Last Updated on March 31, 2023
If you are on a grain-free diet and looking for an easy recipe for moist grain free bread, you are in for a treat! This bread recipe is suitable for GAPS, SCD, and Paleo diets and is also dairy free. It’s also super easy to make and freezes well.
Grain Free Bread
I hope this picture speaks for itself. It’s grain free BREAD! I SAID… “IT’S GRAIN FREE BREAD!!” (hooray!) Did you even know such a thing existed? I didn’t – until a few months ago. After much trial and error and my little taste testers’ honesty, this is the recipe that passed with flying colors.
This recipe has become a popular GAPS diet bread, but it’s perfect for anyone needing a good grain-free bread recipe.
Baking Grain Free Bread Loves in Batches
The recipe comes together easily and I usually take a day every month-and-a-half or so to make 8 loaves. The recipe doubles easily, so I typically make 4 double batches. Recently I was able to triple the recipe in my Kitchen Aid mixer and even baked three loaves in one oven with the pans evenly spaced.
To freeze, store it as directed below and place bags in freezer. It’s THAT easy!
Paleo Sandwich Bread
When you are on a paleo diet it can be disheartening trying to find a paleo bread recipe that tastes great. Trust me, I have tried many. Gluten-free flours can be tricky, so the first few times I tried coming up with a good recipe, they were more cardboard-like breads than a traditional bread loaf.
I didn’t give up though, and my daughter said it was the best gluten-free bread she has tasted! It has the perfect texture and the best thing about this grain free bread is that it made for a good sandwich.
What Goes in Grain Free Bread?
Some common grain-free bread recipes contain ingredients such as: coconut flour, tapioca flour, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, ground flax meal, flax seeds, cassava flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot flour.
I experimented with my ingredients list using some of these starches and flours, but I just wasn’t getting the results I was looking for. Good things often don’t happen the first time around when it comes to creating paleo recpies for bread.
But I think I scored on this one, I hope you try it and will agree! The ingredients are simple and this is a quick bread you can make in under an hour from start to finish.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
First, this grain free bread recipe is easy to make and doesn’t take a ton of ingredients. The results are a delicious grain free bread that is most, tastes wonderful, and has a touch of sweetness.
This bread recipe has great texture, toasts well, stores well and you can even freeze it.
My grain free bread recipe is free of gluten, grains, dairy, refined sugar, soy, starches, and xanthan gum. There is little prep-time, how awesome is that?
Baking with paleo ingredients is much different than when you use wheat flour. Baking with nut flours and various starches requires different measurements of wet ingredients and dry ingredients. Some flours, like coconut flour is really absorbant, so you often have to mix two paleo flours to achieve the perfect texture.
This recipe only uses one flour (almond flour)!
Be sure to also try my paleo cinnamon bread recipe and my grain-free pumpkin bread.
Grain Free Bread Recipe Ingredients
My easy paelo bread recipe consists of these simple ingredients:
- eggs (both egg whites and egg yolks)
- almond nut butter
- butternut squash
- apple cider vinegar
- raw honey
- olive oil
- finely ground almond meal (almond flour)
- sea salt
- baking soda
It is likely that you have all that on hand already, except perhaps the butternut squash. So, ready to get out your loaf pan and get baking?
How to Make Grain Free Bread
- First you will beat the eggs until frothy in the bowl of an electric mixer using the whisk attachment. (A handheld mixer will also work.)
- Next you will add almond butter, butternut squash, apple cider vinegar, honey and olive oil. Beat well.
- Then, in a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
- Finally, pour batter into your loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Tap pan on counter to burst any bubbles.
- Bake the bread for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
How to Serve & Store
Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around short edges of pan and lift bread out by gripping parchment.
Once loaf has completely cooled, slice and store in the fridge wrapped in a paper towel and placed in a zip-top bag or airtight container.
I like to eat this bread warm with some grass-fed butter and raw honey on it, but it lends itself well as a sandwich bread too. It toasts beautifully in a toaster oven.
It is also great with my herbed goat cheese spread and topped with roast beef.Print
Easy Grain-Free Bread (Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Dairy-free, Refined-sugar Free)
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup cooked butternut squash, pureed
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour (I use Honeyville)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- In the bowl of an electric mixer using the whisk attachment, beat the eggs until frothy. (A handheld mixer will also work.)
- Add almond butter, butternut squash, apple cider vinegar, honey and olive oil. Beat well.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
- Pour batter into loaf pan. Tap pan on counter to burst any bubbles. (Reflection: We all need our bubbles burst sometimes, huh?)
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around short edges of pan and lift bread out by gripping parchment.
- Once loaf has completely cooled, slice and store in the fridge wrapped in a paper towel and placed in a zip-top bag or storage container.
- This toasts up beautifully.
Store-Bought Paleo Breads and Mixes
If you are looking for a grain-free bread that you can buy at the store, you have a few options.
I like to use Base Culture for quick sandwiches. I find it in the freezer section of my local Publix as well as at Whole Foods. The coral-colored package is the one I have tried and stick to.
Yez! Artisan Keto Bread – I haven’t tried this yet, but the ingredients look great: Almond Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Whole Husk Psyllium, Organic Chia Seeds, Yeast, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Organic Stevia Powder, Distilled Water. (Note, that this does have yeast, which can be problmeatic for some).
Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix – Simple Mills is a go-to for me when I am looking for something easy and quick. My favorite way to make this bread mix is to do it as dinner rolls. I have found that they stick to paper liners though, so be sure to just grease your muffin pan instead.
UNBUN Keto Sliced Bread – Un Bun makes bread and buns. I use the bundsmore than the bread though. For packaged bread, I prefer Base Culture.
Frequently Asked Questions about Grain Free Bread
Do you have some questions about grain free bread? Here are some of the most common ones I have heard.
What flours are not grains?
Almond flour, arrowroot, tapioca starch, cassava flour, coconut flour, tigernut flour, green banana flour are grain-free flours.
What is Paleo bread made of?
My paleo bread recipe is made of almond flour and other simple ingredients.
Can you eat bread on a Paleo diet?
The only type of bread that you can eat on a paleo diet is a gluten-free and grain-free bread (like my recipe!).
Why is there apple cider vinegar in your bread recipe?
The apple cider vinegar is used to help the bread rise. It reacts with the baking soda and causes the rising of the loaf. don’t worry – you won’t taste it!
Can I toast this bread?
This bread toasts great.