website…I Love them all!! I make your paleo bread every week and have been substituting egg whites for the eggs and I notice that my bread always has a crack in the center. It could be the oven, I’m not sure, but I really like the way it turns out with the egg whites. I make a double batch and bake it in a big bread pan so it is more like a loaf of sandwich bread. Thanks again for all you do

  589. Karla

    Just wondering what are the nutrional facts on this

  590. melinda

    my son is allergic to eggs and vinegar and wheat and rice what do substitute for the eggs and vinegar in this recipe or do you have any recipes that fit his needs?

  591. Ellen

    I had to make some changes. I’m allergic to chicken eggs so I used duck eggs. I don’t use flaxseed; it’s an endocrine disruptor but I had hemp seed powder so I used that. I also have chia seed to grind so I will try that next time. Baking time was 10 minutes longer, maybe because of the duck eggs. Slices beautifully and is delicious! Thank you, Elana, for looking out for us Paleos!

  592. Kelli

    Whenever you call for coconut oil, are you calling for it to be melted?

  593. Suzanne

    With only some slight modifications, I think someone hijacked your recipe. Just thought you’d want to know.


  594. Jane

    Hey Elana. Thank you for all the work you put into this recipe. I have been eyeing it for weeks, and finally made it today.
    I would buy Julian Bakery paleo bread before, but it was too expensive, and not that good. Also, there were suspicious reports online about the bread that I could not ignore, so I’m happy to be able to eat paleo bread that I personally know is trustworthy since I made it.

  595. Wendy

    I tried this bread but it didn’t grow at all and it was very very dense, did I do something wrong? or this is the way it should be? the picture you have here looks very different to what I got.

  596. Christa @ theapplebox.ca

    AMAZING bread recipe! I whipped this up in minutes, so easy & turned out delish! My family is excited for me to try more of your recipes!

  597. Babs Wyness

    Morning Elana, happy New Year to you.

    Can you please advise the difference between almond flour and almond meal for baking cakes? I was advised to use the almond meal instead of the flour to make your yummy sounding carrot cake..as the flour might be too heavy… would appreciate your advice :-)

    Your website has wonderful recipes. I am gluten, soy, dairy, yeast and sugar intolerant….I have hashimotos……….boo hoo..which makes my life very difficult when trying out some of the recipes. I also cannot take psyllium….. so I am trying to source other alternatives and I am not familiar with the meal and flour.

    Light and love, Babs

  598. Nyeca Chino

    What is the nutrition information for this recipe? I’d like to know the protein, calories, fat, etc that is contained and also how much is one serving?

  599. Yen-Ning

    Baked one loaf the other way. Simply delicious. We made ham and cheese sandwich with it. Thank you, Elana. The best paleo bread I’ve tried ever.

  600. Amy

    I was wondering if this recipe would work if you substituted the eggs with flax? I have to cook egg free for my daughter and have been unable to find a bread recipe yet due to all of her other allergies.
    Please help!

  601. Kristin

    My daughter along with needing to be gluten-free, dairy-free and yeast-free must also be egg-free. Do you have a recommendation for egg placement in your bread recipes?

  602. Linda

    I’ve made this tasty and healthy bread 3 times and am just unable to get the middle to get done.
    I love the ingredients, which are healthy ( unlike most GF breads) as well as low glycemic. It tastes great. It is a bit expensive to keep baking as an unsuccessful trial. So– your help would be most welcome!

    • Robin

      I need help too!!! I can’t get mine to rise or get the middle done. I agree, the taste is there…just not the rest. And I also can’t keep wasting ingredients…too expensive.
      I went through ALL of the posts, and took others advice. Here’s what I did…
      The exact recipe, except for 4 eggs instead of 5 (to reduce the ‘eggy taste’), and I used 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of vinegar (equal parts, per another post). That’s it!
      As for the mixing…I mixed the dry ingredients in one bowl, then separated the egg yolks and whites, in bowls. I whipped the whites until they were thick. I added the yolks to the whites, and added the honey and oil. I mixed that up. I added the wet to the dry and mixed. It was really thick. Then I combined the baking soda and vinegar, mixing them. I added them to the whole mix and slightly stirred.
      I put it in a pan right away and into the pre-heated oven.

      My bread didn’t rise a bit! Nothing! Any help would be appreciated!!!

      • jessica

        What size loaf pan did you use? The smaller size recommended in the recipe? Or a regular size loaf pan (which is larger)?

        • Robin

          I couldn’t find the smaller size (too impatient to wait for Amazon, lol), so I used a normal size bread pan (I think 9 x 5).

          I know that would account for some size difference, but what I don’t understand is how that would affect the rise completely. It seems to me that if something was going to rise, it would rise in whatever kind of pan you put it in…
          like a cupcake. Most things will have SOME kind of rise, IF they are going to rise at all.

          This is what doesn’t make sense to me. Mine didn’t rise a bit! Nothing at all!

          Am I wrong??? Thanks :)

          • Verity

            You should add the baking soda to the dry ingredients at the start, and the vinegar to the wet ingredients, and otherwise do everything the way you described, rather than trying to combine them at the end. The reaction is quite immediate, so you want it evenly distributed through your mixture from the start.

  603. AJ

    This came out better than I expected it to actually. I did not have coconut flour so I added an extra 1/4c of almond meal. It was a tad bland but other than that a nice bread. I think the coconut flour would add to its flavor and sweetness. I will try again and add a banana just to give it a little more flavor. the pan I used was a regular loaf pan and it was a bit thin but otherwise a nice bread. My daughter enjoyed with peanutbutter and banana mashed together and I had it with her egg salad.

    I entered the ingredients I used into MyFitnessPal recipe for nutritional information. Different brands may yield different results. I also cut this loaf into 20 thin slices.

    Ingredient Cals carbs fat salt fiber sugar
    Bob’s Red Mill – Almond Meal/flour, 2.25 cup 1,440 54 126 0 27 9
    Flax Usa – Golden Flaxmeal, 4 TBS 140 10 10 10 8 0
    Celtic Sea Salt – Salt, 1/4 Tsp / 1.5g 0 0 0 540 0 0
    Baking soda, 0.5 tsp 0 0 0 629 0 0
    Aldi – Large Egg, 5 egg 350 0 25 350 0 0
    Betterbody Organic Coconut Extra Virgin Oil, 1T 120 0 14 0 0 0
    Aldi – Berry Hill Clover Honey, 1 Tbsp 60 17 0 0 0 17
    Braggs – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, 1T 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Total: 2,110 81 175 1,529 35 26
    Per Serving: 117 5 10 85 2 1

  604. Catherine L.

    Thank you for this great recipe!
    As almonds are banned from my son’s school (allergies), I replaced almond flour with sunflower flour (sunflower seeds I grinded). I must say I really like the result! It tastes good, especially when toasted…
    I also used only four eggs and added one banana… a personal touch :-)

  605. Liz Barrett

    Hi Elana
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve made this recipe and your simple bread recipe and both came out perfect right from the start. I did follow the recipes EXACTLY, except for the fact that I don’t have a food processor so I had to “pulse” by hand which led me to believe that I had to stir in ingredients in large minimal swoops being careful not to over mix. Wondering if that is what other people had done when they’ve made this recipe without a food processor? As I said, it came out perfectly. just wondering if I was just lucky.

  606. Connie

    I have made this bread twice and it is wonnnnnnnnnnnnderful. The biggest threat to me staying on the wagon is bread. I miss the convenience, the taste, the chew…I miss really great, yummy sandwiches, I miss brie and bread…and toast. Warm, buttery toast with my eggs.

    It is the thing that ALWAYS knocks me off the wagon. I’ve had recipes for paleo banana breads, and other sweet, desserty breads, but I needed a good, hearty sandwich bread to keep me on the wagon. After 49 years of a love affair with bread, it’s just too hard to break away from it.

    Suffice to say: I love bread.

    Thank you for this recipe, it is great with pb&j, lunchmeats, brie, and it even toasts up nicely! I am going to try an experiment of doubling the recipe and baking it flat, cake-style, so as to get a larger area of the wonderful crust, and then cut it into large squares and slice it lengthwise, and try it like a ciabatta.

    Love your site, love your recipes, can’t wait to try the Irish Soda Bread in March!


  607. BlenderChief @ blenderchief.com

    I find this to be a good replacement for normal bread due to its protein content. Eat it a lot when I’m on a diet for bodybuilding. Tastes pretty good too.

  608. Connie

    Well, if anyone’s interested… I tried the experiment I mentioned above, and it worked beautifully.

    I double the recipe, and started to put it into an 11 x 15 glass casserole, but I could see it was going to be spread too thin, so I hurriedly scraped the batter into a 9 x 12 pan. I baked it for 30 minutes, and it came out wonderfully. I cut it cake style into 12 squares, and by slicing them in half sideways, the squares are perfect as a bun or ciabatta. Holds together well, doesn’t crumble, nice thickness, and plenty of chewy crust.

    Expensive, to be sure, but if 12 servings can be made from it, it works out to less than a dollar per bun.

    Love to know if anyone tries this!

  609. heather

    Loved it! Made the following tweaks:
    Used 1 1/2 c. Honeyville Almond Flour
    3/4 c. Coconut flour
    Used 1/4 c. Sunflower seeds (pulsed) in place of flaxmeal
    Upped the ACV to 3 tbsp
    Upped the soda to 1 tsp.
    For oil, I used 1/4 c canola
    tripled the salt

    Baked at 300 degrees for an hour.

    It came out firm, hearty with a nice satisfying mouthfeel due to extra oil content. No tunneling. Will make again and again!

    Thanks for the recipe inspiration!

  610. kathy

    Hi, LOVE this bread!! So do my kids :) I have a problem though with the bread sticking in places to the bottom, so I tend to lose some of it..(handy quick desert though) Any suggestions as to how to keep the loaf intact? I have been using lard to liberally grease the bottom, Its still sticking. I have been waiting about 15 minutes before trying to remove it….should it be cold? Thanks A bunch!!

  611. Kate

    I tried both recipes (simple bread and this one). Both time the dough was extremely dry and so as the final result. Its like a very thick cracker. The dough did not rise at all, just stayed as is. i wonder if anyone made this bread similar to what it looks like on the picture here?

    • Catherine

      I’ve made it (top recipe) and it turned out beautifully…soft and nutty flavor. I have another loaf in the oven now so that I can try the french toast tomorrow. Hope you get it to work net time…well worth it.

  612. Laura Hopkins

    Question – Baking soda has too much sodium for me – I don’t think I can substitute double the baking powder instead (gluten free and sodium free Hain brand Featherweight)- looking on the label it says it cannot be substituted for baking soda and I would assume that is because it is chemically formulated differently than a normal baking powder. Wondering what else I could use in place of the baking soda – I need a low sodium alternative. I made this recipe and it is wonderful and would love to continue to make it in a low sodium version. Has anyone ever tried the low sodium baking soda – Ener-G brand ? Would I still use the cider vinegar?

  613. Hadley

    I’m intolerant of almonds. I love your recipe, been making it since it was on goop. Is there an alternative flour?

  614. Kris

    Made this bread tonight and it looked good and smelled wonderful. After the 2 hour cooling time it was worth the wait. Wonderful and so easy to make!! Thank yoi

  615. Jan Vaughn

    Well, I tried the newer recipe and the bread failed to rise properly. Now I see the comments re the old recipe. I definitely needed more baking soda in my bread.

  616. bronwyn

    I just made this bread first time this morning and it tastes great – but it didn’t rise more than a centimeter. How can I get this bread to rise a bit more? Otherwise, it’s really yummy and texture is good too, albeit the bread slices are really flat and dense due to no rising. :) Any suggestions, feedback welcome. Thanks.

  617. Britt

    Have you ever tried making buns from this recipe?

  618. Mindy

    Can you freeze this bread?

  619. Rebecca

    I am making this bread for the 3rd time in the past two weeks and am also trying the “rye”! I have also had success with the cranberry walnut bread! Thank you for all your inspiration to bake again! My 13 and 15 year old are now begging me to make the cake on the front of your cookbook (with the fluffy white frosting).

  620. amy

    I’ve made the bread, Paleo style, & loved it ! It has great flavor & a perfect snack W/ coffee. I’ve made several times & enjoy it everytime ! Thanks

  621. just FYI i used red mill flour almond for this recipe and it turned out great. i have made this recipe several times. only thing is sometimes the bread gets stuck to the bottom of the pan, so maybe next time i will try adding a bit more oil to the bottom?

  622. Catherine

    Hi Elana

    As I type I have my first loaf of Paleo Bread in the oven. I live in South Africa where we apparently don’t have any flax meal…so I imported some from your side of the world and can’t wait to taste the results. My daughter, who suffers with severe juvenile arthritis and for whom we all made the conversion to Paleo, and I made it together and experimented with your silver dollar pancakes for fun at the same time. Those were delicious and enjoyed with blueberries and a bit of honey.

    I already have some of your books and am looking forward to a complete set but thank you for an invaluable website. My children especially are thrilled to have bread in their lunch boxes again.


  623. amy

    I just wanted to say I tried this bread for the first time tonight and it was amazing! Thank you. I followed the recipe until it came to the eggs (per a commenters advice). I fluffed the egg whites and then mixed the egg whites in last. Consistency was great!

  624. Kathy

    What’s a good sub for flax meal? I’m allergic to flax.

  625. Lynn Therrien

    If I don’t have flax, what sort of things can I substitute? Thanks!!!!

  626. Can you use a Vitamix or a regular mixer? I don’t have a food processor.

  627. debbie

    If I can’t eat eggs, is there a way of substituting them in this recipe. I know that this recipe will work best the way it is. But what can I use if I can’t have eggs nor gluten? Would using an egg replacer work? I look forward to your feedback.


  628. Jessie

    I have an almond allergy, what’s the next best thing?

  629. Lesley Yaniv

    I just made the date and walnut loaf. It didn’t rise as well as the other breads, and a corner stuck in the pan. Still, it is very, very good.
    I made the nutty bread last week, and baked this slices until crisp. They made GREAT crackers.
    I have one question – can I add some raisins to it? I love them, and it seemed to cry out for a few.

  630. Hi, I made this bread a couple of days ago, and the flavor was Amazing!! A tad sweet, I may use less honey next time, but very very good. I separated the egg whites and blended with hand mixer until stiff peaks formed, and then folded them into the rest of the batter. Originally the bread came out high like I wanted, but then by the following day had condensed down and was a heavier bread like zucchini bread. Next time I may slice and freeze right away, and then take single pieces out to toast. This bread was so easy to slice, even into very thin pieces, which I was amazed at. Overall a great recipe. Would probably be good with dried cranberries or blueberries and black walnuts :) for a dessert bread. My grandma, who doesn’t normally eat paleo, LOVED this bread!! THank you for taking out the hard work for us in making great paleo recipes.

  631. Vana

    I added water to my doughy mixture, as I thought it was a bit too sticky and dry (maybe because most of my eggs were medium not large size). It worked perfectly even with the added water!

  632. jennifer_hart

    i loved this recipe! my bread did not rise like yours did although i used the recommended pan size. maybe because i used bob’s red mill meal/flour and my eggs were straight out of the fridge. those were the only two factors i could think of. anyways, the bread was delicious and i have longed for bread while following paleo plans. thanks, and i will continue to search for the flour that you recommend and allow my eggs to warm up a bit prior to my next loaf. i will let you know how that worked out.

  633. Sherry @ none

    This bread is so delicious. I was a big bread eater and when I started Paleo I really missed bread. This makes me forget all about wheat based breads. Thanks!


    I was about to give up on paleo bread until I found this recipe. It is really good!!! Thanks for sharing! Does this bread need to be refrigerated or is it fine on the counter?

  635. Laura

    Looks amazing and can’t wait to try it when I get a chance! Has anybody tried toasting it (in the toaster) like normal bread? Does this work?

  636. Val Doyle @ valdoyledesigns.com

    Just made this. I am a newbie here but ohhhhhh not for long. I put everything in a bowl and mixed by hand. It turned out a little lumpy because my coconut oil was still a bit solid I think. But …… it tastes AMAZING!

    Thank you Elana!


  637. Thank you Ms. Elana for you recipe!! My daughter in college asked me to make her a paleo bread with some sweetness but not much. I am going to try this today. I am excited to try it and you are kind for sharing it!

  638. Sharon

    Do you have nutrition facts per slice?

  639. Serena

    This is such an awesome and versatile recipe!! Today I sweetened it with some stevia and added dried tart cherries for a wonderful breakfast bread! I found adding an extra egg made it fluffier but that is just my two cents.

    I have done some substitutions, such as adding 1/2 almond and 1/2 walnut flour and chia as well, but I just don’t recommend substituting sunflower seed flour in it because I had bright green bread the next day which NOBODY would eat..lol

  640. kim

    Is it possible to make an edible version of paleo b read without eggs and almond flour? Reactive to both.


  641. Mary Fitzpatrick

    Need a recommendation for a substitution for Golden Flaxseed Meal. It disagrees with me no matter how slowly I try to reintroduce into my diet. Causes painful sleep interrupting churning and cramping in my GI tract, even though I drink three quarts of water daily. Also should not consume GFM because I take a blood thinner and estrogen. Find this bread recipe addictive (especially substituting and doubling quantity B grade maple syrup for the honey + adding 1/4 chia seeds)…but the GFM is a truly painful experience. Help!

  642. Erin

    Has anyone tried to increase this recipe and use a larger loaf pan?

    The first time I tried this recipe it turned out SO perfectly (and yummy!) but the loaf is so tiny, and I find myself making it every couple of days to keep up with the hunger in my household. I’d love to use a regular size load fan and increase the recipe if possible…any tips or experiences doing this?


  643. Sarah

    I am looking for gluten free and diabetic friendly recipes for my new Breadman bread machine. This is my first attempt at this so whatever is simple to start with will be great. I am planning on using almond and coconut flour. Thank you.

  644. paleo diet video @ wafercrumbs.com

    simple and easy recipes ! nice..

  645. PLRin.com @ plrin.com

    I would like to say thank you for sharing this great recipe. That’s cool.. This is exactly what I need, Thanks a lot. Keep blogging. :)

    Apple cider vinegar for weight loss.

  646. Sana

    I tried to make the new recipe and still had the tunneling. Any ideas why?

  647. Tammy O’Keefe

    Elana, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing these recipes. My family is going 30 days grain free for health reasons and you are making that easier.

  648. yelena

    YUM!!!! I mixed in sunflower and pumpkin seeds, plus blueberries in the dough. ( Not in food processor, so it stays intact ). Thank you for the recipe!

  649. Sharon

    Can you provide specific nutritional information with your recipes?

  650. samantha

    Hi. I don’t know what I did wrong. I tried this recipe twice with no substitutions and both times it had a weird bumpy texture on top. Taste and texture of the bread was fine, but it looks funny. Any advice much appreciated.

  651. Maddie

    Love your recipe used almond meal instead because I was trying to use up what I had in the pantry

  652. Judy

    For those of you who make this bread, how do you store it? Room temperature-if so, how long? Or refrigerate the bread? Please help with the best way to store this bread. It cost too much to the bread mold or ruin.

    I appreciate any help, anyone can give me with their experience.

  653. Charlemagne Prokopyshyn @ pudding-girl.de

    Elana I just love your recipes. I love the fact they are simple, don’t take long to rustle up, require minimum effort or minimal cookery skills, have few ingredients that I always usually have and ones I know (no going to Amazon to buy stuff I’ve never heard of before and don’t know how to use)they always work and I can depend on them every time, they taste amazing and you have such a variety on your website! I am a huge fan and when I search for gluten-free paleo recipes your website is the first place I come to and I usually find exactly what I need right here! This bread recipe is amazing and sooo good! I will def. be making this bread more regularly now as others’ just don’t compare! Thanks for all your hard work!

  654. cherl

    I always need to add much more liquid, to make it a true batter. If I make it as written I get a cookie-dough thickness…
    My best version uses 4 eggs and 1 cup of coconut milk (plain, full-fat coconut milk).

  655. Winifred

    Has anyone tweaked it to eliminate the flax meal? I can have flax. Thank you

  656. Brenda @ none

    What would happen if I didn’t add the 2 tlbs of coconut flour. I can’t seem to find it in my area. Thank you Oh this is about the newn Paleo Bread

  657. Marc

    What is the tunnel effect? A hole or a tunnel of “less-cooked” batter as I am encountering? It’s not raw enough to not eat. Just a tad denser and wetter. But it’s truly delicious. I finish it off under the broiler for 2-3 minutes other wise the too does not brown even after 30-33 minutes. Any suggestions on cooking all the way through? (Oh…I should ad that I’m using a 5×9 Pyrex for baking. That’s prolly part of the problem).

  658. Noel

    I have tried this several times and it does not pour because there is not enough moisture. I have done exactly as the recipe calls and it is not a batter; but a bunch of large crumbles. Had to add coconut or hemp milk to it to make it where it would actually pour into a baking pan. I feel as if I am doing something wrong.

  659. Anne

    Can I use something other than almond flour? I have a son with a tree nut allergy.

  660. juli


    This blog copied your recipe without giving you credit. I can’t stand that.

  661. Patricia

    I have chick pea flour (garbanzo flour). I am wondering if this flour is Paleo friendly. I can’t seem to find any info on it. I have used it to make crepes a while ago. I’m hoping that I can find Paleo recipes using this flour.

  662. Lise Girard

    I’m making your Paleo bread (not the old version) since a few months now and I can eat sandwiches and toast. I’m so glad and the bread is very good!

  663. Launi Giesbrecht @ Google

    can you use and egg substitute. I am allergic to eggs

  664. Oolichan

    This has become my “go to” paleo bread. Have made it over and over, and it’s always the best.

    I only make one change: add 1/4 tsp vanilla.

  665. Aileen

    I just made this today. It is awesome! I try to stay away from gluten as much as possible due to joint issues and pain. It helps considerably. This bread was easy and I even changed a few things. First, I put in 1/4 cup of hemp hearts in place of 1/4 cup of almond meal. For honey, I was out, I used date palm sugar. Finally, I was a bit short of coconut oil, so I added a bit of olive oil. The bread came out amazing. It fits into my diet, it is quick, easy, and yummy! Thanks so much.

  666. Lauren

    I made this bread yesterday and it came out great! I love that it is simple. I also made your almond joy bars which also were a hit. thank you for the wonderful recipes!

  667. How long is the bread good for? Are you supposed to put it in the fridge or in the bread box or what? It taste delicious and was very simple to make! Thank you!

  668. Matt

    Am I missing something? With the above ingredients I do not get a batter, had to put in half a cup of milk to make it malleable.

  669. Nala @ n/a

    I made this bread about 2 weeks ago and it came out delish! I made it again today and I added both lemon zest and orange zest, and I also added one tsp of the fresh lemon juice and 2 tsp of the fresh orange juice. It came out fragrant and tasty!!!! This paleo bread is a keeper. thanks Elana! Keep the great recipes coming!!!!!!!

  670. Holly O'Leary @ gravatar.com/hollyoleary

    Hi Elana…I did this with your bread and it was ridiculously tasty!!! Herb roasted tomatoes on top of your Paleo bread spread with a little leftover chevre that I’d rolled in some Creole seasoning. I LOVE this bread (well, and all of your recipes really)!!! Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/holly.oleary.14/posts/10204240445388312?comment_id=10204240832958001&offset=0&total_comments=8

  671. Julia Laughlin

    I have tried this twice in the loaf pan suggested and it is never done in the middle..what am I doing wrong??

  672. Cherri L Wise

    I made this exactly as instructed and m bread was raw inside. I bought the pan and all the correct ingredients. What did I do wrong?

  673. Robyn

    My son has an egg allergy; what can I use in place of in your bread and muffin recipes?

  674. Paleo bread fantastic, I truly believe this is the best I’ve ever made, I used Tupelo honey and Braggs raw unfiltered vinegar and it really masked the over egginess that sometimes comes with paleo bread, it toasted up great, thanks for all your hard work you give such great alternatives for a grain free diet, love the date nut bar it’s always a hit at work.

  675. Gary Strohbehn

    I’ve made this recipe several times and like it pretty well except that it has a decidely fishy taste and smell to it? Is that the flax meal? The first time I made it I also experienced the doughy middle, but I just increased the cooking time the next time.

  676. Wowwwww!!! This is amazing. I had to change the recipe a bit (I followed the top recipe) because of lack of ingredients. I used Raw Almond Flour (not blanched); I used only three eggs + one chia egg + one flax egg; and my pan was about 8.5*4, so a bit bigger than recommended; I did not use the food processor, just mixed everything with a whisk and a spoon. Even though the pan was larger the height was great, and I’ve never had such a moist bread. Incredible! It is so delicious and wonderful. And so easy to make!! Thank you so much- I haven’t eaten anything like this since quitting gluten. This will be my go-to bread from now on.

  677. Tanya

    Does anyone have the nutritional info for this recipe?

  678. http://www.paleo360.de/rezepte/paleo-brot-mit-frischen-kraeutern/
    Did you know that your recipe is used here, without giving your original any credit?
    I informed them but they deleted my post. Might be worth checking on the other recipes aswell.

  679. HOLY HELL! This bread is life changing. Many thanks for creating this masterpiece!

  680. Stacey Roberts

    I can’t have flaxseed, is there a substitute for it for this recipe?

  681. Any idea if this recipe would come out with an egg replacer of some kind? My husband can’t have eggs.

  682. Amber Kelty

    This bread is delicious and easy to make. I like it as a pre-workout snack because of the fat and protein. I love your website elana!

  683. Amy

    I have successfully made the Paleo bread twice & it worked out perfectly! However, when I made it recently, the edges of the bread were a gray color upon taking it out of the pan. When I sliced the bread & spread with raspberry jam (to resemble a tea cake), the jam turned blue-gray. I think it was some sort of acidic reaction. I did leave the bread in the pan for about 40 minutes after baking before releasing. Now I just remembered that I used rice vinegar (because I was out of cider). Maybe that caused the reaction? I used anodized aluminum pan by the brand “Fat Daddy.”

  684. Can this bread recipe be used in a Bread machine ? Ir someone has, please explain how u did it ?

  685. Melanie

    I just got a new bread machine with a gluten free cycle. Can I use your Paleo recipes with a bread machine?

  686. Kimberly

    LOVED THE BREAD!!!! I used Raspberry vinegar because I didn’t have any cider vinegar. It was great!!! I had a longer loaf pan but I just left it in for about 20 min. Thank you!!! I can’t wait to try another recipe.:)

  687. Jennifer McLean @ justaddwatersilly.com

    Hi, this bread recipe turned out wonderfully. My aunt made it and brought some over for us to try too. My question is this.. do you have a substitution for flax meal?? I’m not allowed to use it at the moment because of it’s estrogenic properties. Thanks so much, I appreciate your help.

  688. Cheryl Hoerner @ facebook.com/1623675402

    So many comments, I may have missed my question but anyone try without eggs using an egg replacer with any luck? Thanks so much in advance!

  689. Kim Kouski

    Ok, I did mine a little different. I can’t eat the almond flour so I substituted non glutton Oat flour and I also added chia seeds. I wasn’t able to get the right sized pan, mine is the larger one, so I noticed that the bread wasn’t going to be very high, so …. I made another batch of bread, added it to the lower layer and cooked. Oh wow!! So good!! But I can’t eat it all at once. Poo! Anyway, don’t be afraid to use the bigger pan, just double the recipe.

  690. Judith

    Baked the first recipe – the latest one – more than 40 minutes, and the core of it is wet and raw. :( Very bummed out. Might have to cut it in half, and bake the two sides on a cookie sheet to salvage the five eggs and 2 cups of almond flour. Not sure I’ll try this again.

  691. Sandra Kim

    I finally had a chance to try this receipe yesterday. I liked the taste, but for some reason it did not rise very much. When I put all of the batter in the pan(yes, I used recommended pan), it filled only half of the pan, and after baking, it stayed almost at almost the same level. The baking soda was not old(bought 1 month ago). Does anyone know what I might have done wrong? I whisked the ingredients, instead of using food processer. Could it be a reason? Or was it because I used regular flax seed grounded by muself?


  692. John Ramos

    OK, I did the straight Paleo bread, got the sort of soggy tunnel, didn’t see a fix for it, what’s happening? I also get a sort of slanted roof effect on the top of the loaf, could be the oven?

  693. I used ACV, specifically Bragg, to treat dandruff, and the smell was really overpowering. I’d stick to using it for this recipe.

  694. lilysue22Sue @ gravatar.com/lilysue22

    Just wondering what size eggs you use? 50g or 60g? Since so many are used the difference will add up and affect the end result so just want to make sure I get it right. cheers

  695. Nancy

    I made this as written using the pan that Elana linked to and was a little disappointed with the height. A friend of mine said she makes the gluten free bread with a 4″x4″ pyrex pan because it gets taller and better for sandwiches, so i tried the Paleo bread again using her idea. It got taller, but the top looks like a volcano erupted. I’m not quite sure how to get a smoother top or what i did wrong for this to happen.

  696. Thank you for so much for experimenting until you developed this delicious recipe! We (me, husband, 12yo daughter, 10yo son) just finished Paleo restart, 30 days. My son has been so desperate to have bread, now he can have nut butter & homemade jelly sandwiches! He’s ecstatic…me too! ???? ???? ???? Thanks for sharing…it’s because of people like you that are making this journey not so overwhelming!

  697. Ferchu

    Hello Elana, thank you for sharing these. I will try them all!!
    I am curious if you have any idea of the calories a slice may have? I am curious to know since I want to cut grains from my diet (I love bread, I am Italian!!)
    Thank you

  698. Jaclyn LoPiccolo

    I added 1 more tablespoon of honey (2 tbsp total), I left out the flaxseed (I didn’t have any) and I used only 1 1/2 cups of coconut flour and added a 1/2 cup of tapioca flour. Great texture! delicious! It reminds me of my mom’s Easter “sweet bread”. Thanks! Jaclyn

  699. Csilla

    I made this recipe for the first time today, and it turned out delicious; tastes a bit like a cake actually!
    I had to modify the recipe a bit; with hashimoto/leaky gut, flax seed is a no-go.
    So I left out the flax meal, added an extra tablespoon of coconut flower, and half a teaspoon extra baking sofa, plus 2-3 tablespoons of almond milk, since the batter looked very dry.
    Oh, and I only used 200 grams of almond flour, since that’s all I had.
    Had to increase baking time with about 15 min, perhaps because of the almond milk, but could also be caused by our crappy oven.
    Long story short; bread came out great! A bit sweet, not too dry, very creamy aftertaste.

  700. Sue Moisan

    Hi, Elana!
    I have made this recipe 3 times. The first 2 times I used a regular loaf pan and the bread turned out awesome! My husband and my family love it! But then I bought the pan you recommended and I experienced the “tunnel effect” where the bread did not cook in the middle. I used the newer version recipe as suggested. What am I doing wrong?

  701. Emily

    I made this tonight and used 1.5 cups almond flour, 1/2 cup tapioca starch, subbed chia meal for flax meal, subbed avocado oil for coconut oil, and added 1.5 T caraway seeds to give it a bit of a “rye bread taste”. We had it with corned beef tonight and it was very good. I did two mini loafs which took the same amount of cooking time. My husband and older son are usually very picky about paleo breads and they both gave it a thumbs up… I think because they both like the taste of caraway. Thanks for the recipe!

  702. Juliette

    Hi, is there any way to make a good gluten free bread without nuts or eggs (my son is allergic to nuts, eggs, dairy and shellfish). We are trying to be Paleo but my son’s allergies make it extra difficult for him.

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