If you’ve ever considered (or tried) the Paleo diet, your first thought was probably, “ugh, another one with no bread?!” We feel you, it’s a tough moment when you hear your beloved carbs must go. ICYMI, the Paleo diet cuts out grains and legumes in favor of a protein- and veggie-rich diet. Sure, Wonder Bread wasn’t part of a caveman’s diet, but that doesn’t mean modern-day humans haven’t found a way around the rules.
It’s not magic—these bread recipes really are Paleo-compliant. They use ingredients like almond flour, tapioca flour, and flaxseeds to make it work. And while it’s probably not great to just swap out your regular bread for one of these if you want to get into the ~true spirit~ of the plan, they’re a great option to have in your back pocket when that toast craving hits hard.
1. Cinnamon Almond Flour Bread
This sweet bread relies on almond flour, coconut flour, eggs, and flaxseeds or chia seeds to come together. It’s a little thicker than a normal slice and definitely works well as a breakfast bread. Top with a fried egg, almond butter, or just a little ghee.
2. Paleo Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is the perfect dinner-table side, whether you dip it in a soup, scoop up some veggie sauce with it, or just nosh on it along with your favorite protein. You could also make it sweet by pouring a touch of honey on top.
3. Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
No, this isn’t a trick…. it really is Paleo! Just make sure you buy Paleo-approved dark chocolate, like Enjoy Life morsels. Pumpkin purée, full-fat coconut milk, and maple syrup make this bread perfectly moist and sweet.
4. Five-Minute Paleo Bread
This gluten-free recipe makes a solid sandwich bread, and as the name suggests, it only requires five minutes of prep time before popping it in the oven. You’ll need almond flour, arrowroot flour, and flax meal, but the other ingredients (like eggs and ACV) are most likely already in your kitchen.
5. Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bread
Another sweet bread—thank you, Paleo gods. It’s got an almond flour base, plus coconut oil and vanilla extract. Blueberries and bananas make this bread taste decadent, especially when you’re living the no-processed-foods life. Think of it as summer in a loaf.
6. Three-Ingredient Paleo Flatbread
You really can make any kind of bread Paleo friendly. This flatbread would be perfect for a dairy-free pizza or scooping on fresh tomatoes bruschetta-style. Best of all, it’s super low-key to make; you just need coconut flour, Paleo baking powder, and egg whites, plus whatever herbs you want to spice it up with (try rosemary or basil for some fresh flavor).
7. Southern-Style Paleo Biscuits
Who would’ve thought biscuits could become part of a Paleo plan? Sure, these won’t taste exactly like Grandma’s home cookin’, but they’re still a solid sub for the classic comfort food. Ghee, almond milk, and egg whites help make ’em fluffy. We recommend eating them with eggs or fresh fruit.
8. Gluten-Free Paleo Tortillas
Oh, how we’ve missed you, tortillas. Bring back the occasional Taco Tuesday with these guys, made from just six ingredients (one of them is water). They take some time to make since the dough has to be refrigerated, but it’s worth the effort for some fresh ’tillas.
9. Paleo Everything Bagels
Is this the best news you’ve heard all day or what?! Paleo everything bagels, you have our heart. And thanks to Trader Joe’s “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning, whipping these up just got even easier. Donut pans work best, but you could also flip over a muffin tin to get the right shape.
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