Gluten Free Paleo Breads

Gluten Free Paleo Breads


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Sugar Free Breads

  1. Gluten free foods are gentle on the digestive tract  
  2. They are low in calories, good to add to any weight loss plan  
  3. They don’t stay “glued” in the digestive system; no bloating
  4. They’re a good substitute food for people with celiac disease

These breads are extremely healthy and also an important item for those on a weight loss diet as an alternative to the usual heavy doughs used in bread making.

Most importantly, the breads are made without sugar and grains so are very gentle on the digestive tract and easy to digest. This makes them especially good for those who have celiac disease, irritable bowel or who are gluten intolerant.

Normal bread is generally made up of flour which has been raised with the help of yeast. The flour is modified and yeast helps the bread to be fluffy and soft. Store bought bread is an example of highly modified and processed food. With time, dieticians have researched and developed healthier bread with the help of substitute items like those found on the paleo diet list.

The paleo diet isn’t designed specifically for those who have an intolerance to gluten, but because it is excluded from the food plan, it is a diet that’s very beneficial for them.

It’s also a diet useful for people who are lactose intolerant. This diet consists mainly of gluten-free, ancient grains, no dairy milk or cheese and includes many natural foods such as nuts, seeds, fruits, lean meats, fish, free range eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables.

However, it is still important even on this plan to eat everything in moderation. Nuts are hard to digest so it’s advisable to limit them; and, too much fruit which is high in fructose will cause weight gain. So for those wanting to shed excessive pounds, it’s important to still keep a watchful eye on what you eat and the portions.

One of the joys of gluten free bread is not only that it’s incredibly delicious, but it’s also low in calories.

Make your own blend of non-gluten flours. There’s usually a good selection to choose from in most health food stores. Make breads using just your blend and adding your binder. You can use the blend and add a little coconut flour; or, make bread using only coconut flour with a mix of seeds, dates and some nuts. Leave out the processed sugars. The creative platform for these wonderful breads is up to your imagination!

Coconut, and its byproducts, as well as coconut water and coconut milk are an important part of the paleo diet.

Coconut flour, is high in protein and fibre, and is a favourite alternative for baking but it must be held together with eggs, a small amount of xanthan gum or other products. As gluten is the usual “glue” which holds together normal bread, without it, there needs to be some kind of binding agent added to the recipe.

Bread made using coconut flour and coconut oil instead of self-rising flour and yeast is healthy and filling. This simple recipe for coconut bread is easy to make and the result is delicious.
Coconut Bread

Preheat the oven to 350F

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-4 chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup raw coconut flour (or 1/2 coconut and 1/2 almond flours)

Method:

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the coconut.
  • Add cardamom and seasalt. Mix in finely chopped dates.
  • Slowly add the coconut flour. Do not over mix.
  • Place the dough in a pan greased with coconut oil.
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until baked in the middle and light brown.
  • Delicious served slightly warm!

Some important points to remember when making bread with coconut flour:

  1. Allow the dough to stand for a few minutes before baking. This helps with raising.
  2. Coconut flour and coconut powder are two different food items and should not be mixed.
  3. Control the amount of coconut flour and nut flours; they are calorie loaded and if you are on a weight loss plan you will want to wisely manage your intake of these flours.

Use your imagination and creativity when making gluten free breads for your family; it’s hard to make a mistake when using coconut and nut flours. You can also add all sorts of healthy seeds, nuts (in moderation) and dried berries to make them interesting.

 

6 Responses to “Gluten Free Paleo Breads”

  1. ray ban brille says:

    Great work. Got lots of ideas for breads… really appreciated! Thanks a lot.

  2. Lukas Andrew says:

    I never thought bread making is so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Becky says:

    Anybody made a coconut bread yet? If yes then please tell me how it turned out. I heard it’s much like regular bread so want to try it myself.

  4. Minhaj Chy says:

    I will make a coconut flour bread today. Hope it will be tasty :p

  5. Simi Agral says:

    Wrote down all the methods. I`ll make my own bread today. :)

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