Paleo Breakfast Bread

In my search for gluten-free recipes, I came across this recipe for Paleo Breakfast Bread.

I had previously not heard of the Paeolithic diet, but since adherents don’t believe in eating grain any Paleo recipe will also be gluten-free. This amazing bread is made of almond butter, eggs, honey, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and a touch of stevia. It ends up having the moist consistency of gingerbread cake. Which makes me thing that with the addition of a few spices maybe it could be gingerbread cake. My husband thought they were brownies, even after he had eaten a couple. Yep, they are that good!

We first made this bread on Monday. I say “we” because Eli and I did it together. He also helped by cutting the bananas for the fruit salad. You should have seen how proud he was of his accomplishment when it came out of the oven and the all three of us sat down together for breakfast! Eli and I will be spending a lot more time together in the kitchen from here on out.

We made it according to the recipe that time, but this morning Eli and I made up a second batch. One of Eli’s speech therapists has also recently gone gluten-free and I thought it would be nice if he could give some of this bread to her tomorrow. She has tree nut allergies though, so the almond butter was replaced by sunflower seed butter. Other than being a bit darker in color it tastes pretty much the same. Maybe if I did a side by side taste test there would be a more noticeable difference, but one would have to refrain from eating ALL of the first batch before making the second. I don’t foresee that happening around here.



  1. May 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I had heard of that diet too from a friend who was trying it out but for fitness purposes. That’s amazing you were able to make that with no flour or grain! It looks like a regular bread piece.

  2. May 31, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I’m totally pinning this, sounds so delish. Anything that seems like a brownie is awesome in my book. 🙂

    • May 31, 2012 at 7:27 am

      I’m torn between experimenting with putting some melted chocolate in it to run a bit further with the brownie idea, and not messing with something that already tastes great and is actually healthy.

  3. faerylandmom said,

    May 31, 2012 at 9:39 am


  4. Chris Major said,

    May 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Definatly going to try this, and also examine whats on the related articles. Bed time now but think I’ll do some baking in the morning 🙂

  5. Misa said,

    May 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Wow,It looks and sounds yammy!! And great job, Eli! I’m glad you can enjoy “cake” 🙂
    I should remember to buy almond butter, almond flour and coconut flour at Trader Joe’s next time we go to the States. We can’t get them here…

    • May 31, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you, Misa! I think you could make almond butter in the magic bullet with just almonds, but I’m not certain you could get it smooth enough for Kevin.

  6. Maysem said,

    June 1, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I don’t think there has been a bread that I haven’t liked… so I would totally be open to giving this a try:) My sister was contemplating on putting her son on a gluten free diet… I’ll have to share this recipe with her. I’m slowly getting convinced of it.. but not very easy for the cake girl;) If you come across a good gluten free cake recipe that you think will win me over, pass it on over!

    • June 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Will do… I haven’t ventured into cake baking territory yet. I actually doubt I’ll find anything gluten-free as good as the real thing, but I haven’t really tried yet. Your comment reminds me that I have to pick up a gluten free cupcake from the bakery today to bring with Eli to the birthday party we are going to tomorrow. Birthday parties are a bummer once you are in gluten-free territory IMHO. I can bring substitutes, but as Eli gets older he will be more and more aware that he isn’t able to participate in what the other kids are receiving and might be left feeling odd. But maybe we will be able to go back to the land of gluten before then. One can hope!

  7. June 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Yum! I’m interested in the Paleo thing, but would have trouble giving up everything you have to give up. Having recipes like this would make it easier…

    • June 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      We are not following a Paleo diet, but since anything grain-free is gluten-free it makes for another category of recipes to explore in our new gluten-free life. This bread sure makes up for some of the feelings of bready-deprivation I’ve been experiencing lately.

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