This Paleo coconut flour bread recipe is good for sandwiches. It looks and tastes so similar to honey whole wheat bread, thanks to the honey and flax meal.
Homemade bread is always one of my favorite smells to come home to. I had a roommate that would always make her own bread instead of buying store-bought bread and it was amazing! We always had fresh-baked bread that semester! Now that I don't eat "normal" bread I have been on a mission to find/create the best recipes for good bread.
I hope that you enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think. The flax meal gives the bread a somewhat chewy texture while the arrowroot starch helps hold it together (which is highly unusual for a Paleo bread to hold together like this).
One of the things I love about bread is how versatile it is. Obviously, you can use it for a sandwich, but there are other good things you can use this for, such as a side dish with your dinner, for stuffing/dressing, as a snack on its own, as toast with almond butter spread on it hot so it half melts, topped with butter or coconut oil and broiled, to make a breakfast egg sandwich, and the list goes on and on.
One of the main criteria of a Paleo diet is that it has to be gluten-free. So to answer the question, Paleo bread is gluten-free but it is also dairy-free and contains no processed sugar. So it may be made with honey or maple syrup instead of sugar.
Sourdough is made with a starter instead of yeast or some other agent to make it rise like soda or baking powder is a cake. It is possible to find a sourdough bread recipe that is Paleo.
They aren't really common and difficult to find a good one. I found one that is a Keto sourdough baguette recipe that you might like. This recipe is also Paleo. The Keto diet is very similar to Paleo but without any sweeteners.
If you want other Paleo sourdough bread recipes just google it and see what you get.
Absolutely not! Any bread made with any wheat flour (such as all-purpose flour, whole wheat, rye, spelt, einkorn, barley or more) are not allowed on the Paleo diet but there are tons of recipes for bread that are Paleo.
They are made with other flours such as almond flour, coconut flour, and cassava flour. There is a relatively new flour called Paleo flour which is a combination of about 3 flours that I think is excellent.
It is made with grain-free flours as I mentioned just above. They are usually made with honey in place of sugar but other than that they are pretty normal. Look at some of the recipes below and you can see exactly what they are made with.
Ezekiel bread is made with sprouted grains. No grains are allowed on the Paleo diet. A person that follows a strict Paleo diet will not eat Ezekiel bread.
However, some people that don't follow a strict Paleo diet may allow Ezekiel bread in their diet on a limited basis.
Paleo coconut flour bread Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 65 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Bread
- Cuisine: Paleo
This looks and tastes so similar to honey wheat bread, thanks to the honey and flax meal. The flax meal gives the bread a somewhat chewy texture while the arrowroot starch helps hold it together.
- ½ Cup Coconut Flour *
- ¾ Cup Arrowroot Starch *
- ½ Cup Flax Meal *
- 1 tsp Paleo Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Real Salt *
- 7 Eggs (whites and yolks separated)
- ½ Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- ½ Cup Coconut Milk *
- 2 Tbl Raw Honey
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (use coconut flour) a standard 9" x 5" loaf pan.
- In a mixing bowl, combine together the coconut flour, arrowroot starch, flax meal, baking powder, and salt.
- In another bowl, mix together the egg yolks, melted coconut oil, coconut milk, and honey.
- In another bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Mix together the dry and wet ingredients(not including the egg whites).
- Add half of the egg whites and stir in to combine.
- Add the remaining egg whites and very gently fold in to the mixture. Mixture will be thick as you first start folding the egg white in, but keep carefully folding and it will become smooth. Take care to not over-mix.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle a little flax meal over the top of the batter and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.
- Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan.
Keywords: Homemade, Healthy, chewy
With the number of eggs in the recipe I'm just wondering if it has an "eggy" taste??
I'm surprised it doesn't really. I think it may be the flax meal in it and the other flours help to balance it out. You can read through the comments and see how others have liked it too.
The bread is light and fluffy as described in the recipe, a nice change from the heavier texture of many breads with coconut flour. The taste is nice. My only concern is that the bread seems greasy. Next time I make it, I will try reducing the amount of oil and see if that works. I also may try a different type of oil than the coconut oil.
I’ve been making paleo breads for over a year and half and this is the best bread recipe yet. The flavor is like a toasted honey wheat, yet very moist. I sure don’t have to keep looking since it can’t get any better than this. Thanks so much for sharing.
Glad to help! Thanks for the great review.
What are the measurements of the loaf pan that you use?
Just a standard 9" x 5" loaf pan.
Hi! It seems great! Iam really gonna do it! The calories are from the whole bread or just a piece of it? Thanks!!!!!
It's for a serving.
I apologize if I missed it in the blog section, but how many servings should we get from this loaf of bread?
It's kind of hard to find, but the servings are in the orange boxes above the recipe. You should get about 10 servings from this recipe.
Thanks for sharing this recipe!! It’s the best
I'm glad you like it! Thanks for commenting and I hope you can find some other good recipes on my blog too.
Due to egg allergies, I'm wondering if I can substitute applesauce for the eggs and still have the bread turn out? Thanks!
I'm not sure. I haven't tried it myself. I did do a bunch of experimenting and got flax eggs to work for these cookies though, so these may interest you - https://www.mynaturalfamily.com/recipes/paleo-recipes/paleo-snickerdoodles-recipe/. As for the bread, you may just have to try it, or you could post in my Paleo recipes Facebook group and see if they could help you - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bestpaleorecipes/
HI! I want to try this. I can't have tapioca or arrowroot so was wondering if you can suggest an alternative?
I don't know of one, but I'll post your comment in case someone else knows of one.
Wow! This bread is amazing!!! Finally truly the best paleo bread I've even made! Thanks so much!!!
Thanks for the nice comment. I'm so glad you like it!
I've tried many bread recipes made with coconut flour. This one is the best!! My family really liked it and that's saying something since they would not even try the other coconut bread recipes I baked! Instead of flaxseed meal I substituted almond flour and it turns out really delicious!
I'm so glad you like it - and thanks for the tip about the almond flour. I'm sure it will help other people.
Best paleo bread I've made in 5 years. Love that it's nut free. I did have to use tapioca, I was out of arrowroot. I've subbed that way many time so in other baked recipes, so I knew it would work. Made French toast, amazing! great recipe thank you!
I'm so glad you like it and it worked out for you. French toast sounds so good and I'm sure other readers will be happy to know that tapioca flour works well too!
I have 1 more question: is the coconut milk full-fat canned coconut milk? Thanks!
Yes. That's the only kind I use.
I'm excited to try this! Can I replace arrowroot starch with cornstarch? That's all I have on hand. If a replacement is possible, would I do the same amount, 3/4 Cup?
First off, cornstarch isn't Paleo, if that's what you're going for. Second, I haven't tried cornstarch myself in this recipe, but it's supposed to be pretty similar, but it's not exactly the same, so it would probably turn out, just maybe not be the same.
This was amazing! We'll probably make it weekly now. Thank you so much!!!
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting.
I just made this and swooned at the first bite. Excellent suggestion to gently fold in the egg whites. Thank you thank you THANK YOU for posting this wonderful paleo bread recipe. Avocado grilled cheese here I come! 🙂
So good to hear! Comments like this make me happy to know that all my hard work is paying off.
I was wondering can you use tapioca starch instead of arrowroot?
I haven't tried it myself but they are quite similar so there's a pretty good chance it will work. Please let me know if you try it so others will know if it works.
I just made it yesterday and used tapioca starch and it turned out great
So good to know!
Do you know if this recipe could be made in a breadmaker?
If so, what modifications would need to be made?
I am not sure. I am sorry.
1 or 2lb loaf tin? 🙂
I would go with 1 pound tin
Not aloud to use flax seeds, is it the same as s flax meal. Part of colon taken out. Caint have any kind of seeds, so I'm leary of the flax meal. Thanks
Yes flax meal is ground up flax seed so you can't do that. I am sorry about that!
I used Quinoa flakes & it turned out pretty good.
Delicious! I added cherries and wish I had added bananas and chocolate too. Is there a reason this wouldn't work?
Not that I know of, give it a try and let me know how it works out!
I just made it and it turned out fabulous. It was delicious and will definitely be my new go to bread. Even my dad liked it and he's very picky with all my "healthy" cooking. Thanks for the recipe!
you are welcome! I am glad it worked for your family so well!
This looks great! I'd love to try it for a friend who has a very restrictive diet, and she can have everything here except the yolks. Is there any way to salvage the recipe using an alternative to the yolks? Applesauce or flaxseed eggs? Thanks!
My personal thoughts are that coconut flour requires a large amount of eggs and so I would be hesitant to substitute them but I would also say it doesn't hurt to try it. I would love to hear about the results if you decide to give it a try! Best of luck!
Hey I was just wondering if I could use normal store bought honey instead of raw honey? Will it turn out the same? It's really hard to get raw honey in my area..
Yes. It will turn out the same and actually, if you cook with raw honey it cooks out the benefits so lately I've started using cheaper honey when I know it will be cooked to save some money.
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This looks amazing! You are so talented.
I have had coconut flour for a while now and made enough recipes with it to know I need some better ones. I'll give yours a try. Thanks!
Hello, I just tried making the bread today, it didn't come out too well. It didn't rise at all just baked when I tired to cut a slice it was soft but didn't fall apart so I know that's a plus. Would you be able to possibly tell me where I might have gone wrong?
If the bread didn’t rise at all, it’s likely that the batter may have been over beaten. The egg whites are what make it rise, so if they weren’t folded in gently enough it can cause the batter to deflate.
I will look at this because I am having real trouble making paleo friendly bread. It all turns out hard as a rock!
Great recipe, but 7 EGGS. You will get high cholesterol in no time. Can you cut back the eggs or substitute with something else. Find 7 eggs in a small loaf of bread, not exactly healthy.
Coconut flour is extremely absorbent so that many eggs are necessary and normal for coconut flour. I'm assuming you haven't researched the Paleo diet or read current research on eggs if you think eggs give you high cholesterol. . .
This is great! It's exactly what I was looking for to replace the regular french bread in my eggnog french toast! Yay! My favorite Christmas recipe is restored!
That looks delicious! I'm wondering though for a friend who is allergic to coconut, what would you suggest to modify this to be safe for her? I am thinking maybe almond flour and almond milk with olive oil?
Thank you! Unfortunately, this recipe is entirely based around using coconut flour, and as paleo breads are quite difficult to figure out, you wouldn’t really be able to just sub different flours as they have very different properties and you would need different ratios of all ingredients. Sorry! I would suggest looking for a paleo bread that specifically uses almond flour.
I'm a diabetic, also a complete novice at baking; is the honey necessary?
You need to have some sort of sweetener or it won't rise properly so you could substitute another sweetener as long as it will rise. For example, I know xylitol says not to use it in baking.
I am diabetic as well, but find that 2 TBS of honey is not an issue. What you want is low carbs instead. If you watch what you add to the bread (i.e., toppings), you should be fine. Doing Paleo has made my A1C drop in half and cholesterol dropped 130 points!! Yah Paleo. The dietitian just could not wrap her head around Paleo and low carbs. Everything she told me to eat was high carb and oh, yes, filled with gluten which I am also unable to eat. I love this site as it helps me stick to my Paleo eating plan.
Yes, I had the same experience with a dietitian. They are totally clueless in Paleo and low carb eating for diabetes. My HA1C came down to 5.9! I haven't been real careful this last 3 months and will see what it is now. But can tell you Paleo is the way to go.
I used low glycemic organic blue agave instead of honey and the bread turned out great. Even though I am not diabetic, I know that this type of agave is okay for diabetics. I have been trying to eat low carb and low sugar for dietary reasons so I usually make the switch to much success. Hope that helps.
I also just want to say thank you to this recipe's creator. This bread is REALLY good and since I've been clean eating and cutting out processed foods I have yet to find a bread recipe that is palatable. But you did it! Thank you so much! I will certainly be recommending this to all my clean eating buddies.
Oh, I'm so glad you like it! Bread is especially hard to do on the Paleo and Clean Eating diet.
I was wondering what the nutritional breakdown is...my husband is diabetic so the calories and carbs
Here's that breakdown for you - http://myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/paleo-coconut-flour-bread-recipe Click on the Nutrition tab.