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February 9, 2012

My Paleo Bread

Ahhhh, finally….. nothing pleases me more than experimenting (and more experimenting) with different versions of a recipe and then finally “cracking it” to get it right. I have done this with several versions of a grain-free bread and below is my PBv.3!

It is a stretch to actually call this a proper bread, but then, I have the same issue with “banana bread”, which really isn’t a bread – it’s a cake!!

It won’t have the chewyness of a gluten rich bread, nor the crust of the same, but it is very nutritious, high in protein and grain-free! And it does toast really well.

Most gluten free breads use alot of eggs. Due to my experimenting, I was running out so I tried using an egg substitute: chia gel. This worked really well. You can use a mix of nuts but I tend to stick with almonds. Hazelnuts & walnuts proved to be too strong a flavour. If you throw some Brazils into the mix you will get a really good dose of selenium.

Make the gel by mixing half a cup of water with 2 tabs of chia seeds and leaving for 20 minutes to swell. The gel can be used to substitute oil or eggs and I will post on this further soon.

Paleo Bread recipe

Mill 50g nuts & 25g linseeds until fine.
Add 80g coconut flour & 40g potato starch, 1 teas bicarb & 1 teas baking powder
Mix for a few seconds.
Add: 4 eggs, 120g oil or butter, 100g water & 1/2 cup chia gel
Blend SP 5, 10 seconds and pour into a greased loaf pan and cook for 40 mins.
To make chia gel:
1/2 cup water + 2 tabs chia seeds. Let sit for 20 mins to absorb.



7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2012 7:18 am

    I’m so confused by paleo atm…what’s considered a grain and what isn’t?!?!! Seems like everyone has a different definition. You’re bread looks soooo good though!

    • February 12, 2012 4:46 pm

      I think that there are soooo many philosophies out there that you have to take everything in and consider self adjudicating. All our bodies are different and respond to different things. I think the main idea about grains being un-paleo is that they convert to glucose when metabolised and therefore bring us back to the sugar issue. Seeds on the other hand, contain lectins which inhibit absorbtion and unless you “deactivate” them, they are not so good for us either!!! I am confused, too, about the quinoa debate, for example.

      I have never been diagnosed with a wheat allergy or intolerance but do know that if I cut it out and then return to it, wheat gives me indigestion. I have not had much rice lately, but am not so much a purist that I would avoid it. Take what you want from what you learn, and above all, enjoy life and listen to your body!

  2. February 9, 2012 8:51 pm

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I love what you do!


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