Coconut Flour Bread

Let’s chat for a hot sec about gluten-free bread. It can be expensive. Like dude how does mixing some “flour” and eggs cost upwards of $20?

If we’re being honest though, I’ve definitely purchased that loaf. Yep, I know. When I first found out that I had an allergy to gluten, the first thing I did was go to gluten-free bread (because being gluten free naturally meant it wasn’t filled with inflammatory ingredients, right? Wrong.).

Looking at the label of a few popular GF brands that were more in my price range, I saw canola oil (canola oil contains Omega-6 fatty acids, which have been known to cause inflammation * http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega6-fatty-acids *), tapioca maltodextrin, dried cane syrup, cultured corn syrup solids, and more.

I’m sorry, what?

It took me a while to realize that those ingredients were no bueno for the body, gut, or mind, but once I did, I decided to do some more digging and found some great breads that had my kinda ingredients. Thennnnn I looked at the price tag and thought, “Seriously for these ingredients?”

Sad face.

BUT then I realized there has to be a way to recreate this at home- I mean it’s so simple! Flour. Eggs. Oil.

After I did some research, I found out that there’s a very popular and pretty standard coconut flour recipe that many gluten-free and paleo bloggers use that had ingredients I actually knew where they were derived from.

So after a bit of altering, I developed my own version of the recipe using only five ingredients. FIVE!

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This paleo bread literally tastes like the real deal slathered in butter (thank you, ghee!). Many recipes called for coconut oil, but I felt that ghee would give it a much richer taste. I also opted out on adding a natural sweetener (many used a few tablespoons of maple syrup or honey) and found that it was perfectly fine without!

Check out the recipe below! This took me under an hour to make, including baking time, and now I have a loaf of bread for the week! (Well, we’ll see if it lasts the week…Jared can’t seem to keep his hands off of it haha!). Enjoy, friends!

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Paleo Coconut Flour Bread

Serves 10-12

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup organic coconut flour
  • ½ cup ghee or coconut oil
  • 6 pasture-raised eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
  2. Mix eggs and ghee/coconut oil in a large mixing bowl until fully combined.
  3. Fold in coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt, stirring until there are no clumps left.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 38-40 min.
  6. Let cool for 20 min.
  7. Enjoy as toast, sandwich bread, croutons, and more!

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